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Early entries top 230 for Ice Breaker special at Eagle

April 15th, 2016

EAGLE, Neb.– The Twice is Nice Challenge is new to the season-opening Ice Breaker Challenge at Eagle Race­way April 15 and 16.

Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The driver who can win both nights in either division pockets a $1,000 Twice is Nice Challenge bonus.

Both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase a $400 top check while Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $150 to win on Friday. The Saturday card also totes a $1,000 to win IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car feature and $500 to win IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded each night. Special series points will also be given for Saturday’s Sprint Series of Nebraska event.

More than 230 driv­ers have pre-entered for the event.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. on Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults. On Saturday, gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 6:30 p.m. Adult admission to the grandstand is $15.

Pit passes are $25 while spectator admission is $5 for youth ages 6-12 and free for kids five and under both nights.

More information about the Ice Breaker Challenge, pre­sented by Auto Trans Matic, is available by call­ing 402 238-2595 and at the website.

Tracy Hines Returns to Eagle Raceway & Makes Debut at Junction Motor Speedway

May 3rd, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Ind.-Tracy Hines has raced at plenty of tracks over the years and the veteran driver still is afforded the opportunity once in a while to compete at a venue he has never been to before. This weekend is one of those instances as he will turn his first laps at Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska, as well as paying a visit to Eagle (Neb.) Raceway for just the second time with the
Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

The doubleheader weekend in the Cornhusker State takes the green flag for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series on Friday, May 2, at Eagle Raceway near Lincoln, followed by a trip to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction on Saturday, May 3.

“The fans out in the Heartland don’t get to see us very often, so it’s great to have two nights in a row there,” said Hines, driver of
The Carolina Nut Company DRC. “Last year Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, so we are excited to get back out there and try our hand
at Eagle (Raceway) again and see McCool Junction (Junction Motor Speedway) for the first time.”

Hines has made one start with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway in his career. He finished seventh at the
high-banked, third-mile in 2012. He opened the night by turning the 10th-fastest lap in time trials. Hines followed that up with a win in the second heat race. The veteran driver lined up 10th for the 30-lap main event and was able to work his way forward to cross the line seventh. Last year’s schedule event at Eagle Raceway was rained out.

The Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series will be making its debut at Junction Motor Speedway. The state-of-the-art three-eighths-mile is located just south of York, Neb. Hines has made three starts this season on three-eighths-mile tracks, earning second- and sixth-place finished at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida, back in February.

“Eagle (Raceway) is a smaller track, so that is similar to some of the places we run back around home,” he noted. “With the banking, you really keep your speed and momentum up all the way around it. Junction (Motor Speedway) sounds like it’s a fast place and we have
been pretty consistent on tracks like that this year. We were able to get our first win of the season last weekend and hopefully we are able to pick up a few more as the season really gets rolling now.”

Last weekend, Hines became just the second driver in USAC history to eclipse the 1,000 National feature start mark, joining Dave Darland, who crossed the plateau earlier this season. Hines was victorious at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, picking up his first triumph of the 2014 campaign. He currently sits sixth in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series standings.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company – , Hansen’s Welding Inc – , Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts – , and
MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include:ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance
- , Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines - and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products - ,Schoenfeld Headers - , Autonet Mobile - , Indy Race Parts - , Bell Racing - , Kenny’s Components - , Race Bumpers - , Hoosier Racing Tires – , CSI Competition Suspension, – Shadow Graphix, – Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering – , Hugh Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

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Sobbing prevails in battle of IMCA national champions at Eagle

April 19th, 2014

When the checkers flew, Jesse Sobbing had his first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature win at Eagle, along with a $1,000 check to show for his efforts.

The two-time Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national king joined former Modified champions Dylan Smith, Jordan Grabouski and Johnny Saathoff in the battle for the front early on.

The running order was Saathoff, Sobbing, Grabouski and Smith after the first lap. Grabouski moved past Sobbing following a lap three restart and passed Saathoff on lap nine for the lead. Sobbing stayed close and eventually worked his way to second.

From there to the checkers, Smith tried high and low, but could not get past Sobbing. Jeff Brunssen was the $500 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winner and Matt Moyer banked $250 for his Mach-1 Sport Compact Brunssen passed Joe Feyen on lap nine for his first turn up front in the Northern SportMod main. Shawn Harker used a restart with four to go to take the spot away, but Brunssen got it back the next time around.

The final four were Brunssen, Harker, Greg Metz and Gary Saathoff.

Moyer ran in front from the fourth lap to the finish of the Sport Compact feature. Justin Olsen gained second on the final circuit.

James King and Kevin Fearing rounded out the top four.

Night two of the Ice Breaker Challenge totes a $2,000 to win event for the Modifieds while IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win. Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are both in the running for top checks of $500.

Front gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-entries already top 50 for Sprint Super Nationals at Eagle

August 30th, 2013

EAGLE, Neb. ­– More than 50 IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers are now pre-entered for the Sprint Super Nationals at Eagle Raceway.

Eight states are already represented at the Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 special, with the long­est tows coming from Virginia, North Carolina and Texas.

In addition to a strong contingent from Nebraska, entries are already in hand from drivers from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Saturday’s feature for the winged class pays $700 to win and a minimum of $250 to start, with a total purse of $6,400. The total payout zooms to $26,700 for Sunday’s $2,000 to win, minimum $1,000 to start show.

RaceSaver founder, promoter and driver French Grimes will help with tech. All Sprint Car drivers will receive $25 gift cards from Speedway Motors.

Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $250 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $200 to win on opening night at Eagle. Top prizes are $400 for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fieds and $60 for Mach-1 Sport Compacts on Sunday.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all three divisions. Modifieds also run for Jet Racing Central Region points.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under are free both days. Pit passes are $25.

An open practice for all divisions is from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Pit passes that evening are $10. Nebraska plays the Wyoming Cowboys in a college football game at Lincoln on Aug. 31 so drivers and fans are encouraged to get overnight accommodations soon. A tailgate party in the pits follows the Saturday program.

Primitive camping is available and breakfast will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sun­day at the track. More information is available at the website or by call­ing 402 781-2243.

Ice Breaker Challenge rained out at Eagle

April 21st, 2013

EAGLE, Neb. – They’ll be talking about rainfall amounts and not who won what this weekend at Eagle Raceway.

Both days of what was to have been the 50th anniversary season opener have been rained out. The April 19-20 Ice Breaker Challenge special will not be rescheduled.

Features for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds were on both programs. IMCA Eagle Motorsports Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars were to have made their debut at The World’s Fastest Third Mile on Saturday.

First track points of the season will be given April 27 at Eagle.

Matt Leer Makes Completes Weekend Trifecta in Eagle Valley Speedway’s Opener

May 10th, 2011

Eagle Valley Speedway, Jim Falls, WI – Eagle Valley Speedway finally hit a night of decent weather to get their 2011 opener underway on Sunday, May 8. With the races presented by JP Mechanical, a large crowd was on hand to enjoy an exciting night of racing on a very smooth track.

The highlight of the night was Matt Leer picking up his third win of the weekend in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified Division. Getting their first feature wins of the WISSOATA race season were: Mike Anderson in his Modified, Shane Kisling in his Super Stock, and Nick Wojcik in his Street Stock. Eagle Valley Divisions winners were: George Richards in his Pure Stock and Eric Shultz in his Hornet.

Zach Manley and Michael Truscott led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the line for the start of the first race of the season. Manley took the early advantage, leading the first ten laps of the feature with Cory Crapser giving chase for the first eight laps. It was during lap nine that Matt Leer completed the move up to second from his seventh-place starting spot as Crapser dropped to third. For most of the first ten laps, Jake Smith ran third after starting eighth and Nick Koehler ran fourth, after starting ninth. With five laps remaining, Leer went for the pass and snatched the lead. Leer was not to be denied and went on for the win despite the efforts of Manley to reclaim the front spot. In the end it was Leer with the win, followed by Manley, Crapser, Smith, and Koehler.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks were up next with Shane Kisling and Darrel Hazelton on the front row. Kisling was quick to take the lead as Hazelton and Mark Stender battled for second. With nine laps in, Jason Quarders had a solo spin and the field realigned, after a restart, with Kisling once again showing his dominance. From that point on it was the Shane Kisling show with everyone else fighting it out for second. By race end, Kisling had completed the only sweep of the night and had stretched the lead for the win with Stender, Hazelton, Eric Olson, and Jon Duffy in his wake.

With Kevin Adams and Andy Jones sidelined with mechanical problems, the WISSOTA Modifieds took to the track with Steve Hallquist and Bryan Nayes leading the way. Nayes was quick off the line taking an early, commanding lead leading the first eight laps of the feature. It was Mike Anderson, though, who was on the move from his fifth-place stating spot who would take the lead by the end of lap nine with Nayes dropping to second. Hallquist, who had run second for a time, continued to run third with Jay Richardson and Dan Hesch fighting it out for fourth. Anderson was not to be denied and pulled away from the rest of the field to take the win with Nayes, Hallquist, Hesch and Richardson filling out the top five.

In what would prove to be the most exciting and competitive race of the evening, Mike Knudtson and Travis Hazelton led the WISSOTA Street Stocks to the green flag for the start of that division’s feature. Rookie Street Stock driver, Nick Wojcik, saw an early opportunity and grabbed the lead at the end of lap one. Young guns Cody Kummer, coming from sixth, ran second and as Doug Wojcik settled into third. With eight laps in, Nick Wojcik continued to lead with his brother, Doug, doing his best to catch up in second as Kummer ran third. Meanwhile back in the field excellent battles continued for fourth and fifth with Hazelton, Danny Richards, and Jay Kesan swapping places on many occasions. Nick Wojcik was not going to be denied his first Street Stock win as he took the checkered with his brother, Doug, finishing a strong second. Kummer, Kesan, and Richards were not far behind as they rounded out the top five.

Bryan Cjolkosz and Todd Roshell led the Eagle Valley Pure Stocks to the line for the start of their feature. Roshell was the early leader, but Jay Folz came from third to take the lead and led for laps two through eight. It was at the end of lap nine that George Richards made the final push to lead after working his way up from his seventh-place starting spot. Richards went on for the win, his second of the weekend, with Folz, Clay Potaczek, Roshell, and Pat Smith making up the rest of the top five.

The Eagle Valley Hornets completed the evening’s race program with Billie Anderson and Mark Ryskoski on the front row. Ryskoski was off to an early lead, leading the first four laps, however, Eric Shultz overtook Ryskoski by the end of lap five and went on for the win. Ryskoski, Brent Voeltz, Jay Welk, and Scott Westaby completed the top five.

Racing continues at Eagle Valley Speedway on Sunday, May 15, with all five classes seeing action once again. The race program begins with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:00.

Don’t forget that on Saturday, May 14, Eagle Valley presents the Bad Habit Car Show, Swap Meet, and Burnout Contest with music to follow in the Old Barn Bar.

For future reference, remember that also coming up are the CMA Mud Races on June 4 and the always exciting IRA Sprints on June 12.

By Gene Harmelink