By Greg Soukup
EAGLE, Neb. (May 6) – If you thought the finish of Saturday’s Kaplan University IMCA Modified feature at Eagle Raceway was a nailbiter, the electronic scoring was proof of just how close the top two cars were.
Shane Hiatt passed Johnny Saathoff coming to the checkered flag and won by all of 64/1,000th’s of a second.
“It’s been a while coming I guess, but it was a really exciting race. Johnny and I were working the bottom and he slipped up just a little bit,” Hiatt said. “I got beside him going into three, and I decided to not lift coming off of four and just nipped him at the line.”
“We started sixth row inside so we had quite a ways coming up there,” he continued. “But our GRT chassis was working good. It was awesome.”
One hundred and seventy-one cars took to the track over the course of the evening.
Ryan King celebrated his 32nd birthday two days early with his career first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory.
Shawn Harker was the Hoosier Tire IMCA Northern SportMod winner after starting eighth. Forty-seven SportMods saw action during the night.
Jeff Ware won again in the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event, this time on his dad’s birthday and from the ninth starting spot.
Zach Bohlmeyer also became a two-time winner this season at Eagle, in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.