Defending champion scores SportMod win at Eagle

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (May 10) – Defending track champion Gary Saathoff won his first local NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod feature of the season Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

Saathoff moved under Joey Feyen on the 10th circuit for the lead before Benji Legg vaulted all of the way up to 2nd after another lap.

“I got a good start for the feature and that’s the key here at Eagle. The track ended up slick in the ‘A’ but there was some moisture down on the bottom,” Saathoff said. “So I put my left rear in it and stayed there.”
Dylan Smith won his second straight Kaplan University IMCA Modified main while Eric Reichwaldt was promoted to the top spot in the Mud In America IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car feature after the apparent winner failed post-race tech.

Mike Hansen topped the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock finale. James King prevailed for the se­cond time in three Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Compact outings.