BOONE, Iowa – The post-race auction of Saturday champions’ engines at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s added $18,200 to the purse paid out to other drivers in those four divisions. Modified champion Ricky Thornton Jr.’s engine sold for $6,500 so each of the other 32 drivers starting that event receives $203.13. The engine that put Elijah Zevenbergen on top of the Stock Car podium sold for $6,000. The other 29 drivers in that division receive an additional $206.90. Northern SportMod champion Doug Smith’s engine sold for $4,100. Each of the other 29 starters in that event gets $141.38. And Hobby Stock champion Andrew Burg’s engine sold for $1,600, so the other 29 starters in that race receive an additional $55.17. All four Saturday champions received new engines from Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance.
IMCA Modified Race of Champions A-Main 01 — 1. Ricky Thornton, Jr, Harcourt; 2. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 3. Ricky Stephan, S. Sioux City, Neb.; 4. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 5. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 6. Brandon Monson, Denison; 7. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; 9. Dustin Andersen, Omaha, Neb.; 10. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 11. Richie Gustin; 12. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.. Heat 01 — 1. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 2. Ron Pope, Mason City; 3. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 4. Nick Link, Rolla, Kan.; 5. Jeff James, Stanton; 6. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 7. Todd Shute, Des Moines. Heat 02 — 1. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 2. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington; 3. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 4. Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; 5. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 6. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 7. Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.. Heat 03 — 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 2. Mike VanGenderen, Newton; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 4. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 5. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 6. Steven Bowers, Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 7. Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.. Heat 04 — 1. Ricky Stephan, S. Sioux [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – Ricky Thornton Jr. rated his third win of the day Saturday at Boone Speedway as the biggest of his IMCA Modified career. After racing from 30th to first to win his IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature and start on the front of the outside row of the main event, Thornton won the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. He finished third behind Jimmy Gustin and Jeremy Mills in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, then ended the night by winning the Modified main event – and $7,000. “This is the biggest win of my career,” said Thornton, from Chandler and the second Arizona driver in Super Nationals history to earn the Modified crown. “To be one of the guys who has won this race is huge.” Thornton had won both the 100th feature of his IMCA career and the $10,001 to win Legendary at Dacotah Speedway earlier this season. He relocated to Iowa and spent much of the summer racing in Iowa and neighboring states. After leading [Read More]
Tonight’s Super Nationals show will be all Stock Cars, Modified qualifying, All-Star Invite moved to Saturday
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9) – When wet weather moves out of the area and work on the track is complete tonight, the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program will resume at Boone Speedway with 20 Stock Car heats and two Stock Car features. The top four finishers from each qualifier advance to the main event on Saturday; no more Stock Car “B’s” will be held so the top six in points after heats and qualifying features will complete the starting field of 30. No Modified heats or qualifying features will be held tonight and the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational will be moved to Saturday evening’s program. Friday’s racing program resumes at 9 a.m. Saturday with the remaining six Modified race of champions heats, then 30 Modified heats and two qualifiers to determine the front eight starters on the outside row. There will be no “B” features to complete Friday’s racing program. Pit passes for the scheduled Saturday race program will be $30. The grandstand will be cleared after the Friday show [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Stock Car qualifiers that ended in the wee hours of the morning saw Marcus Fagan and Elijah Zevenbergen in the winner’s circle at Boone Speedway. Fagan was first to the checkers in the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s opener while Zevenbergen raced from 10th starting to top the nightcap. Top four finishers from each event advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event. Jeremy Swanson became the first Montana driver to qualify for the Stock Car feature with his runner-up finish behind Fagan. Howlin’ Jim Powell was third and 30th starting Cayden Carter was fourth. Carter had run 12th in Thursday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature. Zevenbergen led two-time champion Donavon Smith, Josh Daniels and David Smith across the stripe. David Smith makes his 11th career Saturday night start at Super Nationals while brother Donavon, also the 2004 Hobby Stock champ, starts his career 10th Stock Car main. Fagan is a four-time qualifier and Daniels is in the big show for the third time. Carter, Powell and Zevenbergen join Swanson [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Checkers flew in Thursday’s first Stock Car qualifying features for Chris Mills and Jay Schmidt. Mills led every lap of the first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey‘s qualifier rescheduled from Wednesday and Schmidt used the same formula in the second show. Top four finishers from both qualifiers advance to Saturday’s main event at Boone Speedway. Mills held off David Brandies following three late restarts. Shaun Bruns and defending champion Dustin Larson rounded out the top four in the opener. Schmidt saw a big lead erased near midway, then pulled away from 16th starting Derek Green, two-time champion Randy Brands and 18th starting Abe Huls. Schmidt makes the 13th main event start of his Super Nationals career on Saturday while Brands is in for the sixth time. Larson is a five-time qualifier, Huls is in for the fourth time, Bruns and Green each for the third. Mills ran third in his Saturday night debut last September. Brandies qualified for the first time. 1st qualifying feature – 1. Chris Mills, Sioux City; 2. David [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Even after 30-plus years in the sport, Jeff Aikey is still finding ways to make dirt track racing history. Aikey became the first driver to win six career IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championships, running away with Thursday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model main event. The Boone Speedway victory came by a straightaway over Joel Callahan and paid $2,420, an amount that included the Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus. “This place just clicks for me. I just know how to get around here,” said Aikey, who passed Callahan for he lead following a lap 14 restart and stayed in front to the end of the 50-lapper. “Winning is getting better. The older you get, the better the wins get.” Thursday’s checkers also extended his Super Nationals record to four consecutive titles. Aikey has won 68 tour features and trails Tyler Bruening by a single point going into finale for the 30th annual series finale Sept. 23-24 at West Liberty Raceway. Ben Seemann drew the pole [Read More]
IMCA Stock Cars B-Main 01 — 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; 2. Jason VanSickel, Webster City; 3. Austin Evens, Independence; 4. Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; 5. Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson; 6. Travis Barker, Sioux City; 7. Dalton Lynch, Bloomfield; 8. Kevin Rose, Waterloo; 9. Todd Fisher, Norwalk; 10. Tanner Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; 11. Joe Brenner, Waukesha, Wis; 12. Ondre Rexford, Montezuma, Kan.; 13. Mike Stapleton, Denison; 14. Gary Donaldson, Rayville, Mo.; 15. Anthony Otken, Killeen, Texas; 16. Travis Baird, Sharon, Okla.; 17. Dan Lee, Salix; 18. Calvin (Buck) Swanson, Waterloo; 19. Jason Christopher, Forney, Texas; 20. Shawn Primrose, Norfolk, Neb.. B-Main 02 — 1. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 2. Blake Cole, Nashua; 3. Terry Pruitt, Dexter; 4. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 5. Adam Klocke, Carroll; 6. J.J. Baumli, Lathrop, Mo.; 7. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; 8. Jason Schoenberger, Trenton, Mo.; 9. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 10. Todd Gereau, Sioux City; 11. Ron Hartman, Ulysses, Kan.; 12. Joe O’Bryan, Mt. Enterprise, Texas; 13. Shane Hammen, Newell; 14. Zach Ankrum, Sioux City; 15. Dana Morgan, Kearney, Neb.; [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – They both ended their night in victory lane, but IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature wins by Mike Van Genderen and Dylan Smith were anything but similar. Van Genderen ran away from everybody in winning the first Modified 25-lapper at Boone Speedway, negotiating heavy lapped traffic much of the way and then holding off Kelly Shryock following a late restart. The champion at Super Nationals in 2013, Smith was challenged by fellow Nebraskan Jordan Grabouski, who snuck ahead briefly on lap 19 before relinquishing the front spot the next time around. Top four finishers in each feature advance to the Saturday night main event. Scott Drake and Dean Abbey, brother of Super Nationals Southern SportMod champion Jeffrey Abbey, were scored next behind Van Genderen and Shryock. Hunter Marriott and Corey Dripps completed the top four in the second feature rescheduled from Wednesday because of inclement weather. John Logue and Ricky Thornton Jr. were disqualified from third and fifth place finishes, respectively, in the first qualifier after [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – The biggest event in dirt track racing just keeps getting bigger as a record 906 cars have now competed at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Thirty-three Late Models are at Boone Speedway for tonight’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event while one more Modified was entered in the Thursday night program, bringing that division total to 260. Other numbers by division are 191 Stock Cars, 124 Hobby Stocks, 181 Northern SportMods, 84 Sport Compacts and 33 Southern SportMods. The previous record of 876 was set last year. Super Nationals has boasted car counts of better than 800 every year since 2008.