2022 Super Nationals

IMCA Super Nationals history for Olmstead with RoC win and Hobby Stock championship 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2022) – Zach Olmstead thought he had the car to win the Saturday show at Boone Speedway last September. That same ride took him straight to the history book at the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Olmstead became the first driver to win both the Stephenville Starter Race of Champions and the Hobby Stock championship event at the same Super Nationals, topping Tuesday’s RoC and the Big Dance on Saturday. He had worked his way up from 10th starting and was running close, but not too close, to the front stretch calamity that kayoed race-long leader Brandon Nielsen, defending champion Mike Smith and Jimmy Johnson. “It’s humbling,” said Olmstead, who had finished fourth in his one prior main event start, in 2018. “Last year we won the Prelude and the race of champions. I felt like we had a winning car but got taken out and didn’t qualify. This year I wanted to go back and prove it.” Still on board the same 2019 Brendan Eilts Racing & [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Looft’s IMCA Super Nationals SportMod championship is best birthday present ever

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2022) – Matthew Looft brought home his first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championship and the best birthday present an 8-year-old boy could ask for on the same night. Looft raced from 13th starting and held off familiar weekly foe Colby Fett Saturday in winning the Northern SportMod main event and $5,000 Saturday at Boone Speedway. “I promised to do my best to give my son Brayden a tall trophy for his eighth birthday,” said Looft, from Swea City and IMCA’s four-time and defending national champion. “We have gotten a lot of help from a lot of people and have won a lot of races and this was the biggest by far.” “A national championship is pretty cool. At Super Nationals there are 171 other cars and you’re racing against the best drivers in the country just to get in the feature,” he continued. “All the pressure is on one night. You can have some bad nights when you race during the season but you can’t have a bad [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Murty races to rare Stock Car repeat crown at IMCA Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2022) – A race that began as a battle between two of the best young guns in the division became a battle between father and son on championship night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. When both those battles at Boone Speedway were over, Dallon Murty had defended his Stock Car championship, becoming just the second driver in division history to go back-to-back at America’s Racin’ Vacation.  “This was a really special win. There’s a lot of weight lifted off your shoulders when you’re the defending champion and can win again,” said Murty, 17 years old, from Chelsea and a senior at BGM High School. “Last year’s win was probably my best ever because it was my first. This win and last year are at the top of all my wins, by far.” A record 246 Stock Car drivers competed at the 40th annual Super Nationals and the main event saw 30 of the best of them racing for a $7,500 top check. Murty had become the youngest champion [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Berry wears Modified crown at 40th annual IMCA Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2022) – A season that’s seen more than its share of high points for Tom Berry Jr. saw its highest on Saturday, in the final race of the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Berry added the title of Super Nationals champion to his already lengthy IMCA resume, passing Kollin Hibdon just before midway and leading to the end of the 40-lap Modified feature. More than 250 Modifieds were among the record 1,000 cars that competed at Boone Speedway during the week and Berry had the fastest of them in taking the $10,000 top check. “This was definitely our biggest win. It means a lot to our entire team,” said Berry, who won a host of special events around the Midwest leading up to Super Nationals. “We have been coming here since 2014 and we’ve been competitive the last four years.”  “We’ve had our ups and downs at Boone,” continued the Oregon native, fourth in the Big Dance on 2020 and the first car out of last year’s [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Engine auction adds $21,000 to Super Nationals main event purse

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2022) – The gavel came down four times as the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Saturday night program concluded with the auction of champions’ engines. Stock Car champion Dallon Murty’s engine sold for $7,250, so each of the other 29 starters in that event got another $250 in addition to their posted purse shares. The engine of Northern SportMod champion Matt Looft hammered at $5,500. The other 29 drivers in that event get another $189.66. Modified champion Tom Berry Jr.’s engine sold for $5,200 so the other 32 starts in that race each get $162.50. And Zach Olmstead’s Super Nationals winning engine sold for $3,000. The other 29 qualifiers for the Hobby Stock feature get another $103.45. Berry, Looft and Olmstead each received new crate engines from the Karl Companies. Murty received an engine built by Midstate Machine. IMCA and event sponsors, among them Speedway Motors, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, EQ Cylinder Heads, Kevko, Manley and Motorville Parts Supply, also helped furnished parts for that power plant.  All auction proceeds [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Record 1,004 pre-entries for 40th annual IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2022) – The records continue to fall before the first green flag of the 40th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s even waves. The number of drivers pre-entered hit 1,004 Friday morning, 82 more than the previous mark set last year. 2022 entries come from a record 29 states and four Canadian provinces. “Super Nationals has been the biggest event not only in IMCA but in all of dirt track racing for much of its history,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We are honored that so many drivers want to be part of the 40th annual event. We will do everything possible to make their week at Boone Speedway the highlight of their 2022 season.” The 29 states represented among this year’s pre-registered drivers include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Canadian provinces represented include Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. By [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

B & B All-Star Invitational eligible list adds three

VINTON, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2022) – Three more drivers will contend for starting spots in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. Nathan Ballard and Aaron Spangler both won weekly qualifying events while former IMCA Late Model driver Mike Smith now of Kellogg won the First Time Winner special at Boone Speedway. Dallon Murty and Elijah Zevenbergen also won qualifying events but were already eligible.  Remaining qualifying events include the Friday night program at US 36 Raceway, Saturday’s Prelude at Boone Speedway and Labor Day Clash shows at Mohave Valley Raceway and Mighty Axe Shows at North Central Speedway.  And the winner of this weekend’s Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Stock Car Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway becomes the final automatic qualifier for the second annual event.  All-Star qualifying is on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Kelly Shryock defends his B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational crown during the Thursday, Sept. 8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone.  B & B All-Star eligible drivers include: Jeffrey Abbey, Nathan Ballard, Renn Bane, Jason [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Hogz, Skinz & Sudz pit party planned for Sunday before Super Nationals at Boone

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2022) – Drivers and race fans will enjoy of great-tasting pork and an adult beverage or two when they party in the pits on the Sunday night before the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. Pulled pork and pork loin sandwiches, potato chips and Busch Light will be served starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at Todd Van Eaton’s pit stall near championship row north of the track.  The Hogz, Skinz & Sudz pit party continues until everything is gone.  In addition to Van Eaton Pork, party sponsors include Fox Welding, Big Frig, Camp Chef, JBS, Wreckers or Checkers Bar and BW Outdoors.  Cody Hicks performs at 10 p.m. both nights of the Prelude Saturday and Sunday. 

2022 Super Nationals

Stone’s phenomenal season rolls on at IMCA Super Nationals

LOVINGTON, N.M. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Two-division star Caleb Stone looks to adds to the luster of what’s already been a phenomenal season when he rolls into the pits at Boone for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  The 40th annual event marks the fifth Super Nationals for the Lovington, N.M., driver, who will run for starting spots in Saturday night main events for both Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. “This has really been a phenomenal season. Everything has just clicked for us,” said Stone, quick to share credit for some of his success with a guy who knows a thing or two about racing two different cars weekly. “The guys at Jordan Grabouski Racing and Big Johnson have helped us a ton. We’ve run their cars for about six years now and we’ve worked with them as a team. I can’t say enough good about them.”  “More seat time always makes you better but lots of time in the shop is important, too,” he added. “I’ve got a [Read More]

2022 Super Nationals

Everett, Cassell, Wauge earn Fast Shafts All-Star eligibility

VINTON, Iowa (Aug. 31, 2022) – Three more Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers have raced their way to Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Dallas Everett prevailed at Central Arkansas Motor Speedway’s Johnny Wise Memorial. Craig Cassell topped Sunset Speedway’s Doug Walters Classic and Mark Wauge was the Saturday winner at Southern Oregon Speedway. Winners of qualifying events already eligible were Austen Becerra, Tom Berry Jr., Jerry Flippo, Bricen James, Austin Kiefer, Jake Nightingale, Collin Thirlby and Nick Trenchard. Remaining qualifying events include Marshalltown Speedway’s Sept. 2 Showdown at Motown, both nights of the Mighty Axe at North Central Speedway and the Labor Day Clash at Mohave Valley Raceway, the Saturday Prelude at Boone Speedway and East Moline’s Fallen Heroes show on Sunday. The 158 drivers now eligible to qualify on Thursday, Sept. 8 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway include:  Chris Abelson, Mark Adams, Jeff Aikey, Ricky Alvarado, Austin Arneson, Keaton Atkinson, Chaz Baca, Jared Baird, Owen Barnhill, Austen Becerra, Brandon Beckendorf, Garrett Bennett, Tom Berry Jr., Tyson [Read More]