Stevie Throop

Stevie is a wonder at East Bay Winter Showdown

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18) – After Thursday and Friday night IMCA STARS Lite feature wins at East Bay Raceway Park, Stevie Throop knew he was fast. After completing his weekend sweep at Tampa Bay with Saturday’s $4,000 Winter Showdown checkers, everybody else knew it, too.  “After the first two nights I knew I would have a good shot in the main,” said Throop, from West Palm Beach. “I was starting from the pole and felt pretty good about it. I knew I just had to get out there and run my race.”  Throop had topped $300 to win and $400 to win features, respectively, from the pole on Thursday and from eighth starting on Friday, then set the stage for Saturday’s main event with the dash victory. “We rolled with the same setup as the Sugar Bowl (the previous weekend) and didn’t change anything on the car after opening night,” said Throop, who led the IMCA STARS Mod Lite 25-lap big show from start to finish after a caution erased Joe Isabell’s pass for the [Read More]

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 15 

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 997; 2. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 989; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., both 983; 5. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 982; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 970; 7. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, and Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., each 968; 10. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 962; 11. Jacob Poel, Nunica, Mich., 961; 12. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 960; 13. Jeff Reay, Portland, Mich., 957; 14. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 955; 15. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 952; 16. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 951; 17. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, and Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., both 950; 19. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, 948; 20. Mitchell Hunt, Lakeview, Mich., 947. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 796; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 774; 3. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 766; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 765; 5. Dalton Simonsen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 741; 6. Chase Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 735; 7. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 729; 8. Chuck [Read More]

Tom Berry
2022 Super Nationals

Berry tops record 40th IMCA Super Nationals with Modified crown

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2022) – Tom Berry Jr.’s run to the Modified championship brought the final checkers down on the record-setting week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, when 1,000 cars brought 1,000 stars to Boone Speedway.  Berry, one of the record 1,000 drivers from 28 states and four Canadian provinces competing at the 40th annual event, caught Kollin Hibdon for the lead just before midway of the 40-lapper, then held off the young speedster from Nevada the rest of the way.  “This is unbelievable,” Berry said before trophy photos were taken in the NAPA Fan Zone. “I’ve been coming to Super Nationals for years and finally did it. To win Super Nationals just topped my season. I can’t believe it.”  The Oregon native had raced in the Pacific Northwest and then out of North Dakota before moving to Iowa. Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winner Cody Thompson was in and out of the top five before ending in third and Canadian Aaron Turnbull was fourth.  Other Saturday champions were Dallon Murty, [Read More]

Damon Murty
2022 Super Nationals

Laps led differ but Murty, Thornton top Friday Stock Car qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – The numbers of laps Damon Murty and Dylan Thornton led differed almost as much as possible but both were winners of Friday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car qualifying features. 2018 Super Nationals champion Murty passed race-long leader Shelby Williams after two late cautions in the first qualifier at Boone Speedway. Thornton, already set to start the Modified main event from the pole, led the distance in the caution-free 25-lap nightcap. Top four finishers in each feature advance to the outside row of the championship show. Murty’s son Dallon, the defending Super Nationals king, and Kaden Reynolds have already locked in front row starts. Williams and Murty ran 1-2 the first 24-1/2 laps with Austin Brauner in third much of that distance. The Platte Center, Neb., pilot exited after bringing out the first of those two late yellows with hard-charging Kelly Shryock moving up and into his spot for the restart. Murty finally saw his opportunity, passing Williams on the backstretch on the final [Read More]

Bricen James
2022 Super Nationals

James, Berry are best in Friday Modified qualifiers at Boone 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – Race fans in the Pacific Northwest celebrated late into the night, after Friday checkers flew for Modified qualifying features at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Oregon driver Bricen James won the first qualifier and Oregon native Tom Berry Jr. paced the nightcap at Boone Speedway, leading the top four finishers in both races to the outside row of the championship event.  James had to work his way up from ninth starting, catching Todd Shute for the lead in a green, white checkered  finish. Berry also had to pass a former Super Nationals champion to get to the front and brought Jeff Aikey along to the checkers. Drew Janssen led the first 11 circuits of the opening qualifier before giving way to Shute. The 2007 Super Nationals champion, still battling front end issues that had forced him off the track early in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational show, somehow kept the handle to lead the next 13 laps before James got by. “I’m excited,” James [Read More]

Cody Thompson
2022 Super Nationals

Everything continues to come together for Cody Thompson.

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – Gifted the pole start when his Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational competition drew every spoon except the one with the one written on it, Thompson led every lap but the first one in winning the special Modified race Friday night during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.  “I couldn’t believe that the one (spoon) was the only one left. That was probably the only way I was going to get it,” said Thompson, never seriously challenged once in front. “The All-Star race is a race that every driver in the division wants to win and it’s a real credit to our team that we were able to do it.” The race ran caution-free all 30 laps and was completed in just over nine minutes. Thompson’s checkers were good for $1,000 plus another $725 in lap money. 2019 race winner Joel Rust was scored first on the opening circuit then ran second the rest of the way. Zane DeVilbiss, Jeff Aikey and Jake McBirnie completed [Read More]

Jerry Flippo
2022 Super Nationals

Flippo continues California success at Boone with win in Harris Auto Racing Modified RoC

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – The recent success enjoyed by California drivers at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s continued Friday night courtesy of Jerry Flippo. His Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions foes at the 40th annual event could find no remedy to catch up with the driver of the VIP Medical Concierge ride, who left the pack behind him following an early restart and then again after back-to-back yellows just before halfway of the 12-lapper.  The first California driver to win the Harris Auto Racing RoC in the event’s long history took home a $1,000 share of the purse and another $1,200 in lap money.  “This is the best we’ve been so far this week,” said Flippo, who’d ended 10th in last year’s event. “We’ve thrown some ideas at this car to see what happened.”  Defending race winner Todd Shute took over second three laps in. Cody Laney, also from California and the defending Super Nationals champion, and rookie Austen Becerra were next while another West Coast runner, Bricen James, [Read More]

Kaden Reynolds
2022 Super Nationals

Reynolds keeps rolling with Sunoco RoC win 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – The question directed to Kaden Reynolds in victory lane, clearly in jest, was whether or not he’d already done enough during this week of the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “Not yet. Not ever,” was the answer he’d already delivered on the track and then repeated in the infield Friday night at Boone Speedway. The first-year Stock Car driver simply drove away from the rest of the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions field, leading start to finish and beating runner-up and 2016 RoC winner Dustin Larson to the checkers by just over four seconds in a caution-free 12-lapper. “What a 180 from the beginning of the week,” said Reynolds, who nearly tripled a guaranteed $500 payday with another $900 earned in lap money. “I  started with a DQ and now we’ve won our last four races.” Heat, B & B All-Star Invitational and  qualifying feature victory preceded his Sunoco ROC win. “It’s been a crazy week,” said Reynolds.  Two-time defending race winner Kelly Shryock [Read More]

Kersey Ferrando
2022 Super Nationals

Oregon’s Kersey Ferrando impresses in Stock Car qualifier 

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Stayton, Ore., racer Kersey Ferrando is looking to put her IMCA Sunoco Stock Car in the Big Dance at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. She had an impressive run on Thursday night in her qualifier, where she finished sixth. “The first day, I struggled really bad,” said the Lady Eagle driver. “The car was super tight and I couldn’t get it to turn at all, so I was pretty upset and defeated.”    “We made a lot of changes and yesterday went a lot better,” she continued. “If it wasn’t for a couple of cautions, we could have made it into the dance last night.” Kersey’s best run of the year was a third-place finish at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Her husband Grey is also competing at Boone this week but in the Modified division. “I haven’t raced that much this year. Our daughter plays a lot of softball, so I’ve only done about 10 races,” she said, “but it’s [Read More]

Pappe Leonard
2022 Super Nationals

Pappie Leonard making first visit to Super Nationals

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – The 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s has featured a new competitor in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified ranks.  Septuagenarian Pappie Leonard, from Ravenden, Ark., is finally visiting this storied event. Leonard served in the Vietnam War with the United States Marine Corps and was the recipient of five purple hearts.  “This is one of the best races that I have ever been involved in,” commented Leonard. “The track and the people here are just fantastic, and the way they manage it is just unreal.  “I rate the Super Nationals as the best race in the United State. There’s nothing I can say bad about it.” Leonard has a pair of top five finishes this season at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway. “I started the year pretty good there at my home track. I was third in points but I destroyed my car the week before I came up for the Salute To Veterans Tour,” he said. “Shaw Race Cars built me this car in [Read More]