Late exit doesn’t deter Nelson

Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson is back at Boone Speedway chasing a career fourth start in the Modified Big Dance at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Tom Macht,

By Ben Deatherage

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Wednesday’s first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature  for Modifieds was a heartbreaker for Jordy Nelson.

The Marysville, Kan., veteran led the first 10 laps, then finished 24th after running in a transfer spot until late in the race. 

He would try again on Thursday in the hope of making the Championship Night dance.

Still, “It’s been a fun week so far,” said Nelson. “We haven’t drawn very good all week. Last night we were in a spot to get into the show but we had the left rear tire go down with seven to go.”

He’s a three-time qualifier at Boone Speedway, with a career best finish of 18th in 2004.

“We’ve been pretty quick all this year,” he said. “We had some DNFs that didn’t help us in points. We have picked up some two wins at Beatrice, which has been good.”