‘A bunch of people working together’ get free fuel for RaceSaver Nationals drivers

EAGLE, Neb. (July 21, 2023) – What promoter Roger Hadan summed up as the efforts of “a bunch of people working together” will help fuel competitors at the upcoming RaceSaver Nationals.

RaceSaver and distributor Leiting Motorsports will give each driver 40 gallons of VP Race Fuel after they pass pre-race tech, essentially adding $25,000 or so to the purse for the 11th annual IMCA Sprint Car extravaganza at Eagle Raceway.

“Drivers must show up with no fuel and pass tech and they’ll get 40 gallons of VP fuel, the spec fuel for the weekend, along with a fuel jug donated by Precise Racing,” explained Hadan. “I can’t think of any other event I’ve heard of where drivers get to race with free fuel.”

“It’s pretty unique.”

Pre-entries are already in hand from 50 drivers.

“I have always wanted to have a spec fuel for RaceSaver Nationals and we talked to a lot of different companies,” Hadan said. “It’s a lot of fuel – this is a pretty big undertaking. Because of a bunch of people working together, drivers can show up at the track and not have to haul any fuel at all.”

Leiting will have fuel and parts on sale at the track throughout the week.

Tech inspection starts Wednesday and practice and race of champions heats are on the Thursday, Aug. 31 card at America’s Home Track, with qualifying features both nights Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 paying $700 to win and $250 to start.

Saturday’s Race Jugs-sponsored Race of Champions pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start.

Last-chance qualifying on Sunday completes the main event field of 27 and that race pays a guaranteed $3,000 to win and a minimum of $1,500 to start. The winner also goes home with a $1,500 bonus from IMCA if they’ve made at least one previous sanctioned start in 2023.

RaceSaver Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.

IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run on Friday at Eagle, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on Sunday.

Pit passes Friday through Sunday are $35. Four-day grandstand admission passes are $57 and available online at racesaver.com until Aug. 24.

Entertainment in the pit area follows racing each night. Also planned Sunday are a cornhole tournament, driver autograph session and car show, and the crowning of Miss Eagle Raceway.

Hadan also said he expects to have repair work completed in the next week or so to bleachers damaged in a wind storm early this month.

Replacing the 125-foot wooden light pole that blew down in the same storm will take a bit longer. Using a metal pole instead is verboten as far as the insurance company is concerned and the new pole is being shipped, literally, on a ship, from Argentina.

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