Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cancer update 9/18/18


So; today was my final day of preparations for receiving my radiation therapy to cure my prostate cancer.

Yesterday I went to my urologist and received a shot in my abdomen to effectually kill my testosterone in order to slow the growth of the cancer. The lady giving me the shot said one of those ‘nurse things’ of course; “This may burn a little bit”. Well, she wasn’t wrong by any stretch of the imagination!!! The good part is that I only need to have the shot every 3 months.

Today, I went to Saint Elizabeth’s hospital. They gave me a shot in my left gluteus maximus; a very strong antibiotic. That was to prevent any problems with infection from the procedure that followed.

They inserted a camera ‘down there’ to guide them for inserting the gold markers in my prostate using extremely long needles. Again, I got the doctor speak; ‘A little sting here’, then ‘Another little sting’ as he injected me. Just as before, those words were an understatement!!! I did ask the doctor how much my net worth increased by having the gold inserted, but he said he wasn’t sure.

All in all, I came out a little richer, but with a sore nether region and a hurting hiney. Because the gold will eventually be absorbed and passed I can’t even enjoy the treasure buried inside me.

The next step is to return to the radiation oncologist October 11th to begin the radiation treatments. Unless something comes up between now and then, I will continue updating everyone after that.

I want to thank everyone for the kind words and encouragement that they have extended to me. I truly appreciate everything, more than you will ever know. I have no intention of giving up or giving in to this cancer. Giving up is just not in my nature. So to my cancer I say “COME AT ME BRO!!!”.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Cancer update


It’s been a busy couple of weeks, so I haven’t updated everyone on my prostate cancer. So, here we go!

I had to cancel my trip to Omaha to see Dr. Tepley as I came down with an upper respiratory deal. I did manage to finish out the season at Eagle Raceway with 4 nights last week and this past Sunday, so that is off of my plate.

Where do we go from here? Well, next Monday I go see my urologist to get the shot to kill my testosterone which will hopefully help slow the spread of the cancer.

Then, the next day I go to Saint Elizabeth’s hospital to have gold markers implanted so that the radiation oncologist has a clear target of where to apply the radiation. That radiation will begin on approximately October 11th. Then that will continue for around 8 weeks, going in daily.

On a side note, when I went in for my usual visit with my regular doctor, he found a suspicious mole on my head. So, I go to see a surgeon tomorrow about getting it removed.

One thing I will say is that getting old ain’t for the weak!!

The Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway 9/9/18


The Nebraska Cup, presented by Hoosier Racing Tire, is possibly my favorite event of the year; even if it is the final one on the racing schedule every season. This year it featured several classes including the Good Old Time Racing Association and their cars that go back to the early days of dirt track racing. The ‘Hoodoos’ as they used to be called took me back to my first memories of racing. Also, on the track were the Midwest Classic Stock Car Association’s 50’s and 60’s cars that brought me back to my twenties when I first introduced my sons to the sport. Of course, the POWRI WAR wingless sprints were also a part of that same era. Add in the Racesaver Winged Sprints and the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Models and you have one heck of a racing event!!

In the A Feature for the GOTRA, Carrol Adamy was the winner with Bob Werkmeister and Darrin Adamy rounding out the top 3.

The A Main for the MCSCA saw Mike Ganskow with the win followed by Ryan Cech and Dennis Proskocil.

Neil Nickolite took off from the pole position at the start of the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car A Feature, only to do a 360-degree spin in turn 2, bringing out the yellow flag and sending his 12N to the rear of the field. Once a lap was officially in the books the top 4 were Joey Danley’s 14, the 1B of Brandon Horton, Stu Snyder in the 5 and Tim Hilfiker’s 20. Cody Ledger’s 47 tangled with Jason Martin’s 5X on lap 2, sending him to the infield with both left side tires flat and Martin heading to the pits. Tyler Drueke jumped up to third on the restart in the #12. Snyder regained third the next time around before advancing to second the following lap. Lap 6 saw Drueke again move back to third. By this time Danley had a straightaway lead. Toby Chapman put the #7 into fourth 3 laps later. Josh Riggins’ 14J got loose on lap 14 after contact with the 53 of Jack Dover and the yellow lights again came on in the corners. Both cars headed to the pits. The final change in the top 4 came with 5 circuits left when Adam Gullion put the 91 into fourth. From there to the finish it was all Danley with Snyder second, Drueke third and Gullion fourth.

Danley said “We got the start that we needed and got to the front right away and kind of checked out from there. The track was great tonight! The best track all year I thought. I honestly wish we could have gone out later for our A Feature when it was slick from top to bottom. I mean, the track was perfect tonight; they really did a great job on it. I started fifth and got a great start, getting to the lead in just a lap or 2. Everything just kind of went my way tonight. Lapped traffic was good, and I just held on for the win”. 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.

The initial lap of the POWRI WAR wingless sprint A Main saw the 22S of Slater Helt, Trey Gropp in the 54, Dylan Kadous’ 31 and Don Droud Jr. in the 1M out front. Gropp made a move to the inside of Helt on lap 2 and got hooked on another car, causing the bottom line of cars to get backed up and caused a huge jam on the back stretch.  Both TJ Artz in the 57 and Wyatt Burks’ 11W went flying. Neither driver was seriously injured, but both cars went to the pits on the hook. Kadous grabbed the lead on the restart with Helt second, the 15B of Quinton Benson third and Riley Kreisel’s 90 third. Chris Parkinson passed Kreisel 2 laps later, putting the 65 into fourth as Benson moved up to second. Lap 8 saw Kreisel take over the third position. Helt lost second to Benson on lap 10 as Kreisel again moved to fourth. Benson grabbed the lead onlap 12 with Parkinson second, Helt third and the 18 of Terry Richards fourth. Richards moved up to third the next lap with Kadous regaining fourth. Helt stopped the next time around in turn 1. Kadous moved to second on the restart with Jason Martin’s 1B in third and Richards fourth. Martin advanced to second the next lap and Richards moved up to third with 10 to go as Parkinson took over the fourth spot. 3 laps later Martin snagged the lead and Richards advanced to second. Kreisel again went to third with 5 to go as Benson fell to fourth. The final top 4 were Martin, Richards, Kreisel and Benson.

Martin’s victory came from the 17th spot on the starting grid. “It’s pretty cool to start that far back and work your way up. Just being comfortable here at Eagle Raceway is the key to getting around this place. I just kept telling myself to slow down, slow down, slow down so I could keep going faster. Craig Bolz is the owner of the car, he pays every bill and he has nobody else who helps him. I just have to thank him. He gave me the opportunity to drive his car a few times and we got 2 wins for him this year. He’d hadn’t had a win in I don’t know how long. This has just been the happiest time of my life!” he stated.

The finale for the 2018 season at ‘America’s Home Track’ was the A Feature for the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Models. Corey Zeitner’s 26JR was first back to the flag stand on lap 1 with the 1S of Jesse Sobbing second, Brad Perdue’s 25 third and the 15 of Jason Obrien fourth. Sobbing grabbed the lead on lap 2 as John Anderson’s 21X took over the fourth spot from Obrien. Anderson moved up to third onlap 7. Brian Kosiski looped the #52 in turn 4 with 12 to go. Anderson advanced to second on the restart as Tad Pospisil put the 04 into fourth. Sobbing held off the field to the end, making the final top 4 Sobbing, Anderson, Zeitner and Pospisil.

“This ride came about just yesterday. They’d asked me about Knoxville next week, and I was kind of tied up for that. So, I asked them about hitting Eagle on Sunday. They said ‘Well, we can probably get the car there. I think they had to thrash a little bit to get 2 cars ready to race here. It’s always really hard work getting 2 cars together to race. They really had their work cut out for them, but they brought me a really fast car tonight. I wish Eagle Raceway was like this every week! I knew that if I could keep my momentum up to like that it would be good. In lapped traffic we would kind of dive through the middle, and it wasn’t too bad there either. I was pretty comfortable up there on the cushion, because the car was free enough to turn on the cushion, so it worked out. You never know when you take the lead early like that where a guy is going to get you at. I for sure need to thank Rick Hunnicut; it’s his equipment and his crew. Travis Hatcher, my buddy came down and helped too. I want to thank Jay at Malvern Bank and Jay Cochran at SSS Motorsports. A big thanks to my wife for lining up a babysitter for tonight while she went to work so that I could come race” said Sobbing.

That concludes the racing action for 2018 at Eagle Raceway, but don’t forget that Eagle Hollow Haunts kicks off the Halloween season on October 4th 2018. For full information, tickets and schedule, go to http://eaglehollowhaunts.com/ for everything you need to know.

RESULTS:

GOTRA A-Feature 1. Carrol Adamy 2. Bob Werkmeister 3. Darrin Adamy David City, Ne. 4. Dennis Proskocil 5. Darrell Doerr 6. Pat Adamy 7. John Orlowski 8. Kevin Kay 9. Larry Aldrich 10. Larry Theierer 11. Terry Price 12. Cheyenne Holexa 13. Ron Stohlmann 14. Jeff Triggs 15. Dennis Witthuhn DNS. Ron Falk

GOTRA Heat 1 1. Terry Price 2. Dennis Proskocil 3. John Orlowski 4. Ron Falk 5. Larry Aldrich 6. Dennis Witthuhn

GOTRA Heat 2 1. Ron Stohlmann 2. Darrell Doerr 3. Cheyenne Holexa 4. Larry Theierer 5. Pat Adamy

GOTRA Heat 3 1. Darrin Adamy David City, Ne. 2. Carrol Adamy 3. Jeff Triggs 4. Kevin Kay 5. Bob Werkmeister

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 6. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 7. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 8. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 9. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 10. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 11. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 12. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 13. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 14. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 15. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 16. Jack Dover Springfield, Ne. 17. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 18. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 19. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 20. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 2. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 3. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 4. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 5. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 6. Terry Richards Denton, Ne. 7. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 8. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 9. Nate Johnson Hastings, Ne. 10. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 11. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 12. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 13. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. DNS. Shayle Bade Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 2. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 3. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 4. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 5. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 6. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 7. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 8. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 2. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 3. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 4. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 7. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 8. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 3. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 4. Jack Dover Springfield, Ne. 5. Terry Richards Denton, Ne. 6. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 7. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 8. Shayle Bade Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 4 1. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 2. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 3. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 4. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 5. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 6. Nate Johnson Hastings, Ne. DNS. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

MCSA A-Feature 1. Mike Ganskow 2. Ryan Cech 3. Dennis Proskocil 4. Adam Armstong Beatrice, Ne. 5. Branden Proskocil 6. Trevor Pecena 7. Bill Rombach Platte Center, Ne. 8. Joseph Baker Plattsmouth, Ne. 9. Larry Knop 10. Eric Cerny 11. Trent Proskocil 12. Kevin Bruck Donlap, Ia. 13. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 14. Colby Cech DNS. Greg Moravec

MCSA Heat 1 1. Trevor Pecena 2. Ryan Cech 3. Branden Proskocil 4. Mike Ganskow 5. Bill Rombach Platte Center, Ne. 6. Colby Cech 7. Kevin Bruck Donlap, Ia. DNS. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne.

MCSA Heat 2 1. Larry Knop 2. Joseph Baker Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Eric Cerny 4. Adam Armstong Beatrice, Ne. 5. Dennis Proskocil 6. Trent Proskocil 7. Greg Moravec

SLMR Late Models A-Feature 1. Jesse Sobbing Malvern, Ia. 2. John Anderson 3. Corey Zeitner 4. Tad Pospisil 5. Jason Obrien 6. Bill Leighton 7. Kyle Berck 8. Ben Schaller 9. Matt Buller 10. Brad Perdue 11. Andrew Kosiski 12. Nelson Vollbrecht 13. Jim Johnson 14. Josh Krug 15. Jake Bridge 16. Mike Wallace 17. Ben Sukup 18. Vic Lovejoy 19. Paul Glendenning 20. Zach Zeitner 21. Dan Battaglia 22. Brian Kosiski

SLMR Late Models B-Feature 1 1. Brian Kosiski 2. Matt Buller 3. Mike Wallace 4. Bob Milander 5. Tyler Smith 6. Dan Battaglia 7. Matt Snoberger 8. Jack Snoberger 9. Michael Rice

SLMR Late Models C-Feature 2 1. Ben Sukup 2. Ben Schaller 3. Jim Johnson 4. Vic Lovejoy 5. Steve McConnell 6. Jason Wallace 7. Curt Drake 8. Shonn Mapes 9. Rece Vaught

SLMR Late Models Heat 1 1. John Anderson 2. Corey Zeitner 3. Kyle Berck 4. Brian Kosiski 5. Mike Wallace 6. Bob Milander 7. Jason Wallace 8. Matt Snoberger

SLMR Late Models Heat 2 1. Jesse Sobbing Malvern, Ia. 2. Jason Obrien 3. Andrew Kosiski 4. Tad Pospisil 5. Jim Johnson 6. Dan Battaglia 7. Michael Rice 8. Rece Vaught

SLMR Late Models Heat 3 1. Nelson Vollbrecht 2. Paul Glendenning 3. Bill Leighton 4. Josh Krug 5. Matt Buller 6. Vic Lovejoy 7. Tyler Smith 8. Jack Snoberger SLMR Late Models Heat 4 1. Brad Perdue 2. Jake Bridge 3. Zach Zeitner 4. Ben Sukup 5. Ben Schaller 6. Steve McConnell 7. Curt Drake 8. Shonn Mapes

WAR Sprints A-Feature 1. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 2. Terry Richards Denton, Ne. 3. Riley Kreisel(r) Warsaw, Mo. 4. Quinton Benson Sweet Springs, Mo. 5. Chris Parkinson 6. Ty Hullsey 7. Dylan Kadous 8. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 10. Wesley Smith 11. Craig Carroll Collinsville, Ok. 12. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 13. Don Droud Jr Lincoln, Ne. 14. Slater Helt Pleasant Hill, Mo. 15. Brad Wyatt Kearney, Mo. 16. Ryan Kent 17. Michael Cromwell 18. John Klabunde Fort Calhoun, Ne. 19. Vinny Ward Springfield, Il. 20. Tj Artz Lincoln, Ne. 21. Wyatt Burks Topeka, Ks. DNS. Jonathan Hughes(r) Knoxville, Ia.

WAR Sprints Heat 1 1. Don Droud Jr Lincoln, Ne. 2. Dylan Kadous 3. Tj Artz Lincoln, Ne. 4. Chris Parkinson 5. Terry Richards Denton, Ne. 6. Wyatt Burks Topeka, Ks. 7. Ty Hullsey 8. John Klabunde Fort Calhoun, Ne.

WAR Sprints Heat 2 1. Riley Kreisel(r) Warsaw, Mo. 2. Slater Helt Pleasant Hill, Mo. 3. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 4. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Brad Wyatt Kearney, Mo. 6. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 7. Ryan Kent

WAR Sprints Heat 3 1. Quinton Benson Sweet Springs, Mo. 2. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Craig Carroll Collinsville, Ok. 4. Vinny Ward Springfield, Il. 5. Michael Cromwell 6. Jonathan Hughes(r) Knoxville, Ia. 7. Wesley Smith

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2018 Racesaver Nationals Night #1


If it’s Labor Day weekend around Lincoln, Nebraska you can count on 2 things. Most importantly, it’s time for the sixth annual Racesaver Sprint Nationals. Sadly, the other thing is that it’s going to be wet!

A half-hour downpour followed by drizzle and mist would have caused lots of dirt tracks to cancel, but Eagle Raceway isn’t most tracks and the Racesaver Sprint Nationals is just any race!! The track prep crew worked overtime to bring the track into shape to host 101 sprint car teams in what has come to be known as America’s Largest Sprint Car National Event. Then as the preliminary features were being run, large drops again began to fall. Eagle’s track prep crew took advantage of the half-hour delay to rework the track again. That worked wonders with 3-wide racing and slide jobs galore highlighting the rest of the evening’s action.

During the preliminary racing there were several serious incidents. Josh Riggins got up and over the wall in turns 3 and 4, ending up with the 14J hanging on the catch fence in the second heat for the Racesaver sprints. Trey Gropp’s #54 ended up flipping after hitting the wall in turns 1 and 2 in the third heat. Heat 5 saw the #30 of Brandon Hickman ride the top rail in turns 1 and 2 in heat 5 and ended up rolling over. Mike Boston’s 51 and the 11 of Justin Melton made contact in heat 6 with Boston spinning and hitting the wall in turns 3 and 4. The D Feature saw Tige Jensen’s 12 start smoking from the right side of the engine. Jensen was determined to hang on to a transfer position but ended up with the engine consumed in fire a few laps from the finish. The C Feature saw the 22K of Kaleb Johnson start bouncing and end up flipping over the wall in turns 3 and 4 in nearly the same spot as Riggins had earlier. Gene Ackland suffered a stuck throttle in his #14G in the B Feature and ended up hitting the turn 1 wall full bore before flipping.

The first A Feature was for the ATV Motorsport IMCA Sport Compacts. Terry Tritt’s 5X, the88K of RJ Maas, Shawn Hein in the 5H and Justin Callender’s 17 led the field after lap 1. Contact between the 26X of Brad Gallagher and Callender on lap 3 sent the 17 headlong into the backstretch wall, bringing out the red flag. That put the 70SS of Steffen Oaks into fourth. Oaks moved up to third with 11 laps left. Maas grabbed the lead the next time around before losing the spot back to Tritt after another circuit. 1 more lap saw Maas again move back to the lead. Oaks passed Tritt for second after another lap and grab the lead from Maas with 3 to go. The final top 4 were Oaks, Maas, Tritt and Hein.

Oaks’ victory came from the 10th spot on the starting grid. He related “Oh Man!! That was definitely the best race of the year! I saw RJ and Tritt going to battle and I was just waiting for something to happen. Finally, I got the low line and started to count down laps. I got around RJ and took the lead. After that I just saw the checkered flag”.

The A Main’s initial start was called back, but when there was an official lap in the books Kevin Ramey had used the same move he tried on the first attempt to put the 7M into the lead with Casey Burkham’s 45B, the 5 of Stu Snyder and Ethan Barrow’s 14S hot on his push bumper. Barrow moved to second on lap 2. Tyler Drueke pulled a 360-degree spin in turns 1 and 2 for a caution period the next time around. On lap 4, Justin Fifield’s 17X went very high in turns 1 and 2, hit the wall and ended up and over. Zach Newlin used the restart to put the 11Z into fourth. Chad Wilson’s #20 stopped in turn 4 the next lap for another caution. Jason Martin passed Newlin on lap 8, putting the 5X into fourth. Jake Bubak’s 74B hit John Carney’s 11C coming out of turn 2, sending Carney’s mount flipping. 2 laps following the restart Martin advanced to third. The final change in the top 4 came when Claud Estes cracked the top 4 in his 74E with 5 to go. From the checkered flag Ramey held off strong challenges from Burkham with the top 3 nearly nose to tail. The top 4 were Ramey, Burkham, Martin and Estes.

The top 9 of Ramey, Burkham, Martin, Estes, Barrow, Luke Cranstons 45C, Newlin, Clint Benson in the 100 and Snyder will comprise the first 3 rows of Sunday’s Big Dance.

Ramey is currently leading the Racesaver IMCA points chase and won the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions at last year’s Racesaver Sprint Nationals. His victory came after starting third. “That first start was just a normal deal, with that many cars and with everybody dancing around. I had a good clean start on the first one and then had to turn around and do it again on the second one. I got around the 5 on the back straightaway and then passed the 45B. I just ran as hard as I could for the win. We had a great little hot rod tonight” he said. Ramey’s sponsors include Jambo’s Barbecue Pits, Precise Racing, Fired Up Garage and Weld.

Saturday’s action has been moved up one hour. Racing will begin at 5 PM with no hot laps being run. Following the Racesaver A Feature the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions will be run.

The front gates will open at 4:30. Adult admission is $15, youths 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Pit gates open at 3 with pit passes costing $25.

RESULTS:

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 2. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 3. Terry Tritt York, Ne. 4. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 5. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 6. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 7. Kyle Owen Nebraska City, Ne. 8. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 9. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 10. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 11. Jeremy Shell Columbus, Mo. 12. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 13. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 14. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 15. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. DNS. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. DNS. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. DNS. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Terry Tritt York, Ne. 2. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 4. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 5. Kyle Owen Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 7. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. 8. Jeremy Shell Columbus, Mo. 9. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 2. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 4. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 5. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 6. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 8. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 9. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint A-Feature 1. Kevin Ramey Fort Worth, Tx. 2. Casey Burkham Combine, Tx. 3. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 4. Claud Estes Godley, Tx. 5. Ethan Barrow Bloomington, In. 6. Luke Cranston Holcomb, Ks. 7. Zachary Newlin Millerstown, Pa. 8. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 9. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 10. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 11. Steven Shebester 12. Dusty Ballenger Harrisburg, Sd. 13. Andy Shouse Oklahoma City, Ok. 14. Robert Vetter Wolfe City, Tx. 15. Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, Tx. 16. Colin Smith Sheldon, Ia. 17. John Ricketts Burleson, Tx. 18. John Carney Lubbock, Tx. 19. Jake Bubak Arvada, Co. 20. Justin Fifield Mesquite, Tx.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint B-Feature 1. Andy Shouse Oklahoma City, Ok. 2. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 3. Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, Tx. 4. Steven Shebester 5. John Ricketts Burleson, Tx. 6. Robert Vetter Wolfe City, Tx. 7. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 8. Colby Estes Mansfield, Tx. 9. Michael Day Greenville, Tx. 10. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 11. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 12. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 13. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 14. Brett Becker Odessa, Tx. 15. Rod Henning Middleton, Oh. 16. Jesse (chip) Graham Lewisville, Tx. 17. Brandon Bosma Round Lake, Mn. 18. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 19. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 20. Anton Hernandez

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint C-Feature 1. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 2. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 3. Robert Vetter Wolfe City, Tx. 4. Michael Day Greenville, Tx. 5. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 6. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 7. Jason Howell Fort Worth, Tx. 8. Blake Dacus Fletcher, Ok. 9. Daniel Estes Jr. Burleson, Tx. 10. Scott Lutz Jonestown, Pa. 11. Matt Etzelmiller Keller, Tx. 12. Michelle Melton Flower Mound, Tx. 13. Brandon Allen St Peter, Mn. 14. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 15. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 16. Mike Moore Des Moines, Ia. 17. Ken Duke Jr Selinsgrove, Pa. DNS. Dustin Welch Bryan, Tx.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint D-Feature 1. Scott Lutz Jonestown, Pa. 2. Dustin Welch Bryan, Tx. 3. Ken Duke Jr Selinsgrove, Pa. 4. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 5. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 6. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 7. Logan Scherb Bowie, Tx. 8. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 9. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 10. Jerald Harris Harrisonburg, Va. 11. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 12. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 13. Ryan Hall Midlothian, Tx. 14. Tyler Thompson Des Moines, Ia. 15. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 16. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 17. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. DNS. David Luckie Lubbock, Tx.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint E-Feature 1. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 2. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 3. Tyler Thompson Des Moines, Ia. 4. Ryan Hall Midlothian, Tx. 5. Ryan Voss Spirit Lake, Ia. 6. Monty Ferriera Fresno, Ca. 7. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 8. Blake Scott Pauls Valley, Ok. 9. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 10. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 11. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 12. Jeremy Schultz Stewart, Mn. 13. Junior Jenkins Greenville, Tx. 14. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 15. Mark Klis Jr Waxahachie, Tx. 16. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 17. Gary Floyd San Angelo, Tx. 18. Tom Belsky North Platte, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint F-Feature 1. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 2. Monty Ferriera Fresno, Ca. 3. Ryan Hall Midlothian, Tx. 4. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 5. Clayton Christensen Spencer, Ia. 6. Austin McLean Loveland, Co. 7. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 8. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia. 9. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 10. Justin Melton Lewisville, Tx. 11. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 12. Randy Sterling Morrisdale, Pa. 13. Charlie McDonald Jefferson, Tx. 14. Daren Bolac Moyock, Nc. 15. Jeff Pendergast Norfolk, Ne. 16. Samantha Lieberman South Hampton, Pa. 17. John Webster North Platte, Ne. 18. Chris Kelly Moore, Ok.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint G-Feature 1. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Austin McLean Loveland, Co. 3. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia. 4. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 5. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Ben Woods Newton, Ia. 7. Lucas Scherb Decatur, Tx. 8. Bob Hildreth Iowa Falls, Ia. 9. Charlie Ware Hallieford, Va. 10. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 11. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 12. Trevor Serbus Olivia, Mn. DNS. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Bruce Allen Mankato, Mn. DNS. Brandon Hickman Lubbock, Tx. DNS. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 1 1. Zachary Newlin Millerstown, Pa. 2. Anton Hernandez 3. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 4. Jerald Harris Harrisonburg, Va. 5. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 6. Samantha Lieberman South Hampton, Pa. 7. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. DNS. Charlie Ware Hallieford, Va.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 10 1. Jake Bubak Arvada, Co. 2. Steven Shebester 3. Mike Moore Des Moines, Ia. 4. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. 5. Jeremy Schultz Stewart, Mn. 6. Charlie McDonald Jefferson, Tx. 7. Bruce Allen Mankato, Mn.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 11 1. Colin Smith Sheldon, Ia. 2. John Ricketts Burleson, Tx. 3. Brandon Allen St Peter, Mn. 4. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 5. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 6. Chris Kelly Moore, Ok. 7. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 12 1. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 2. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 3. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 4. Scott Lutz Jonestown, Pa. 5. Blake Scott Pauls Valley, Ok. 6. Monty Ferriera Fresno, Ca. 7. Bob Hildreth Iowa Falls, Ia.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 13 1. Dusty Ballenger Harrisburg, Sd. 2. Brett Becker Odessa, Tx. 3. Matt Etzelmiller Keller, Tx. 4. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 5. Junior Jenkins Greenville, Tx. 6. John Webster North Platte, Ne. 7. Austin McLean Loveland, Co.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 14 1. Ethan Barrow Bloomington, In. 2. Andy Shouse Oklahoma City, Ok. 3. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 4. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 5. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Randy Sterling Morrisdale, Pa. 7. Lucas Scherb Decatur, Tx.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 2 1. Jason Martin Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 3. Blake Dacus Fletcher, Ok. 4. Ken Duke Jr Selinsgrove, Pa. 5. Ryan Voss Spirit Lake, Ia. 6. Daren Bolac Moyock, Nc. 7. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Trevor Serbus Olivia, Mn.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 3 1. John Carney Lubbock, Tx. 2. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 3. Daniel Estes Jr. Burleson, Tx. 4. Dustin Welch Bryan, Tx. 5. Tom Belsky North Platte, Ne. 6. Jeff Pendergast Norfolk, Ne. 7. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 4 1. Justin Fifield Mesquite, Tx. 2. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 3. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 4. Cody Ledger Omaha, Ne. 5. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 6. Ryan Hall Midlothian, Tx. 7. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 5 1. Kevin Ramey Fort Worth, Tx. 2. Jesse (chip) Graham Lewisville, Tx. 3. Michelle Melton Flower Mound, Tx. 4. David Luckie Lubbock, Tx. 5. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 6. Dan Satriano Papillion, Ne. 7. Brandon Hickman Lubbock, Tx.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 6 1. Casey Burkham Combine, Tx. 2. Colby Estes Mansfield, Tx. 3. Robert Vetter Wolfe City, Tx. 4. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 5. Mark Klis Jr Waxahachie, Tx. 6. Justin Melton Lewisville, Tx. 7. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 7 1. Claud Estes Godley, Tx. 2. Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, Tx. 3. Jason Howell Fort Worth, Tx. 4. Mark Pace Lincoln, Ne. 5. Gary Floyd San Angelo, Tx. 6. Clayton Christensen Spencer, Ia. 7. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 8 1. Luke Cranston Holcomb, Ks. 2. Rod Henning Middleton, Oh. 3. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 4. Logan Scherb Bowie, Tx. 5. Tyler Thompson Des Moines, Ia. 6. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 7. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia.

RaceSaver Nationals Sprint Heat 9 1. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 2. Brandon Bosma Round Lake, Mn. 3. Michael Day Greenville, Tx. 4. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 7. Ben Woods Newton, Ia.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Cancer blog 3


I apologize that I haven’t updated everyone on what’s going on with my prostate cancer. Honestly, I’m trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. Nobody ever expects to hear those 3 words; “You have cancer”.

Anyway, I went back to the University of Nebraska Medical Center last Thursday to go over the MRI I had the week before at Bryan Hospital. I saw both doctors that I saw up there previously.

They both told me that I should have had the MRI done up there because the one from Bryan was blurry. They also said that the whole group of doctors there had viewed the MRI and were of one mind. The cancer has spread beyond the prostate capsule.

They also brought up a new term; at least one that I hadn’t heard so far in regard to my situation. Stage 3. That one rocked me a little, but having read up on it, I now realize that the term just refers to how large the cancer is and if it has spread. In my case, I know that it is growing, and I need to get going on treatment.

Doctor Enke then asked me a strange question; at least I thought so. He asked if I took fish oil! I said yes, and I had for years on my personal physician's recommendation. He proceeded to inform me of 3 studies that had shown a probably link between fish oil consumption and prostate cancer in men! WELL!!! I quickly removed that from my daily supplement regimen in a hurry!! I guess it's possible that taking the fish oil may, repeat MAY have led to or sped up my getting prostate cancer!!!

Now; the treatment plan. Friday, I started a medication to pretty much kill my testosterone. I have to take it for a couple of months before they can start the radiation treatments and then keep on it for 2 ½ years. I asked about side effects and Doctor Enke said “Well, you’ve seen all of those commercials for low testosterone, right?”. I was honest and told him that when they come on, I flat tune them out. He said “Good!” and proceeded to fill me in.

The side effects are as follows:

1                Fatigue. Hell, I’m 65 years old and worked for 53 years of my life. How much more tired can I get???

2                Hot flashes. Well, he actually said that for men they like to refer to them as ‘Power surges’. He also said that if I suddenly break out in a sweat for no reason, I’ll know why. His suggestion? Get a personal portable fan!! He did tell me that there are medications available if it becomes too unbearable. Listen, Doc; thanks to the gene that I inherited from Mom, I sweat in the wintertime!!! I’m used to looking like I just stepped out of the shower.

3                To put it politely, this could be called “Limp noodle syndrome”. I’ll just leave it at that!

4                 Weight gain, especially around the belly. Well, I’ve been working on losing weight so that I can get my knees done. They’re both bone on bone and need to be replaced. I guess I’ll have to work even harder on that.

They asked if I was going to get the treatments done up there and I told them I hadn’t planned on it for 2 reasons. Linda can’t drive because her doctor won’t allow it and the cost of travel back and forth 5 times a week for 8 weeks would be prohibitive. So, they set me up with 2 more doctors to take over from here. I go back to see another doctor up there September 6th. He is their radiation treatment specialist. They said that he may recommend a different medication to replace the new one they started me on; this other one is fairly new. They also said that the co-pay on it could be as much as $1400 a month!! Let’s see, if I sell everything that I own, including my sons’ inheritance, I can probably afford a few months. WOW!! Anyway, I will worry about that if and when it happens.

This coming Friday, the 31st, I go see Doctor Staves down here at Bryan to talk about the radiation treatments. I will update you all on that and future developments as they occur.

Again, sorry for the delay, but this is a little worrisome right now. I may have to lean on my sons a little more, but I ain’t dead yet and don’t plan to be any time soon. I can still do my jobs, and I will.

Eagle Raceway 8/25/18


Temperatures in the mid-90’s and high humidity led the crowd for the Fold ‘Em Finale, presented by the Nebraska Lottery to arrive late. But with 2 of the season-long points championships in doubt and the other 3 having fierce competition for moving up a spot or 2, the action was furious throughout the night.

Also, with the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Nationals less than a week away, there were several visitors from around the country who showed up to get an early crack at the high banks of Eagle Raceway.

No serious incidents occurred in the preliminary racing.

The Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmod A Main’s first circuit was led by the 88F of Rich Flock with Amber Cook’s 21, the 5 of Mike Scheinost and Bobby Draper in the 62 rounding out the top 4. Trevor Noonan passed Draper on lap 2 to put the 66 into fourth. Jeremy Down looped the 4D in turn 4 on lap 4 for a caution. Noonan advanced to third on the restart and Cole Wayman passed Scheinost for fourth a lap later. Gunnar Pike jumped his #25 all the way up to third the next tune around with Cook falling to fourth. Shawn Harker put the 40 into the fourth spot after another lap as Pike advanced to second. Pike moved to the lead with 10 to go. At that time, it was Pike, Flock, Noonan and Harker. The next time around Dana Deeke looped the #6 in turns 3 and 4, bringing out the yellow flag. Harker used the restart to move up to third and took over second after another circuit. The next lap saw Joe Schidler take over the fourth position in the K00 and move to third the next lap. Joe Feyen snagged fourth with 5 to go in his 25X. Lane Cornwell spun the 14X in turns 1 and 2 with 3 to go and the yellow lights were lit in the corners again. Feyen took advantage of the restart to move to third making the final top 4 Pike, Harker, Feyen and Schidler. Harker didn’t manage to win but accumulated enough points to snag the points championship in the Sportmods.

This marked Pike’s second victory in a row at Eagle Raceway. When I asked if he was glad he had changed his mind about not racing a sportmod after the big mess he had been involved in a few weeks ago he said “I was just going to call it a year in the sportmod stuff, but I’m sure glad I didn’t because this car is so fast! It’s been this fast ever since we got it! It’s just plain awesome; I don’t know how to explain it. I started ninth and tonight was one of those deals where I had to be patient, and I’ve been known for not being patient. I was patient tonight though, and I think I need to be patient more often”. Pike’s sponsors include Larson Motors, Interim Health Care, Speedway Shocks and Afco.

Next up was the Feature race for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks. Michael Wade’s 12, the 13T of Tyler Jackson, Albert Kiihne in the 85 and the 46 of Ryan Gilland led the pack after lap #1. Kiihne and Gilland both passed Jackson as did the 22 of Nick Beckman. Kiihne grabbed the lead the next time around both got very loose the next lap, losing the lead to Gilland as Beckman passed Wade for third. Dave Carter got past Wade after another circuit, putting the 2C into fourth. Carter and the 83 of Jeff Ware made contact with 11 to go with Carter spinning to a stop on the front stretch. Ware was sent to the rear of the field during the caution. At that time the top 4 were Gilland, Kiihne, Beckman and the 6R of Roy Armstrong. Beckman moved to second with 4 to go but spun to the infield on the last lap making the top 4 Gilland, Kiihne, Armstrong and the 66 of Jeff Watts. Despite heading to the pits late in the race, Ware was able to pick up the track points crown in the Hobby Stock Division.

This was Gilland’s first Eagle Raceway victory after nearly pulling off the win the week before. He related “You know, last week was really close. I think it came down to an inch or less. I thought I had that one, and it was really disappointing to lose it at the line like that, but I’m very happy for Brint Lemke because he’s a good driver and a good friend of mine. So, it turned out really good either way. I haven’t raced here at Eagle a whole lot in the past, just a few specials here and there. This is my first year running weekly here and my first win; it feels really good. I need to thank my crew Mark Saathoff, Mike Fielder and Matt Lafflin for being here with me every week. A special thanks to my wife for letting me go racing “. Gilland’s sponsors include Gilland Electric, WinElectric, Paul Scholl Construction, Ironwood Builders, Excel Plumbing and Filley Powdercoating.

The Runner Freight IMCA Modified A Feature was definitely the most exciting race of the evening! Trevor Baker in the 25!, Justin Wulf’s 86, the 42K of Jan Korth and Nate Thompson in the 3T were the first four back to the flag stand after the first circuit. Lap 2 saw a caution for debris on the track. Thompson moved to third on the restart. Brandon Verbeek’s 4B lost the driveshaft the next time around to slow the action again. Jordan Grabouski moved to fourth on the restart in the #30. Wulf looped his car in 3 and 4 the next lap, moving the V45 of Rik Gropp to fourth. Grabouski advanced to second on the restart. The yellow lights were lit in the corners again debris on the track from Gropp after he made hard contact with the front stretch wall. Gropp headed to the pits for repairs, moving the 21H of Shane Hiatt to fourth. Grabouski took over the lead on the restart. Cliff Poessnecker’s 27X spun in turn 4 2 laps later for another caution period. Mike Densberger moved the 81 to fourth on the restart. Hiatt and Densberger took over second and third the next lap with Baker moving back to fourth after another circuit. Korth and the 1RS of Rodney Stopak spun in turns 1 and 2 with 8 laps remaining. Bob Zoubek put the 5S into fourth on the restart, but Jared Deterding’s 13J and the 79 of Peter Shoup spun in 3 and 4. Grabouski jumped the cushion in turn 4 on the restart, allowing Hiatt to grab the lead. Densberger hit Grabouski the next lap and spun out in turn 4. At that time, it was Grabouski, Hiatt, Zoubek and Baker. Zoubek passed Grabouski on the restart but lost the spot back to him the next lap as Wulf moved back to fourth. Densberger and the 3A of Aaron Pella made contact with 2 to go and both cars spun in turn 4. Densberger went to the pits with damage to the right front of his racer. 1 lap after the restart Grabouski vaulted back into first and held on for the victory with Hiatt, Zoubek and Wulf rounding out the top 4.

The win gave Grabouski the 2018 Eagle Raceway points championship after recently picking up his 200th career win. “That was an awesome race! Shane, Zoubek, I and everybody else had a great race going. It was a lot of fun! I ended up at the right place at the right time and was lucky enough to pick up the win” he said. Grabouski’s sponsors include Friesen Chevrolet, GRT Race Cars, Twin Rivers, Zeck Ford, Integra Racing Shocks, Icon Pistons, Moock Trucking, Wojo Painting, Schmidt Machine, Charger Manufacturing, Speedway Works, Hergott Farms, Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Nelson Tree Service, Penner Insurance, BP Heartland and PBS Rentals.

Brad Gallagher used his pole position starting spot to lead lap #1 of the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact A Main in his #26X. Close behind were the 10V of Bryan Vannausdle, Trenten Fugett in the 3T and Adam Reifler’s 55. Fugett advanced to second on lap 2 and Reifler followed him into third after another circuit. Steffen Oaks passed Vannausdle with 10 to go for fourth, but lost the spot to the 13BS of Justin Callender 2 laps later. Callender advanced to third the next lap. Oaks grabbed fourth again the next time around and passed Callender with 3 to go as Shawn Hein put the 5H into fourth. Hein passed Oaks the next lap to make the final top 4 Gallagher, Fugett, Hein and Oaks. Although he finished 7th on the night, RJ Maas is your new Sport Compact champion.

This was Gallagher’s first ever victory in this, his first year of racing. He stated “It was fun! It was pretty good race. I could hear them coming, but I wasn’t going to give it up easy. The track was good tonight; it’s my kind of track and my car does really good on this kind of track. I want to thank my wife and kids for letting me put a bunch of time in on racing. Also, Joe Feyen and Joe Baker for all of the help that they put in with endless nights to get the car ready to go”. Gallagher’s sponsors include Great American Lawns, RGS Repair and J & M Farms.

The Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car finale for the 2018 season saw Nate Weiler’s 4W, the 57B of Boyd Peterson, Neil Nickolite’s 12N and the 0 of Chase Weiler out front of the pack at the end of the first circuit. Nickolite moved to second on lap 3 and Chase Weiler passed Peterson for third the next lap. Lap 5 saw Matt Richards put the 1R into fourth, only to lose it to Jake Bubak’s 74B the next time around. Bubak moved to third the next lap. Richards regained fourth with 17 to go. Ryan Kitchen’s 21, the 93 of Ryan King and Brandon Bosma all came to a stop in turn 4 the next lap. Bubak jumped up to second on the restart and snagged the lead the next lap with Chase Weiler again moving into fourth. A car did a 360-degree spin to cause a caution after 2 more circuits. Joey Danley used the restart to vault up to third on the restart as Nickolite fell to fourth. Danley moved up to second the next lap. The final change in the top 4 came with 6 to go when Tyler Drueke put the #12 into fourth. At the checkers it was Bubak, Danley, Nathan Weiler and Drueke. Drueke’s 4th place finish wrapped up his 3rd straight Racesaver Sprint Car championship at Eagle Raceway.

Bubak was just 1 of the visitors to Eagle Raceway, coming in to get some extra laps prior to next week’s Racesaver IMCA Sprint Nationals. His win came from the 12th spot on the starting grid. “We put the 360 in last night at another track, got the win and had a lot of confidence going into tonight and we managed to do it again. We got through our heat race alright, so I’m assuming I’ll draw bad next week and have to start at the back of my heat. We almost won our heat race tonight, so we have to do that for sure next week! I need to thank Mike and Melissa Meyers. They’re giving us a place to stay this week. It’s so nice to have a nice cool shop to work in all week” said Bubak.  Bubak’s sponsors include Coyote Candle Company, Momentum Racing Suspension, Sardeson Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, King Racing Products and Winters Rear Ends.

Next Thursday kicks off the 2018 Racesaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway. At the last count, there were 118 teams that had pre-registered, so this year is shaping up to be a record car count for the event.

Thursday is practice night with hot laps from 6 until 8:30. Beginning at 9 o’clock heat races to determine the A Feature for the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions will be run. Grandstand admission is free with pit passes costing $25. There will be a pit party afterwards with live entertainment. The Melon Bar will be open with discounted pricing.

Friday kicks off the action in earnest with the first night of qualifying for the Big Dance on Sunday. Rows 1-3 will be determined Friday. Hot laps begin at 5 PM with racing starting at 6. There will be a Meet and Greet in the Fan Zone from 5 until 6 with Discovery Channel star Thomas Weeks. Bad Apple will be the pit party entertainment along with replays of Friday’s action. Adult front gate admission is just $13 with youths 6-12 only $5 and children 5 and under free. Pit passes are $25.

Saturday’s racing will set up rows 4-6 for the A Feature on Sunday. There will be another Meet and Greet at 5 PM with Thomas Weeks. Following the night’s A Feature, the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions will be run. Saturday’s pit party will feature V-Twin and replays of the days competition. Front gate admission is $15 for adults, $5 for youths 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25.

The weekend’s action concludes on Sunday as the top 27 Racesaver Sprint Cars will take off 3-wide to crown this year’s champion. The top 9 finishers in the evening’s B Feature will fall into the final 3 rows of the Big Dance. 27 of the best will take off in the unprecedented 3-wide start on the high banks of the fastest 1/3-mile dirt track in the world!! Who will come out on top?? You’ll have to come out to America’s Home Track, Eagle Raceway and see for yourself.

The front gate will swing open at 4:30. The first 2,500 fans through the gate will receive a light-up wand to be used during the driver introduction before the A Feature. From 4:30 to 5:30 there will again be a Meet and Greet with Thomas Weeks. In addition, there will be an autograph session with the 18 drivers who already are qualified for the A Feature. Miss Eagle Raceway will be crowned during intermission also. After the races, the pit party will feature the Kali Indiana Band.

Front gate admission is $18 for adults, youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $30.

RESULTS:

IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 2. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 3. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 4. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 5. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 7. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 8. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 9. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 10. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 11. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 12. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 13. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne. 14. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 15. Andrew Lewis Roca, Ne. 16. Joe Copeland Jr. Omaha, Ne. 17. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 18. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne. 19. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 20. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. DNS. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 2. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 3. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 4. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 5. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 6. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne. DNS. Don Hall Jr Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 2. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 3. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 4. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 5. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 6. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 7. Andrew Lewis Roca, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 2. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 3. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 4. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 5. Joe Copeland Jr. Omaha, Ne. 6. Rowan Mason(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Tim Lapointe Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 2. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 3. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 4. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 5. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 6. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 7. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 9. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 10. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 11. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 12. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 13. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 14. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 15. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 16. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 17. Cliff Poessnecker Lincoln, Ne. 18. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 19. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 2. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 3. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 4. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 5. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 6. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 7. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 8. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 9. Cliff Poessnecker Lincoln, Ne. 10. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 2. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 3. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 4. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 5. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 8. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 2. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 3. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 4. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 5. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 6. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 7. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 8. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 9. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 10. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 11. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 12. Matt Kragt Fremont, Ne. 13. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 14. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 15. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 16. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 17. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 18. Lucas Kaffenberger(r) Plattsmouth, Ne. 19. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 20. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 2. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 3. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Lucas Kaffenberger(r) Plattsmouth, Ne. 5. Matt Kragt Fremont, Ne. 6. Billy Roberts(r) Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. DNS. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Jim Cahill Omaha, Ne. DNS. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. DNS. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 2. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 3. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 4. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne. 5. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 6. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 7. Lucas Kaffenberger(r) Plattsmouth, Ne. 8. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 9. Matt Kragt Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 2. Trenten Fugett Homesville, Ne. 3. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 4. Josh Black Beatrice, Ne. 5. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne. 6. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 7. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 9. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 2. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 3. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 4. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 5. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 6. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Jim Cahill Omaha, Ne. 8. Billy Roberts(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 5. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 6. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 7. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 8. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 9. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 10. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 11. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 12. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 13. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 14. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 15. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 16. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 17. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 18. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 19. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 20. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 2. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 4. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 5. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 7. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 8. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 9. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 10. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 11. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 12. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 13. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 14. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 2. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 3. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 4. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 5. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 6. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 7. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 8. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 9. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 10. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 2. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 4. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 5. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 6. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 7. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 8. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 9. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne. 10. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 3. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 4. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 5. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 6. Lane Cornwell Newman Brave, Ne. 7. Beau Riffel(r) Fremont, Ne. 8. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 9. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Jake Bubak Arvada, Co. 2. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 3. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 4. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 5. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia. 6. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 7. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 8. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 9. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 10. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 11. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 12. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 13. Brandon Bosma Round Lake, Mn. 14. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 15. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 16. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 17. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 18. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 19. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 20. Ryan King Bennet, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 2. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 3. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 4. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 5. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 6. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 7. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 8. Dusty Ballenger Harrisburg, Sd. 9. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 10. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 11. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 12. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 13. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 14. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. 15. John Ricketts Burleson, Tx. DNS. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint C-Feature 1. Dusty Ballenger Harrisburg, Sd. 2. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 4. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 7. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 8. Tom Belsky North Platte, Ne. DNS. Monty Ferriera Fresno, Ca. DNS. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 2. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 4. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 5. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 6. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 7. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 8. Monty Ferriera Fresno, Ca. 9. Tom Belsky North Platte, Ne. DNS. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 2. Jake Bubak Arvada, Co. 3. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 4. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 6. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. 7. Brandon Horton Omaha, Ne. 8. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 2. Boyd Peterson Ithaca, Ne. 3. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 4. Brandon Bosma Round Lake, Mn. 5. Zach Blurton Quinter, Ks. 6. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 7. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 8. Dusty Ballenger Harrisburg, Sd. 9. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 10. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 4 1. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia. 2. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 3. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 4. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 5. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 6. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 7. John Ricketts Burleson, Tx. 8. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne. 9. Tige Jensen(r) Lincoln, Ne.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Eagle Raceway 8/18/18


Saturday night at Eagle Raceway saw Rotella’s present High Stakes Showdown. Beautiful weather, a great crowd and lots of racing on the high banks made for a great evening. With just 2 weeks left in the regular season, the points races are heating up and that became even more obvious after racing finished for the night.

All racing leading up to the features went by without significant problems.

The Hoosier Racing Tire IMCA Sportmod feature’s first circuit had Jason Harms’ 6H, the 10 of Bradley Schreiner, Bobby Draper in the 62 and Dion Kovar’s 18 out front.  Draper moved to second on lap 2 with Kovar also passing Schreiner for third. Gunnar Pike put the #25 into fourth the next time around. Joe Schidler’s K00 jumped into third after another lap with Pike holding fourth. Pike passed Schidler the next lap and moved to second on lap 8. With 6 circuits remaining Schreiner and the 66 of Trevor Noonan spun in turn 4. Gary Saathoff moved his #96 into fourth on the restart. Shawn Davis’ 88X went up in smoke with just 2 laps left. Pike snagged the lead on the restart. Saathoff took over third the next lap and the final circuit saw Joe Feyen’s 25X take the fourth spot. The final top 4 were Pike, Harms, Saathoff and Feyen.

This was Pike’s second victory on the season in 2018. “That was interesting. I started fifth row inside and just rolled the bottom. This is just the second night on this car and I wasn’t expecting much. We got it set up just right and it’s a rocket right now. After that big wreck we had I was just planning on running my A Mod in specials, but we got an opportunity with a guy; this is his whole set-up. So, we went from a bare frame to winning in just 3 days. It’s just really fast, so I can’t complain. I want to thank my Mom and Dad, my girlfriend and my pit guy Anthony” said Pike. Pike’s sponsors include Larson Motors, Prevention Health Care, Speedway Shocks and Afco.

The Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock Feature saw Brint Lemke lead lap 1 in the 26L with Ryan Gilland in the 46, Tyler Jackson’s 13T and Brooke Fluckiger in the 2B rounding out the top 4. The yellow lights came on in the corners on lap 2 for debris on the track. David Carter passed Fluckiger on lap 5 to put the 2C into fourth. Carter got past Jackson for third the next time around. Roy Armstrong put the 6R into fourth with 8 to go. Gilland passed Lemke with 2 laps remaining but lost the spot back to Lemke the last time around making the top 4 Lemke, Gilland, Carter and Armstrong.

This was Lemke’s first victory at Eagle Raceway in this, his tenth year in racing.  The feature saw him take off from the fourth spot on the starting grid. “I love Eagle Raceway. We tried racing a Sportmod last year and we just decided to go back to racing a hobby stock. We got to the front pretty fast and then the 12 lost it. We just tried to hold our line and it worked out tonight. I want to than my wife and kids for their support and my brother has helped me out more than I can thank him for. Nick Beckman, Don Hall and Tyler Jackson have all also helped me a lot this yea” related Lemke. Lemke’s sponsors include Marget Motorsports, Jet Racing, Extreme Decals and Shawn Slezak Carburetors.

The first lap of the Runner Freight IMCA Modified Feature saw 2 cars spin out in turns 3 and 4, collecting another racer who could not avoid the mess. The yellow flag was brought out slowing the action. Bob Ruisinger’s 7, the 21H of Shane Hiatt, Trevor Baker’s 25! And the 96 of Jaxon Saathoff were the top 4 when a lap was officially in the books. Aaron Pella’s 3A and the 1Z of Norm Ziegenbein got together in turns 1 and 2 on lap 2 for another caution. On the restart Baker and Ruisinger got tangled together with Baker ending up on top of Ruisinger. A long time was taken to separate the two racers. That made the top 4 Hiatt, Saathoff, Jordan Grabouski in the 30 an the 5S of Bob Zoubek. At that time the racers and the crowd were advised that due to the time limit of 20 minutes per lap in the feature that the next yellow or red flag would conclude the action. Grabouski took over second on the restart. Zoubek passed Saathoff 2 laps later but Brandon Verbeek’s 4B stopped on the front stretch. That caused the race to be called on time with the top 4 being Hiatt, Grabouski, Saathoff and Zoubek.

This was #2 on the year for Shane. Hiatt stated “I hate to win a feature like that, but I felt like we had a good car. I think that Jordan and I were the two fastest cars, and I would have liked to have found out how it would have turned out. Whatever would have happened, I feel like we would have been right up there. I have to say hats off to Roger Hadan for an awesome track! This is probably the best track that we’ve had all year. I know that he’s been trying really hard to make it better for us and he hit a home run tonight!”. Hiatt’s sponsors include BSB Manufacturing, Knuth Farms, Anderson North Collision Center, Mad Max Motorsports, Speedway Crate Engines, Dynamic Drivelines, CPD Shocks, D-Sign Shoppe, Billy’s Bar, Shelby Hotel, J & J Motorsports, Mook Trucking, Skytop Towers, Dominator Race Products and Rerucha Ag and Auto Supply.

Brad Gallagher’s 26X, the 23 of Tyler Masek, Michelle Nicholson in the 88 and the 55 of Adam Reifler led the field after the first circuit in the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact A Feature. Fred Johnson’s 69 stopped on the front stretch on lap 2 for a caution period. Nicholson went to the pits during the slowing of the action, putting the 52D of Devin Bruce in fourth and moving Reifler to third. Justin Callender put his 13BS into fourth on the restart and moved to third the next time around and took over second after another circuit with Reifler third and Steffen Oaks fourth in the 17. There were 10 laps left when Oaks moved to third. 2 laps later Oaks moved up to second with Josh Young’s 13J advancing to fourth. Oaks slowed with 6 to go. Bruce made hard contact with the front stretch wall as the field slowed to avoid Oaks and the caution flag flew again. At that point it was Gallagher, Callender, Young and Reifler. Callender and Young both passed Gallagher on the restart. The next circuit saw Shawn Hein’s 5H move up to fourth, but Hein went extremely high the next lap and hit the turn 4 wall. The caution period put RJ Maas’ 88K fourth. Maas slowed on the restart, moving Tim Horsham’s 3 into fourth, making the final top 4 Callender, Young, Gallagher and Horsham.

Callender could not be located for an interview.

Austin McLean’s 83 led the initial circuit of the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car A Main with Chase Weiler’s 0, the 62 of Tim Fricke and the21 of Ryan Kitchen hot on his tail tank. Kitchen jumped up to second on lap 2. Mike Boston moved the 51 into fourth on lap 3 and advanced to third the next lap. Kitchen passed McLean after another circuit to take the lead, but Matt Richards’ 1R spun in turns 1 and 2. Adam Gullion moved the 91 into fourth on the restart and took over third on lap 7. Gullion passed Kitchen for second on lap 14 but was put back to third when the red lights were lit for a crash in turn 3. Shon Pointer had made extremely hard contact with the large implement tire that guards the back pit entrance. Pointer was finally extracted and walked to the ambulance to be examined. Josh Riggins’ 14J was caught up in the mess and was towed to the pits. At that time, it was McLean, Kitchen, Gullion and Boston the top 4. Jason Danley took the fourth position on the restart in the 4X. Boston and Danley made contact the next lap and both spun out. That put the 93 of Ryan King into fourth. Doug Lovegrove passed King a lap after the restart in the #1. Gullion snagged the lead the next lap when McLean hit the wall in turns 3 and 4 and brought out another caution. At that time, it was Gullion, Kitchen, Lovegrove and King. On the restart Joey Danley put the 14 into fourth and took over the third position the next lap. The final top 4 were Gullion, Kitchen, Lovegrove and the 100 of Clint Benson who moved to fourth in the last 2 laps.

This victory, after starting 11th, made Gullion just the third multi-time winner on the 2018 regular season at Eagle Raceway. He said “Austin was really running good. Honestly, I think he was better than us. He could roll the top in 1 and 2 better than we could. We were having an issue trying to get through there. I was trying to cowboy up too much. I was really costing myself a lot of speed in the middle of the apex, because it was pushing the front end. Later in the race I moved down a little bit and that really helped me through. There was some left rear rubber getting laid down late in the race in 3 and 4, and that made me able to make some speed through there. The stars lined up for us tonight. The last 6 or 7 weeks we’ve had a really, really good run wherever we’ve gone. We’ve had to do very little to the race car because we’ve found a sweet spot and we’re not very far off from that lately. Any time you can give me a cushion up on the wall I’m a happy guy. I love running the cushion at this place. It’s near and dear to my heart because I’ve been doing it for a long time. Sometimes I just LOVE watching people shake their heads in disbelief when we do that. I still get my adrenalin going running the top. It’s just a fine art. You’ve got to be brave and bold, but you have to be meticulous too” stated Gullion. 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 regular season finale at Eagle Raceway when the Nebraska Lottery presents Fold ‘Em Finale and Prelude to the RaceSaver IMCA Nationals. All of the points champions will be crowned. There are hotly contested battles in each of the classes, so you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.

Blinky the Clown will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 for the young fans. The evening’s 50/50 raffle will benefit Blue Star Moms.

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. Those 55 and older receive free front gate admission.

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. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 3. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 4. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 5. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 6. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 7. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 8. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 9. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 10. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 11. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 12. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne. 13. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 14. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 15. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 16. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 17. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 18. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne. 19. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 2. Ryan Gilland Sterling, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Brooke Fluckiger(r) Columbus, Ne. 5. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 6. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 7. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 2. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 3. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 4. Mark McKinney Omaha, Ne. 5. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 6. Casey Moyer Auburn, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. David Carter Fremont, Ne. 2. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 3. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 4. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 5. Tyler Saathoff Holland, Ne. 6. Anthony Petersen Brock, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 2. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 3. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 5. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 6. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 7. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 8. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 9. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 10. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 11. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 12. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 13. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 14. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 15. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 16. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 2. Jordan Grabouski Beatrice, Ne. 3. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 4. Nate Thompson Fremont, Ne. 5. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 6. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 7. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. DNS. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 2. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 3. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 4. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 6. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 7. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 8. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 2. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 3. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 5. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 6. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 7. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. 8. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 9. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 10. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 11. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 12. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 13. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 14. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 15. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 16. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 17. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 18. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 19. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact B-Feature 1. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. 2. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 3. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 4. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 5. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 6. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne. 7. Billy Roberts(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Justin Myre Carter Lake, Ia. 9. Lucas Kaffenberger(r) Plattsmouth, Ne. DNS. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 2. Justin Callender Lincoln, Ne. 3. Brad Gallagher Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 5. Bryan Vannausdle Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Bryce Walker(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Josh Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 8. Lucas Kaffenberger(r) Plattsmouth, Ne. 9. Justin Myre Carter Lake, Ia.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 2. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 3. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 4. Fred Johnson Lincoln, Ne. 5. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 6. Jared Jackson Crete, Ne. 7. Kasha Hall Lincoln, Ne. 8. Robert Greser Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 3 1. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 2. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 3. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 4. Noah Boller Beatrice, Ne. 5. Louis Pavey Douglas, Ne. 6. Mark Lamer Carter Lake, Ia. 7. Billy Roberts(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Kyle Grobeck(r) Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 2. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 3. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 5. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 7. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 8. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 9. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 10. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 11. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 12. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 13. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 14. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 15. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 16. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 17. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 18. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 19. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 20. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 2. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 4. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 5. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 6. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne. 7. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 8. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 9. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 10. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 11. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 12. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 13. Alex Donovan Sterling, Ne. 14. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Arie Schouten Blair, Ne. 2. Joe Schidler Omaha, Ne. 3. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 4. Jason Harms David City, Ne. 5. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 6. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 7. Randy Fox Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 9. Alex Donovan Sterling, Ne. 10. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Bradley Schreiner(r) Weeping Water, Ne. 4. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 5. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 6. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 7. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 8. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 9. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 10. Cole Nadrchal(r) Springfield, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 2. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 3. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 4. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Ahnna Schouten Blair, Ne. 6. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 7. Hunter Weber Council Bluffs, Ne. 8. Shawn Davis(r) Burr, Ne. 9. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 4. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 5. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 6. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 7. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 8. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 9. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 10. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 11. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 12. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 13. Austin McLean Loveland, Co. 14. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 15. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 16. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 17. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 18. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 19. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 20. Ryan King Bennet, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 2. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 3. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 4. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 5. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 6. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia. 7. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 8. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia. 10. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 11. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne. 12. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 13. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 14. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. DNS. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Matt Richards Lincoln, Ne. 2. Tim Fricke Lincoln, Ne. 3. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 4. Joey Danley Lincoln, Ne. 5. Shon Pointer Grand Island, Ne. 6. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 7. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 8. Frank Rodgers Lucas, Ia.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Jimmy Grasso Omaha, Ne. 2. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 3. Josh Riggins(r) Lincoln, Ne. 4. Tyler Drueke Eagle, Ne. 5. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 6. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 7. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 8. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Austin McLean Loveland, Co. 2. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 3. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 4. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 5. Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls, Sd. 6. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 7. Paul Hendrickson Lincoln, Ne. 8. Trey Gropp(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 4 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan Kitchen(r) Lincoln, Ne. 3. Danny Nekolite O'neill, Ne. 4. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 5. Dwight Carter Lincoln, Ne. 6. Bill Garrow Lincoln, Ne. DQ. Mike Houseman Jr Des Moines, Ia.