BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – Nick Deal and Cayden Carter led geographically diverse groups of drivers in winning Friday night Modified qualifying features at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Deal topped the caution-free opener, leading start to finish and taking the checkers three lapped cars ahead of fellow front row starter Ryan McDaniel. Adam Larson was scored third all 25 circuits and Johnny Scott moved into the final transfer spot with six to go. Carter was the third and final different leader in the nightcap at Boone Speedway, running in front the last 15 laps. Ryan Ruter settled into second, 11th starting Jason Cummins was third and Drew Christianson completed the top four. Five different states are represented by the Friday qualifiers. They’ll meet in a Saturday afternoon Rochambeau session in the Fan Zone to determine the starting order on the outside row of the main event. The drivers who have secured starting spots in the big dance thus far hale from 10 different states and two Canadian provinces. Last-chance qualifying completes [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – A Larson will start on the front of the outside row in Saturday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event. Which one remains to be determined. Brothers Dustin Larson and Jeffrey Larson both won their respective qualifying features Friday night at Boone Speedway. They’ll square off in what will no doubt be a spirited game of Rochambeau Saturday afternoon to decide which gets the front row spot. Dustin Larson started fifth and took the lead after a series of early mishaps, one of which involved multiple cars in front of the flagstand and took 2001 champion Brian Blessington out of the running and sent leader Dave Wickman to the back. John Heinz took over from that point, leading past midway before Dustin Larson drove by on lap 15. Joe Fory ran third much of the distance and Stefan Sybesma raced from the 30th starting spot to fourth. Sybesma was disqualified for compression in post-race tech, promoting two-time Stock Car and one-time Hobby Stock champion Donavon Smith. Jeffrey [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – Jimmy Gustin has filled that empty space in his IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s trophy case. Gustin led all 30 laps of Friday’s Fast Shafts All-Star Modified Invitational at Boone Speedway. “This is awesome,” said Gustin, also the 2010 Super Nationals champion and 2007 and 2011 Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions winner. “This is the only race I hadn’t won at Boone and I really wanted to win it I can’t say how much this means to me.” The victory paid $1,000, plus another $750 in lap money. Gustin started seventh and shot to the front his first time around the oval. Keith White headed the pursuit but was already half a straightaway behind the leader when the first caution came out on lap nine. 2012 All-Star winner Jordan Grabouski took over second on lap 13 and defending race winner Kyle Strickler moved into third on the next circuit. Neither was able to mount challenges to Gustin. Their last restart opportunity came on lap 17 and [Read More]
Friday Results Sunoco IMCA Stock Car Race of Champions Heat 01 — 1. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; 2. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 3. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 4. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 5. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 6. Robert Stofer, Jefferson; 7. Jake Bruns, Vesta, Minn.; 8. Dalton Flory, Williston, N.D.; 9. Les Lundquist, Sioux City. Heat 02 — 1. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 2. David Smith, Lake City; 3. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis; 4. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb.; 5. Mike Nichols, Harlan; 6. Brian Blessington, Breda; 7. Nathan Wood, Sigourney; 8. Michael Bruns, Olivia, Minn.; 9. Gary Bass, Des Moines. Heat 03 — 1. Chad Palmer, Renwick; 2. Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville; 5. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; 6. Jordan Durward, Trenton, N.D.; 7. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas; 8. Matt Schauer, Arlington, Minn.; 9. Barrett Wagoner, Colby, Kan.. Heat 04 — 1. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 2. Joe Flory, Williston, N.D.; 3. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; 4. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 5. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – One more Modified, one more Stock Car and 33 Late Models resulted in a new car count record for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. By the time the final checkered flag flew early this morning, an all-time record 876 cars had competed at America’s Racin’ Vacation, two more than the previous mark set in 2012. The additional Modified entered on Thursday at Boone Speedway nudged that division total to 278. The additional Stock Car put that class at 193 entries, two more than the previous best, which also dates from three years ago. The 33 Late Models were in town for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Other division totals were 167 Northern SportMods, 141 Hobby Stocks and a record 64 Sport Compacts, up one from 2013. This is the eighth straight year 800 or more cars have converged on Boone for Super Nationals. * Qualifying heats for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars and the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds [Read More]
Friday Tentative Schedule DRIVERS MEETING – 1 pm TRACK PREP FIRST RACE – 2 pm 5 – STOCK CAR ROC HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP MODIFIED ALL-STAR HOT LAPS 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 12 – MODIFIED ROC HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP MODIFIED ALL STAR INVITATIONAL “A” (30 laps) TRACK PREP 2 STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps) STOCK CAR “A1” (25 laps) STOCK CAR “A2” (25 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 2 STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps) MODIFIED “A1” (25 laps) MODIFIED “A2” (25 laps) 6 MODIFIED B’s (8 laps)
BOONE, Iowa – Cedar Pointe Golf Course is site of the 26th annual Duffer Nationals Tournament, to be held Friday, Sept. 11. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. for the four-person best best shot tournament. Cost is $40 per person, which includes nine holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch. Entries will be taken right up until tee time. Each team must have at least one Super Nationals participant in order to compete. The winning foursome earns $200 with $100 paid to the second place team. Remaining proceeds are donated to a local charity. Entry forms for this year’s tournament are available in the Super Nationals section at www.imca.com or you can call tournament director Rich Lange at 515 432-1679.
BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 25) – Regan Tafoya has been named to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational field. The Farmington, N.M., driver takes the place of Californian Bobby Hogge IV in the Friday, Sept. 11 Modified event during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. Hogge, who had been elected from the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region during the second round of All-Star voting, notified IMCA officials this afternoon that he would now be unable to race at Super Nationals. Tafoya had the next highest vote total from among the Western Region drivers on that ballot and becomes one of 11 first-time starters in the initial field of 28. Completing the 30-car grid will be All-Star candidates with the top national point total and with the most 40-point feature wins as of Sept. 4 who are competing at Super Nationals. The 12th annual invitational is 30 laps and pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start.