EAGLE, Neb. – Jason Martin pocketed $2,500 for winning the seventh edition of the IMCA Sprint Car Racesaver Nationals Sunday night at Eagle Raceway.
Jake Bubak had won just about every race that he ran this year, including the Belleville 305 Nationals and was most everyone’s pick to take home the win in the 7th Annual IMCA Sprint Car Nationals, held at Eagle Raceway Sunday. This event sees teams from every corner of the country haul thousands of miles just to have a chance to make the final A Feature.
Jake Bubak started on the pole with Martin starting alongside him. The initial start was called back when Toby Chapman got turned sideways on the frontstretch, collecting three other cars.
When the race got going again Martin jumped out front as Bubak fell to fourth behind Kaleb Johnson and Trevor Grossenbacher. Another caution on lap two slowed the action temporarily, but after that 18 straight green flag laps saw Martin hammer the cushion while dodging lapped traffic.
Jake Martens spun in turns three and four on lap 20 for the final caution of the race. Martin got another great start and held off all challengers to bring home his second win of the event, snag the winner’s belt and the $2,500 top prize.
“I knew that the start was going to be crucial because Jake sets a pretty torrid pace,” said Martin. “I knew that there was water on the bottom of three and four, so I kind of pushed Kaleb up a little bit, held my line and made sure that I was out of the water and hoped that maybe Jake was going to stay in it. That really was the key for me to get a good start. Jake’s kind of been a thorn in my side this year. We’ve really, really banged wheels and been really competitive with him, but we just couldn’t quite get the job done, so I’m really, really proud to get this second win at the Nationals.”