Densberger scores Eagle IMCA Modified win

Mike Densberger made a much anticipated visit to the winner’s circle at Eagle Raceway following Saturday’s scheduled IMCA Modified main event. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup 

EAGLE, Neb. (July 24) – Although the heat index cleared 100 Saturday night, a good-sized crowd showed up to brave the temperatures at Eagle Raceway as Modern Real Estate and Empire Fencing and Netting presented Fan With A Can night. Double features were run since the previous week’s were interrupted by rain.

A restart with two laps left opened the door for Mike Densberger in the scheduled IMCA Modified main event.

“It’s been too long coming. The final race of 2019 was my last win out here,” said Densberger, the winner ahead of Bob Zoubek and Chad Andersen. “We had a lot of seconds and thirds, top fours but we just couldn’t seem to pick up the win until tonight.”

“I think I got to fourth with about 10 laps to go and then got up to second with six to go. I knew that I had a pretty good car and it was going to be a great race with Shane (Hiatt),” he continued. “We were running two different lines so it would be a good clean race. I don’t know if he spun out or broke something or what happened. It was an awesome race. We had a lot of cautions, and that gets on your nerves a little bit.” 

Trevor Grossenbacher was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner and Shawn Harker reigned in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.

Shane Stutzman topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature while Roy Armstrong paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Winners of the make-up features were Andersen in the Modifieds, Jay Russell in the Sprint Cars, Cade Richards in the Stock Cars, Ryan Gilland in the Hobby Stocks and Trevor Baker in the Northern SportMods.