Fans hail Hall Saturday at Eagle

After going back to the drawing board, Derek Hall drove to the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod checkers Saturday at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup 

EAGLE, Neb. (May 7, 2022) – After he went back to the drawing board, Derek Hall went to victory lane.

Hall led from the first lap to the checkers in winning Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event at Eagle Raceway.

“We didn’t have a very good showing the first night so we went back to the drawing board. We had two weeks to do it because we got rained out again last week,” he said from victory lane. “So we spent those two weeks going over the car and found some things here and there that needed to be changed. It was pretty good tonight.”

Ryan Arbogast and Gary Saathoff rounded out the top three. 

Jaxon Saathoff paced the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, Jordan Grabouski was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Dillon Richards raced his way to the front late in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. 

Joey Danley’s run to the front of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field came from the 11th starting spot.

“It started to slicken off about halfway through and that’s when I got moving. I passed two or cars in the first half of the race, then started picking them off a little faster after that,” he said. “The track was definitely elbows up and I think that’s part of what helped me win the race. Once the leaders caught the lapped traffic it was just hard to maneuver and that helped me catch them. I was lucky enough to squeak by them all.”