Engine auction adds $21,000 to Super Nationals main event purse

Ring man Greg Jensen signals to a bidder during the engine auction in the NAPA Fan Zone that followed Saturday night main events at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2022) – The gavel came down four times as the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Saturday night program concluded with the auction of champions’ engines.

Stock Car champion Dallon Murty’s engine sold for $7,250, so each of the other 29 starters in that event got another $250 in addition to their posted purse shares.

The engine of Northern SportMod champion Matt Looft hammered at $5,500. The other 29 drivers in that event get another $189.66.

Modified champion Tom Berry Jr.’s engine sold for $5,200 so the other 32 starts in that race each get $162.50.

And Zach Olmstead’s Super Nationals winning engine sold for $3,000. The other 29 qualifiers for the Hobby Stock feature get another $103.45.

Berry, Looft and Olmstead each received new crate engines from the Karl Companies.

Murty received an engine built by Midstate Machine. IMCA and event sponsors, among them Speedway Motors, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, EQ Cylinder Heads, Kevko, Manley and Motorville Parts Supply, also helped furnished parts for that power plant. 

All auction proceeds have been mailed from the IMCA home office.