Danley races to RaceSaver Sprint checkers at Eagle

Joey Danley’s Saturday night checkers made him the first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car repeat winner this season at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 23) – Joey Danley became the first repeat IMCA Sprint RaceSaver Sprint Car winner of the season at Eagle Raceway Saturday night.

Danley snagged the lead near midway and beat Trevor Grossenbacher to the checkers.

“After two rough weeks we got it done again and that feels pretty good. The track was tacky and rough. It was a ‘Cowboy Up’ track, and that’s what we like because it puts the race in the hands of the driver,” Dan­ley said. “We started eighth and ran up to the front quick, but a couple of cars got crossed up there and Trevor got by me. I thought we were going to have to settle for second, but we were able to track him down.”

Johnny’s Saathoff’s Runner Freight IMCA Modified victory was his first of the season at Eagle.

“I should have had the win last week but ended up five pounds light at the scales. My mother passed away last week and I wanted to get that win for her, so this week I had to get it done,” he said. “I was try­ing to do it for her and I felt that she helped me get the win. I’m just happy to be back in victory lane.”

Roy Armstrong won his second local Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature of the season; Trevor Noonan’s Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod victory was his first in the division at Eagle.

Ramsey Meyer motored from 12th starting to win the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact finale.

This marked Meyer’s first Eagle Raceway win in 2018 and came from the 12th starting spot.

“It’s been a little while since we were down here. Our class wasn’t scheduled at our home tonight, so we got a little break from there and figured we’d come down here,” Meyer said following his first Eagle win of 2018. “This was probably the heaviest track that I’ve raced on down here, but that made it fun.”

One hundred and thirty-three teams vied Saturday at America’s Home Track.