Eagle Raceway amps up for RaceSaver Nationals
Just a little over 2 weeks from today the initial night of the 2019 IMCA Sprint Car Racesaver Nationals kicks off with qualifying heats for the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions and a practice night for all competitors.
Prior to being able to compete, each and every car and engine that will see action has to go through the most rigorous and thorough technical inspection seen in any sprint car sanction in the world. Not one wheel will hit the track without passing that inspection to ensure that every team has the opportunity to compete on an even footing.
Then on Friday the teams will go through a complete show of heats and features to determine the first 3 rows of the final A Main on Sunday. Saturday sees another set of heats and features to set the next 3 rows for the finale. Sunday will have nothing but features; all run to find out who the final 9 cars will be to battle in the Big Show that completes the weekend. That final race will see the fastest 27 Racesaver cars in the country take off from a flying 3-wide start on the high banks of the world’s fastest 1/3 mile dirt track! Those of you who have had the good fortune to witness this phenomena will testify that there is nothing quite so exciting or scary as 9 rows of sprints battling for superiority on a great bullring!!
As you all know, the IMCA Sprint Car Racesaver Nationals has come to be known as the biggest sprint car race in the world, and is held on the fastest 1/3 mile high banked dirt track anywhere; Eagle Raceway. Every year, racers from every corner of the country jump in their rigs and tow thousands of miles to be a part of this fabulous contest. Each and every one of them know that they have an equal chance of coming home the winner because, thanks to the Racesaver rules and the strict technical inspections, money cannot buy you a win.
In addition to fabulous action on the track, fans will be treated to the death defying exploits of this year’s Grand Marshall; Dr Danger! Those of you who have been attending races for a long time will be reminded of the days of Joie Chitwood’s travelling show and the younger fans have most likely seen him on such televised shows as American Daredevils, Nitro Circus and even America’s Got Talent! He will be putting on a show each and every night Friday through Sunday. You can see a sample of his stunts by going to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVcYGQKSs0M&feature=youtu.be You can also attend the press conference at 3 P.M. on August 29th for an up close interaction with him, past winners of the event and other notable drivers.
Overs the previous 6 years the IMCA Sprint Car Racesaver Nationals has seen 5 different winners with only Springfield, Nebraska’s Jack Dover being able to take home a win more than once. 3 of the victories went to local racers and 3 of them have been stolen away by an invader. Which group will come out on top this year and don the winner’s belt and take home the $2500 share of the prize fund that goes with the championship? Locals or outsiders? Who has your vote??
To find out for yourself, just get to Eagle Raceway beginning Thursday August 29th and be ready for the closest racing you’ve seen in a long, LONG time!!!
For more information about the racing, tickets and to find out more about the goings on during the day, please visit http://www.eagleraceway.com/EagleRaceway/ and click on the Racesaver Nationals tab.