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Bubak is best in RoC, championship show at 10th annual IMCA RaceSaver Nationals

By Greg Soukup            EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 4, 2022) – Now that was the way to finish the biggest RaceSaver Sprint Car event in the world, as Jake Bubak added two trophies from the 10th annual IMCA RaceSaver Nationals to his hardware collection. Bubak won the Precise Racing Products Race of Champions for the third time on Saturday night, then raced to a second RaceSaver Nationals crown and $3,000 on Sunday at Eagle Raceway.  Also the 2020 champion, Bubak took his final win of the weekend ahead of John Carney II, defending race winner Tyler Drueke and Chase Brewer.  “We really enjoy coming here. It helped that we had a really good car this week. Starting on the front row didn’t hurt any, either, and starting outside was a big advantage,” he said following the 35-lapper. “John (Carney) got a little bit stuck down on the bottom on the start and that allowed us to get away from him and the pack.” “I felt like I was getting through traffic really well,” he continued, [Read More]

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Qualifying starts tonight at RaceSaver Nationals

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 1, 2022) – The first night of the 10th annual IMCA Racesaver Nationals went off without a hitch Thursday evening at Eagle Raceway. Mother Nature cooperated, giving us a beautiful afternoon and evening with a nice breeze as the fans watched several sets of hot laps to allow the out-of-towners a chance to get reacclimated with the high-banked 1/3-mile oval. After hot laps were done there were five heats of IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars attempting to be a part of Saturday’s Race of Champions. Plenty of Sprints were on hand, with a good deal more expected on site as quite a few of the regulars at America’s Home Track will join them in the house beginning on Friday. Tonight’s action kicks off with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing to start at 6 p.m. to set the front three rows of three cars for Sunday’s Big Dance.           Front gates open at 4 p.m. with adult admission $18, children 6-12 $5 with kids five and under free. Pit gates will [Read More]

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Guaranteed to be a “10,” IMCA RaceSaver Nationals kick off at Eagle

EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 1, 2022) – An event that’s guaranteed to be a “10” kicks off tonight at Eagle Raceway. More than 100 IMCA Sprint Car drivers from 13 states and New Zealand are in town for the Thursday practice session and race of champions qualifying that set the stage for the 10th annual RaceSaver Nationals. They’ll race for $3,000 to win and a minimum of $1,500 to start the Sunday, Sept. 4 main event, with IMCA adding a $1,500 bonus to the winning driver provided they had made at least one 2022 sanctioned start coming into the weekend. Another $2,500 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing driver who has competed at each of the first nine RaceSaver Nationals.  Miss Eagle Raceway will be crowned during intermission on Sunday and 27 cars start the main event three-wide.  Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 qualifying features both pay $700 to win. RaceSaver Enterprises pays $100 to heat winners both nights while Precise Racing Products sponsors Saturday’s $1,000 to win, $200 to start race of champions. [Read More]

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Tire supply secure, $10K money grab for fans announced at IMCA RaceSaver Nationals 

EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 18, 2022) – It may be two weeks before opening night but IMCA Sprint Car drivers and race fans already have reason to cheer the 10th annual RaceSaver Nationals. As for drivers from a dozen states who have already made plans to compete at Eagle Raceway Sept. 1-4, promoter Roger Hadan has announced that he’s been in regular contact with Hoosier and tires will be available throughout the event. “We have communicated with Hoosier regularly and have received confirmation that there will a sufficient number of tires available for purchase throughout RaceSaver Nationals,” he explained. “This is one of the biggest Sprint Car events, not just in RaceSaver but in the entire country. Hoosier feels the quality is there and they’ll make sure we have tires.”  And as far as fans go, a number of them will have the opportunity to grab shares of $10,000 that will be up in the air, literally, most likely during the RaceSaver Nationals Pit Parties after the races during the Friday, Sept. 2 or Saturday, Sept. 3rd race [Read More]

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Big wings, big excitement of 10th annual RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Sept. 1-4

EAGLE, Neb. (July 21, 2022) – The big wings and big excitement of the 10th annual RaceSaver Nationals are at Eagle Raceway Sept. 1-4. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars race for $3,000 to win and a minimum of $1,500 to start the Sunday main event, with IMCA adding a $1,500 bonus to the winning driver provided they had made at least one 2022 sanctioned start coming into the weekend. Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 qualifying features both pay $700 to win while drivers who don’t make the big show will see something extra in their pay envelope both nights. “We realize that inflation and gas prices have been a challenge to the racing community this season,” said Eagle promoter Roger Hadan. “Hopefully, we can help ease the pain of those costs to drivers traveling to our event by raising the non-qualifier purse money for both Friday and Saturday to $200 each of those nights.” The Sunday, Sept. 4 non-qualifier purse remains unchanged, noted Hadan, with the ‘B’ feature paying $1,000 to the first non-qualifier, $500 [Read More]

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Saturday night Eagle win is first of season for Jackson

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (July 16, 2022) – A rough start led to a perfect ending for Tyler Jackson.  Jackson won his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature of the season at Eagle Raceway Saturday night ahead of national points leader Dillon Richards.  “I got kind of a rough start at the beginning of the feature. I got into another car. I didn’t mean to do it and I apologized to him a couple of times,” Jackson said post-race. “After that, the car was perfect, I just had to be sure I kept it perfect.”  Ryan Gilland, Drew Barry and Michael Hansen completed the top five.  Bob Zoubek hit his marks in winning the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature. The victory was his career 35th and first since June of 2019. “Tonight it all came together. I run an open motor and Roger gave me a perfect track to my liking,” he said. “I started second row outside, moved to second on the start and grabbed the lead the next lap. All I had to [Read More]

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Jenkins gets IMCA Modified job done at Eagle

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (July 9, 2022) – Ryan Jenkins has the distinction of winning his first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at Eagle Raceway in front of a pair of former national champions.  Saturday’s finale at America’s Home Track saw Jenkins put his number 6 out front early. Jordan Grabouski advanced to second with nine laps left and Johnny Saathoff took over third with five to go but neither could deny Jenkins the checkers.  “Luckily we started outside pole tonight and were able to get it done,” Jenkins said post-race. “I didn’t really know how far ahead I was so I just tried to keep the car straight, keep getting through traffic clean and hoped to get to the checkers with no cautions. I’ve had a lot of seconds here, a lot of thirds, but tonight was my first win.” Kyle Vanover vanquished his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car foes, Dillon Richards won again in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Adam Armstrong was back in victory lane following the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature.  [Read More]

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Horton is first in Eagle Sprint feature

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (July 2, 2022) – Brandon Horton was first to the checkers when a change in the running order had IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars take to the high banks for the first main event of the evening Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Horton passed Jason Danley for the lead on a lap five restart. Mike Boston got past Danley for second with eight circuits remaining but couldn’t close the gap on the leader. “In eight or nine years now, I think we’ve finished in every single spot in the feature except winning it, so this feels really good, finally,” said Horton. “I liked the track tonight. I think running the Sprint Cars first kind of set in a nice groove that everyone else ran as the night went on. It ended being nice and smooth with a nice cushion to run on and it was pretty fast.”  Jordan Grabouski was back in victory lane following the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature, Shane Stutzman led from lap six to the end of the [Read More]

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Andrews sails from 10th to Eagle checkers

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (June 25, 2022) – Matt Andrews went sailing Saturday night, from row five at the start to victory lane following Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event at Eagle Raceway. Andrews started 10th, snagged the lead with 12 to go and took the checkers ahead of Ryan Argobast and Dana Deeke.  “When you have to start in the back because of the points deal, it’s pretty tough to get to the front. A lot of these guys are really good and that’s the reason they’re out here,” Andrews said. “We’ve struggled getting through them but tonight was our night” “I think we were in second four laps in and I know I looked up at the scoreboard and there were 12 to go when I took the lead,” he added. “From there it was smooth sailing.” Jordan Grabouski won both Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features. Dillon Richards’ IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory was his third straight at America’s Home Track and Stuart Snyder paced the IMCA RaceSaver [Read More]

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Former track champ Armstrong returns, takes Hobby Stock checkers at Eagle

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (May 28, 2022) – A rare visit to his old stomping grounds saw Roy Armstrong back in victory lane at Eagle Raceway Saturday night. The five-time track champion scored his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory of the season in the Memorial Weekend show at America’s Home Track.  “It’s such a special night to win on Memorial Weekend, not just to win the feature but to remember all of those that we’ve lost, especially the veterans and those in the Armed Forces who fought for our freedom,” Armstrong said post-race. “It’s just awesome to win here. It’s been a while since I won up here (July 24 of 2021) but we are only running one night a week.”  “Beatrice canceled last night so we headed up here tonight,” he explained. “That’s kind of how our schedule will be this year. We probably won’t be here every week, so we’ll just be hit and miss. It’s always great to win here with the great competition every week.” Career win number 73 in [Read More]