By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (April 6) – Boone Speedway hosted night two of the 2019 IMCA Frostbuster specials on Saturday night with a 187 race cars competing at Iowa’s Action Track. Ricky Thornton Jr. topped the IMCA Modified feature, while Tyler Thompson paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. Other winners were Jay Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Eric Stanton in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Brandon Schmitt in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. A stout field of 53 Modifieds vied for a Frostbuster crown. Their feature event had to be whittled down to a 24-car starting field for their “A” main. Jimmy Gustin leaped to the lead from his pole starting position, only to have it snatched away by Thornton on lap three. From there on, Thornton motored to the win and another Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying $1,000 prize. Gustin held on to finish second, defending IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion Jeff Aikey took third, Kyle Brown finished fourth and Josh Gilman was fifth. The RaceSaver Sprints [Read More]
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 5) – Jordan Grabouski paused during his post-race interview to wave to a fan who’d driven all the way from Beatrice to watch him win Friday’s Frostbuster feature for IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown Speedway. Then he got back to answering questions about his competition and outrunning Ricky Thornton Jr. for the $1,000 checkers. “This field was good enough that this could have been a $5,000 or $10,000 to win race,” said Grabouski,” who led all 25 laps, first in front of Tim Ward and then the last 18 caution-free circuits ahead of Thornton. “We caught lapped traffic and I needed to make the right moves. Ricky is about as good as it gets. It was hairy,” continued Grabouski, also the Frostbuster winner at Marshalltown in 2009. Thornton, Ward, 10th starting Cayden Carter and 13th starting Joel Rust completed the top five behind Grabouski. Fan Cindy McCarthy also had a five-hour trip home and Grabouski was much impressed that she made the trip to Marshalltown. “I used to sit next to her when I went [Read More]
STUART, Iowa – Both the Wednesday, April 3 practice night and Thursday, April 4 IMCA Frostbuster at Stuart Speedway have now been canceled. Rain in the forecast, a lack of drying time and a frozen water line share the blame. Marshalltown Speedway hosts the Friday, April 5 show and Boone Speedway hosts the Saturday, April 6 finale. Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified fields at Frostbusters Friday, April 5 at Marshalltown Speedway and Saturday, April 6 at Boone Speedway. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events both nights. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win Friday and Saturday while IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars vie for $1,000 to win at Boone. Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Marshalltown. Boone opens the pit gates at 2 p.m. and the grandstand at 3 p.m. Hot laps start at 4 p.m. [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – More than 750 entries are now in hand for the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. That’s a record for early entries and ahead of last year’s total by 30. Two hundred and forty-three Modified drivers are among those pre-registered for America’s Racin’ Vacation. Drivers now pre-registered for Super Nationals are: Modifieds – Chris Abelson, Sioux City; John Ahlers, Bettendorf; Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Chance Allen, Alma, Mich.; Don Alvord, Locke, N.Y.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; J.D. Auringer, Waterloo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; Shayne Bailey, Lathrop, Mo.; Curtis Barnes, Lindsborg, Kan.; Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.; and Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; Tommy Belmer, Evansdale; Tom Berry, Newburg, N.D.; Dennis Betzer, Central City; Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; Kevin Bliese, Bath, S.D.; Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan.; Dylan Book, Adel; Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; David Brown, Kellogg; Kyle Brown, Madrid; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif; Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Corey Burch, Junction City, Kan.; [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – The hottest ticket in town on Saturday, Sept. 1 will be for the Wild Rose Casino & Resort Prelude to the IMCA Super Nationals presented by Mediacom at Boone Speedway. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth that evening. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase a $500 top check, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $250 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points will be awarded, as will Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points for Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region points for Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points for Hobby Stocks. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. with racing at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13-17. Pit passes are $30.
BOONE, Iowa – Qualifiers for main events in five of the divisions featured over the course of the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s take home special souvenirs from the 36th annual event. Five1seven Designs gives replica door panels to Modified and Northern SportMod qualifiers while Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact qualifiers all receive replica hoods. Replica door panels measure 10” tall by 23” long while hoods are 12” by 16.” Awards will be made specific to each division and display the Super Nationals logo along with the word Qualifier. They’ll be presented to Sport Compact drivers on Tuesday and to drivers in the other four divisions as they qualify. This is the seventh year Five1seven Designs has given qualifier awards.
BOONE, Iowa – Representatives of Hope For The Warriors will be in attendance and the center of attention during the Saturday race program at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Ankeny-based Casey’s General Store, the presenting sponsor for Super Nationals, donates $10 for each heat race won by a Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod or Sport Compact driver displaying a Casey’s decal between Sept. 3 and Sept. 7. IMCA matches the amount given by Casey’s. Officials from both Casey’s and IMCA will present a check for approximately $5,000 to Hope For The Warriors in front of the flagstand during a break in the Saturday race program. A national nonprofit organization founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. The official convenience store of IMCA, Casey’s has supported Hope For The Warriors with previous fundraisers, including donations at Super Nationals every year since 2013.
BOONE, Iowa – Entries are still being accepted for the six divisions competing at the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod, Hobby Stock, Late Model and Sport Compact competitors can go to the IMCA or Boone Speedway websites to enter. All Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers in attendance at Boone Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1 can compete in that evening’s Prelude.
BOONE, Iowa – Race teams at Boone Speedway for the Sunday, Sept. 2 practice session will enjoy a pre-IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s meal courtesy of Arnold Motor Supply. During the day Sunday, stop and visit the Arnold Motor Tent just west of the Pit Concession stand for a variety of different samples cooked on Treager grills. Treager grills will be on display, and are available at all 62 of Arnold Motor Supply’s locations in five Midwestern States. Pork loin sandwiches will be served beginning at approximately 7 p.m. during the Arnold Motor Supply pit party with pork provided by Berkwood Farms. Spencer-based Arnold Motor Supply has been an IMCA sponsor in a variety of roles, most recently as title sponsor of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Modified Tour. For a store near you, visit them online at arnoldmotorsupply.com and during the week of Super Nationals and text RACEBOONE to 41411 for daily in store specials. Berkwood is headquartered in Des Moines, is one of the largest American suppliers of 100 percent certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork, and the only farmer-owned [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – The first champion of the 36th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will be crowned when the Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the Labor Day show at Boone Speedway. Touring IMCA Late Models race for as much as $3,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start their Monday, Sept. 3 main event. The winner earns $2,000 plus a bonus of up to $1,500 based on their number of sanctioned starts going into the weekend. Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 and pit passes are $30. Qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods complete the opening day program for Super Nationals. “It’s great to have the Deery Series back on the Labor Day program at Boone,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “Super Nationals is one of the most anticipated events on the Deery schedule and opening night is the perfect opportunity for us to feature this premier series.” The Deery Series has made 48 previous visits to [Read More]