BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 25, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions will get some important racing laps in, while drivers in a sixth will crown a champion during the eighth annual Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4.
Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $250 to win on Saturday while Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods run for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win on Sunday.
Modified and Stock Car winners become eligible for their respective All-Star Invitationals later in the week. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be awarded both nights; drivers must be pre-registered for Super Nationals to compete in the Prelude.
Super Nationals qualifying for the STARS Mod Lites starts on Saturday. Sunday’s program includes last-chance races, the race of champions and the $2,000 to win championship event.
Pit gates at Boone open at noon and the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 4 p.m.
Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-17.
IMCA.TV broadcasts both days of the Prelude as well as the entire week of the Sept. 5-10 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
“As its name implies, the Prelude sets the stage for Super Nationals and drivers will be able to get some very important laps in at Boone before they begin qualifying later in the week,” commented IMCA President Brett Root. “Car-count wise, it’s also one of the biggest events of the season and increases in the purse reflect that fact.”
More than 570 cars were on the track over the course of the 2021 Prelude. One change made this year saw Sport Compacts moved to opening night, to shorten the Sunday program and give Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers more time to prepare for Super Nationals qualifying on Monday.
Drivers in all divisions competing at Super Nationals will be allowed to hot lap both nights of the Prelude.