SN Qualifiers
2021 Super Nationals

Ballard, Nelson, Gillmore are Monday Super Nationals qualifying winners

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – The last two drivers to win Hobby Stock championships at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s raced to qualifying feature wins and corresponding front row starts for Saturday’s main event at Boone Speedway. Defending champ Nathan Ballard got the best of Kaden Reynolds in Monday night’s first qualifier, interrupted early on when a power outage left the track in the dark. After an impromptu karaoke session, the lights came back on and Ballard led Reynolds, Mike Smith, Solomon Bennett, 14th starting Malik Sampson, Drew Barglof, James Johnson and Jeremy Purdy to starting spots on the inside row for Saturday’s Big Dance.  Nelson, the 2019 champion and 2020 runner-up, raced from 10th to win the second qualifier. Matt Brown, 14th starting Braden Richards, Luke Ramsey, Josh Sidles, 18th starting Dillon Magnussen, Jacob Floyd and Eric Stanton. They’ll advance in that order to the middle row Saturday night. Sidles and Magnussen are first-time qualifiers, Smith, Purdy, Richards, Ramsey and Floyd are each in the main event for the second time and Reynolds, Bennett, [Read More]

Justin Kay
2021 Super Nationals

Kay captures elusive IMCA Super Nationals crown in fast, furious Late Model main event

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – What had been an elusive championship became a first-time championship Monday night for Justin Kay. Kay led all but two of 50 laps in winning the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Late Model main event at Boone Speedway, battling Cory Dumpert in a race that was as fast and furious from the first five circuits as it was to the last five.  “A Super Nationals championship has eluded me for years. I don’t know for sure how many years we’ve been coming to Boone but I’ve finished second three times,” Kay said. “It’s so nice to finally get it. This is right up there with the national championships and the Deery Series championships. Super Nationals is the one everybody wants to win. It’s awesome to finally get it.”  The checkers were good for $3,000.  Kay drew the pole start, chased Dumpert across the stripe on laps two and three, then moved back in front for good the next time around the track. Ninth starting Richie Gustin took [Read More]

Gary Webb
2021 Super Nationals

50th anniversary season brings Webb to Boone in pursuit of 5th Super Nationals title

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Gary Webb celebrates his 50th anniversary racing Late Models this season.  Monday night, he hopes to celebrate a career fifth IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship at Boone Speedway.  “I won Super Nationals four times, which I’m very proud of, and I’m a three-time Deery Brothers championship, so I’ve raced a good bit with IMCA,” said the 72-year-old Webb, from Blue Grass and a 521-time winner over the past half century. “All four of my Super Nationals wins (1990, 1993, 1994 and 1996) were very memorable.” “Super Nationals is kind of a cross between a carnival and a fair. I really enjoy the Late Models being a one day event as part of the program,” he added. “The four I won were all on Friday night and there were wall to wall people here.”  Webb has qualified for the Big Dance on 13 occasions. Runner-up in 1998 and 1999, he was 10th at Boone last September.  “Winning again would be another dimension. I would enjoy becoming the oldest driver [Read More]

Andrew Fidler
2021 Super Nationals

Super Nationals sell Fidler on IMCA Stock Cars

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – When Andrew Fidler made his first trips to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s to watch and help crew, he knew he’d be back and that he’d be bringing his own race car.  The Elwell, Mich., driver made his sanctioned Stock Car debut at the Saturday Prelude, running second in both his heat and ‘B’ feature with a mid-pack finish in the main event.  “We came to Super Nationals last year and after watching the Stock Cars and seeing what they’re capable of, we decided to do it,” said Fidler, the street stock track champion at Ron Flinn’s Crystal Motor Speedway. “The three and four-wide racing is awesome.” He’s talked to Kyle Brown and Damon Murty about what to expect at Boone – Fidler drives a 2017 Harris and bought a motor from former Super Nationals champion Murty – and is pitted next to buddy and Modified driver Tim DeGroft. “It’s 100 percent awesome here,” he said. “We want to be in the Big Dance on Saturday [Read More]

Thomas Daffern
2021 Super Nationals

Californian Daffern looks to turn Boone luck around at Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Thomas Daffern knows the feeling of running up front at Boone Speedway.  He’s hoping to stay up front in Monday Hobby Stock qualifying at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The Brawley, Calif., driver and Cocopah Speedway regular led the first five laps of his Sunday night Prelude heat race at Boone before his motor let go. He was replacing both the power plant and transmission in the car borrowed from son James, who turns 15 on Tuesday, this morning. “I want to make the show,” stated the first-time Super Nationals competitor. “The car has already proven itself. My driving ability is there. Making the show would make the whole trip worth it.”  Daffern is talking up Cocopah’s 2022 Winter Nationals while he’s in town. Older brother Steven ran a Modified at Super Nationals a decade ago while Thomas made the trip last year to help crew. “I love the environment here,” he said before turning his attention back to that new motor. “And I love how [Read More]