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Ice Breaker Challenge entries top 270

EAGLE, Neb. – Entries for the weekend’s Ice Breaker Challenge presented by Auto Trans Matic at Eagle Raceway now number more than 270.  IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday, April 19 and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day, April 20. Both events are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars vie for $1,000 to win, and a minimum of $250 to start, their night two Sprint Series of Nebraska headliner.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The Modified or Northern SportMod driver winning main events each night goes home with a Twice As Nice $1,000 bonus.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win on Fri­day. Mach-1 Sport Compacts chase a $150 top check on Saturday. Pre-entered drivers include:  IMCA Modifieds Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun Scott Bivens, Ceresco Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan. Karl Brewer, Vermillion, S.D. Jason Britton, Lincoln John Burrow Jr., Denver, Colo. Travis Denning, Sterling Mike Densberger, Lincoln Jared Deterding, Lincoln Trey Duensing, Byron Ken Eckhoff, [Read More]

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RaceSaver Nationals underway at Eagle

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. – Thursday night at Eagle Raceway began the four-day extravaganza known as the RaceSaver Nationals. Race teams from across the country towed to the ‘Fastest 1/3 mile in the world’ to participate in America’s larg­est Sprint Car event. A couple hours of practice time gave all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers the opportunity to acquaint, or reacquaint themselves with the high banks at America’s Home Track. To finish off the evening, the five qualifying heats to set the field for the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champi­ons were run. The top 20 after finishing positions and passing points are calculated will make up the field with the race being run after the qualifying feature on Saturday night. Winning those heats were Zach Blurton, Andy Shouse, Jason Martin, Jake Bubak and John Carney II. Action kicks off in earnest tonight (Friday) with the first qualifying heats and features for Sunday’s finale. Those who finish in the top nine of the ‘A’ feature this evening will make up the first three rows [Read More]

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RaceSaver Nationals pre-entries come from 14 states 

EAGLE, Neb. – Fourteen states are represented by the 117 drivers pre-entered for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway. The winner of Sunday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars goes home with a minimum of $2,500, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500, $30 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts going into the holiday weekend. Qualifying features on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 both pay $700 to win while the top prize for Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial race is $1,000. Taking the green in Sunday’s big show pays a minimum of $1,250. The first non-qualifier in the ‘B’ feature on Sunday gets $1,000 and the 20th place finisher gets $500 from IMCA.TV. A minimum of $450 will be paid to each driver starting a race each day. Drivers now entered for the sixth annual RaceSaver Nationals include: Gene Ackland, Martell; Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn.; Bruce Allen, Mankato, Minn.; Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn.; Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind.; Brett Becker, Odessa, Texas; Tom Belsky, [Read More]

Results

Lemke leads to Eagle checkers

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 18) – A 10-year veteran made his first visit to victory lane at Eagle Raceway Saturday night. Brint Lemke regained the lead on the final circuit in winning the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event. Shane Hiatt collected his second local Runner Freight IMCA Modified win of the season while Adam Gul­lion notched another IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory. Gunner Pike started ninth and finished first in the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod feature and Justin Callender prevailed in the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact main.

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Prestige, pay among many reasons to be part of RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle

EAGLE, Neb. – The best IMCA Sprint Car drivers from across the United States are Eagle Raceway bound for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals. Early entries for the sixth annual event have now passed 110, with the pre-registration fee of $15. That comes with a reserved pit stall while they last in effect until Aug. 23. “There are a lot of different reasons why so many drivers want to be part of the RaceSaver Nationals. For some it’s the atmosphere, the thousands of fans and the great friends they make every year from different parts of the country,” said Eagle promoter Roger Hadan. “For others it’s the prestige and chasing the title of being the best of the best. Just making the main event is a major accomplishment.” “Maybe it’s the format and getting the chance to qualify for the main event all three nights instead of only having just one or two chances,” he added. “Or maybe it’s the fact the pay is dispersed well – $2,500 to win and $1,250 to start Sunday’s main [Read More]

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Dragoo collects first Sprint checkers

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 4) – Keith Dragoo’s first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win came Saturday night at Ea­gle Raceway. Clint Benson had passed Dragoo with just three laps left, but Dragoo returned the favor returned the favor on the last circuit to win a nail biter. “We’re the team who runs on used everything. We prove that it doesn’t take the best of everything to win a race,” he said. “We won this race on a set of used tires and a shock package from Jason Martin. One of his guys came over after the race and said, ‘Those seriously aren’t the tires that we gave you, are they?’ and I told him they sure were.’” Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Jordan Grabouski earned $1,000 for his sixth Run­ner Freight IMCA Modified victory of the season. Casey Moyer scored his second Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event victory and Matthew Andrews raced from 16th starting to his first Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod win of the season. Nathan [Read More]

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Bryan sprints to Eagle checkers 

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (July 28) – Nick Bryan led every lap in winning Saturday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Eagle Raceway. The victory came in just his second visit to the Nebraska speedplant this season. “Somebody showed their nose a few times, but at the same time I just kept watching the score­board, counting down the laps and trying to stay out front,” he said. Mike Densberger collected Runner Freight IMCA Modified feature win number three this year, racing from eighth starting to the lead with seven laps left. Shawn Harker won his sixth Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod feature of the season while Roy Armstrong raced to his third local checkers of 2018 from the 11th starting spot in the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock finale. His ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact victory was Justin Callender’s second of the year. He took charge with four circuits to go.

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Misfit Challenge features this weekend at US 36, Eagle

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Speedway at Osborn, Mo., and Eagle, Neb., Raceway are paying $700 to win and $350 to start their respective Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 Misfit Challenge main events. The winner of the two-track point bonus will earn $300 cash, enjoy a sit-down meal with Thomas Weeks of the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage during the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals weekend and compete with a free wrap Sprint Nationals weekend with the Discovery Channel Misfit Garage Design. As an added bonus, all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers racing at US 36 Raceway receive free Admission/pit pass. Also running Friday are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. The Shocker Chassis 6-Pack Shootout for the top six vote getters in the Northern SportMods is on the card with one lucky fan being drawn to participate and win a cash prize Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 8 p.m.

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Early entries at 70 for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals

EAGLE, Neb. – Two words of advice from Roger Hadan regarding the upcoming RaceSaver Nationals? Register now. Seventy IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have already taken that advice and are signed up to compete in the sixth annual event, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Eagle Raceway. “Go online and pre-enter. It’s only $15 and it gets you a pit stall,” said RaceSaver boss and Eagle promoter Hadan. “Drivers who don’t enter by Aug. 23 will pay $50 and won’t be guaranteed a pit stall.” Joining a strong contingent of home state hot shoes thus far will be RaceSaver competitors making the tow to the Nebraska speedplant from California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Caro­lina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia. Hadan also confirmed that Thomas Weeks from the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage will be grand mar­shal for the event. Weeks and crew will spend the week at the event. What’s guaranteed to be the biggest RaceSaver event of the season pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $1,250 to [Read More]

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Schidler flies to Eagle first

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (July 21) – On the night 180 bicycles were given to young fans, Joe Schidler four-wheeled his way to his first Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod feature win at Eagle Raceway. Schidler took the lead on the second lap and collected the Saturday checkers ahead of Gunnar Pike and Shawn Harker. “I couldn’t see what was going on behind me but I was hoping that it was the case that I was pulling away from the field,” he said. “The track was pretty good tonight, smooth in spots and tacky in other spots and that suits my driving style.” Dan Nelson made it to straight Runner Freight IMCA Modified victories and Kaleb Johnson earned his first local IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car laurels. Colby Kaspar earned his first Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event win and Trenten Fugett made it two straight in the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compacts.