Logan Anderson
2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

Sachau still fast in a SportMod, Anderson repeats at Prelude

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3, 2023) – Jake Sachau proved he still knew how to wheel a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod. Logan Anderson had to give a 10 to his win in the division, too, in Sunday’s Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude at Boone Speedway. Sachau became the ninth different winner in nine Northern SportMod events in Prelude history before Anderson became the first repeat winner in the nightcap. Both checkers were good for $750. After the STARS Mod Lite championship event, $400 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winners were Blake Luinenburg and James Johnson. Pole starter Sachau, currently 12th in national IMCA Sunoco Stock Car standings and challenging for rookie of the year honors in The Class Too Tough To Tame, just edged leader Arie  Schouten to the line following the first of three restarts midway through the first SportMod feature. The 2022 BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions winner outran Schouten the rest of the 25-lapper, with Colby Fett, Matthew Looft and 19th starting Kaylin Lopez completing the top five. “We’ve been in a Stock Car most of [Read More]

Ronnie Choate
2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

An IMCA Super Nationals first for Tennessee as Choate claims STARS Mod Lite crown

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3, 2023) – Ronnie Choate returned to Boone Speedway and the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s to run with the best. On Sunday night, he proved he was the best. Choate, from Cookeville, became the first driver from Tennessee to win a Super Nationals championship in any division, driving past Jon Padilla on the final circuit for the history-making STARS Mod Lite Big Dance victory. “This means a lot to us. There have been several big races we have won and this is one of the biggest,” said Choate, again sharing much of the credit with brother-in-law, crew chief and Precision Bulldog Chassis partner Logan Rittenberry. “There had been times when we weren’t very good and thought about quitting, but I didn’t give up, he didn’t give up, and here we are.” “We’re basically a two-man crew. I couldn’t do this without him.” Choate had started fifth and ran somewhere in the top five all 30 laps. R.J. Gonzales, winner of the final qualifying feature held earlier Sunday, battled [Read More]

Jeromy Wilson
2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

Wilson shines in IMCA STARS Mod Lite Race of Champions

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3, 2023) – The caution Jeromy Wilson didn’t want to see came out with four laps left in Sunday’s STARS Mod Lite Race of Champions. “I was a sitting duck,” the Mabelvale, Ark., driver said from victory lane at Boone Speedway, after holding off Jon Padilla to win the first RoC of the 41st annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “But I knew there were good, clean racers behind me.” Wilson led the distance from the pole. Padilla made his way from eighth starting to finish just 12 hundreth’s of a second off the pace and two-time defending race winner Dillon Raffurty was third. 2023 track, series and state champions or point leaders, and former Super Nationals champions and race of champions winners – Raffurty, in both the last two cases – were eligible to qualify for the 12-lap race. Ronnie Choate and Bryce Vowan completed the top five. Eight states were represented in the 12-car field. “This is huge,” Wilson said following his win, in the third appearance by [Read More]

Rowdy VanGenderen
2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

IMCA Double Down Prelude checkers are first for Van Genderen

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2023) – Checkered flag runs by a driver who has been in victory lane at Boone Speedway before and a first-time winner bookended opening night of the Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude. A record 402 cars saw action during the Saturday show, which saw former race winner and defending IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champ Jake Benischek top the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature and Rowdee Van Genderen win for the first time in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car in the nightcap. In between, Tim Ward and Jimmy Gustin both won Friesen Performance IMCA Modified features and $1,500, and Tyler Wilson won $1,000 and a Stock Car feature of his own. The 16-year-old Van Genderen, in a borrowed ride and in just his second full season in The Class Too Tough To Tame, led the last 27 of 30 laps and was never challenged by a stout field following a restart at midway. “I don’t know what to say. It’s my first win,” admitted Van Genderen, a sure [Read More]

Jon Padilla
2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

Padilla, Raffurty star in IMCA Super Nationals Mod Lite qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2023) – The drivers who finished 2-1 last year at Boone Speedway will line up 1-2 in this year’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s STARS Mod Lite championship event. 2022 runner-up Jon Padilla led start to finish in winning Saturday’s first 25-lap qualifying feature, earning the pole start in Sunday’s Big Dance. Two-time defending champion Dillon Raffurty was just as impressive in the second qualifier, outrunning Ronnie Choate following a late restart in his own flag-to-flag run. He’ll start from the front of the middle row in the main event. “It felt great,” Padilla said from victory lane, admitting he “didn’t know if anyone was keeping up” with him. Joel Huggins did his best, chasing the Silvis, Ill., speedster around the track the last 24 circuits. Following the front pair across the stripe and into the inside row in the main event were 14th starting Brandon Freeburg, Josh May, Justin Kinderknecht, Jeromy Wilson, Garrett Stonum, Tanner Gannon, Blake Wilson and Michael Raffurty. Dillon Raffurty paused to remember his late [Read More]

2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

NAPA Racing Fan Zone hosts busy slate off-track Super Nationals activities

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 1, 2023) – The NAPA Racing Fan Zone will be the hub of off-track activities throughout the week of the 41stannual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Nu­merous events will be held at the Fan Zone, located south of the main grandstand at Boone Speedway, beginning during the Sunday, Sept. 3 Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude and each day of Super Nationals Sept. 4-9. “The NAPA Racing Fan Zone will be the place to be to get close-up looks, an autograph or maybe even a selfie with your favorite driver,” said IMCA Marketing Integration and Sponsorship Director Carson Becker-Gramm. “We’ll have cars on display, interviews with race winners and some other fun stuff throughout the week,” he added, noting the fan-favorite cornhole redraws for Saturday night Modified and Stock Car main events. “Something else we’ll do different is recognize come of the drivers receiving contingency awards at the Fan Zone.”  Victory lane and top four podium pictures for all divisions, and the Saturday night champions’ group photo will be [Read More]

2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

IMCA Super Nationals entries at record 1,022

BOONE, Iowa  (Aug. 30, 2023) – Chandler Fullenkamp and Chuck Ledbetter have assured themselves places in event history nearly a week before the start of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Fullenkamp, a Sport Compact driver from West Point, Iowa, became the 1,000th driver to pre-register for the 41st annual Super Nationals, slated Sept. 4-9 at Boone Speedway. Minutes later Tuesday afternoon, Hobby Stock driver Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis, Neb., became the record-breaking 1,005th to do so. A record 1,000 drivers competed at Super Nationals in 2022; 1,004, another all-time Super Nationals best, had pre-entered. Thirty states, another record, and three Canadian provinces are represented by Boone Bound drivers and pre-entries had reached 1,022 as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. “Super Nationals continues to be a snapshot of our weekly racing program and reflects the strength of these weekly divisions across the country,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We are working very hard to host the best possible event for IMCA drivers,” he continued. “A lot of different things over the course of the season lead up [Read More]

2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

Cornhole tournament champions crowned the Sunday before IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2023) – The first champions will be crowned off the track, rather than on it at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The popular cornhole tournament returns to Boone Speedway and America’s Racin’ Vacation on Sunday, Sept. 3 with a maximum of 32 two-person teams competing in a double elimination format. The tournament will be held at the NAPA Fan Zone south of the main grandstand and teams are encouraged to furnish their own bags. Entry fee is $80 and you may register at https://www.imca.com/supernationals/bags-tourney/ Teams are required to pre-register and pre-pay and must do so online through IMCA or Super Nationals websites. There will be a 100 percent payback of the $2,560 in entry fees to the top four teams. No refunds will be paid to teams that register but don’t show up. Scorezit, a division of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, returns as title sponsor of the fifth annual Super Nationals tournaments and awards Scorezit scorekeepers to championship team members. Official tournament manager will be Brett Greer. “I highly [Read More]

2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

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

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2023) – Champions, hard chargers and heat race winners at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors fueled by Casey’s will be making room in their wallets for some $13,000 worth of gift cards. NAPA gives $500 gift cards to champions crowned in the STARS Mod Lites on Sept. 3, the Late Models Sept. 4, Sport Compacts Sept. 5 and Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks on Sept. 9. The Official Parts Supplier of IMCA and Super Nationals, NAPA also gives $250 gift cards to the hard charger in each of those races, adding more than $5,000 to the main event proceeds. Event title sponsor Speedway Motors gives gift cards good for $10 off purchases of $100 or more and presentation sponsor Casey’s gives $20 gift cards to each heat winner. Nearly $8,000 in gift cards will be presented to those drivers after infield tech at Boone Speedway. “The gift card program rewards so many different drivers at Super Nationals. Every win at the biggest dirt race in the world deserves recognition and [Read More]

2023 Prelude to the Super Nationals

30 vendors on Manufacturers’ Row at Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 28, 2023) – Whether you’re looking for parts or maybe hoping to sneak a peek at what will make you faster next season, Manufacturers’ Row will be the place to be during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Thirty vendors have confirmed plans to be on Manufacturers’ Row throughout the week Sept. 4-9 at Boone Speedway. They’ll have a variety of high performance products for sale, and display some of the new products for use in IMCA competition in 2024. Sponsors on Manufacturers’ Row will include: Aero Race Wheels, AFCO, AllStar Performance, B & B Racing Chassis, Bassett, Bob Harris Enterprises, BSB Manufacturing, Dynamic Drivelines, Fast Shafts and Finishline Racing Products. GRT Race Cars, Integra, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Karl Kustoms, Kevko, Landrum Springs, PEM, Penske Shocks, Performance Bodies and Razor Chassis.  And Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Stealth Racing, Sybesma Graphics, Swift Springs, Tire Demon, Union Pacific, Velocita, VIP Medical, Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, and Zamp Racing. Manufacturers’ Row will be located in the northeast corner of the Boone Speedway grounds [Read More]