BOONE, Iowa – The biggest dirt track racing
event is just around the corner and competitors from 26 states
and Canada have already signed on to be part of America’s
The IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s
will be held Monday through Saturday, Sept. 1-6 at Boone Speedway.
Many of the best drivers in six IMCA divisions will chase
championships and accompanying places in the IMCA history
book during the 32nd annual event.
“Super Nationals has grown to be much more than six
days of racing,” emphasized IMCA Vice President of Operations
Brett Root. “From the party and live music on the Sunday
before to a week of camping on the speedway grounds for many
fans, it has truly become a racing vacation for many fans
Start time for racing has been moved up to 2 p.m. each day.
IMCA has also announced changes in pre-tech inspection intended
to speed that process and reduce the amount of traffic in
the pit area.
Manufacturers’ Row, located on the northeast side of
the speedway grounds, is at full capacity with 40 vendors
and counting, and will be open throughout the week.
The first 2014 Super Nationals champion will be crowned on
Labor Day. The Late Model feature is part of the Deery Brothers
Summer Series. The entire Sport Compact program is on Tuesday,
Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying is Monday and
Tuesday; Modified and Stock Car qualifying completes race
programs the next three nights.
The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is on Friday, Sept.
A very busy Saturday program boasts race of champions and
main events for the Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods, Stock
Cars and Modifieds.
The Late Model feature pays $3,000 to win, with another $30
paid for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts during the
current point season. Sport Compacts vie for $250 to win,
plus $5 for each of as many as 50 starts.
First place in the All-Star race is good for $1,000.
The main event for Stock Cars pays $1,000 to win, along with
a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50-point season starts.
Northern SportMods race for $1,000 and Hobby Stocks for $600
to win, both with bonuses of $25 per sanctioned start up to
The Modified champion earns $2,000 plus $100 for each of
as many as 50 sanctioned starts, making for a potential $7,000
Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock mains all start
30 cars while 33 cars will take the initial green flag in
the Modified dance.
Approximately $250,000 in purse money and a similar amount
of cash and contingency awards went home with the 842 drivers
competing at Super Nationals last year.
“There isn’t another dirt track event with a
purse or anywhere near the amount of cash and contingencies
that go to so many different drivers,” said Root said.
“It’s a real source of pride for us that so many
drivers will go home with cash or product or both, in addition
to shares of the purse.”
XSAN will keep fans who can’t attend can keep up with
all the action from Boone via internet broadcasts. Results
will also be posted on the IMCA and Boone Speedway websites.
IMCA officials have also announced the early registration
deadline has been bumped back to Thursday, Aug. 28.
“This is a good problem to have, and it seems like
it’s one we ‘ve been having every year as long
as I can remember,” Root said. “I can’t
emphasize enough how important it is for anyone who hasn’t
pre-registered or sent in their forms for camping to do so
as soon as possible. It speeds up the registration process
immensely at the event and saves the racer a few bucks in