BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – The goal Ethan Dotson set when he started coming to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s was achieved Saturday night. Dotson led all 40 laps of the Modified main event at Boone Speedway, outrunning 2016 champion Ricky Thornton Jr. of Adel, Cody Laney of Torrance, Calif., and defending champion Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls in the race to what proved to be $5,800 checkers. From Bakersfield and the first Californian to win a Super Nationals crown in any division, Dotson weathered five cautions before midway, then a stoppage on the 22nd of 40 laps when intermittent rain brought about a quick track prep session. Thornton, looking for his second championship of the week after winning Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model main event, challenged but never made his bid for the lead stick. “We’ve been coming to Super Nationals for about six years now,” said Dotson, fourth in main events for the Northern SportMods in 2014 and for the Modifieds last year. “The first time we wanted [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – A regular visitor to America’s Racin’ Vacation and a candidate who helped make the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s a truly international event were Stock Car qualifying feature winners Friday night. David Smith of Lake City led all but the first two laps in topping the first qualifier at Boone Speedway while Estevan’s Austin Daae became just the second Canadian driver to make the Stock Car main event by winning the nightcap at Boone Speedway. Top four finishers from both races move on to the Saturday Big Dance. Smith passed eventual runner-up David Brandies of Wilton for the point on lap three. The only caution of the contest came with six to go and the top four running order of Smith, Brandies, Kyle Falck of Decorah and Brian Blessington of Breda remained unchanged to the checkers. 2001 king Blessington was one of five former Super Nationals champions in Friday’s first qualifier. Smith joins brothers Devin and Donavon on the main event grid. Daae made his trip to the front [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Start time for Championship Saturday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s has been moved up an hour. Today’s first green flag flies at 2 p.m. at Boone Speedway. No change has been made in the Sept. 7 race day schedule. Event officials noted the potential for impending weather in moving the program up for the final day of the 37th annual Super Nationals.
BOONE, Iowa – Great dirt track drivers will take home shares of a great purse at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super National fueled by Casey’s. Nearly $300,000 will be paid out to competitors at the upcoming Super Nationals, scheduled Sept. 2-7 at Boone Speedway. Another $60,000 in contingencies will be awarded to Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact drivers. “So many elements have gone into making and maintaining Super Nationals as the premier event for weekly IMCA racers,” observed IMCA President Brett Root. “Our goal has always been to keep entry fee and admission costs at reasonable levels while continuing to provide the best possible purse structure that attracts and benefits the weekly IMCA racer the most. The Weekly Racing bonus accomplishes just that. We welcome all racers to attend but our bonus is geared toward IMCA’s most loyal racers.” “Over the years,” he continued, “we have been able to accomplish that because of the great contingency award support given by IMCA sponsors.” The Saturday, Sept. 7 Modified [Read More]
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Winning 10 or more heat races will pay off for one IMCA driver again this season, courtesy of Stephenville Starter. The Texas manufacturer and 11-year sponsor awards a starter to one randomly selected driver who meets that heat race win requirement and submits a photo of their car displaying use of two Dirt Defender mud covers. Those photos should be mailed or emailed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office. Stephenville Starter also returns as title sponsor and provides a portion of the point fund for the Hobby Stock Race of Champions, to be held Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod race of champions winners at Super Nationals all receive starters. Information about Stephenville Starter-made products is available by calling 254 965-7890. “It takes a special program to achieve a decade of sponsorship. Stephenville Starter celebrated that milestone last season and shows no signs of slowing down,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They’ve become [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – A chassis builder synonymous with IMCA and the Modified division continues title sponsorship support for one of the most popular and prestigious events at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Harris Auto Racing provides a portion of the purse to be paid out in the Modified Race of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway. The Boone manufacturer and high performance parts retailer has been sponsor of the event for 13 years and an IMCA sponsor for 24 years. Qualifying for the 12-car, 12-lap, $1,000 to win race is Thursday, Sept. 5 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. Two hundred and four different drivers from 24 states and Canada have qualified for the Modified Race of Champions since 1989. Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D., is the defending race winner. Harris is owned by IMCA Modified and Stock Car driver Kyle Brown. “With Harris Auto Racing being known [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – Every driver in the four race of champions events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on Saturday, Sept. 7 is a champion before they even take the green flag. The 31st annual Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions features a dozen drivers battling for $1,000 to win while the 18th annual Sunoco Face Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars pays $500 to win. The 11th annual Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for Hobby Stocks and BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods both pay $300 to win. Hobby Stock and SportMod RoC qualifying will be Tuesday, Sept. 3. Modified and Stock Car RoC qualifying is Thursday, Sept. 5. Drivers eligible to qualify for their respective events include former national and Super Nationals champions and race of champions winners, 2019 track champions/point leader or the second-place driver if the leader is not in attendance. Also eligible to qualify are former Modified (from 1993), Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions. One hundred dollars will be paid to the [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – It’s been one of the biggest Modified races on the IMCA schedule for more than three decades. And Jason Wolla will return to Boone Speedway in September, looking to defend his Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions title on the biggest stage in all of dirt track racing. The 31st annual Harris Race of Champions matches 12 of IMCA’s best Modified drivers in a 12-lap contest on Saturday, Sept. 7, the final day of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Wolla became the 22nd different driver, and the first from North Dakota, to win the Harris RoC. He appreciates the achievement every bit as much today as he did while standing trophy in hand on the infield stage last September. “Any time you go to Boone and compete with that level of racers, it’s a big deal. “I enjoyed the race and hopefully we can repeat,” said IMCA’s 2017 national champion. “It means a lot to have this win on your resume.” Two hundred and five drivers, from 23 states and [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – Golfers of all abilities will drive, chip and putt for a good cause at the 30th annual Duffers National Tournament. Tee times are 8:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 for the four-person best shot tournament, to be held at the Cedar Pointe Golf Course. Each team is required to have at least one IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s participant. Cost is $40 per person, which includes nine holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch, and entries will be taken right up until tee time. The winning foursome earns $200 with $100 paid to the second place team. Remaining proceeds go to Shop With A Cop, which sees youngsters accompanied local law enforcement officers to pick out Christmas presents at Wal-Mart. Entry forms for the 2019 tourney are available in the Super Nationals section at www.imca.com or available by calling tournament director Rich Lange at 515 432-1679. John Watson, Mike Bennett, Ben Baldwin and Solomon Bennett made bank with a tourney-best score of 30 last year.
BOONE, Iowa – IMCA drivers and fans are asked to Nominate A Warrior as an honorary starter for each of the three last-chance Modified features on Saturday, Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Current or former service members are eligible and letters or emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country. Nominations should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or firstname.lastname@example.org. “We enjoy this opportunity to honor those who have or are currently serving our country in the armed forces,” Yoder said. “Super Nationals is our biggest event and it is a privilege for us to recognize them on championship day at Boone Speedway.” All three honorary starters will be recognized that afternoon when officials from Casey’s General Store and IMCA present a check to Hope For The Warriors.