Smith scores big in Northern SportMod qualifier

Smith scores big in Northern SportMod qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Doug Smith took the lead on the first lap and stayed in front all 30 times around Boone Speedway to win the Monday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals

Doug Smith

Doug Smith dominated the opening night qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

fueled by Casey’s qualifier for Northern SportMods.

Smith had started fourth and quickly showed he had the fastest car on the track. He’ll start on the pole in the Saturday main event.

Finishing second through eighth and earning inside row spots behind Smith were Tyler Soppe, Daniel Drury, Curtis Veber, Prelude winner Dakota Sproul, Danny Dvorak, Adam Armstrong and Brandon Williams.

Dvorak will start his career sixth big dance on Saturday, Smith his fifth and Soppe his second. Armstrong, Drury, Sproul, Veber and Williams are first-time SportMod qualifiers; Armstrong made the main event twice in a Hobby Stock.

Qualifying for the middle and outside rows is Tuesday.

Qualifying feature results – 1. Doug Smith, Lanesboro; 2. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 3. Daniel Drury, Eldora; 4. Curtis Veber, Polk City; 5. Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; 6. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 7. Adam Armstrong, Carlisle; 8. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 9. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 10. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 11. Jared Hansen, Audubon; 12. Zech Norgaard, Spencer; 13. Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb.; 14. Jake Simpson, Algona; 15. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; 16. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 17. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; 18. Benjamin Schultze, Algona; 19. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 20. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb.; 21. Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, Minn.; 22. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 23. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 24. Josh Pfeifer, St. Paul, Neb.; 25. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 26. Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; 27. Josh Sink, Red Oak; 28. Zach Schultz, North Platte, Neb.; 29. Colby Fett, Algona; 30. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo.