– The Eagle Nationals at the Eagle Raceway in Nebraska have been a staple since 1981, and the 2012 edition will be the third consecutive year its sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MavTv as they invade the worlds fastest 1/3 mile oval on June 8th and 9th.
“Our vision at TBJ Promotions is to bring the ASCS National Tour to premiere racetracks across the country,” explained TBJ Promotions owner, Tony Bruce, Jr. “Eagle Raceway and it’s fan base is second to none and we look forward to having one of the best Eagle Nationals yet in 2012.”
Those same awesome fans will now be rewarded for their efforts as reigning NASCAR Nationwide Champion, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr will throw his hat into the mix as he will pilot a second Stenhouse/Jason Johnson Racing entry and team with the always strong Jason Johnson.
“I’m very excited to get back on the dirt, and mix it up,” said Stenhouse. “It’s been a treat to team up with JJR this year, and I am just itching to hop in one of these strong cars and put on a show.”
Stenhouse’s teammate, Jason Johnson, enters the event second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour standings and took the top prize of this exact event back in 2010.
“This is a great event and I would like nothing more then to get our car back in victory lane and give us a shot in the arm in the standings,” said the defending Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour owner’s champion. “It will be fun racing with Ricky (Stenhouse), but we’ve got to rough him up a little and keep him behind us,”
During last year’s rain shortened event, it was Nebraska product, Jack Dover using a late race charge to capitalize on a Jordan Boston miscue, and win the Eagle Nationals just one year after taking a hard lick at racy 1/3 mile oval.
“It’s always great getting to race close to home, and to win this race last year during a spotty season was huge,” said Dover. “We’ve been all over the map this year, and I would love nothing more than to grab a win in front of the awesome crowd that always shows up at Eagle.”
Though Dover hails from Nebraska, Jordan Boston will lead a strong local contingent into the 2012 Eagle Nationals, and he will do so with a chip on his shoulder.
During last year’s event, Boston made his presence felt as he took it to the National boys for the first 28th laps, before he lost the handle exiting turn four, losing the lead, and salvaging a third place finish.
“It would have been huge last year if we could of held on to the lead and picked up that win,” said Boston. “They always say you have to lose one before you can win it, so hopefully this year we are in that same position again.”
This event typically brings capacity crowds to the Eagle Raceway and TBJ Promotions is currently offering advanced, discounted tickets at our website, www.tbjpromotions.com.
ON TAP: The Eagle Nationals are slated for June 8th and 9th at the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE. Racing starts at 7:00pm both nights, and tickets can be purchased at discounted rates at www.tbjpromotions.com
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