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NEXT RACE: Thursday, July 26 (7:00 pm)

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Thursday, July 26 █ Meet and Greet █ IMCA Stock Car King Pin Klash
– It’s Night 1 of the IMCA Stock Car King Pin Klash with $500 going to the winner!
– It’s also Meet & Greet Night! Fans can meet the drivers along the front stretch during intermission.


Racing divisions this week:
Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds
Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars
Titan Machinery IMCA Sport Mods
Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Seedex INEX Legends

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 3:30pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm
Racing Starts: 7:00pm

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

Don’t Forget:
– To purchase Norman County Raceway apparel behind the Grandstands
– We have delicious concession food & ice-cold beverages
– Check out the Museum behind the Grandstands and see NCR’s 100-year racing display!

Listen LIVE:
Can’t make it to the race? Tune-in to 106.5 KRJB for LIVE racing coverage. You can also listen online at: www.rjbroadcasting.com
Pre-race coverage begins at 6:45 pm.

Social Media:
Website – ncraceway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/NormanCountyRaceway
Twitter – twitter.com/ncrada
Instagram – instagram.com/ncraceway

Text Alerts:
Text the keyword “NCRaceway” to 84483

Norman County Raceway:
503 West Thorpe Avenue – Ada, MN
Phone – 218-474-1104

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Strand Claims First Win of 2018

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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]

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ncraceway.com/strand-claims-first-win-of-2018/

Hall Claims Elusive Modified Win at Norman County Raceway

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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]

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

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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]

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Skalicky Claims First Career Legends Win at Norman County Raceway

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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]

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Schow Rallies for Norman County Raceway Win

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By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 14, 2018) – A late afternoon thunderstorm threatened to cancel Thursday night racing at Norman County Raceway, presented by RDO Equipment. Thanks to the perseverance of Visser Grading, the Norman County Raceway track crew, and the local implement dealers, the track was race-ready after a slightly delayed start.

The Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Mods had the wildest feature of the evening. On the second attempt at a complete restart, Scott Bintz made contact with another car in turn two, which sent him off the embankment and hard into the outside retaining wall. Bintz climbed from his machine uninjured.

Jamie Dietzler led the first half of the race until he pushed high in turn four, which allowed Matt Schow to take the point. Jason Strand followed Schow into second with a bold move to go from fifth to second. Within a few laps, Strand reeled in the No. 2S of Schow and placed a bid for the lead. Strand pulled even with Schow a couple times, but each time Schow was able to hold off the Portland, N.D. driver.

Matt Schow of McIntosh, Minn. picked up his first Norman County Raceway win of 2018 on Thursday.

Lance Schill, who had won the last two Midwest Mod features at Norman County, made it a three-car battle. With seven to go, Schill drove his car deep into turn three to go underneath Schow and Strand but made heavy contact into the rear end of Schow. All three drivers made contact and spun to a stop at the top of the corner.

Schill retired from the event due to excessive damage, but Schow and Strand were able to continue. Despite heavy cosmetic damage to the rear end of his machine, Schow went on to hold off Strand for the win. In victory lane, Schow dedicated the win to longtime friend and sponsor, Lynn Lucken who is currently battling cancer.

Brady Petermann picked up his first Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature win of the season. Petermann chased Justin Jones in the early going of the 16-lap main event. Jones set a blistering pace on the fast and tacky racing surface, but Petermann chased him down at the halfway point. Petermann took the lead exiting turn four as Tyler Peterson and last week’s winner, Jamie Trautner, challenge Jones for second.

A pair of caution with under five laps to go put Tyler Peterson right on the rear bumper of Petermann, but undeterred, Petermann held a steady line to take the win.

The Northern Lightning Sprint Association made their first and only appearance of the season to the three-eighths-mile dirt track. During their feature, the Lightning Sprints were running just a second and a half off the lap times of the NOSA 410 Sprints. With four laps to go in the feature, Presley Truedson led the field back to green for a restart. A couple cars banged wheels, which stacked several cars up and resulted in Brendan Mullen getting upside down. Mullen was ok.

On the ensuing restart, Alan Truscinsk, who was called for the previous caution, jumped the start after from the tail of the field to bring out another yellow. On the final restart, Truedson pulled away from the field to claim her first career Norman County Raceway win.

A week after having the win slip from his grasp last week, Luke Johnson dominated the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. Johnson grabbed the lead in the early going and ran out front comfortably until the caution flew with six laps remaining. As the race resumed, Johnson quickly opened up an eight car length lead over Andy Wagner and Kelly Jacobson.

Johnson cruised to his first win of the season at Norman County Raceway as Wagner, Jacobson, Aaron Wetterlin, and Krieg Kasin rounded out the top five.

Rick Schulz picked up the IMCA Stock Car feature win last Friday night at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo and he backed up that win Thursday at Norman County Raceway. Schulz led every lap of the Norman County Implement feature. The best racing on the track was the battle for second as Rob VanMil and Brandon Schmidt raced for second. Schmidt stole the runner-up position from VanMil at the checkers.

This week at Norman County Raceway will be a busy one. Wednesday, June 20th will be Hall of Fame night featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, INEX Legends. On Thursday, June 21st, the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA 410 Sprint Cars return to NCR. They will be joined by the SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and Legends. Things wrap up on Saturday, June 23rd with the Battle of the Businesses Bus Races, Semi-Truck Races, Go-kart Races, and Fireworks. The action starts at 7 pm each night.


RESULTS:
IMCA Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [6]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 3. 69-Justin Jones, [2]; 4. 25-Jamie Trautner, [4]; 5. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 6. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [5]; 7. 30-Adam Fischer, [15]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [13]; 9. 6-Dylan Goplen, [11]; 10. 84-Michael Johnson, [9]; 11. 79-Tony Mack, [14]; 12. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 13. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [10]; 14. (DNF) 4D-Rob VanMil, [12]; 15. (DNF) 17-Michael Greseth, [8]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 69-Justin Jones, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [6]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [3]; 4. 17-Michael Greseth, [7]; 5. E85-Jason Strand, [8]; 6. 6-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 7. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 8. 30-Adam Fischer, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 4. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 5. 84-Michael Johnson, [7]; 6. 4D-Rob VanMil, [3]; 7. 79-Tony Mack, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 2S-Matt Schow, [3]; 2. E85-Jason Strand, [7]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [11]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [4]; 5. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [9]; 6. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 7. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 8. 22S-Tyler Schow, [10]; 9. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 10. 15-Eric Platzer, [12]; 11. (DNF) 17-Lance Schill, [8]; 12. (DNF) 1S-Scott Bintz, [6]; (DNS) SS42-Scott Samuelson,

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 2. 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [3]; 4. E85-Jason Strand, [5]; 5. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [6]; 6. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 7. (DNF) SS42-Scott Samuelson, [7]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 2. 1S-Scott Bintz, [2]; 3. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [3]; 4. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [5]; 5. 22S-Tyler Schow, [1]; 6. 15-Eric Platzer, [6]

NLSA Lightning Sprints:
Feature: 1. 2-Presley Truedson, [1]; 2. 10-Alex Truscinski, [6]; 3. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [8]; 4. 6J-Tim Estenson, [12]; 5. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [4]; 6. 100-Jason Berg, [11]; 7. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [9]; 8. 16-Josh Abrahamson, [10]; 9. (DNF) 13-Alan Truscinski, [2]; 10. (DNF) 11M-Brendan Mullen, [3]; 11. (DNF) 22-Dylan Herman, [13]; 12. (DNF) 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [7]; 13. (DNF) 4-Eric Johnson, [5]

Heat 1: 1. 2-Presley Truedson, [2]; 2. 13-Alan Truscinski, [4]; 3. 10-Alex Truscinski, [1]; 4. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [5]; 5. 40-Lawrence Veralrud, [3]; 6. 100-Jason Berg, [6]

Heat 2: 1. 93-Kelsi Pederson, [1]; 2. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [4]; 3. 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [2]; 4. 4-Eric Johnson, [6]; 5. 16-Josh Abrahamson, [3]; 6. 6J-Tim Estenson, [5]; 7. 22-Dylan Herman, [7]

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

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

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 3. 29-Greg Schilling, [1]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 5. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [3]

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

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

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World of Outlaws driver takes on Norman County Raceway

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By Mike Spieker

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver, Greg Wilson, competed in the IMCA Modified division Thursday at Norman County Raceway. Wilson had his Hercules Tire No. W20 Sprint Car on display at Bitker Inc. earlier that day and made arrangements with Norman County Raceway track promoter, Jake Bitker, to run his Modified at the races that night.

Despite a completely different rear-end suspension package and significantly less downforce than his World of Outlaws Sprint Car, Wilson still ran competitively in his heat race and feature.

When chatting with the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver after the races, he said he couldn’t wait to hop back in a Modified at Norman County Raceway soon. The World of Outlaws return to the area later this summer with visits at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on August 17th and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on August 18th.

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Trautner Visits Victory Lane at Norman County Raceway

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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]

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Peterson Drives to Modified Win at Norman County Raceway

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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]

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Norman County Raceway’s Centennial Season is Underway

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By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (May 24, 2018) – The 100th anniversary season of Norman County Raceway is off and running. The great crowd on hand was treated to race teams from all over the tri-state region Thursday, who flocked to the high-banked three-eighths-mile oval for opening night.

The night was highlighted by the running of the inaugural Dakota Cat Modified Shootout. A stout field of 16 IMCA Modifieds were checked in. Michael Greseth and Dev Malmlov led the field to the green flag. On the initial start, Malmlov entered turn one too high and slid off the embankment, bringing out the caution. As a result, Malmlov was sent to the tail of the field.

Photo: Michael Greseth claimed his first win at NCR since July 21st, 2007 and 16th NCR win overall. (Photo Courtesy Speedway Shots)

As the race resumed, Greseth jumped out to the early lead over Billy Vogel and Modified rookie, Jesse Skalicky. Greseth quickly opened up a comfortable lead as Vogel and Skalicky battled for second. At the midway point, Vogel and Skalicky’s battle turned into a fight for third as Austin Arneson drove by both of them.

Arneson then set his sights on Greseth, who was enjoying a full straightaway lead. Arneson searched all over the racing surface but didn’t have enough speed to reel in Greseth.

Greseth cruised to the win, which was his first at NCR since July 21st, 2007 and 16th overall.

Ada’s own Andy Wagner picked up the IMCA SportMod feature. Wagner, who is coming into 2018 as the defending track champion, picked up where he left off last season leading Thursday’s feature wire to wire.

Luke Johnson, who started sixth, and Aaron Wetterlin, who started 10th, moved into second and third respectively, but couldn’t run down Wagner.

Wagner went on to visit KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane by a margin of eight car lengths.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature was stacked with former national and track champions throughout the field. Dustin Strand grabbed the early lead with Lance Schill and Brock Gronwold in tow. Strand ran a smooth line around the low side of the speedway, while Schill drove his No. 17 machine deep into the corners. Schill reached the back bumper of Strand once in turns three and four, making slight contact, but that’s as close as he would get to Strand.

Strand went on to claim his 23rd career Midwest Mod win and 34th win overall at NCR.

Tim Shiek led from green to checkers to take the IMCA Hobby Stock feature win.

Rob VanMil picked up the IMCA Stock Car feature win. Rick Schulz held the lead in the opening laps with VanMil hot on his heels. It only took one slight slip by Schulz for VanMil to capitalize on. Schulz’s right rear tire dipped off the banking in turn one, which was all that VanMil needed to get by and take the lead. Once out front, VanMil pulled away to take the win.

Racing continues next Thursday, May 31st at Norman County Raceway with the fan-favorite Meet N Greet night. During intermission, all the drivers will bring their cars on the front straightaway and fans will be able to walk down, meet their favorite drivers, get autographs and take pictures. Green flag drops at 7 pm.


RESULTS:
IMCA Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 17-Michael Greseth, [1]; 2. 10-Austin Arneson, [8]; 3. 4V-Billy Vogel, [3]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 5. 40-Rob VanMil, [10]; 6. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [5]; 7. 72-Dave Shipley, [9]; 8. 9-Billy Kendall, [6]; 9. 88B-Brady Petermann, [11]; 10. 60-Tyler Hall, [12]; 11. 8-Kevin Bliese, [15]; 12. 25-Jamie Trautner, [16]; 13. 99-Cale Arneson, [7]; 14. 57-Tom Cummings, [14]; 15. 69-Justin Jones, [13]; 16. 20-Dev Malmlov, [2]

Heat 1: 1. 99-Cale Arneson, [1]; 2. 10-Austin Arneson, [7]; 3. 9-Billy Kendall, [5]; 4. 17-Michael Greseth, [3]; 5. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 6. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 7. 69-Justin Jones, [8]; 8. (DNF) 57-Tom Cummings, [6]

Heat 2: 1. 20-Dev Malmlov, [2]; 2. 4V-Billy Vogel, [1]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 4. 72-Dave Shipley, [8]; 5. 40-Rob VanMil, [7]; 6. 60-Tyler Hall, [5]; 7. 8-Kevin Bliese, [3]; (DQ) 25-Jamie Trautner, [4]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature: 1. 71-Dustin Strand, [2]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [3]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [5]; 4. 33-Jeff Nelson, [4]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [7]; 6. (DNF) 17-Lance Schill, [1]; 7. (DNF) 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [6]

Heat 1: 1. 71-Dustin Strand, [4]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 3. 17-Lance Schill, [6]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 5. 33-Jeff Nelson, [7]; 6. 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [2]; 7. (DNF) 7T-Joseph Thomas, [3]

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

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

IMCA Sport Mods:
Feature: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [10]; 4. 40-Chris VanMil, [3]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [5]; 6. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 7. 19D-Noah Metzger, [8]; 8. 13C-Paul Colvin, [9]; 9. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [7]; 10. (DNF) 29-Greg Schilling, [1]

Heat 1: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [1]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 3. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 4. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [5]

Heat 2: 1. 76-Reile Sailer, [1]; 2. 40-Chris VanMil, [2]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 4. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [3]

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

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

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