Andersen scores big win at Eagle

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (July 9) – Shelly Andersen was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner dur­ing the Freedom Fest program Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

This is Andersen’s first season back in the car after taking two years off to give birth to her daugh­ter Lexi.

“The car felt really good tonight. Roger Sluka and Bruce Haskell do wonders with it. My cousin Jessie passed away Tuesday and I talked to my aunt on the way out to the races tonight,” she said. “This win is dedicated to Jessie and my family.”

Jack Dover made a fantastic run in the RaceSaver IMCA EMI Sprint Car main after coming through the B and moving from his 16th starting spot to take the checkers. Dover’s only previous Racesaver Sprint Car victory came two years previous when he took the crown for the Sprint Nation­als.

Rik Gropp raced to his first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory since he took home the tro­phy in the 2008 Icebreaker Challenge.

Travis Albracht made his first visit to the winner’s circle at Eagle following the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature while Cole Krichau raced from 11th starting to win the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compact main event.