World class purse paid at Sept. 5-10 Super NationalsDan Engledow
BOONE, Iowa – Super might not be adjective enough to describe the purse shares and contingency awards drivers competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will earn over the course of the 34th annual event.
When 800-plus drivers from coast to coast and border to border exit Boone Speedway, they’ll have earned shares of an approximate $285,000. Add in another $60,000 or so in contingency awards and it’s clear that Super Nationals will continue to be the most prestigious, top-paying event for grassroots racers.
“Our goal has always been to maintain reasonable entry fees and admission prices while still providing the best possible purse structure at Super Nationals and we accomplish that in conjunction with a lot of great contingencies,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “The addition of Southern SportMods to Super Nationals and pre-registration numbers for all divisions has been very positive.”
Saturday’s Modified main event pays a minimum of $2,000 to win and $1,000 to start. The champion earns a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made previously to Super Nationals, making for a possible $7,000 payday.
Two qualifying features for Modifieds will be held each night Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a payout totaling $11,260.
The Stock Car main event pays a minimum of $1,000 to win and $300 to start. The champion’s bonus is a potential $1,500, $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned 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.
Northern SportMods race for a minimum of $1,000 to win and $100 to start, Southern SportMods for $750 to win and $100 to start, and Hobby Stocks for a minimum of $600 to win and $100 to start.
There’s a $25 per start up to 50 starts bonus for both divisions, which could add up to $1,250 to each champion’s share.
Saturday champions’ engines will be claimed and sold at public auction in the infield at Boone following the conclusion of that night’s program. Proceeds will be divided among all other drivers in the respective main events.
The Deery Brothers Summer Series event boasts the regular Late Model tour $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start purse, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts.
Tuesday’s Sport Compact champion can double his or her $250 winnings with a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts. Taking the green flag in that main event pays a minimum of $50.
All seven Super Nationals champions receive posted payouts before leaving the speedway. Bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November.