Author - Dan Engledow

Todd Cooney

Deery Series checkers give Cooney his career third Super Nationals crown 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Todd Cooney’s fortunes turned around again Thursday night, at a race track that hasn’t always treated him well. Cooney led all 50 laps of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Boone Speedway, earning $3,110 along with his career third IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Late Model championship.  “Tonight was unbelievable. We had a yellow with about 20 to go and I looked up at the leader board and thought I had a [...]

Friday Schedule of Events

DRIVERS MEETING – 1 pm TRACK PREP FIRST RACE – 2 pm MODIFIED ALL-STAR HOT LAPS 8 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Thursday Modified Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone) 10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP(Thursday Stock Car Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone) 12 – MODIFIED ROC HEATS (6 laps) TRACK PREP (Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational drivers to Fan Zone) 10 - STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps) TRACK PREP (Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational Autograph Session in Fan Zone) 10 [...]

Ashley Schaaf

Ashley Schaaf

Ashley Schaaf made her Modified debut at Super Nationals in 2015. She’s been learning and get­ting faster ever since.  From Lincoln, Neb., and a Beatrice Speedway regular, Schaaf is doubling as driver and crew until her father Dennis gets to Boone on Friday.  “Super Nationals has been a good learning experience for me. There are no slow cars here. It’s awesome to race with them,” said Schaaf. “My idols are now my rivals. Hopefully I’ll be able to run up front with [...]

Weekly tracks represented

Drivers who support their weekly track(s) are well represented in starting fields for both Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod main events. The same goes for Wednesday night qualifiers for both the Modified and Stock Car main events.  Hobby Stock drivers had a combined 759 starts, the Northern SportMod drivers 749. Totals for first-night Modified and Stock Car qualifiers were 202 and 205, respectively. “The weekly racer has always been and will always been the focus of this organization,” IMCA President Brett [...]

Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson will look to regain the momentum be brought from Texas to Super Nationals when Modified qualifying resumes tonight. The Waco hotshoe capped off his run to the Heart O’ Texas track title with the win on champion­ship night at his hometown track.  “We let a good race get away (on Wednesday) when we pulled off after half a lap after starting outside front row,” he said. “But we have more chances.”  Tomlinson won three times at HO’T, racing with the likes [...]

Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer

To borrow from the intro to Wide World of Sports, Nick Meyer’s season has ranged from the ag­ony of two wrecked race cars to the thrill of qualifying for the Super Nationals Modified main event. In just his 16th night in the car he bought midway through the year, Meyer ran second to veteran Ricky Stephan in Wednesday’s first qualifying feature at Boone Speedway.  “We met and exceeded all our goals and it was only he first day of qualifying,” said the [...]

Deery Series headlines Thursday Super Nationals schedule

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Cayden Carter looks to make history on Thursday, night four of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, while Jeff Aikey looks to add to his legacy.  The Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the program at Boone Speedway this evening. Al­ready qualified for Modified and Stock Car main events, Carter looks to qualify for a third champion­ship event by making the Late Model grid.  Aikey, meanwhile, aims to run his record string of Late [...]

ricky stephan

Modified qualifiers go to familiar foes Stephan, Abelson 

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Ricky Stephan didn’t think anything could top it when he got his career 100th IMCA Modified feature win this summer.  Now he’s not so sure.  The veteran from South Sioux City, Neb., won the first Modified qualifying feature Wednesday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, outrunning Whittemore rookie Nick Meyer in lapped traffic late in a fast-paced contest at Boone Speedway.  He’ll square off with familiar foe Chris Abelson, winner of the evening’s second [...]