Weekend Ice Breaker Challenge opens season at Eagle

EAGLE, Neb.  – The new race season at Eagle Race­way starts with the traditional Ice Breaker Challenge this Fri­day and Satur­day, April 17 and 18.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day. A minimum of $50 will be paid to start and both events are qualifiers for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot.

Also on the Friday program are Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, both running for $500 to win and a minimum of $70 to start.

The Saturday card also features IMCA Eagle Motor­sports Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars in a $1,000 to win, mini­mum $250 to start main event, the first of nine events this season in the inaugural Sprint Series of Nebraska.

Northern SportMods again race for $500 to win and $70 to start. Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts vie for $250 to win and a minimum of $30 to take the green.

There’s a $1,000 bonus for any Modified or SportMod driver who can win both main events in their respective divisions.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded each night. Jet Racing Central Region points for Modifieds and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points for Hobby Stocks will also be given.

Gates to the pit area open at 4 p.m. both afternoons. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m. on Fri­day. Stands open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Pit passes are $25 each night. Spectator admission is $12 for adults on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Children ages six to 12 are $5 and five and under get in free both nights.

A free chili feed for everyone who purchased pit passes follows the Friday program.

More information about the Ice Breaker Challenge, pre­sented by Auto Trans Matic, is available by calling 402 238-2595 and at the www.eagleraceway.com website.

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