All roads lead to Boone Speedway for Sept. 4-9 IMCA Super NationalsDan Engledow
BOONE, Iowa – The opportunity for dirt track racing immortality awaits competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
Drivers from more than 20 states and Canada have now pre-registered for the greatest show on dirt, set for Sept. 4-9 at Boone Speedway.
Champions crowned at the 35th annual event will race their way into the record book in full of a packed grandstand and an international audience watching on IMCATV.
“A Super Nationals championship is the pinnacle of any driver’s career,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “The entire format of the week is as driver and fan-friendly as possible and with a number of improvements such as expansion of the pit and camping areas, the only wild card continues to be the weather.”
“There’s nothing we can do about that,” he added, “except make any necessary adaptations to the race night format as needed.”
Entry fees, if paid before Aug. 25, remain $40 for Modifieds, $50 for Late Models, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods, and $15 for Sport Compacts.
“We will continue accepting pre-registrations right up until the Friday before Super Nationals,” Root said. “While that gives us a better idea on what car counts to expect, it also saves drivers some money ($20) on registration and makes them eligible for the bonuses to be paid to champions in each division except the Late Models.”
Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers pre-registered for Super Nationals are also eligible to compete in the Sept. 2 50th anniversary Wild Rose Casino and Resort Prelude special at Boone.
Super Nationals competitors can pre-enter by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201. Entry forms are also posted on the IMCA (www.imca.com) and Boone Speedway (www.raceboone.com) websites.
Depending on car count, purse for the week will be approximately $300,000 with another $60,000 in contingencies to be awarded.
Southern SportMods crown the first champion of the week on opening night Monday, Sept. 4.
Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying is Monday and Tuesday; the entire Sport Compact program is on Tuesday.
Modified and Stock Car qualifying is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-8.
The Late Model feature is part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series and returns to the Thursday program. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational for Modifieds is on Friday.
Following last-chance events for the Modifieds and Stock Cars, the Saturday, Sept. 9 program concludes with race of champions and main events for the Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods, Stock Cars and Modifieds.
Event coverage by IMCATV also includes the Prelude.