Boone Frostbuster wins to Ward, Kuehl, Murty, Smith

Tim Ward found new success at Boone Speedway Saturday night, winning the IMCA Modified Frostbuster feature and $1,000. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

BOONE, Iowa (April 9, 2022) – Four drivers wrote their names into the history books with IMCA Frostbuster wins Saturday at Boone Speedway.

One hundred and ninety cars took to Iowa’s Action Track and checkers flew for Tim Ward in the IMCA Modifieds, Taylor Kuehl in the IMCA Northern SportMods and a couple 2021 Super Nationals champions, Dallon Murty in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Mike Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Forty-three ground-pounding Modifieds were on hand and it was defending IMCA national champion Jeff Larson leading the opening laps. By lap 11, however, Ward had grabbed the top spot.  

Ward, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, never relinquished his lead as he motored home to the win. Jeremy Mills had to be content with second. Third went to Larson, Devin Fouquette was fourth and Johnathon Logue, in his Modified debut, rounded out the top five.

Kuehl, another Arizona native, had just returned to Iowa three days prior to the Frostbuster kickoff and would lead all 25 laps on her way to a popular victory.  

She fended off several challenges by Tim Warner but Kuehl kept her cool and took the checkers.  Werner had to settle for the runner-up spot. Dylan VanWyk was the hard charger, coming from 21st starting to take third place. Kenny Wyman was fourth and 18th starting Dusty Masolini was fifth. 

Fifty-six Northern SportMods contended.

There were 48 Stock Cars on hand. Todd Reitzler led the first 10 laps but then had some heavy hitters challenging. 

A slight miscue by the leader allowed Troy Jerovetz to slip by and into the lead, and Dallon Murty, and dad Damon Murty followed suit as Reitzler dropped to fourth. 

The final laps saw a shootout between son and father as the Murtys led the troops.  Dallon Murty would triumph on this night, with dad Damon taking second place. Third went to Jerovetz, Reitzler was fourth and David Smith completed the top five.

Forty-three Hobby Stocks were in action and Mike Smith was dominant in taking the victory, leading all but the opening laps.  Solomon Bennett chased Smith for much of the race, to score the runner-up position. Curt Reed took third, fourth went to Eric Stanton and Nathan Ballard was fifth.

The regular season opener at Boone Speedway is Saturday, April 16. Pits open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

IMCA STARS Mod Lites will be on the program along with the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks.