Beckman is best in Eagle Hobby Stock main

Nick Beckman led from lap two to the checkers in winning Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 9) – Nick Beckman grabbed the lead on lap two and held off all challengers in win­ning Saturday’s Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature at Eagle Raceway.

“I’d say it’s been four years since I’ve been on the front stretch here. It feels really good to be back in a Hobby Stock,” he said. “I knew I had to get out front and run away. I’m just glad that I was able to hold off all of the fast drivers.”

Scott Bivens got the lead on the 11th circuit in winning the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod main. Likewise, it had been a while since he’d been to victory lane at Eagle.

“It’s been a year and a half since my last win, at least,” Bivens said post-race. “But we just keep chugging along. We’re getting faster this year, so maybe we’ll do this some more.”

Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Jordan Grabouski earned $1,000 for his fifth Runner Freight IMCA Modified feature win of 2018.

Tenth starting Mike Boston won for the first time this season at Eagle in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Tommy Etherton raced from sixth starting to earn his first ATV IMCA Sport Compact victory of the season.

Most dirt tracks would have cancelled the show when they got a 20-minute rain shower during hot laps, but the Eagle Raceway track prep crew saved the racing surface so the crowd and the 151 teams that towed to compete could enjoy Color Me Lucky Night, presented by Runner Freight and Accelerated GraphX.