Tristan Grape
2023 Super Nationals

Smith, Grape top Tuesday Super Nationals Hobby Stock qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Mike Smith will make his bid for a second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship from the front of the middle row in Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event. Tristan Grape, meanwhile, begins his run for a first title from the front of the outside row. Both won qualifying features Tuesday evening at Boone Speedway, 2021 champ Smith after starting 25th and Grape after leading the last 23 times around the track and dodging a lapped car in the late going. While Cody Williams led the way in the first qualifier, Smith made the top side work to perfection after his deep in the field start, getting all the way to third by lap 15 and taking over up front following a lap 16 restart. Two more yellows slowed the finish of the 25-lapper but Smith led Williams and Matt McDonald across the stripe in a green, white, checkered finish. Calvin Dhondt, Jeff Fink, Malik Sampson, Jimmy Doescher and Tom Killen Jr. rounded out the qualifying top eight. [Read More]

Alec Fett
2023 Super Nationals

IMCA Super Nationals dream coming true for front row starter Fett

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Alec Fett has raced his way into the Big Dance every IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s since 2018. This Saturday, he’ll start the Northern SportMod main event at Boone Speedway from the front of the outside row. The Burt speedster was the third and final leader in his Tuesday qualifying feature, working his way up from 13th starting and passing Josh Barnhart for the front spot with five circuits left in a 25-lapper. “I never thought I’d start on the front row. It’s a dream come true,” Fett said from victory lane. “I’ve made the dance the last six years now and never thought I’d start on the front row.” A Super Nationals career-best fourth in 2021, he was eighth last year. Kyle Olson completed his charge from 17th starting to catch Barnhart coming to the checkers for second. Scored fourth through eighth and also advancing to Saturday’s outside row were Cory Kemkes, Danny Concelman, Ryan Moser, Dylan VanWyk and Kaden Besaw. Last-chance qualifying Wednesday sends the final [Read More]

Zach Olmstead
2023 Super Nationals

Stephenville Starter RoC win is record third straight for Olmstead

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Admittedly, Zach Olmstead’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock is not going to win any beauty contests. But it’s fast, and that ol’ ride took the Overton, Neb., driver to Stephenville Starter Race of Champions victory lane for the record third straight time during the Tuesday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s show at Boone Speedway. “You make yours shiny. I’ll make mine fast,” Olmsted said, after pocketing $300 for the win along with another $150 in lap money. Andrew Burk had drawn the pole start for the 12-car, 12-lap race and ran ahead of Jeff Fink while Olmstead slowly worked his way up from fifth. That slowly became quickly as Olmstead, the defending Super Nationals champion, was up to second when lap nine was scored and then rocketed to the front the next time around. “You’ve got to have a lot of luck when you come here,” said Olmstead. “I haven’t had any here this week but we told ourselves today that was going to change.” Corey [Read More]

Devin Jones
2023 Super Nationals

Finally ! Sport Compact crown is second of Jones’ IMCA Super Nationals career

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Devin Jones has been chasing another IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship since winning his first Sport Compact crown in 2017. He returned to Boone Speedway and won that elusive second title Tuesday night. “I’ve been chasing this for six years. Once you win one Super Nationals championship, you want to win another one,” said Jones, who made the most of a restart just after midway of the 25-lapper to pass long-time leader Kaylee Richards and then checked out. “Our car is new this year and we had a rough beginning to the season, but we’ve figured things out.” A record 95 Sport Compacts, four more than the mark set last year, competed at the 41st annual Super Nationals, running for a top check boosted to $1,250 by division title sponsor Mach-1. Richards’ runner-up showing matched Kimberly Abbott’s second place finish last year as the best for a female driver at Super Nationals and Sean Leasure’s third-place run was the best-ever in the Sport Compact main event [Read More]

Jake Sachau
2023 Super Nationals

Not racing for second, Sachau wins second straight BSB Race of Champions

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2023) – Before the green flag flew for Tuesday’s BSB Manufacturing Northern SportMod Race of Champions, Jake Sachau made it clear he wasn’t racing for second. Twelve laps later, he was holding up the trophy in the infield at Boone Speedway for the second straight year after running three-wide with Spencer Galaway and Tyler Bannister, holding on after contact with Bannister and then beating Galaway to the checkers by less time than it takes to blink. All that, in the last three laps. “That was wild,” said Sachau, already a Double Down Prelude winner on Sunday and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature winner on Monday. “I told the guys we weren’t here to run second. We’re going to try to win them all.” Joseph Cooper had started outside the front row and led the first three laps. Galaway took charge over the next six circuits with the seventh starting Sachau coming out ahead after that three-wide race out of turn four to end lap 10. Galaway [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

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 Super Nationals

Split draw again in place for Super Nationals Modified, Stock, Hobby, SportMod heats

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2023) – There aren’t many guarantees in life but there’s a big one waiting for Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers competing at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. A better draw. The computerized split draw system introduced two years ago will be used for Hobby Stock and SportMod qualifying Monday, Sept. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 5, and for Modified and Stock Car qualifying Wednesday, Sept. 6, Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8. “This system is managed by MyRacePass and has been well received by drivers each of the last two years,” stated IMCA President Brett Root. “Approximately 950 drivers are already pre-registered. They’re coming from a record 29 states and three Canadian provinces and we don’t want any of them to get crappy draws both or all three nights they draw.” “The split draw system guarantees every driver in those divisions the chance to start in the front half of a heat race,” he added. “It eliminates the very real possibility that [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]