Former track champ Armstrong returns, takes Hobby Stock checkers at Eagle

Roy Armstrong returned to victory lane at Eagle Raceway following his Saturday night IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup 

EAGLE, Neb. (May 28, 2022) – A rare visit to his old stomping grounds saw Roy Armstrong back in victory lane at Eagle Raceway Saturday night.

The five-time track champion scored his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory of the season in the Memorial Weekend show at America’s Home Track

“It’s such a special night to win on Memorial Weekend, not just to win the feature but to remember all of those that we’ve lost, especially the veterans and those in the Armed Forces who fought for our freedom,” Armstrong said post-race. “It’s just awesome to win here. It’s been a while since I won up here (July 24 of 2021) but we are only running one night a week.” 

“Beatrice canceled last night so we headed up here tonight,” he explained. “That’s kind of how our schedule will be this year. We probably won’t be here every week, so we’ll just be hit and miss. It’s always great to win here with the great competition every week.”

Career win number 73 in the class came ahead of Tyler Jackson and Brad Schreiner.

Dustin Andersen was the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified winner and Mike Boston, back in an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car after a year off the dirt, led the distance in the winged main event.

Kyle Vanover led the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature from lap 12 to the checkers and Arie Schouten paced the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods the last five circuits.