EAGLE, Neb. – Two words of advice from Roger Hadan regarding the upcoming RaceSaver Nationals?
Seventy IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have already taken that advice and are signed up to compete in the sixth annual event, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Eagle Raceway.
“Go online and pre-enter. It’s only $15 and it gets you a pit stall,” said RaceSaver boss and Eagle promoter Hadan. “Drivers who don’t enter by Aug. 23 will pay $50 and won’t be guaranteed a pit stall.”
Joining a strong contingent of home state hot shoes thus far will be RaceSaver competitors making the tow to the Nebraska speedplant from California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
Hadan also confirmed that Thomas Weeks from the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage will be grand marshal for the event. Weeks and crew will spend the week at the event.
What’s guaranteed to be the biggest RaceSaver event of the season pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $1,250 to start the Sept. 2 feature. Qualifying features on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 both pay $700 to win while the top prize for Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial race is $1,000.
All RaceSaver Nationals drivers must be licensed IMCA members and are required to have competed at a minimum of three IMCA sanctioned RaceSaver events prior to the Labor Day Weekend.
Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. Aug. 30. An open practice starts at 6 p.m. and precedes race of champions qualifying.
Pit passes are $15 on Thursday and $25 each night Friday & Saturday. Sunday pit passes are $30. Discounted three-day pit passes are available for $75.
Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and $18 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under get in free each night.
A three-day grandstand pass is $40 and can be purchased online or by calling the Eagle Raceway office at 402 238-2595.
RaceSaver Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Products. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the card Friday, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on Sunday.