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Faster than lightning, Strickler bolts to Modified qualifying win

Faster than lightning, Strickler bolts to Modified qualifying win

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Kyle Strickler beat his competition on the track and the Modified qualifying feature beat the weather Thursday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals. Strickler topped the abbreviated feature, shortened because of time and threatening weather conditions. His victory puts the North Carolina driver at the front of the […]

Godwin to start from the pole

Godwin to start from the pole

Nyle Godwin will start from the pole with defending champion Sean Johnson to his outside in Thursday’s qualifying feature for Stock Cars. One other former champion is in the field of 30. Brian Blessington, Super Nationals king in 2001, will start ninth. The top eight finishers advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event.

Saathoff and Stoa qualify

Saathoff and Stoa qualify

A pair of former winners raced their way back into the starting field of 12 for Saturday’s Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. 1997 and 1998 RoC winner Johnny Saathoff topped his heat while 2005 winner Kevin Stoa qualified by finishing second in his. Other heat winners were Jake Durbin, Mark Elliott, Michael Smith, Brad […]

Career win leaders

Career win leaders

The career wins leaders in IMCA’s Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions signed autographs in the Air Force Fan Zone during a Thursday farming session. Together, David Murray Jr., Mike Nichols, Shannon Anderson and Jesse Sobbing own more than 1,000 sanctioned feature wins … plus a dozen national championships, 15 […]

All time record continues to grow

All time record continues to grow

Two more Stock Cars were new to Boone Speedway Thursday afternoon, nudging the record number of entries for that division to 191 and the all-time event record to 872. This is the fifth straight year Super Nationals has topped the 800 entry mark. The previous car count record of 843 was set last year.

Brandon Czarapata

Brandon Czarapata

Already track champion at Luxemburg and Seymour and a national championship contender, Brandon Czarapata has his eyes on a different prize this week: The Super Nationals Stock Car crown. Czarapata ended a Modified foray and returned to the division on a part-time basis last season. He’s a 24-time feature winner thus far in 2012 and […]

Next time you’re having a bad day...

Next time you’re having a bad day…

Next time you’re having a bad day, think about Paul Stone. From Winton, Calif., Stone and his wife Jill were enroute to Boone Speedway with both his and Bobby Hogge IV’s Modified in the trailer. What happened next can be summed up with these words of advice from Stone: “If you’re going to break down, […]

Ronn Lauritzen

Ronn Lauritzen

The driver with one of, if not the most vocal cheering sections in the main grandstands, will start his career-first Modified main event on Saturday night. That accomplishment by Ronn Lauritzen comes after less than six full seasons in the class and despite a dustup early in Wednesday’s qualifier that left him with a bent […]

Brandon Blochlinger

Brandon Blochlinger

Brandon Blochlinger drove out of the pits at Boone two years ago skeptical about getting another golden opportunity to win a Super Nationals Modified championship. He woke up Thursday morning feeling pretty good about a lot of things, including his chances in Saturday’s big dance. Blochlinger led much of the way in the 2010 event […]

Race of champions qualifying heats tonight for Modifieds

Race of champions qualifying heats tonight for Modifieds

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Qualifying heats the Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions are on Thursday’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals card. The top two finishers from each of six Harris RoC heats advance to the Saturday feature at Boone Speedway. That event pays $1,000 to win plus lap money. Defending and two-time […]

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