Eagle win for Kovar is extra special

Dion Kovar won for the first time at Eagle Raceway in nearly five years on Saturday night, topping the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature. (Photo by Joe Orth)

By Greg Soukup

EAGLE, Neb. (June 1, 2024) – Dion Kovar taught his Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod foes a lesson on School’s Out For Summer Night Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

Kovar took advantage of his pole position start to put the no. 18 out front from the drop of the green. After running ahead of Joe Feyen most of the way, he’d regain the lead from Feyen and continue on to his first Eagle checkers since June 15 of 2019.

“It was a good run. After a whole season of bad runs, this win feels a little extra special,” he said. “I’m happy to get it done, finally. We’ve been in the claim area a bunch of times, but this year we’ve had just a lot of struggles, DNF’s, just trying to figure out this car. Morale was at a season low so this was a really big win for us.”

Feyen, Trevor Noonan and Cole Wayman ran 2-3-4.

Bob Zoubek and Brandon Horton both scored their second Eagle wins of the season, in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, respectively, while Dillon Richards was a repeat winner in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Titans Mike Nichols and Kyle Vanover ran 1-2 at the finish of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main.

“It’s pretty tough to beat the 19 car anywhere, let alone at Eagle Raceway so I’m really going to enjoy this one,” Nichols said.

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