Opening night program brings 357 cars

Opening night program brings 357 cars

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Opening night of the 29th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex brought 357 cars to Boone Speedway.

The Labor Day program boasts a record-matching 182 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, along with 137 Hobby Stocks and 38 Late Models.

The 50-lap Deery Brothers Summer Series feature owns top billing at the Monday show and Ray Guss Jr. will start his drive for an unprecedented third consecutive title from the back row of his heat race.

Andy Eckrich, hot on Guss’ heels in the series point standings and fresh off his Sunday night triumph at the Pepsi USA Nationals, drew a front row start for the same heat.

Twenty-lap qualifying features tonight will determine the inside row of 10 cars for Saturday’s Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod main events. Also on the Monday docket are qualifying heats for the Arnold Motor Supply SportMod Race of Champions on Saturday.

A record, or record-tying, number of Northern SportMods has competed at Super Nationals every year since the division was added to the program at Boone in 2005.

Thirty-seven Stock Cars went through the tech line Monday afternoon. Qualifying for the Stocks and Modifieds begins on Wednesday.

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