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EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 7, 2016) – Jack Dover was so good during the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals last weekend he beat the other 100-plus competitors with only seven cylinders.
Dover guided the Chris Roseland owned 305ci winged sprint car to the marquee event win at Eagle Raceway for the second time in the last three years. It gives him 12 feature victories on the season, which is only three wins away from tying his career best.
“It was great all weekend,” he said. “When you have 117 guys there that are really equal, to come out ahead it says something. I can’t thank Chris Roseland enough for giving me great equipment and the opportunity for driving his car. I also want to thank Steve, Dave and Rick for helping crew.”
The weekend began on Friday when Dover maneuvered from third to win a heat race.
“It’s all luck of the draw,” he said. “I went up there and drew the 61. That put us second row inside for the heat. I knew I had to win it because there were 15 or 16 heats and everyone who won a heat locked in.”
Dover then redrew the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.
“We got the lead before we got to the flag stand,” he said. “I got a phenomenal start. I split first and second through the middle and led the whole race.”
The victory locked Dover into the pole position for Sunday’s main event.
“We got the lead about Lap 3 or 4,” he said. “The leader was running the bottom and I moved up. I just set sail and passed him. I started running the top in turns one and two and the middle in turns three and four. About 10 laps in we lost a cylinder. We ran the last 25 laps with seven cylinders. The track started slicking off so you didn’t need all the power. Also my car was hooked up that good.”
Dover also competed on Friday night in the Race of Champions. He charged from seventh to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from fifth to second place in the main event.
“We just cruised around searching for lines,” he said. “We ran third most of the race. On the last corner I got by Blake Robertson for second place. We both got close to Jason Martin for the lead at one point, but we got strung out in traffic.”
Dover will return to action this Friday at Eagle Raceway for the Nebraska Cup and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints. He is also planning to compete on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 2 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (4); Race of Champions Heat race: 2 (7); Race of Champions Feature: 2 (5).
Sept. 4 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Feature: 1 (1).
SEASON STATS –
37 races, 12 wins, 21 top fives, 28 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 34 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Nebraska Cup and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.
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“Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he’s been instrumental in keeping our program going,” Dover said. “He also has a great company, which we’ve seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent’s house.”
Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, True Trucking, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe’s Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES –
Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.
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