Jenkins gets IMCA Modified job done at Eagle

Ryan Jenkins earned his first Eagle Raceway Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win on Saturday night. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup 

EAGLE, Neb. (July 9, 2022) – Ryan Jenkins has the distinction of winning his first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at Eagle Raceway in front of a pair of former national champions. 

Saturday’s finale at America’s Home Track saw Jenkins put his number 6 out front early. Jordan Grabouski advanced to second with nine laps left and Johnny Saathoff took over third with five to go but neither could deny Jenkins the checkers. 

“Luckily we started outside pole tonight and were able to get it done,” Jenkins said post-race. “I didn’t really know how far ahead I was so I just tried to keep the car straight, keep getting through traffic clean and hoped to get to the checkers with no cautions. I’ve had a lot of seconds here, a lot of thirds, but tonight was my first win.”

Kyle Vanover vanquished his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car foes, Dillon Richards won again in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Adam Armstrong was back in victory lane following the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature. 

And Toby Chapman started seventh and finished first in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature. 

“We’ve been kind of stinking here lately, but tonight we kind of figured something out so hopefully we can continue that,” he said. “I definitely want to thank Jeff Stefonick for giving me the chance to race for him. Also, Rich Miller, Bill Wosnik and my son Cody for their help.”