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.
LATE MODEL HOT LAPS 10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Wednesday Stock Car Top 8 Qualifiers in Fan Zone) 4 – LATE MODEL HEATS (10 laps) 5 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Casey’s Late Model redraw in Fan Zone) 5 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) 2 – LATE MODEL B’s (12 laps) TRACK PREP 2 – STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps) LATE MODEL DASH FOR CASH (10 laps) LATE MODEL “A” (50 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP(Wednesday Modified Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone) 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 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 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps) MODIFIED “A1” (25 laps) MODIFIED “A2” (25 laps) 4 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps)
Todd Stinehart and Tommy Belmer are the drivers of the Alive And Running Modifieds at Super Nationals. Alive And Running was founded by Belmer’s brother Troy of Waterloo and Ryan Nesbit of Ankeny. Both grew up in Dunkerton where they lost a high school friend to suicide in 1991. “We started it in 2010 to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention,” Troy Belmer said Thursday morning. “We’ve had a ton of people come down and take pictures of the cars and share stories. The biggest thing we try to do is drive home the fact that you never know who’s hurting. There is so much stigma attached to mental illness.” While September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Alive And Running hosts a number of events throughout the year, notably a 5K run/walk in Dunkerton over Father’s Day Weekend. More than 1,000 people from across the country participate in the annual 5K. Alive And Running also started a support group that meets in Waverly once a month. More information is available at the www.aliveandrunningiowa.com website and on Facebook.
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Modifieds and Stock Cars fill the card for the first of two Thursday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s programs at Boone Speedway. Two hundred and fifty-nine Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and 191 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars see heat race action. Those numbers bring the total car count to 872, just four shy of the Super Nationals record set last year. This is the ninth straight year that car counts have exceeded 800 at Super Nationals. Twenty Stock Car and 30 Modified heats set the stage for two qualifying features in both division. Each feature sends four drivers to the inside row of respective main events on Saturday. * Rookie Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., has had the Money Man nickname since his days in a go-kart but he’d trade that moniker for Main Event Qualifier. “With so many good drivers here, it would mean everything for me to make the show in my first year,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed Super Nationals so far. It’s something everyone needs to [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Pit passes for today’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s race programs at Boone Speedway will be $55 for anyone who does not have a Wednesday wristband or $30 for the scheduled Thursday program for those who purchased Wednesday wristbands. Anyone without a Wednesday wristband will not be allowed in for the first program. Wristbands for Thursday’s show are $30 after the Wednesday show is complete. Wednesday pit wristbands will be honored in the grandstands until Thursday’s show starts.