Bohlmeyer, Lovegrove, Homan, Ware & Harker conquer the Highbanks on August 3rd

Bohlmeyer, Lovegrove, Homan, Ware & Harker conquer the Highbanks on August 3rd

By Greg Soukup

High Bank Showdown, presented by Rotella’s Italian Bakery saw a good crowd enjoying the racing action under partly overcast skies with a nice breeze and low 80’s temperatures. That action was fierce all evening with a minimum of two racing lanes all the way through to the last lap.

Dion Kovar’s 18 led the first lap of the Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Modified Feature with Braydon Latture’s 14, the 7V of Adam Vrbka and Derek Hall in the 44D rounding out the top 4. Vrbka moved past Latture on lap 2 for the second spot as Cole Wayman jumped up to third in the 18W with Latture holding down fourth. Hall regained fourth the next time around. Lap 5 saw Wayman advance to second. 3 laps later Shawn Harker got past Hall to put the #40 into fourth. There were 9 laps left when Harker took over the third position. Jason Heaps looped the 88J the next time around and the yellow flag flew. Harker moved up to second on the restart but Jeremy Baker’s 3J spun in turn 4. Harper again advanced to second on the restart with Wayman following him into second a lap later. Joe Feyen put the 25X into fourth after another circuit. Heaps again looped his racer the next lap in 3 and 4 for another caution. Vrbka spun in turn 4 on the restart. Hall regained fourth and moved to third a lap after the restart as Kovar moved back to fourth. Feyen regained fourth the next lap and the top 4 remained unchanged to the finish. Harker won with Wayman, Hall and Feyen rounding out the top 4.

This was only the second victory at Eagle Raceway this year.  He stated “That was a good night! The car was good, and the track was good. The Speedway Motors engine ran flawlessly tonight, my Jet Racing chassis was on point. We’re on a second place kick this year. We ran second 18 times this year at different tracks, but my crew guys do a phenomenal job for me. Brandon, my son Preston, my Dad all do a great job and I can’t thank them enough”. Harker’s sponsors include Speedway Crate Engines and Shocks, Tex Cattle Company and Jet Racing.

Jim Kimmel looped the 17Kin turn 4 on the first lap of the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock A Feature. When an official lap was in the books it was the 69 of Kenny Tyler Jackson third and Brooke Fluckiger’s 2B rounding out the top 4. Adam Wasserman spun out the 41 in turn 4 on lap 2 for another caution. Colby Kaspar used the restart to put the 39C into fourth. Kaspar took advantage of the restart to snag fourth. Lemke took over the top spot on lap 3. Roberts regained the lead on lap 6. Jared Jackson spun the #98 in turn 2 on lap 8 and the yellow lights were it in the corners. Dave Carter took over the fourth spot on lap 9 but went into the infield the next time around. He lost fourth to Brett Saathoff’s 11B before coming back onto the track. Lemke took over first the same lap but lost the spot back to Roberts the next circuit before regaining the lead after another lap. Cole Krichau had moved the 30K to the infield and showed fire from beneath his racer. This brought out the caution. Jackson again spun out on the restart, this time in turn 4. Jeff Ware put the 83 into fourth on the restart and advanced to third the next lap as Saathoff moved up to second. Ware passed Saathoff with 3 to go as Kaspar regained fourth. With a huge move in the final two corners Ware took over the top spot at the checkers with Lemke, Saathoff and Kaspar rounding out the top 4.

Ware stated “That one took a lot longer. The last lap pass was intense; I don’t know what to say! Everybody was fast tonight, and everybody was on their game. I tried to just pick and choose my lines and be really precise”. Ware’s sponsors include Roth Racing, Shane’s Repair, Demon Decals, Charger Chassis, T & R Repair, Integra Shocks and Avenue Bar.

The Hoosier Tire IMCA Modified A Main’s first circuit was led by Clint Homan’s 27 followed by Aaron Pella’s 3A, the 3T of Nate Thompson and Johnny Saathoff in the 96J. Trevor Baker got past Saathoff on lap 5 to put the 25! Into fourth and moved up to third the next lap with Shane Hiatt taking over fourth in the 21H. Pella dropped back, moving Thompson to second Hiatt to third and Saathoff to fourth. Homan stretched his lead to a straightaway at the end with the top 4 remaining unchanged to the checkered flag.

This marked Homan’s second 2019 victory at Eagle. “I’ve been close a couple of other times but ended up having car problems. It feels good to get another win! Our points average is down because of all of the DNF’s, so we started second row outside tonight. Last week I should have run the top in turns 1 and 2 and I didn’t, so I figured that since I started outside, I would run it tonight until somebody passed me. I never saw or heard anybody, so I stayed up there. I want to thank my crew, Cory, Mom and Dad and of course my wife and kids” he said. Homan’s sponsors include Homan Auto, GRT Race Cars, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Crate Engines and Shocks and NAPA Auto Parts”.

Tim Horsham’s 3, the 35 of Brian Cronin, Devin Bruce in the 52D and the 88K of RJ Maas led lap #1 of the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact finale. Drake Bohlmeyer put the 24 into third on lap 2 with Bruce holding down fourth. Steffen Oaks passed Bruce on lap 4, taking the spot in his #17. Bohlemeyer advanced to second the next lap and took over the lead with 8 to go. Oaks jumped up to second the next time around and advanced to first after 2 more circuits. From there to the finish the top 4 battled back and forth but remained unchanged with Oaks crossing the finish line first, Bohlmeyer second, Horsham third and Bruce fourth. Oaks was disqualified during post-race technical inspection for having a modified suspension. That moved Bohlmeyer into the top spot, Horsham to second, Cronin third and Bruce fourth.

This marked Bohlmeyer’s first win at Eagle this season, coming from 12th at the start. “I got to the front pretty quick. Then I got lucky because someone DQ’ed. I led the race, then fell to second. Then they told me about the DQ, so I got the win. It’s not the way I wanted to win, but I like whenever I get the win. I want to thank my grandpa; he’s the main guy in the operation. He helps to pay for a lot of stuff, I use his truck and trailer. I also want to thank my Mom and Dad and my uncle George. Also, all of my buddies who help me out with the car” he stated. Bohlmeyer’s sponsors include Hardin Farms and Morris Used Cars.

Doug Lovegrove took advantage of starting on the pole of the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car A Feature to put the #1 out front of the first lap with Brandon Horton’s 1B, the 20 of Tim Hilfiker and Mike Boston’s 51 close behind. Chase Weiler leaped up to third on lap 2 in his 0 sprint with Boston remaining in fourth. Boston passed Weiler on lap 7 for third with Adam Gullion moving up to fourth in the 91JV. From there to the finish it was a tale of 2 different lines with Lovegrove hugging the bottom and Horton, Boston and Gullion pounding the cushion. Lovegrove moved through the lapped traffic and extended his lead at the end to a straightaway with Horton coming home second, Boston third and Gullion fourth.

This marked win #1 in 2019 for Lovegrove. He said “It’s been way too long!! We’ve been having motor problems all year; this is only the third race I’ve finished this season! We’ve been out here a lot, but we’ve been through 4 camshafts we’ve turned. This was the end of it! If this motor didn’t live, we were done for the year, but it’s running great!!  It was a good track to get out front tonight. I’m pretty good around the bottom, and it was a good track tonight. I think that’s why I was able to run away a little bit. I got lucky on some of the traffic. The guys decided to run a lane up when I got to them. I had to move a couple of guys, but not too bad. I apologized to them already and they didn’t seem too mad. I’ll take it. I want to give a big thank you to Kevin Beasley for all the work he’s putting in now. My crew chief moved away so he’s usually not here”. Lovegrove’s sponsors include Precise Racing Products, Trackside Bar and Grill and Quick Dump Refuse.

Next weekend is Junior Fan Club Pajama Jam, presented by Colby Ridge. There will be free admission for all children 12 and under and free kids car rides at intermission. Kids who are wearing pajamas will qualify for prizes!!

Sprints, Hoosier Tire IMCA Modifieds, Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks and ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compacts.

Front gates open at 5:15 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults.

Pit gates open at 4:00 with pit passes being $25.


IMCA Hobby Stock A-Feature 1. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 2. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 3. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 4. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 5. Dillon Richards Beatrice, Ne. 6. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 7. Kenny Roberts Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 9. Michael Hansen Weeping Water, Ne. 10. Brooke Fluckiger Columbus, Ne. 11. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 12. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 13. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 14. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 15. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 16. David Carter Inglewood, Ne. 17. Adam Wasserman Fairbury, Ne. 18. Jared Jackson(r) Lincoln, Ne. 19. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 20. Jim Kimmel Norfolk, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock B-Feature 1. Jim Kimmel Norfolk, Ne. 2. Adam Wasserman Fairbury, Ne. 3. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 4. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jared Jackson(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne. 7. Neil Pella(r) Adams, Ne. DNS. Jamie Bruce Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Spencer Galaway Waco, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 2. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 3. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 4. Kenny Roberts Lincoln, Ne. 5. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 6. Adam Wasserman Fairbury, Ne. 7. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne. 8. Jamie Bruce Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 2. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 3. Michael Hansen Weeping Water, Ne. 4. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 5. Dillon Richards Beatrice, Ne. 6. Spencer Galaway Waco, Ne. 7. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jared Jackson(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Brooke Fluckiger Columbus, Ne. 2. David Carter Inglewood, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 6. Neil Pella(r) Adams, Ne. 8. Jim Kimmel Norfolk, Ne. 9. Matt Beckner Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Clint Homan Bellevue, Ne. 2. Nate Thompson Omaha, Ne. 3. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 4. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 5. Anthony Roth Columbus, Ne. 6. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 7. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 8. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 9. Randy Brown Chichilla, Ca. 10. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 11. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 12. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 13. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 14. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 15. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 16. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 17. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 18. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 19. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. DNS. Troy Sanford(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified B-Feature 1. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 2. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 3. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 4. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 5. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 6. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 7. Danny Lane(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Scott Bivens Ceresco, Ne. DNS. Andrew Bowman(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 2. Nate Thompson Omaha, Ne. 3. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 5. Troy Sanford(r) Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 7. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 8. Scott Bivens Ceresco, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 2. Clint Homan Bellevue, Ne. 3. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 4. Randy Brown Chichilla, Ca. 5. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 6. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 7. Danny Lane(r) Lincoln, Ne. 8. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Anthony Roth Columbus, Ne. 2. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 3. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 4. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 5. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 6. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 7. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 8. Andrew Bowman(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Drake Bohlmeyer Beatrice, Ne. 2. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 3. Brian Cronin Lincoln, Ne. 4. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 5. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 6. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 7. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 8. Ryan Schwab Cordova, Ne. 9. Jacob Schwab Cordova, Ne. 10. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 11. Bryce Walker Omaha, Ne. 12. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 13. Luke Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 14. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 15. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 16. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. DNS. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. DQ. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 2. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 3. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 4. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 5. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 6. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 7. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 8. Bryce Walker Omaha, Ne. 9. Ryan Schwab Cordova, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 2. Brian Cronin Lincoln, Ne. 3. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 4. Drake Bohlmeyer Beatrice, Ne. 5. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 6. Dan Markham Plattsmouth, Ne. 7. Luke Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 8. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 9. Jacob Schwab Cordova, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 3. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne. 4. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 5. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 6. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 7. Mary Lenz Elmwood, Ne. 8. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 9. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 10. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 11. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 12. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 13. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 14. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 15. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 16. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 17. Shawn Davis Burr, Ne. 18. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 19. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 20. Beau Riffel Fremont, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Beau Riffel Fremont, Ne. 3. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 4. Shawn Davis Burr, Ne. 5. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. 6. Michael Towle Douglas, Ne. 7. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 8. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 9. Melissa Knecht(r) Omaha, Ne. 10. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 11. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 12. Chase Pfanstiel Lincoln, Ne. 13. James Hines Bellevue, Ne. 14. Daniel Morris(r) Bellevue, Ne. 15. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 16. Bradley Schreiner Weeping Water, Ne. DNS. Terry Wallingford Bellwood, Ne. DNS. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 2. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne. 3. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 4. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 5. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 6. Beau Riffel Fremont, Ne. 7. Bradley Schreiner Weeping Water, Ne. 8. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. 9. Melissa Knecht(r) Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 2. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 3. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 4. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 5. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 6. Terry Wallingford Bellwood, Ne. 7. Daniel Morris(r) Bellevue, Ne. 8. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. DNS. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Mary Lenz Elmwood, Ne. 4. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 5. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne. 6. Michael Towle Douglas, Ne. 7. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. DNS. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 3. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 4. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 5. Shawn Davis Burr, Ne. 6. James Hines Bellevue, Ne. 7. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 8. Chase Pfanstiel Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 2. Brandon Horton Waterloo, Ne. 3. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 7. Chad Koch Lincoln, Ne. 8. Josh Riggins Lincoln, Ne. 9. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 10. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 11. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 12. Trevor Grossenbacher Bennet, Ne. 13. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 14. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 15. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 16. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 17. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 18. Mark Vanderheiden Papillion, Ne. 19. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 20. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 2. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 3. Mark Vanderheiden Papillion, Ne. 4. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 5. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne. 6. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 7. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 8. Ryan Navratil East Des Moines, Ia.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 2. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 3. Nathan Weiler Lavista, Ne. 4. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 5. Chad Koch Lincoln, Ne. 6. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 7. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 8. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Brandon Horton Waterloo, Ne. 2. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 3. Trevor Grossenbacher Bennet, Ne. 4. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 5. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 6. Gene Ackland Martell, Ne. 7. Nick Bryan Lincoln, Ne. 8. Ryan Navratil East Des Moines, Ia.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Josh Riggins Lincoln, Ne. 2. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 3. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 4. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 5. Jason Danley Lincoln, Ne. 6. Mark Vanderheiden Papillion, Ne. 7. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne.

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