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Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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March 16, 2011 at 09:38:03 PM
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This message was edited on March 17, 2011 at 06:34:33 AM by Eagle Pit Shack Guy

We "sprang forward" into daylight savings time last Saturday, and Eagle Raceway has just made a huge leap forward to bring the fans the best in dirt track competition.

We are pleased to announce "The Rumble in the Bullring" on Friday August 5th, 2011. Headlining the evening's racing will be the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars. This will be
the first appearance for the wingless 410's at Eagle in nearly a decade, and
the first visit ever to Nebraska by the USAC sprinters.

Last year Damion Gardner held a slim 18 point lead over Levi Jones in the final National points standings. Bryan Clauson held down the third spot with Hunter Schuerenberg and Jon
Stanbrough rounding out the top 5. Who knows which driver will reign triumphant
this year??

That alone would be a great show, but we're not stopping there. Just to be sure that the excitement level doesn't drop, the SLMR Late Models will also be flying around the high banks of "America's Home Track". And, to round out a fantastic night we are bringing in the Mod
Lites too. Racing will begin at 7:30.

This is one date that you will want to make SURE is on your racing calendar, because it promises to be one of the highlights of this season's racing at the world's fastest 1/3 mile!! Make it a 2-night weekend of racing by coming back on Saturday evening to take in our regular Saturday night card.

Eagle Raceway is located at the junction of US Highway 34 and Nebraska Highway 63, 11 miles south of Exit #420 off of I-80 or 12 miles east of Lincoln, Ne.

For further information, visit our website at http://www.eagleraceway.com or call the race line at 402-781-2243.


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wbh16
March 16, 2011 at 09:43:06 PM
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Wow!! Good news for Nebraska race fans. Smile


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Almxdup
March 16, 2011 at 09:48:20 PM
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I was there when Jay Drake won on the NON WING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Tour. That might be the last time the wingless sprints ran there. It'll be a great show.


Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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This message was edited on March 16, 2011 at 09:58:21 PM by Eagle Pit Shack Guy

Here is the USAC Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16,
2011

CONTACT: Dick Jordan

SPRINT CARS HEAD FOR EAGLE RACEWAY AUGUST 5; 6-RACE SWING INCLUDES
KNOXVILLE, OSKALOOSA, DODGE CITY & GRAIN VALLEY

USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series is headed to Nebraska for the first time in its history! The Friday night, August 5 race at Eagle Raceway near Lincoln will serve as the opener of a six-race swing Great Plains swing which continues at Knoxville, Iowa August 7,
Oskaloosa, Iowa August 9, Dodge City, Kansas August 12 and 13 and Grain Valley, Mo. August 14.

Eagle Raceway hosted 16 USAC National Midget races between 1987 and 2004 but the August 5 appearance will be the first for the Sprint cars at the banked one-third-mile dirt oval.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the "Thunder & Lightning" of USAC's AMSOIL Sprint Cars to Eagle," says USAC National Series Competition Director Dave Brzozowski. "Eagle has always produced exciting competition with USAC's Midgets and I can't wait to see the Sprint cars
in action on what is one of America's most competitive short tracks."

A total of 24 USAC events have been conducted in the Cornhusker State, the most recent being Midget events at Rising City and McCool Junction in 2009. The first Nebraska USAC events were at the now-defunct Midwest Speedway in Lincoln in 1974, both Midget races won by Steve Cannon.

USAC race winners at Eagle in the Midgets have included such luminaries as Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler, Tracy Hines, Dave Darland and Sleepy Tripp.

"USAC races at Eagle have always produced memorable competition," adds Eagle Raceway race organizer Roger Hadan. "We look forward to showcasing USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series at our track and hope to establish an annual event our fans can target each
year."

--USAC--


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ColtanW
March 17, 2011 at 09:19:40 AM
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If it weren't during the 360 Nationals I would definitely try to be there. Hope it's a good show that can happen every year.
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kmart
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Posted By: ColtanW on March 17 2011 at 09:19:40 AM
If it weren't during the 360 Nationals I would definitely try to be there. Hope it's a good show that can happen every year.


This will be a good old time sprint car race. Better grow a set if your going to drive a non-wing at this joint.




threadkiller
March 17, 2011 at 01:26:13 PM
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OK - this may sound great but what nobody apparently has realized yet is that this conflicts with the opening night of the Belleville Midget Nationals http://www.highbanks.org/schedule.asp Can't wait to see how USAC spins this one.



YungWun24
March 17, 2011 at 03:05:56 PM
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I would love to attend this event....I would love to attend more wingless shows period, but I'll be sweating in section H in Knoxville.
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Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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March 18, 2011 at 12:10:46 PM
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You're gonna miss a real barn-burner YungWun!! Hopefully this will become an annual event and you can catch it next time around; or....if they receive a bunch of rain east of Eagle, you can hustle yourself back there. wink


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threadkiller
March 18, 2011 at 12:34:12 PM
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Here's wishing heavy rain on 8/5/11 north of the Kansas / Nebraska border - specifically east of the Lincoln area. This is nothing more than chicken shit from USAC and they can go straight to hell. The sooner the better.



Desflur
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Posted By: threadkiller on March 18 2011 at 12:34:12 PM

Here's wishing heavy rain on 8/5/11 north of the Kansas / Nebraska border - specifically east of the Lincoln area. This is nothing more than chicken shit from USAC and they can go straight to hell. The sooner the better.



I was wondering the same thing. WHY SCHEDULE this at Licoln when Belleville is running along with Knoxville. And with fuel prices good luck getting anybody to travel week in and week out to races.



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Posted By: Desflur on March 18 2011 at 12:56:29 PM

I was wondering the same thing. WHY SCHEDULE this at Licoln when Belleville is running along with Knoxville. And with fuel prices good luck getting anybody to travel week in and week out to races.



I can tell you why but none of the chicken shits at USAC will ever admit it. It's payback from them for being rightfully kicked to the curb as the sanctioning body of the midget nationals. If you look at the national midget schedule from last year they played nice and had the midget nationals on the schedule even though they weren't a part of it but not this year. So this should tell you a lot about how these assholes operate.




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This message was edited on March 18, 2011 at 03:02:32 PM by petey

USAC has had a nack for scheduling against it self. Believe it was in 07 they scheduled a Silver Crown race in Chicago against one of their Gas City Ind. Sprint Week dates haha. What was cool though was that Daron Clayton won subbing for Coons in the Hoffman 69.Smile



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Just to be clear. USAC no longer sanctions the Belleville Midget Nationals. They have in the past, but for the last couple years they have not.

Belleville has it's own set of problems. USAC has sanctioned against the nationals. POWRi used to run a midget week that would end with the Nationals. Now the POWRi midget week ends on the Sunday before the Nationals, so it is very unlikely any cars would stay on the road just for the nationals. I believe that USAC and POWRi have co-sanction the nationals before, but that may be wrong. I know that last year the race was run under the NCRA banner.

Was it crappy for USAC to sanction on top of the nationals? yes. Was it crappy of Belleville to not sanction the race with USAC? yes.

If you look at it from a business point of view, it makes more sense for USAC to sanction another sprint car race to help create a Heartland speed week than it does to allow an "outlaw" track the ability to market a race with all of thier stars.

The only good thing that can come from this is to get USAC and POWRi to sanction the nationals again in 2012. It would also be good for the POWRi midget week to be a build up for the nationals in 2012. A fan can only hope.



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March 18, 2011 at 10:10:42 PM
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This message was edited on March 19, 2011 at 08:07:25 AM by grader47

POWRi has been asked to sanction Belleville but said he didn't want to force his members to race for points at Belleville. USAC was scheduling races against Belleville when they were the sanctioning body at Belleville the last 2 to 3 years. Every year it became more and more evident of their decisions heavily favoring their main drivers, so Belleville decided to try it on their own. it's to bad that drivers and owners have to make these kind of decisions on where to race.




threadkiller
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Just to be clear. USAC no longer sanctions the Belleville Midget Nationals. They have in the past, but for the last couple years they have not.

Belleville has it's own set of problems. USAC has sanctioned against the nationals. POWRi used to run a midget week that would end with the Nationals. Now the POWRi midget week ends on the Sunday before the Nationals, so it is very unlikely any cars would stay on the road just for the nationals. I believe that USAC and POWRi have co-sanction the nationals before, but that may be wrong. I know that last year the race was run under the NCRA banner.

Was it crappy for USAC to sanction on top of the nationals? yes. Was it crappy of Belleville to not sanction the race with USAC? yes.

If you look at it from a business point of view, it makes more sense for USAC to sanction another sprint car race to help create a Heartland speed week than it does to allow an "outlaw" track the ability to market a race with all of thier stars.

The only good thing that can come from this is to get USAC and POWRi to sanction the nationals again in 2012. It would also be good for the POWRi midget week to be a build up for the nationals in 2012. A fan can only hope.



Crappy of Belleville not to sanction the race with USAC? Seriously? Are you Spridge? Because you've got your head up your ass on that one. How many times can you kick your dog before you can't be surprised when it doesn't come back home and goes somewhere else? I'd rather see the race on the highbanks during the North Central Kansas Free Fair become a late model or modified or hornet nationals before they even consider for a moment bringing USAC back. If USAC was to come back I know for a fact that there are A LOT of people who would find something else to do during that week. Don't underestimate this situation. The fair and amusements committee was told over and over again that if they let USAC in the door that they would not deliver on 90+ percent of what they said they would do. Additionally they were told that if they ever did tell USAC to go pound sand that USAC would do the thing they never did before they had their tentacles on the race: schedule against it. Now they have. True colors exposed for all to see.

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Crappy of Belleville not to sanction the race with USAC? Seriously? Are you Spridge? Because you've got your head up your ass on that one. How many times can you kick your dog before you can't be surprised when it doesn't come back home and goes somewhere else? I'd rather see the race on the highbanks during the North Central Kansas Free Fair become a late model or modified or hornet nationals before they even consider for a moment bringing USAC back. If USAC was to come back I know for a fact that there are A LOT of people who would find something else to do during that week. Don't underestimate this situation. The fair and amusements committee was told over and over again that if they let USAC in the door that they would not deliver on 90+ percent of what they said they would do. Additionally they were told that if they ever did tell USAC to go pound sand that USAC would do the thing they never did before they had their tentacles on the race: schedule against it. Now they have. True colors exposed for all to see.


How can you have a national event with no national cars? With no USAC cars. Limited POWRi cars, how many cars can you really expect? A two day show for 15 cars?

I view this the same as the Badger- Angell Park Speedway split. With them together 1+1=3 With them split apart niether one can stand alone. Apart they equal 0.

The Belleville needs USAC and USAC needs Belleville. 1+1=3. Apart they equal 0.



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Any sprint car race without the wings is worth going to. There are 2 types of sprint cars; sprint cars and winged sprint cars.




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How can you have a national event with no national cars? With no USAC cars. Limited POWRi cars, how many cars can you really expect? A two day show for 15 cars?

I view this the same as the Badger- Angell Park Speedway split. With them together 1+1=3 With them split apart niether one can stand alone. Apart they equal 0.

The Belleville needs USAC and USAC needs Belleville. 1+1=3. Apart they equal 0.



Up until 1996 we had that - WITHOUT USAC. They let the fox in the hen house - the outcome was as predictable as it could possibly get. I've said it before and nobody seems to get it. It's already been proven and USAC actually helped prove it. It almost doesn't matter what you put on that race track during the fair. Butts will fill the seats regardless. Additionally it has already been proven that late model and modified shows there get nearly midget nationals crowds. So imagine putting on one of those during the fair. What's not at stake here is the future of the high banks or a nationals event of some kind during the fair. What IS at stake is the future of midget racing during the fair. USAC had their shot - they blew it. If they understood that they could play a leadership role in actually DOING something to solve the problems everybody knows exist with midget racing today we wouldn't be where we are now. The first group or person who decides to take the lead and DO something gets the prize. Anyone that suggests that USAC is the solution or even has one is clearly delusional. All you get with USAC is more of the same. Which is NOT a solution. It's a perpetuation of the problem.

grader47
March 19, 2011 at 03:55:48 PM
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except for the Chili Bowl last years Belleville's car count was one of the highest in the nation which included most all of the USAC points leaders and other series leaders. USAC pooped in their own nest at Belleville





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