BOONE, Iowa – Proceeds from the auction of champions’ engines added another $20,600 to the Saturday night purse paid at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Stock Car champion Damon Murty’s engine was claimed by the track for $500 and gaveled at $7,300 so each of the other 29 starters in that event get another $234.48 on top of their purse shares. The power plant that put Jeff Aikey in victory lane sold for $5,000. The other 32 starters in that minimum $1,000 to start race get an additional $156.25. Northern SportMod champion Jake McBirnie saw his engine sell for $4,500. Each of the other 29 drivers in that race receive $155.17 shares. And Hobby Stock champion Shannon Anderson’s engine sold for $3,300, meaning the other 29 starters in get an additional $113.79. Aikey, McBirnie and Anderson all received new crate engines from Karl Chevrolet. Murty’s contingency award package included most of the parts needed to build a new engine. The 2018 auction netted exactly $1,500 more than last year’s. All auction [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – A driver who’s made plenty of history at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s made even more Saturday night. Jeff Aikey, a six-time Late Model champion at America’s Racin’ Vacation, started on the pole and led all 40 laps of the Modified main event at Boone Speedway. He’s the fourth driver to win Super Nationals crowns in multiple divisions and just the second to earn Late Model and Modified titles, joining Kevin Pittman in that accomplishment. His total of seven championships is a Super Nationals record. Only two cautions came out over the course of the 40-lapper and Aikey pulled away after restarts on the second and eighth circuits. Ryan Ruter ran second much of the distance before giving way to Cayden Carter with four laps left. Six lapped cars separated Aikey and Carter at the checkers. Ethan Dotson started 13th and completed the top four. “My car was extremely good, probably the best it’s been hooked up all year,” Aikey said. “When I came down here [Read More]
While drivers are living out their dreams on the track at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Veronica Anderson is living out her dream in tech. The 19-year-old daughter of Late Model Director Randy Anderson has worked full-time as part of Executive Director of Competition Dave Brenn’s crew at Boone Speedway this week, doing everything from checking safety gear, carburetors, and ignition boxes to pulling mud plugs. “I’d love to do this every year,” said Anderson, a graduate of the Universal Technical Institute and most recently the Mercedes Benz program in Long Beach, Calif. “It’s fun and I get to learn a lot. It’s one thing to sit in the stands but to get hands-on experience is definitely better.” Anderson learned the tech inspection ropes from her father and more than a few dinnertime conversations have been spent discussing the finer points of the job. She’ll go home on Sunday, get moved to Chicago on Monday and then start a job with Mercedes Benz on Tuesday. Anderson hopes to start her own [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Kyle Strickler and Shawn Wagner were Friday Stock Car qualifying feature winners Friday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Strickler, twice a Super Nationals Modified champion, made his first start in the division in a loaner from Elijah Zevenbergen. Second across the stripe in the opening qualifier, he was moved up to the top spot when Wayne Gifford was disqualified in post-race tech for an engine component infraction. The first driver from North Carolina to make the stock car dance, Strickler was scored ahead of Todd Reitzler, 2003 and 2004 champion Randy Brands, and 2007 champion Kevin Opheim. Wagner led all 25 laps of the second qualifier, outdistancing the 16th starting Huls following a long green flag run. Troy Jerovetz was third and Smith, the 2014 champion and last year’s runner-up, was fourth after Mitch Ross was disqualified for a steering component violation. The top four from each race advance to the outside row of Saturday’s main event grid. Brands will make his career eighth start, [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 – Qualifiers for main events in five of the divisions featured over the course of the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s take home special souvenirs from the 36th annual event. Five1seven Designs gives replica door panels to Modified and Northern SportMod qualifiers while Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact qualifiers all receive replica hoods. Replica door panels measure 10” tall by 23” long while hoods are 12” by 16.” Awards will be made specific to each division and display the Super Nationals logo along with the word Qualifier. They’ll be presented to Sport Compact drivers on Tuesday and to drivers in the other four divisions as they qualify. This is the seventh year Five1seven Designs has given qualifier awards.
BOONE, Iowa – Harris Auto Racing returns as title sponsor for an event that’s become one of the most prestigious for IMCA Modified competitors. For a 12th consecutive season, the Boone, Iowa, chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer provides a portion of the purse to be paid at the Modified Race of Champions, on Sept. 8 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. Qualifying for the 12-car, 12-lap, $1,000 to win race is Friday, Sept. 7 and is open to top drivers in local track standings competing at Super Nationals, former national, regional and Super Nationals champions, and to previous race winners. One hundred and ninety-seven different drivers from 24 states and Canada have qualified for the Modified Race of Champions since 1989. Kyle Strickler of Troutman, N.C., is the defending race winner. Harris is owned by Modified driver Kyle Brown. The company has been an IMCA sponsor for 23 years. Information about Harris chassis, parts and services is available by calling 515 432-6972, on Facebook and at [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – Four hometown heroes will be among the drivers honored on the final day of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Winners of race of champions events take their turn in victory lane on Championship Day Saturday, Sept. 8 at Boone Speedway. Top drivers at local tracks will fill starting fields for the 30th annual Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions, the 18th annual Sunoco Stock Car Race of Champions, and 10th annual Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champions and BSB Manufacturing Northern SportMod Race of Champions. “The original idea behind Super Nationals was giving drivers who competed weekly at IMCA tracks the opportunity to showcase their talents. That’s been the intent as we’ve added race of champions events over the years,” observed IMCA President Brett Root, “and many of the best weekly racers in our history have won these events.” “Look at qualifying heats and you’ll see drivers from coast to coast and border to border,” he added. “Winning a race of champions at Super Nationals is [Read More]