Author - Dan Engledow

Richie Gustin

Richie Gustin reigns again at Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9) – After finishing second in his qualifying feature on Friday night, Richie Gustin figured he had a pretty good chance to win Saturday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified main event.  He was right.  The 2011 Super Nationals champion, Gustin passed 2007 winner Todd Shute to get to the front of the 40-lap headliner, then outran defending champion Ricky Thornton Jr. in taking the Boone Speedway checkers.  “I felt like we had a pretty good race [...]

Saturday Roundup

Kyle Strickler starts his bid to complete the Super Nationals triple crown from inside row one. Already a Super Nationals champion and winner of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, Strickler drew the ace to earn the pole start in Saturday’s Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. Mike Jergens is on the outside of the front row and two-time race winner Dustin Smith lines up third.  Starting fourth through 12th will be Josh Ruby, Todd Shute, Ryan McDaniel, Bob Moore, Vern Jackson, [...]

Super Nationals finale starts with I do’s

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9) – The bride wore a beaded ivory gown. The groom, of course, wore a checkered flag tie. Nebraska Stock Car driver Bob Chalupa and Carol Koch exchanged vows Saturday afternoon on the infield stage at Boone Speedway before pre-race ceremonies got underway for the final day of the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “We’ve been coming here for four years and I wanted to get married in Las Vegas,” Chalupa said. “She said no, [...]

John Oliver Jr.

Stock checkers fly for Oliver, Smith

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – A first-time qualifier and a former champion both made their way to victory lane following Friday night Stock Car features at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  John Oliver Jr. of Danville passed Webster City’s Reid Keller on the 10th of 25 laps and led to the finish in topping the first qualifier at Boone Speedway.  “I have had the best season I’ve ever had in my life. This feels great,” Oliver said. “This [...]

Todd Shute

Shute, Thornton lead parade of champions

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Qualifying feature winners Todd Shute and Ricky Thornton Jr. were two of the four Modified drivers with IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion­ships already on their resumes who punched tickets to 2017’s big dance Friday night. 2007 champion Shute of Des Moines topped the first qualifier at Boone Speedway while defend­ing king Thornton of Chandler, Ariz., outran 2011 champ Richie Gustin of Gilman in the second show. 2009 champion Randy Havlik of [...]

Saturday Schedule of Events

DRIVERS MEETING – 1:45 pm PRE-RACE CEREMONY – 2 pm             Stock Car RoC Card Game in Fan Zone             Modified RoC Card Game in Fan Zone             Northern SportMod Best Appearing Car presentation             Modified Best Appearing Car presentation FIRST RACE – 3 pm HOBBY STOCK ROC HOT LAPS 5 – MODIFIED LAST CHANCE HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP (Friday Stock Car Top 8 to Fan Zone) SPORTMOD ROC HOT LAPS 5 – MODIFIED LAST CHANCE HEATS (10 laps) TRACK PREP (Friday Modified Top 8 to Fan Zone) STOCK CAR [...]

DEAN ABBEY

Abbey shines in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational 

      BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – The magnitude of his Friday accomplishment at Boone Speedway was not lost on Dean Abbey. The Roanoke, Texas, hotshoe led the last 24 times around the track in winning the 30-lap Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, on night five of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “I just ran 30 laps with the best Modified drivers in the country,” said Abbey, who had to hold off two-time race winner Jay Noteboom of Hinton as [...]

Field set for Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Two-time winner Dustin Smith heads the list of qualifiers for Saturday’s Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. Smith, from Lake City and the 2013 and 2015 race winner, is one of a dozen Modified drivers who topped Friday heats and will advance to the final day show at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  First-time qualifiers are Vern Jackson of Waterloo, Josh Ruby of Lakota, Anthony Roth of Colum­bus, Neb., Johnny Scott of [...]

Todd Inman

Inman races from flat to first 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – It’s been a few years, but Todd Inman proved he could wheel his way to vic­tory lane at Boone Speedway and the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s. Inman, from Ankeny, restarted at the back of the field after cutting a tire on the first lap of Thurs­day’s first Stock Car qualifying feature. He steadily worked his way toward the front and into the top three during a long green flag run, took over the [...]

Jimmy Gustin

Gustin, Dripps are super in Thursday Modified qualifiers

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Two Modified drivers who definitely know their way around Boone Speed­way won IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying features Thursday night. 2010 champion Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown led all 25 times around the track in the first quali­fier, which ran green to checkers after a caution on the initial start. Reinbeck’s Corey Dripps caught Jonathan Snyder for the lead on lap 17 in the nightcap, then held off Kelly Shryock of Fer­tile following [...]