Boone looks to go three-for-three this weekend

Boone looks to go three-for-three this weekend

BOONE, Iowa – While Mother Nature has played spoiler to many race programs across Iowa so far in 2013, Boone Speedway has had two successful shows through the first two weeks of the season.

“We dodged the rain for the Frostbuster and we dodged the rain last week,” stated promoter Robert Lawton. “Hopefully, we can do it again this weekend.”

Boone Speedway, along with 34 Raceway in Burlington, are the only tracks in the state to complete every scheduled event through the middle of April.

After holding its annual season-opening Frostbuster event on April 6, the speedway got its weekly points season underway on April 13. It looks to get its first three programs of the season in the books with the second night of weekly racing on Saturday, April 20.

Todd Shute won the April 13 points opener in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified division, while Damon Murty was the winner among 35 entries in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.

Eric Elliott bested a field of 43 Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern SportMods to take the early points lead and Austin Luellen won the Picketts Salvage IMCA Hobby Stock feature April 13. Andy Hennigar was the opening night winner in the Mod Lite division.

Due to cool temperatures, start times at the speedway have been pushed up for the month of April. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and grandstands at 3. Hot laps are scheduled for 4, with racing to begin at 5.

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