Kyle Strickler

Strickler, Grabouski top Thursday Modified qualifying features

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – Kyle Strickler will chase for a second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified title while Jordan Grabouski runs for his first on Saturday. Both won Thursday night qualifying features at Boone Speedway that sent top four finishers to the mid­dle row of the main event. Strickler, the defending champion, reined in 10th starting Wade Cross for the lead following a se­ries of mid-race restarts in the opener, then ran away from everybody. Cross ended in second while rookie Brian Irvine, twice a Super Nationals Stock Car champ, rock­eted from 18th to third. J.D. Auringer held onto fourth. Grabouski drew the pole start and led all 25 laps of the nightcap, teaching a seminar on passing after getting into traffic just before the only caution, on the 14th circuit. Aaron Turnbull chased Grabouski the last 24 times around the track and 2012 champion Jeff Tay­lor took third. William Gould maintained a tenuous hold on fourth the last half of the contest. All eight drivers meet again Friday in the Fan Zone [Read More]

Lynn Panos

Tulp, Panos pace Thursday Stock Car qualifiers

  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – Qualifying feature checkers flew Thursday night for IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car winners Heath Tulp and Lynn Panos. Both bested 25-lappers at Boone Speedway with solid runs to the finish. Top four finishers from both events advance to Saturday’s main event at Boone Speedway. Tulp drew the pole for the first qualifier and outran 2013 champion Brandon Czarapata, Dalton Flory and Lance Deal. Panos worked his way into the lead from fifth. His win came ahead of Chad Sterling, Josh Daniels and Wayne Gifford. A Friday Rochambeau session decides the starting order in the middle row, with Tulp and Panos squaring off to decide the front spot. Czarapata will make his career 11th and seventh consecutive main event start. Tulp, Panos and Gifford are all in for the third time, Daniels for the second and Flory, Deal and Sterling each for the first. 1st qualifying feature results – 1. Heath Tulp, Britt; 2. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; 3. Dal­ton Flory, Williston, N.D.; 4. Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; [Read More]

Jeff Aikey

Aikey delivers on promise of fifth Super Nationals championship 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – After winning a second straight and fourth career IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s title last September, Jeff Aikey promised to return to Boone Speedway and add to his Late Model championship collection. He made good on that promise Thursday night in an epic Deery Brothers Summer Series battle with Justin Kay and Richie Gustin, two other drivers who came into the night looking to race their way into the record book. Aikey becomes the third driver to win five career Super Nationals crowns and the first to win three in a row. “After we came here on Memorial Day, I told my crew we had to make the car faster. We had a fast car tonight, let me tell you,” said Aikey, who’d qualified through his ‘B’ feature and started 15th. “I’ll be back next year to make it four in a row.” The victory, Aikey’s series career 65th, paid $3,510. That amount includes a $510 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus. Kay was second by not much [Read More]

Hagen, Mike

Starting from the pole

The car that will be starting from the pole in the Super Nationals Modified main event has an interest­ing lineage: It’s a 2008 GRT Mike Hagen bought beat up for all of $4,000 from Ed Turn­bull. “I was second at Williston in points. The car ran good all year,” said Hagen, whose Wednesday qualifying feature win was his IMCA first this season. “I went out (in the qualifier) and tried to hit my marks all night and it went good.” He’s raced for 30 years, 27 of them in a Modified. Hagen will make his first-ever main event start on Saturday in front of a Boone Speedway crowd with plenty of fans cheering on their favorites from North Dakota and Canada. Hagen also races at Minot and Estevan and credits his local track competition with helping him prep for Boone. “I race with a lot of tough guys,” he said, before signing an autograph in the Fan Zone. “It’s hard to get a lot of wins racing against them.” * Mike Nichols proved to be [Read More]

Kody Scholpp

Scholpp beats the odds and returns to racing

BOONE, Iowa – Fifty-odd phone call calls and 20 or so texts followed Kody Scholpp’s run to the checkers in Wednesday night’s first Modified qualifying feature at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The Estevan, Sask., driver earned his career second berth in the Saturday night main event at Boone Speedway. He’d been the first Canadian to qualify for the Modified show and finished sev­enth in 2013. “It seems like I ran second forever and my tires went away. I had to work just to hold on to sev­enth,” said Scholpp, who made sure four new Hoosiers were on the car this time around. “Win­ning (the qualifier) was awesome. I was smiling every time around the track I was so happy.” His very large racing family was smiling right along with him: Scholpp had sustained injuries includ­ing a broken neck and back in a January, 2014 motor vehicle accident and doctors weren’t sure that he’d walk again, let alone survive. He was hospitalized for 42 days, about a third of that time in [Read More]

Super Nationals

Thursday Results

IMCA Modifieds A-Main 01 — 1. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 2. Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 4. Justin Auringer, Waterloo; 5. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 6. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 7. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 8. Craig Reetz, Dunlap; 9. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 10. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M; 11. Mike VanGenderen, Newton; 12. Jay Matthias, Green Bay, Wis; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 14. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; 15. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 16. Clint Homan, Bellevue, Neb.; 17. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 18. Bob Moore, Sioux City; 19. Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; 20. Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; 21. Robert Avery, Des Moines; 22. Kaleb Bentley, Fairbank; 23. Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; 24. MCDANIEL RANDY, Olivehurst, Calif.; 25. Rich Lewerke, Mason City; 26. Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; 27. Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; 28. Terry Hurt, Omaha, Neb.; 29. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, Ill.; 30. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.. A-Main 02 — 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, SK; 3. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla.; 5. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 6. [Read More]

Jeremy Montgomery

Fifth Super Nationals trip is Montgomery’s Modified first

Photos taped above a workbench in Jeremy Montgomery’s trailer document highlights of his rac­ing career. He’s hoping to add to that display following his first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s outing in the Modified division. The Burleson, Texas, driver has made two trips to Boone Speedway to race a Hobby Stock and two more with a Stock Car. He and his dad Eddie changed three tires on the trailer on their trip north but still arrived in Boone with sunny dispositions. “What I want to do here is learn a lot, have a little bit of fun and be competitive,” Montgomery said. He ran third in his Wednesday heat behind heavy hitters Russ Dickerson and J.D. Auringer, then finished 10th in an equally stacked ‘B’ main. “I raced the Prelude on Saturday, broke a tie rod in my heat and didn’t qualify out of my ‘B,’” said Montgomery. “We made a lot of changes in the car on Sunday and I think it’s 100 percent better.” The first win of his rookie season [Read More]

Super Nationals
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday Tentative Schedule

  Thursday Tentative Schedule   DRIVERS MEETING – 1 pm TRACK PREP (Best Appearing Stock Cars on display in Fan Zone)   FIRST RACE – 2 pm   10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Hobby Stock Front Row to Fan Zone)   10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Wednesday Modified Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone)   10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP   10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Wednesday Stock Car Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone)   LATE MODEL HOT LAPS 2 – STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps) 5 – LATE MODEL HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP   2 – STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps) 2 – LATE MODEL B’s (12 laps) 2 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps) TRACK PREP   2 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps) LATE MODEL A (50 laps) TRACK PREP   2 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) STOCK CAR “A1” (25 laps) STOCK CAR “A2” (25 laps) TRACK PREP   8 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series

Super Nationals Deery show is Thursday 

Hot laps will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and the 50-lap, $3,000 to win Deery Brothers Summer Series main event starts as close to 9 p.m. as possible Thursday, Sept. 10 at Boone Speedway. The IMCA Late Model tour event was rescheduled from Monday, opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, because of inclement weather. A Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus of as much as $1,500 is also at stake for the winner and a minimum of $300 will be paid to start the main event, the 16th of 18 dates on the 2015 series schedule. Sign-in and the draw close 15 minutes before hot laps. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls chases a third consecutive and record-tying fifth career Super Nationals Late Model crown.