By Greg Soukup
EAGLE, Neb. (June 2) – Mike Densberger ended a too-long absence from victory lane at Eagle Raceway with Saturday’s Runner Freight IMCA Modified checkers.
The fifth starting Densberger passed Mike Lineberry for second on lap three and grabbed the lead the next time around. Jordan Grabouski, who had to transfer through the ‘B’ feature took over fourth with four to go and vaulted into second after two more laps but didn’t have enough time to make a play for the front spot.
“It’s been a long time, almost three years now. I knew there were a lot of fast cars behind me, so I wanted to get to the front and keep them behind me,” Densberger said. “It was a little rough tonight but after how much rain we got last night you couldn’t ask for a better track. We set the car up for it and she was a rocket tonight.”
Shawn Harker won for the fourth time in five Purdue University IMCA Northern SportMod outings at Eagle this season, by all of 33/1,000’s of a second in front of Anthony Kobus.
Roy Armstrong got the lead with four laps left and drove to the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock victory. In his third year in the class, Josh Young scored his first ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact win at Eagle.
Joey Danley worked his way to the lead on lap five and led to the finish for this first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season.
One hundred and sixty cars were entered on Double Down Duel Night.