Super Nationals will boast a super purseDan Engledow
BOONE, Iowa – The purse is every bit as super as the event itself.
Shares of nearly $300,000 will be paid out to drivers competing at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Add to that the approximate $60,000 in contingency awards and there’s no doubt the 36th annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation will continue to be the most prestigious, top-paying event for grassroots racers.
“Maintaining reasonable entry fees and admission prices while providing the best possible purse structure has always been a goal at Super Nationals,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We have been able to accomplish that because of the great contingency award support given by IMCA sponsors.”
The Saturday, Sept. 8 Modified main event boasts a potential $7,000 paycheck for the winner. That includes a guaranteed $2,000 plus a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the season.
Saturday’s Stock Car main event carries a $3,500 top possible check. The winner goes home with $1,000 plus a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts.
Winning Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event could also be good for as much as $3,500. The Late Model tour event pays a guaranteed $2,000 to win, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts.
Potential payday for the Northern SportMods on Saturday is $2,250. That main event pays a guaranteed $1,000 to win plus a bonus of $25 for each of up to 50 starts this season.
Top prize for the Hobby Stocks could reach $1,850. They’ll race for $600 to win their Saturday night main and the bonus of $25 per start up to 50.
The champion of Tuesday’s Sport Compact main event could bank as much as $500. They’ll get a guaranteed $250 plus a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts.
Modified drivers are guaranteed $300 providing they race each night Wednesday through Saturday. Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they race Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
All purse money is posted and paid at the event; Super Nationals champions’ bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November.