Saathoffs celebrate Eagle IMCA Modified success

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (July 30) – Team Saathoff had two wins to celebrate Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

Johnny Saathoff topped the Kaplan University IMCA Modified feature while son Jaxon won his ‘B’ and ran 13th in the main event.

“I gave Jaxon the car I’ve been driving all year and made a couple of changes. I‘m using a new car with an open motor,” said Saathoff, a four-time national IMCA champion. “This is my 37th year racing. Jaxon won at 14 – at 14 I was cleaning up and fixing the bleachers here at Eagle and he’s rac­ing here at the same age.”

Lance Borgman raced from 17th starting to win the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod feature. The victory was his fourth of the season at Eagle.

Dave Carter’s first checkers of the season came from seventh starting in the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main. Cole Krichau collected his fourth Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Com­pact win of the season.

Shon Pointer took over with six laps left in scoring his first IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car feature win.

“We’ve worked our butts off getting here. This win was a long time coming, and it sure tops my losing the points by one point last year,” he said.

One hundred and fifty-four teams vied Saturday at Eagle.