Boone’s 50th anniversary special event combines with Prelude to Sept. 4-9 IMCA Super NationalsDan Engledow
BOONE, Iowa – As its name would imply, Boone Speedway’s 50th anniversary event will serve as a Prelude to the World’s Largest Dirt Track Event.
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods fill the card at the Saturday, Sept. 2 Prelude, giving early arrivals for the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s another night on Iowa’s Action Track.
The Modified feature will be a qualifying event for next fall’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The complete purse, as well as race night schedule, are to be announced.
“Boone’s 50th anniversary event was originally scheduled in March but was rained out. They had considered rescheduling mid-season but decided the prelude would be a better time,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “There are always a lot of drivers who get to Boone before Labor Day and this will be a good event between weekly racing and Super Nationals.”
Regardless of when they get to Boone, drivers and fans will be greeted by a familiar schedule at the 35th annual Super Nationals.
Southern SportMods headline the Labor Day show, which also sees qualifying begin for Hobby Socks and Northern SportMods. The complete Sport Compact program is on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Modified and Stock Car qualifying starts Wednesday, Sept. 6 while the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models tops the Thursday, Sept. 7 program.
The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is Friday, Sept. 8. Main events and races of champions for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks bring the week to a close on Saturday, Sept. 9.
“The main thing happening now at Boone is physical expansion of the speedway. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone who attends and create an enjoyable experience to complement what we know will be great racing,” Root said. “The weather is always the wild card. If that cooperates, Super Nationals will be a great experience.”
Along with new grandstand seating pitside, Boone has seen recent expansion to both pit and fan parking areas.
“Businesses and residents of Boone have been very gracious as Super Nationals has grown,” acknowledged Root. “We are very appreciative.”
Entry fees, if paid before Aug. 25, are $40 for Modifieds, $50 for Late Models, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods, and $15 for Sport Compacts.
Super Nationals competitors can also pre-enter by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201.
Both the Prelude and Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCATV.