Events

Eagle Raceway primed for sixth annual IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals

EAGLE, Neb. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car teams from across the country will head to Eagle Raceway for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals. The sixth annual event concludes with a $2,500 to win, $1,250 to start main event. Entries are again expected to surpass the 100 mark for the biggest RaceSaver show of the season. “The growth of not only the RaceSaver division itself but the participation at RaceSaver Nationals is something to behold,” said Eagle Promoter Roger Hadan. “The car count continues to surpass any other Sprint Car race in the country and the number of fans who come to America’s Home Track every Labor Day Weekend grows annually as well.” Drivers can go to the www.eagleraceway.com website to pre-register and receive a free, reserved pit stall now, at a cost of $15. Registration after Aug. 23 is $50 and does not include a pit stall. All RaceSaver Nationals drivers must be licensed IMCA members and are required to have competed at a minimum of three IMCA sanctioned RaceSaver events prior to the Labor Day Weekend. Qualifying features [Read More]

Results

Beckman is best in Eagle Hobby Stock main

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (June 9) – Nick Beckman grabbed the lead on lap two and held off all challengers in win­ning Saturday’s Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature at Eagle Raceway. “I’d say it’s been four years since I’ve been on the front stretch here. It feels really good to be back in a Hobby Stock,” he said. “I knew I had to get out front and run away. I’m just glad that I was able to hold off all of the fast drivers.” Scott Bivens got the lead on the 11th circuit in winning the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Northern SportMod main. Likewise, it had been a while since he’d been to victory lane at Eagle. “It’s been a year and a half since my last win, at least,” Bivens said post-race. “But we just keep chugging along. We’re getting faster this year, so maybe we’ll do this some more.” Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Jordan Grabouski earned $1,000 for his fifth Runner Freight IMCA Modified feature win of 2018. [Read More]

Results

Densberger delivers at Eagle

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (June 2) – Mike Densberger ended a too-long absence from victory lane at Eagle Raceway with Saturday’s Runner Freight IMCA Modified checkers. The fifth starting Densberger passed Mike Lineberry for second on lap three and grabbed the lead the next time around. Jordan Grabouski, who had to transfer through the ‘B’ feature took over fourth with four to go and vaulted into second after two more laps but didn’t have enough time to make a play for the front spot. “It’s been a long time, almost three years now. I knew there were a lot of fast cars behind me, so I wanted to get to the front and keep them behind me,” Densberger said. “It was a little rough to­night but after how much rain we got last night you couldn’t ask for a better track. We set the car up for it and she was a rocket tonight.” Shawn Harker won for the fourth time in five Purdue University IMCA Northern SportMod outings at Eagle this season, by [Read More]

Results

Pace races to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint win at Eagle 

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 26) – Mark Pace was scored first every time around the track in winning his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature Saturday at Eagle Raceway. “We parked it tonight on the front stretch, finally!” he said from victory lane. “I love a dryslick race track like we had tonight. Whenever a track takes rubber I always smell it first and get right into it. It makes you a driver. I also like a heavy track where it’s elbows up, but this kind of track is more technique.” Joey Danley, Toby Chapman and Mike Boston rounded out the top four. Jeff Ware and Shawn Harker both won for the third time in four Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock and Purdue University IMCA Northern SportMod outings, respectively. Jordan Grabouski paced the Runner Freight IMCA Modified main while the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact finale saw Jeff Creek capture his first victory since taking a while away from rac­ing. One hundred and sixty-three cars saw action at Eagle and following the regular features, [Read More]

Results

Oaks soars to first win at Eagle 

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 12) – Steffen Oaks took the lead with four laps left en route to taking the first checkers of his ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact career victory Saturday at Eagle Race­way. His drive to the front started outside row four. “It took me awhile to finally get a win, with several second places, but I finally got it!,” he said post-race. “It was a really fast track tonight, but man, those bumps about got me a few times. I managed to keep it straight and hold on for the win.” Casey Moyer won his first Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature since the 2012 season and Lance Borgman raced from 10th starting to win the Purdue University IMCA Northern SportMod main event for the third time already this season at Eagle. Jordan Grabouski got the lead early in winning the Runner Freight IMCA Modified feature and Tyler Drueke took charge with nine laps remaining in winning the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.

Feature

Royal Flush Rush feature win pays Zoubek $1,000

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 5) – Bob Zoubek put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with a $1,000 IMCA Modified win Saturday at Eagle Raceway’s Royal Flush Rush. Zoubek had started 10th and took the checkers ahead of Jeff Schroyer. “The track was really racy. There were two lines and they were both fast,” he said. “We just kind of came through there nice and slow and stayed out of trouble. Jeff kind of had the better line for awhile there, but I finally got around him and drove away a little.” Nate Thompson, Schroyer, Jaxon Saathoff and Justin Wulf had led the field after the initial lap. Chad Ander­sen cracked the top four on lap two before moving up to third the next time around. Zoubek advanced to fourth following a spin by Andersen. Wulf grabbed second on the restart as Zoubek moved to third and Johnny Saathoff took fourth. Zoubek and Saathoff passed Wulf with 12 to go, moving to second and third, respectively. Two laps later, Zoubek [Read More]

Results

Team Gullion runs 1-2 at Eagle

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (April 28) – Team Gullion had plenty to celebrate Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Adam Gullion not only won his heat and the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car eature but his second car, driven by Zach Blurton, won its heat and came in second in the main. “It was definitely nice. To be able to unload two cars, with two separate driv­ers on the same team and win our heat races then run first and second in the feature is definitely a very big confidence booster and a big positive for the season,” Gullion said. “That’s something that we’re all proud of as a team, and an accomplishment we’ll be talking about for a very long time.” Jordan Grabouski notched another Runner Freights IMCA Modified victory, after starting way back in 11th. “The race track was really good tonight, and my car was awesome,” Grabouski said. “ It was a good night, but it’s always a good night when you put it in victory lane without so much as a scratch on [Read More]

Results

Hobscheidt rules Dirt Dominator field at Eagle

By Mike Spieker EAGLE, Neb. (April 19) – After rounds four and five were canceled due to weather, the Dirt Domina­tor continued with round six of 16 at Eagle Raceway. In his first-ever trip to Eagle, Jacob Hobscheidt of Plattsmouth picked up the $1,000 Dirt Dominator payday. Hobscheidt began by besting Eddie Belec in the Sweet 16. That wasn’t the only upset of the open­ing round as early favorites Hunter Marriott, Kelly Shryock and Tim Ward were all handed defeat. Hobscheidt continued to the quarter finals where he faced the defending IMCA Modified track champion Shane Hiatt. Hobscheidt used the preferred high side to grab the advantage on the opening lap of the two lap dash and take the win. Hobscheidt just about saw his hopes of advancing to the finals vanish as he nearly spun out at drop of the green flag during the semi finals against Clint Homan. However, the yellow was dis­played because of an uneven start, which gave Hobscheidt new life. On the restart, Hobscheidt immediately opened up a comfortable advantage [Read More]

Feature

Hiatt hauls home opening night hardware, Grabouski gets two Saturday wins at Eagle 

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (April 20-21) – Defending track champion Shane Hiatt raced his way to victory lane on opening night of Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge. Former track champion Jordan Grabouski accomplished the feat twice on night two. Hiatt earned $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth along with Friday’s IMCA Modified main event. Grabouski, already on the ballot, was best in Saturday’s $2,000 to win head­liner and pocketed another $500 for winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. The leader from the drop of the Friday night green, Hiatt ran ahead of Mike Densberger much of the distance before his challenger pulled into the infield with five circuits left. After a couple late restarts, Hunter Marriott wrestled the second spot from Grabouski. Dylan Smith and Eddie Belec completed the top five. Saturday featured another field filled with heavy hitters as Grabouski had to take the front spot away from Marriott and hold on. The laps 12 laps saw Marriott try both high and low grooves but to no avail. Ricky [Read More]

Events

Early entry numbers push 300 for Ice Breaker Challenge at Eagle Raceway 

EAGLE, Neb. – Eagle Raceway is going to be the place to be this weekend for nearly 300 IMCA drivers Pre-entries for the 2018 lidlifter now include 49 IMCA Modifieds, 46 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, 32 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, 50 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, 65 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and 43 Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday, April 20 and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day, April 21 while Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The Twice is Nice Challenge pays a cool grand to driv­ers in either division who can sweep the weekend main events and both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. Hobby Stocks chase a $400 top check while Sport Compacts run for $150 to win on Fri­day. Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win and Stock Cars for $500 to win on Satur­day. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and IMCA state points will be awarded each night. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. [Read More]