Jr Fan Club Night wins go to Chapman, Horsham, Andersen, Borgman & Ware

Jr Fan Club Night wins go to Chapman, Horsham, Andersen, Borgman & Ware

By Greg Soukup

Junior Fan Club Pajama Jam, presented by Colby Ridge at Eagle Raceway Saturday saw a big crowd in attendance. The low 90’s temperatures were lessened by a nice breeze. With some tracks being rained out, the ranks of the Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Modified and Hoosier Tire IMCA Modified classes swelled. Four heats were run in both classes with the Sport Mods running a C and B Feature and the Modifieds requiring a 16 car B Feature.

Possibly the best part of the evening was at intermission when the youngsters in the crowd were treated to free rides around the high banks in race cars driven by some of the competitors.

The only serious incident occurred in the second heat for the Duros Dent Works IMCA Racesaver Sprints when Andrew Jackson’s 5A ended up rolling over. He was not badly hurt but his racer was too badly damaged to continue.

Dana Deeke’s 36 led the field after lap 1 of the Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Modified A Feature. Lap 2 saw Shawn Harker jump up to third in the 40 as Joe Feyen put the 25X into fourth. Dion Kovar moved the 18 into first place on lap 5 with Harker second, Deeke third and the 76 of Lance Borgman in fourth. Borgman vaulted up to second the next lap. Amber Cook’s 21 stopped at the top of turn 1 on lap 9 to slow the action. Borgman used the restart to grab the lead. Gunnar Pike put the 25 into fourth the next lap and took the third spot after another circuit. Pike moved up to second with 7 to go. With 3 to go Harker moved up to third and Cole Wayman put the 18W into fourth the next lap. Borgman won, Pike was second, Harker third and Wayman fourth.

Borgman left before being interviewed.

Spencer Galaway put the 45 out front of the first circuit for the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock A with Ben Becher’s B4 second, the 2C of Dave Carter third and the 12 of Michael Wade rounded out the top 4. Roy Armstrong passed Wade on lap 2 to put the 6R into fourth. Nate Buck looped the 56 the next lap for a caution. Armstrong jumped up to second with Becher third and Carter fourth. There was a 3-car pileup on the front stretch with Buck, Khrysta Stransky’s 39 and the 20 of Chad Borgman involved. Armstrong grabbed the lead on the restart. Jeff Ware cracked the top 4 on lap 7 putting his 83 into third and moved up to second the next lap as Carter retained the fourth spot. Armstrong appeared to be on his way to the win, pulling away from the field but he bobbled in turns 3 & 4 with 10 to go. That allowed Ware to move into first as Armstrong recovered to stay in second. Carter moved up to third 2 laps later as Brooke Fluckiger put the 2B into fourth.

I asked Jeff what he had to say for himself, and he replied “It’s freaking hot!!! I don’t know…..I can’t believe that Roy messed up like that. He literally just about spun out! I was just lucky to be there, and that’s probably about what it was going to take for me to win. He messed up, I pounced on it and it was a done deal”. 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 was next. The 1RS of Rodney Stopak, Scott Bivens’ S56, Clint Homan in the 27 and the 8C of Chad Andersen were the top 4 after 1 circuit. Lap 2 saw Austin Svoboda loop the 16 in 3 & 4. Homan and Andersen moved up a spot and Johnny Saathoff put the 96J into fourth as Bivens fell back. Homan and Andersen grabbed the top 2 spots the next lap as Stopak fell to third. Saathoff also got past Stopak on lap 4, moving up to third. Andersen grabbed the lead from Homan after another circuit as Nathan Landauer put the 11N into fourth. Mike Densberger took that spot the next time around in the 81. Saathoff advanced to second with 7 circuits remaining. That made the top 4 Andersen, Saathoff, Homan and Densberger.

“We really haven’t been finishing where we should. We kind of got off on set-up, trying to reinvent the wheel a little bit. We went back to some notes from a year ago on shocks and a bunch of things that we overlooked. And now, we’re back to where we should be. We shouldn’t have gotten that far off, but we did. But now the car is good; it’s good through traffic, it’s good in the mud and the slick. So, we should be pretty good. I want to thank Mike Beam at Runner Freight. Those guys help out tremendously. Also, Ben and Cassie, Jake and April, Brian Mullins. I can’t say enough about my crew. Andy for sure. Pat drives up once a week from Lincoln to work on the car and that’s an hour and 20-minute drive; I can’t thank him enough. Of course, I have to give a big thank you to my girlfriend for putting up with all of the hours I spend in the shop. I don’t want to forget her son and my son for helping out in the shop” he said. Andersen’s other sponsors include Flatfoot Trucking, Sardeson Racing, Only Pro Decals, Candy Wrappers, Mad Man Chassis and Goldfuss Racing and Fab.

Ray Harrington in the 70, Tim Horsham’s 3, the 55N of Luke Nicholson and RJ Maas in the 88K led the field after the first circuit in the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact finale. Horsham and Maas both passed Harrington on lap 2 as Brad Gallagher put the 26X into fourth. Josh Young got past Gallagher the next time around in the 13J. Young moved up to third on lap 9 but lost the spot to Gallagher the next lap. Steffen Oaks took over fourth in his #17 with 7 circuits remaining, moved up to third with 2 to go and advanced to second the final lap. At the end it was Horsham, Oaks, Maas and Gallagher.

Horsham was all smiles when I interviewed him. “I was starting to think I was too old to win any more, and even told everyone that I might be able to get a second or third here and there, but not a win. I had just lost that killer instinct. Would you believe that I spent 4 months taking this car apart, checking it over and putting it back together. I took out ever nut and bolt, checked and lubricated every part before putting it back together and it’s paying off. I learned my lesson. I made sure that every part was good. When I got past Harrington and Nicholson after they got together, I said to myself ‘Well, if I’m ever going to win one ever again, this is my chance’ and there was no looking back from there. I just concentrated and hit my marks every lap. That ended up being the difference.  When I saw the white flag I just started yelling ‘No yellow!! No yellow!!!’. I have to thank two young ladies that own a company that makes decals; Dvine Dsign.They did a wonderful job on the decals for the car and it really looks classy” he stated. Horsham’s sponsors also include U Pull-It.

The Duros Dent Works Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car A Main saw Neil Nickolite’s 12N out front after a lap followed closely by Keith Dragoo’s 77D, the 20 of Tim Hilfiker and Ryan King’s 93. Lap 2 saw contact between the 91JV of Adam Gullion and Mike Boston’s 51 in turn 2. Boston went flying as both cars came to rest right side up and ended up being towed to the pits. King advanced to third on lap 4. Toby Chapman put the 40X into fourth the next lap. King took over second on lap 7. Chapman moved up to third on lap 11 and advanced to second after 2 more laps. King slowed dramatically with 10 to go, allowing Chad Koch to put the 22C into fourth. The next time around Chapman grabbed the lead the next lap, but someone made contact with an implement tire guarding the infield and the yellow flag flew, negating the pass. Clint Benson took the #100 to the fourth spot with 7 to go and moved up to third the next lap as Koch stayed in fourth. Nickolite got sideways in turn 4 with 2 laps remaining and Chapman made contact but kept going. Nickolite was sent to the rear of the field for causing the caution. That moved everyone up and allowed Trevor Grossenbacher’s 95 to take up the fourth spot. Benson moved to second on the restart but lost the spot to Koch the last circuit. At the checkers it was Chapman, Koch, Benson and Grossenbacher.

“I don’t know what happened out there. Somebody got a little loose. It was a good race. I didn’t know at the start if we were going to be good enough, but once we got rolling, I said to myself ‘Oh yeah! We’re good enough!!’. That’s our first win in a couple of years now. I thought that maybe I was getting too old to do this. I’ve got to thank the Bogue family. I can’t thank them enough for letting me drive their car” he related. Sponsors include Leifert Construction, Penelope’s ‘Lil Café and Husker Lock & Key.

This coming weekend Budweiser presents ‘Party On!’. Twinky the Clown will be there from 5:30 to 7:30. Budweiser will present the Party Rock Challenge at intermission.

The Duros Dent Works 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. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 3. David Carter Inglewood, Ne. 4. Brooke Fluckiger Columbus, Ne. 5. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 6. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 7. Michael Hansen Weeping Water, Ne. 8. Spencer Galaway Waco, Ne. 9. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 10. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 11. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 12. Chad Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 13. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 14. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 15. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 16. Neil Pella(r) Adams, Ne. 17. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 18. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 19. Nate Buck Norfolk, Ne. 20. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock B-Feature 1. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 2. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 3. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 4. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 5. Neil Pella(r) Adams, Ne. 6. Rowan Mason Lincoln, Ne. 7. Adam Wasserman Fairbury, Ne. 8. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 9. Grant Mlinar 10. Jared Jackson(r) Lincoln, Ne. 11. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne. DNS. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 1 1. David Carter Inglewood, Ne. 2. Michael Wade Dorchester, Ne. 3. Ben Becher Lincoln, Ne. 4. Michael Hansen Weeping Water, Ne. 5. Chad Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 6. Nick Beckman Lincoln, Ne. 7. Neil Pella(r) Adams, Ne. 8. Chantel Bade Lincoln, Ne. 9. Scott Santee Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 2 1. Brooke Fluckiger Columbus, Ne. 2. Jeff Watts Beatrice, Ne. 3. Jeff Ware Columbus, Ne. 4. Colby Kaspar Columbus, Ne. 5. Tyler Jackson Lincoln, Ne. 6. Khrysta Stransky Lincoln, Ne. 7. Rowan Mason Lincoln, Ne. 8. Jared Jackson(r) Lincoln, Ne. 9. Grant Mlinar

IMCA Hobby Stock Heat 3 1. Spencer Galaway Waco, Ne. 2. Roy Armstrong Beatrice, Ne. 3. Albert Kiihne Lincoln, Ne. 4. Nate Buck Norfolk, Ne. 5. Brett Saathoff Lincoln, Ne. 6. Brint Lemke Lincoln, Ne. 7. Tanner Dowty Fremont, Ne. 8. Adam Wasserman Fairbury, Ne. DNS. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified A-Feature 1. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 2. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Clint Homan Bellevue, Ne. 4. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 5. Anthony Roth Columbus, Ne. 6. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 7. Nathan Landauer Davey, Ne. 8. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 9. John Burrow Jr Denver, Co. 10. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 11. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 12. Scott Smith Davenport, Ne. 13. Austin Svoboda(r) David City, Ne. 14. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 15. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 16. Kale Smith Davenport, Ne. 17. Scott Bivens Ceresco, Ne. 18. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 19. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 20. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Modified B-Feature 1. Scott Smith Davenport, Ne. 2. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 3. Kale Smith Davenport, Ne. 4. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 5. Nate Thompson Omaha, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 8. Jaylen Wettengel Topeka, Ks. 9. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 10. Andrew Bowman(r) Lincoln, Ne. 11. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 12. Danny Lane(r) Lincoln, Ne. 13. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne. 14. Jeff Schroyer Elkhorn, Ne. 15. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 16. Hunter Weber(r) Council Bluffs, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 1 1. Clint Homan Bellevue, Ne. 2. Justin Wulf Arlington, Ne. 3. Austin Svoboda(r) David City, Ne. 4. Norm Ziegenbein Lincoln, Ne. 5. Bob Ruisinger Bennet, Ne. 6. Jaxon Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 7. Kale Smith Davenport, Ne. 8. Danny Lane(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 2 1. Nathan Landauer Davey, Ne. 2. Bob Zoubek Dorchester, Ne. 3. Scott Bivens Ceresco, Ne. 4. Shane Hiatt Rising City, Ne. 5. Scott Smith Davenport, Ne. 6. Jeff Schroyer Elkhorn, Ne. 7. Brandon Verbeek Hickman, Ne. 8. Jared Deterding Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 3 1. Chad Andersen Ft Calhoun, Ne. 2. Trevor Baker Omaha, Ne. 3. Mike Densberger Lincoln, Ne. 4. John Burrow Jr Denver, Co. 5. Aaron Pella Lincoln, Ne. 6. Jan Korth Lincoln, Ne. 7. Peter Shoup Lincoln, Ne. 8. Andrew Bowman(r) Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Modified Heat 4 1. Anthony Roth Columbus, Ne. 2. Johnny Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Rodney Stopak Omaha, Ne. 4. Rik Gropp Lincoln, Ne. 5. Dan Nelson Holmesville, Ne. 6. Nate Thompson Omaha, Ne. 7. Jaylen Wettengel Topeka, Ks. 8. Hunter Weber(r) Council Bluffs, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact A-Feature 1. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 2. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne. 3. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 4. Brad Gallagher Louisville, Ne. 5. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 6. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 7. Brian Cronin Lincoln, Ne. 8. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 9. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 10. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 11. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 12. Luke Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 13. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 14. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 15. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 16. Bryce Walker Omaha, Ne. 17. Brian Haller Hastings, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 1 1. Luke Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 2. Tim Horsham Raymond, Ne. 3. Ray Harrington Lincoln, Ne. 4. Josh Young Beatrice, Ne. 5. Shawn Hein Beatrice, Ne. 6. Nathan Wahlstrom Beatrice, Ne. 7. Michelle Nicholson Ashland, Ne. 8. Brian Cronin Lincoln, Ne. 9. Brian Haller Hastings, Ne.

IMCA Sport Compact Heat 2 1. Rj Maas Wilber, Ne. 2. Brad Gallagher Louisville, Ne. 3. Adam Reifler Lincoln, Ne. 4. Devin Bruce Bennet, Ne. 5. Cole Krichau Lincoln, Ne. 6. Tyler Masek Raymond, Ne. 7. Bryce Walker Omaha, Ne. 8. Steffen Oaks Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA SportMod A-Feature 1. Lance Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 4. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 6. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 7. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 8. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne. 9. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 10. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 11. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 12. Mary Lenz Elmwood, Ne. 13. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 14. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 15. Beau Riffel Fremont, Ne. 16. Bradley Schreiner Weeping Water, Ne. 17. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 18. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 19. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 20. Ahnna Schouten Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod B-Feature 1. Mary Lenz Elmwood, Ne. 2. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 3. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 4. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 5. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 6. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 7. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 8. Shawn Davis Burr, Ne. 9. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 10. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 11. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. 12. Alex Deeke Waverly, Ne.

IMCA SportMod C-Feature 1. Alex Deeke Waverly, Ne. 2. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 3. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 4. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 5. Daniel Morris(r) Bellevue, Ne. 6. Melissa Knecht(r) Omaha, Ne. 7. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 8. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 9. Michael Towle Douglas, Ne. 10. Ryan Arbogast Goeher, Ne. 11. Tyler Harr Ashland, Ne. DNS. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 1 1. Dana Deeke Waverly, Ne. 2. Mike Scheinost Ceresco, Ne. 3. Ahnna Schouten Omaha, Ne. 4. Cole Wayman Lincoln, Ne. 5. Mary Lenz Elmwood, Ne. 6. Adam Vrbka Eagle, Ne. 7. Brock Curtis Papillion, Ne. 8. Jason Heaps Lincoln, Ne. 9. Melissa Knecht(r) Omaha, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 2 1. Dion Kovar Rising City, Ne. 2. Gunnar Pike South Bend, Ne. 3. Matthew Andrews Malcolm, Ne. 4. Beau Riffel Fremont, Ne. 5. Shawn Davis Burr, Ne. 6. Terry Callender Lincoln, Ne. 7. Alex Deeke Waverly, Ne. 8. Bobby Draper Valparaiso, Ne. 9. Daniel Morris(r) Bellevue, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 3 1. Shawn Harker Nebraska City, Ne. 2. Joe Feyen Plattsmouth, Ne. 3. Lance Borgman Beatrice, Ne. 4. Trevor Noonan Dorchester, Ne. 5. Nick Morris Bellevue, Ne. 6. Jeremy Baker Nebraska City, Ne. 7. Rich Flock Malcolm, Ne. 8. Kyle Trout Bellevue, Ne. 9. Michael Towle Douglas, Ne.

IMCA SportMod Heat 4 1. Bradley Schreiner Weeping Water, Ne. 2. Braydon Latture Omaha, Ne. 3. Amber Cook Lincoln, Ne. 4. Derek Hall Lincoln, Ne. 5. Gary Saathoff Beatrice, Ne. 6. Deven Schelm Omaha, Ne. 7. Ryan Arbogast Goeher, Ne. 8. Tyler Harr Ashland, Ne. 9. Jeremy Down Nebraska City, Ne.

IMCA Sprint A-Feature 1. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 2. Chad Koch Lincoln, Ne. 3. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 4. Trevor Grossenbacher Bennet, Ne. 5. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 6. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 7. Josh Riggins Lincoln, Ne. 8. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 9. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 10. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 11. Brandon Horton Waterloo, Ne. 12. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 13. Danny Nekolite O’neill, Ne. 14. Nate Johnson Hastings, Ne. 15. Shayle Bade Lincoln, Ne. 16. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne. 17. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 18. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 19. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 20. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne.

IMCA Sprint B-Feature 1. Shayle Bade Lincoln, Ne. 2. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 3. Danny Nekolite O’neill, Ne. 4. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne. 5. Nate Johnson Hastings, Ne. 6. Mark Vanderheiden Papillion, Ne. 7. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne. 8. Nick Fricke(r) Lincoln, Ne. DNS. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 1 1. Brandon Horton Waterloo, Ne. 2. Keith Dragoo Greenwood, Ne. 3. Chad Koch Lincoln, Ne. 4. Stuart Snyder Lincoln, Ne. 5. Josh Riggins Lincoln, Ne. 6. Shayle Bade Lincoln, Ne. 7. Danny Nekolite O’neill, Ne. 8. Jason Miller Omaha, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 2 1. Mike Boston Lincoln, Ne. 2. Toby Chapman Panama, Ne. 3. Trevor Grossenbacher Bennet, Ne. 4. Tim Hilfiker Greenwood, Ne. 5. Chase Weiler Lincoln, Ne. 6. Nick Fricke(r) Lincoln, Ne. 7. Andrew Jackson Fremont, Ne. 8. Mark Vanderheiden Papillion, Ne.

IMCA Sprint Heat 3 1. Neil Nickolite Bellwood, Ne. 2. Clint Benson Papillion, Ne. 3. Ryan King Bennet, Ne. 4. Adam Gullion Lincoln, Ne. 5. Doug Lovegrove Waverly, Ne. 6. Dan Satriano Omaha, Ne. 7. Nate Johnson Hastings, Ne. 8. Rich Cerveny Omaha, Ne.

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