Haney, Williams win first features at Eagle

His last-lap pass Saturday at Eagle Raceway put Dylan Haney in victory lane for the first time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (May 20, 2023) – It would be hard to top Saturday for a fantastic way to spend an evening out! Armed Forces Night at Eagle Raceway saw a big crowd, a pit full of cars and the best racing so far this year. Drivers battled two- and sometimes three-wide on the high banks, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.

Dylan Haney snagged the lead on the last lap in winning his career-first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature ahead of Gary Laflin and Jeremy Down.

“I ran third pretty much most of the race, finally got to second and had five or six laps to chase the leader down. Then I flatfooted it right through there,” said Haney. “It was probably the happiest I’ve ever been racing.”

Noah Williams snagged the lead on lap six of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature and took the checkers a straightaway ahead of Joe Feyen. Third was Adam Armstrong.

“I’ve been racing here for five years in a SportMod and it felt so great to finally get a win. I’m almost speechless!” said Williams, who ran a cage kart three years before moving into the Northern SportMod. “We started fifth and got to the lead pretty early. Luckily, we went green to checkered because I knew there were some really fast cars coming. Everything went really smooth tonight and the car ran great.”

Noah Williams won his Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, in a caution-free barnburner Saturday at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

Chad Andersen’s first Eagle Raceway win of the season came in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main ahead of Jaxon Saathoff and Johnny Saathoff.

Tenth starting Adam Wasserman topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for the second time in 2023, with Michael Wade and Tyler Jackson in pursuit.

And Joey Danley drove to the front from 12th in winning the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main. Second was Cole Wayman and third was Mike Boston.

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