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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]

Hall Claims Elusive Modified Win at Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 28, 2018) – Tyler Hall of Fertile has won in just about everything at Norman County Raceway. From Four-Cylinders, to Mod Fours, to Midwest Mods. He even claimed the 2017 IMCA Modified track championship. However, Hall, who is in his third year in the IMCA Modified division, had yet to win a Modified race at the high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt oval.

Until Thursday.

Photo: Tyler Hall of Fertile claimed his first career IMCA Modified win at Norman County Raceway on Thursday night.

Hall jumped into second in the early going of the 20-lap Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature as fellow Fury Chassis pilot, Jesse Skalicky, showed the way. Hot on their heels were a trio of Black Widow Chassis drivers: Jason Strand, Dale Kraling, and Tyler Peterson.

Skalicky and Hall distanced themselves from the back as it looked as though Skalicky, who was also in search of his first Modified win at Norman County, was the car to beat. With six laps to go, Skalicky missed the groove in turns one and two ever so slightly, which opened the door for Hall.

Hall capitalized immediately and made the pass for the lead inside of Skalicky. Skalicky did the best he could to battle back, but Hall was too quick as he went on to secure that coveted first Modified win at his home track. Skalicky, Peterson, Kraling and Michael Greseth rounded out the top five.

Rob VanMil of Barnesville picked up his fourth Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car win of 2018. Rick Schulz grabbed the lead on lap one, but suffered a push out of turn four, giving an opportunity to VanMil. VanMil took the lead exiting the corner to lead the opening lap and never looked back.

The Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods had the most exciting feature of the evening. The event got off to a ragged start as four cars were collected in an incident on the opening lap. When the race resumed, SportMod rookie Brady Moore held the point over second-year driver Brandon Tendeland. Kelly Jacobson entered the mix in the early stages as well and made it a three wide race for the lead on lap three.

Jacobson and Tendeland made contact in turns one and two, which sent Tendeland around. On the ensuing restart, Jacobson took the point and held it until the hard-charging Vince Jegtvig drove around the outside of him to take the lead with nine to go.

Jegtvig looked strong on the top side of the speedway, but Aaron Wetterlin began creeping closer and closer in the final laps. Wetterlin, who was the only driver in the top five running the extreme bottom groove pulled even with Jegtvig as they came to the white flag. Jegtvig still had the advantage down the back straightaway, but Wetterlin stole the lead in the final set of corners. It came down to a drag race to the AuctionBlock.com Flagstand, where Wetterlin held on to win by a half car length. Jegtvig, Jacobson, Andy Wagner and Tendeland rounded out the top five.

Joseph Thomas started on the pole of the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature and led until Sam Zender and Aaron Blacklance moved by on lap three. Blacklance, who started fourth, took the top spot away from Zender the following lap and looked to distance himself from the rest of the field. Eighth place starter, Lance Schill, moved into second and set his sights on Blacklance for the lead. Schill closed the gap to within four car lengths, but couldn’t get any closer.

Schill drove his car deep into turn three on the final lap, pulled even with Blacklance, but Blacklance’s momentum carried him to the win.

Norman County Raceway will be off next week but will return to action with Ladies’ Night on July 12th. Green flag drops at 7 pm.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 3. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 4. 7-Dale Kraling, [3]; 5. 17-Michael Greseth, [10]; 6. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [6]; 7. 88B-Brady Petermann, [7]; 8. E85-Jason Strand, [1]; 9. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [9]; 10. 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]; 11. 96A-Jake Bitker, [11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. E85-Jason Strand, [1]; 2. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 3. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [6]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 5. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 6. (DNF) 17-Michael Greseth, [2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [2]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [1]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [3]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 5. 96A-Jake Bitker, [5]

WISSOTA Midwest Modified:
Feature: 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 2. 17-Lance Schill, [8]; 3. 11-Sam Zender, [3]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 5. RED1-Dan Wheeler, [6]; 6. 7X-Corky Thomas, [10]; 7. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [2]; 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 9. SS42-Scott Samuelson, [9]; (DNS) 33-Jeff Nelson,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 3. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [2]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 5. SS42-Scott Samuelson, [5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. RED1-Dan Wheeler, [3]; 2. 17-Lance Schill, [5]; 3. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 4. 11-Sam Zender, [2]; 5. 7X-Corky Thomas, [4]

IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [8]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [7]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [9]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [10]; 5. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [4]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [12]; 8. 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 9. 13C-Paul Colvin, [11]; 10. 9-Torey Fischer, [6]; 11. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]; 12. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [1]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 5. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 6. 13C-Paul Colvin, [3]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 4. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [2]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]

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

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

Nygaard gets sixth Sprint Car win at Norman County Raceway in front of capacity crowd

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 21, 2018) – The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars made their first of two visits of 2018 to Norman County Raceway Thursday for night two of the Ada Nationals at the Norman County Fair. A capacity crowd was on hand to witness twenty-four 900+ horsepower Sprint Cars take on the high-banked three-eighths-mile oval. Wade Nygaard of Grand Forks raced to his sixth career win at NCR by night’s end in what was a wild Sprint Car main event.

The NOSA Sprints’ traditional four-wide salute to the fans with the Norman County Fair in the background

Nygaard and all-time NOSA wins leader, Mark Dobmeier, led the field to the green flag. Dobmeier grabbed the early lead over Nygaard as Thomas Kennedy slid past Jack Croaker for third. On lap four, Nygaard found some bite around the outside of turns one and two and drove around the outside of Dobmeier for the lead.

Dobmeier fought back on the inside in turn three as the two veteran drivers traded the top spot back and forth. The two swapped slide jobs once more in turns one and two before the caution slowed them on lap five.

The race endured a long green flag stretch around the halfway point as Dobmeier and Nygaard distanced themselves from the rest of the field. Kennedy ran in third until he made contact with a spinning lapped car.

Wade Nygaard (9) and Mark Dobmeier (13) battle for the lead during the NOSA Sprint Car feature

The final caution flew with four laps to go and set up a dramatic finish between NOSA’s two most accomplished drivers. Dobmeier got the jump on the restart and opened up a somewhat comfortable lead over Nygaard, but with two laps remaining, Dobmeier’s Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 machine suffered a mechanical failure in the rear end, which forced him to pull into the infield. Nygaard inherited the lead coming to the white flag and cruised to the win.

Austin Pierce, who started 21st, got by Nick Omdahl on the final lap to secure the second position.

Wade Nygaard takes the checkers for his sixth win at Norman County Raceway

Andy Wagner of Ada has been nearly unstoppable in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods in 2018. Coming off a win Wednesday night, he was poised to sweep the week at his home track, but he came up just short.

Brady Moore took the lead at the drop of the green flag, while fourth-row starters, Kelly Jacobson and Wagner began slicing their way through the field. Vince Jegtvig took the lead from Moore on lap three as Taylor Grove moved into second.

With seven to go, Wagner and Jacobson moved into second and third respectively. A caution the following lap put them right behind Jegtvig for the restart. Jacobson took second as the race resumed. He then set his sights on Jegtvig for the lead and took the position after a three-lap battle for the point.

Wagner followed Jacobson into second, but Jacobson was untouchable in the final circuits as he took the win.

The Christian Motors IMCA Hobby Stock feature came down to a pair of Brainerd-area brothers. Tim and Joe Gonska battled for the win in the closing stages of their feature. Tim went on to edge out Joe at the checkers for his fifth overall win of the season.

After finishing second in the Petermann Seeds INEX Legends feature on Wednesday, Tim Estenson found KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane on Thursday. Estenson started fifth on the grid before getting by Tye Wilke and Alex Braseth en route to the win.

Racing continues Thursday, June 28th at Norman County Raceway with Military Appreciation Night.


RESULTS:

NOSA Sprints:
Feature: 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 2. 2A-Austin Pierce, [21]; 3. 0-Nick Omdahl, [8]; 4. 20A-Jordan Adams, [5]; 5. 13T-Ty Hanten, [7]; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller, [10]; 7. 8B-Jack Croaker, [4]; 8. 99-Jordan Graham, [9]; 9. 4M-Cale Mack, [16]; 10. 6-Zach Wilde, [14]; 11. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [19]; 12. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, [17]; 13. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [2]; 14. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [11]; 15. (DNF) 24-Jon Sorenson, [13]; 16. (DNF) 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [12]; 17. (DNF) 35-Brenden Wilde, [15]; 18. (DNF) 11M-Brendan Mullen, [18]; 19. (DNF) 14-Tom Egeland, [22]; 20. (DNF) 10TRB-Bob Martin, [20]; 21. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz, [3]; 22. (DNF) 22-Tanner Wisk, [23]; (DNS) 8H-Jade Hastings, ; (DQ) 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [6]

Heat 1: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 2. 99-Jordan Graham, [2]; 3. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [1]; 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller, [6]; 5. 4M-Cale Mack, [3]; 6. 6-Zach Wilde, [8]; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [5]; 8. (DNF) 22-Tanner Wisk, [4]

Heat 2: 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, [1]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [3]; 3. 31-Shane Roemeling, [2]; 4. 13T-Ty Hanten, [7]; 5. 35-Brenden Wilde, [4]; 6. (DNF) 24-Jon Sorenson, [8]; 7. (DNF) 2A-Austin Pierce, [6]; 8. (DNF) 14-Tom Egeland, [5]

Heat 3: 1. 20A-Jordan Adams, [2]; 2. 8B-Jack Croaker, [4]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [5]; 4. 0-Nick Omdahl, [7]; 5. 26-Blake Egeland, [3]; 6. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [1]; 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [8]; 8. (DNF) 8H-Jade Hastings, [6]

IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [7]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [8]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [6]; 4. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [11]; 5. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [4]; 7. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [10]; 8. 47-Kreig Kasin, [5]; 9. 19D-Noah Metzger, [12]; 10. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]; 11. (DNF) 2X-Brady Moore, [2]; 12. (DNF) 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [4]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 4. 3E-Chris Evoniuk, [6]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]; 6. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 3. 9-Torey Fischer, [2]; 4. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [6]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]; 6. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [3]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 5G-Tim Gonska, [8]; 2. 52X-Joe Gonska, [9]; 3. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 4. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 5. 31X-Tim Shiek, [6]; 6. 73-Todd Gettel, [1]; 7. 11S-William Smith, [3]; 8. 14-Alyssa White, [5]; 9. (DNF) 21X-Tim Smith, [7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 11S-William Smith, [2]; 2. 52X-Joe Gonska, [5]; 3. 73-Todd Gettel, [1]; 4. 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 5. (DNF) 21X-Tim Smith, [4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 5G-Tim Gonska, [4]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [3]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [2]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek, [1]

INEX Legends:
Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [5]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [4]; 3. 20-Alex Braseth, [2]; 4. 5-Dean Julsrud, [8]; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [6]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [3]; 7. 33-Cody Barthowicz, [9]; 8. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 9. 37H-Michael Hartigan, [7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 20-Alex Braseth, [2]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [6]; 3. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [4]; 5. 14T-Tim Estenson, [7]; 6. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [5]; 7. 37H-Michael Hartigan, [8]; 8. (DNF) 5-Dean Julsrud, [3]; 9. (DNF) 33-Cody Barthowicz, [9]

Skalicky Claims First Career Legends Win At Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 20, 2018) – Race fans were treated to Wednesday night racing at Norman County Raceway as a part of the 123rd Norman County Fair.

Kaitlyn Skalicky of Fargo has been racing with the Petermann Seed INEX Legends for the last six years. On Wednesday, she finally claimed that elusive first career victory. Starting on the outside of the front row, Skalicky took the early lead over Alex Braseth.

Meanwhile, Tim Estenson, who already has 10 wins on the season, sliced his way through the field from the eighth starting position. A restart with seven to go reset the field. Skalicky, Estenson, and Braseth raced three wide for the lead and Estenson looked to split the middle to take the lead.

Skalicky had the momentum on the high side and remained side by side with Estenson into turn three and reclaimed the lead exiting the corner.

Estenson mounted several charges on Skalicky in the final five laps. On the final lap, Estenson pulled even with Skalicky in turns three and four, but the bottom groove didn’t have the traction the top did as Skalicky won the drag race to the checkers.

Ada’s own Andy Wagner continued his dominance in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods.

Wagner, who is the defending SportMod track champion, notched his third win of the season from the pole position. Taylor Grove jumped out to the lead from the outside of the front row at the drop of the green flag. Wagner filed into second as Vince Jegtvig, Aaron Wetterlin and last week’s winner, Luke Johnson, raced for third through fifth.

Wagner remained within striking distance of the lead all race long and placed a bid for the lead with seven laps to go. Wagner dove to the inside of Grove, but Grove ran in the preferred high groove and held on to the point.

In the final five laps, Wagner was never less than two car lengths away from Grove as he prepared to mount another charge for the lead. With two laps to go, the leaders approached lapped traffic.

That’s when Wagner made his move.

Wagner found an opening around the outside of Grove to pull even with him out of turn two. However, there was a lapped car in the way of Wagner so he went a lane higher down the backstretch, dipping the right side tires off the track. Wagner cleared for the lead in turn three before the caution flew the following lap.

Wagner held off the pack on the final green-white-checkered restart to claim the win over Grove.

Rob VanMil of Barnesville led every lap of the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature. Friday’s winner at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, Brandon Schmidt, threatened to take the lead on the final lap, but VanMil held on for his third Stock Car win at NCR.

Michael Greseth of Harwood, N.D. picked up the opening night win in the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds to snap an 11-year winless streak at NCR back in May. On Wednesday night, he cruised to his second win of the season. Greseth and Jesse Skalicky led the field of 16 cars to the green flag. Greseth pushed in turns one and two, which allowed Skalicky to take the lead down the backstretch. Greseth reeled in the rookie Modified driver and took the lead exiting turn four to lead lap one.

Once out front, Greseth checked out from the field.

Greseth comfortably took the win by nearly six seconds, equating to over a full straight away, over Rob VanMil.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 17-Michael Greseth, [2]; 2. 4D-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [6]; 5. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [1]; 6. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [8]; 7. 84-Michael Johnson, [5]; 8. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [12]; 9. 88B-Brady Petermann, [14]; 10. 60-Tyler Hall, [7]; 11. 69-Justin Jones, [10]; 12. 25-Jamie Trautner, [15]; 13. 19-Lucas Rodin, [9]; 14. 20-Dev Malmlov, [11]; 15. 30-Adam Fischer, [13]; (DNS) 79-Tony Mack,

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Michael Greseth, [1]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 3. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [2]; 4. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [6]; 6. 20-Dev Malmlov, [8]; 7. (DNF) 30-Adam Fischer, [7]; 8. (DNF) 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4D-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 3. 69-Justin Jones, [1]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 6. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 7. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 8. (DNF) 79-Tony Mack, [8]

IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [1]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 3. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [2]; 4. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [10]; 5. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 6. 9-Torey Fischer, [13]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [7]; 8. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [8]; 9. 19D-Noah Metzger, [6]; 10. 2X-Brady Moore, [12]; 11. (DNF) 29-Greg Schilling, [11]; 12. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [4]; 13. (DNF) 8J-Luke Johnson, [9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 3. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 4. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 5. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [4]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [6]; 7. 9-Torey Fischer, [7]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 4. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [6]; 5. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 6. 2X-Brady Moore, [1]

INEX Legends:
Feature: 1. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [2]; 2. 14T-Tim Estenson, [8]; 3. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 5. 20-Alex Braseth, [1]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [11]; 7. 69-Brian Hanson, [5]; 8. 29-Ryan Braseth, [10]; 9. 5-Dean Julsrud, [9]; 10. 38-Dean Sommerfeld, [7]; 11. 9-John Sommerfeld, [6]; 12. 5G-Garrison Miller, [12]

Heat 1: 1. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [2]; 2. 20-Alex Braseth, [1]; 3. 69-Brian Hanson, [5]; 4. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [4]; 5. 38-Dean Sommerfeld, [6]; 6. (DNF) 5-Dean Julsrud, [3]

Heat 2: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [2]; 2. 14T-Tim Estenson, [4]; 3. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [6]; 4. 9-John Sommerfeld, [3]; 5. 5G-Garrison Miller, [5]; 6. (DNF) 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [1]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [4]; (DNS) 76Z-John Sandvig,

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

Trautner Visits Victory Lane at Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 7, 2018) – A big crowd of race fans packed Norman County Raceway’s Family Night, presented by Titan Machinery, on Thursday. Next week is Dollar Hot Dog Night at the races.

Jamie Trautner of Hendrum picked up the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature win after a great battle with Tyler Hall. Hall led the field in the early going as Trautner filed into second ahead of Rob VanMil. Trautner peaked to the inside of Hall on lap three and pulled even with him down the back straightaway.

Photo: Jamie Trautner picked up a thrilling IMCA Modified feature win Thursday at Norman County Raceway in Ada.

The lead duo traded the top spot for the next three laps before Trautner prevailed to take the point. Hall remained within striking distance of Trautner for the next several laps. At the halfway point, Hall made one more charge on Trautner as they swapped lanes around the high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt oval.

Trautner eventually stretched out his advantage in the late stages of the race. Trautner went on to claim his first Norman County Raceway win since June 22, 2017.

The Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods had the wildest race of the evening. Brandon Tendeland led the opening laps until Luke Johnson claimed the lead on lap five. Aaron Wetterlin followed Johnson into second.

A restart with six laps to go made for one of the best battles for the lead seen all season at Norman County Raceway. Wetterlin took the lead with five laps to go, but Johnson came back with a big slide job in turn three to reclaim the spot. Wetterlin drove around Johnson in turns one and two before Johnson executed another textbook slide job on Wetterlin at the same end of the speedway.

Johnson held on to the lead with two laps to go until he spun out on his own in turn three and collected Wetterlin. Johnson was called for the caution as Wetterlin inherited the lead for the restart.

Wetterlin went on to take the win as Kelly Jacobson edged out Andy Wagner for third. Wagner, who is the current point leader, rebounded for a podium finish after clipping an infield tire barrier earlier in the race.

Rick Schulz, who barrel-rolled his IMCA Stock Car, last Friday at Red River Valley Speedway, jumped out to the lead of the Norman County Implement feature. Schulz held the lead until Rob VanMil tracked him down and took the point with six laps to go. Once out front, VanMil opened up a big lead and earned the win.

Tim Shiek picked up the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature win. The win was his fifth in the last seven races overall.

After picking up his first career Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified win at Norman County Raceway last week, Lance Schill of Langdon, N.D. went back-to-back. Schill moved into second in the early going from his third starting position. With 11 laps to go, Schill had reeled in Jeff Nelson for the lead. Schill searched for a way around Nelson for two circuits until he found enough momentum on the high side of turn two to take the lead down the back straightaway.

A late race restart set up a green-white-checkered finish. Fifth place starter, Justin Froemming, drove his car deep into turn one as the race resumed and pulled even with Schill, but Schill was able to power back by before cruising to the win.

Weekly Thursday Night Thunder classes will be in action next week, plus the NLSA Lightning Sprints. Green flag drops at 7 pm.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 2. 60-Tyler Hall, [2]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 5. 4D-Rob VanMil, [3]; 6. 6-Dylan Goplen, [7]; 7. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [6]; 8. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [10]; 9. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 10. 7-Dale Kraling, [9]; 11. 30-Adam Fischer, [12]; 12. (DNF) 15-Travis Tooley, [11]
Heat 1: 1. 4D-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 6-Dylan Goplen, [4]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 4. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 5. 88B-Brady Petermann, [3]; 6. 15-Travis Tooley, [6]
Heat 2: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 3. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [3]; 4. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [5]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [1]; 6. 30-Adam Fischer, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 17-Lance Schill, [3]; 2. 33X-Justin Froemming, [5]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 4. 50H-Haley Lee, [6]; 5. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 7. 50C-Cody Lee, [9]; 8. 2S-Matt Schow, [7]; 9. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [10]; 10. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [8]; 11. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [11]
Heat 1: 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [2]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [1]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 5. 50C-Cody Lee, [6]; 6. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [4]
Heat 2: 1. 50H-Haley Lee, [2]; 2. 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 3. 33X-Justin Froemming, [5]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [3]; 5. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 2. 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 5. 24-Paul Munter, [6]; 6. 73-Todd Gettel, [1]
Heat 1: 1. 73-Todd Gettel, [1]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 3. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, [4]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]; 5. 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 6. 24-Paul Munter, [6]

IMCA SportMods:
Feature: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [8]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [9]; 4. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 5. 8J-Luke Johnson, [7]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [2]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [4]; 8. 9-Torey Fischer, [10]; 9. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]; (DNS) 2X-Brady Moore,
Heat 1: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [3]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [2]; 5. (DNF) 2X-Brady Moore, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [4]; 2. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 3. 29-Greg Schilling, [1]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 5. 9-Torey Fischer, [5]

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

Peterson Drives to Modified Win at Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (May 31, 2018) – Norman County Raceway’s centennial anniversary season continued Thursday night at the Norman County Fairgrounds. The fan-favorite meet-n-greet, presented by Kelly’s Chrysler Center and Lee Bros. Sales, drew a strong crowd. Kids and adults alike met their favorite drivers, got autographs, candy, and other giveaways during intermission.

Tyler Peterson made his 2018 debut at NCR on Thursday night and wasted no time getting to victory lane. The Hickson, N.D. driver drove from the fifth row to win the 20-lap Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature.

At the drop of the green flag, a three-wide race for the lead broke out between Brady Petermann, Justin Jones, and Tyler Hall. Jones led the opening lap as Petermann and Bryce Borgen filed into second and third, respectively. At the halfway point, Petermann placed a bid for the lead on Jones and took the top spot. Peterson followed in Petermann’s tire tracks and moved into second.

Tyler Peterson (1TPO) and Rob VanMil (4D) race side by side during IMCA Modified heat race action Thursday at Norman County Raceway.

With five circuits remaining, Peterson had reeled in Petermann and drove to the outside to take the lead exiting turn two. Peterson withstood a restart with two laps to go to take the win.

Lance Schill made the haul to Ada from Langdon, N.D. for the second consecutive week and left town with the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature win. Schill jumped out to the early lead from the pole position as Brock Gronwold moved into second. Schill quickly put several car lengths between himself and Gronwold and held a comfortable lead until the caution waved with four laps to go.

On the restart, Gronwold placed a bid for the lead in turn one, but Schill was able to fend off the charge. Jason Strand took advantage of the restart to move into third from the eighth starting position. Schill held off Gronwold on the final lap to claim his first-ever win at NCR.

Andy Wagner’s Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod track championship title defense is off to a good start. Wagner picked up his second consecutive win to start the 2018 season. Noah Metzger grabbed the early lead at the drop of the green, but Aaron Wetterlin stole the point on lap four as Wagner followed him into second. With 11 laps to go, Wetterlin looped his No. 3W machine right in front of the field. Wagner inherited the lead but had his hands full with Kelly Jacobson in the closing laps. Wetterlin drove through the field and became a contender in the late stages, but Wagner hung on for the win over Jacobson and Wetterlin.

Rick Schulz cruised to the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature win. The Horace, N.D. driver led every lap of the race to pick up his first win of the 2018 season.

Tye Wilke also visited KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane for the first time in his career. Kaitlyn Skalicky and Chad Sogge battled for the race lead early on. Sogge took the position and held the point until seven laps remained. Sogge’s machine suddenly slowed off turn four, which handed the lead over to a hard-charging Wilke. Wilke cruised to the win as Dean Julsrud stole second at the line over Sogge.

Racing continues next Thursday night at Norman County Raceway, presented by Titan Machinery. All weekly Thursday Night Thunder divisions will be in action, plus IMCA Hobby Stocks. Green flag drops at 7 pm.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [10]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [4]; 3. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [5]; 4. 6-Dylan Goplen, [9]; 5. 69-Justin Jones, [1]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 7. (DNF) 8-Tim Jackson, [8]; 8. (DNF) 25-Jamie Trautner, [2]; 9. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [7]; (DNS) 4D-Rob VanMil,
Heat 1: 1. 60-Tyler Hall, [2]; 2. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [3]; 3. 6-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 5. 69-Justin Jones, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]; 4. 8-Tim Jackson, [4]; 5. (DNF) 4D-Rob VanMil, [3]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 3. E85-Jason Strand, [8]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 5. 33-Jeff Nelson, [10]; 6. 7S-Sam Zender, [5]; 7. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [6]; 8. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [11]; 9. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 10. 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [9]; 11. (DNF) 19-Lucas Rodin, [7]
Heat 1: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [2]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 3. 17-Lance Schill, [5]; 4. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [3]; 5. 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [6]; 6. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg, [1]
Heat 2: 1. E85-Jason Strand, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 3. 7S-Sam Zender, [3]; 4. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 5. (DNF) 33-Jeff Nelson, [5]

IMCA Sport Mods:
Feature: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [4]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [5]; 5. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [8]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [2]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 8. 29-Greg Schilling, [11]; 9. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [7]; 10. 2X-Brady Moore, [10]; 11. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [9]
Heat 1: 1. 19D-Noah Metzger, [2]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 4. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [5]; 5. 2X-Brady Moore, [6]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 3. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [5]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 5. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [4]

INEX Legends:
Feature: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 2. 5-Dean Julsrud, [5]; 3. 6-Chad Sogge, [2]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [8]; 5. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [1]; 6. 29-Ryan Braseth, [7]; 7. 7-Cade Sogge, [9]; 8. 20-Alex Braseth, [6]; 9. 28-Casey Henriksen, [4]
Heat 1: 1. 28-Casey Henriksen, [9]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [2]; 3. 6-Chad Sogge, [7]; 4. 5-Dean Julsrud, [4]; 5. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [6]; 6. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 7. 29-Ryan Braseth, [1]; 8. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [8]; 9. 7-Cade Sogge, [5]

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