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Next Race: Thursday, August 22

Thursday, August 22:
– Season Championship

Sponsored by:
Performance Auto
KRJB
Christian Motors

Full Race Schedule: ncraceway.com/schedule

Racing divisions this week:
Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds
Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars
Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods
Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stocks
Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Seedex INEX Legends

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 3:30 pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30 pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30 pm
The Subway-Ada Green flag drops at: 7:00 pm

Tickets:
Adults: $10
Military & Students: $8
12 & Under: FREE

Nightly Activities:
– The Best Used Trucks of MN Candy Toss
– 50/50 Tickets
– Kids enter to win the chance to give the winning trophy to the driver and be in all the victory lane pictures!

Don’t Forget:
– To purchase Norman County Raceway apparel behind the Grandstands
– We have delicious concession food & ice-cold beverages

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Skalicky Edges Out Hall in Photo Finish at Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 8, 2019) – The racing action has been incredible all season long at Norman County Raceway and last Thursday night was no different.

The winner of the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature was determined until the final few feet after 18 trips around the high-banked three-eighths-mile oval.

Norman County Raceway regulars Jesse Skalicky of Fargo, N.D. and Tyler Hall of Fertile, Minn. battled for the lead and the win in the closing stages. Skalicky was looking for his first win at NCR of the season, while Hall was in search of his second.

Brady Petermann of Hawley, Minn. showed the way at the drop of the green flag until Hall took the position on lap six. Skalicky followed Hall around Petermann to take over second.

Photo: Jesse Skalicky edges out Tyler Hall (60) at the checkers to win Thursday’s IMCA Modified feature at Norman County Raceway. Photo by Steven Young.

Hall was in command with a somewhat comfortable lead until the closing stages as Skalicky found his groove and reeled in Hall. On the final lap, Skalicky entered turns three and four side by side with Hall.

Skalicky got a great run on the high side and edged Hall in a photo finish by a margin of 0.04 seconds.

Petermann, Rich Pavlicek, and Dylan Goplen rounded out the top five.

After a rough last week, Reise Stenberg of Argusville, N.D. redeemed himself and picked up his fourth Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified win of the year at NCR. Stenberg’s margin of victory was a whopping 3.3 seconds over Jeff Nelson of Fergus Falls, Minn.

Alyssa White of West Fargo, N.D. continued to find victory lane in her break out season in the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stocks. The third-year, 17-year-old racer picked up her third NCR win of the season after holding off a hard-charging Brad Orvedal of Fargo in the closing laps.

The Northern Lightning Sprint Association made their third and final appearance of the season on Thursday night. Kelsi Pederson of East Grand Forks, Minn. raced to the win to deny Alex Truscinski of the season sweep at NCR. Pederson dominated the feature event, picking up the win over Murray Temple. Truscinski rounded out the podium in third.

An early race wreck in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods put the heavily damaged machines of point leaders, Luke Johnson of Moorhead, Minn. and Andy Wagner of Ada, back in the pack. That allowed Aaron Wetterlin, who was still seeking his first win of the year at the track to capitalize. Wetterlin was untouchable on the bottom and easily cruised to the feature win.

Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes, Minn. had a slow start to the Petermann Seed INEX Legend feature and had to pick cars off one-by-one. He was the driver willing to run the bottom and he used that to his advantage, picking up his 3rd win of the year at NCR.

Kalvin Kesselberg of Ada found some grip on the bottom and powered his way past Aaron Olson of Mekinock, N.D. on lap three of the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature. He held the lead for the next five laps, but he struggled to get his car and continued to drift higher in turns three and four which opened the door for Rob VanMil of Barnesville, Minn. to pounce on Kesselberg. Rick Schulz of Horace, N.D. would give VanMil a run for his money on the final laps running the top lane, but there wasn’t enough grip at that point to make it stick.

On Thursday, August 15th, the NLRA Late Models will make their first visit to NCR in two years. Tickets are just $10. College students get in for $5 with a valid student ID. High school students and younger get in for free.


RESULTS:

A Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, 06:27.393[7]; 2. 60-Tyler Hall, 06:27.434[5]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, 06:28.786[3]; 4. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, 06:30.502[6]; 5. 6D-Dylan Goplen, 06:30.803[9]; 6. 10-Austin Arneson, 06:31.575[10]; 7. 7-Dale Kraling, 06:33.091[8]; 8. 6Z-Zach Dockter, 06:34.501[2]; 9. 84-Michael Johnson, 06:39.661[4]; 10. (DNF) 12A-Matt Aukland, 03:21.848[11]; 11. (DNF) 57-Tom Cummings, 02:04.665[1]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 2. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 5. (DNF) 57-Tom Cummings, [1]; 6. (DNF) 12A-Matt Aukland, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [5]; 2. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [1]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 5. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [3]

B Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, 08:23.728[3]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, 08:27.065[2]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, 08:28.195[5]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, 08:29.193[4]; 5. 01-Zach Bruer, 08:33.320[1]; 6. TS42-Scott Samuelson, 08:34.032[6]; 7. (DNF) 81-Daniel Pederson, 02:55.216[7]; 8. (DNF) 6J-Taylor Jacobson, 02:55.216[8]; (DNS) 2M-Rob Metzger, 02:55.216

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 01-Zach Bruer, [1]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [4]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [8]; 6. TS42-Scott Samuelson, [2]; 7. 81-Daniel Pederson, [3]; 8. 2M-Rob Metzger, [9]; 9. 6J-Taylor Jacobson, [7]

Hobby Stocks
A Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, 04:01.135[2]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, 04:06.119[4]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, 04:09.544[3]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, 04:09.544[1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [2]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [1]

Lightning Sprints
A Feature 1: 1. 93-Kelsi Pederson, 04:54.518[1]; 2. 33-Murray Temple, 04:57.693[3]; 3. 10-Alex Truscinski, 04:58.131[7]; 4. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, 05:03.819[9]; 5. 100-Jason Berg, 04:54.535[4]; 6. 22-Bryce Haugeberg, 05:04.330[8]; 7. (DNF) 11-Dexter Dvergsten, 05:04.330[5]; 8. (DNF) 13-Alan Truscinski, 05:04.330[2]; (DNS) 16-Josh Abrahamson, 05:04.330

Heat 1: 1. 13-Alan Truscinski, [1]; 2. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [5]; 3. 100-Jason Berg, [3]; 4. 33-Murray Temple, [7]; 5. 16-Josh Abrahamson, [6]; 6. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [9]; 7. 10-Alex Truscinski, [8]; 8. 22-Bryce Haugeberg, [2]; 9. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [4]

Limited Sport Mod
A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, 05:32.134[7]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, 05:37.543[8]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, 05:42.501[9]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, 05:44.649[2]; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner, 05:46.449[10]; 6. 5F-Brandon Ferris, 05:49.562[4]; 7. 29-Greg Schilling, 05:52.724[13]; 8. 2X-Brady Moore, 05:52.973[12]; 9. 47-Kreig Kasin, 05:53.735[1]; 10. 15-Matthew Clark, 05:32.828[11]; 11. 22-Vince Jegtvig, 05:36.005[3]; 12. (DNF) 9-Torey Fischer, 05:36.005[5]; 13. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, 05:36.005[6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [7]; 3. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [6]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 6. (DNF) 15-Matthew Clark, [4]; 7. (DNF) 29-Greg Schilling, [3]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 2. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [1]; 3. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [3]; 4. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 5. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]; 6. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]

Semi-Pro Legends
A Feature 1: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, 11:21.610[5]; 2. 58-Sean Johnson, 11:22.115[1]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, 11:22.311[4]; 4. 20-Alex Braseth, 11:22.896[6]; 5. 29-Ryan Braseth, 11:23.213[3]; 6. 7-Chase Schlafmann, 11:23.518[2]; 7. D11RT-Tony Brockhouse, 11:23.891[7]; 8. 16L-Lillian Bitker, 11:29.955[8]; 9. (DNF) 19E-Elzetta Bitker, 04:40.375[9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [6]; 2. 29-Ryan Braseth, [3]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 4. 58-Sean Johnson, [1]; 5. 7-Chase Schlafmann, [2]; 6. 20-Alex Braseth, [5]; 7. D11RT-Tony Brockhouse, [8]; 8. 16L-Lillian Bitker, [7]; (DNS) 19E-Elzetta Bitker,

Stock Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, 05:34.548[5]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, 12:28.980[3]; 3. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, 12:30.090[1]; 4. 38-Todd Heinrich, 12:30.249[4]; 5. 14-Aaron Olson, 12:31.148[2]; 6. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, 12:34.053[7]; 7. 76Z-John Sandvig, 12:34.198[8]; 8. 21-Tim Church, 12:36.031[9]; 9. (DNF) 96-Erv Grossman, 05:34.548[6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 38-Todd Heinrich, [8]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [9]; 3. 14-Aaron Olson, [6]; 4. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [4]; 5. 4-Rick Schulz, [7]; 6. 96-Erv Grossman, [2]; 7. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [1]; 8. 76Z-John Sandvig, [3]; 9. 21-Tim Church, [5]

Casey Arneson Cruises to Victory in Eighth Annual Sanders Modified Challenge

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 1, 2019) – The eighth running of the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge brought in a season-high 26 Modifieds and a packed house to Norman County Raceway on Thursday night.

Last week, it was Austin Arneson who dominated the Dakota Cat IMCA Modified Shootout. This week, his younger brother Casey did the same.

Casey Arneson of Fargo, N.D. claimed Thursday’s Sander’s Modified Challenge win at Norman County Raceway.

Casey, of Fargo, N.D., rolled off from the outside of the front row for the 25-lap feature and clearly was the class of the field. Arneson raced out to a big lead, but things got interesting towards the end of the race. It appeared as though Arneson’s machine was beginning to fade, which allowed John Nord of Enderlin, N.D. to close in.

Arneson’s lead was too big, however, as he held on to claim the $1,250 payday. Nord, Josh Eberhardt of Jamestown, N.D., Rob VanMil of Barnesville, Minn., and 13th place starter, Dale Kraling of Mayville, N.D., rounded out the top five.

Victory Lane photo: Casey Arneson in KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane with the Sanders family.

“I just went out there and tried to race my own race,” said Arneson in KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ Victory Lane. “I just kept running the high side. I wanted to go to the bottom so bad because it was getting dirtier and dirtier up top, but I just knew I had to stay up there. It was six years ago to today I ran my first ever Modified race here at Norman County so it’s pretty cool to get the win tonight.”

Aaron Blacklance of Thief River Falls, Minn. picked up the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature win. The key for Blacklance was the restarts as he was able to hold off the pack each and every time. Lucas Rodin of Marion, N.D. raced side by side with Blacklance for several laps in the closing stages. Despite making a few bobbles, Blacklance managed to quickly recover and continue battling with Rodin.

The race came down to a drag race off turn four to the AuctionBlock.com flagstand. At the checkers, Blacklance held on by a mere half car length for his first win at Norman County Raceway this season.

The Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature started with a bang as Tim Shiek of Fargo and Alyssa White of West Fargo, N.D. tangled in the opening set of corners. Both cars would resume after the incident and White took the lead after the restart. However, point leader Brad Orvedal of Fargo seemed to have the best handling car and took the lead after lap three and went on to take the checkers.

Scott Jacobson of Fargo took over the lead on lap seven from Vince Jegtvig of Dilworth, Minn. in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. From there, fans were treated to an excellent battle between Jacobson and Andy Wagner for the rest of the race, which was filled with slide jobs, crossovers, and bumper taps. In the end, Jacobson was able to keep his momentum up and took home the win in just his second NCR start of the season.

The Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars produced another Norman County Raceway classic as two veteran drivers fought for the win. There were clearly two distinct grooves of racing around the three-eighths-mile oval as Rick Schulz of Horace, N.D. ran on the high side and Rob VanMil of Barnesville raced around the infield tire barriers on the inside. Both drivers raced side-by-side for almost the entire race, but Schulz ran an almost flawless race and was able to bring his car to the finish first.

Next week at NCR is Hall of Fame night. The NLSA Lightning Sprints will also be back in town, along with the weekly Thursday Night Thunder divisions. Green flag drops at 7pm.

SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2A-Casey Arneson, [2]; 2. 98-John Nord, [4]; 3. 2E-Josh Eberhardt,[1]; 4. 4D-Rob VanMil, [7]; 5. 7-Dale Kraling, [13]; 6. 12A-Matt Aukland, [5]; 7. 72-Dave Shipley, [10]; 8. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [3]; 9. XXX-Jesse Rogotzke, [20]; 10. 36-Cody Peterson, [6]; 11. 2*-Don Gumke, [9]; 12. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [16]; 13. 86C-Darren Pfau, [17]; 14. 84-Michael Johnson, [11]; 15. X-Josh Rogotzke, [23]; 16. 60-Tyler Hall, 01:26.177[21]; 17. 33-Allen Kent, [19]; 18. 19-Lucas Rodin, [15]; 19. 12C-Nick Curtis, [22]; 20. 8D-Joseph Thomas, [25]; 21. 119-Chad Bush, [18]; 22. (DNF) 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [12]; 23. (DNF) 6D-Dylan Goplen, [8]; 24. (DNF) 2-Rusty Kollman, [14]; 25. (DNF) 57-Tom Cummings, [26]; (DNS) 51T-Tim Thomas,

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Dave Shipley, [2]; 2. 98-John Nord, [1]; 3. 12A-Matt Aukland, [4]; 4. 7-Dale Kraling, [6]; 5. 86C-Darren Pfau, [7]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 7. 8D-Joseph Thomas, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 36-Cody Peterson, [2]; 2. 4D-Rob VanMil, [4]; 3. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [6]; 4. 2-Rusty Kollman, [5]; 5. 119-Chad Bush, [1]; 6. 12C-Nick Curtis, [3]; 7. 57-Tom Cummings, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [2]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson, [1]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 5. 33-Allen Kent, [5]; 6. X-Josh Rogotzke, [3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Casey Arneson, [4]; 2. 2E-Josh Eberhardt, [3]; 3. 2*-Don Gumke, [1]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 5. XXX-Jesse Rogotzke, [2]; 6. (DNF) 51T-Tim Thomas, [5]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 3. 10-Cole Searing, [6]; 4. 11-Bryan Kakela, [7]; 5. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 6. 25A-Jesse Aho, [8]; 7. 01-Zach Bruer, [1]; 8. TS42-Scott Samuelson, [9]; 9. 81-Daniel Pederson, [10]; 10. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 01-Zach Bruer, [2]; 2. 25A-Jesse Aho, [4]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]; 5. TS42-Scott Samuelson, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 11-Bryan Kakela, [2]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 3. 10-Cole Searing, [3]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 5. 81-Daniel Pederson, [5]

IMCA SportMods
A Feature (16 Laps): 1. 5-Scott Jacobson, [5]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [8]; 3. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [11]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [9]; 5. 19D-Noah Metzger, [12]; 6. 2X-Brady Moore, [3]; 7. 9-Torey Fischer, [13]; 8. 15-Matthew Clark, [6]; 9. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [7]; 10. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 11. (DNF) 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [10]; 12. (DNF) 29-Greg Schilling, [4]; 13. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [14]; 14. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [7]; 3. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 4. 15-Matthew Clark, [4]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [3]; 6. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [6]; 7. 9-Torey Fischer, [5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Scott Jacobson, [3]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [7]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 5. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [4]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 7. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]

IMCA Stock Cars
A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [4]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 14-Aaron Olson, [8]; 4. 10-Travis Robertson, [7]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [2]; 6. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [6]; 7. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 8. (DNF) 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; 2. 21-Tim Church, [4]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [7]; 4. 10-Travis Robertson, [5]; 5. 14-Aaron Olson, [8]; 6. 4-Rick Schulz, [6]; 7. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [1]; 8. (DNF) 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [3]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature (10 Laps): 1. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [3]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [2]; 3. 22W-Will Miller, [4]; (DQ) 14-Alyssa White, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [2]; 2. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [3]; 4. 22W-Will Miller, [4]

Arneson Walks Away With Dakota Cat Shootout

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 25, 2019) – The 101-year-old grandstand at Norman County Raceway was packed with race fans on Thursday night for the speedway’s Jam the Stands night.

Photo: Austin Arneson cruised to the Dakota Cat Shootout win in the IMCA Modifieds Thursday night at Norman County Raceway.

A strong field of Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds was set for 20 trips around the high-banked three-eighths-mile oval for the Dakota Cat Shootout. Fargo’s Austin Arneson started on the outside of the front row and grabbed the lead on lap one over Dale Kraling of Mayville, N.D. Arneson checked out and ran away from the rest of the field.

As the checkers flew from the AuctionBlock.com flagstand, Arneson’s margin of victory was over six seconds, equating to a little more than a full straightaway over Kraling.

The IMCA Stock Car feature got off to a wild start as the field went three wide two rows deep in the first set of corners. Jordan Zillmer of Cleveland, N.D. took the lead on the opening lap from the fifth position with Travis Robertson of Moorhead, Minn. behind him.

Further back in the field, drivers were racing four wide on lap two. The race for the lead went three wide again on lap three as Robertson and Rick Schulz of Horace, N.D. both challenged Zillmer. Schulz made contact with Robertson and spun to bring out the first caution. On the restart, the three and four-wide racing continued which significantly shuffled the running order. After no less than six cars raced within two and a half car lengths of each other, Todd Heinrich of Fargo emerged as the race leader over Rob VanMil of Barnesville, Minn. and Tim Church of Dilworth, Minn.

With five to go, rookie Stock Car driver Kalvin Kesselberg of Ada entered the fray as he peeked under both Heinrich and VanMil for the lead to make it a three-wide battle. VanMil took the lead from Heinrich with two to go. VanMil took the win by a car length as Heinrich edged out Kessleberg for second.

After picking up her first career Norman County Implement IMCA Hobby Stock feature win last week, Alyssa White of West Fargo, N.D. went back-to-back. White had a mid-race challenge in the form of Tim Shiek, but held him off to pick up a dominating win.

After a runner-up finish last week, Andy Wagner of Ada picked up a convincing Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature win. Wagner started in the third position on the 18-car grid, the largest field seen all year at NCR in the SportMods. Kelly Jacobson of Fargo, N.D. jumped out to the early lead from the pole and opened up a comfortable lead. Once Wagner reached the second spot on lap four, he quickly began reeling in Jacobson.

On the restart with 10 laps to go, Wagner dove to the inside of Jacobson to place a bid for the lead. The hometown favorite took the point on the low side of the speedway and cruised to his second Norman County Raceway win of the season.

Cole Searing of Huron, S.D. made his Norman County Raceway debut on Thursday night in the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Aaron Blacklance of Thief River Falls, Minn. led early, but had his hands full with Searing and Reise Stenberg of Argusville, N.D.

Stenberg and Searing had a torrid battle going for second, which quickly became a fight for the lead as they both reeled in Blacklance. Both Stenberg and Searing quickly disposed of Blacklance with Searing taking the point over Stenberg.

Stenberg hung tough for several laps, but Searing eventually pulled away and cruised to KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane.

A week after his younger brother, Ryan, picked up his first career win, Alex Braseth of Ulen raced to the Petermann Seeds INEX Legends win. Twelve-year-old rookie Ashton Spieker of Sabin, Minn. led his first career lap to open the race before Alex Braseth took the point on lap two.

From there, Braseth held off a fast and aggressive Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes, Minn. by a mere car length to grab the win.

Racing continues on Thursday, August 1st with the eighth annual Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge, featuring a post-race pork chop feed.

IMCA Modifieds
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 4. 72-Dave Shipley, [5]; 5. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 6. 84-Michael Johnson, [8]; 7. 442-Aaron Johnson, [7]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [6]; 9. 57-Tom Cummings, [9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [1]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 3. 72-Dave Shipley, [6]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 5. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [7]; 7. 442-Aaron Johnson, [8]; 8. 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 9. (DNF) 57-Tom Cummings, [9]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, [4]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 5. 01-Zach Bruer, [5]; 6. (DNF) 81-Daniel Pederson, [6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, [2]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [5]; 5. 01-Zach Bruer, [4]; 6. 81-Daniel Pederson, [6]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [3]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 5. 44-Tanner Engen, [5]; 6. 9-Skyla Miller, [6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [4]; 4. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [3]; 5. 44-Tanner Engen, [5]; 6. 9-Skyla Miller, [6]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature (16 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [9]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [8]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [10]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [11]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [1]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 7. 13C-Paul Colvin, [3]; 8. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [6]; 9. 5-Scott Jacobson, [12]; 10. 77-Charles Jensen, [13]; 11. 15-Matthew Clark, [7]; 12. 5T-Matt Talley, [14]; 13. 9-Torey Fischer, [17]; 14. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [18]; 15. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 16. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [16]; 17. 29-Greg Schilling, [15]; 18. (DNF) 2X-Brady Moore, [4]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [1]; 3. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 4. 15-Matthew Clark, [4]; 5. 77-Charles Jensen, [6]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 19D-Noah Metzger, [3]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 3. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 5. 5T-Matt Talley, [6]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]

Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [3]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 3. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 4. 5-Scott Jacobson, [6]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [2]; (DNS) 22-Vince Jegtvig,

INEX Legends:
A Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Alex Braseth, [6]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [8]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [7]; 4. 34-Alex Kukowski, [4]; 5. 29-Ryan Braseth, [5]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [12]; 7. 5G-Garrison Miller, [2]; 8. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [3]; 9. 2-Ashton Spieker, [1]; 10. 19-Elzetta Bitker, [10]; 11. 16L-Lillian Bitker, [11]; 12. (DNF) 58-Sean Johnson, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [4]; 2. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 3. 34-Alex Kukowski, [2]; 4. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [6]; 5. 2-Ashton Spieker, [1]; 6. 19-Elzetta Bitker, [5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 29-Ryan Braseth, [2]; 2. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [3]; 3. 58-Sean Johnson, [4]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [6]; 5. 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]; 6. 16L-Lillian Bitker, [5]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature (16 Laps): 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [9]; 2. 38-Todd Heinrich, [8]; 3. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [4]; 5. 10-Travis Robertson, [6]; 6. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [11]; 7. 4-Rick Schulz, [7]; 8. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; 9. 34-Jordan Zillmer, [5]; 10. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [10]; 11. (DNF) 96-Erv Grossman, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 10-Travis Robertson, [4]; 2. 38-Todd Heinrich, [5]; 3. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [6]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [3]; 6. (DNF) 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [5]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [4]; 3. 34-Jordan Zillmer, [3]; 4. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [2]; 5. 96-Erv Grossman, [1]

Borg Races to First Career Stock Car Win in King Pin Klash; White Claims First Hobby Stock Victory

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 18, 2019) – The annual King Pin Klash special brought in the toughest field of Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars seen all season.

And the racing didn’t disappoint.

Brennan Borg of Harwood, N.D. picked up a hard-fought win to claim his first-ever IMCA Stock Car win at Norman County Raceway and the King Pin Klash title. Borg drove the same car that last year’s King Pin Klash winner, Brandon Schmidt, drove to KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ Victory Lane.

Brennan Borg was crowned the King Pin Klash winner Thursday at Norman County Raceway.

Borg held off Rob VanMil of Barnesville, Minn. in the closing laps. VanMil, who started 10th on the grid, challenged Borg for the lead in the final stages but came home in the second spot. Travis Robertson of Moorhead, Minn. rebounded from an early caution to finish third.

In a wild finish to the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature, Aaron Johnson of Brainerd, Minn. claimed his first career Norman County Raceway feature win. Johnson led the entire feature wire-to-wire, but had his hands full with Brady Petermann of Hawley, Minn. and Dale Kraling of Mayville, N.D. on the final lap.

Johnson went low in the final set of corners, coming to the checkered flag as Petermann looked to drive by him on the outside. Petermann made contact with a lapped car running in the same groove, which sent both himself and the lapped car hard into the outside retaining wall. In a drag race to the AuctionBlock.com Flagstand, Johnson held off Kraling for the win.

West Fargo’s Alyssa White raced to her first career Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature win. The 16-year-old driver started on the pole and built up a five-car length lead within the first five laps.

Alyssa White of West Fargo claimed her first career win Thursday at Norman County Raceway.

Todd Gettel of Mahnomen, and Fargo drivers Tim Shiek and Brad Orvedal all battled for second, which allowed White to pull away even further.

White easily cruised to the checkered flag to claim that elusive first career victory.

In his first-ever visit to Norman County Raceway, Clear Lake, S.D. driver Tony Konold led every lap of the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Konold took the lead on lap one over Ryan Schow of McIntosh, Minn. and Hunter Hougard of Warren, Minn. NCR Midwest Modified point leader, Reise Stenberg of Argusville, N.D. came cruising up from his seventh starting position to be a contender late.

Stenberg moved into the second spot with six laps to go and set his sights on Konold for the lead. Stenberg took a peek under Konold as the white flag was displayed from head flagman Matt Greseth. Konold’s momentum was the difference as Stenberg didn’t quite have enough to clear Konold at the line.

With the win, Konold earns a spot in the AFCO Race of Champions at the WISSOTA 100 at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. in September.

Brandon Schmidt of Kindred, N.D. dominated the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. Schmidt started sixth on the 15-car grid and quickly worked his way to the top spot. The opening laps of the feature were plagued by cautions, but once a lap was recorded in the books, the race went 16 laps caution-free.

Schmidt opened up a big lead early as Andy Wagner of Ada and Torey Fischer of West Fargo, N.D. battled for second. Wagner eventually took the spot and checked out from the rest of the pack, but had a lot of ground to make up between himself and Schmidt.

Schmidt cruised to his second Norman County Raceway win of the season as Wagner came home second. Luke Johnson rebounded from being charged for an early caution to round out the podium.

Ryan Braseth of Ulen, Minn. picked up his first-ever Norman County Raceway Petermann Seeds INEX Legend feature win in dominating fashion. Braseth easily cruised to the checkered flag as Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes, Minn., edged out Brody Carlsrud of Moorhead, Minn. for second.


SUMMARY
IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 442-Aaron Johnson, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [7]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 5. 17-Rich Pavlicek, [10]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [6]; 7. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [8]; 8. 57-Tom Cummings, [1]; 9. (DNF) 8D-Joe Dietrich, [9]; 10. (DNF) 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [4]; 4. 8D-Joe Dietrich, [5]; 5. 57-Tom Cummings, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 2. 442-Aaron Johnson, [1]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 4. 17-Rich Pavlicek, [5]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 15-Tony Konold, [2]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [7]; 3. 188-Hunter Hougard,[3]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [9]; 5. 28S-Ryan Schow, [1]; 6. 33-Jeff Nelson, [8]; 7. 5-Aaron Blacklance, 08:01.326[10]; 8. 15K-Kevin Konold, [4]; 9. 81-Daniel Pederson, [6]; 10. (DNF) 39-Jamie Dietzler, [5]

Heat 1: 1. 15-Tony Konold, [2]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [1]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 4. 28S-Ryan Schow, [4]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]

Heat 2: 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [3]; 2. 188-Hunter Hougard, [5]; 3. 15K-Kevin Konold, [4]; 4. 81-Daniel Pederson, [2]; 5. (DNF) 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature: 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 4. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 2. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, [5]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature 1: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, 09:00.338[6]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, 09:02.219[7]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, 09:07.059[8]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, 09:11.805[4]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, 09:15.028[2]; 6. 15-Matthew Clark, 09:12.111[12]; 7. 5F-Brandon Ferris, 09:15.903[9]; 8. 22-Vince Jegtvig, 09:17.902[15]; 9. 29-Greg Schilling, 09:02.540[11]; 10. 13C-Paul Colvin, 09:10.740[3]; 11. 404-Tracy Arneson, 09:20.566[13]; 12. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, 06:18.064[14]; 13. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, 05:54.011[1]; 14. (DNF) 51-Kelly Jacobson, 04:30.758[10]; 15. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, 04:30.758[5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 5F-Brandon Ferris, [7]; 3. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [3]; 7. 404-Tracy Arneson, [8]; 8. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [7]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 5. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [5]; 6. 15-Matthew Clark, [3]; 7. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [4]

INEX Legends:
A Feature 1: 1. 29-Ryan Braseth, 04:27.208[2]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, 04:27.568[6]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, 04:27.605[4]; 4. 20-Alex Braseth, 04:27.763[5]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, 04:36.392[8]; 6. 7-Chase Schlafmann, 04:37.109[7]; 7. 5G-Garrison Miller, 04:43.595[3]; 8. 2-Ashton Spieker, 04:39.254[1]; 9. (DNF) 16L-Lillian Bitker, 01:12.050[9]; (DNS) 19-Elzetta Bitker, 01:12.050

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 7-Chase Schlafmann, [4]; 2. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 3. 5G-Garrison Miller, [2]; 4. 2-Ashton Spieker, [1]; 5. 16L-Lillian Bitker, [5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [2]; 2. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 3. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [4]; 5. (DNF) 19-Elzetta Bitker, [5]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 52-Brennan Borg, 14:11.905[1]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, 14:21.869[10]; 3. 10-Travis Robertson, 14:12.909[8]; 4. 4-Rick Schulz, 14:13.063[9]; 5. 38-Todd Heinrich, 14:14.044[4]; 6. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, 14:15.718[2]; 7. 21-Tim Church, 14:16.218[11]; 8. 1-Tyler McDougall, 14:17.573[3]; 9. 76Z-John Sandvig, 14:19.993[7]; 10. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, 14:20.682[6]; 11. 96-Erv Grossman, 14:21.869[5]

Heat 1: 1. 10-Travis Robertson, [1]; 2. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [2]; 3. 52-Brennan Borg, [5]; 4. 1-Tyler McDougall, [3]; 5. 57K-Derrick Kronbach, [6]; 6. 21-Tim Church, [4]

Heat 2: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 2. 38-Todd Heinrich, [4]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [5]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; 5. 96-Erv Grossman, [1]

Nygaard Races to Seventh Career Sprint Car Win at Norman County

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 20, 2019) – The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars invaded Norman County Raceway on Thursday night during the 124th Norman County Fair.

Wade Nygaard of Grand Forks started on the pole of the 25-lap main event and took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Fellow outside front row starter, 16-year-old Brendan Mullen of Grand Forks, filed into second as Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks and Thomas Kennedy of Winnipeg, Manitoba moved into third and fourth, respectively.

Dobmeier was able to sneak around Mullen and set his sights on Nygaard for the lead. Nygaard held a comfortable cushion over Dobmeier until a pair of cautions flew with under five laps to go. On each and every restart, Nygaard was able to hold off Dobmeier, NOSA’s all-time wins leader.

On the final green-white-checkered finish, Nygaard quickly jumped out to a four car length lead and cruised to his seventh career Norman County Raceway victory.

Ada’s Andy Wagner has been close to getting his No. 3X IMCA SportMod into KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ Victory Lane all season long. After a hard fought battle in the Titan Machinery main event on Thursday, Wagner picked up that elusive win. Wagner took the lead on lap two and jumped out to a big lead midway through.

In the closing laps, Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. was able to reel in Wagner and place a bid for the lead. Schmidt drove to the inside of Wagner coming to the white flag and had the preferred inside groove. Wagner held tough on the outside as they leaned on each other slightly in the final set of corners. In a drag race to the checkers, Wagner held on by a half car length to claim the win.

In what seems to be a regular occurrence this season at Norman County Raceway, the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature came down to the brothers-in-law of Matt Schow of McIntosh, Minn. and Reise Stenberg of Argusville, N.D. Stenberg looked to have the race in hand until the yellow flag flew with just two laps to go.

On the ensuing restart, Schow got a great start and pulled even with Stenberg. Schow led by a nose as the lead duo passed underneath Matt Greseth’s white flag. They remained dead even heading into turns three and four for the final time with Schow on the bottom and Stenberg riding the rim on the high side. In a drag race to the finish line, Stenberg’s momentum carried him to the win by a bumper.

The win was Stenberg’s fourth of the season at Norman County.

Tim Shiek of Fargo, N.D. picked up the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature win. Shiek and Alyssa White of West Fargo, N.D. had a great battle for the lead going until White made contact with Shiek down the back straightaway. That sent Shiek spinning wildly into turn three, but both he and White were able to rejoin the field.

Shiek went on to score the win as Brad Orvedal of Fargo held off White for second.

An early slip by leader Andrew Jochim of Glyndon, Minn. allowed Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes, Minn. to take command of the Seedex INEX Legends feature. Once out front, Wilke easily cruised to the win. Brody Carlsrud of Moorhead held off Jochim to claim the second spot.

Rob VanMil started fourth and dominated the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature.

SUMMARY:

NOSA Sprint Cars:
Feature: 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 2. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [5]; 4. 2A-Austin Pierce, [11]; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings, [3]; 6. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [2]; 7. 0-Nick Omdahl, [10]; 8. 8-Jack Croaker, [13]; 9. 13-Ty Hanten, [6]; 10. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [8]; 11. 31-Shane Roemeling, [9]; 12. 20A-Jordan Adams, [14]; 13. 26-Blake Egeland, [7]; 14. 14-Tom Egeland, [12]

Heat 1: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [1]; 2. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 3. 8H-Jade Hastings, [7]; 4. 26-Blake Egeland, [3]; 5. 31-Shane Roemeling, [6]; 6. 2A-Austin Pierce, [5]; 7. 8-Jack Croaker, [2]

Heat 2: 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [6]; 2. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [7]; 3. 13-Ty Hanten, [5]; 4. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [3]; 5. 0-Nick Omdahl, [1]; 6. 14-Tom Egeland, [4]; 7. (DNF) 20A-Jordan Adams, [2]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 5. (DNF) 28S-Ryan Schow, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 3. 28S-Ryan Schow, [3]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 5. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 3. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 5. 11S-William Smith, [6]; 6. (DNF) 21S-Brandy Smith, [7]; (DNS) 84-Adrian Kubitz,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 2. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 3. 73-Todd Gettel, [2]; 4. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 5. 84-Adrian Kubitz, [6]; 6. (DNF) 11S-William Smith, [5]; (DNS) 21S-Brandy Smith,

IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [5]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [9]; 4. 40-Chris VanMil, [8]; 5. 8J-Luke Johnson, [10]; 6. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 7. 19D-Noah Metzger, [7]; 8. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [11]; 9. 29S-Greg Schilling, [4]; 10. 9-Torey Fischer, [12]; 11. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 12. 2X-Brady Moore, [3]; 13. (DNF) 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [13]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [6]; 3. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 5. 29S-Greg Schilling, [3]; 6. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 7. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [7]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 3. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 4. 40-Chris VanMil, [5]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [3]

INEX Legends:
Feature: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 2. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 3. 21-Andrew Jochim, [2]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [1]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [7]; 6. 34-Alex Kukowski, [5]; 7. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [8]; 8. 5G-Garrison Miller, [6]; 9. 2-Ashton Spieker, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [4]; 2. 21-Andrew Jochim, [2]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [5]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [3]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [8]; 6. 34-Alex Kukowski, [6]; 7. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [9]; 8. 2-Ashton Spieker, [7]; 9. (DNF) 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 2. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 3. 34-Jordan Zillmer, [5]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [3]; 6. 96-Erv Grossman, [6]; (DNS) 10-Travis Robertson,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [6]; 3. 21-Tim Church, [4]; 4. 34-Jordan Zillmer, [7]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig, [3]; 6. 96-Erv Grossman, [1]; 7. (DNF) 10-Travis Robertson, [5]

Tyler Hall Powers to Modified Win at Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 13, 2019) – In what was the race of the year to this point at Norman County Raceway, Tyler Hall of Fertile held off a hard-charging Casey Arneson of Fargo at the finish of the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature.

Hall jumped out to the lead on the opening lap and looked to dominate the feature just as he did last Friday night at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. However, Arneson, who started 10th on the grid, charged his way through the field and took the second position from Dale Kraling of Mayville before setting his sights on Hall.

Arneson quickly erased Hall’s full straightaway advantage and took the lead as they passed under the white flag. Hall stayed loyal to the high side of the speedway and regained the point as the lead duo charged down the backstretch for the final time. Hall took away Arneson’s line on the bottom in turns three and four but pushed up the speedway slightly. In a drag race to the AuctionBlock.com flagstand, and with the Fertile fans on their feet, Hall took the win by a car length.

Alex Truscinski of Greenbush dominated the NLSA Lighting Sprint main event. Truscinski started on the outside of the front row and pulled away to a big lead over Dexter Dvergsten of Greenbush. Dvergsten closed the gap to within two car lengths on the final lap, but Truscinski held on to go back-to-back at NCR. The NLSA Lightning Sprints will make their third and final appearance to the high-banked three-eights mile oval on August 8th.

Reise Stenberg of Argusville, N.D. led every lap of the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, but it didn’t come without a challenge. Stenberg’s brother-in-law, Matt Schow of McIntosh, had to start at the tail of the field after suffering engine troubles in his heat, but Schow sliced his way through the pack to give Stenberg a run for his money.

Schow was all over the rear bumper of Stenberg on the final circuit but ran out of laps as Stenberg cruised to the win. The win was Stenberg’s fifth of the season and second at NCR.

Luke Johnson of Moorhead picked up a thrilling Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. Ada’s Andy Wagner showed the way in the opening laps until he spun his No. 3x machine in turn two. Johnson went on to lead the remainder of the feature but had challenges from Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. and Chris VanMil of Barnesville before Wagner charged his way through the field to become a contender in the closing laps.

It appeared as though Wagner had the faster car as he moved into second with under five laps to go and placed a bid for the lead on the final circuit. Wagner went to the high side of turns three and four trying to drive around Johnson and had the hometown fans on their feet as they headed to Matt Greseth’s checkered flag. Wagner came up a car length shy of the come-from-behind win as Johnson collected his division-leading second feature win of the season.

Tim Shiek of Fargo, N.D. raced to his second Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the season. Alyssa White of West Fargo, N.D. looked to back up her heat race win as she raced Shiek hard in the early going but, unfortunately, looped her No. 14 machine around on lap three. Shiek went unchallenged to the feature win.

Aaron Olson of Mekinock, N.D. returned to KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane for the 13th time in an IMCA Stock Car. Olson had a late race challenge in the form of Todd Heinrich, but a caution reset the field and put Heinrich back behind Olson for the ensuing restart. Olson’s win was his first at NCR since August 17, 2017. In 2017, Olson scored an unprecedented 12 Norman County Implement Stock Car wins.

RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 60-Tyler Hall, 10:48.316[2]; 2. 2A-Casey Arneson, 10:48.534[10]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, 10:52.817[3]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, 10:53.159[6]; 5. 6D-Dylan Goplen, 10:54.947[7]; 6. 84-Michael Johnson, 10:55.885[1]; 7. 15T-Myles Tomlinson, 10:56.244[8]; 8. 88B-Brady Petermann, 10:58.127[4]; 9. 6Z-Zach Dockter, 10:59.863[11]; 10. 2-Don Gumke, 11:01.516[9]; 11. 12C-Nick Curtis, 11:05.961[12]; 12. 442-Aaron Johnson, 10:40.856[5]; 13. K9-Tom Cummings, 10:58.713[13]

Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 60-Tyler Hall, [2]; 2. 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [5]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [3]; 4. 2A-Casey Arneson, [6]; 5. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 6. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [7]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [2]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [4]; 3. 2-Don Gumke, [5]; 4. 442-Aaron Johnson, [3]; 5. 84-Michael Johnson, [1]; 6. 12C-Nick Curtis, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, 08:24.955[2]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, 08:25.562[9]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, 08:29.971[3]; 4. 28S-Ryan Schow, 08:30.350[1]; 5. 5-Aaron Blacklance, 08:30.665[4]; 6. 188-Hunter Hougard, 08:31.170[5]; 7. 00-Steve Hougard, 08:34.046[8]; 8. B0-Jory Berg, 08:41.272[6]; 9. (DNF) 81-Daniel Pederson, 02:50.655[7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [1]; 2. 28S-Ryan Schow, [2]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 5. 188-Hunter Hougard, [7]; 6. B0-Jory Berg, [5]; 7. 81-Daniel Pederson, [9]; 8. 00-Steve Hougard, [8]; 9. (DNF) 2S-Matt Schow, [4]

IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 14-Aaron Olson, 08:40.657[1]; 2. 38-Todd Heinrich, 08:41.447[6]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, 08:42.758[8]; 4. 4-Rick Schulz, 08:43.318[7]; 5. 21-Tim Church, 08:44.244[5]; 6. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, 08:44.575[10]; 7. 76Z-John Sandvig, 08:45.150[3]; 8. 74-Steve Nordhagen, 08:47.678[9]; 9. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, 08:44.571[4]; 10. 96-Erv Grossman, 08:48.004[2]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [2]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]

NLSA Lightning Sprints:
Feature: 1. 10-Alex Truscinski, 04:46.994[2]; 2. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, 04:47.375[4]; 3. 13-Alan Truscinski, 04:50.939[1]; 4. 93-Kelsi Pederson, 04:51.165[6]; 5. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, 04:54.605[8]; 6. 33-Murray Temple, 04:55.747[7]; 7. 100-Jason Berg, 04:58.177[9]; 8. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, 04:59.505[5]; 9. 10H-Danny Hazemann, 05:05.865[11]; 10. (DNF) 16-Josh Abrahamson, 03:15.534[3]; 11. (DNF) 14-Tim Estenson, 01:03.159[10]; 12. (DNF) 1-Mark Williams, 01:03.159[12]

Heat 1: 1. 10-Alex Truscinski, [1]; 2. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [4]; 3. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [3]; 4. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [6]; 5. 14-Tim Estenson, [2]; 6. (DNF) 1-Mark Williams, [5]

Heat 2: 1. 13-Alan Truscinski, [1]; 2. 16-Josh Abrahamson, [4]; 3. 33-Murray Temple, [2]; 4. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [3]; 5. 100-Jason Berg, [5]; 6. 10H-Danny Hazemann, [6]

IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [8]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 3. 40-Chris VanMil, [10]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 5. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [9]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [13]; 7. 29S-Greg Schilling, [3]; 8. 15-Matthew Clark, [12]; 9. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [6]; 10. 2X-Brady Moore, [14]; 11. (DNF) 219-Brandon Schmidt, [7]; 12. (DNF) 55-Kenneth Bye, [11]; 13. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [15]; 14. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; (DNS) 13C-Paul Colvin

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [6]; 4. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [5]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 6. 55-Kenneth Bye, [7]; 7. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 40-Chris VanMil, [7]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 3. 29S-Greg Schilling, [2]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [3]; 5. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [4]; 6. 15-Matthew Clark, [6]; 7. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]; (DNS) 22-Vince Jegtvig,

Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [2]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 3. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]; 4. 14-Alyssa White [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [2]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]

Robertson returns to victory lane at NCR

By Mike Spieker

ADA, MN (June 6, 2019) – Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car rookie Travis Robertson of Moorhead picked up his first career win. Robertson had a lot of success in the WISSOTA Street Stock division at NCR for a few years before he made the move up to the NLRA Late Models. While still competing with the NLRA Late Models, Robertson now also races with the IMCA Stock Cars at NCR and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo.

Robertson jumped out to the lead on lap one from his outside front row starting position. Robertson had a challenger early on in the form of Rob VanMil of Barnesville. VanMil entered the night undefeated in Stock Car competition between NCR and RRVS, but Robertson was no match for him on Thursday.

#10 Travis Robertson (Photo: Speedway-Shots.com)

Robertson cruised to the feature win with ease as VanMil held on for second over Rick Schulz of Horace, N.D.

The Lucas Oil Northern Renegade Sprint Cars made their inaugural visit to NCR and did not disappoint. After leading the majority of the race, it appeared that Caley Emerson had the race in hand when he maneuvered around lapped traffic to put some distance between himself and second-place runner Jori Hughes. Hughes was able to get by the lapped car down the back straightaway on the final lap and made things interesting in the final set of corners. Hughes all but erased Emerson’s lead and pulled even with the leader down the front stretch heading towards Matt Greseth’s checkered flag. At the AuctionBlock.com flagstand, Emerson held on to take the win by half a car length.

Austin Arneson of Fargo, N.D. is always a favorite when he unloads his No. 10 IMCA Modified at NCR, but his chances didn’t look as strong as usual after he failed to complete one lap in his heat. Arneson started 10th on the grid, but sliced his way to the front early on and quickly became a contender. Arneson grabbed the lead from Tyler Peterson with a strong move to the outside in turn four with five laps remaining.

From there Arneson checked out and cruised to take his first win at NCR this season.

It looked as though Reise Stenberg’s hot streak to the 2019 season was going to continue in the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Stenberg of Argusville, N.D. jumped out to the lead over his brother-in-law Matt Schow of McIntosh. Schow stalked the rear bumper of Stenberg for the first half of the race until Stenberg suffered a mechanical failure. Stenberg had a three car length lead when his No. 87S machine suddenly slowed in turn four, which brought out the caution and handed the lead over to Schow.

On the ensuing restart, Schow had his hands full holding off Jeff Nelson of Perham. Schow was able to hang on to the point and pulled out to a comfortable lead in the final stages before cruising to the win.

Aaron Blacklance of Thief River Falls, Nelson, Matt’s younger brother Ryan Schow of McIntosh, and Jory Berg of Grand Forks, N.D. rounded out the top five.

Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. raced to the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature win. Schmidt took the lead away from Andy Wagner of Ada on lap three and never looked back. Aaron Wetterlin of Moorhead took the second position on a restart with eight laps remaining, but he didn’t have anything for Schmidt as Schmidt took the win by nearly a second and a half. Wetterlin, Wagner, Luke Johnson of Moorhead, and Noah Metzger of Crookston rounded out the top five.

West Fargo, North Dakota’s Alyssa White led the early going of the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature. However, a slight slip in turn two was all it took for Brad Orvedal of Fargo, N.D. to sneak by White and grab the lead. White mounted a charge on Orvedal in the second half of the race, but Orvedal held on to take the win.

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [10]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [8]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [1]; 5. 442-Aaron Johnson, [6]; 6. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 7. 7-Dale Kraling, [11]; 8. 69-Justin Jones, [3]; 9. 60-Tyler Hall, [9]; 10. 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 11. K9-Tom Cummings, [7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [1]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [3]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 4. K9-Tom Cummings, [4]; 5. (DNF) 60-Tyler Hall, [5]; 6. (DNF) 7-Dale Kraling, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [1]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 3. 442-Aaron Johnson, [4]; 4. 69-Justin Jones, [2]; 5. (DNF) 10-Austin Arneson, [5]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 2S-Matt Schow, 12:47.374[5]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, 12:49.635[2]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, 12:49.656[6]; 4. 28S-Ryan Schow, 12:50.771[4]; 5. B0-Jory Berg, 12:51.152[7]; 6. 81-Daniel Pederson, 12:56.944[8]; 7. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg, 08:36.612[3]; 8. (DNF) 39-Jamie Dietzler, 04:40.520[1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 2. 28S-Ryan Schow, [2]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [6]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 5. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 6. 33-Jeff Nelson, [7]; 7. B0-Jory Berg, [5]; 8. 81-Daniel Pederson, [8]

IMCA SportsMods:
Feature: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [6]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [8]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [9]; 5. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 7. 9-Torey Fischer, [7]; 8. 13C-Paul Colvin, [10]; (DNS) 29-Greg Schilling, ; (DNS) 51-Kelly Jacobson,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 3. 19D-Noah Metzger, [3]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]; 5. (DNF) 51-Kelly Jacobson, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [3]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [4]; 3. 13C-Paul Colvin, [5]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [2]

IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 10-Travis Robertson, [4]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [6]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [5]; 4. 38-Todd Heinrich, [7]; 5. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 6. 21-Tim Church, [3]; 7. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [10]; 8. 76Z-John Sandvig, [8]; 9. (DNF) 96-Erv Grossman, [2]; (DNS) 14-Aaron Olson,

Heat 1: 1. 38-Todd Heinrich, [4]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 3. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 4. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [2]

Heat 2: 1. 10-Travis Robertson, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 76Z-John Sandvig, [4]; 4. 96-Erv Grossman, [1]; 5. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [5]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 2. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 3. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]; 4. 22W-Will Miller, [6]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 6. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Alyssa White, [1]; 2. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 5. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]; 6. 22W-Will Miller, [6]

Norman County Raceway kicks off its 101st season of racing

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (May 30, 2019) – Norman County Raceway opened its doors for its 101st year of racing on Thursday evening. A great crowd that was on hand was complimented by a stout field of drivers in the pit area.

Luke Johnson of Moorhead dominated the first feature of the evening in the Titan Machinery IMCA Sportmods. The defending Red River Valley Speedway track champion started on the pole and led all 15 trips around the high-banked three-eighths-mile oval en route to a dominating win. The race was halted early on after front runner Vince Jegtvig of Dilworth slipped off the edge of the turn two banking and slammed hard into the outside retaining wall. Jegtvig was okay, but his No. 22 machine suffered too much damage to continue.

The NLSA Lightning Sprints made their first of three scheduled appearances on Thursday. Kelsi Pederson, daughter of fan-favorite NLRA Late Model driver Joey Pederson, held the point in the early going of their feature. Murray Temple of Hartney, Manitoba shot into the lead on lap two before quickly checking out from the rest of the pack. Temple looked to have the race in hand until the caution was displayed with five laps to go. Alex Truscinski got a great restart and not only challenged Temple for the lead but drove right by him going into turn three with three laps to go. Once out front, Truscinski was the class of the field and picked up the win.

The Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature got underway with Sacred Heart, Minnesota’s William Miller taking the lead. At the halfway point, the race was slowed after Brandy Smith of Twin Valley made heavy contact with the outside wall in turn four. Smith was okay but was done for the night.

Defending NCR track champion, Tim Shiek of Fargo, N.D., grabbed the lead from Miller on the ensuing restart and walked away with the feature win.

Reise Stenberg’s hot start to 2019 continued Thursday as the Argusville, N.D. driver wheeled his way to his third win of this young season. Stenberg got the jump as the green flag flew on the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Stenberg quickly distanced himself from a talent-loaded field and cruised, unchallenged, to KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane. The win was Stenberg’s third of the season.

Round one of the Minn-Kota Legends Tour produced what was arguably the race of the night. Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes battled Alex Braseth of Ulen on lap one of the main event, presented by Seedex. Wilke held the lead until a late caution came out with three laps to go. On the restart, Andrew Jochim of Glyndon came up to place a bid for the lead. Wilke and Jochim were side by side as the white flag flew from the AuctionBlock.com flagstand, but Wilke held the advantage exiting the first set of corners. Wilke went low to take away Jochim’s line in turns three and four and held on to claim his second career victory at NCR.

The Minn-Kota Legends tour will swing through Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. on Friday, Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn. on Saturday and will wrap up at Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, N.D. on Sunday.

Rob VanMil of Barnesville picked up where he left off last year in the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars. The defending NCR track champion dominated the feature and took the win.

Racing continues Thursday, June 6th at NCR, featuring the Northern Renegade Non-Wing Sprint Cars. It’s also Family Fun night, which will offer inflatable games plus a meet-and-greet with the drivers at intermission. Racing begins at 7pm.

SUMMARY
IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [2]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [10]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [1]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, [12]; 5. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [7]; 6. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 7. (DNF) 29-Greg Schilling, [6]; 8. (DNF) 2X-Brady Moore, [13]; 9. (DNF) 41-Doug Gardner, [3]; 10. (DNF) 3X-Andy Wagner, [9]; 11. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [11]; 12. (DNF) 51-Kelly Jacobson, [5]; 13. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [8]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 2. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [3]; 4. 41-Doug Gardner, [4]; 5. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [7]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [5]; 7. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [2]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 3. 19D-Noah Metzger, [1]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [4]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [5]

NLSA Lightning Sprints:
Feature: 1. 10-Alex Truscinski, [1]; 2. 33-Murray Temple, [4]; 3. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [2]; 4. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [3]; 5. 1-Mark Williams, [6]; 6. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [5]; 7. 100-Jason Berg, [10]; 8. 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [8]; 9. (DNF) 16-Josh Abrahamson, [7]; 10. (DNF) 13-Alan Truscinski, [9]

Heat 1: 1. 10-Alex Truscinski, [5]; 2. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [1]; 3. 1-Mark Williams, [2]; 4. (DNF) 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [3]; 5. (DNF) 13-Alan Truscinski, [4]

Heat 2: 1. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [4]; 2. 33-Murray Temple, [1]; 3. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [3]; 4. 16-Josh Abrahamson, [5]; 5. 100-Jason Berg, [2]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance,[1]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold,[5]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [4]; 5. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [3]; 6. 15-Eric Platzer, [6]; 7. (DNF) 81-Daniel Pederson, [7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [3]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]; 5. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [4]; 6. 15-Eric Platzer, [6]; 7. 81-Daniel Pederson, [7]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [1]; 2. 22W-Will Miller, [2]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, [5]; 6. (DNF) 21S-Brandy Smith, [8]; (DNS) 14-Alyssa White,; (DNS) 11S-William Smith, 02:07.655

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [2]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 3. 106-Eric Novacek, [1]; 4. 22W-Will Miller, [6]; 5. 73-Todd Gettel, [3]; 6. 14-Alyssa White, [7]; 7. 21S-Brandy Smith, [8]; 8. (DNF) 11S-William Smith, [4]

INEX Legends:
Feature: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [2]; 2. 21-Andrew Jochim, [8]; 3. 20-Alex Braseth, [1]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [3]; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [6]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [10]; 7. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [7]; 8. 5G-Garrison Miller, [5]; 9. (DNF) 29-Ryan Braseth, [4]; 10. (DNF) 2-Ashton Spieker, [11]; (DNS) 38-Andrew Sommerfeld,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 21-Andrew Jochim, [4]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [2]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [1]; 4. 20-Alex Braseth, [5]; 5. 5G-Garrison Miller, [3]; 6. 2-Ashton Spieker, [6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 29-Ryan Braseth, [4]; 2. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [3]; 3. D11RT-Blaise Deckert, [2]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [5]; 5. (DNF) 38-Andrew Sommerfeld, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [4]; 3. 10-Travis Robertson, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 5. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [7]; 6. (DNF) 96-Erv Grossman, [6]; 7. (DNF) 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [4]; 3. 10-Travis Robertson, [5]; 4. 11-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [6]; 6. 96-Erv Grossman, [3]; 7. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [7]

Carlsrud Named Norman County Raceway’s Youngest-Ever Track Champion

Petermann Becomes Youngest Modified Champion at NCR

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 23, 2018) – Norman County Raceway’s 100th anniversary season came to a close Thursday night with a great crowd on hand. The speedway’s youth movement was seen in full effect as two drivers set records with their championship efforts. Brady Petermann of Hawley, Minn. collected the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified track championship. In doing so, he became the youngest driver to claim the championship in the track’s premier division at 19 years old.

Brody Carlsrud of Moorhead, Minn. became the youngest driver in track history to claim a track title. The 15-year-old won the INEX Legends championship by just one point over Alex Braseth. Carlsrud, who is in his second season behind the wheel of a Legend, finished inside of the top 10 in all six events at NCR, including three top-five finishes.

15-year-old Brody Carlsrud became the speedway’s youngest track champion with 2018 legends title.

15-year-old Brody Carlsrud became the speedway’s youngest track champion with 2018 legends title.

Tim Estenson cruised to the Seedex Legends feature win. The win marked his 25th win of the season and 51st career Legends victory.

In thrilling fashion, Aaron Wetterlin of Moorhead, Minn. collected his first career Norman County Raceway track championship in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods. After falling to the back early in the feature after spinning in turn two, Wetterlin got up on the wheel and charged his way back to the front. With Wetterlin restarting in the back, Kelly Jacobson, who entered the night three points behind Wetterlin, held the point lead as the race resumed. The usually mild-mannered Wetterlin aggressively wheeled his way back into contention for the win.

Coming to the checkers on the final lap, Wetterlin went three wide with Jacobson and Andy Wagner. Jacobson held on for second, while Wagner and Wetterlin finished third and fourth, respectively. Wetterlin’s fourth-place finish was good enough to grab the title by one point over Jacobson. Jacobson’s father, Scott Jacobson, dominated the SportMod feature.

Tim Shiek of Fargo, N.D. led every lap of the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Shiek picked up his third win of the season and the points championship.

Rob VanMil stole the lead from Rick Schulz in the late going of the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature. VanMil went on to win both the feature and the championship. VanMil, who runs regularly in the Modified ranks, has been driving his father, Corry’s, Stock Car all season after health issues sidelined him for the season.

The Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Mods also had a driver sweep the night. Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls, Minn. led every lap en route to clinching the feature win and track championship. Gronwold held a healthy lead at the midway point of the race while brothers-in-law, Matt Schow and Reise Stenberg, fought for the second spot. The two drivers raced side by side for four consecutive laps before Stenberg claimed the position.

The IMCA Modifieds were five laps into their main event when the skies opened up. The race surface quickly became unraceable and the race was called official. Jamie Trautner was awarded the win.


RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 5. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [5]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 7. 88B-Brady Petermann, [7]; 8. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [12]; 9. 84-Michael Johnson, [6]; 10. 174-Rich Pavlicek, [10]; 11. 79-Tony Mack, [11]; 12. 69-Justin Jones, [9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 174-Rich Pavlicek, [6]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 6. 79-Tony Mack, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 60-Tyler Hall, [2]; 2. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 4. 69-Justin Jones, [5]; 5. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [3]; 6. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [1]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 4. 17-Lance Schill, [3]; 5. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [7]; 8. 15-Eric Platzer, [8]; 9. 81-Daniel Pederson, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [6]; 4. 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 5. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [8]; 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [7]; 8. 15-Eric Platzer, [3]; 9. 81-Daniel Pederson, [9]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [4]; 2. 73-Todd Gettel, [6]; 3. 11S-William Smith, [1]; 4. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [3]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 6. 14-Alyssa White, [5]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 11S-William Smith, [2]; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [5]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [6]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek, [4]; 5. (DNF) 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 6. (DNF) 73-Todd Gettel, [1]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature: 1. 5-Scott Jacobson, [5]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [8]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [7]; 4. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [9]; 5. 8J-Luke Johnson, [10]; 6. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [2]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 8. 9-Torey Fischer, [1]; 9. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [6]; 10. 13C-Paul Colvin, [4]; 11. 68-Dan Evert, [11]; 12. 2X-Brady Moore, [13]; 13. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [12]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [6]; 2. 5-Scott Jacobson, [4]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, [1]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 6. 68-Dan Evert, [7]; 7. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [4]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [5]; 5. 13C-Paul Colvin, [3]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]

INEX Legends:
A Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [8]; 2. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [6]; 3. 38-Andrew Sommerfeld, [9]; 4. 58-Sean Johnson, [5]; 5. 5-Dean Julsrud, [2]; 6. 5D8-Dylan Johnson, [10]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 8. 69-Brian Hanson, [1]; 9. 72-Tye Wilke, [7]; 10. 6-Cameron Sogge, [12]; 11. 29-Ryan Braseth, [3]; 12. 20-Alex Braseth, [11]; 13. 7-Cade Sogge, [13]; 14. (DNF) 72T-Travis Wilke, [17]; 15. (DNF) 5G-Garrison Miller, [14]; 16. (DNF) 79-Scott Richardson, [16]; 17. (DNF) D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [18]; 18. (DNF) 9-Dean Sommerfeld, [15]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [5]; 2. 5-Dean Julsrud, [2]; 3. 58-Sean Johnson, [4]; 4. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [3]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [9]; 6. 5D8-Dylan Johnson, [7]; 7. 6-Cameron Sogge, [6]; 8. 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]; 9. 72T-Travis Wilke, [8]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 38-Andrew Sommerfeld, [6]; 2. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]; 3. 14T-Tim Estenson, [9]; 4. 69-Brian Hanson, [1]; 5. 29-Ryan Braseth, [2]; 6. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 7. 7-Cade Sogge, [5]; 8. 9-Dean Sommerfeld, [8]; 9. 79-Scott Richardson, [7]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [3]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 4. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [5]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 3. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 5. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [5]