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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
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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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MyRacePass Registration

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2018 MyRacePass online registration is now available. If you have previously raced with us or registered with us you do not need to complete a new registration unless one of the following things has occurred:
– Changed class
– Changed car number
– Changed address
– Changed transponder number

Click register to begin
 

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Wagner Secures First Career Track Championship

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Ada, Minnesota’s Andy Wagner claimed his first career IMCA SportMod track championship at NCR.

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 24, 2017) – Norman County Raceway closed its 2017 season on Thursday as KRJB 106.5FM presented championship night at the three-eighths mile dirt oval.

Jesse Skalicky scored his sixth win of the season in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods, but it was Ada’s own Andy Wagner, who claimed the track championship. Entering the night, Wagner just had to finish fourth or better to claim the championship, no matter how Skalicky, who was second in points, fared.

Skalicky led all 15 laps to take the win, while Wagner battled his way forward from the sixth starting position. Wagner raced his way up to second, which clinched the title for him by a mere three points. The championship was Wagner’s first at his home track.

Joseph Thomas led all 20 laps of the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified main event to record his first ever win. Thomas took the lead over polesitter, Noah Metzger, on the opening lap as Lucas Rodin followed him into second.

At the halfway point, fifth place starter Brock Gronwold challenged Rodin for the second spot, but Rodin was able to fend off the challenge. Rodin set his sights on Thomas once again for the lead, but Thomas drove a nice, smooth line.

Thomas went on to hold off Rodin by 1.3 seconds at the checkers to score a popular win among the fans. Dylan Goplen stole the third spot from Gronwold on the final lap, while Aaron Blacklance rounded out the top five.

Goplen was crowned the 2017 track champion.

Brady Petermann scored his first career Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature win. Just like Thomas, Petermann led every lap during his feature from his front row starting position. Cale Arneson drove by Michael Johnson into second on lap two, but was never able to muster a serious challenge on Petermann.

Petermann took the win by just under a half second over Arneson. As Petermann pulled into KRJB Victory Lane, his right rear tire was completely shredded from the uncharacteristically abrasive racing surface.

Tyler Hall secured the Modified track championship by just one point over Tyler Peterson. Hall finished in the top 10 in 13 of the 14 events, the most of any other driver.

Tim Church capped off a dominating season a NCR with another Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature win and the 2017 track championship. Church took the lead at the halfway point before cruising to the win. He was followed to the line by Brandon Schmidt, Tim Shiek, Nick Nelson, Alyssa White and Kalvin Kesselberg.

It may have taken the whole season, but Rich Schulz finally got a feature win at NCR in the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars. Schulz led every lap of the feature, but it was a hard fought win to the end. A caution with two laps to go put Aaron Olson and Rob VanMil right on Schulz’s rear bumper.

However, VanMil and Olson got caught in a battle for second on the restart, which allowed Schulz to pull away and take the win and become just the third different Stock Car winner at NCR this season. Olson took the track championship behind his 11 wins this season.

Fifteen-year-old Tim Estenson claimed the Seedex INEX Legends track championship with a dominating feature win. Estenson held off fellow teenage driver, Tye Wilke, en route to his sixth win of the season at NCR and 19th overall.

2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of racing at the Norman County Fairgrounds. A lot of new, exciting things are in the works to mark the historical anniversary. Stay tuned to ncraceway.com for all the details this offseason.


RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:

A Feature 1: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson, [4]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 4. 25-Jamie Trautner, [2]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 6. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 7. 7-Dale Kraling, [10]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [9]; 9. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [7]; 10. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [6]; 11. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [12]; 12. (DNF) K9-Tom Cummings, [11]

Heat 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [6]; 3. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [4]; 4. 99-Cale Arneson, [3]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [2]; 6. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]

Heat 2: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 4. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [4]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [5]; 6. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

A Feature 1: 1. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [2]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [7]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 5. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [8]; 6. 2S-Matt Schow, [6]; 7. 169-Justin Olson, [3]; 8. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [10]; 9. 19D-Noah Metzger, [1]; 10. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [9]; 11. 22S-Tyler Schow, [11]; 12. 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [12]

Heat 1: 1. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 2. 169-Justin Olson, [1]; 3. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [6]; 4. 19D-Noah Metzger, [2]; 5. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [4]; 6. 22S-Tyler Schow, [5]

Heat 2: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [1]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [3]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 4. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 5. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 6. 27B-Wyatt Bertram, [6]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

A Feature 1: 1. 21-Tim Church, [5]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [3]; 3. 31X-Tim Shiek, [4]; 4. 37N-Nick Nelson, [2]; 5. (DNF) 14-Alyssa White, [6]; 6. (DNF) 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]

Heat 1: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 3. 21-Tim Church, [6]; 4. 37N-Nick Nelson, [3]; 5. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 6. 14-Alyssa White, [2]

IMCA Sport Mods:

A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 5. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [9]; 6. 29-Greg Schilling, [8]; 7. 76-Reile Sailer, [2]; 8. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [7]; 9. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]

Heat 1: 1. 13C-Paul Colvin, [2]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [8]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [9]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [5]; 6. 3X-Andy Wagner, [7]; 7. 29-Greg Schilling, [1]; 8. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [3]; 9. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [4]

INEX Legends:

A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [4]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 3. 5-Dean Julsrud, [5]; 4. 79-Scott Richardson, [1]; 5. H20-Darrell Buckingham, [6]; 6. 69-Brian Hanson, [7]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [2]; 8. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [8]; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [9]

Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [7]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [6]; 3. 79-Scott Richardson, [1]; 4. 5-Dean Julsrud, [9]; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [2]; 6. H20-Darrell Buckingham, [8]; 7. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [3]; 8. 69-Brian Hanson, [5]; 9. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]

IMCA Stock Cars:

A Feature 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 4. 87-Eric Harpole, [5]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 6. 187-Eric Lundon, [6]

Heat 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 40-Rob VanMil, [3]; 3. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 5. 87-Eric Harpole, [5]; 6. 187-Eric Lundon, [6]

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Pavlicek Prevails for Sanders Mod Tour Win

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Rich Pavlicek in KRJB Victory Lane with the Todd Sanders family.

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 17, 2017) – A season high 47 IMCA Modifieds were checked in Thursday night for the opening night of the second annual Sanders Modified Challenge Tour at Norman County Raceway. In his first appearance of the season at NCR, defending tour champion, Rich Pavlicek, raced to the win over a strong contingent of drivers in the main event.

Pavlicek started on the pole of the 25-lap, 24-car A-main and jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Michael Greseth and Josh Eberhardt filed into second and third, respectively.

On lap five, Greseth was able to reel in Pavlicek, who was running the extreme high groove, and sneak underneath him to claim the lead. Greseth quickly opened up a 10 car length lead over Pavlicek, but a caution with 16 to go brought the field right back to Greseth’s rear bumper.

On the restart, Tyler Peterson momentarily took second away from Pavlicek, but Pavlicek reclaimed the position down the back straightaway.

Pavlicek kept moving forward and took the lead away from Greseth in turns one and two, utilizing the extreme low groove. Greseth immediately followed suit and went back to the low side in attempt to track down Pavlicek.

Pavlicek was too quick, however, as he opened up a comfortable lead out front and cruised to his first Norman County Raceway win of 2017. Greseth, Peterson, John Correll, and B-main transfer Austin Arneson rounded out the top five.

Jesse Skalicky, winner of the IMCA SportMod feature.

Jesse Skalicky claimed his third consecutive win at NCR in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMods. The Fargo, N.D. driver started sixth on the grid and took the lead with a three wide pass over Matt Talley and Andy Wagner.

Aaron Olson picked up his 11th NCR win in 12 races

The Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature went to Aaron Olson for the 11th time this season. Olson took the lead on lap two, but was never able to break loose of Rick Schulz’s grasp. Schulz placed a bid for the lead on the final lap, but wasn’t able to muster up enough momentum on the high side to get by Olson at the checkers.

Dylan Goplen collected his second consecutive WISSOTA Midwest Modified win

Joe Thomas and Brock Gronwold led the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the green flag for their 15-lap main event. Gronwold grabbed sole possession of the lead exiting turn two on the opening lap. Fargo’s Dylan Goplen followed Gronwold into second and steadily reeled him in.

With 11 circuits remaining, Goplen moved by Gronwold to take the lead. Gronwold came charging back, but Goplen was too strong. Goplen went on to claim his second win of the season at Norman County and fourth win overall.

Next Thursday will mark the end of the 2017 season at Norman County Raceway with Season Championship night, presented by KRJB 106.5FM.


SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:

Sander’s Metal Products A Feature 1: 1. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [1]; 2. 17-Michael Greseth, [5]; 3. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [6]; 4. 5-John Correll, [4]; 5. 10-Austin Arneson, [11]; 6. 99G-Jason Grimes, [16]; 7. 22B-Josh Beaulieu, [19]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [13]; 9. 72-Dave Shipley, [8]; 10. 99-Cale Arneson, [7]; 11. 19-Lucas Rodin, [17]; 12. 43-Lance Schilling, [23]; 13. 7-Dale Kraling, [10]; 14. 43L-Luke Schilling, [24]; 15. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [12]; 16. 84-Michael Johnson, [21]; 17. 4V-Billy Vogel, [14]; 18. 4D-Rob VanMil, [9]; 19. 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [22]; 20. 87H-Brad Hartigan, [18]; 21. (DNF) 25-Jamie Trautner, [20]; 22. (DNF) 12-Greg Friestad, [3]; 23. (DNF) 2-Josh Eberhardt, [2]; 24. (DNF) 71-Trent Grager, [15]

Sander’s Metal Products B Feature 1: 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [2]; 2. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 3. 71-Trent Grager, [5]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [1]; 5. 22B-Josh Beaulieu, [4]; 6. 84-Michael Johnson, [7]; 7. 43-Lance Schilling, [16]; 8. 4T-Troy Heupel, [15]; 9. 4500-Cody Peterson, [6]; 10. 69-Justin Jones, [8]; 11. 18-Randy Gordon, [18]; 12. 21S-Terry Sahr, [11]; 13. 442-Aaron Johnson, [10]; 14. 119-Chad Bush, [14]; 15. (DNF) 21M-Dev Malmlov, [19]; 16. (DNF) 7BB-Bryce Bjerken, [13]; 17. (DNF) 43C-Craig Larson, [9]; (DNS) 51T-Tim Thomas, ; (DNS) 91-Jarrett Carter,

Sander’s Metal Products B Feature 2: 1. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [6]; 2. 4V-Billy Vogel, [4]; 3. 99G-Jason Grimes, [3]; 4. 87H-Brad Hartigan, [10]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]; 6. 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [13]; 7. 43L-Luke Schilling, [7]; 8. 5T-Marcus Tomlinson, [11]; 9. 12C-Nick Curtis, [14]; 10. (DNF) 96-Tracy Domagala, [1]; 11. (DNF) 179-Andrew Mack, [17]; 12. (DNF) 27-Jerry Lamb, [9]; 13. (DNF) 17X-Tommy Lee, [15]; (DNS) K9-Tom Cummings, ; (DNS) 21-Jamie Schulz, ; (DNS) 97-Grady Shearer, ; (DQ) 88B-Brady Petermann, [12]; (DQ) 7B-Bryce Borgen, [2]

Sander’s Metal Products Heat 1: 1. 4D-Rob VanMil, [7]; 2. 2-Josh Eberhardt, [4]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [8]; 4. 99G-Jason Grimes, [9]; 5. 4500-Cody Peterson, [1]; 6. 97-Grady Shearer, [10]; 7. 21S-Terry Sahr, [2]; 8. (DNF) 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [6]; 9. (DNF) 43-Lance Schilling, [5]; 10. (DNF) 21-Jamie Schulz, [3]

Sander’s Metal Products Heat 2: 1. 12-Greg Friestad, [1]; 2. 17P-Rich Pavlicek, [4]; 3. 96-Tracy Domagala, [9]; 4. 22B-Josh Beaulieu, [2]; 5. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [8]; 6. 43C-Craig Larson, [6]; 7. 5T-Marcus Tomlinson, [3]; 8. 119-Chad Bush, [5]; 9. K9-Tom Cummings, [10]; 10. (DNF) 21M-Dev Malmlov, [7]

Sander’s Metal Products Heat 3: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [2]; 2. 5-John Correll, [6]; 3. 10-Austin Arneson, [8]; 4. 4V-Billy Vogel, [7]; 5. 84-Michael Johnson, [9]; 6. 27-Jerry Lamb, [3]; 7. 51T-Tim Thomas, [5]; 8. 12C-Nick Curtis, [1]; 9. (DNF) 91-Jarrett Carter, [4]

Sander’s Metal Products Heat 4: 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson, [1]; 3. 71-Trent Grager, [7]; 4. 43L-Luke Schilling, [2]; 5. 442-Aaron Johnson, [6]; 6. 88B-Brady Petermann, [9]; 7. 4T-Troy Heupel, [3]; 8. 179-Andrew Mack, [4]; (DQ) 7B-Bryce Borgen, [8]

Sander’s Metal Products Heat 5: 1. 72-Dave Shipley, [1]; 2. 17-Michael Greseth, [5]; 3. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 4. 25-Jamie Trautner, [6]; 5. 69-Justin Jones, [7]; 6. 87H-Brad Hartigan, [4]; 7. 7BB-Bryce Bjerken, [2]; 8. 17X-Tommy Lee, [8]; 9. 18-Randy Gordon, [9]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

A Feature 1: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [3]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [2]; 3. 99G-Jason Grimes, [9]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 6. 97-Grady Shearer, [6]; 7. 8-Tim Jackson, [8]; 8. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [12]; 9. 33-Jeff Nelson, [11]; 10. 169-Justin Olson, [7]; 11. 1X-Travis Engebretson, [14]; 12. 28S-Ryan Schow, [13]; 13. 5-Royce Jawaski, [5]; 14. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [10]; 15. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [15]

Heat 1: 1. 8-Tim Jackson, [3]; 2. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 3. 169-Justin Olson, [2]; 4. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 5. 99G-Jason Grimes, [6]; 6. 33-Jeff Nelson, [8]; 7. 28S-Ryan Schow, [7]; 8. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]

Heat 2: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [7]; 3. 5-Royce Jawaski, [2]; 4. 97-Grady Shearer, [3]; 5. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [6]; 6. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [1]; 7. 1X-Travis Engebretson, [5]

IMCA Sport Mods:

A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 2. 5T-Matt Talley, [3]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [8]; 4. 51-Scott Jacobson, [4]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [2]; 6. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [9]; 7. 13C-Paul Colvin, [11]; 8. 29-Greg Schilling, [13]; 9. (DNF) 44D-Chris VanMil, [10]; 10. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 11. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [5]; 12. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove, [7]; (DNS) 19C-Dustin Hartwig,

Heat 1: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 2. 5T-Matt Talley, [4]; 3. 51-Scott Jacobson, [6]; 4. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [5]; 5. 29-Greg Schilling, [7]; 6. 44D-Chris VanMil, [3]; 7. (DNF) 19C-Dustin Hartwig, [1]

Heat 2: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [2]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 3. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [6]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [3]; 6. 13C-Paul Colvin, [5]

IMCA Stock Cars:

A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [1]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [2]; (DNS) 1-Scott Jacobson,

Heat 1: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, [2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz, [1]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [3]; 5. (DNF) 1-Scott Jacobson, [5]

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