RaceSaver win at Eagle by Grossenbacher is a classic

Trevor Grossenbacher started 17th and made what proved to be the winning pass following a restart late in the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 5, 2023) – The final race of the night proved to be a classic on Rock ‘n Roll Classic Night Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

Trevor Grossenbacher raced from 17th to first in scoring his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature win of the season.

Grossenbacher was on a mission as he passed Jake Galusha for second with six laps to go. There were just two laps left when Josh Riggins spun out in turn two, setting up a  battle to the finish between Grossenbacher and Tyler Drueke.

Grossenbacher used a huge slider in turns three and four on the restart to grab the lead, then held on for the win with Drueke second and Adam Gullion third.

“Everybody was kind of two-wide at the start and I couldn’t get my momentum going. Then we had a yellow and was able to get up top to where I wanted to be. I started moving forward and found the bottom in three and four,” he said. “The yellows kind of fell my way and that one with two to go was huge! I knew if I could keep up with Tyler in one and two that I would have a shot at getting him on the bottom of three and four.”

“It worked out and I couldn’t be happier,” he added. “My crew gave me a great race car tonight and the Speedway Motors engine ran good. Thanks to all of my sponsors who allow me to do this. We haven’t raced much this year, but we’re making it count.” 

Chad Andersen won his second Friesen Performance IMCA Modified start in as many weeks and Tyler Jackon’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers were his second of the season at Eagle.

Dillon Richards and Matt Andrews both picked up their fifth local feature wins of 2023 in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, respectively.

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