Snyder first in Eagle opener

Stu Snyder was the opening night IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 6) – The theme for Saturday night’s racing at Eagle Raceway was FINALLY! The Season Opener and meant that after a too long off season made even longer by the COVID-19 pan­demic, competition was once again happening on the high banks. A total of 180 teams towed in to com­pete.

The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car lidlifter saw Jason Danley lead the first circuit with Trevor Grossen­bacher, Stu Snyder and Ryan King close behind. Grossenbacher passed Danley on lap two but Danley edged him at the flag stand. Lap three saw Grossenbacher take the lead as Shon Pointer gained fourth.

Snyder used the middle groove to advance to second with 15 to go. There were six laps left when Adam Gullion took fourth. Snyder grabbed the lead the next time around and began to pull away. Gullion ad­vanced to third in the closing laps. The top four remained unchanged to the finish with Snyder winning, Grossenbacher second, Gullion third and Danley fourth.

Two defending national champions parked in victory lane as Jordan Grabouski prevailed in the IMCA Modi­fied main and Jeff Ware ruled the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. 

Shawn Harker took the top Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod check and Dillon Richards was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner.