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posted September 06, 2001 07:00 PM
IMCA Super Nationals Notebook - Wednesday, Sept. 5
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2001) - The roll call of states with entries in the Modified division now includes Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The Canadian entry is from the provinceof Alberta.
Karl Fredrickson, who writes for Speedway Illustrated magazine, is the Massachusetts driver.
Depending on his heat race draw, driver Don Alvord of Locke, N.Y., has been booked to perform during one of the farming sessions tonight at Boone.
An accomplished vocalist, Alvord will sing "Rocky Top." Announcers Denny Grabenbauer and Toby Kruse heard Alvord singing during an impromptu performance in the pits last night and signed him up.
All four Hobby Stock drivers with cars numbered 34 who came to Boone are in Saturday's feature field.
Jerry Hinton (34J) of Des Moines qualified Monday. Brent Schlake (Z34) of Blue Springs, Neb., Jay Goosman (34G) of Hinton and Chad Klocke (34) of Carroll joined Hinton last night.
Positions in the seventh through 12th rows were drawn Tuesday. Brett Smith of Madrid is on the inside and Schlake is on the outside of row seven; Goosman and Randy Hadacek of Britt make up row eight, Tim Fralin of Beatrice, Neb., and Doug Seidl of Coon Rapids are in row nine, Steve Jones of Ames and Ben Hoesing of Ames are in row 10, Jason Ward of Sioux City and Chad Waddell of Stuart are in row 11 and the back row has Klocke and Andy Boeckman of Wall Lake.
If you have to have a flat tire, the best time is after the race.
Brian Blessington of Breda won Tuesday's feature for the Stock Cars and will start at the front of the middle row on Saturday night.
His right front tire deflated while Blessington had his picture taken and gave a post-race interview. His 92B mount was in the center when three cars squished together during his dash to the front, but the resulting tear was small enough that he could finish the last half of the race.
While the number of cars continues to grow, so does the number of entries in the Super Nationals queen contest.
Amanda Kaiser of Forest City is the newest addition, bringing the number of candidates to 31.
Sprint Cars in the Jackpot Junction Tour take their turn on center stage Thursday night and the series championship is up for grabs.
Bruce Defries and Brandon Allen, both of Mankato, Minn., are tied for the lead with 245 points. Donovan Peterson of Brookings, S.D., won the Sunday night race at Redwood Speedway and is third, just six points out.
Dave Heskin of Monticello, Minn., is fourth with 238 points, Sid Denzer of Le Sueur, Minn., is fifth with 234 and Iowa Falls, Iowa's Bob Hildreth is sixth with 231.