Wayman follows IMCA Modified win with Sprint second at Eagle 

Cole Wayman followed his Saturday night Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win with a second-place showing in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup 

EAGLE, Neb. (April 29, 2023) – Cole Wayman had a whale of a night Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

The Lincoln speedster won the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at America’s Home Track, then hopped into his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and ran second to veteran Adam Gullion in the nightcap.

He topped the Modified feature in front of Shawn Harker, Anthony Roth and Jaxon Saathoff, then took charge early in the Sprint show with Gullion in tow.

Clint Benson passed Josh Riggins for third on lap two. Gene Ackland also got past Riggins, putting the 14G in fourth. There were nine laps left when Benson passed Gullion for second, only to lose the spot back to him the following circuit.

There were five to go when Tyler Drueke passed Ackland to move the no. 12 into fourth before advancing to third the next time around. Gullion also made a big move that lap to take the lead for good. Gullion took the win, Wayman was second, Drueke held third and Ackland was fourth after regaining the spot in the closing laps. 

“We had talked about it (getting a Sprint Car) the last couple of years, but last year we decided that we needed to try and find ourselves the right deal and give it a shot to see how it goes,” said Wayman. “We did find a good deal and it ended up pretty good night for us.” 

Kyle Vanover was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, Joe Feyen was first in a caution-slowed Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main and Nick Pella led all 20 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner.