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]

Kaden Reynolds
2022 Super Nationals

Reynolds, Zevenbergen score Stock Car qualifying wins 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Kaden Reynolds put himself in position to win his first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship. Then Elijah Zevenbergen put himself in position to win his second.  The rookie Reynolds took the momentum from winning the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational back on the Boone Speedway oval Thursday night, winning the first Stock Car qualifying feature of the evening in front of Devin Smith, Casey Woken and David Smith.  Zevenbergen hauled the mail from fourth, catching Tanner Pettitt for the point on lap eight. Following two late cautions the 2016 Super Nationals champ collected the checkers ahead of Derrick Agee, Trent Murphy and Tobie Talk. The top four finishers from each feature advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event; 234 record-setting Stock Cars ran in heat races Thursday. Curt Lund drew the pole start and paced the first 13 laps of the first qualifier. Reynolds had raced his way to third by lap nine and to second on lap 12, then passed [Read More]

Kollin Hibdon
2022 Super Nationals

Different routes, same winning results for Hibdon, Gustin 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Kollin Hibdon and Jimmy Gustin took different routes to the same 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s location Thursday night at Boone Speedway. Hibdon took the lead on the second lap and pulled away following each restart in winning the evening’s first Modified qualifying feature. 2010 champion Gustin followed Hibdon to victory lane but had to hold off Canadian ace Aaron Turnbull over the final 11 highly contested laps of the second qualifier to get there.  Top four finishers from each race advance to the middle row of the Saturday night main event. Zane DeVilbiss, the 22nd starting Kelly Shryock and 13th starting Justin O’Brien finished behind Hibdon; Aaron Johnson and Ashton Wilkey ran 3-4 in the nightcap.  Young Nevada hotshoe Hibdon drove by Tim Czarneski following an early restart and raced into lapped traffic with DeVilbiss behind at midway.  Shryock settled into third on lap 19. The last caution came with two laps left and the white flag was in the air when O’Brien took over the [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

IMCA.TV interview ends with Super Nationals proposal 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – No matter how he finishes on the track, Ryan McDaniel will be the biggest winner at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The long-time Friesen Performance Modified driver from Olivehurst, Calif., popped the question to girlfriend Kara Webb Thursday in the NAPA Fan Zone, not far from where they met at Boone Speedway eight years ago. Kara said yes, much to the delight of the world-wide audience watching on IMCA.TV.  “That took the cake,” said McDaniel, who had bought Kara’s ring in June and had it hidden away in a suitcase hoping she wouldn’t find it before they arrived in Boone. “We qualified for the All-Star race and then this, which definitely makes it my best Super Nationals.”  “We’ve made some memories.”  McDaniel attended his first Super Nationals in 1999 and has been back in Boone in September every year but two since. Kara is from Denison and was a Super Nationals regular as well, coming as a spectator for America’s Racin’ Vacation. Friends at first. [Read More]

100th Driver
2022 Super Nationals

Dedrick brings IMCA hometown connection to Boone as 1,000th competitor at 40th annual Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2022) – A driver from the town where the first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s was held will become the 1,000th driver to compete at the record smashing 40th annual event this afternoon at Boone Speedway. Jerry Dedrick of Vinton signed in at the registration tent at 10:40 a.m. Friday, then drew 259 for his upcoming Modified heat.  “I had pre-registered and took the week off from work,” explained Dedrick, also in the middle of moving. “Then I wasn’t able to get here as early because of that as I wanted to, but I told myself I was coming no matter what.”  A three-time qualifier for the Super Nationals Late Model main event, Dedrick hasn’t had the same luck in a Modified but has always enjoyed his trips to Boone as a driver or race fan. He was surprised when informed by IMCA Director of Points and Membership Virginia Lindsey of his new place in the shared history of IMCA and Super Nationals.  “The racing part of today is going [Read More]