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Thornton, Allen top Modified qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Two first-time visitors to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s were first to the checkers in their Modified qualifying features Wednesday night at Boone Speedway. Ricky Thornton Jr. made the trip from Arizona and led all 25 laps of the first race, winning ahead of Keith White, Johnny Saathoff and Jesse Sobbing. Allen, from Texas, took the lead on the 14th circuit in the nightcap. He beat 14th starting Chris Abelson, Adam Larson and 15th starting Mike Jergens across the stripe. Top four finishers from each qualifier will line up on the inside row of Saturday’s main event. Thornton was unshakeable following each of four restarts. White moved into second to stay with 10 laps to go. Sobbing held onto the final transfer spot from the 17th circuit on. White and Sobbing both advanced seven positions. Kevin Stoa and Eric Dailey did stints at the front of the second feature field before Allen worked his way by. Larson ran second the last half of the contest while [Read More]

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Smith impresses, Czarapata amazes in winning Stock Car qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – David Smith impressed in winning Wednesday’s first qualifying feature for Stock Cars at Boone Speedway. Brandon Czarapata amazed in winning the second. Top four finishers in both events will advance to the inside row of Saturday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event. Smith raced from the 18th starting spot to top the opener ahead of Mike Nichols, Bob Daniels and Jeff Tubbs. Czarapata started way back in 28th and raced quick and clean to the front on the 24th of 25 laps. Donavon Smith, Jay Schmidt and Abe Huls completed that top four. Two-time Super Nationals champion Brian Irvine and Dustin Larson threatened to run away from the field in the first feature, but their run way up front ended on lap 14 when Larson guessed how Irvine would run turn three and guessed wrong. The two made heavy contact, Irvine had to restart at the rear and Larson was directed to the pits. Daniels led for a single circuit before Smith took over. Nichols caught [Read More]

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Long leads SportMods to last-chance checkers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – A green-white-checkered finish ended with Josh Long holding off hometown challenger Eric Elliott to win the last-chance qualifying feature Wednesday for Northern SportMods at Boone Speedway. Top six finishers in the 25-lapper complete the 30-car field for Saturday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event. Justin Medler, Justin Zimmerman, Geoff Olson and Darin Roepke followed Long and Elliott across the stripe. Elliott raced to second from the 15th starting spot while Olson rocketed 19 spots to fifth. Roepke started 20th and charged into the final qualifying position coming out of the final turn. Olson will start his seventh straight SportMod main. Long is in for the third time in his career, Elliott for the second, Medler, Roepke and Zimmerman each for the first. Medler also became the first North Dakota driver to make the SportMod show since the division was added to the Super Nationals program in 2005. Feature results – 1. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; 2. Eric Elliott, Boone; 3. Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; 4. [Read More]

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Koop captures last-chance feature for Hobby Stocks

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Weston Koop led all 25 laps in winning Wednesday’s last-chance quali­fier for Hobby Stocks at Boone Speedway. The top six finishers advance to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event on Saturday evening. Koop, Brian Happel, Drew Barglof, Kyle Bond, Cory Ganson and Brent Schlake fill the remaining spots on the 30-car grid. Koop drew the pole and held off all challengers through four restarts, the last yellow coming with six cir­cuits left. John Watson had worked to a qualifying spot after starting 19th but exited with a flat tire following that caution. Bond and Schlake both qualified for their career Hobby Stock main events. Koop, Happel, Barglof and Ganson all are first-timers. Feature results – 1. Weston Koop, Rockwell; 2. Brian Happel, Van Horne; 3. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 4. Kyle Bond, Gibbon, Neb.; 5. Cory Ganson, Clear Lake; 6. Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; 7. Chad Legere, Des Moines; 8. Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.; 9. Shawn Slezak, Milli­gan, Neb.; 10. William Woehler, South Sioux [Read More]

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Deery Series win gives Aikey third career Super Nationals crown

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – He’s been there and he’s done that, but it never stops being special. Jeff Aikey raced to his career third IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship, and his 60th Deery Brothers Summer Series feature win Monday night at Boone Speedway. The IMCA Late Model victory paid $3,630, including a $630 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus. After working his way up from ninth starting to second, Aikey passed Jason Rauen following a lap 29 restart. He led to the finish of the 50-lapper, holding off challenges from Justin Kay and then Ray Guss Jr. Guss looked to steal the lead away using the lower line with five laps left but Aikey made the higher groove work to perfection. He pulled away to win by six car lengths. “This was a good race to win. It means a lot to me,” said Aikey, a 16-time Super Nationals qualifier and also champion in 1995 and 2004. “I knew Ray and Justin were back there but I had a lot [Read More]

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VanDenBerg earns SportMod pole with late pass

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – A first-time qualifier for the main event will start his bid for an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s crown from the pole come Saturday night. Carter VanDenBerg gained the lead late in the Labor Day qualifying feature for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, then held off Tim Love to win by a couple car lengths. VanDenBerg had been a spectator for the Late Model main event earlier in the evening and watched Jeff Aikey race from ninth to first. He started 11th and also used the high groove in moving steadily toward and eventually to first. Following VanDenBerg and Love across the stripe and into Saturday’s show were Paul Nagle, Kyle Prauner, Jerry Hinton, Nate Whitehurst, Doug Cook and Johnathon Logue. Nagle and Cook are the only previous qualifiers from Monday’s top eight. Both will be in the main event for the second time. Feature results – 1. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 2. Tim Love, Kelley; 3. Paul Nagle, Nevada; 4. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk,
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Anderson checks out in second qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – As he’s done before on IMCA’s biggest stage, Shannon Anderson proved he’s as good at running in traffic as he is at running away from it. Anderson checked out on the rest of the field in Monday’s second Hobby Stock qualifier at Boone Speedway after every restart, then used lapped traffic to his advantage to take the checkers comfortably ahead of Jacob Keiser. And as a result, Anderson will take the green flag from the middle of the front row in the main event Saturday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Now in the big show for a sixth straight September, the 2009 and defending champion will start inside familiar foe Brandon Pruitt. 1998 champion Bill Bonnett, Eric Stanton, Corey Madden, Matt Brown, Randall Macku and Gary Pesicka finished third through eighth, respectively, and will line up behind Anderson and Keiser on Saturday. Anderson drew the pole and pulled away from the pack after each of the five cautions that slowed the first 15 circuits in [Read More]

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Hauswirth tops final Hobby Stock qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Austin Hauswirth will take the green flag from the front of the outside row in Saturday’s main event for Hobby Stocks at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Hauswirth led the last 16 laps in winning Tuesday’s qualifying feature at Boone Speedway. He’d started sixth and made the move to the front past eventual runner-up Austin Luellen following a ninth lap restart. The rest of the top eight advancing to the big show are Jamie Songer, hard charger Malik Sampson, Benji Irvine, Tiffany Bittner, Darin Johnson and Devin Smith. Sampson raced into the top four from the 20th starting spot and joins Luellen, Irvine, Bittner and Johnson as first-time main event qualifiers. Hauswirth and Songer are both in the big show for the second time, Smith for the fifth. Feature results – 1. Austin Hauswirth, Havelock; 2. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 3. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 4. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 5. Benji Irvine, Cedar Falls; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; 7. Darin Johnson, Dickens; 8. Devin Smith, Lake [Read More]

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Hard chargers almost steal show in second SportMod qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – The race was pretty good up front, but the guys coming from the back almost stole the show in Tuesday’s second qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at Boone Speedway. Brett Lowry found his way around Tim Rupp 14 laps into the 25-lapper and led to the checkers to earn the outside front row starting spot for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event on Saturday. Rupp held off Danny Dvorak to finish third. Eric Flander advanced 14 positions to fourth, Joe Feyen was fifth after starting last in the field of 30 and Tony Pogeler was sixth. Rounding out the top eight moving on to Saturday’s big dance were 24th starting Bryan Rigsby and 29th starting Brandon Long. Dvorak is now at five-time Super Nationals qualifier. Flander and Pogeler will make their second main event starts while Lowry, Rupp, Feyen, Rigsby and Long are all in for the first time. Feature results – 1. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 2. Tim Rupp, Cherokee; 3. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 4. [Read More]

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Fast finish puts Frye on front row

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Tyler Frye got the lead back just in time to get himself a spot on the front row for the start of Saturday’s Northern SportMod main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Frye led the first 11 laps of the first qualifying feature Tuesday at Boone Speedway, lost the front spot to Jerry Hoffman following a restart on the 12th circuit and then saw Doug Smith slip by for second. Frye rallied in the final laps, catching Smith and then Hoffman before the race ended a lap short of the scheduled 24 circuits when another car got hung up on the turn four berm. Smith also caught Hoffman before the final caution came out. Completing the top eight, who also advance to the middle row on Saturday, were Matt Hoeft, Clinton Luellen, Tracy Wassenberg. Bobby Anders and Cody Hudson. Wassenberg, the 2007 Super Nationals champion, will make his career fifth main event start. Luellen qualified for the fourth time, Smith and Hoeft both for the [Read More]