LINCOLN, Neb. – New division title sponsor Eagle Motorsports will make winning IMCA’s national sprint car crown worth twice as much.
The top driver in national point standings for the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprints earns a $1,000 share of the $2,600 point fund this season and in 2014.
“It’s really exciting to be part of this program,” said Mike Long, director of operations for the Lincoln, Neb., sprint car chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer. “IMCA has the same passion for and dedication to sprint cars that we do and that caught our attention.”
“We are very familiar with IMCA and the great work they do supporting dirt track racers,” he added. “This partnership was a no-brainer to us. It just made sense for us to be part of it.”
Eagle was founded in 1998, purchased by Bill Mann three years ago, and relocated from Springfield, Ill., in May of 2012.
Already a major player on national and Knoxville stages, the company is located in a former Speedway Motors building and has also benefitted from its proximity to Eagle Raceway, which sanctions its winged division with IMCA beginning his season.
“To be centrally located is very beneficial logistically. We couldn’t ask for a better location,” Long said. “And we’re fortunate to share a hometown with Eagle Raceway. It’s great to have such an excellent facility so close in proximity to us.”
Drivers must display two Eagle Motorsports decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund money. Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in November, or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.
In addition to Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports has dealers in California, Iowa, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington and Australia.
Mann, the company president, is a veteran of the motorsports industry in both the United States and his native Australia and said Eagle’s involvement with IMCA is similar to company programs Down Under.
“Our RaceSaver Sprint Car program continues to gain momentum and adding a title sponsor this season further stabilizes our commitment to the division,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Eagle Motorsports will be a great partner over the next two seasons and hopefully many more beyond that.”