IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals boasts potential $5,000 top prize

EAGLE, Neb. – The nearly 140 drivers already pre-entered for the Sept. 1-4 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals main event will now be racing for a potential $5,000 top prize.

In addition to the guaranteed $2,500, IMCA will pay the Sprint Nationals champion a bonus of $50 for each sanctioned start they’ve made this season. That means a driver who’s made 50 IMCA starts and takes the Sunday, Sept. 4 checkers at Eagle Raceway can double his or her money.

“We have paid bonuses based on the number of sanctioned starts to champions at the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s for several years,” said Brett Root, presi­dent of IMCA. “The growth of the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division and the en­try numbers for this event certainly justify paying a similar bonus at Sprint Nationals.

That bonus will be presented during the IMCA national awards banquet in November.

Sixteen states and Canada will be represented at the fourth annual Sprint Nationals and 14 of the drivers in current top 20 national point standings for the IMCA EMI RaceSaver division are signed up.

Pre-tech starts at 10 a.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Qualify­ing features on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 both pay $700 to win; qualifying is on Fri­day and the $1,000 to win Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions is Saturday.

Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Pit passes are $15 for the practice session and $25 each race night. Grandstand admission for adults is $10 on Friday, $12 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday; a three-day pass is $30 and must be purchased by Aug. 31 by calling the track office at 402 238-2595.

Admission for kids ages 6-12 is $5 and five and under are free.

Pre-entered drivers now include:

Gene Ackland, Martell; Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn.; Bruce Allen, Mankato, Minn.; Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D.; T.J. Artz, Lincoln; Shayle Bade, Lincoln; Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind.; Jason Becker, Seward; Tom Belsky, North Platte; Clint Benson, Papillion; Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa; Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; and Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C.;

Gregg Bolte, Fremont; Mike Boston, Lincoln; Lee Bowes, Lincoln; Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas; Dave Brown Jr., Aston, Pa.; Nick Bryan, Lincoln; Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo.; John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas; Dwight Carter, Lincoln; Toby Chapman, Panama; Dalyn Cody, Minneapolis, Minn.; Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan.; and Jason Danley, Lincoln;

Joey Danley, Lincoln; Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas; Michael Day, Greenville, Texas; Keith Dragoo, Lincoln; Tyler Drueke, Eagle; Nate Eakin, Okoboji, Iowa; Steven Elliott, San Angelo, Texas; Claud Es­tes, Godley, Texas; Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas; D.J. Estes, Mansfield, Texas; Matt Etzelmil­ler, Keller, Texas; Tony Everhart, El Cajon, Calif.; Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif.; and Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind.;

Tim Fricke, Lincoln; J.D. Fry, Arlington, Texas; Bill Garrow, Lincoln; Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas; Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa.; Jimmy Grasso, Omaha; Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman; Adam Gullion, Lincoln; Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas; Rick Hansen, Omaha; Jerald Harris, Harrison­burg, Va.; Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas; and Regan Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas;

Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan.; Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Brandon Horton, Omaha; Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa; Jason Howell, Forney, Texas; C.J. Hulsey, El Paso, Texas; Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va.; Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas; Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; Chris Kelley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Bart Kendell, Turtleford, Sask.; Ryan King, Bennet; and Mark Klis Jr., Waxahachie, Texas;

Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan.; Victoria Knutson, Monticello, Minn.; Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas; Brian Lawson, Orange, Va.; Cody Ledger, Omaha; Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C.; Saman­tha Lieberman, Southhampton, Pa.; Ron Love, Lincoln; Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa.; Charlie McDonald, Jefferson, Texas; Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo.; and Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif.

Jason Martin, Lincoln; Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif.; Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D.; Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas; Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas; Ed Mesaros, Front Royal, Va.; Joe Mil­ler, Vail, Iowa; Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa; Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas; Danny Nekolite, Emmet; Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa.; Brant O’Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Rod Ort, Lewisberry, Pa.; and Blaine Petersen, Essex, Iowa;

Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; Shon Pointer, Grand Island; Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan.; Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; Matt Richards, Lincoln; Terry Richards, Denton; Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan.; John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas; Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa.; Blake Robertson, Visilia, Calif.; Mark Rogers, Newalla, Okla.; Dan Satriano, Papillion; and Jeremy Schultz, Hutchison, Minn.;

Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla.; Troy Severin, Ashland, Va.; Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla.; Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa; Jay Smith, San Angelo, Texas; Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass.; Stu Snyder, Waverly; Joey Starnes, Forney, Texas; Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa.; Randy Sterling, Morris­dale, Pa.; Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Adam Trimble, Pueblo, Colo.; Val Urman, Roseville, Minn.; and Taylor Velasquez, Liberal, Kan.;

Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas; Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan.; Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va.; John Webster, North Platte; Chase Weiler, Lincoln; Nate Weiler, Omaha; Jed Werner, Codell, Kan.; Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla.; Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas; Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Joe Wood Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa; and Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas.