By Greg Soukup
EAGLE, Neb. (June 4) – Two hours of work on his race car Saturday morning paid off that evening at Eagle Raceway for Chad Fegley.
Fegley took the lead on the second circuit and drove to the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock victory at his hometown track. Cody Leifeld, Mark McKinney and Jeff Watts completed the top four.
“I started in fourth and got a great jump. I didn’t even touch the car until this morning and spent about two hours on it,” Fegley said from victory lane. “It’s tough when you have your own business to find time for maintenance on the race car. It was great to finally get a win this year.”
Bob Zoubek’s first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory at Eagle this year came from the 11th starting spot. Another first-time winner in 2016 was Matt Moyer from 10th starting in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.
Twelfth starting Lance Borgman was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner. He caught Gary Saathoff for the front spot with two laps left. The victory was his third this season at Eagle.
Adam Guillion repeated in the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division, by all of .006 of a second ahead of Trevor Grossenbacher.
Saturday’s Student Breakout-Driver Appreciation Night at Eagle Raceway saw an overflow crowd in the stands and 157 teams in the pits.