Split draw again in place for Super Nationals Modified, Stock, Hobby, SportMod heats

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2023) – There aren’t many guarantees in life but there’s a big one waiting for Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers competing at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

A better draw.

The computerized split draw system introduced two years ago will be used for Hobby Stock and SportMod qualifying Monday, Sept. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 5, and for Modified and Stock Car qualifying Wednesday, Sept. 6, Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.

“This system is managed by MyRacePass and has been well received by drivers each of the last two years,” stated IMCA President Brett Root. “Approximately 950 drivers are already pre-registered. They’re coming from a record 29 states and three Canadian provinces and we don’t want any of them to get crappy draws both or all three nights they draw.”

“The split draw system guarantees every driver in those divisions the chance to start in the front half of a heat race,” he added. “It eliminates the very real possibility that they would have to start in the back half both or all three nights of qualifying.”

The initial draw will be from 300 numbers in each division.

Hobby Stock and SportMod drivers who draw numbers 1-150 on Monday and do not qualify for the Saturday, Sept. 9 main event will draw from numbers 151-300 on Tuesday; those who draw 151 or above on Monday will get a number from 1-150 on Tuesday.

Modified and Stock Car drivers will draw numbers from 1-100, 101 to 200 and 201 to 300, with main event non-qualifiers drawing progressively to the next group of numbers.

Drivers missing the first-day draw for their division automatically draw from the next highest number group.

The last-chance qualifying format for both Modifieds and Stock Cars is yet to be determined due to the number of Stock Car entries.

Last-chance features for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods on Wednesday and for Stock Cars on Saturday will start the top 24 non-qualifiers based on points. Last-chance races for the Modifieds on Saturday will also be lined up on the basis of points accumulated during the week.

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