Builders, manufacturers to award four claim engines following Saturday main events at Super Nationals
BOONE, Iowa – For the first time in 31 years, new claim engines have been added to the prize package for champions or otherwise highest-finishing claim engine drivers in each of the four Saturday night main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
Complete 360 cubic inch claim engines will be awarded following the Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod main events on Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway.
The Modified engine will be built by two-time Super Nationals champion Kevin Stoa at KS Engineering in Albert Lea, Minn.
Billy Fisher at Fisher Race Engines in Oshkosh, Wis., will build both the Stock Car and Northern SportMod engines.
The Hobby Stock engine is built by Bryce Mulvey at Doctor J’s Performance in Anaheim, Calif.
“These engines would be a great replacement for a driver who has their motor claimed and sold at the Saturday night auction,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The fear of losing an engine to the claim should not deter any driver in these four divisions from attending Super Nationals.”
“There’s no other race in the country that’s giving away four built engines on the final night of competition,” he added. “It takes a special builder as well as a parts supplier to be part of this program.”
“The support engine builders and parts manufacturers have given Super Nationals and competing drivers has always been substantial and much appreciated,” agreed IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “This is probably the most significant contingency award drivers in any of these four divisions can earn.”
The Stoa-built powerplant, a twin to the engine he is currently competing with, has World Products heads and a GM block.
Fisher, the builder for 2012 IMCA national champion Brandon Czarapata, gives 500 cfm engines with EQ-manufactured cylinder heads.
The Crate Killer engine from Doctor J’s has 9 to 1 compression and EQ heads. Tyler Frye, nearing the 100 career win mark for Northern SportMods, has a Crate Killer under his hood.
“Howards Cams, Edelbrock, Summit and PBM Performance have also been key contributors to this contingency program,” Yoder said. “We’ll announce a complete list of parts suppliers in August.”
The 31st annual Super Nationals runs from Monday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 7 at Boone. The engines of all four champions crowned on Saturday will be sold by auction that evening so the builder/manufacturer program guarantees claim engine champions go home with a new powerplant.
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