EAGLE, Neb. – Entries for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals are already in hand from 11 states.
More than 100 drivers are anticipated to compete at the fifth annual event Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Eagle Raceway.
Sprint Nationals begins with an open house and practice on Thursday, Aug. 31. The starting field of 27 will be determined through qualifying on Sept. 1 and 2 and in last-chance qualifying on Sept. 3.
Sunday’s main event pays $2,500 to win and a minimum $1,250 to start, plus a generous number of contingency awards.
Friday and Saturday qualifying features both pay $700 to win while Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start.
The “B” feature purse sponsored by IMCATV is $1,000 for the first non-qualifier (10th place finisher) and $500 to start.
All other non-qualifiers receive a minimum of $250 for Sunday with added non-qualifier sponsorship money. Therefore, non-qualifiers are guaranteed at least $450 for the entire weekend as long as they take a green flag each night.
New this year is the requirement that drivers must have competed in a minimum of three IMCA RaceSaver events in 2017 to be eligible for Sprint Nationals.
Drivers who pay the $15 early registration fee receive a free reserved pit stall as long as they are available. Registration is $50 after Aug. 24.
Pit passes are $25 each night.
Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and $18 on Sunday. A three-day grandstand pass is $35 and can be purchased by calling the Eagle Raceway office at 402 238-2595.
Sprint Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Products and NMC Cat Rental Store. Information about the event format is posted on the track’s www.eagleraceway.com website.