EAGLE, Neb. (April 2, 2023) – New car, same results.
Jordan Grabouski made his first start in a new JGR Chassis a winning one, topping the Sunday feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Eagle Raceway’s inaugural Topless Nationals.
The five-time and defending national champion battled Jeremy Mills in the late going before capturing the $1,000 victory, his career 278th in the division.
“I was a little nervous. This is a new design and Justin Clark, Josh Houseman and Robert Brinkman have spent hundreds of hours in the shop,” Grabouski said. “Winning the first night out is always your goal but you don’t always achieve that.”
Mills, the Saturday winner at RPM Speedway’s Mike Hughes Sunflower Classic, had the fastest car much of the night while Grabouski worked his way up from fifth starting. The two traded sliders before Mills’ engine expired late in the race.
Grabouski went on to get the W ahead of Ryan Jenkins and Cole Wayman.
“One hundred percent, it’s tough to win at Eagle,” said Grabouski, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. “It’s fun winning here. It’s awesome.”
Jesse Sobbing and Lance Borgman also went Topless for $1,000 wins in IMCA Sunoco Late Model and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod features, respectively.
Jim Johnson and Mike Collins chased Sobbing across the stripe in the first feature for IMCA Late Models of the 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season.
Borgman beat Tyler Nerud and Adam Armstrong in the race for the Northern SportMod trophy.
Eagle’s Ice Breaker Challenge is April 14 and 15.