2021 Super Nationals

Mike Smith continues family tradition in becoming IMCA Super Nationals champion

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – Another Smith, another IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship. Seventeen-year-old Mike Smith of Lake City became the first of the next generation of IMCA’s most successful racing family to become an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion, winning the Saturday night Hobby Stock main event and $2,000 at Boone Speedway.  “It’s pretty cool. We like to keep it going in the family,” said Smith, who has watched uncles Donovan, Devin and Doug win a combined seven Stock Car, Hobby Stock and SportMod titles at America’s Racin’ Vacation. “One of us has won it like the last three or four seasons now.” “It’s good to know you can beat the best of the rest,” added the South Central Calhoun High School senior, fifth in his main event debut last year and now the youngest Super Nationals champion in division history. “I didn’t know if I had the car or the luck to do it. I never dreamed of winning Super Nationals. Now, hopefully, my dad (Dave, [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Becerra drives homebuilt SportMod to first IMCA Super Nationals crown

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – The Northern SportMod Austen Becerra built in his garage back home in Carthage, Ill., put him in victory lane twice over the course of six days at Boone Speedway. The first occasion followed the Prelude feature on Sept. 5. The second came after Becerra won the Saturday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship. “This is pretty big – everyone dreams of winning Super Nationals. I have ever since I started going as a kid to watch,” said Becerra, who led the last 20 of 30 laps and banked $3,000 while becoming the first driver from Illinois to win the SportMod title at America’s Racin’ Vacation. “My mindset after winning the Prelude was that we were capable of it. The luck was there and it all paid off.”  “Last year we didn’t have any luck,” he added. “If your first day is bad it seems like it goes downhill from there. This year we set ourselves up for success.” That success came from the fourth starting spot. Brayton [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Stock Car champion Dallon Murty races into IMCA Super Nationals record book

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – A straight forward strategy sent Dallon Murty straight into the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s record book.  Get to the front and stay there.  The 16-year, eight-month old nicknamed ‘The Game Changer’ led the last 19 laps in winning Saturday’s Stock Car main event at Boone Speedway, becoming the youngest champion – by two months – crowned in the storied history of America’s Racin’ Vacation. A record 222 Stock Cars vied at the 39th annual event. Murty earned $5,000 for the win.  “Winning Super Nationals means a lot, so much that I can barely put it into words. I’m grateful for the car I’m in and the support I have behind me,” said Murty, son of 2018 champion Damon Murty. “It’s pretty cool that both of us are Super Nationals champions. It’s not something a lot of fathers and sons have done.” While other father-son combinations have won Super Nationals titles, the Murtys are the first to do it in the same division.  Two-time champion Devin Smith, part of [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Mission Accomplished: Laney is IMCA Modified champion at Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 11) – Cody Laney can remember when going to watch the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s was pretty cool. Winning the Saturday night main event at America’s Racin’ Vacation was even cooler.  The Torrance, Calif., driver led all 40 laps in the final race of the 39th annual Super Nationals, earning $7,000 and racing immortality. “Two years ago I ran third. Last year I was second and people were telling me I was going to win it, but you never know because this is racing. But nobody can take this away now,” Laney said, after stamping ‘Mission Accomplished’ on his Super Nationals championship quest. “I remember the first times I went out to Boone Speedway just to hang out and watch the guys I had only heard about. Then I got the chance to race with them.” “Getting to do that and now getting to win Super Nationals has been pretty cool.”  Tim Ward, Justin O’Brien and Zane DeVilbiss all raced to Super Nationals career-best finishes in running 2-3-4 behind him.  Jeff [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Engine auction adds $29,000 to Super Nationals main event purse

BOONE, Iowa – A rich Saturday night of racing ended with the auction of champions’ engines adding another $29,000 to the main event purse paid at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Stock Car champion Dallon Murty’s engine sold for $7,500, so each of the other 29 starters in that event get another $258.62 in addition to their purse shares. Modified champion Cody Laney’s engine also gaveled at $7,500. The other 32 starters in that race each receive $234.38. Engines of Northern SportMod champion Austen Becerra and Hobby Stock champion Mike Smith both sold for $7,000. Each of the other 29 starters in those main events receives $241.38.  Laney, Becerra and Smith all received new crate engines from Karl Kustoms. Murty received an engine built by Midstate Machine with parts contributed by IMCA and event sponsors including Speedway Motors, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Manley, Motorsports Warehouse, Summit, Engine Parts Warehouse, EQ Cylinder Heads and Kevko.  All auction proceeds have been mailed from the IMCA home office.

2021 Super Nationals

Raffurty, Zehm conquer STARS Mod Lite Super Nationals qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Dillon Raffurty started and ended his night in victory lane while Bryan Zehm ended his own night in the track where he started his racing career. Both topped STARS Mod Lite qualifying features as the division made its IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s debut during the Saturday Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone Speedway. Raffurty had won the first race of champions qualifying heat, then started the first qualifying feature from outside row three. Dustin Rude led the first five laps before Andrue Halpain and Clayton Hogie got together in turn three to bring the race to a complete stop. Blake Wilson took charge on the ensuing restart and had pulled away from the pack before back-to-back yellows with six circuits let in the 25-lapper. Raffurty made his move to the front on the higher line with four laps to go. “I couldn’t go anywhere, then about 15 laps in the track came in and I was able to close the gap,” said Raffurty, the national point [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Ward, Dallon Murty deliver Saturday Prelude wins

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Tim Ward and Dallon Murty will precede the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s with Saturday night Prelude feature wins. Ward led the last 21 of 30 laps in winning the IMCA Modified feature and $1,080; Murty caught Michael Jaennette with seven circuits left in the 30-lap finale at Boone Speedway, earning $800. One hundred and thirty Modifieds and 115 Stock Cars saw Prelude action while 49 STARS Mod Lites ran race of champions heats and their first night of Super Nationals qualifying. Already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, Ward started sixth, was running second by lap seven and was half a car length ahead of Joel Bushore when lap nine was scored. The only caution came on lap 23 to erase Ward’s big lead and he was just fast enough coming out of the final turn to outrun Cody Laney to the checkers. Mike Mashl, Jeremy Mills and 14th starting Todd Shute completed the top five.  Mike Stapleton led the first two laps in the Stock Car [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

STARS Mod Lite RoC eligible track and state champions, point leaders

BOONE, Iowa – STARS Mod Lite track and state champions or point leaders eligible to qualify for that division’s first-ever race of champions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s include:  Jeff Asher at Doe Run Raceway Dalton Bell at Dodge City Raceway Park Collin Bender at Canyon Speedway Arizona and Cocopah Speedway and in Arizona J.D. Brown at Arizona Speedway and Ventura Raceway Kevin Carl in Louisiana Sean Conyers at Fairgrounds Speedway and in Colorado Dylan Dunn at East Bay Raceway Park and in Florida Dawson Fisher at Buffalo Creek Speedway and in Texas Anthony Guss at East Moline Speedway and in Iowa Larry Hubbard at Hendry County Motorsports Park Justin Kinderknecht at 81 Speedway and Salina Speedway Alex Loveless at Concordia High Banks and in Kansas Joshua May at Boone Speedway, Marshalltown Speedway and Stuart Speedway and in Iowa Scott Naggatz at Junction Motor Speedway and in Nebraska Donnie Peterson at Airport Raceway Dillon Raffurty at Valley Speedway and in Missouri Jace Reid at Diamond Park Speedway and in [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Great forecasts for weather, record-setting racing during week of IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa – The weather forecast for the week? Perfect. The forecast for great racing during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s ? Even better, as a record 924 pre-entries are now in hand from 27 states and Canada Plenty of sun, temperatures in the low 80s during the day and high 50s overnight are in the forecast for both days of the Sept. 4-5 Prelude as well as the entire week of Super Nationals Sept. 6-11 at Boone Speedway. Pre-entries for America’s Racin’ Vacation now include 235 Modifieds, 221 Stock Cars, 182 Northern SportMods, 139 Hobby Stocks, 82 Sport Compacts and 53 STARS Mod Lites. Late Models are not required to pre-register as part of the former Deery Brothers Summer Series structure.  Those cars make the trek to Boone from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia. Twenty-two states and [Read More]

2021 Super Nationals

Stephenville Starter RoC eligible Hobby Stock track champions, point leaders

BOONE, Iowa – 2021 Hobby Stock track champions or current point leaders who are eligible to qualify for the Stephenville Starter Race of Champions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s include:  ARLINGTON RACEWAY Olson, Matt BEATRICE SPEEDWAY Stigge, Brendon BENTON COUNTY SPEEDWAY Fisher, Joren BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY Garrigan, John Jr. BOONE COUNTY RACEWAY Fajman, Ryan BOONE SPEEDWAY Stanton, Eric BUENA VISTA RACEWAY Smith, Mike BUFFALO RIVER SPEEDWAY Orvedal, Brad CASPER SPEEDWAY Taylor, Dave CJ SPEEDWAY Wauters, Daniel CONCORDIA HIGH BANKS Beaumont, Pete CRAWFORD COUNTY SPEEDWAY Stapleton, Alec DAWSON COUNTY RACEWAY Olmstead, Zach DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK Sellard, Reagan DUBUQUE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY Doescher, Jimmy EAGLE RACEWAY Ware, Jeff EAST MOLINE SPEEDWAY Parker, Adam EL PASO COUNTY RACEWAY Smith, Hunter ESTEVAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY Runge, Landon GILLETTE THUNDER SPEEDWAY Garrigan, John Jr. HANCOCK COUNTY SPEEDWAY Nielsen, Brandon HONOR SPEEDWAY Dobrovolny, Jordan I-76 SPEEDWAY Smith, Hunter INDEPENDENCE MOTOR SPEEDWAY Reynolds, Kaden JUNCTION MOTOR SPEEDWAY Barribo, Tyler KOSSUTH COUNTY SPEEDWAY Sidles, Josh LAFAYETTE COUNTY SPEEDWAY Bennett, Matt LINCOLN COUNTY RACEWAY Clough, Tanner MAQUOKETA SPEEDWAY Wauters, [Read More]