2023 Super Nationals

Tire Demon auction and matching funds go to research, cure of rare genetic disorder DLG4

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 21, 2023) – Money raised in the auction before the auction on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s goes to a cause close to the heart of Modified champion Tim Ward. The Tire Demon variable speed tire machine he received as part of the champion’s awards sold for $2,800 in bidding that preceded the traditional Super Nationals-ending engine auction. Tire Demon owner Tim Love matched that amount and Ward chose to donate the total of $5,600 raised to the Hope For Harvey Foundation, to help fund research toward a cure for DLG4, a rare genetic disorder that impairs development in some 60 known case in the United States. One of those 60 is the namesake of the foundation and three-year-old cousin of Ward’s girlfriend Kenze Smith. “DLG4 is the specific gene that impacts how his body produces a protein and effects his body and development skills,” she explains. “Funds raised in the auction at Super Nationals go toward research to improve quality of life.” “Tire [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

$34,000 from engine auction added to purse shares at IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (September 20, 2023) – The auction champions’ engines added another $34,000 to the Saturday night purse paid at the 41st annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Engines that powered championship-winning rides of Dylan Thornton in the Stock Cars and Mike Smith both gaveled at $10,000, adding $344.83 to the take home pay for the main event qualifiers in both divisions. Jake Sachau’s Northern SportMod title-winning engine saw a $7,100 top bid, adding $244.83 to purse shares for the other drivers in that event. And the engine that Tim Ward won both the Double Down Prelude and the Modified main event sold for $6,900, generating another $215.63 for each of his Saturday night competitors. With start money added, that means the other 32 drivers taking the green flag in the Saturday night Modified main event earned a minimum of $1,215.63; 29 Stock Car drivers a minimum of $844.83; 29 Hobby Stock drivers a minimum of $644.83 and 29 Northern SportMod drivers each at least $544.83. “Champions receive the lion’s share of the [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

Munoz takes care of business, races into Super Nationals Stock Car Dance

LAMAR, Colo. – After he rolled under the radar into Boone Speedway, Angel Munoz raced his way into Saturday’s Big Dance. From Lamar, Munoz was runner-up in the first qualifying feature on Wednesday night, becoming the first driver from Colorado to earn a starting spot in the Stock Car main event since the division was added to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program in 1988. “It’s hard to explain how special this is. We only see this atmosphere once a year. Being a one-car operation, it’s awesome to know we can be competitive,” said Munoz. “We didn’t let the fact that there were 259 other Stock Cars here distract us. It’s an honor to be one of the top 30 guys on the stage.” Munoz is going on 11 years in The Class Too Tough To Tame and had 22 starts this season before running fifth in the Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude that led up to Super Nationals. “I’ve been kind of a one-man band this year,” said Munoz, who began [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

Hard working Ward rewarded with IMCA Super Nationals Modified championship

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2023) – Tim Ward’s run to the Modified championship at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s was even more spectacular than the fireworks displays that preceded and followed it. The Arizona native and Iowa transplant led the last half of Saturday’s 40-lap finale at Boone Speedway, ultimately outdistancing 2021 champion Cody Laney to earn his first title and $10,000. The 41st annual Super Nationals brought a record 1,017 cars to Boone, 17 more than the previous mark set just last September. “You have to work so hard to make the show, let alone win the thing,” said Ward, who’d begun his week at Iowa’s Action Track with the checkers in the Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude. “Two years ago I ran second to Cody and I was probably the grumpiest guy in the pits. I felt like I made a couple mistakes that night and I knew what it was like to get close to winning Super Nationals.” He chased Laney again on Saturday, finally pulling alongside on lap 19 [Read More]

Kelly Shryock
2023 Super Nationals

Shryock, Thornton star in Stock Car qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Two-division stars Kelly Shryock and Dylan Thornton led parades to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event with Stock Car qualifying feature wins Friday at Boone Speedway. Shryock led the last nine circuits of the first 25-lapper, finishing at the front of a top four that ultimately included Troy Burkhart, Cole Czarneski and Derrik Agee. Thornton drove from 17th, took the lead on the very last lap and led Travis Barker, Jake McBirnie and Jeff Ware across the stripe and onto the outside row for Saturday’s big show. “This is the closest I’ve ever started toward the front,” said Shryock, his eye on Saturday. “I’ve won a lot of big races and any time I can pull onto this stage it means a lot to me.” DQ’d from apparent top four finishes were Dustin Larson and Cody Center. McBirnie took the lead following a lap two restart and lost it after a caution with three to go in the finale. “I’m glad we got it done. [Read More]

Zack VanderBeek
2023 Super Nationals

Victory for VanderBeek, Ward wins Modified qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2023) – One driver raced his way into the Big Dance for the first time while another will make his career fifth run at an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified championship following Friday qualifying at Boone Speedway. Zack VanderBeek started on the pole and led the distance of a fast-paced 25-lapper than ended green, white, checkered. Jacob Hobscheidt, 22nd starting Riley Simmons and Dan Menk rounded out the top five. And Tim Ward, who has won just about everything except the Lottery this season, motored from fifth starting to the checkers in the nightcap. That win came ahead of Shane DeMey, Dan Roedl and 2007 champ Todd Shute. Top four finishers from each feature advance to Saturday’s main event. Hobscheidt was quickly up to second in the first feature and was scored in that position every circuit. Simmons snuck into third and Menk held off Paul Stone for the final transfer after the late restart. “The car felt good. Hopefully we have a shot tomorrow,” said VanderBeek. “We [Read More]

Joel Rust
2023 Super Nationals

Rust is fastest in IMCA Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8, 2023) – Every win at Boone Speedway is a good one to get, and Joel Rust got another one Friday night. Rust raced to a bookend trophy during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Iowa’s Action Track, catching Jeremy Mills just after halfway and running way out front in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Chaz Baca made his way to second from 14th starting in the field of 32 of the fastest Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Boone, but there was no denying Rust the $1,000 winner’s share of the purse and another $350 in lap money. “My All-Star win (in 2019) is special because it was the first one,” said Rust, also runner-up in last year’s race. “What makes this one special is that there were so many good cars here tonight and I had to work my way from eighth to get to the front.” Mills, the first to congratulate Rust post-race, Mitchell Hunt and Chris Morris ran 3-4-5 in the 30-lapper. Mills had led much [Read More]

Grey Ferrando
2023 Super Nationals

Good, better nights for Ferrando, Murty in IMCA Modified qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – Grey Ferrando had a pretty good night. Dallon Murty’s was even better. Ferrando made the trip to Oregon for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and won Thursday’s first Modified qualifying feature. Murty, from much closer Chelsea and winner of the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational earlier in the evening, prevailed in a nightcap that saw its share of excitement and more in the final laps. Ryan McDaniel, Lucas Lamberies and Jordan Grabouski finished behind Ferrando, Tripp Gaylord, Jerry Flippo and Chris Abelson behind Murty. All advance to the middle row of Saturday’s Big Dance at Boone Speedway. The pole starter, Ferrando led all 25 laps, holding on to the front spot despite four restarts over the last half of the race. McDaniel and Lamberies swapped second seven times before the Californian settled in for good with six to go and Grabouski had just enough oomph left to outrun Chaz Baca for the final transfer. “I was just trying to be smooth and hit [Read More]

Curt Lund
2023 Super Nationals

DeVilbiss, Lund celebrate Thursday Stock Car qualifying wins

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – A night after coming oh-so-close, Zane DeVilbiss got on the roof of his race car and celebrated his qualifying feature win at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. And 30 years after winning his first Super Nationals championship, Curt Lund celebrated a qualifying feature win of his own, only a little more quietly than the driver known as Zippy D had done minutes before. All this after another Stock Car entry joined in Thursday at Boone Speedway, nudging the division total to a record 258 and the new Super Nationals mark to 1,014. DeVilbiss had watched Cody Laney steal the lead away late and finished second in his Modified qualifier on Wednesday. An odd twist of fate saw the New Mexico pilot drive by Troy Burkhart with six laps to go for the Thursday checkers. “He was in the same situation I was in last night. The front isn’t always where you want to be and I had the bird’s eye view,” reasoned DeVilbiss. “We got [Read More]

Dallon Murty
2023 Super Nationals

Dallon Murty dominates in B & B All-Star Invitational at Boone

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2023) – Check another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car accomplishment off Dallon Murty’s to-do list. Murty led all 30 laps of the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational during Thursday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. The convincing win was good for $1,000, another $750 in lap money and a new chassis courtesy of race title sponsor B & B. “Luckily, I could see the jumbotron,” said Murty, who glanced up at the big screen in the center of the infield to see Kelly Shryock on the move. “You know him, he’s one of the best to roll the tires.” “That was probably the longest race. I hate rolling the tires like that, but I figured I had to get down there.” Shryock, winner of the inaugural invitational in 2021, repeated as runner-up. Jeff Ware, Nick Roberts and Jeffrey Abbey completed the top five. Hard charger Jake McBirnie started 26th and finished eighth. Abbey ran second up to the only caution of the race on lap [Read More]