By Greg Soukup
EAGLE, Neb. (April 24) – Wheel-to-wheel action the whole night was part of the story on opening night Saturday at Eagle Raceway.
Cade Richards won the first weekly IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Eagle. The victory by the two-division star followed up his first-ever victory at Eagle which came in a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and came ahead of Kyle Vanover and Jordan Grabouski.
“We’ve got the car working really well on these high banked tracks. We’re really improving and getting it closer to where we want it, so hopefully we can keep building off my two wins this week and keep it going,” said Richards, also the Friday winner at Salina. “The Stock Car is better right now because we have it so close, but they’re both really close right now. The SportMod needs a little adjusting and the Stock Car needs just a touch more drive. We’ll have them both figured out by next week.”
Three-time and defending track champion Grabouski was the IMCA Modified feature winner while Joey Danley’s late pass put him in victory lane following the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.
“That was a blast!. That’s probably the most fun race I’ve ever been a part of. We started kind of deep and when I got up to fifth, I was watching those guys battle and they messed around so much that we caught up to them,” Danley said. “Then I found the rubber in (turns) three and four and they didn’t, so I snookered them a little bit. We’re going to try to be here every week this year and run for points. We started that off pretty good tonight.”
Lance Borgman made a rare visit pay off with the Northern SportMod checkers and Tyler Jackson made his first visit to the winner’s circle at Eagle Raceway following the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.
“It feels really damn good. It was the plan from the get-go to start on the pole and hold them off the whole way,” Jackson said. “I’ve been so close a lot of times and it really feels great to be here. I love racing here every Saturday night. I have to thank my parents and everybody who helps out.”