Schmidt scores big in second Stock Car qualifier

Schmidt scores big in second Stock Car qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Jay Schmidt led all but the first lap and held off defending Jay-Schmidtchampion Brandon Czarapata in winning Wednesday’s second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car qualifying feature at Boone Speedway.

Schmidt started fourth and drove by Trent Murphy on the second circuit; after a lap 21 caution, Czarapata used the ensuing restart to his advantage to take over the runner-up spot.

He couldn’t reel in Schmidt, however. Murphy was third while Kyle Vanover made a last-lap charge to steal the fourth and final qualifying spot from Nathan Wood.

Top four finishers from each Wednesday qualifier will play roshambo in the fan zone to determine how they’ll line up on the inside row for Saturday’s main event.

Schmidt will start his career 12th Super Nationals main event, Czarapata his 10th, Murphy his seventh straight in the division and 10th overall. Vanover made the show for the third time.