Peyton Taylor
2022 Super Nationals

Taylor doing double duty at 40th IMCA Super Nationals 

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – One colorful entry for the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s is Peyton Taylor. The Batesville, Ark., traveler pilots both an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car with a Stroker Ace theme and a Friesen Performance IMCA Modified. “We’re just excited to have the Slim Chickens Cadillac Chassis here and the Acre Trader Lethal Chassis here too,” commented Taylor. “It’s a lot to do two cars. Not many people do it, but the ones that do know what it takes.” Taylor has made the Modified Big Dance once, finishing 26th in 2018.  “If we could make both shows, that would be such a big win for our program. We’ve had a strong year this season and feel like we are coming in with our guns loaded and ready,” he said. “We’ve spent a couple of weeks prepping for this. Jordan, my wife, his wife, Cody, Lexi, my son, and all the gang back at Andrews Autosport has given us everything we need to come here.”  Taylor [Read More]

Collen Winebarger
2022 Super Nationals

Defending champ joins Superman driver from Oregon as Stock Car qualifying winners

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2022) – The defending champion and the driver of the Superman car led their respective fantastic four’s to the finish line on the first night of qualifying for the record-breaking Stock Car division at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. 2021 king Dallon Murty raced from second place to the lead following a restart 17 laps into the first qualifying feature, then led a field featuring another six former Super Nationals champions to the stripe Wednesday at Boone Speedway. Collen Winebarger adjusted quickly to the Iowa dirt, driving his Superman logo-numbered ride to victory lane in the second qualifier and becoming the first driver from Oregon to make the Stock Car Big Dance.  The top four finishers from each race advance to the inside row of Saturday’s main event.  A Super Nationals record 243 Stock Cars saw action on NAPA Pole Night. That’s 19 more than the division record set in 2021 and a big part of the event record 995 cars that had competed at Boone through [Read More]

Cody Thompson
2022 Super Nationals

Thompson, Thornton top NAPA Pole Night Modified qualifiers at Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2022) – One driver saw a dream come true and another raced his way back to victory lane at Boone Speedway on the first night of Modified qualifying at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Cody Thompson led the last 15 of 25 laps in winning Wednesday’s first qualifier while Dylan Thornton weathered two late restarts in topping the nightcap at Boone Speedway. Top four finishers from both NAPA Pole Night events advance to the inside row of Saturday’s $10,000 to win Championship Night show. Todd Stinehart, Cory Sauerman and Jacob Hobscheidt chased Thompson to the checkers. Ethan Braaksma, Jared Siefert and Brandon Beckendorf ran 2-3-4 behind Thornton.  Two hundred and fifty-two Modifieds were part of the record 995 cars that had competed at the 40th annual Super Nationals through Wednesday and drivers representing 19 states and Saskatchewan advanced to first-night qualifying features for the division.  Runner-up in the Northern SportMod main event at Boone in 2020 and IMCA’s national rookie of the year in 2021, Thompson caught Stinehart for the [Read More]

Brandon Beckendorf
2022 Super Nationals

Beckendorf aims to end decade-long Saturday drought 

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – It’s been a decade since he made the final night of action of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and Brandon Beckendorf is back at Boone Speedway and looking to end that drought. Beckendorf, from Danube, Minn., has made the Big Dance once in his distinguished Friesen Performance Modified career, in 2012 when he finished in fourth place.  “You have to be open-minded for Super Nationals,” said Beckendorf. “Anything can happen. You can be really good or really bad. It’s a luck deal sometimes, and you have to take advantage of the opportunity you are given. And, he adds, “Every day is a new day.” Beckendorf has seven wins on the season for 2022, most notably the Salute to Veterans show at Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway, his career best payday at $3,500, and at North Central Speedway’s Mighty Axe. “It’s been up and down year for us. We seem to run top five at the bigger shows, but we haven’t been running hard [Read More]

Bob Moore
2022 Super Nationals

Moore wants to go dancing at Boone

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – One driver who has visited Boone Speedway many times for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s is Bob Moore. The Sioux City, Iowa, racer has never qualified for a Friesen Performance IMCA Modified dance but started his latest quest with the win in the first of the division’s 30 heat races. “We want to get this first day out of the way and see what we got,” commented Moore beforehand. “We have made at least 15 trips here. We’ve never made the big dance but to win a heat is what we are going to try and do in the feature.” For 2022, Moore picked up four wins on the year, including three at Raceway Park and one at Park Jefferson International Speedway, both located in Jefferson, S.D. “We’ve struggled the last few years but have gotten some good help from Precision Performance. They’ve helped me a lot and got me on the right track the last couple of seasons,” he said. “We [Read More]

Lucas Lamberies
2022 Super Nationals

April winner Lamberies seeks September success at Boone 

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2022) – With a feature win and another top five finish at Iowa’s Action Track already to his credit this season, Lucas Lamberies returns to Boone Speedway looking to build on his previous IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s success. The Clintonville, Wis.-based racer was a weekly winner at Boone early in the season and ran fifth in the Saturday night Wild Rose Casino Prelude.  “We drew pretty good for our qualifying night,” commented Lamberies. “We are just going to have to leave it all on the track. You’ve got to race smart but also drive hard. Everything has got to fall into place. The car’s got to go good and you’ve got to avoid any wrecks.” Lamberies has danced on the final night four times, twice in a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and twice in the Modified. Fourth in 2015 and 29th in 2018 in the SportMod, he moved to the Modified and ran 20th in 2019 and eighth last year. Lamberies has visited victory lane four times [Read More]

Steven Whiteaker
2022 Super Nationals

Whiteaker takes first racin’ vacation to Super Nationals

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2022) – In a banner year for entries in general and from the Lone Star State in particular, Texan Steven Whiteaker is among the now nearly 1,000 drivers competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified racer from Robstown makes his first-ever journey to Boone Speedway and the 40th edition of America’s Racin’ Vacation.  “I have zero expectations going into this week,” Whiteaker said. “We just came to have a good time. We’ve never been here before and we wanted to experience it. Then a couple of months ago, I got a wild hair and decided to pre-register.”  2022 has seen limited action out of Whiteaker but he has nonetheless picked up three wins in his home state, two at I-37 Speedway and another at South Texas Race Ranch.  “We haven’t raced too much this year. We took the first half of the season off and got our new CDR car done,” he explained. “We have run about 10 times around home [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Record-smashing IMCA Super Nationals sees 995 cars at Boone

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2022) – All the numbers have added up to a record number of cars competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The start of qualifying for Modifieds and Stock Cars Wednesday afternoon at Boone Speedway brought the total number of entries at the 40th annual event to 995, smashing the previous mark of 909 set just last year. “From the number of pre-entries to the number of pit stalls reserved, every indication we had was that there would be this kind of car count,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s pretty cool that so many drivers want to come to Boone to be part of the 40th Super Nationals.”  New Super Nationals records were set before the first green flag flew with pre-entries coming from 27 states and from four Canadian provinces.  New records by division since racing started include the 71 STARS Mod Lites that ran Saturday and Sunday, the 91 Sport Compacts on Tuesday and 243 Stock Cars today.  Forty-one Late Models, the most in a decade, [Read More]

Taylor Kuehl
2022 Super Nationals

Kuehl stays cool in front, collects Super Nationals SportMod qualifying checkers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2022) – Taylor Kuehl started the season at Boone Speedway by topping the April Frostbuster special. Now she’ll look to end the year with a much bigger victory. The Arizona native led every lap in winning Tuesday’s first qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at Boone and will start at the front of the middle row in the Saturday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship event.  “I’ve been watching Super National for years. I always hoped to make the show but to start on the front row is a dream come true,” said Kuehl, the first female driver in the division to accomplish the front row feat. “A goal now is a podium finish but I’ve watched a lot of my idols win Super Nationals championships. It would be another dream come true for me to do that on Saturday.” Kuehl drew the pole start and held off familiar foe Jake Sachau, winner of the BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions earlier in the program, following the last two [Read More]

Jake Benischek
2022 Super Nationals

Benischek takes home champion’s trophy after classic IMCA Super Nationals Sport Compact tilt

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2022) – After getting held up most of the race, Jake Benischek held up an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship trophy.  Benischek completed his run to the front on the top side of the Boone Speedway oval, catching Kimberly Abbott with two laps to go to win his first Sport Compact crown and $1,000 Tuesday night.  A record 91 Sport Compacts from 16 states were at Boone for the 40th annual Super Nationals and the division’s 10th appearance as part of America’s Racin’ Vacation will long be remembered as one of its best. “This is something we’ve been chasing for a long time. I feel like we’ve always been pretty fast but this is one tough race to win,” Benischek said, following his career seventh start in the Big Dance. “You’ve got to get lucky and you’ve got to be fast.”  “Some years we were neither and some years we were both, and I guess we ended up here today.”  Abbott’s runner-up finish was the best by a female driver competing [Read More]