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Next Race: Thursday, July 25

Thursday, July 25:
– Military Appreciation Night

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: 2:00 pm
Grandstands Open: 5:00 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!

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– We have delicious concession food & ice-cold beverages

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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]

Jochim Claims Thrilling Minn-Kota Legends Tour Opener

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 16, 2018) – The penultimate round of Thursday Night Thunder at Norman County Raceway for the 2018 season featured Back to School night. During intermission, kids got to take a ride around the race track on a school bus and enjoyed sweets from the candy toss.

The Seedex INEX Legends had a strong 15-car field on hand for the inaugural Minn-Kota Legends Tour. Dean Julsrud and Dylan Johnson led the pack to the green flag with Julsrud taking the early lead. On lap two, the race for the lead quickly heated up as Johnson and Andrew Jochim went three wide with Julsrud out of turn two. Johnson led at the line, but Jochim held the point on the following circuit. A restart on lap four of 16 allowed Tim Estenson to slice his way through the field.

Photo: Andrew Jochim of Glyndon claimed the Minn-Kota Legends Tour feature win Thursday at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn.

Estenson, who has 23 wins on the season, moved by Ryan Braseth for second with nine to go. For nearly the remainder of the race, Estenson stalked Jochim as they raced nose to tail for the lead.

As the white flag flew, Estenson left the preferred top groove and attempted to dive underneath Jochim in the final set of corners. Estenson got sideways and made contact with Jochim, which forced them both to spin. Third-place runner, Braseth, dove off the turn three embankment to avoid further contact.

The caution was called on Estenson and Jochim and Braseth rejoined the field in first and second, respectively. Jochim, of Glyndon, Minn., held on to collect the win in what was his first appearance of the season to Norman County Raceway.

For the second week in a row, Luke Johnson captured the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod checkered flag. The Moorhead, Minn. driver took the lead from Taylor Grove on lap three and never looked back. In search of his first win of the season, Grove remained within striking distance of Johnson all race long but didn’t have enough to challenge Johnson in the closing laps.

The Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature began with a three-wide race for second as Rob VanMil, Tim Church and Rick Schulz battled for position. VanMil claimed the spot and set his sights on the leader, Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. A pair of cautions in the final 10 laps gave VanMil ample opportunity to get by Schmidt, but Schmidt, a rookie to the Stock Cars, broke away from the pack on each restart. Schmidt cruised to his third win of the season at NCR and eighth overall win of the season.

WISSOTA Midwest Modified national point leader, Lance Schill of Langdon, N.D., led all 15 laps of the Christian Motors main event. Schill grabbed the early lead over Joseph Thomas. Thomas ran in the second spot until he slid off the track in turn one on lap four.

On the ensuing restart, Aaron Blacklance assumed the second position but had his hands full with Reise Stenberg. Another yellow with three to go prompted a restart where both Matt Schow and Brock Gronwold were sent to the tail of the field for aggressive driving. As the race resumed, Schill jumped out to a five car length lead over Blacklance and picked up his third Norman County Raceway win of the season and 17th overall.

Tyler Peterson of Hickson, N.D. and Jesse Skalicky had a phenomenal battle for the lead going on in the early stages of the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature. Peterson tip-toed around the low side of the speedway, while Skalicky rode the rim around the high side. Past the halfway point, the two made contact, which sent Peterson around in turn one. Skalicky was tagged for the caution as Peterson led the field on the restart. Michael Johnson closed in on Peterson in the closing laps, but Peterson held him off to take the win.

Next week at Norman County Raceway is your last chance to enjoy Thursday night racing this summer as KRJB 106.5FM presents Season Championship night.


SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 3. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [5]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [7]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 6. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 7. 96A-Greg Wilson, [10]; 8. 31-Kevin Bliese, [9]; 9. (DNF) 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 10. (DNF) 7-Dale Kraling, [6]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [3]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 4. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 5. 31-Kevin Bliese, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 60-Tyler Hall, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [1]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 5. 96A-Greg Wilson, [5]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 4. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 5. 28S-Ryan Schow, [7]; 6. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 7. 33-Jeff Nelson, [6]; 8. 68-Joe Henninger, [11]; 9. 2S-Matt Schow, [8]; 10. 81-Daniel Pederson, [10]; 11. 2M-Rob Metzger, [12]; 12. (DNF) 15L-Tal Lucken, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 4. 28S-Ryan Schow, [1]; 5. 15L-Tal Lucken, [6]; 6. 81-Daniel Pederson, [3]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 2. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 4. 17-Lance Schill, [4]; 5. 2M-Rob Metzger, [6]; 6. (DNF) 68-Joe Henninger, [1]

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

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 2. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 6. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [4]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, [1]; 5. 13C-Paul Colvin, [3]

INEX Legends:
A Feature: 1. 21-Andrew Jochim, [4]; 2. 29-Ryan Braseth, [6]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [9]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 5. 5-Dean Julsrud, [1]; 6. 5D8-Dylan Johnson, [2]; 7. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [14]; 8. 69-Brian Hanson, [5]; 9. 58-Sean Johnson, [8]; 10. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [10]; 11. 69T-Joshua Julsrud, [15]; 12. 72T-Travis Wilke, [13]; 13. 5G-Garrison Miller, [12]; 14. (DNF) 20-Alex Braseth, [7]; 15. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson, [11]; (DNS) 14M-Mark Estenson,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 69-Brian Hanson, [2]; 2. 58-Sean Johnson, [1]; 3. 29-Ryan Braseth, [6]; 4. 20-Alex Braseth, [5]; 5. 72-Tye Wilke, [4]; 6. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [3]; 7. 72T-Travis Wilke, [8]; (DNS) 69T-Joshua Julsrud,

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 21-Andrew Jochim, [4]; 2. 5D8-Dylan Johnson, [2]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [5]; 4. 5-Dean Julsrud, [1]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [7]; 6. 14T-Tim Estenson, [6]; 7. 5G-Garrison Miller, [3]; (DNS) 14M-Mark Estenson,

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 4. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 5. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 6. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 3. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 4. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 5. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 6. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [6]

Johnny Scott Claims Seventh Annual Sanders Modified Challenge

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 9, 2018) – The seventh annual Sander’s Metal Products IMCA Modified Challenge Tour came to a close Thursday at Norman County Raceway with a season-high 29 Modifieds. Tyler Peterson captured the opening night win the previous night at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo.

IMCA Modified rookie, Dylan Goplen, showed the way at the drop of the green flag of the $1,300-to-win Modified feature. Goplen had his hands full with Peterson in the early going, but he was able to hold him off.

Third-place starter, Johnny Scott, found his groove on the low side of the speedway in the first 10 laps. After getting by Peterson for second in turn four, Scott, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, took the lead from Goplen at the other end of the speedway in turn two.

Once out front, Scott, who was driving Austin Arneson’s No. 10 machine, never looked back.

Photo: Johnny Scott of Las Cruces, N.M. picked up the Sanders Modified Challenge Tour Win at Norman County Raceway

“When we got going the track was kind of dusty, but once it cleaned off my car just took off,” said Scott in KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane. “We definitely made some improvements from last night for sure. I have to thank the Arnesons for letting me drive this thing this weekend. This is the first time I’ve ever been here and it’s a really nice track.”

Goplen, Peterson, Darin Duffy, and Michael Greseth, who started 12th, rounded out the top five.

Reise Stenberg of Harwood, N.D. raced to the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Mod feature win. Stenberg started fourth on the grid, but moved by Lucas Rodin, Joseph Thomas and Lance Schill en route to taking the lead. While the rest of the pack fought for position, Stenberg checked out.

Stenberg was followed to the checkers by Thomas, Aaron Blacklance, Rodin and Brock Gronwold.

Attrition took a toll on the field during the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Just three cars remained in the closing laps, but those three drivers produced the most exciting finish of the evening. Todd Gettle led Tim Shiek and William Smith on the final lap, but Shiek and Smith were closing in. In the final set of turns, they went three-wide for the lead as it came down to a drag race to the finish line. Gettle managed to hold on by less than a tenth of a second for the win.

Luke Johnson picked up his second Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod win in as many nights. The Moorhead driver backed up his win the previous night at Red River Valley Speedway with a convincing victory at Norman County. Johnson took the lead from fifth in the opening laps and held off Paul Colvin for his second win at the speedway this season.

Rick Schulz ran a flawless Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature for his third win of the season. Despite heavy pressure from point leader, Rob VanMil, Schulz ran a steady line around the smooth, dry slick racing surface.

Next Thursday is Back To School Night at Norman County Raceway. Fans are invited to wear their school colors to the races!


RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 10-Johnny Scott, [3]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [1]; 3. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 4. 19D-Darin Duffy, [5]; 5. 17-Michael Greseth, [12]; 6. 2-Casey Arneson, [7]; 7. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [11]; 8. 99-Cale Arneson, [9]; 9. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [2]; 10. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [10]; 11. 9-Billy Kendall III, [20]; 12. 84-Michael Johnson, [15]; 13. 88B-Brady Petermann, [24]; 14. 20-Dev Malmlov, [6]; 15. 19-Lucas Rodin, [14]; 16. 15T-Thiesse, Erick, [19]; 17. 4500-Cody Peterson, [23]; 18. 7X-Joseph Thomas, [27]; 19. 12C-Nick Curtis, [26]; 20. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [22]; 21. (DNF) 22B-Josh Beaulieu, [18]; 22. (DNF) 25-Jamie Trautner, [8]; 23. (DNF) 60-Tyler Hall, [21]; 24. (DNF) 4D-Rob VanMil, [25]; 25. (DNF) 43-Lance Schilling, [29]; 26. (DNF) 43L-Luke Schilling, [16]; 27. (DNF) 12H-Mike Hansen, [13]; 28. (DNF) 7-Dale Kraling, [17]; (DNS) 79-Tony Mack,

Heat 1: 1. 10-Johnny Scott, [2]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson, [4]; 3. 2-Casey Arneson, [1]; 4. 12H-Mike Hansen, [6]; 5. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 7. 4D-Rob VanMil, [8]; 8. 43-Lance Schilling, [7]

Heat 2: 1. 17-Michael Greseth, [4]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 3. 19D-Darin Duffy, [7]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 5. 22B-Josh Beaulieu, [1]; 6. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [5]; 7. 12C-Nick Curtis, [2]

Heat 3: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [1]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 3. 20-Dev Malmlov, [4]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [7]; 5. 15T-Thiesse, Erick, [6]; 6. 4500-Cody Peterson, [3]; 7. (DNF) 7X-Joseph Thomas, [5]

Heat 4: 1. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [4]; 2. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [1]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [3]; 4. 43L-Luke Schilling, [2]; 5. 9-Billy Kendall III, [7]; 6. 88B-Brady Petermann, [6]; (DNS) 79-Tony Mack,

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 2. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [1]; 5. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [8]; 6. 33-Jeff Nelson, [5]; 7. 17-Lance Schill, [3]; 8. 2M-Rob Metzger, [9]; 9. (DNF) 81-Daniel Pederson, [7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 3. 17-Lance Schill, [3]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [7]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [6]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [5]; 7. 81-Daniel Pederson, [8]; 8. 2M-Rob Metzger, [9]; 9. (DNF) 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]

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

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

IMCA SportMods
A Feature: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 2. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [4]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [7]; 5. 5-Scott Jacobson, [12]; 6. 24-Kelly Henderson, [9]; 7. 47K-Luke Krogh, [11]; 8. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [8]; 9. 8-Billy Michaelsohn, [14]; 10. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [10]; 11. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 12. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 13. 48-John Albrecht, [19]; 14. 64-Cole Lewis, [17]; 15. 55-Kenneth Bye, [15]; 16. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [13]; 17. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 18. (DNF) 9-Torey Fischer, [16]; 19. (DNF) 5T-Matt Talley, [18]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 2. 47K-Luke Krogh, [5]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [4]; 4. 5-Scott Jacobson, [7]; 5. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [1]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [2]; 7. (DNF) 48-John Albrecht, [6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 2. 24-Kelly Henderson, [4]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 5. 8-Billy Michaelsohn, [6]; 6. 64-Cole Lewis, [5]

Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 3. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [4]; 4. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 5. 55-Kenneth Bye, [5]; 6. 5T-Matt Talley, [6]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 38-Todd Heinrich, [5]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 5. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [7]; 6. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 7. (DNF) 76Z-John Sandvig, [6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 5. 38-Todd Heinrich, [5]; 6. 76Z-John Sandvig, [6]; 7. 86-Thomas Ahrndt, [7]

Schmidt Claims Opening Night of the King Pin Klash Stock Car Special

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 26, 2018) – Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. claimed the biggest win of his career Thursday night at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn. With a season-high number of Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars in attendance for the King Pin Klash, presented by The Bowler, Schmidt picked up his second win of the season at NCR.

Rick Schulz showed the way in the early going of the Stock Car feature, but a caution with 10 laps to go regrouped the field. Schmidt took advantage of the restart and took the lead from Schulz. Once out front, Schmidt would not relinquish the lead. Behind him, the best battle on the track was for second. Schulz, Rob VanMil and IMCA Modified regular, Tyler Hall, all fought for the runner-up position.

At the checkers, VanMil finished second behind Schmidt as Schulz, Hall, and Kevin Mattox, who made the haul to Ada from the Minot, N.D. area, rounded out the top five.

Photo: Brandon Schmidt of Hillsboro, N.D. picked up the big IMCA Stock Car win Thursday at Norman County Raceway.

The Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds got off to a wild start as the third-place starter, Lance Schill, looped his No. 17 machine in front of the field. Everyone was able to avoid him and Schill rejoined the pack at the back for the complete restart.

As the race resumed, Cody Lee of Starbuck, Minn. held the lead over Aaron Blacklance. Lee had a close call with lapped traffic at the halfway point when he made fairly significant contact with the rear of a lapped car. Lee only suffered cosmetic damaged on his No. 50 machine as he went on to cruise to his first career NCR victory.

Matt Schow, Jeff Nelson, Bryan Kakela and Brock Gronwold rounded out the top five.

Aaron Wetterlin of Moorhead collected his third win of the season in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods. The race got off to a wild start as Chris Evoniuk and Paul Colvin made contact at the drop of the green flag, which sent Colvin spinning in front of the field. Colvin’s car came to rest on the low side of turn one and retired his No. 13 machine from the race.

On the restart, Luke Johnson took the lead after running three wide in turn one. Wetterlin, who started sixth, quickly reeled in Johnson and took the point with a slide job in turn two. Wetterlin opened up a somewhat comfortable five car length lead at the halfway point. Wetterlin withstood a challenge from Johnson on a restart with six to go to get the win.

For the second week in a row, Jason Strand of Portland, N.D. picked up the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified win. Strand grabbed the lead over Jamie Trautner in the early going and checked out from the rest of the field.

As the race advanced, Strand’s lead became smaller with each lap as Tyler Peterson began reeling him in. What was a full straightaway lead was cut down to just two car lengths on the final lap as Peterson had caught the No. E85 of Strand.

Strand was able to hold off the hard-charging Peterson at the checkers to claim his second win of the season. Dale Kraling, Brady Petermann, and Bryce Borgen rounded out the top five.

Tim Estenson of Fargo raced to his second win of the season at NCR and 17th overall. Estenson took the lead on the opening lap with a four-wide pass for the lead. Estenson went on to lead the remainder of the event but never opened up a comfortable gap as Steven Kuntz remained within striking distance.

Kuntz finished second by a mere three car lengths, while Ryan Braseth, Tye Wilke, and Kaitlyn Skalicky rounded out the top five.

Racing returns to Norman County Raceway on August 9th, featuring the seventh annual Sander’s Modified Challenge. Green flag drops at 7 pm.


SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. E85-Jason Strand, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [6]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [7]; 5. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 6. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 7. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [9]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [5]; 9. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 10. (DNF) 69-Justin Jones, [10]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. E85-Jason Strand, [1]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 4. (DNF) 69-Justin Jones, [5]; 5. (DNF) 99B-Bryce Borgen, [2]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 50C-Cody Lee, [2]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [8]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [5]; 4. 11-Bryan Kakela, [7]; 5. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [16]; 6. 1S-Scott Bintz, [9]; 7. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [11]; 8. 25A-Jesse Aho, [6]; 9. 17-Lance Schill, [3]; 10. 01-Zach Bruer, [1]; 11. 81-Daniel Pederson, [12]; 12. (DNF) 50H-Haley Lee, [13]; 13. (DNF) 1SX-Rusty Kollman, [10]; 14. (DNF) 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 15. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [15]; 16. (DNF) 7T-Joseph Thomas, [14]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 50C-Cody Lee, [2]; 2. 25A-Jesse Aho, [1]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [6]; 5. 1S-Scott Bintz, [7]; 6. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [5]; 7. 50H-Haley Lee, [8]; 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 01-Zach Bruer, [1]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 3. 17-Lance Schill, [8]; 4. 11-Bryan Kakela, [7]; 5. 1SX-Rusty Kollman, [3]; 6. 81-Daniel Pederson, [4]; 7. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [2]; 8. (DNF) 2G-Brock Gronwold, [6]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [6]; 2. 0-Robby Rosselli, [9]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [7]; 5. 40-Chris VanMil, [10]; 6. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 7. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [8]; 8. 19D-Noah Metzger, [15]; 9. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 10. 47-Kreig Kasin, [13]; 11. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [12]; 12. 9-Torey Fischer, [11]; 13. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [1]; 14. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove, [14]; 15. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [3]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 2. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [1]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]; 5. 40-Chris VanMil, [7]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [2]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 8. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [8]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 0-Robby Rosselli, [7]; 3. 13C-Paul Colvin, [4]; 4. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]; 7. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [2]

INEX Legends:
A Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [8]; 2. 1-Steven Kuntz, [9]; 3. 29-Ryan Braseth, [2]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, [6]; 5. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [7]; 6. 20-Alex Braseth, [5]; 7. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [3]; 8. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 9. 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]; 10. 22-Corey Hansen, [10]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1-Steven Kuntz, [5]; 2. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [2]; 5. 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [4]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [2]; 4. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 5. 22-Corey Hansen, [5]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [5]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [9]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [1]; 4. 14-Tyler Hall, [6]; 5. 99M-Kevin Mattox, [8]; 6. 21-Tim Church, [3]; 7. 73H-Dustin Hoffert, [7]; 8. (DNF) 48-Larry Niemi, [2]; 9. (DNF) 28-Norm Olson, [10]; 10. (DNF) 96-Erv Grossman, [11]; 11. (DNF) 76Z-John Sandvig, [13]; 12. (DNF) 85-Ernest Geist, [4]; 13. (DNF) 18-MIke Anderson, [12]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 14-Tyler Hall, [4]; 4. 99M-Kevin Mattox, [6]; 5. 28-Norm Olson, [2]; 6. 96-Erv Grossman, [5]; 7. (DNF) 76Z-John Sandvig, [7]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [6]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 3. 73H-Dustin Hoffert, [1]; 4. 48-Larry Niemi, [2]; 5. 85-Ernest Geist, [5]; 6. (DNF) 18-MIke Anderson, [3]

Strand Claims First Win of 2018

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 12, 2018) – Jason Strand’s long-awaited return to KRJB / KRJM Victory Lane at Norman County Raceway came on Thursday in the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds. Strand, who has been close to getting that elusive first win the last few weeks in both his WISSOTA Midwest Modified and IMCA Modified, picked up a convincing victory leading every lap of the feature.

Jason Strand raced to his first IMCA Modified win of the season at Norman County Raceway

A pair of cautions kept Strand at bay to the rest of the field for the first half of the race. Dale Kraling and Michael Johnson became locked in a battle for the second spot, which allowed Strand to extend his advantage.

Johnson finally cleared Kraling for the runner-up spot with five circuits remaining, but by then, Strand was long gone. Strand went on to take the win over Johnson, Kraling, and Tyler Peterson as Jesse Skalicky rounded out the top five.

Sean Johnson raced to his first career Petermann Seeds INEX Legends win. Alex Braseth led the majority of the main event before his brother, Ryan, took the point. With three laps to go, Johnson used the high side of turns one and two to take the lead and the win.

Matt Schow led the Christian Brothers Ford WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature from green to checkered. With the win, Schow qualified himself for the AFCO Race of Champions at the WISSOTA 100 at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls in September. Jeff Nelson, Bryan Kakela, Brock Gronwold and Eric Haugland rounded out the top five.

Rick Schulz held off Brandon Schmidt and Rob VanMil on the start of the Christian Motors IMCA Stock Car feature. Schulz held onto that lead until he slipped over the turn one embankment, handing the lead over to Schmidt with six laps to go. With three circuits remaining, Rob VanMil started working the high lane and snuck by for the lead. Schmidt found a way back by VanMil in the closing laps to pick up his first Norman County Raceway Stock Car feature win.

The Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods got off to a wild start. Taylor Grove got loose in the marbles coming out of turn two and spun into traffic, collecting Kreig Kasin, Luke Johnson, Aaron Wetterlin and defending track champion and current point leader, Andy Wagner. Wagner’s machine got upside down in the incident, thankfully Wagner was able to walk away uninjured.

Just five cars remained for the ensuing restart as Paul Colvin led the way. A caution set up another restart. Kelly Jacobson took advantage of the opportunity and took the lead from Colvin. Once out front, Jacobson never looked back as he claimed his second win of the season at Norman County Raceway.

Next Thursday night is Luau night at Norman County Raceway. Buffalo Wild Wings and Norman County Implement will bring in the NOSA 410 Sprint Cars and IMCA Hobby Stock Shootout. The event will be the last appearance of the season by the 900+ horsepower winged Sprint Cars. All weekly classes will also be in action.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. E85-Jason Strand, [1]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [6]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [10]; 5. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 6. 88B-Brady Petermann, [9]; 7. 60-Tyler Hall, [8]; 8. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [7]; 9. 21-Jamie Schulz, [11]; 10. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [3]; 11. (DNF) 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. E85-Jason Strand, [1]; 2. 25-Jamie Trautner, [3]; 3. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 5. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [2]; 6. 21-Jamie Schulz, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [1]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 2S-Matt Schow, [1]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 3. 11-Bryan Kakela, [8]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 5. 32-Eric Haugland, [2]; 6. 7X-Corky Thomas, [7]; 7. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [10]; 9. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [11]; 10. 01-Zach Bruer, [9]; 11. (DNF) 17-Lance Schill, [4]; 12. (DNF) 2M-Rob Metzger, [14]; 13. (DNF) 1S-Scott Bintz, [12]; 14. (DNF) 22S-Tyler Schow, [13]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 32-Eric Haugland, [2]; 2. 17-Lance Schill, [5]; 3. 11-Bryan Kakela, [7]; 4. 7X-Corky Thomas, [1]; 5. 01-Zach Bruer, [3]; 6. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 7. 1S-Scott Bintz, [6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [3]; 6. (DNF) 2M-Rob Metzger, [7]; 7. (DNF) 22S-Tyler Schow, [6]

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

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 5. (DNF) 2X-Brady Moore, [1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [2]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [4]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 4. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [3]; 5. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]

INEX Legends:
A Feature 1: 1. 58-Sean Johnson, [5]; 2. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]; 3. 20-Alex Braseth, [2]; 4. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [3]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [6]; 7. 5G-Garrison Miller, [7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 29-Ryan Braseth, [2]; 2. 58-Sean Johnson, [6]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [5]; 4. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 5. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [7]; 7. 5G-Garrison Miller, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [3]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [4]; 3. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 4. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 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. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]