Saathoff soars at Eagle

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 26) – Sanctioned career win number 342 for Johnny Saathoff came at Eagle Raceway Saturday night.

“This was my first feature win of the year and I’m so glad that it came here at Eagle Raceway, my home track,” Saathoff said after the Kaplan University IMCA Modified headliner. “I was getting nervous the last five laps because I almost lost it. Thanks to (promoter) Roger (Hadan) the track is getting better, and we’re finally getting the car set to where the track is. We’ll keep coming back and trying to win.”

Defending champion Clint Benson earned his first RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car checkers of 2015 at Eagle.

Adam Armstrong won his third straight Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event. Lance Borgman topped the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod feature at Eagle for the second time this season and Matt Moyer became a two-time Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Compact winner.