Passing at a premium in Northern SportMod qualifier at Boone

Passing at a premium in Northern SportMod qualifier at Boone

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Passing skills were at a premium in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod qualifying feature Monday at Boone Speedway.

Seven of the top 10 finishers came from the back half of the 20-car field on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex. Scott Davis advanced 11 positions for the victory and will start his division record seventh main event on Saturday.

Cayden Carter started dead last but chased Davis across the stripe.

Also moving on to Saturday’s main event will be Geoff Olson (plus 11 start to finish on the night), Tara Longnecker, Clay Evans, David Schlicht (plus 12), Nathan Chodur (plus nine), Taimon Wehr, Troy Jerovetz and defending champion Brett Meyer.

Chodur, Meyer and Olson are all five-time qualifiers. Jerovetz is in the main event for the third time, Evans, Longnecker, Wehr, Schlicht and Carter each for the first.

Longnecker is also the first female driver to qualify for the SportMod main. No woman has ever won a Super Nationals championship: The highest finish was by Jennifer Eriksen, the Sprint Car runner-up in 2007.

Davis is now a 14-time Super Nationals main event qualifier, with six Stock Car and one Modified event under his belt as well. He won the Stock Car crown at Boone in 1998.

Qualifying feature results – 1. Scott Davis, Madrid; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Geoff Olson, Ames; 4. Tara Longnecker, Woodward; 5. Clay Evans, Paullina; 6. David Schlicht, Grand Junction; 7. Nathan Chodur, Lake Mills; 8. Taimon Wehr, Harlan; 9. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; 10. Brett Meyer, Lytton; 11. Cody Hennings, Boone; 12. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; 13. Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; 14. Jim Buhlman, Cedar Falls; 15. Jason Doyle, Cedar Rapids; 16. Seth Schroer, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.; 17. Tim Zeman, Muscatine; 18. Andy Tiernan, Woodward; 19. Jeremy Embrey, Madrid; 20. Nick Lakes, Sergeant Bluff.