Richards rules IMCA Stock Cars at Eagle

Damon Richards made his way to victory lane at Eagle Raceway on Saturday after winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 19) – Damon Richards’ last Eagle Raceway feature win came in 2016 in an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock.

His latest came Saturday in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car.

The outside third row starter outran Shane Stutzman, Kyle Vanover and Nick Beckman to the checkers on the night before Father’s Day show. 

“I think I got to the lead with 15 to go. Then we had a caution that set everything up really well for me. That track was a blast tonight!” he said. “We always second guess Roger (promoter Hadan) when he goes out there even though it was beautiful after the heat races. Then he goes out there ripping it up, but I trust him. Whatever he’s got figured out it seems crazy, but it works.”

Shane Hiatt was the IMCA Modified winner and Stu Snyder was fast from the get-go in collecting the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers.

Jeff Ware topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Tyler Nerud ruled the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.

This coming weekend is Junior Fan Club Night, presented by Colby Ridge and Village Pointe Toyota. Kids 12 and under receive free front gate admission. There will be a $1,000 kids money grab on the front stretch at intermission. 

Front gates open at 5 p.m. Racing is at 6:30 p.m.