EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 18, 2022) – It may be two weeks before opening night but IMCA Sprint Car drivers and race fans already have reason to cheer the 10th annual RaceSaver Nationals.
As for drivers from a dozen states who have already made plans to compete at Eagle Raceway Sept. 1-4, promoter Roger Hadan has announced that he’s been in regular contact with Hoosier and tires will be available throughout the event.
“We have communicated with Hoosier regularly and have received confirmation that there will a sufficient number of tires available for purchase throughout RaceSaver Nationals,” he explained. “This is one of the biggest Sprint Car events, not just in RaceSaver but in the entire country. Hoosier feels the quality is there and they’ll make sure we have tires.”
And as far as fans go, a number of them will have the opportunity to grab shares of $10,000 that will be up in the air, literally, most likely during the RaceSaver Nationals Pit Parties after the races during the Friday, Sept. 2 or Saturday, Sept. 3rd race program.
“A lot of tracks have coin grabs for kids. This will be a cash grab for adults,” Hadan said. “It’s kind of a last minute idea, 10 grand for the 10th anniversary of this race, and we’ll release more information closer to the event.”
Eagle Raceway has added over $10,000 this year to the non-qualifier purses Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. Qualifying features both nights pay $700 to win
The Sunday, Sept. 4 main event pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $1,500 to start, with IMCA adding a $1,500 bonus to the winning driver provided they had made at least three 2022 sanctioned start coming into the weekend.
A new bonus in place for RaceSaver Nationals is $2,500, to be paid to the highest finishing driver with perfect attendance through the event’s first 10 years. This bonus will come from RaceSaver Enterprises in celebration of RaceSaver’s 25th Anniversary.
RaceSaver also pays $100 to each Friday and Saturday heat winner while Precise Racing Products sponsors Saturday’s $1,000 to win, $200 to start race of champions.
“Every driver who starts a race each day Thursday through Sunday gets paid at least $650 and we’ll give away a ton of contingency awards and extra cash as well,” Hadan noted. “A lot of great IMCA and RaceSaver Nationals sponsors make that possible.”
Pre-tech starts at 9 a.m. and practice is from 6-8:45 p.m. Thursday, with race of champions qualifying to follow. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sprint Car drivers can register online at www.racesaver.com under the RaceSaver Nationals tab for $20 by Aug. 23; late entry after that date is $100.
IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run on Friday, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on Sunday. There is no pre-registration and no entry fee for those divisions.
Sunbelt Rentals returns as title sponsor of the event. RaceSaver Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.