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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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Drivers from across the country, up the road heading to Eagle for IMCA RaceSaver Nationals

EAGLE, Neb. – IMCA Sprint Car teams from across the country and from up the road are already arriving at Eagle Raceway for the Sept. 2-5 RaceSaver Nationals powered by Sunbelt Rentals. “We’ve got all sorts of stuff going on,” Promoter Roger Hadan said this morning. “We’ve already got cars here from North Carolina and Virginia, and we’ve got a car rolling through tech now that’s from a mile up the road. We’ve got cars from a mile away and we’ve got cars from more than a thousand miles away.”  More than 100 drivers from 16 states coast to coast and border to border are pre-entered for the ninth annual Sprint Car spectacular, to be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Precise Racing Products, sponsor of the Race of Champions, gives a fuel jug to the first 80 drivers through tech. Hadan also promised there’d be “plenty of tires and plenty of fuel” available throughout the event.  Qualifying starts on Friday with the winner main event winner on Sunday taking home $3,000 plus a $1,500 bonus from IMCA [Read More]

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Clark aims for Sprint win in sixth state in return to Eagle, RaceSaver Nationals

HAMERSVILLE, Ohio – Justin Clark already owns IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature wins in five different states this season.  He’s hoping to add a sixth state to that list when he returns to Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway for the RaceSaver Nationals Sept. 2-5.  From Hamersville, Ohio, Clark has won 13 times, in his home state and in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. With 100 percent chance of rain close to home, he made the 15-hour tow to Nebraska in mid-July and won his heat race before Eagle got washed out as well.  “Our goal at the beginning of the year was to race for national points. We don’t usually start racing too early in Ohio and Indiana and had to travel to do that,” said Clark, second in national standings to Texan Marcus Thomas for most of the season. “I tell people that you don’t know how good you are until you race with different people to see how good you stack up.” Through 29 starts, he’s stacked up pretty well. Clark leads both Ohio [Read More]

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New bleachers, water balloons, Sprint Cars all part of IMCA RaceSaver Nationals

EAGLE, Neb. – New bleachers and water balloons lead up to the ninth annual IMCA RaceSaver Nationals. One hundred and eight drivers from 16 states have already signed on to compete at the Sept. 2-5 Sprint Car spectacular at Eagle Raceway, to be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Twenty-seven cars will start the Sunday, Sept. 5 main event, with the winner earning $3,000 plus a $1,500 bonus from IMCA if they have made at least one sanctioned start coming into the weekend. The finale pays a minimum of $1,500 to start.  New bleacher seating, designated as ‘The Party Section’, for another 2,500 fans will be in place at the top of turn four. That timely addition boosts capacity at America’s Home Track to 9,000.  “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while and decided to get done a couple months ago,” explained promoter Roger Hadan. “That was a good decision given the number of pre-event ticket sales so far.”  “We have a good combination now of pre-registered drivers who have been regulars at RaceSaver Nationals and first-timers,” he [Read More]

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Bigger purse announced for RaceSaver Nationals championship field

EAGLE, Neb. – The biggest event of the season for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will have a bigger purse. Winner of the Sunday, Sept. 5 RaceSaver National powered by Sunbelt Rentals at Eagle Raceway takes home $3,000, with a minimum of $1,500 paid to start the ninth annual event. “This is a class that continues to grow and the RaceSaver philosophy is to increase purses throughout the field, not just at the top,” said Eagle promoter Roger Hadan. “We’re already hosting the biggest event for Sprint Cars in the nation. Car count numbers and the quality of competition every year at RaceSaver Nationals warrant the increased purse throughout the Sunday night championship field.” Complete $53,525 purse for Sunday’s Championship event is: 1st, $3,000; 2nd, $2,600; 3rd, $2,450; 4th, $2,425; 5th, $2,400; 6th, $2,350; 7th, $2,300; 8th, $2,250; 9th, $2,200; 10th, $2,150; 11th, $2,100; 12th, $2,050; 13th, $2,000; 14th, $1,950; 15th, $1,900; 16th, $1,850; 17th, $1,800; 18th, $1,750; 19th, $1,700; 20th, $1,650; 21st, $1,600; 22nd, $1,550; and 23rd through 27th, $1,500 each. Twenty-car qualifying features Friday, Sept. [Read More]

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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]