Sunday, July 15, 2018

Eagle Raceway 7/14/18


Sunny skies and mid-80’s turned to a cool, clear evening for Full House Frenzy-Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Great Clips, Nebraska Lottery and Hoosier. The track was tacky and fast, with 3-wide racing thrilling the huge crowd.

The only serious incident came in the second heat for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks when Tyler Jackson got forced high into the implement tire that guards the entrance to the pits. Jackson slid sideways full-blast into the tire. He was not seriously hurt, but his car was damaged beyond repair.

The first lap of the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmod A Main had Joe Schidler’s K00, the 62 of Bobby Draper, Dion Kovar in the 18 and Anthony Kobus’ 27 out front. Terry Callender looped the 5T in turns 3 & 4 on lap 3 for a caution. Kobus moved to second on the restart with Draper third and Kovar fourth. Shawn Harker suffered a flat right rear on lap 5 and the yellow flag was unfurled again. Kovar advanced to third on lap 6. Josh Pfeiffer put the 33J into fourth on lap 9 when Draper slowed. Kobus grabbed the lead a couple of laps later as Matthew Andrews took over fourth in the 22. Randy Fox’s 09RX spun in turn four with 8 to go. Kovar slowed momentarily with 6 laps left, moving the 30T of Taylor Metz into fourth. The final top 4 were Kobus, Schidler, Andrews and Metz.

This was Kobus’ first win at Eagle Raceway this season, coming from the 8th spot on the starting grid. “I took the lead with 10 laps to go and ended up winning. The car was really good; high side or low side, it didn’t matter where we went it seemed like it worked pretty good tonight. We really needed that after a couple of bad nights here. I want to thank Razor Chassis; they’re the ones who build the car. Demon Decals make the car look good every night” he said. Kobus’ sponsors also include Albright Lawn Care, Kobus Well Drilling, Jensen Photography, Final Touch Detailing, Billie’s Bar and Mid-Nebraska Grading and Demo.

The Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks were next on the card for their finale. Chantel Bade’s 02 led the first circuit with Mark McKinney’s 23, the 38C of Casey Moyer and Michael Wade in the 12 close behind. Moyer passed McKinney for second on lap 2 and Tyler Saathoff put the 16T into fourth.  Saathoff jumped up to second the next lap as Ryan Gilland moved the 46 into fourth. A car spun in turn 3 the next lap and was towed to the pits. Saathoff snagged the lead on the restart with Gilland second, Bade third and Moyer holding fourth. Jeff Ware vaulted up to third with 12 to go in the #83 with Colby Kaspar moving to fourth in his #39C. Bade spun in turn 4 with 10 to go for another caution. 1 lap after the restart Ware took the second spot and moved into first the next lap. Another circuit was in the books when Roy Armstrong put the 6R into fourth. Armstrong took over third on the final lap making the top 4 Ware, Saathoff, Armstrong and Gilland.

I thanked Ware for making my job easier as he was parked next to Kobus, to which he responded, “We talked about it before racing started”. This was Wares 6th victory this season at Eagle. I mentioned putting a bounty on him. “No! No! That brings out the bad in everybody. The track was fast tonight; FAST!! It was another win for the car, the crew and my sponsors”. Ware’s sponsors include Amy and Gary Wergin Motorsports, Dewine Mechanical, Kula Repair T & R Auto Repair and Demon Decals.

There was an 8-car pileup in turns 1 and 2 at the start of the Runner Freight IMCA Modified A Feature. Bob Zoubek’s 5S, the 19XX of Brandon Spanjer, Dan Nelson in the 94 and Aaron Pella’s 3A led the first official circuit. Tommy Defreece’s 2X slammed the front stretch wall after pirouetting out of turn 4 on lap 2, lighting the yellow lights in the corners. The restart was called back because of debris. Chad Andersen put the 8C into fourth on the restart. Nelson took over the lead the next lap with Jordan Grabouski moving the #30 into fourth. Lap 8 saw Grabouski advance into third. Andersen advanced to third with 9 to go as Grabouski moved up to second making the top 4 Nelson, Grabouski, Andersen and Zoubek.

This was Nelson’s first win in 2018 at Eagle Raceway, starting fourth. He stated “It got pretty tight there at the start of the race. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I’m glad I didn’t get tied up in it. It was rough getting into 1 but smooth on the bottom. It was rough around 3 and 4 when you got up around the cushion. I followed a couple of cars around the bottom there at the start but figured I wasn’t going to pass them by following them, so I went to the cushion in 3 and 4 and was able to get around them”. Nelson’s sponsors include Nebraska Hydroseeding, Scott Pope, Goldfuss Repair, Nelson Tree Service, Popeye Racing Engines, Curtis Construction, Grand Avenue Bar and Grill, Jordan Grabouski Racing, Heartland and Fastenal.

The ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact A Main saw Noah Boller’s 28B, Jared Jackson in the 98, Trenten Fugett’s 3T and the 6 of Dan Markham the first 4 after 1 lap. Fugett passed Jackson for second on lap 2 with Justin Callender jumping into third in his 13BS on lap 3 as Jackson fell to fourth. Markham moved back to fourth after another circuit. Shawn Hein put the 5H into 4th with 9 to go but lost the spot to Josh Young’s 13J 5 laps later. Fugett grabbed the lead with 2 to go as Young passed Callender making the final top 4 Fugett, Boller, Young and Callender.

This marked Fugett’s second win this year at Eagle after starting fourth. “It was a really good race. There was a lot of good competition up there! They gave me a really good battle for first. The track was outstanding tonight; probably one of the best tracks we’ve had this year. I’d like to thank Zach and Drake Bohlmeyer, Dillon Richards and Dillon’s step-dad Wade. They all do so much for me that nobody sees”. Fugett’s sponsors include Fester’s Bait and Tackle and Hamilton Construction.

The Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car A Main saw Keith Dragoo’s 77D first back to the flag stand with Tim Hilfiker’s 20, the 12N of Neil Nickolite and Ryan Kitchen in the 21 rounding out the top 4. Tige Jensen’s 12T stopped on the front stretch on lap 2 and the yellow flag came out. Kitchen moved up to third on the restart. Shon Pointer put the 20P into fourth the next lap. Adam Gullion took over the fourth spot on lap 8 in the #91. Mike Boston’s 51 spun to a stop at the top of turn 1 the next time around. Kitchen grabbed second on the restart. Gullion moved up to third on lap 11. 2 laps later Kitchen took the lead from Dragoo. Gullion and Pointer both moved up 1 spot as Gullion tried to reel Kitchen in. Gullion made his move with 3 to go, passing Kitchen for the lead as Jason Danley moved to fourth in the 4X. Gullion proceeded to hold off Kitchen to the end making the final top 4 Gullion, Kitchen, Pointer and Danley.


Victory #2 this year at Eagle for Gullion. “We’ve been struggling this year and we’ve had just some stupid stuff happen. I told my guys last week ‘Hey, we’ve done about all of the dumb stuff that we can do, so now It’s all out of the way. Now we just need to finish where we deserve’. I told my guys while we were getting ready for the feature and setting the car up ‘It’s going to be the old Eagle that it was before’. They wanted to set up for the bottom and drag race. But I said ‘The bottom is going to be gone in about 12 laps, so let’s pound the fence and hopefully we can stay with people early and then late let’s see if we’ve got something for them’. On the buzz lap I thought ‘Man, we’re too good right now’, but the car just kept getting better and better. I ran the whole race up on the fence and getting into 1 there were some ruts, but I knew how to get through them wide open. Ryan didn’t, because he’d been running the bottom the whole race. I actually got by him, but then his Dad told him to go to the top and I was thinking ‘I’ve got 1 shot at this because he’s not going in hard. I’ve got to go through the middle and try to get by him’. I didn’t get as good a restart as I needed to and he kind of got away from me. I went to the middle and kind of let him drive back by me. He started to drive away from me and I thought to myself ‘Just make some laps and see if we can get to traffic and do something with him’. We were fortunate enough late in the race that we were making a little bit better time on the top than he was. I think that was just the experience from running the top the whole race. But, I was able to slide him. I heard him coming low and I went straight into 3 and kind of slid myself. I got back to the top and just tried to make good laps”. Gullion’s sponsors include Walker Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Maxim, Weld Wheels, Filley Custom Powder Coating, Cheetah Racing Engines, Pro Shocks, Speedway Shock Technology, Butler, Simpson and PT Steering Gear Service.

Next weekend is the much-anticipated Black Jack Bonanza-Kids Night presented by Colby Ridge and Casey’s. Happy D Klown and Blinky the Clown will both be there from 5 to 8 for the kids. As always, there will be a huge bike giveaway for the kids at intermission. Register to win a Bike in the Courtyard for FREE! Kids must go to the courtyard to draw for a chance to win a bike starting at 4:45pm until the last one gets drawn… it is first come first serve on the bike giveaway… Please follow the signs. All kids that do not win a bike will get a prize. The bikes will be given to the winners at intermission. There will be drivers in the courtyard for autographs beginning at 4:45.

Front gates open at 5:15 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Adult and youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free.

The Racesaver Sprint Cars, Runner Freight Modifieds, Hoosier Racing Tire Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s Hobby Stocks and ATV Motorsports Sport Compacts will all be in competition.

Pit gates open at 4 P.M. with pit passes costing $25.

RESULTS:

IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 2. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 3. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 4. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 5. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 6. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 7. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 8. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 9. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 10. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 11. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 12. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 13. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 14. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 15. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 16. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 17. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne. 18. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 19. Ryan Roschewski Beatrice, Ne. DNS. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock B-Feature 1. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 2. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 3. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 4. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 6. Roger Timperley Tekamah, Ne. 7. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 8. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 9. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 10. Jeff Dodd(r) Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. DNS. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 2. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 3. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne. 4. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 5. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 6. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 7. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 8. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 9. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 10. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 2. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 3. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 4. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 5. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 6. Roger Timperley Tekamah, Ne. 7. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jeff Dodd(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 10. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 5. Ryan Roschewski Beatrice, Ne. 6. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 7. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. 8. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. DNS. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 2. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 3. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 4. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 5. Brandon Spanjer Crete, Ne. 6. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 8. Nathan Landauer Davey, Ne. 9. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 10. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 11. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 12. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 13. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 14. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 15. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 16. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 17. Tommy Defreece Cairo, Ne. 18. Kevin Kloke(r) David City, Ne. 19. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 20. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne.

IMCA Modified B-Feature 1. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 2. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 6. Nathan Meyer Ohiowa, Ne. 7. Brandon Verbeek DNS. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Brandon Spanjer Crete, Ne. 2. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 3. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 4. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 5. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 6. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 7. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 8. Nathan Meyer Ohiowa, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 2. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 3. Nathan Landauer Davey, Ne. 4. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 5. Kevin Kloke(r) David City, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 2. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 3. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 4. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tommy Defreece Cairo, Ne. 6. Brandon Verbeek 7. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 2. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 3. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 4. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 5. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 6. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 7. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 8. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 9. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 10. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 11. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 12. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 13. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 14. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 15. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 16. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 17. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 18. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 19. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 20. Kelly Petersen(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 2. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 3. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 5. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 6. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 7. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jared Lewis Murray, Ne. 9. Jeffrey Scott Blue Springs, Ne. 10. Jeremy Shell Columbus, Mo. DNS. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne. DNS. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. DNS. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 2. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 3. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 4. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 5. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 6. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne. 7. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 8. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 9. Jeffrey Scott Blue Springs, Ne. 10. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 2. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 3. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 4. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 5. Kelly Petersen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 7. Jared Lewis Murray, Ne. 8. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 9. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 10. Jeremy Shell Columbus, Mo.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 2. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 4. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 5. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 6. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 7. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 8. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 9. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 2. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 3. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 4. Taylor Metz Washington, Ks. 5. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 6. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 7. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 8. Dillon Schultz(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 10. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 11. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 12. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 13. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 14. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 15. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 16. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 17. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 18. Dennis Engelhaupt Page, Ne. 19. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 20. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Dillon Schultz(r) Lincoln, Ne. 2. Taylor Metz Washington, Ks. 3. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 4. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 5. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 6. Tyler Hammons Fremont, Ne. 7. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 8. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 9. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 10. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne. 11. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 12. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 13. Breanna Pfanstiel Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. DNS. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. DNS. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod C-Feature 1. Taylor Metz Washington, Ks. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Tyler Hammons Fremont, Ne. 4. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 5. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 6. Alex Donovan Sterling, Ne. 7. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 8. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 9. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. DNS. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. DNS. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 3. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 4. Dennis Engelhaupt Page, Ne. 5. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 6. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne. 7. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 8. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 9. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 10. Tyler Hammons Fremont, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 2. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 3. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 4. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 6. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 7. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 8. Alex Donovan Sterling, Ne. 9. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 10. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 2. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 3. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 4. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 5. Dillon Schultz(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 7. Breanna Pfanstiel Lincoln, Ne. 8. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 9. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 10. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 2. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 3. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 4. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 5. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 6. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. 7. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 8. Taylor Metz Washington, Ks. 9. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 4. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 5. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 6. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 7. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 8. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 9. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 10. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 11. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 12. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 13. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 14. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 15. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 16. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 17. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 18. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 19. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 20. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 3. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 4. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 5. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 6. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 7. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 8. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 10. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 11. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 2. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 3. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 4. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 5. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 6. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 8. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 9. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 3. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 8. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 9. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 2. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 3. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 4. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 5. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 6. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 7. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 8. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The best laid plans oft go astray!!


When I first started thinking about retiring from my full-time job I thought I made sure that everything was in place so that Linda and I would have enough to carry us through. I calculated my social security, Linda’s disability and what I could earn doing my part-time jobs. I compared those against what our monthly bills would be and figured we wouldn’t have to touch my 401K from work unless there was a very large emergency. Well, as much as I hate to bring up bad news, that emergency may well have arisen.

The other day on Facebook I posted that I was having some testing done and asked for good thoughts for a good outcome. Those weren’t the first tests I’ve undergone recently. Let me back up a month or so to catch you all up.

I was having what would politely be called “Plumbing Problems”. I scheduled and appointment with my personal doctor. He prescribed a PSA test and I went home. His office called and informed me that the PSA level was elevated. I already had an appointment to go and visit with my urologist; a yearly visit to follow up on a surgery I had done years ago.

While visiting with the urologist’s assistant about the “problems” she said that I needed to leave a urine sample and blood sample. A few days later she called and let me know that there was blood present in the urine and that my PSA level was up even higher! So, they scheduled an inspection of my bladder and a biopsy of my prostate be done. I had those completed and waited for the results.

The bladder inspection showed some minor problems, but nothing serious. The biopsy came back confirming my worst fears; prostate cancer!!!

So, the urologist’s office scheduled a CT scan and bone scan; those were the tests that I mentioned on Facebook. This past Wednesday I again went to the urologist’s office; this time to speak to the doctor himself.

Now; settle down!! The results aren’t as bad as they could have been. The biopsies showed that the cancer is only aggressive between a 7 and 8, on a scale of 6-10. The bone scan showed that the cancer hadn’t spread to the bones!! He offered me some choices as to how to proceed. I could take my pick from 2 different ways to put the cancer on hold, so to speak. I immediately disregarded those as I told him “I want to be cured, not just put off the inevitable”. He told me “You have the right attitude about this, and you are rare in doing that”. He also said that as young as I am and since I’m in good health, curing is the correct option. Evidently quite a lot of people either are in denial or are just plain dumb!!! I may be old, fat and bald, but I ain’t STUPID!!!!

The other 2 choices were to get the cancer cured, and those 2 are the main reason for this blog. My choices are to either have the prostate surgically removed or undergo a series of 43 radiation treatments (5 days a week for 9 weeks).

The possible side-effects of the surgery option truly scare me!! Those of you who really know me know that I don’t scare easily, but the possibility of those have really shaken me!! There may be some minor side-effects of the radiation therapy, but they are just that; minor, and will be gone once the treatments are over.

I am turning to you to ask a favor. I want to hear from those of you who have experienced either the radiation treatments or prostate removal in the past couple of years so that I can use those experiences to gauge which option to take. I want direct experiences please, and only first-hand. Also, it’s important that the experience be in the past couple of years as I am told that many, MANY advances have been made in the radiation therapy lately.

I appreciate any and all help that you can give me in reaching my decision.

Thank you!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Eagle Raceway 7/7/18

Just like this great country of ours, Freedom Fest presented by Hotsy, Budweiser and Froggy 98 could be put off but not put down. Last week the event had to be called after the second heat race for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks due to heavy rain.

Fast forward to this past Saturday and you could not ask for better weather. Afternoon highs in the upper 80’s gave way to a cool and breezy evening. 158 race teams were on hand to provide the preliminary fireworks. The second largest crowd of the season filled the stands and saw some great racing action.

Sadly, there were 2 significant incidents in the preliminary action. Trevor Grossenbacher and Joey Danley were battling for position in the fourth heat for the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Cars when Grossenbacher got over a wheel of Danley’s car and went for a set of wild snap-rolls. Both cars were badly damaged, but Danley was able to make repairs and get back out for the B Feature. Unfortunately, Grossenbacher was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with compression fractures in his spine. He will be out for a while recuperating.

In the B Feature for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks there was a caution thrown. As front stretch official Tim Kozak was putting the cone on the track he was struck by a car. He was life-flighted to Bryan Hospital in Lincoln. He was said to be awake and alert. As of the writing of this article no official word on his condition has been released.

The initial A Main was for the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmods. Lap #1 saw Rich Flock’s 88F, the 18 of Dion Kovar, Adam Vrbka in the 7V and Mike Scheinost’s 51 out front. Gary Saathoff’s 96 stopped on lap 2 and the yellow flag was brought out. Scott Bivens used the restart to put the S56 into fourth and move up to third the next lap. Trevor Noonan cracked the top 4 on lap 6 in his #66. Shawn Harker passed Noonan on lap 9 to put the 40 into fourth as Kovar snagged the lead. Harker jumped up to second the next lap as Bivens held onto third and Flock fell to fourth. Lee Horky advanced his #7 into fourth the next time around. 1 more lap was in the books when Harker took over the top spot. Flock looped his racer on the front stretch with 3 to go. Noonan passed Horky on the restart but lost the spot back to Horky the next lap. The final top four were Harker, Kovar, Bivens and Horky.

This was Harker’s 5th victory of the season at Eagle Raceway. “I got to start 11th tonight; inside the 6th row instead of outside because we dropped in the points 1 spot. We kept looking around for a full moon tonight because it was just one of those nights. It was crazy! The track had a lot of character in it tonight. All I can say is it was crazy. We haven’t even gotten the sponsors on the new car after we had that pretty good wreck a couple of weeks ago. We’re still recovering from that yet. The car took a pretty good lick but Johnny Saathoff and Jet Racing are a top-notch organization down there. They build some of the best cars that you could ever drive, and some of the safest. I’m very thankful for my relationship with them” he said. Harker’s sponsors include Speedway Motors, Johnny Saathoff with Jet Racing, Cole with Lakeside Landscaping, VP Heartland Fuels, Tex Cattle, Kyle Vanouver, D-Sign Shop and Patriot Crane and Rigging.

The next A Feature was for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks. The lead on lap 1 went to Chantel Bade’s 02 followed by Nick Beckman in the 22, the 13T of Tyler Jackson and Brooke Fluckiger in the 2B. The yellow lights in the corners were lit on lap 2 when Anthony Petersen’s 38P and the 17T of Try Dowty both stopped. Roy Armstrong put the 6R into fourth on the restart. The yellow flag flew again the next time around as Brett Saathoff’s 11B lost the left rear and Bade spun out. At that point the top 4 were Beckman, Jackson, Armstrong and the 83 of Jeff Ware. Armstrong moved up to second on lap 5 and Ware advanced to third. Ware jumped past Armstrong and Beckman to grab the top spot on lap 9. The next circuit saw Armstrong also pass Beckman and Albert Kiihne’s 85 take the fourth spot. Kiihne moved up to third with 3 to go. The next lap saw the 2R of Ryan Roschewki spin out in turns 3 and 4. The top 4 remained unchanged to the finish, despite furious runs at the lead by Armstrong who could get alongside Ware, but never snag the lead. It was Ware, Armstrong, Kiihne and Beckman the top 4.

“That was hard racing! You’ve got to appreciate a guy who can race hard and clean like that. I think we only touched one time in the last 7 laps. The track was an arm-worker tonight. Man! I was all over the steering wheel, that’s for sure. It was different around the track. It was slick in and rough off, or rough in and slick off. There were 2 different lines to run in and I saw Roy go to the high side and run some pretty good laps. So, when I got the lead I knew I had to go up and take away his line” stated Ware. Ware’s sponsors include Amy and Gary Wergin Motorsports, Dewine Mechanical, Kula Repair T & R Auto Repair and Demon Decals.

The Runner Freight IMCA Modified A Main saw Nate Thompson’s 3T, the 25! of Trevor Baker, Rik Gropp in the V45 and the 86 of Justin Wulf out front on the first lap. Peter Shoup spun the 79 in turn 3 on lap 3 and then looped it again on the restart. A car hit the cone on the next restart and then on the next try there was a big pileup in turn 4. Baker took the lead when action resumed finally with Gropp second, Chad Andersen’s 8C third and Thompson fourth. Wulf got fourth back the next lap. 1 more circuit was in the books when Andersen passed Gropp. Jordan Grabouski put the 30 into fourth on lap 7 and moved to third the next lap with Shane Hiatt putting the 21H into fourth. Grabouski advanced to second with 11 laps remaining, taking the lead after 2 more laps. Hiatt moved up to third the next time around. Norm Ziegenbein spun the1Z with 7 to go. Rodney Stopak’s 1Rs, the 3A of Aaron Pella and Mike Lineberry in the 72 all spun in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Wulf regained fourth momentarily with 6 to go, but the pass was negated when Baker spun out in turns 1 & 2. The final top four remained unchanged to the finish with Grabouski first, Andersen second, Hiatt third and Gropp fourth.

Grabouski was racing with a heavy heart after having lost his newborn son earlier in the week. “When we started the race people were crashing out, so we had to keep our nose clean. We had the fastest car, but we needed to wait and strike when the time was right. We made the right decisions in traffic, kept our nose clean and managed to bring home the W. We had a really good car tonight. Hats off to everybody who helps me out on the car. It’s been a tough week for us, and we really could use this win. I want to thank my family, my wife and everyone else who supports me. Through tough times you realize how much support and love you have” related Grabouski.

Noah Boller’s 26B, the 52D of Devin Bruce, Braydon Thornton’s 21T and the 55 of Adam Reifler were the top 4 after the initial lap of the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact A. Daniel Morris’ 22B stopped on lap 2 for a caution. Reifler moved up to third on the restart and took over second after 1 more circuit as Shawn Hein put the 5H into third and Dillon Richards moved the 18X into fourth. Those moves were called back when Thornton’s car rolled in turn 2 brought out the red flag. Bruce went to the pits during this time, making the top 4 Boller, Hein, Richards and the 13J of Josh Young. Hein took over the lead with 9 laps remaining. Richards followed him into second 2 laps later. Richards passed Hein with 5 circuits left, lost the position back to Hein with 2 to go but got back past him for the victory. The top 4 were Richards, Hein, Boller and Young.

This was Richards’ first appearance at Eagle Raceway this year in a sport compact as he had been competing in the hobby stock class. He said “The track was a little rough, but it was good and racy. So, I won’t complain when it’s like this. It was close between Shawn and me. I was really nervous, because I didn’t know if I could get him or not but transponders don’t lie! I want to thank my step-dad Wade. He builds the cars and sets them up for me and Zach and Drake also help me out. Also Trenten Fugett and everybody else who does their part”. Richards’ sponsors include Sutton Repair and Global Repair.

Last was the A Feature for the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Cars. Keith Dragoo put the 77D out front of the first circuit with the 20 of Tim Hilfiker, Boyd Peterson’s 57B and the 1 of Doug Lovegrove rounding out the top 4. Paul Hendrickson’s 19JR stopped in turn 1 on lap 2 with Jason Danley’s 4X making contact and flipping. Danley was not seriously injured, but his car was damaged too badly to continue.  Lovegrove took advantage of the restart to move up to third. Ryan Kitchen put the 21 into fourth the next time around. Gene Ackland passed Kitchen the next lap, putting the 14G into fourth but lost the spot to Peterson. Tyler Drueke joined the battle for fourth, taking the #12 into that position after another lap. Drueke advanced to second on lap 7 to go as Lovegrove moved to third. Lap 11 saw Joey Danley take fourth in the 14. Danley rocketed into first the next time around with Drueke holding second and Lovegrove falling to fourth. 5 laps remained as Lovegrove advanced to third and Kitchen again took over the fourth spot. Danley lengthened his lead to the checkers to take the win with Drueke second, Lovegrove third and Kitchen fourth.

This was Danley’s second win in a row and third on the year, coming from 18th on the starting grid after transferring from the B. “We definitely earned it tonight! We had a rough heat race and got caught up in a wreck. We had a lot of work to do to be able to make it out for the B Feature and somehow made it all of the way to the front of the A. I’m just as shocked as everybody else is; I did NOT expect that!! We definitely had a rocket for a car though. The moisture stayed in the track all night, which is always good because we save on tires that way. It’s hard to ask for anything better when you have 150 plus cars here every week” stated Danley. Danley’s sponsors include Heiserman Flooring, Nissen Hardwood Floors, Automotive Services, Russell Shoulders Racing Engines, CleanRite Sweeping, Empire Fencing and Complete Window and Door Solutions.

Next Saturday sees Great Clips, The Nebraska Lottery and The Blaze 104.1 present Full House Frenzy-Fan Appreciation Night at Eagle Raceway. Twinky the Clown will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 for the kids.

Front gates open at 5:15 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Adult and youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free.

The Racesaver Sprint Cars, Runner Freight Modifieds, Hoosier Racing Tire Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s Hobby Stocks and ATV Motorsports Sport Compacts will all be in competition.

Pit gates open at 4 P.M. with pit passes costing $25.

RESULTS:

IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 2. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 3. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 4. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 6. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 7. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 8. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 9. Justin Busboom Lincoln, Ne. 10. Travis Albracht Lincoln, Ne. 11. Charlie Bartels Lincoln, Ne. 12. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 13. Luke Nicholson Omaha, Ne. 14. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 15. Ryan Roschewski Beatrice, Ne. 16. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 17. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 18. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 19. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 20. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock B-Feature 1. Ryan Roschewski Beatrice, Ne. 2. Justin Busboom Lincoln, Ne. 3. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 4. Luke Nicholson Omaha, Ne. 5. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 6. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 7. Tyler Albracht Eagle, Ne. 8. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 9. Brian Langdale Beatrice, Ne. 10. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne. 11. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 12. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. 13. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 14. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne. 15. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Roger Timperley Tekamah, Ne. DNS. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Johnny Austin Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 2. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 3. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 4. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 5. Justin Busboom Lincoln, Ne. 6. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 7. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. 8. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 9. Johnny Austin Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 2. Travis Albracht Lincoln, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne. 5. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 6. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 7. Brian Langdale Beatrice, Ne. 8. Roger Timperley Tekamah, Ne. DNS. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 2. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 4. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 5. Luke Nicholson Omaha, Ne. 6. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 8. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 4 1. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 2. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 3. Charlie Bartels Lincoln, Ne. 4. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 5. Ryan Roschewski Beatrice, Ne. 6. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 7. Tyler Albracht Eagle, Ne. 8. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 2. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 3. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 4. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 5. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 6. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 8. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 9. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 10. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 11. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 12. James Kleinheskel Columbus, Ne. 13. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 14. Ken Eckhoff Hooper, Ne. 15. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne. 16. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 17. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 18. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 19. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 20. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 21. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 22. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 2. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 3. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 5. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne. 6. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 7. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 8. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 2. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 3. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 4. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 5. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 6. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 7. Ken Eckhoff Hooper, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 2. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 3. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 4. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. James Kleinheskel Columbus, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 2. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 3. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 4. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 5. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 6. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 7. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 8. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 9. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 10. Jared Lewis Murray, Ne. 11. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 12. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 13. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 14. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 15. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 16. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. 17. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 18. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne. 19. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 20. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 3. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 4. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 5. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 6. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 7. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 8. Kelly Petersen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 10. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 11. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 12. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 13. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 2. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 3. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 4. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 6. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 7. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 8. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 9. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 10. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 2. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 3. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne. 4. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne. 5. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 6. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 7. Kelly Petersen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 9. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 10. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 2. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 3. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. 4. Jared Lewis Murray, Ne. 5. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 6. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 7. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 8. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 3. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 4. Lee Horky Fairbury, Ne. 5. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 6. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 7. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 8. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 9. David Johnson Columbus, Ne. 10. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 11. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 12. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 13. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 14. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 15. Rick Rohr Beatrice, Ne. 16. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 17. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 18. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 19. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 20. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. David Johnson Columbus, Ne. 2. Rick Rohr Beatrice, Ne. 3. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 4. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 5. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne. 6. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 7. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 8. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 9. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 10. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 11. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 12. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 13. Ty Weidner Chandler, Az. 14. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 15. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 16. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod C-Feature 1. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 2. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 3. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 4. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 5. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 6. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 7. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 8. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne. 9. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 10. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. DNS. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. DNS. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 2. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 3. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 4. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 5. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 8. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 9. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 10. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 2. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 3. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 4. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 5. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 6. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 7. Ty Weidner Chandler, Az. 8. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 9. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 10. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 5. Rick Rohr Beatrice, Ne. 6. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne. 7. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 8. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 9. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne. 10. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Lee Horky Fairbury, Ne. 2. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 3. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 4. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 5. David Johnson Columbus, Ne. 6. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 7. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 8. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 9. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. DNS. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 3. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 4. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 6. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 7. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 8. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 9. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 10. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 11. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 12. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 13. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 14. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 15. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 16. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 17. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 18. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 19. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 20. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 3. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 8. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 9. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 10. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 11. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. 12. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 13. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 14. Dustin Reeh(r) Council Bluffs, Ia. DNS. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. DNS. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. DNS. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 2. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 3. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 4. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 5. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 6. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 7. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 8. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 9. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 2. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 3. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 4. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 8. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 2. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 3. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 4. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 5. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 6. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 7. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 8. Dustin Reeh(r) Council Bluffs, Ia.

IMCA Sprint Heat 4 1. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 2. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 3. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 4. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 5. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 6. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 7. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. DNS. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Eagle Raceway 6/23/18

What a beautiful afternoon and evening! Mid-80’s and sunny gave way to a starry night as Colby Ridge presented Jackpot Junior Fan Club Night at Eagle Raceway Saturday. After lots of rain during the week the track prep crew gave the 133 teams on site a tacky, fast racing surface to compete on and the large crowd was treated to lots of furious action on the high banks.

There was 1 major occurrence in the preliminary action. In the third heat for the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compacts the 21T of Braydon Horton lost its right rear tire and went barrel-rolling down the front stretch. He was not seriously injured.

The A Main for the Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmods saw Rick Flock’s 88F lead lap #1 followed by Josh Pfeifer in the 33J, Steven Muhlecke’s 24X and the 14 of Braydon Latture. Pfeifer snagged the lead on lap 2 as Trevor Noonan moved the 66 into second, Joe Schidler’s K00 grabbed third and Flock held the fourth spot. Latture spun in turns 1 & 2 the next time around, causing a big pileup. Cole Wayman passed Flock on the restart, putting the 18T into fourth. Latture again looped it on lap 8 and was sent to the pits. Noonan grabbed the top spot with 7 to go. Shawn Harker took over the fourth spot in the #40 the next time around, advanced to third 3 laps later and moved up to second after another circuit. Lance Borgman put the 76 into fourth with 2 to go but lost the spot to Wayman on the final lap. The first four to the flag were Noonan, Pfeifer, Schidler and Wayman. However, Pfeifer was penalized 3 spots for failing to slow and running into Harker. That made the official top 4 Noonan, Schidler, Wayman and Borgman.

This was Noonan’s second Eagle Raceway victory, but his first in a Sportmod. “It was fast tonight! It was definitely fun. The track made it really competitive. We had the race with the 33J for a while, and that was exciting. I want to thank my family and my friends for helping me all these years” stated Noonan. Noonan’s sponsors include Brodd’s Small Engine Repair, Longoria’s MMA Academies, Suds ‘N Scissors and Noonan Industries.

The Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock Feature was next. Don Hall Jr.’s 92, the 2B of Brooke Fluckiger, Nick Beckman in the 22 and Dave Carter’s 2c were the first 4 back to the flag stand after lap 1. Carter passed Beckman on lap 3. Beckman jumped up to the lead the next time around. Lap 6 saw Carter take over second with Brett Saathoff’s 11B moving to third and Roy Armstrong putting the 6R into the fourth spot. Armstrong passed Saathoff the next time around and moved up to second with 9 to go. Tyler Jackson’s #13T lost a tire the next lap, bringing out the caution flag. With 7 laps remaining Jeff Ware put the 83 into fourth as Armstrong took over the lead. Ware moved up to third 2 laps later and took over second on the final circuit. The final top 4 were Armstrong, Ware, Beckman and Carter.


This was Armstrong’s second victory at Eagle this year and he related “It was a really good track tonight. Roger did an excellent job with all of the moisture we got this week. It was pretty smooth with a couple of rough spots, but not bad. With Michelle and Racine doing their fantastic job as always. I saw we had a lot of people in the stands, and it’s good to see that as always. Thanks to my sister Bonnie, my girlfriend Jo and my pit crew guy John”. Armstrong’s sponsors include Hummer Contracting, Schmidt Machine, NEAPCO.

Nate Thompson’s 3T, the 96 of Jaxon Saathoff, Aaron Pella in the 3A and Johnny Saathoff’s 96J led lap #1 of the Runner Freight IMCA Modified A Feature. Jesse Sobbing looped the 81X in turn 4 on lap 2 for a yellow flag period. Chad Andersen moved the 8C into fourth on the restart but lost the spot back to Johnny Saathoff the next time around. Andersen jumped up to third the next lap with Johnny Saathoff holding onto fourth. Lap 6 saw the yellow lights come on in the corner for debris on the track. 1 lap after the restart Johnny Saathoff passed Andersen for third as Bob Zoubek also got around Andersen to put the 5S into fourth. Andersen and Zoubek swapped the fourth spot the next 2 times around. Johnny Saathoff passed Jaxon Saathoff with 8 to go. Zoubek also got past Jaxon Saathoff after another lap. 5 laps remained when Andersen again grabbed fourth. Johnny Saathoff snagged the lead 2 laps later and held onto it to the finish. The top 4 were Johnny Saathoff, Thompson, Zoubek and Andersen.

This was Saathoff’s initial 2018 victory at America’s Home Track. He said “I should have had the win last week but ended up 5 pounds light at the scales. My mother passed away last week, and I wanted to get that win for her, so this week I had to get it done! I was trying to do it for her, and I felt that she helped me get the win. I’m just happy to be back in victory lane. I have so many sponsors and people behind me that make this car go that I need to thank. I’m 55 years old, and I was trying to keep after it, but the track tonight was really hard on an old guy”. Saathoff’s sponsors include Jet Racing Cars, Speedway Racing Engines, Toobey’s Lumber, Penner Insurance and Independent Equipment.

Lap 1 of the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact finale was led by Tommy Etherton’s 24T with Nick Lindblad’s 26, the 18X of Jeff Creek and Justin Callender’s 13BS rounding out the top 4. Ramsey Meyer vaulted all of the way up to third on lap 2 in the 21R with Callender also passing Creek to hold onto fourth. Meyer moved up to second the next time around. 1 more lap saw RJ Maas put the 88K into fourth. Meyer snagged the lead the next circuit. Callender again moved to fourth with 9 to go, lost the spot back to Maas 2 laps later, passed him the next lap and again lost the spot to Maas with 3 to go. With 2 laps remaining there was a yellow for debris on the track. Over the last 2 laps the top 4 spots remained unchanged with Meyer winning, Lindblad second, Etherton third and Maas fourth.

This marked Meyer’s first Eagle Raceway win in 2018 and came from the 12th starting spot. “It’s been a little while since we were down here. Our home track booted our class for another one tonight, so we got a little break from there and figured we’d come down here. This was probably the heaviest track that I’ve raced on down here, but that makes it fun. I’ve got to thank my dad and my brother for all of the time that they put in on the car. Plus, my mother and grandparents for all of their support” said Meyer. Meyer’s sponsors include Tom’s Service in Pierce, Norfolk Transmission and Jet Racing.

The IMCA Sprint Racesaver A Feature’s initial circuit saw Dwight Carter’s 4U, the 19JR of Paul Hendrickson, Joey Danley in the 14 and the 22D of Danny Nekolite the top 4. Trevor Grossenbacher vaulted the 35 up to third on lap 2. Grossenbacher moved up to second the next lap with Danley following him into third and Ryan Kitchen putting the 21 into fourth. Grossenbacher passed Carter for the lead on lap 5 and Danley followed suit the next lap. Kitchen advanced to third on lap 8. Hendrickson went tumbling through turns 1 and 2 the next time around, causing a red flag condition. Hendrickson was not seriously hurt, but his mount was destroyed. Mike Boston put the #51 into the fourth spot on the restart. Danley snagged the lead the next lap and started to pull away from the field. Boston made the final change in the top 4 when he moved up to third after 2 more laps. The final top 4 were Danley, Grossenbacher, Boston and Kitchen.

Danley became the first repeat winner in the Racesaver class at the track this year. He stated “After 2 rough weeks there we got it done again, and that felt pretty good. The track was tacky and rough; it was a “Cowboy Up” track, and that’s what we like; it puts the race in the hands of the driver. We started eighth and ran up to the front quick, but a couple of cars got crossed up there and Trevor got by me. I thought we were going to have to settle for second, but we were able to track him down there and I guess we kind of ran off from him after that. Sometimes it’s better to run second on a track like this. I mean, he was going a little too high, and getting into the rough spots and that allowed me to catch him”. Danley’s sponsors include Heiserman Flooring, Nissen Hardwood Floors, Automotive Services, Russell Shoulders Racing Engines, CleanRite Sweeping and Empire Fencing.

Next weekend sees Hotsy and Froggy 98 sponsor Freedom Fest 55. Twinky the Clown will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 for the kids. It is also Service Appreciation Night with Police, Fire and Rescue and Military getting free grandstand admission with current service ID or being in uniform. The yearly gigantic fireworks extravaganza will be held following the last feature race.

Front gates open at 5:15 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Adult admission is $12, youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free.

The Racesaver Sprint Cars, Runner Freight Modifieds, Hoosier Racing Tire Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s Hobby Stocks and ATV Motorsports Sport Compacts will all be in competition.

Pit gates open at 4 P.M. with pit passes costing $25.

RESULTS:

IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 2. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 3. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 4. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 5. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 6. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 7. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 8. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 9. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 10. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 11. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 12. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 13. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 14. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 15. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 16. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 17. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 18. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 19. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 20. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne. 21. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 3. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 4. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 5. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 6. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 7. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 2. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 3. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 4. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 5. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 6. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 7. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 2. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 5. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 6. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 7. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 2. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 3. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 4. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 5. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 6. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 7. Jesse Sobbing Malven, Ia. 8. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 9. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 10. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 11. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 12. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 13. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 14. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 15. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 16. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 17. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 18. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 19. Pat Wheeler Omaha, Ne. 20. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 21. Troy Schwartz(r) Beatrice, Ne. DNS. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 2. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 3. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 4. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 6. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 7. Pat Wheeler Omaha, Ne. 8. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 2. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 4. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 5. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 6. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 7. Troy Schwartz(r) Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 2. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 3. Jesse Sobbing Malven, Ia. 4. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 5. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 6. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 7. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Ramsey Meyer Pierce, Ne. 2. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 3. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 4. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 5. Jeff Creek Beatrice, Ne. 6. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 7. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 8. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 9. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 10. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 11. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 12. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 13. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 14. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 15. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 16. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 17. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 18. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 19. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 20. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 2. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 3. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 4. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 5. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 6. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 7. John Glasscock(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. DNS. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. DNS. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. DNS. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 2. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 3. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 4. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 5. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 6. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 7. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 8. John Glasscock(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 2. Ramsey Meyer Pierce, Ne. 3. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 4. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 5. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 6. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 7. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 8. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 9. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 2. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 3. Jeff Creek Beatrice, Ne. 4. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne. 5. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 6. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 7. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. 8. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 2. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 3. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 4. Lance Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 5. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 6. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 8. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 9. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 10. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 11. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 12. Shane Paris Muscatine, Ia. 13. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 14. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 15. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 16. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 17. Devyn Peterson(r) Milford, Ne. 18. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. 19. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 20. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Lance Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 2. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 3. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 4. Shane Paris Muscatine, Ia. 5. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 7. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 8. Tyler Nerud Dorchester, Ne. 9. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 10. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 11. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 12. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 13. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 14. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 15. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 16. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 17. Lee Horky Fairbury, Ne. 18. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. DNS. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 3. Devyn Peterson(r) Milford, Ne. 4. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 5. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 6. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 7. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 8. Shane Paris Muscatine, Ia. 9. Logan Thomsen Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 2. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 3. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. 4. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 5. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 7. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 8. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 9. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 2. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 4. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 5. Lance Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 6. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 7. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 8. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 9. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 4. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 5. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 6. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 7. Tyler Nerud Dorchester, Ne. 8. Lee Horky Fairbury, Ne. 9. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. 3. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 4. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 6. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 7. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 8. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 9. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 10. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 11. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 12. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 13. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 14. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 15. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 16. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 17. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 18. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 19. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. DNS. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 2. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 3. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 7. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 8. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 9. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 10. Jd Hommes Rock Rapids, Ia. 11. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 12. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. DNS. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. 3. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 4. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 5. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 6. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jd Hommes Rock Rapids, Ia. 9. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 10. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 2. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 3. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 4. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 5. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 6. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 7. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 8. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 9. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 2. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 3. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 4. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 6. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 7. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 8. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fathers Day 2018


In this, my 66th trip around the sun, I took time this Father’s Day to reflect a little. I thought back to my own father and how badly I missed him. I remembered how many times he gave to others, although we hardly had anything of our own. That was just his nature. He put others first, helping whenever someone needed it. He didn’t wait to be asked, because back then you didn’t ask for help; people then were too proud, too independent. But, somehow, he knew! And he did what needed to be done.

And back then, people actually respected the police for what they did. That sounds strange in the present day, because the media insists on showing all the bad things to do with the police, and never share the good ones. Show when an officer has to use the force necessary to subdue a miscreant? Sure!! Share when an officer saves a person from a burning car? Or goes into a burning building to save a child?? Post video of one playing with neighborhood kids or giving a homeless person money for a meal??? Of course not!!!!!

Anyway, he was my idea of a great man; an all-around great guy. He could be as tough as nails, sweet as pie and as funny as any comedian. He was a consummate practical joker, and his favorite targets were his fellow officers. But, friends and family were definitely not immune. I thought a lot about some of those officers today also, thanks to friends on Facebook. Bob Edmunds, Paul Jacobsen, Rollie Woodruff, Roger LaPage. I knew most of the officers on the force back then, and they knew me.

In my childhood I used to walk the 3 miles downtown to go to a movie in order to save the 10-cent bus ride and do the same on the return trip. I can’t recall how many times I was going to or from a movie when a patrol car would pull up and one of the officers would yell at me, asking if I wanted a ride home. I bet there are 147 rules against such conduct now. But, that was a kinder, gentler time and my father was a kind, gentle man who could rise to any occasion the job put in front of him.

These reminiscences brought to mind my own job as a father. My boys both called and wished me happy Father’s Day of course. My youngest son had his wife and daughters in the vehicle and they all yelled to let me know they wished me well. Shortly after that, my other daughter-in-law called to let me know she was dropping off a banana cream pie; my FAVORITE!!! The youngest brought supper over so we could spend time together. Later that afternoon my oldest boy child called, wishing me happy Father’s Day, and telling me thank you for all I’d done. Odd but I don’t recall doing much for either of my sons, or their families. Linda and I have helped them both from time to time of course, with whatever they needed. But, isn’t that what parents are for? Or am I living in the past and going by old-fashioned morals? Those morals have held me in good stead for 66 years, and I have no intention of changing now. I learned those at my father’s side and I trust that they are good today and forever.

Speaking of sons, those 2 big galoots of mine seem to have learned a thing or 3 from me. At least from time to time. Are they perfect? Hell no!!! Would I want them to be? Hell no!!! Do they do things that drive me berserk? Hell YES!!! Am I pleased with the men they’ve grown to be? You’d better believe it.

I think it’s only human nature to wonder if we are the people that we really want to be. We want to be better than our parents, whether or not that’s possible; and I’m not 100 percent positive that is possible in my case. We want to be better husbands or wives, better parents, better people period. It’s only human nature! But, since we are human, we probably can’t succeed; and I can live with that.

To my father, your father, my sons, your sons and every other father in the world, Happy Father’s Day.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Eagle Raceway 6/9/18


Most dirt tracks would have cancelled the show when they got a 20-minute rain shower during hot laps, but the Eagle Raceway track prep crew saved the racing surface so that the crowd and the 151 teams that towed to compete could enjoy Color Me Lucky Night, presented by Runner Freight and Accelerated GraphX. Once the clouds passed the track was fast and the racing tremendous.

The only serious incident in the preliminary events came in the B Feature for the IMCA Sprint Racesavers when the 12T of Tige Jensen got crossed up and Trevor Grossenbacher’s 35 ran over Jensen’s left front wheel and went airborne. Neither driver was seriously hurt, but both cars were too damaged to continue.

The Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmod A Feature saw Mike Scheinost’s 51, Gunnar Pike in the 25, the K00 of Joe Schidler and Nick Morris’ 11H out front of the pack on lap #1. Lap 2 saw Scott Bivens put the S56 up to third. The yellow flag flew on lap 4 when Randy Fox’s 09RX stopped in the entrance to the pits. Pike grabbed the lead on the restart as he, Bivens and Schidler all passed Scheinost. The next circuit saw Shawn Harker move to fourth in the 40. Schidler took over the second spot on lap 6. Another caution came out the next time around as debris was spotted on the track and Schidler headed to the pits, putting Mary Lenz in the 17 in the fourth spot. Bivens took over the lead with 11 to go. Harker advanced to second the next lap and try as he might, he could not manage to pass Bivens. The top 4 were Bivens, Harker, Pike and Lenz.

Bivens’ win came from the 6th spot on the starting grid. “It’s been a year and a half since my last win, at least. I should have had one last year, maybe, but we blew up. But, we just keep chugging along; we’re getting faster this year, so maybe we’ll do this some more! It wasn’t that easy though. Shawn, he’s a good wheel man and he made me earn it tonight. The track was a little rough after the rain, but we won so I thought it was awesome. There’s a lot of people who have helped me out for a long time now that I need to thank. Alan Auto Sports, my parents and my son who gives me crap about not winning features, but he wins them. Now I’m 1 up on him this year” Bivens related. Scott’s sponsors include Sardeson Racing, Aero Wheels, Dominator Products, Bivens Vinyl Siding, Spyder Race Cars and the D-Sign Shop.

The Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock Feature’s first lap saw Brooke Fluckiger’s 2B out front followed by the 22 of Nick Beckman, Khrysta Stransky in the 39 and Colby Kaspar’s 39C. Beckman grabbed the lead on lap 2. The next lap saw Stransky take over second and the 66 of Jeff Watts move up to fourth. Watts advanced to third the next time around. Dillon Richards cracked the top 4 after another lap in the 24R. The yellow lights came on in the corners the next circuit as a car spun in turn 4. Tyler Saathoff moved into the fourth position with 10 to go. Jeff Ware jumped the 83 up to third 2 laps later as Stransky held onto fourth. Saathoff again grabbed the fourth spot the next time around. Ware advanced to second with 2 laps remaining. The final change in the top 4 came on the last lap s Saathoff took over third, making the final top 4 Beckman, Ware, Saathoff and Watts.

This was Beckman’s first win in quite a while also, coming from outside the second row. “I’d say it’s been 4 years since I’ve finally been on the front stretch there. It feels really good to be back in a hobby stock. I’m not going to lie; I think that I had to adjust the driver more than I did the car. But, we’re here now and hopefully we’re here to stay. I knew that 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. Apparently, I was just a little faster than them tonight” he said. Beckman’s sponsors include ServicePRO Carpet Cleaning, Performance 66, KSR Racing, Goldfuss Racing, D-Sign Shop and the Beverage Connection.

Brandon Spanjer’s 19X, the 72 of Mike Lineberry, Justin Wulf in the 86 and the 7 of Bob Ruisinger led the field after 1 circuit of the A Main for the Runner Freight ICA Modifieds. The field was competing for a $1,000 to win prize, thanks to additional funds provided by Runner Freight. Mike Densberger passed Ruisinger on lap 2 to put the 81 into fourth, only to be passed by Jordan Grabouski’s 30 the next time around. Grabouski passed Wulf after another lap and Densberger also got past Wulf after another lap was in the books. Densberger continued to advance, moving up to third. Grabouski snagged the lead on lap 9. From there he continued to stretch his lead until Spanjer spun on the front stretch after contact with the 96 of Jaxon Saathoff. That made the top 4 Grabouski, Densberger, Wulf and the 94 of Dan Nelson. The top 4 remained unchanged from there to the finish.

Unlike the evening’s previous 2 winners, Grabouski is no stranger to Victory Lane at Eagle Raceway this year. He posted his fifth win of the year tonight, after starting 10th. “I had a good car tonight that could move around and get through traffic really well. The biggest thing was keeping my nose clean. When you win $1000, it’s really cool and a great night. I want to thank Runner Freight for the added money to win, and for supporting the modified class here at Eagle. It’s awesome to see someone care so much about racing. It makes me want to keep coming back here and see what happens! The track was difficult tonight after the rain, but everyone had the same track to race on” stated Grabouski.

The ATV IMCA Sport Compact finale had Dan Markham’s 6, the 22B of Daniel Morris, Tyler Masek’s 23 and Tommy Etherton in the 24 out front on lap 1. Etherton jumped up to second on lap 2 as Trenten Fugett put the 3T into fourth. Fugett passed Etherton the next lap and grabbed the lead the next time around with Etherton holding second, Markham third and Morris fourth. Masek took over the third spot on lap 5. Another circuit was in the books when Kyle Owen moved the 10K into fourth. Etherton passed Fugett with 7 to go and retained the lead when Fugett lost a tire and brought out the caution. At that time, it was Etherton, Markham, Owen and Masek. A lap after the restart Steffen Oaks passed Masek, putting the 30K into fourth, but lost the spot back to Masek after another lap. Jeff Creek’s 18X stopped in turn 4 with 4 to go, and the yellow lights were lit again. Oaks regained the fourth spot 1 lap after the restart, moved to third the next lap and grabbed second on the final circuit. The final top 4 were Etherton, Oaks, Markham and Owen.

This was Etherton’s first 2018 victory at Eagle, coming from 6th. He said “It was definitely a rougher track tonight after the rain, and that usually suits my strengths. I’m used to the ruts and I love just bouncing on through them to see how quickly I can get up to the front. The rain definitely softened the track up, but Roger puts on a hell of a show! It means so much to have all of these great competitors come out here to Eagle. We usually get the biggest car counts in the sport compacts in the state, and that’s awesome. I tried to diamond going into turn 1 at the start, shot through there and the next thing I knew I could see the leader. I’d like to thank Kenny Johnson, my Mom and Dad and all of my friends for all of their support”. Etherton’s sponsors include G & R Graphics, MC Larkins, Belmont Husky Service and CBS Signs.

At the start of the IMCA Sprint Racesaver A Main a total of 5 cars ended up spun or stopped near turn 4. The 4W of Nate Weiler, Stu Snyder’s 5, the 14G of Gene Ackland, Doug Lovegrove in the #1 and Shon Pointers 20P all were involved. This brought out a complete restart with only Lovegrove able to rejoin the battle.  Jason Miller led the first official lap in his #77 with Clint Benson’s 100, the 17 of Dan Satriano and Tim Hilfiker in the 20 close behind. Benson moved to the lead on lap 2 with Mike Boston leaping all of the way into second in the 51. Satriano advanced to third the next time around with Jason Danley taking the 4X into fourth after another circuit.  Tyler Drueke took the 12 past Danley for fourth on lap 7. The first caution of the race came on lap 8 when Miller spun to the infield. At that time, it was Benson, Boston, Satriano and Drueke the top 4. Boston used his favorite line around Eagle Raceway, the VERY top, to pass Benson on the restart as Drueke moved up to third. 3 more laps were done when Drueke moved up to second and Danley again took fourth. Hilfiker looped it with 11 laps remaining for the final caution of the evening. Danley moved up to third with 10 to go, but from there to the finish nothing slowed Boston except lapped traffic as he held on to win with Drueke second, Danley third and Benson fourth.

This was Boston’s first win this season, after having visited victory lane twice in a row last year. His charge came from outside the fifth row at the start. When I spoke with Boston, I said, “It’s about time, Mike!” and inquired what he thought of the race. In typical Mike Boston fashion, he said “It’s about time, Mike!”. He continued by saying “Tonight was my kind of track. The rougher the better!! I mean, sometimes it can bite you, but it is what it is. Roger did a good job getting it to where we could race on it at all. It was rough, but there was a LOT of water on there after the rain. We had a great car tonight. Last week we had just a 7-cylinder motor. Zach Woods forgot to connect the 8th one up for us, so we ran the whole night on 7 cylinders. It was just one of those deals; nobody’s fault of course. They got it fixed and the car ran great!! My hat is off to Zach at Speedway Engines though. I’ve been with that guy for 20 years now. I started out with Eckley Racing Engines when he worked for Jay, then he bought out Jay. Then Zach went out on his own until Speedway bought out Zach and he’s still working for them. He’s my one engine builder and I couldn’t be happier. There’s not a whole lot of people who can say that they’re still with the same engine builder that they started out with 20 years ago.  And he’s who I’m going to finish with! I also want to mention Matt Talbot Kitchens. They are a great bunch of people and working for a great cause. I can’t thank them enough for what they do and if we can help the out, then that’s what its all about”. Boston’s sponsors include Moock Trucking and Boss Cleaning.

Next weekend Pepsi and Bud Light present Poker Face Chase-Dad’s Tribute at Eagle Raceway. There will be a Dad’s Drag Race at intermission and Blinky the Clown will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 for the kids. The 50/50 drawing will benefit Wreaths Across America.

Front gates open at 5:15 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Adult admission is $10, youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free.

The Racesaver Sprint Cars, Runner Freight Modifieds, Hoosier Racing Tire Sportmods, Valentino’s Hobby Stocks and ATV Motorsports Sport Compacts will all be in competition.

Pit gates open at 4 P.M. with pit passes costing $25.

RESULTS:

IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 3. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 4. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 5. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 6. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 7. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 8. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 9. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 10. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 11. Charlie Bartels Lincoln, Ne. 12. Luke Nicholson Omaha, Ne. 13. Justin Busboom Lincoln, Ne. 14. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 15. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 16. Jamie Bruce Lincoln, Ne. 17. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 18. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 19. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 20. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock B-Feature 1. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 2. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 3. Jamie Bruce Lincoln, Ne. 4. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 5. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 6. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 7. Jonathon Taper Beatrice, Ne. 8. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 9. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. 10. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne. 11. David Carter Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Dillon Richards(r) Beatrice, Ne. 3. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 4. Charlie Bartels Lincoln, Ne. 5. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 6. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 7. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 8. Brenden Helms(r) Auburn, Ne. 9. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 2. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 4. Luke Nicholson Omaha, Ne. 5. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 6. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 7. Jamie Bruce Lincoln, Ne. 8. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 9. Troy Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 2. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 3. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 4. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 5. Justin Busboom Lincoln, Ne. 6. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 7. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jonathon Taper Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 2. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 3. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 4. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 5. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 6. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 7. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 8. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 9. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 10. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne. 11. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 12. Terry Hurt Ft. Calhoun, Ne. 13. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 14. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 15. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 16. Tommy Defreece Cairo, Ne. 17. Brandon Spanjer Crete, Ne. 18. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 19. Jeff Schroyer Elkhorn, Ne. 20. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne.

IMCA Modified B-Feature 1. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 2. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 3. Jeff Schroyer Elkhorn, Ne. 4. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 5. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 6. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 7. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Pat Wheeler Omaha, Ne. DNS. Chevy Hadan Bennington, Ne. DNS. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Mike Lineberry Fremont, Ne. 2. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 3. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 4. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 5. Josh Blumer Marysville, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 8. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 9. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Brandon Spanjer Crete, Ne. 2. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 3. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 4. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tommy Defreece Cairo, Ne. 6. Pat Wheeler Omaha, Ne. 7. Chevy Hadan Bennington, Ne. 8. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 2. Terry Hurt Ft. Calhoun, Ne. 3. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 4. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 5. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 6. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 7. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jeff Schroyer Elkhorn, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 2. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 3. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Kyle Owen Nebraska City, Ne. 5. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 6. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 7. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 8. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 9. Drake Bohlmeyer Beatrice, Ne. 10. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 11. Jeremy Bohlen Percival, Ia. 12. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 13. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 14. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne. 15. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 16. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. 17. Steven Rol Hastings, Ne. 18. Jeff Creek Beatrice, Ne. 19. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 20. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 2. Jeff Creek Beatrice, Ne. 3. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 4. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 5. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Joseph Baker Plattsmouth, Ne. 8. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne. 9. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 10. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 11. Jeffrey Scott Blue Springs, Ne. 12. Kyle Kimball(r) Nemaha, Ne. 13. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne. 14. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 15. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne. 16. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. DNS. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. DNS. Keaton Falk(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Kyle Owen Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Tommy Etherton Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 4. Braydon Thornton(r) Nebraska City, Ne. 5. Jeff Creek Beatrice, Ne. 6. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Jeffrey Scott Blue Springs, Ne. 8. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. DNS. Keaton Falk(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 2. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 4. Nick Lindblad Beatrice, Ne. 5. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 6. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 7. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne. 8. Kyle Kimball(r) Nemaha, Ne. 9. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Jeremy Bohlen Percival, Ia. 2. Drake Bohlmeyer Beatrice, Ne. 3. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 4. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 5. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 6. Allie Hover Bellevue, Ne. 7. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 4 1. Steven Rol Hastings, Ne. 2. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 3. Daniel Morris Bellevue, Ne. 4. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 5. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 6. Joseph Baker Plattsmouth, Ne. 7. Drew Grobeck Omaha, Ne. 8. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 4. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 5. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 6. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 7. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 8. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 9. Devyn Peterson(r) Milford, Ne. 10. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 11. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 12. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 13. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 14. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 15. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 16. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 17. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 18. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 19. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 20. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 3. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 4. Devyn Peterson(r) Milford, Ne. 5. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 6. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 7. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 8. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 9. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 10. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 11. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 12. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 13. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 14. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. 15. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 16. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 17. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 18. Roger Sluka Lincoln, Ne. 19. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 4. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 5. Roger Sluka Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 7. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 8. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 9. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Scott Bivens Waverly, Ne. 2. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 4. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 5. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 6. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 7. Josh Pfeifer St. Paul, Ne. 8. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 9. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 5. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 6. Steven Muhlecke Omaha, Ne. 7. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 8. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 9. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Mary Lenz Lincoln, Ne. 2. Anthony Kobus David City, Ne. 3. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 4. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 5. Devyn Peterson(r) Milford, Ne. 6. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 7. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 8. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 3. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 4. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 5. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 6. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 7. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 8. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 9. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 10. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 11. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 12. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 13. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 14. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 15. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 16. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 17. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 18. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 19. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 20. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 2. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 3. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 4. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 7. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 8. Rick Hansen Omaha, Ne. 9. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 10. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 11. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 12. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 13. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 14. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. 15. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 2. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 3. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 4. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 5. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 6. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 7. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 8. Rick Hansen Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 2. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 3. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 4. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 5. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 7. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 8. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 2. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 4. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 5. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 6. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 7. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks.

IMCA Sprint Heat 4 1. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 2. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 3. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 4. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Trevor Grossenbacher Hickman, Ne. 6. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 8. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne.