Eagle wraps up season with championship night show

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 29) – Five drivers won feature events and five others put the finishing touches on track championship campaigns Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Trevor Noonan took advantage of a restart with five laps left in getting the lead and then the win in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Cole Wayman was fourth in taking the track crown. Don Hall Jr. led the last nine times around the track in topping the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Despite having a transmission failure during the race that lead to a 17th place finish, Jeff Ware repeated as the points champion. Shane Hiatt scored another IMCA Modified victory, taking the checkers ahead of runner-up and repeat track champion Jordan Grabouski. Cole Krichau raced to the Mach-1 Sport Compact victory. R.J. Maas wrapped up the track title with his third-place run.  And Tyler Drueke prevailed in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car finale. Despite missing a transfer spot from the ‘B’ feature by inches, Adam Gullion racked up enough points to finally claim his very [Read More]


Guaranteed to be the biggest and best: All roads lead to Eagle for 8th annual RaceSaver Nationals

EAGLE, Neb. – What’s guaranteed to be the biggest and the best Sprint Car event of the season plays out Sept. 3-6 at Eagle Raceway. One hundred-plus IMCA drivers from 15 states are already entered in the eighth annual RaceSaver Nationals, each of them making the trip with the goals of making the 27-car field and ultimately taking the $2,500 checkers. “The quality of the competition speaks for itself. Winning the RaceSaver Nationals title has quickly become an accomplishment that every driver wants on their resume,” said promoter Roger Hadan. “RaceSaver Nationals is also an event that’s just fun to be part of, whether you’re a driver or a fan, and I think that’s what really makes it special.”  Qualifying heats for the $1,000 to win Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions follow pre-tech and practice on opening night on Thursday.  Nine cars advance from $700 to win qualifying features on Friday and Saturday. Last-chance races complete the Sunday, Sept. 6 main event grid.  Stuntman Dr. Danger, also known as The American Daredevil, performs during intermissions [Read More]


Thompson tops IMCA Modified main at Eagle

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 15) – Nate Thompson made his first trip to victory lane at Eagle Raceway following the Saturday night IMCA Modified main event. In front of a crowd believed to be the largest of the season, Thompson led Justin Wulf, Aaron Pella and Bob Ruisinger early, with Johnny Saathoff racing into fourth on lap three, then swapping the spot with Chad Andersen after a restart on the next lap. Jordan Grabouski jumped up to third but action slowed with eight to go for debris. Anthony Roth moved to fourth on the restart. Andersen spun with two to go for another caution.  Shane Hiatt vaulted up to third on the restart with Roth clinging to fourth. That made the top four Thomp­son, Grabouski, Hiatt and Roth. With three laps to go in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod headliner, Arie Schouten passed Trevor Baker for the lead, but Baker got back past to take the win with Schouten second and Matthew Andrews third. Tyler Drueke used the high line on a restart with [Read More]


Modified checkers fly for Hiatt at Eagle

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 8) – They battled tooth and nail the last five times around the track and when the IMCA Modified checkers flew Saturday at Eagle Raceway it was Shane Hiatt first across the stripe.  Nate Thompson and Brandon Spanjer took turns at the front of the field before Hiatt gained the front spot with eight laps left. Mike Densberger raced his way to second before that late caution set up the five-lap battle. Hiatt held off Densberger, with Spanjer third and Jordan Grabouski fourth. Doug Lovegrove saw his first pass for the lead negated by a caution, then made the move back to the front two laps later and topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature. Ryan Gilland led the last nine circuits in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Matt Andrews was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victor after edging ahead of Trevor Noonan late in the contest and Brian Cronin was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. 


Gullion gets RaceSaver Sprint win at Eagle

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 1) – Adam Gullion became the ninth different IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner in as many events this season Saturday at Eagle Raceway. The fifth different leader Gullion saw his first pass for the front spot negated by a caution. He was not to be denied, however, and took the lead on the ensuing restart. Gene Ackland got past Jor­dan Grabouski two laps later and Jason Danley also passed him with three to go making the final top four in the evening’s finale Gullion, Ackland, Danley and Grabouski. After taking the lead with nine laps to go, Johnny Saathoff took the IMCA Modified feature win. Following a first-lap restart, Saathoff worked his way into the top four and set his sights on the front spot. Mike Densberger was the runner-up and Grabouski rallied from an early entanglement to end in third.  Albert Kiihne collected the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers, Adam Vrbka paced the Karl Kus­toms Northern SportMods and Josh Young was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner.


Jaxon Saathoff tops Eagle Modified main

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (July 25) – Jaxon Saathoff moved to the front with six laps left in winning Saturday’s IMCA Modified main event at Eagle Raceway. Anthony Roth made his way to second while Aaron Pella led much of the way before ending in third. De­fending national champion Jordan Grabouski rounded out the top four.  Doug Lovegrove led from lap two to the checkers in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature and Jeff Ware scored another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory.  Cole Wayman used a restart to his advantage in taking the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod lead and eventual win. Ray Harrington topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. 


Carter collects Eagle IMCA Hobby Stock checkers

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (July 18) – After he was in and out of the lead, Dave Carter stood in victory lane following Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Eagle Raceway. Carter got the front spot for good on the 12th circuit and led Michael Hansen and Tyler Jackson across the stripe.  Jordan Grabouski motored to the front of the IMCA Modified field with five laps to go and paired that victory with a runner-up finish to Jason Danley, who earned the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory with a last-lap pass.  Matt Andrews was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner and Tyler Masek topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event.  Next weekend is Junior Fan Club Salute, presented by Colby Ridge. All fans 12 and under re­ceive free front gate admission. Front gates open at 5 p.m. with adult admission being $12. Hot laps start at 5:45 with racing at 6:30.


Sluka stars Saturday at Eagle

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (July 11) – Roger Sluka led start to finish in winning a fast-paced Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod main event Saturday at Eagle Raceway.  Sluka brought the 5S back to the flag stand first with Rich Flock, James Hines and Bobby Draper rounding out the top four. Lap three saw Braydon Latture race into second with Mike Scheinost taking third and Draper holding onto fourth.  Derek Hall passed Draper on lap nine and Scheinost got past Latture for second two laps later, but Latture got the spot back after another two circuits with Shawn Harker jumping up to third.  Harker got past Latture after two more rounds as Arie Schouten moved into fourth. Harker dropped out with just three to go making the final top four Sluka, Schouten, Latture and Brian Baker. Clint Homan topped the IMCA Modified feature and Jeff Ware continued his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winning streak. Another great night of racing at Eagle Raceway Saturday night as Demon Decals and Budweiser presented Bad Fast Fever. A great [Read More]


Svoboda sails at Eagle

By Greg Soukup  EAGLE, Neb. (July 4) – Austin Svoboda took advantage of an early restart, getting the lead and eventually the Saturday night IMCA Modified feature win at Eagle Raceway.  Anthony Roth took over second late in the contest, with Clint Homan and Aaron Pella rounding out the top four.  Cole Wayman won for the second straight week in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Jeff Ware notched another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory with a huge run to the front on the final circuit. Josh Young led every lap of the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. Trevor Grossenbacher got the lead with seven laps left and held off Jason Danley for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers.


Wayman handles Eagle SportMod foes

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (June 27) – Cole Wayman got the lead on lap seven and drove to the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod checkers Saturday at Eagle Raceway.  Wayman had cracked the top four on the fourth circuit and the top three the next time around. The final caution of the Star Spangled Showdown show came with six laps left and while Matt Andrews was the mn on the move, he had to settle for third behind Wayman and Mike Scheinost.  Toby Chapman was the fourth and final leader in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature, beating Adam Gullion and Ryan King to the checkers.  Other winners were Jordan Grabouski in the IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Ware in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Dillon Richards in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Next weekend is Eagle Raceway’s annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest. There will be a Red, White and Blue Challenge at intermission with the area’s largest fireworks display following the final feature. Front gates open at 5 p.m.