Jump to content

Saturday IMCA Super Nationals complete results


Recommended Posts

Havlik, Smith, Anderson, Pruitt are Saturday Super Nationals champions


BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 12) – Randy Havlik finally won the championship that eluded him 20 years ago at Boone Speedway.


Havlik passed Jay Noteboom, who slowed with mechanical problems on the final lap, to win the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals Modified main event on Saturday night.


“This is great. I can’t believe it,” Havlik said, following a euphoric celebration in victory lane with family and crew members. “I just tried to be patient and stay close to Jay.”


Craig Reetz, Jeff Stephens, Russ Dickerson and Cale Sponsler rounded out the top five. Reetz moved up 14 spots from his original start while last-chance qualifiers Dickerson and Sponsler advanced 23 and 27 positions, respectively.


Jake Durbin started on the pole and led the first 31 of 40 laps. David Murray Jr. finally caught up but his pass to the front was erased by a caution. Noteboom sped by after Durbin spun and Murray got caught up in the five-car tangle that ensued on lap 33.


Noteboom, winner of the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions earlier in the program, looked to have the feature in hand before disaster struck on the final circuit. Havlik steered adroitly around Noteboom and into the front spot for the last half-lap.


“I really thought all along that we had a chance to win,” said the ninth starting Havlik. “The car was real fast last night when we got qualified.”


Saturday’s scenario was similar to one that played out in the Stock Car feature at Boone in 1989. Havlik was challenging for the front spot when the leader suffered mechanical problems. His older brother Jeff was quicker to take advantage, getting the win ahead of Randy.


“I hardly ever think about that,” Havlik said. “I believe in looking forward and never looking back.”


Also winning Saturday main events at the 27th annual Super Nationals were Donovan Smith in the Stock Cars, Shannon Anderson in the Hobby Stocks and Mike Pruitt in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.


Smith beat 26th starting Chad Estes to the finish line by less than the width of his bumper to become the second driver to win Super Nationals crowns in different divisions. He’d topped the Hobby Stock event in 2004.


Smith’s brother David led the first half of the 30-lapper. Dustin finally made up the distance and was half a car length ahead at midway. Estes soon became a factor, charging into the top four and taking over second on lap 27. After a caution on the next circuit, Estes was the frontrunner the next time past the scoring booth but Smith had the faster line coming out of the final turn.


“I’d lost the pole dash on Tuesday by about that much,” he said. “This is unreal. Just unreal,”


Jeremy Christians started 29th and finished third. David Smith was fourth.


Anderson joined his father Jeff, the 1995 and 1999 Stock Car king, as the first father-son combination to win Super Nationals titles.


He’d chased another of the Smith brothers, Devin, most of the way before getting the lead back with six laps to go in the 25-lapper.


“This is bigger than winning a national championship,” said Anderson, who did so last year and is on track to do so again this season. “I don’t get nervous before my weekly shows but I was nervous before I even started qualifying here.”


Smith spun out running hard in the final turn, leaving Robby Marsh, John Cain and Nick Murty to round out the final four.


Pruitt bested Austin Kaplan in a 25-lap Northern SportMod contest that saw more than its share of cautions. Tracy Wassenberg moved up 19 spots for third and Geoff Olson was fourth.


“This is like having your first child,” said Pruitt, whose only other win in the class came earlier this year at Boone. “We came back with everything the same as it was when we won here before. We haven’t touched the car all week. We didn’t even put on new tires.”


Other Saturday winners were Dustin Smith in the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars, Michael Murphy in the Hobby Stock Race of Champions and Kevin Sather in the Northern SportMod Race of Champions.


Ray Guss Jr. won Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model feature and Shannon Eriksen topped Tuesday’s Jackpot Junction Tour for Sprint Cars. Kevin Stoa was the winner of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational for Modifieds on Friday.


Havlik and Guss both earned $2,000 for their wins. Victories by Noteboom, Stoa, Donavon Smith and Eriksen each paid $1,000. Pruitt and Anderson pocketed $600, Dustin Smith made $500 and Murphy and Sather $300 each.


A total of 816 cars, second only to the 825 at last year’s event, from 18 states were in the pits over the course of the Sept. 7-12 Super Nationals.


The car count included 285 Modifieds, a record 165 Northern SportMods, 162 Stock Cars, 143 Hobby Stocks, 44 Late Models and 17 Sprint Cars.


Those drivers will receive shares of an approximate $275,000 purse, plus $60,000 in contingency awards given by IMCA sponsors.


Modifieds –

1. Randy Havlik, Madrid;

2. Craig Reetz, Dunlap;

3. Jeff Stephens, Arion;

4. Russ Dickerson, Boone;

5. Cale Sponsler, Grimes;

6. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.;

7. Max Corporon, Marion;

8. Michael Albertsen, Audubon;

9. Ronnie Wallace, North Platte, Neb.;

10. Troy Cordes, Raymond;

11. Jerry Luloff, Independence;

12. Kevin Stoa, Salisbury, N.C.;

13. Scott Baker, Boone;

14. David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.;

15. Pat Graham, Ames;

16. Jake Durbin, Perry;

17. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.;

18. Jay Noteboom, Hinton;

19. Jonathan Snyder, Ames;

20. Brad Williams, Lytton;

21. Al Hejna, Clear Lake;

22. Kelly Lyons, Boone;

23. Nick Deal, Walnut;

24. Jeff Schroyer, Boone;

25. John Logue, Boone;

26. Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.;

27. Mark Elliott, Webster City;

28. Nicholas Littlejohn, Fort Worth, Texas;

29. Reese Coffee, Hinton;

30. Jeremy Mills, Garner;

31. Chris Dawson, Post, Texas;

32. Keith White, Little River, Texas;

33. Jeff Taylor, Jonesboro, Ark.


Stock Cars –

1. Donavon Smith, Lake City;

2. Chad Estes, Troy, Texas;

3. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.;

4. David Smith, Lake City;

5. Brandon Czarapata, Appleton, Wis.;

6. Dustin Smith, Lake City;

7. Robert Stofer, Jefferson;

8. Jesse Colwell, Wrightstown, Wis.;

9. Jeff Wollam, Marshalltown;

10. Keith Knop, Avoca;

11. Jeff Mueller, New London;

12. Mike Jergens, Plover;

13. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.;

14. Travis Sherfick, Wa Keeney, Kan.;

15. Jay Schmidt, Tama;

16. Chris Ullrich, Kiron;

17. Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.;

18. Norman Chesmore, Rowley;

19. Mike Nichols, Harlan;

20. Justin Temeyer, Independence;

21. Trent Murphy, Jefferson;

22. Brian Blessington, Breda;

23. Jamie Colwell, Kaukauna, Wis.;

24. Josh Hohensee, Pocahontas;

25. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.;

26. Jeff McCollum, Mankato, Minn.;

27. Dustin Vis, LeGrand;

28. Brian Irvine, Oelwein;

29. Damon Murty, Chelsea;

30. Steve Jackson, Polk City.


Hobby Stocks –

1. Shannon Anderson, Atlantic;

2. Robby Marsh, Hebron, Neb.;

3. John Cain, Homer, Neb.;

4. Nick Murty, Chelsea;

5. Scott Lograsso, Nevada;

6. Nathan Wood, Keswick;

7. Paul Wenzloff, Yankton, S.D.;

8. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell;

9. Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn.;

10. Ashton Lee, Salix;

11. Beau Kaplan, Ankeny;

12. Pat Mather, Greenfield;

13. Devin Smith, Lake City;

14. Corey Madden, Avoca;

15. Alan Van Gorp, Des Moines;

16. Kenneth Hansen, Audubon;

17. Chris Jensen, Des Moines;

18. Craig Brotherton, Wall Lake;

19. Eric Stanton, Hartford;

20. Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.;

21. Kenny Loftus, Des Moines;

22. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.;

23. Larry Embrey, Granger;

24. Chad Fegley, Eagle, Neb.;

25. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley;

26. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D.;

27. Andy Boeckman, Lake View.


Northern SportMods –

1. Mike Pruitt, Redfield;

2. Austin Kaplan, Ankeny;

3. Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.;

4. Geoff Olson, Ames;

5. Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.;

6. Jeremy Embrey, Granger;

7. Scott Davis, Boone;

8. Jared Timmerman, Norwalk;

9. Josh Long, Green Bay, Wis.;

10. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.;

11. Austin Lucas, Story City;

12. Chad Ten Naple, Sioux City;

13. Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.;

14. Cody Warrick, Boone;

15. Clinton Luellen, Minburn;

16. Mark Rose, Elcho, Wis;

17. Kyle Brown, Kellogg;

18. Adam Ackerman, Mason City;

19. Kevin Sather, Ankeny;

20. Shay Woods, Humeston;

21. Nathan Chodur, Lake Mills;

22. Brett Moffitt, Grimes;

23. Steve Stewart, Burlington;

24. Doug Smith, Lake City;

25. Kurt Hogan, Vinton;

26. Brett Meyer, Lytton;

27. Brian Miller, Grand Junction.


Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions –

1. Jay Noteboom, Hinton;

2. Mark Elliott, Webster City;

3. Cale Sponsler, Grimes;

4. Todd Shute, Des Moines;

5. Max Corporon, Marion;

6. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.;

7. Jared Siefert, Green Bay, Wis.;

8. Eric Dailey, Armstrong;

9. Scott Hogan, Vinton;

10. Johnathan Thimmesch, Aurora;

11. Chris Stein, Davenport;

12. Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.


Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions –

1. Dustin Smith, Lake City;

2. Jeff Mueller, New London;

3. Donavon Smith, Lake City;

4. Kevin Opheim, Mason City;

5. Mike Nichols, Harlan;

6. Jesse Colwell, Wrightstown, Wis.;

7. Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.;

8. Brian Blessington, Breda;

9. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.;

10. Larry Silbaugh, Jefferson.


Hobby Stock Race of Champions –

1. Michael Murphy, Jefferson;

2. Andy Boeckman, Lake View;

3. Eric Stanton, Hartford;

4. Josh Irvine, Oelwein;

5. Scott Pippert, Elberon;

6. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas;

7. Nyle Godwin, Redfield;

8. Shannon Anderson, Atlantic;

9. Matthew Crowell, Clearwater, Kan.;

10. Kurt Hansen, Walnut.


Northern SportMod Race of Champions –

1. Kevin Sather, Ankeny;

2. R.J. Merchant, Sioux City;

3. Jeremy Embrey, Granger;

4. Brett Meyer, Lytton;

5. Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.;

6. Jim Buhlman, Cedar Falls;

7. Scott Davis, Boone;

8. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood;

9. Austin Kaplan, Ankeny;

10. Jason Mallicoat, Boone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...