Season championship wins to Rust, Smith, Logue, Watson

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 24) – The 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season came to a close Saturday at Boone Speedway with season championship night.  Jake McBirnie held a thirty-two point lead over Cory Pestotnik going into the final go around of the season in the Elmquist IMCA Northern SportMod 23-lap feature.  McBirnie shot to the lead as the race went green and continued to hold it through three early cautions.  When the yellow flew on lap 10, Johnathon Logue had moved from sixth starting to third and on the restart made the move into second and began to hound leader McBirnie. His persistence paid off a handful of laps later when he made the pass at the flagstand to take over the top spot. He would then keep it the rest of the way to the checkers and the win.  Cory Pestotnik came home in second place and McBirnie finished third. McBirnie is the 2019 track champion. The Pickett Salvage IMCA Hobby Stocks had an eight point separation between Aaron [Read More]

2019 Super Nationals

Deery Series headlines opening night at IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa – Opening night of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Boone Speedway for the 49th time. The IMCA Late Model tour headlines the Monday, Sept. 2 program at Boone, in a main event that pays as much as $3,500 to win. Along with a guaranteed $2,000, the winner earns a Weekly Racing Bonus of as much as $1,500 based on their number of sanctioned starts this season, plus a wealth of contingency awards. Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. Also on the Labor Day card are qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. Pit passes are $30 and grandstand admission is $20.  The 499th event in Deery Series history will also be the 30th held in conjunc­tion with Super Nation­als. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has earned seven of his career 70 Deery victories at Boone, six of them at Super Nationals. Gary Webb of Blue Grass is a four-time Super Nationals king. Todd Cooney of Des Moines [Read More]

2019 Super Nationals

Drivers must pre-enter for Super Nationals to compete in Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone

BOONE, Iowa – Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers must be pre-entered for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s to compete in the Saturday, Aug. 31 Wild Rose and Casino Resort Prelude at Boone Speedway. “There were approximately 240 cars entered in the Prelude last year. Those types of numbers have a tremendous effect time-wise on the sign-in and lineup process,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “Accepting unexpected and large numbers of late entries effects the entire process and would result in a late start and late conclusion to the Prelude race program.”  The Prelude Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State points will be awarded in all four divisions. Modifieds earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points, with EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region points going to the Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points to the Hobby Stocks.  Grandstand admission [Read More]


California driver strikes gold on Super Saturday at Boone

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 3) – Californian Cody Laney collected the IMCA Modified checkers and $1,000 at Boone Speedway’s Super Saturday show, which drew 160 entries in all. Laney led all 20 laps and won going away, earning a spot on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. Another Californian, Ethan Dotson, drove his ride from sixth to finish second in the Watermelon Classic headliner. Thor Anderson ran at the front of the field all race and finished third, fourth went to Randy Havlik, and Jeff Aikey finished fifth.  Ricky Thornton was the $1,000 TiLUBE Challenge winner earlier in the evening while Richie Gustin pocketed $500 for taking the Second Chance Showdown.  Brandon Pruitt took advantage of his outside front row starting position, grabbed the lead immedi­ately and held off some heavy competition in leading all of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.  Shaun Wirtz caught Bryant Johnson using the top of the track and led the last 10 circuits to top the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. The victory was the second [Read More]


Frostbuster finale brings 187 cars to Boone Speedway

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]


Opening night Frostbuster entries total 173, Grabouski makes right moves for $1,000 win

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 Frostbuster now canceled, Marshalltown, Boone dates still on

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]

2018 Super Nationals

Early entries for Super Nationals top 750

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]

2018 Super Nationals

Sept. 1 Prelude at Boone precedes IMCA Super Nationals 

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.

2018 Super Nationals

Main event qualifiers in 5 divisions get replica door panels, hoods from Five1seven Designs

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.