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EAGLE, Neb. (June 14, 2017) – Jack Dover wrapped up a busy week by earning his sixth victory of the season on Tuesday during the Sprint Series of Nebraska main event at Eagle Raceway.
Dover was driving for Chris Roseland in his third different race car of the week with the series, which served as the support class during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Eagle Nationals.
“Our draw was awesome,” he said. “We drew the No. 3 to start the night and that put us on the pole of the second heat race.”
Dover won the heat race to lock into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.
“We got up to third to start and to second about eight laps in,” he said. “We followed the leader for a while. I moved down a lane in turns one and two. I was running in the middle where the rough spots were. It had a lot of moisture because no one had been running there.”
Dover took the lead with approximately 10 laps remaining and he pulled away to win by nearly five seconds. It was his sixth win in the last 11 races and his second with Roseland this season.
The busy week began last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where Dover drove for Chris Bowers during the ASCS Warrior Region race.
“I drove for him once two years ago,” Dover said. “He rebuilt his race car and made it like my car. We went out and won the heat race to get an extra $500.”
Dover’s heat race win locked him into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to start the main event fifth.
“I was up to second at one point, but got into it with someone and knocked the nose wing down,” he said. “I think we were a second-place car if not a winner if not for that, but we held on for a top five.”
Dover finished fourth.
He then hopped in his own sprint car on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Dover advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. This time he pulled the highest number – eight – to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row.
“We got into an accident on the first corner and crushed the header,” he said. “The leader went into turns one and two and got too loose and spun out. I almost had it saved, but someone else came in and hit my car. We restarted, but I wasn’t making any progress so we pulled off.”
Dover was credited with a 16th-place finish.
He will pilot his sprint car this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints before driving for Roseland on Sunday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska.
QUICK RESULTS –
June 9 – U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. – Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (5).
June 10 – Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. – Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (8).
June 13 – Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).
SEASON STATS –
16 races, 6 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Trail Performance Coatings Inc.
Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .
“Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005,” Dover said. “Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He’s a friend and we’re happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc.”
Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., True Trucking, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe’s Body Shop, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating 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. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.
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