Kelly Shryock
2023 Super Nationals

Shryock, Thornton star in Stock Car qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Two-division stars Kelly Shryock and Dylan Thornton led parades to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event with Stock Car qualifying feature wins Friday at Boone Speedway. Shryock led the last nine circuits of the first 25-lapper, finishing at the front of a top four that ultimately included Troy Burkhart, Cole Czarneski and Derrik Agee. Thornton drove from 17th, took the lead on the very last lap and led Travis Barker, Jake McBirnie and Jeff Ware across the stripe and onto the outside row for Saturday’s big show. “This is the closest I’ve ever started toward the front,” said Shryock, his eye on Saturday. “I’ve won a lot of big races and any time I can pull onto this stage it means a lot to me.” DQ’d from apparent top four finishes were Dustin Larson and Cody Center. McBirnie took the lead following a lap two restart and lost it after a caution with three to go in the finale. “I’m glad we got it done. [Read More]

Zack VanderBeek
2023 Super Nationals

Victory for VanderBeek, Ward wins Modified qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2023) – One driver raced his way into the Big Dance for the first time while another will make his career fifth run at an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified championship following Friday qualifying at Boone Speedway. Zack VanderBeek started on the pole and led the distance of a fast-paced 25-lapper than ended green, white, checkered. Jacob Hobscheidt, 22nd starting Riley Simmons and Dan Menk rounded out the top five. And Tim Ward, who has won just about everything except the Lottery this season, motored from fifth starting to the checkers in the nightcap. That win came ahead of Shane DeMey, Dan Roedl and 2007 champ Todd Shute. Top four finishers from each feature advance to Saturday’s main event. Hobscheidt was quickly up to second in the first feature and was scored in that position every circuit. Simmons snuck into third and Menk held off Paul Stone for the final transfer after the late restart. “The car felt good. Hopefully we have a shot tomorrow,” said VanderBeek. “We [Read More]

Joel Rust
2023 Super Nationals

Rust is fastest in IMCA Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2023) – Every win at Boone Speedway is a good one to get, and Joel Rust got another one Friday night. Rust raced to a bookend trophy during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Iowa’s Action Track, catching Jeremy Mills just after halfway and running way out front in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Chaz Baca made his way to second from 14th starting in the field of 32 of the fastest Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Boone, but there was no denying Rust the $1,000 winner’s share of the purse and another $350 in lap money. “My All-Star win (in 2019) is special because it was the first one,” said Rust, also runner-up in last year’s race. “What makes this one special is that there were so many good cars here tonight and I had to work my way from eighth to get to the front.” Mills, the first to congratulate Rust post-race, Mitchell Hunt and Chris Morris ran 3-4-5 in the 30-lapper. Mills had led much [Read More]

Grey Ferrando
2023 Super Nationals

Good, better nights for Ferrando, Murty in IMCA Modified qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – Grey Ferrando had a pretty good night. Dallon Murty’s was even better. Ferrando made the trip to Oregon for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and won Thursday’s first Modified qualifying feature. Murty, from much closer Chelsea and winner of the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational earlier in the evening, prevailed in a nightcap that saw its share of excitement and more in the final laps. Ryan McDaniel, Lucas Lamberies and Jordan Grabouski finished behind Ferrando, Tripp Gaylord, Jerry Flippo and Chris Abelson behind Murty. All advance to the middle row of Saturday’s Big Dance at Boone Speedway. The pole starter, Ferrando led all 25 laps, holding on to the front spot despite four restarts over the last half of the race. McDaniel and Lamberies swapped second seven times before the Californian settled in for good with six to go and Grabouski had just enough oomph left to outrun Chaz Baca for the final transfer. “I was just trying to be smooth and hit [Read More]

Curt Lund
2023 Super Nationals

DeVilbiss, Lund celebrate Thursday Stock Car qualifying wins

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – A night after coming oh-so-close, Zane DeVilbiss got on the roof of his race car and celebrated his qualifying feature win at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. And 30 years after winning his first Super Nationals championship, Curt Lund celebrated a qualifying feature win of his own, only a little more quietly than the driver known as Zippy D had done minutes before. All this after another Stock Car entry joined in Thursday at Boone Speedway, nudging the division total to a record 258 and the new Super Nationals mark to 1,014. DeVilbiss had watched Cody Laney steal the lead away late and finished second in his Modified qualifier on Wednesday. An odd twist of fate saw the New Mexico pilot drive by Troy Burkhart with six laps to go for the Thursday checkers. “He was in the same situation I was in last night. The front isn’t always where you want to be and I had the bird’s eye view,” reasoned DeVilbiss. “We got [Read More]

Dallon Murty
2023 Super Nationals

Dallon Murty dominates in B & B All-Star Invitational at Boone

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – Check another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car accomplishment off Dallon Murty’s to-do list. Murty led all 30 laps of the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational during Thursday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. The convincing win was good for $1,000, another $750 in lap money and a new chassis courtesy of race title sponsor B & B. “Luckily, I could see the jumbotron,” said Murty, who glanced up at the big screen in the center of the infield to see Kelly Shryock on the move. “You know him, he’s one of the best to roll the tires.” “That was probably the longest race. I hate rolling the tires like that, but I figured I had to get down there.” Shryock, winner of the inaugural invitational in 2021, repeated as runner-up. Jeff Ware, Nick Roberts and Jeffrey Abbey completed the top five. Hard charger Jake McBirnie started 26th and finished eighth. Abbey ran second up to the only caution of the race on lap [Read More]

Damon Murty
2023 Super Nationals

257 Stock Cars set Super Nationals record as Damon Murty and Larson top qualifying features

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2023) – A driver’s who’s been there and done that will try to do it again Saturday night, while another driver who’s been there and come close will try to win his first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship. Damon Murty, who counts the 2018 championship among 18 career appearances in the main event, and Jeffrey Larson, who fourth in the 2015 Big Dance, won qualifying features Wednesday night at Boone Speedway. A record 257 Stock Cars are included in another record total, the 1,013 cars that have seen Super Nationals action this week at Iowa’s Action Track. Murty led a parade of hard chargers to the front of the first qualifier, winning from 18th. Mike Albertsen, Matt Looft and Jesse Sobbing had jockeyed over first before 14th starting Angel Munoz motored by Sobbing after the first of four restarts after halfway. Murty lived up to his Chelsea Charger nickname with three to go, charging past Berry and then Munoz for the lead and the win. Munoz, the 21st starting Berry [Read More]

Cody Laney
2023 Super Nationals

Super Nationals dreams closer to reality for Thornton, Laney

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2023) – A couple drivers with California connections saw their IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s dreamin’ become closer to reality. Dylan Thornton, late of Orcutt, and Cody Laney of Torrance both won features as Modified qualifying began Wednesday night. One of the two will sit on the pole for the start of Saturday’s Big Dance at Boone Speedway Thornton, the 2022 pole starter, won the first qualifier ahead of Austin Kuehl, 2011 and 2017 champion Richie Gustin, and Ricky Alvarado while Laney, the 2021 Super Nationals champ, took the checkers ahead of last year’s runner-up Kollin Hibdon, Zane DeVilbiss and  2010 champ Jimmy Gustin. All eight advance to the inside row of the main event starting grid. Two hundred and twenty-eight Modifieds vied Wednesday, helping bring the total car count for the 41st annual Super Nationals to a record 1,013. Thornton chased leader Kuehl up to the back of the field by the 13th of 25 laps and emerged with the front spot the next time around. A frenetic pace that [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

Hubbell, Reimers top Wednesday’s last-chance features

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2023) – Cody Hubbell and Cam Reimers both led from the first lap to the last lap in winning their respective IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s last-chance qualifiers Wednesday at Boone Speedway. Hubbell won the Hobby Stock 25-lapper ahead of Andrew Burk, Tanner Jones, 19th starting Luke Bedford, defending champion Zach Olmstead and Brandon Bombardo. Olmstead had started 24th; Bombardo had been scored seventh and was promoted up to the final qualifying spot by the post-race disqualification of Jason Kohl. Reimers prevailed in another 25-lapper as the Northern SportMods ended their last-chance race with 16 fast green flag circuits. Following him across the stripe and into the back two rows of Saturday’s main event field were Logan Anderson, Taylor Kuehl, Cory Pestotnik, Mitchell Morris and defending champion Matt Looft. IMCA.TV broadcasts the entire week of the 41st annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Hobby Stock last-chance feature results – 1. Cody Hubbell, Rolfe; 2. Andrew Burk, Milan, Ill.; 3. Tanner Jones, Boone; 4. Luke Ramsey, Bedford; 5. Zach [Read More]

Tristan Grape
2023 Super Nationals

Smith, Grape top Tuesday Super Nationals Hobby Stock qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Mike Smith will make his bid for a second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship from the front of the middle row in Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event. Tristan Grape, meanwhile, begins his run for a first title from the front of the outside row. Both won qualifying features Tuesday evening at Boone Speedway, 2021 champ Smith after starting 25th and Grape after leading the last 23 times around the track and dodging a lapped car in the late going. While Cody Williams led the way in the first qualifier, Smith made the top side work to perfection after his deep in the field start, getting all the way to third by lap 15 and taking over up front following a lap 16 restart. Two more yellows slowed the finish of the 25-lapper but Smith led Williams and Matt McDonald across the stripe in a green, white, checkered finish. Calvin Dhondt, Jeff Fink, Malik Sampson, Jimmy Doescher and Tom Killen Jr. rounded out the qualifying top eight. [Read More]