Mike Smith
2022 Super Nationals

Anderson, Smith score Sunday IMCA Prelude wins

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4, 2022) – Logan Anderson and Mike Smith will bring momentum to Boone Speedway when qualifying starts for their respective divisions on Labor Day at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Both won Sunday night Prelude features in impressive fashion. Anderson pocketed $750 after topping a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main that ran 25 laps caution-free while defending Super Nationals champion Smith’s flag-to-flag run to the $400 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers was slowed by a single yellow. “That was fun … I was happy to see the white flag for sure,” Anderson said, following a Northern SportMod  that needed just seven minutes and 47 seconds to complete. “It gets our momentum going. Hopefully we can get a good draw and get in the show tomorrow.”  Robbie Thome challenged Anderson and was scored just ahead on a single late-race circuit before ending in second. Cam Reimers and Brayton Carter completed the top four. Smith led Tyson Overton to the lap 10 caution in the Hobby Stock show. Eric Stanton [Read More]

Dillon Raffurty
2022 Super Nationals

Raffurty is Sunday star at Boone with repeats in ROC, IMCA Mod Lite championship event

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4, 2022) – Dillon Raffurty had to know his biggest fan had the best seat in the house to watch Sunday’s STARS Mod Lite championship event at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Having already repeated as winner of the race of champions earlier in the afternoon at Boone Speedway, the Kansas City, Mo., star made it back-to-back Super Nationals titles after running second much of the 30-lapper behind Brandon Freeburg. The two raced hard with light contact in turn three, Freeburg caught an infield tire and Raffurty somehow avoided becoming part of a calamity at the front of the fast-moving field. He’d hold on after a lap 26 restart, then led Jon Padilla, Austin Gray and Zack Forster the last four times around the oval. “This was really huge,” said Raffurty, $2,000 checkers in hand.  “I lost my dad (and fellow Mod Lite driver David) in January due to COVID,” he continued. “Our goal had been to repeat everything we did last year. We won the race [Read More]

Ricky Alvarado
2022 Super Nationals

Alvarado looks to punch ticket for IMCA Super Nationals Championship Night 

By Ben Deatherage  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4, 2022) – Among the many drivers returning to Boone Speedway for the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s is Friesen Performance IMCA Modified pilot Ricky Alvarado, who makes the trek from Delta, Colo.  Alvarado is hoping to punch his ticket for Championship Night on Saturday. He ran on opening night of the the Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone and finished 11th. “We struggled with the car at the Prelude but we found a bit of a problem with the pull bar,” said Alvarado. “That made us feel a bit better that it happened then rather than during a qualifying feature.”  Alvarado has raced his way into two Big Dances at Boone, exiting early in the 2012 show and then finishing ninth in 2017. He also has five Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational appearances and a Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions start to his Super Nationals credit.  Despite running a limited schedule this season, he has captured two wins. Those came at Sweetwater Speedway in [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Tim Ward looks to better 2021 IMCA Super Nationals success

By Ben Deatherage  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3, 2022) – Last September, Tim Ward captured the checkered in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event in the Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone Speedway. The Chandler, Ariz., transplant now racing out of Harcourt, Iowa, backed up the Prelude run with a runner-up finish in the Big Dance on the final evening of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.    “Last year, winning the Prelude gave us a ton of confidence and momentum going into the Super Nationals,” commented Ward. “We had a good car, so it helped us a lot.” Ward has made the Big Dance four times since 2016 and has finished in the top 10 twice.  In addition to getting second last year, he was 10th in 2016.  Both those years he also won a qualifying main event.  Ward has had a lot of success at Boone Speedway over the years.  He has won three weekly main events this season, on April 9, May 14 and most recently on Aug. 13. [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

$41,000+ in IMCA.TV bonuses added for 40th annual IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 30, 2022) – Saturday night champions crowned at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will go home with even bigger paychecks courtesy of IMCA.TV.  On the heels of a $15,550 boost last September, the official broadcast partner of IMCA and Super Nationals adds another $25,500 to bonuses paid to Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers at the upcoming Super Nationals Sept. 5-10 at Boone Speedway. The Modified champion will earn $10,000, with $7,500 paid to win the Stock Car main, $5,000 to win the Northern SportMod main and $3,000 to win the Hobby Stock main. Correspondingly, purse shares will be increased throughout each championship night starting field. Second through fourth place pay in each division for example will be $7,000, $3,500 and $2,000 for the Modifieds; $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the Stock Cars; $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000 for the Northern SportMods; and $2,000, $1,000 and $500 for the Hobby Stocks.  “Divisions with multiple days of qualifying see the lion’s share of increases this year [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Cash bonuses, lap money at Super Nationals nears $8K 

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 26, 2022) – The generosity of event sponsors and local businesses means drivers will take home nearly $8,000 in cash bonuses and lap money from the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Yoshimura bonuses of $250, $150 and $100 go to the top three finishing drivers in the STARS Mod Lite main event. Quick Performance gives $100 bonuses to the winners of three qualifying features for Hobby Stocks, three qualifying features for Northern SportMods and six Stock Car qualifying features. Final qualifiers for Stock Car and Hobby Stock mains receive $100 from Methanol Moonshine. VIP Medical Concierge and Dr. Robert Baker give $100 cash bonuses to each of the six drivers winning Modified qualifying features while the final qualifiers for both Modified and Northern SportMod main events receive $250 in cash from Saint’s Avenue Café. Big Daddy Race Cars pays $50 to the leader each time around the track in the Sept. 6 Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champions.  Elmquist Towing antes up $25 to the leader of each [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Sept. 3-4 Prelude sets stage for 40th IMCA Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 25, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions will get some important racing laps in, while drivers in a sixth will crown a champion during the eighth annual Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $250 to win on Saturday while Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods run for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win on Sunday.  Modified and Stock Car winners become eligible for their respective All-Star Invitationals later in the week. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be awarded both nights; drivers must be pre-registered for Super Nationals to compete in the Prelude.  Super Nationals qualifying for the STARS Mod Lites starts on Saturday. Sunday’s program includes last-chance races, the race of champions and the $2,000 to win championship event. Pit gates at Boone open at noon and the [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

IMCA.TV broadcasts Prelude, 40th annual Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 25, 2022) – Viewers from across the nation and around the globe will again be able to watch the biggest and best dirt track racing event of the season from the comfort of their own living room or race shop.  IMCA.TV broadcasts both the Sept. 3-4 Wild Rose Casino Prelude and the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 5-10 from Boone Speedway.  Along with lap-by-lap coverage of both events, the IMCA.TV broadcast will include exclusive driver interviews and additional drone footage. New this year will be a daily pre-race show broadcast live on Facebook from the NAPA Fan Zone. “As this event has gotten bigger and better, so has the IMCA.TV broadcast,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Watching the Prelude and Super Nationals on IMCA.TV is the next best thing to being at Boone Speedway.” Package cost for all eight nights of the Prelude and Super Nationals is $154.99, a $100 savings from nightly charges over the week and which includes 30-day replay access. The two-night Prelude package, [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Super Nationals champions each earn $500 from NAPA, Speedway Motors, Casey’s give heat winner gift cards

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 23, 2022) – Champions crowned at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s each earn another $500 courtesy of NAPA.  The new Official Parts Supplier of IMCA and Super Nationals, NAPA gives $500 gift cards to main event champions crowned in the STARS Mod Lites on Sept. 4, the Late Models Sept. 5, Sport Compacts Sept. 6 and Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks on Sept. 10. NAPA also gives $200 gift cards to the highest finishing first-time qualifier in each of those races, adding a total of $4,900 to the main event proceeds. “NAPA is really making a splash this season, from becoming sponsor of the Fan Zone at Super Nationals to these new awards for champions and first-time qualifiers,” notes Carson Becker-Gramm, marketing integration and sponsorship director for IMCA. “A Super Nationals championship is the most prestigious in IMCA and this year they’re going to be worth even more.”  The NAPA awards are complemented by gift card awards to be given by event title sponsor Speedway Motors [Read More]