Benson Wins Feature at Eagle

By Greg Soukup

Eagle, NE — (July 12, 2014) — Mother Nature sent a cold front through during Eat My Dirt Night, presented by Rotella’s and Pepsi Saturday night. Rather than causing rain and stopping the racing, the evening cooled off and provided a perfect night for the large crowd to enjoy the action at America’s Home Track.

No major incidents occurred during the preliminary events.

The last race was for the Mud In America Racesaver IMCA Sprint Cars. Dwight Carter’s 4U led the first lap followed by Brandon Horton’s 1B, the 57 of TJ Artz and Richard Weers in the 55. Artz jumped up to first on lap 2 and Weers pass Horton on lap 3. Carter again took over the lead on lap with Neil Dvorak’s 9D moving to fourth. Dvorak contacted one of the implement tires on lap 7. That put the 45 of Tadd Holliman into fourth. Lap 9 saw Weers advance to second and Holliman took over third the next time around. Gene Ackland moved into fourth in his 14G on lap 13 before losing the spot to the 100 of Clint Benson after 2 more circuits. Holliman and Benson advanced to first and second the next lap with Benson taking the lead after another lap. Weers moved into third the next lap before losing the position to Carter after another lap. Ackland again took fourth the next time around and moved up to third after another lap. Toby Chapman’s 1BX slowed with 5 to go for a caution. Nick Bryan’s 52 spun in turn 4 on the restart. After another restart Adam Gullion put the 91 into fourth, but Mike Boston spun out at the top of turns 3 & 4, collecting the 18 of Terry Richards. Horton and Artz also stopped as the yellow flag flew yet again. At that time it was Benson, Holliman, Ackland and Gullion. Gullion jumped up to second on the restart. Ackland moved up to third the next lap and advanced to second after another lap with Doug Lovegrove also passing Holliman. At the finish it was Benson, Ackland, Lovegrove and Holliman.

Benson, who currently sits in the 6th spot of the IMCA Points chase, won his 3rd this season at America’s Home Track and 7th overall. “I’m positive that I can win the IMCA Championship this year, even though the guys in Texas can race 70 times a season or something like that. I want people to respect the racers here at Eagle Raceway, and show them what we can do. Thanks to Roger for the great track tonight, because there’s nothing I like better than a high cushion! Tonight’s win is dedicated to my Dad” related Benson. Benson’s sponsors include Engler Machine, Trail Performance, J & T Auto Body and Liberty Tax.

Next weekend is Dirt Cheap Night-Fan Appreciation, presented by Great Clips. Front gate admission is just $5, with children 5 and under free. Front gates open at 5:30 with hops lap starting then and racing beginning at 6:30. Jolly Bean Pirate will be on hand from 5:30 until 7:30.

IMCA Sprint 7/12/2014

A Feature:1. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 2. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 3. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 4. Tadd Holliman (Murray, ne), 5. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 6. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 7. Neil Dvorak (Stuart, NE), 8. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 9. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 10. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 11. Dustin Andersen (Omaha, NE), 12. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 13. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 14. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 15. Mike Boston (Alvo, NE), 16. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 17. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 18. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 19. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 20. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE)

B Feature:1. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 2. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 3. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 4. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 5. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 6. Kyle Flodman (Hickman, NE), 7. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE), 8. Tim Hilfiker (Greenwood, NE), 9. Sonny Manley (Gretna, NE), 10. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 11. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 12. Jason Rakes (Hastings, NE), 13. Bob Dvorak (Stuart, NE), 14. Justin Hanson (Platte Center , ne)

Heat 1:1. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 2. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 3. Neil Dvorak (Stuart, NE), 4. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 5. Dustin Andersen (Omaha, NE), 6. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 7. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 8. Jason Rakes (Hastings, NE), 9. Tim Hilfiker (Greenwood, NE), 10. Bob Dvorak (Stuart, NE)

Heat 2:1. Mike Boston (Alvo, NE), 2. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 3. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 4. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 5. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 6. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 7. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 8. Kyle Flodman (Hickman, NE), 9. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE), 10. Sonny Manley (Gretna, NE)

Heat 3:1. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 2. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 3. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 4. Tadd Holliman (Murray, ne), 5. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 6. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 7. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 8. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 9. Justin Hanson (Platte Center , ne)