BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – A driver with an IMCA Modified resume already filled with big wins raced to his biggest Friday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Hunter Marriott topped the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, leading the last six laps en route to a $1,150 payday. He’d reeled in race-long leader Joel Rust, who saw an otherwise stellar run end with late contact with a lapped car. “We’ve had a lot of big wins but this is the biggest one,” Marriott said from victory lane at Boone Speedway. “It was a slick track and that fits my driving style.” Richie Gustin, Kelly Shryock, Ethan Dotson and Chris Abelson completed the top five. Cayden Carter started last in the field of 30 and finished seventh. Rust set a blazing pace from the onset, leading Dotson by half a straightaway before the first caution of the contest came out on the seventh of 30 laps. Marriott moved into second on the ensuing restart and the front pair pulled away from the [Read More]
You’ll be seeing a lot of Chaz Baca this weekend at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The IMCA Modified driver from Mesa, Ariz., made the trip to Boone Speedway knowing he’d start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. On Thursday, he qualified for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions, then made the starting grid for Saturday’s main event by running fourth in his qualifying feature. “I never doubted something like this could happen. I just didn’t think it would happen our first time here,” said Baca, 21. “There was probably a little bit of luck involved but everything worked out for us.” After running second to Scott Hogan in the RoC heat, Baca mixed it up with 29 other heavy hitters in Thursday’s second qualifier. He chased Clint Luellen most of the way before finishing fourth behind Luellen, Cayden Carter and 2010 champion Jimmy Gustin. “We’re going to go out there, race the best we can and see what we can get (in these three races),” he said. “It’s going to [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – Drivers, crew members and race fans attending Super Nationals are reminded that ATVs and 4-wheelers are not allowed on public streets in Boone. While they can be used to get from point A to point B on the Boone Speedway grounds, driving them elsewhere in tow can and most likely will result in a citation and fine.
BOONE, Iowa – Brandon Beckendorf and Cory Sample will complete the starting field for the Sept. 7 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Beckendorf and Sample are the top two drivers in both national points and in 40-point feature wins among All-Star drivers not elected in either of two rounds of voting who will compete at the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Beckendorf, from Danube, Minn., is a first-time All-Star. Sample is from Winnemucca, Nev., and will make his career fifth All-Star start. Scott Hogan has been added in place of Ricky Thornton Jr., who will be unable to attend Super Nationals. Hogan, from Vinton, had the next highest vote total for drivers representing the North Central Region and will make his fourth All-Star start. He was runner-up in the 2005 race.
BOONE, Iowa – Dates have been announced for two voting sessions to elect 28 of the 30 starters in the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Three drivers from each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds will be elected in polling conducted between July 23 and 26; another 13 advance from an at-large pool of the next 25 top vote recipients between July 30 and Aug. 2. All voting will be conducted through the IMCA Facebook page. One hundred and nineteen drivers (listed on page 10 of this month’s newsletter) are already vote eligible for the 15th annual Invitational, to be held Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. The final qualifying event will be the July 19 Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights show at Knoxville Raceway. “We will notify All-Star drivers the day after each round of voting is completed and confirm they are attending Super Nationals,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Four-day voting periods are planned again this year because of the time needed to [Read More]