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posted May 21, 2001 11:13 AM
19th annual Super Nationals at Boone Speedway Sept. 3-8
BOONE, Iowa - The 19th version of America's Racin' Vacation begins on Labor Day at the Boone, Iowa, Speedway.
The I.M.C.A./Speedway Motors Super Nationals is set for a Sept. 3-8 run at Boone. The annual racing extravaganza will again see champions crowned in all five of the divisions sanctioned by I.M.C.A. The Jackpot Junction Sprint Car Series concludes with a Thursday night, Sept. 6 race at Boone and the Late Model champion will be decided the next eve-ning in the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature.
Both the Dirt Works Ron Efkamp Memorial Race of Champions for Modifieds and the new Sunoco Race Fuels Stock Car Race of Champions are on the Saturday night program, along with feature events for the Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and Modifieds.
"Enthusiasm for this event is again at an all-time high," I.M.C.A. Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. "We look forward to watching drivers from all over the country race at Boone."
Much of the week's schedule on and around the track is similar to previous Super Nationals.
Hobby Stocks qualify 12 cars on Monday and on Tuesday. Stock Cars, with a feature field expanded to 33, will now qualify 10 cars on Monday, Tuesday and again Wednesday, with the back row of three determined in last chance races.
Modifieds qualify eight cars Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the final nine cars making the grade Saturday.
Qualifying for the 10-car Sunoco race is Monday and Tuesday, while the Dirt Works Ron Efkamp Memorial field of 12 will be determined Thursday and Friday.
Racing will start at 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Driver entry forms and spectator ticket forms are published in this month's newsletter, as is an entry form for the queen contest.
The list of local and area hotel/motel accommodations is also in this edition of Inside I.M.C.A.
"A Senior PGA tournament is scheduled in West Des Moines the same time as Super Nationals. That's going to make getting a place to stay overnight even tougher," said Root. "If you don't live close enough to go home or don't want to camp, I can't stress enough how important it is to make room reservations now."
The 2000 Super Nationals saw record counts with 694 cars overall and 406 Modified entries. Numbers could again alter the nightly qualifying process.
Clausen Racing returns as Gulf Coast Region sponsor
VINTON, Iowa - Clausen Racing Products returns this season as title sponsor for the Gulf Coast Region for I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds.
The automotive racing parts distributor is located in Independence, La., and will pay $2,500 in cash awards to the top drivers in the final 2001 point standings in the Clausen Racing Gulf Coast Region.
To be eligible for the awards, Modified drivers in the region must display Clausen decals on the top of the door on both sides of their race cars.
"Floyd Clausen has been a strong supporter of I.M.CA. racing for a number of years as a title sponsor of the Gulf Coast Region. Clausen Racing Products is a company that has everything for your race car, and if they don't, you may not need it," I.M.C.A. Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. "We appreciate their support and look forward to another great season of racing in the Clausen Gulf Coast Region."