Jordy Nelson
2022 Super Nationals

Late exit doesn’t deter Nelson

By Ben Deatherage BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2022) – Wednesday’s first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature  for Modifieds was a heartbreaker for Jordy Nelson. The Marysville, Kan., veteran led the first 10 laps, then finished 24th after running in a transfer spot until late in the race.  He would try again on Thursday in the hope of making the Championship Night dance. Still, “It’s been a fun week so far,” said Nelson. “We haven’t drawn very good all week. Last night we were in a spot to get into the show but we had the left rear tire go down with seven to go.” He’s a three-time qualifier at Boone Speedway, with a career best finish of 18th in 2004. “We’ve been pretty quick all this year,” he said. “We had some DNFs that didn’t help us in points. We have picked up some two wins at Beatrice, which has been good.”

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]

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

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]