Author - Dan Engledow

2017 Super Nationals

Super Nationals pre-registration begins

BOONE, Iowa – Pre-registration for the biggest event in all of dirt track racing is underway. Entry forms for the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, to be held Sept. 4-9 at Boone Speedway, are now posted on both the IMCA (www.imca.com) and track (www.raceboone.com) websites. Pit stall applications are also posted on both sites. Drivers must have 2017 competitor’s licenses and have completed the pre-registration process before they can reserve pit spots. Entry fees, if paid before [...]

Two nights of racing highlight Memorial Day weekend at Boone Speedway

BOONE, Iowa - Weekly racing and a traditional visit by the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models are on the card for two nights of racing this weekend at Boone Speedway. The Speedway Motors IMCA weekly racing season continues Saturday, May 27. IMCA sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods will be in action, along with the Mod Lites. The pit gate opens at 5:30 p.m. and grandstand at 6, with hot laps at [...]

Frostbuster Update

DONNELLSON, Iowa – New dates have been announced for two IMCA Frostbuster spe­cials. Lee County Speedway at Donnellson now hosts the Thursday, April 6 event. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Benton County Speedway at Vinton becomes site of the Sunday, April 9 finale, with racing following 4:45 p.m. hot laps. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods also run at Frostbusters Friday, April 7 at Marshalltown Speedway and [...]

Boone Speedway hosts April 8 IMCA Frostbuster finale 

BOONE, Iowa – Boone Speedway hosts its annual IMCA Frostbuster special on Saturday, April 8. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, along with a berth on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational that evening. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win.  Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grand­stand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 [...]

Boone starts 50th season with March 24, 25 special

         BOONE, Iowa – Iowa’s Action Track marks the start of its golden anniversary season with a Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 special featuring four IMCA divisions.           IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $500 to win both nights.         Modified features are qualifying events for the 2017 Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State [...]

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars new to Saturday shows at Boone

BOONE, Iowa – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be new to weekly race programs this season at Boone Speedway. The winged division last ran at Boone during the 2009 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “The timing to sanction Sprint Cars is right,” said Promoter Robert Lawton. “They are a good fit with the other IMCA divisions we run weekly.” IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are all on the April [...]

Engine Auction

Engine auction adds $18,200 to Saturday Super Nationals purse

  BOONE, Iowa – The post-race auction of Saturday champions’ engines at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s added $18,200 to the purse paid out to other drivers in those four divisions. Modified champion Ricky Thornton Jr.’s engine sold for $6,500 so each of the other 32 drivers starting that event receives $203.13. The engine that put Elijah Zevenbergen on top of the Stock Car podium sold for $6,000. The other 29 drivers in that division receive an additional [...]

Hope for the Warriors

  Travis Hanson (at left), senior director of sports and recreation for Hope for the Warriors, accepted the donation of $5,000 from Casey’s General Store and IMCA during pre-race ceremonies at Super Nationals. Casey’s, presenting sponsor for Super Nationals, gives $10 for each heat winner during the week and IMCA matches that donation; funds raised are used to assist post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen. Presenting the check was IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. (Photo by [...]

Thornton’s third Saturday win at Super Nationals is biggest of IMCA career 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – Ricky Thornton Jr. rated his third win of the day Saturday at Boone Speed­way as the biggest of his IMCA Modified career. After racing from 30th to first to win his IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s qualifying feature and start on the front of the outside row of the main event, Thornton won the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. He finished third behind Jimmy Gustin and Jeremy Mills in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, [...]

Super Nationals

Saturday Order of Events

Schedule is subject to change. HOBBY STOCK ROC HOT LAPS 5 – MODIFIED LAST CHANCE HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP SPORTMOD ROC HOT LAPS 5 – MODIFIED LAST CHANCE HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP STOCK CAR ROC HOT LAPS 5 – MODIFIED LAST CHANCE HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP MODIFIED ROC HOT LAPS 3 – MODIFIED “A’s” (12 laps) TRACK PREP ALL STAR INVITATIONAL HOT LAPS HOBBY STOCK QUALIFIER HOT LAPS HOBBY STOCK “RACE OF CHAMPIONS” (10 laps) SPORTMOD “RACE OF CHAMPIONS” (10 laps) MODIFIED “RACE OF CHAMPIONS” (12 laps) STOCK CAR “RACE OF CHAMPIONS” (10 laps) TRACK [...]