Dover Claims IMCA Sprint Super Nationals and Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions

Jack Dover (Serena Dalhamer photo)



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– EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 2, 2014) – Jack Dover powered to a pair of victories during the IMCA Sprint Super Nationals last weekend at Eagle Raceway.



Jack Dover (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Jack Dover (Serena Dalhamer photo)


Dover, who competed for Rick Bowers during the 305ci event, opened the competition last Friday by advancing from sixth to third place in his heat race on the fast track. He then won the B Main to transfer into the main event during his preliminary night.




“The track was really heavy and really fast,” he said. “Everybody was able to stick to the track so everybody was fast. We freed the car up before the B Main and before the A Main we freed it up even more. That’s probably the most free I’ve ever had a car in my career.”




Dover maneuvered from 17th to seventh in the main event to lock himself into the $2,000-to-win feature on Sunday.




“Just getting locked in was the biggest thing,” he said. “I also noticed we had a junked front end in the car. We made a change on Saturday and the car was night and day difference.”




Since Dover is the reigning ASCS Midwest Region champion he was awarded a spot in the Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions at Eagle Raceway on Saturday. Dover used a third-place result in his heat race to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.




“We got up to second right away,” he said. “I was taking it easy and once I saw five laps to go I pulled a slide job on the leader. The top side was where you had to be that night so the only way you were going to pass someone was to be way above the cushion or slide them.”




After a couple of slide jobs back and forth with the leader, Dover capitalized on a slide job in turns one and two with three laps remaining to gain the lead for good. It marked his 12th triumph of the season.




Sunday’s action at Eagle Raceway was rained out along with a scheduled 360ci race at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., so Dover returned to Eagle Raceway on Monday afternoon for the IMCA Sprint Super Nationals.




He lined up 19th for the 35-lap feature, which was started three wide.




“It was different,” he said. “You really had to watch ahead of you. With that many more cars in front of you, I didn’t think there’s enough room for all three rows. But we got through it.”




After surviving the start, Dover picked off cars one by one. He was up to third place with approximately 15 laps remaining.




“I think I was the first one to find the rubber down in turns three and four,” he said. “Once we found that we made up a lot of speed.”




Dover then used a slide job in turns one and two to take the lead with approximately eight laps remaining. He cruised to his 13th win of the year.




“The biggest thing is getting some feature wins and getting more laps at Eagle before this coming weekend with the Nebraska Cup,” he said.




Dover is scheduled to race on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and on Sunday at Eagle Raceway for the Nebraska Cup with the ASCS Midwest Region. He has won the prestigious race twice and led most of the event last season.








Aug. 29 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Heat race: 3 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (17).




Aug. 30 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Heat race: 3 (9); Feature: 1 (4).




Sept. 1 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Feature: 1 (19).








35 races, 13 wins, 23 top fives, 27 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s








Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Nebraska Cup with the ASCS Midwest Region























Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover’s Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30:




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