Jegtvig Gets Win by 0.011 at NCR

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 15, 2017) – A solid field of 50 race teams were checked in Thursday night at Norman County Raceway as Ag Country Farm Credit Services and Seedex presented the night’s races.

In one of the most exciting finishes of the season, Vince Jegtvig topped Jesse Skalicky by the narrowest of margins in the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. Jegtvig led on the opening lap over Skalicky, Aaron Wetterlin, and Andy Wagner. Just as they have the previous two weeks, Skalicky, Wetterlin, and Wagner all battled for position, but this time it was for second instead of the lead.

On the final lap, Wetterlin peeked underneath Jegtvig. Wetterlin was only able to drive alongside his rear quarter panel as Jegtvig held the advantage heading into the final set of corners. Coincidentally, both Jegtvig and Wetterlin drifted up the race track exiting turn four, which allowed Skalicky an opportunity to steal the win coming to the checkers.

Skalicky and Jegtvig drag-raced to the Frandsen Bank & Truck flagstand, where Jegtvig edged out Skalicky by 0.011 seconds.

Wetterlin, Wagner, and Kelly Jacobson rounded out the top five.

Cale Arneson picked up his first career NCR Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature win over a stout field of drivers. The Fargo driver took the top spot on lap three as Brady Petermann suddenly slowed while leading as mechanical issues forced him pit side.

Once out front, Arneson paced the field with little challenge as he cruised to KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane. Lucas Rodin, Dave Shipley, Jamie Trautner, and Tyler Hall rounded out the top five.

Nick Nelson also picked up his first career win. Nelson led every lap of the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature to pick up the win over Tim Shiek and Brandon Schmidt.

It took Matt Schow several years to record his first Christian Motors Midwest Modified feature win at NCR. A week after getting that first elusive victory, the McIntosh driver went back to back as he topped the 16-car field.

Schow took the lead from his outside front row starting position before checking out from the field. Schow led every lap and picked up the win by a whopping five seconds over Brock Gronwold.

With the win, Schow has punched a ticket into the AFCO Race of Champions at the WISSOTA 100 at Dakota State Fair Speedway in September.

Aaron Olson continued his dominance in the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars. Olson led every lap of the feature en route to his fifth win of the season in as many races.

Next week, NCR will be hosting two nights of racing beginning Wednesday night. For just $5, fans can watch IMCA Stock Cars, INEX Legends, and NLSA Lightning Sprints. On Thursday, the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA 410 Winged Sprint Cars make their annual visit to NCR. They will be joined by IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars.


IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 99-Cale Arneson, [4]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [6]; 3. 72-Dave Shipley, [9]; 4. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [5]; 5. 60-TYLER HALL, [8]; 6. 11X-BRYCE BORGEN, [12]; 7. 7-Bryton Foss, [1]; 8. 4D-Rob VanMil, [10]; 9. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [13]; 10. K9-Tom Cummings, [14]; 11. (DNF) 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 12. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [11]; 13. (DNF) 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 14. (DNF) 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]
Heat 1: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 3. 7-Bryton Foss, [1]; 4. 4D-Rob VanMil, [6]; 5. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [3]; 6. E85-Jason Strand, [5]; 7. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [7]
Heat 2: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson, [2]; 3. 72-Dave Shipley, [5]; 4. 60-TYLER HALL, [4]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 6. 11X-BRYCE BORGEN, [6]; 7. (DNF) K9-Tom Cummings, [7]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 2S-Matt Schow, [2]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [7]; 3. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 4. 32-Eric Haugland, [5]; 5. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 6. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 7. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [10]; 8. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [16]; 9. 14-Jeremy Castro, [9]; 10. 01-Zach Bruer, [6]; 11. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, [11]; 12. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [8]; 13. 75-Aaron Vigness, [17]; 14. 22S-Tyler Schow, [15]; 15. (DNF) 28S-Ryan Schow, [14]; 16. (DNF) 5-Aaron Blacklance, [13]; 17. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [12]
Heat 1: 1. 32-Eric Haugland, [2]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 4. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [3]; 5. 14-Jeremy Castro, [8]; 6. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, [6]; 7. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [7]; 8. 22S-Tyler Schow, [9]; 9. 75-Aaron Vigness, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 2. 01-Zach Bruer, [3]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [7]; 4. 2S-Matt Schow, [4]; 5. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [2]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [6]; 7. 28S-Ryan Schow, [8]; 8. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [5]

IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [6]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 7. (DNF) 404-Tracy Arneson, [7]
Heat 1: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [2]; 6. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 7. 404-Tracy Arneson, [7]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson, [2]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [1]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [3]
Heat 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 3. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 4. 1-Kelly Jacobson, [3]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature 1: 1. 37N-Nick Nelson, [1]; 2. 31X-Tim Shiek, [5]; 3. 219-BRandon Schmidt, [3]; 4. 21-Tim Church, [4]; 5. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [6]; 6. 14-Alyssa White, [2]; 7. (DNF) 106-Eric Novacek, [7]
Heat 1: 1. 219-BRandon Schmidt, [5]; 2. 21-Tim Church, [6]; 3. 37N-Nick Nelson, [3]; 4. 31X-Tim Shiek, [7]; 5. 14-Alyssa White, [4]; 6. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]; 7. 106-Eric Novacek, [2]

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Matt Schow Claims Elusive NCR Victory

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 8) – Norman County Raceway held their annual ‘Meet N Greet’ night on Thursday, which allowed fans of all ages to meet their favorite drivers and get autographs on the front straightaway during intermission.

Matt Schow went to victory lane in WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series action. Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing victories went to Austin Arneson, Jesse Skalicky, Aaron Olson, while Tim Estenson took the INEX Legends feature.

Grady Shearer jumped out to the early lead in the Christian Motors Midwest Modified feature. Shearer paced the field for the first five laps until Matt Schow got by Shearer following a lap five restart.

Once out front, Schow checked out from the field. One last caution flew with six to go, but Schow was able to fend off Shearer and Lucas Rodin as he went on to score his first win at Norman County Raceway.

“We’ve been struggling to get this one for a few years,” said Schow in KRJB Victory Lane. “We’ve been so close so many times, but something would always happen or somebody would get by us. I didn’t even know how to find the path on the front stretch to get to victory lane, but I’m finally here.”

Tim Estenson picked up a thrilling win in the Petermann Seed INEX Legends feature. The 15-year-old from Fargo made the winning pass for the lead exiting turn four on the final lap. Estenson dove to the bottom of Josh Julsrud entering the corner and slid up right in front of him coming out of the turn towards the checkered flag.

The win marked Estenson’s fourth triumph of the year.

Aaron Olson’s dominance of the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars continued. Olson led every lap to remain undefeated at NCR in 2017.

Just as he did last week, Jesse Skalicky picked up the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature after making a three-wide pass for the lead. Skalicky split Aaron Wetterlin and Andy Wager to take the lead before he ran away from the field. Wagner, Wetterlin, Luke Johnson and Kelly Jacobson rounded out the top five behind Skalicky.

Dale Kraling looked to put his name in the record books as one of just five drivers to have both a WISSOTA Modified and IMCA Modified win to his credit at NCR. Kraling got out to a commanding lead to start the Sanders Metal Products feature, but with six laps to go the seemingly unbeatable Austin Arneson moved into second after starting ninth and set his sights on Kraling.

Despite a gap of 1.2 seconds with five to go, Arneson was able to reel in Kraling, and grab the lead with two circuits remaining. Kraling fought back, but Arneson was able to fend off the challenge and take his third win of the season at NCR.

Racing continues next Thursday, featuring the WISSOTA Midwest Modified AFCO Race of Champions qualifier.


IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [9]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [2]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 4. 60-TYLER HALL, [6]; 5. E85-Jason Strand, [8]; 6. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [3]; 7. 99-Cale Arneson, [13]; 8. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 9. 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 10. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 11. K9-Tom Cummings, [12]; 12. (DNF) 179-Andrew Mack, [10]; (DNS) 7B-Bryton Foss,
Heat 1: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 3. 60-TYLER HALL, [5]; 4. 179-Andrew Mack, [7]; 5. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [6]; 6. (DNF) 7B-Bryton Foss, [1]; (DNS) 99-Cale Arneson,
Heat 2: 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [2]; 2. 10-Austin Arneson, [6]; 3. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [3]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 6. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 2. 97-Grady Shearer, [1]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [6]; 4. 80D-Don Scholler, [4]; 5. 50H-Haley Lee, [7]; 6. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [8]; 7. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [9]; 8. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 9. 00-Steve Hougard, [10]; 10. (DNF) 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 11. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [11]
Heat 1: 1. 19-Lucas Rodin, [2]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [4]; 3. 50H-Haley Lee, [1]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 5. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [5]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [6]
Heat 2: 1. 80D-Don Scholler, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [3]; 4. 97-Grady Shearer, [4]; 5. 00-Steve Hougard, [5]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [1]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [6]; 7. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [7]; (DNS) 13C-Paul Colvin,
Heat 1: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [2]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [8]; 7. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 8. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [7]

INEX Legends:
A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [9]; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud, [3]; 3. 72-Tye Wilke, [2]; 4. 60-Drew Papke, [8]; 5. 99-Dauntae Martin, [7]; 6. 5-Dean Julsrud, [5]; 7. 69-Brian Hanson, [4]; 8. 77-Preston Martin, [6]; 9. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [14]; 10. 29-Ryan Braseth, [11]; 11. 20-Alex Braseth, [12]; 12. 79-Scott Richardson, [1]; 13. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [13]; 14. 9-Jerret Julsrud, [10]; 15. (DNF) D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [15]
Heat 1: 1. 18-Joshua Julsrud, [4]; 2. 79-Scott Richardson, [1]; 3. 69-Brian Hanson, [5]; 4. 99-Dauntae Martin, [7]; 5. 14T-Tim Estenson, [8]; 6. 9-Jerret Julsrud, [2]; 7. 20-Alex Braseth, [3]; 8. (DNF) 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [6]
Heat 2: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 2. 5-Dean Julsrud, [5]; 3. 77-Preston Martin, [6]; 4. 60-Drew Papke, [7]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [4]; 6. 29-Ryan Braseth, [2]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson, [2]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [1]; 3. 76Z-John Sandvig, [3]
Heat 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [3]; 3. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]

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Aaron Olson Remains Undefeated at Norman County

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 1, 2017) – After a week off, Thursday Night Thunder, presented by Christian Motors, roared back to life at Norman County Raceway. Austin Arneson, Jesse Skalicky, Aaron Olson, and Tim Church took home the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing wins, while Lucas Rodin picked up the lone WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series victory.

Corry VanMil brought the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars to the green flag and jumped out to the early lead. On lap three, VanMil had a five car length advantage over Kelly Jacobson, but drove his machine too hard into turn three and slid off the embankment to bring out the caution.

That handed the lead over Jacobson, who had Rick Schulz and Aaron Olson lined up behind him for the restart. As the race resumed, Olson got by Schulz for second before tracking down Jacobson.

With 11 circuits remaining, Olson took the lead and checked out for his third win in as many races at NCR.

The Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature got off to a rough start as a four car pile occurred on the opening lap. Fortunately, three of the four cars involved were able to continue racing. Cale Arneson was the only driver forced to go back to the trailer.

On the restart, polesitter Dale Kraling led the field to the green as Lucas Rodin and Tyler Hall fought for second. On lap six, the battle for second went three wide as Austin Arneson had reeled in Hall and Rodin.

Arneson was the beneficiary, moving from fourth to second in one set of corners. From there, the Fargo driver set his sights on Kraling for the lead.

Arneson caught Kraling and took the lead with nine laps to go. Kraling fought hard to keep the lead, but Arneson was too strong and eventually pulled away from the field and taking the win.

On the final lap, ninth place starter Jason Strand passed Kraling coming out of turn four to steal the runner-up position.

The Titan Machinery IMCA Sport Mods had a trio of number three’s mix it up for the feature win. Aaron Wetterlin, No. 3W, Andy Wagner, No. 3X, and Jesse Skalicky, No. 3S, all led the race at one point throughout the 16-lap event.

Wagner and Wetterlin began the race with an intense battle for the lead. With Wetterlin running down low, Wagner used the high lane to keep his momentum up. With eight laps to go, fourth place starter, Skalicky, caught the leaders before making an aggressive move for the lead.

While Wagner and Wetterlin were still racing side by side for the lead, Skalicky split both drivers in a three wide move that allowed him to go from third to first in one corner.

Once out front, Skalicky drove away from the field to pick up the win.

Grady Shearer jumped out to the early lead of the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Shearer, a rookie in the class, had built up a somewhat comfortable lead, but it was all erased when he drove too hard into turn three and spun off the track.

As as result, Larry Samuelson inherited the lead, but he was surpassed by Lucas Rodin with 10 laps remaining. Within a matter of laps, Rodin stretched his lead out to a full straightaway as Matt Schow moved into second.

Rodin went on to take the win over Schow, Dylan Goplen, Don Scholler, and Sam Zender.

In an crazy finish, Tim Church scored the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock win after another highly contested battle with Brandon Schmidt. However, Church’s steering broke after taking the checkered flag, which sent him hard into the outside wall. Church was given a ride to KRJB Victory Lane on the back of an NCR official’s four-wheeler.

Racing continues next Thursday night at NCR, featuring the fan favorite Meet ‘n’ Greet during intermission where fans can get an up close look at the cars and get autographs from their favorite drivers.

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 10-Austin Arneson, [8]; 2. E85-Jason Strand, [9]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 4. 60-TYLER HALL, [5]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 6. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 7. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 8. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [10]; 9. K9-Tom Cummings, [13]; 10. (DNF) 84-Michael Johnson, [4]; 11. (DNF) 21-Dev Malmlov, [6]; 12. (DNF) 71-Trent Grager, [14]; 13. (DNF) 7B-Bryton Foss, [12]; 14. (DNF) 99-Cale Arneson, [11]

Heat 1: 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 3. E85-Jason Strand, [6]; 4. 60-TYLER HALL, [4]; 5. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [7]; 6. 99-Cale Arneson, [5]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings, [2]

Heat 2: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 2. 10-Austin Arneson, [5]; 3. 21-Dev Malmlov, [4]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 6. 7B-Bryton Foss, [1]; 7. (DNF) 71-Trent Grager, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [6]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [7]; 4. 80D-Don Scholler, [10]; 5. 7S-Sam Zender, [8]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 7. 188-Hunter Hougard, [9]; 8. 19D-Noah Metzger, [11]; 9. 22S-Tyler Schow, [13]; 10. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 11. (DNF) 97-Grady Shearer, [1]; 12. (DNF) 11*-Larry Samuelson, [4]; 13. (DNF) 28S-Ryan Schow, [12]

Heat 1: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [1]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 4. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [5]; 5. 188-Hunter Hougard, [6]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 7. 22S-Tyler Schow, [7]

Heat 2: 1. 7S-Sam Zender, [1]; 2. 97-Grady Shearer, [3]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 4. 2S-Matt Schow, [4]; 5. 80D-Don Scholler, [5]; 6. 28S-Ryan Schow, [6]

IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [4]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [1]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 4. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [3]; 6. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 7. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove, [7]

Heat 1: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [1]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 6. 8J-Luke Johnson, [7]; 7. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [3]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature:. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 2. 40-Corry VanMil, [2]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 5. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]

Heat 1: 1. 40-Corry VanMil, [2]; 2. 1-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 3. 14-Aaron Olson, [5]; 4. 4-Rick Schulz, [3]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature: 1. 21-Tim Church, [3]; 2. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [4]; 3. 14-Alyssa White, [2]; 4. 37N-Nick Nelson, [5]; 5. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [1]

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

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Wagner Scores Win in Front of Hometown Crowd

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (May 18, 2017) – Norman County Raceway was back in action last week as Dakota Cat presented Thursday Night Thunder. Tyler Peterson, Andy Wagner, and Aaron Olson won in Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing action, while Justin Froemming claimed the lone WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series checkered flag.

Andy Wagner picked up his first Titan Machinery IMCA Sport Mod win of 2017 after starting fourth on the starting grid. The Ada driver raced three wide with Aaron Wetterlin and Kelly Jacobson for the lead in the early going and filed into second behind Wetterlin.

At the halfway point, Wagner drove around the outside of Wetterlin to take the point. A restart with five to go set up another three wide battle for the lead between Wagner, Wetterlin, and Luke Johnson.

Johnson took the second spot from Wetterlin before setting his sights on Wagner. Wagner was just too strong in his No. 3x machine as he went on to take the win.

Perhaps the most intense race of the evening was had in the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds.

Fertile’s Tyler Hall jumped out to the early lead after starting on the pole as Tyler Peterson rode in second. On the opening lap, Austin Arneson got sideways in the middle of turns one and two and lost several positions.

Back up front, Hall and Peterson put on a great battle for the lead after the lap eight restart. The two young guns traded the lead back and forth for five consecutive circuits before Peterson gained sole possession of the point with seven laps to go.

In the closing laps, Arneson, who had rallied his way back up to second, had chased down Peterson and was looking for the lead. On the final lap, Arneson drove his car deep into turn one and made contact with Peterson. Peterson was able to maintain control of his No. 1TPO Black Widow machine and take the checkered flag for his 12th career NCR victory.

Tim Estenson scored his third consecutive victory in the Seedex INEX Legends, while Aaron Olson went back-to-back in the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Cars.

The Christian Motors Midwest Modifieds were 16 cars strong for their main event, which was led to the green by Reise Stenberg and Lucas Rodin. Rodin grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag as Dylan Goplen slid into second.

By lap two, fifth place starter, Justin Froemming moved into the runner-up spot and chased Rodin for the lead. At the halfway point, Froemming secured the lead by using the outside lane to get by Rodin. Rodin battled back, but didn’t quite have enough to race past Froemming as the Garfield driver scored his second career win at NCR.

Norman County Raceway will be off next Thursday, but its sister track, Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. will be in action both Thursday and Friday night for the Dakota Cat 100.


IMCA Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[3]; 2. 10-Austin Ameson[7]; 3. 60-TYLER HALL[1]; 4. 99-Cale Arneson[4]; 5. 17-Michael Greseth[12]; 6. 9-William Kendall[8]; 7. 4D-Rob VanMil[5]; 8. 4V-Billy Vogel[10]; 9. 19-Lucas Rodin[11]; 10. 84-Michael Johnson[6]; 11. 21-Dev Malmlov[14]; 12. 30-Adam Fischer[13]; 13. 7B-Bryton Foss[15]; 14. K9-Tom Cummings[17]; 15. (DNF) 88B-Brady Petermann[2]; 16. (DNF) 7-Dale Kraling[9]; (DNS) 22B-Josh Beaulieu

Heat 1: 1. 99-Cale Arneson[3]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann[2]; 3. 10-Austin Ameson[5]; 4. 9-William Kendall[6]; 5. 4V-Billy Vogel[8]; 6. 19-Lucas Rodin[4]; 7. 30-Adam Fischer[9]; 8. 7B-Bryton Foss[7]; 9. K9-Tom Cummings[1]

Heat 2: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[2]; 2. 60-TYLER HALL[1]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson[4]; 4. 4D-Rob VanMil[3]; 5. 7-Dale Kraling[6]; 6. 17-Michael Greseth[7]; 7. 21-Dev Malmlov[5]; 8. (DNF) 22B-Josh Beaulieu[8]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 33X-Justin Froemming[5]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin[2]; 3. 6D-Dylan Goplen[4]; 4. 6Z-Zach Dockter[7]; 5. 50H-Haley Lee[6]; 6. 2S-Matt Schow[8]; 7. 87S-Reise Stenberg[1]; 8. 11*-Larry Samuelson[9]; 9. 7T-Joseph Thomas[3]; 10. 50C-Cody Lee[14]; 11. 5-Aaron Blacklance[11]; 12. 97-Grady Shearer[15]; 13. 188-Hunter Hougard[12]; 14. 28S-Ryan Schow[13]; 15. 6-Dean Eggebraaten[10]; (DNS) 19D-Noah Metzger

Heat 1: 1. 33X-Justin Froemming[2]; 2. 6Z-Zach Dockter[1]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow[3]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin[5]; 5. 11*-Larry Samuelson[7]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance[4]; 7. 28S-Ryan Schow[8]; 8. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger[6]

Heat 2: 1. 50H-Haley Lee[1]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen[3]; 3. 7T-Joseph Thomas[4]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg[2]; 5. 6-Dean Eggebraaten[7]; 6. 188-Hunter Hougard[6]; 7. 50C-Cody Lee[5]; 8. 97-Grady Shearer[8]

IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner[4]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson[5]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[3]; 4. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin[1]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson[2]; 6. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig[6]; 7. (DNF) 5T-Matt Talley[7]; 8. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove[8]

Heat 1: 1. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin[1]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner[6]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson[4]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[5]; 5. 8J-Luke Johnson[7]; 6. 22-Vince Jegtvig[2]; 7. 5T-Matt Talley[8]; 8. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove[3]

INEX Legends
A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson[5]; 2. 00-Baiden Heskett[4]; 3. 60-Drew Papke[8]; 4. 99-Dauntae Martin[1]; 5. 77-Preston Martin[11]; 6. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[7]; 7. 5-Dean Julsrud[2]; 8. 69-Brian Hanson[9]; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[16]; 10. 18-Joshua Julsrud[6]; 11. 72-Tye Wilke[13]; 12. 20-Alex Braseth[15]; 13. 29-Ryan Braseth[12]; 14. 9-Jerret Julsrud[3]; 15. B1-Brody Carlsrud[14]; 16. (DNF) 79-Scott Richardson[10]

Heat 1: 1. 5-Dean Julsrud[2]; 2. 79-Scott Richardson[4]; 3. 60-Drew Papke[5]; 4. 9-Jerret Julsrud[1]; 5. 99-Dauntae Martin[6]; 6. 77-Preston Martin[8]; 7. 29-Ryan Braseth[3]; 8. B1-Brody Carlsrud[7]

Heat 2: 1. 00-Baiden Heskett[1]; 2. 14T-Tim Estenson[5]; 3. 18-Joshua Julsrud[6]; 4. 69-Brian Hanson[3]; 5. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[7]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[8]; 7. 72-Tye Wilke[4]; 8. 20-Alex Braseth[2]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson[4]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz[1]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson[3]; 4. 40-Corry VanMil[2]; 5. (DNF) 44-Kary Larson[6]; 6. (DNF) 76Z-John Sandvig[5]

Heat 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson[4]; 2. 40-Corry VanMil[2]; 3. 4-Rick Schulz[1]; 4. 1-Kelly Jacobson[3]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig[6]; 6. (DNF) 44-Kary Larson[5]

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Malmlov Scores Thrilling Win at Norman County Raceway Opener

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (May 11) – Norman County Raceway kicked off its 13th year of weekly racing Thursday night with a stout field of drivers on hand.

Moorhead’s Dev Malmlov picked up the win in the track’s premier class, the IMCA Modifieds. Malmlov, who started fourth on the starting grid for the 18-lap Sander’s Metal Products feature race, took the lead on the opening lap with an incredible four-wide pass for the lead.

“I got lucky to start in the right position. I think starting on the front row wouldn’t have been good,” said Malmlov in KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane. “I got a good start on the outside and was able to get a run off the corner and I think that’s what did it for me.”

Once out front, Malmlov drove out to a comfortable lead ahead of former track champion, Michael Johnson, and Austin Arneson.

Arneson and Johnson engaged in a tight battle for the runner-up spot, which was ultimately won by Arneson, but it took place over two-seconds behind Malmlov.

Malmlov’s win marked his 14th career modified feature win at NCR, which ranks third on the all-time wins list.

Luke Johnson found victory in the IMCA Sportmods. Late in the race, Johnson trailed defending track champion, Jesse Skalicky, until Skalicky lost the handle on his No. 3 machine and slid off the track. That handed the lead over to Johnson, who went on to take his second consecutive opening night win.

The WISSOTA midwest modifieds brought in the largest car count of the night. Fergus Falls’ Brock Gronwold started on the pole and withstood multiple restarts en route to the victory. One of those restarts came on the opening lap when five cars got collected in a melee in turn four. Reise Stenberg, Noah Metzger, and defending track champion Aaron Blacklance were among the drivers who received damage as a result.

Gronwold led all 15 circuits around the high-banked three-eighths mile oval to take the checkers over Dylan Goplen and Skylar Smith.

Aaron Olson topped a strong field of IMCA stock cars in their debut at NCR.

Brandon Schmidt became NCR’s newest first-time winner. The driver of the No. 219 IMCA hobby stock held off the 2016 national rookie of the year, Tim Church, to earn the hard fought victory.

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 21-Dev Malmlov[4]; 2. 10-Austin Ameson[6]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson[2]; 4. 72-Dave Shipley[8]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin[1]; 6. 4D-Rob VanMil[5]; 7. 99-Cale Arneson[7]; 8. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[9]; 9. 88B-Brady Petermann[3]; 10. 60-TYLER HALL[10]; 11. K9-Tom Cummings[11]
Heat 1: 1. 21-Dev Malmlov[1]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin[2]; 3. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[3]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson[4]; 5. 72-Dave Shipley[6]; 6. (DNF) K9-Tom Cummings[5]
Heat 2: 1. 10-Austin Ameson[2]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson[1]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann[4]; 4. 4D-Rob VanMil[5]; 5. (DNF) 60-Tyler Hall[3]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold[1]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen[5]; 3. 16-Skyler Smith[8]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance[4]; 5. 80D-Don Scholler[6]; 6. 188-Hunter Hougard[14]; 7. 19-Lucas Rodin[10]; 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas[7]; 9. 00-Steve Hougard[12]; 10. 6-Dean Eggebraaten[9]; 11. 75-Aaron Vigness[13]; 12. (DNF) 97-Grady Shearer[2]; 13. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg[3]; 14. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger[11]
Heat 1: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen[2]; 2. 97-Grady Shearer[1]; 3. 80D-Don Scholler[3]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance[6]; 5. 6-Dean Eggebraaten[4]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger[7]; 7. 75-Aaron Vigness[5]
Heat 2: 1. 16-Skyler Smith[1]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold[6]; 3. 7T-Joseph Thomas[3]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg[4]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin[5]; 6. 00-Steve Hougard[7]; 7. (DNF) 188-Hunter Hougard[2]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:
A Feature 1: 1. 219-BRandon Schmidt[2]; 2. 21-Tim Church[5]; 3. 14-Alyssa White[1]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek[4]; 5. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg[3]
Heat 1: 1. 21-Tim Church[4]; 2. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg[1]; 3. 219-BRandon Schmidt[3]; 4. 14-Alyssa White[5]; 5. 106-Eric Novacek[2]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature 1: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson[3]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner[5]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[2]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson[8]; 5. 1RM-Taylor Grove[7]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin[1]; 7. 6-Austin Veralrud[4]; 8. 22-Vince Jegtvig[10]; 9. 13C-Paul Colvin[9]; 10. (DNF) 3W-Aaron Wetterlin[6]
Heat 1: 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove[2]; 2. 47-Kreig Kasin[1]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson[4]; 4. 13C-Paul Colvin[3]
Heat 2: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[4]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin[1]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson[5]; 4. 6-Austin Veralrud[6]; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner[3]; 6. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig[2]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson[2]; 2. 1-Kelly Jacobson[1]; 3. 40-Corry VanMil[4]; 4. (DNF) 4-Rick Schulz[3]
Heat 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz[2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson[1]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson[4]; 4. 40-Corry VanMil[3]

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MyRacePass Registration

All drivers must complete MyRacePass registration before competing at Norman County Raceway and each track that they race at. After completing MyRacePass registration, then you can claim your MyRacepass profile. (Use the links below)

All drivers must also have sent in their competitor’s license application to their sanctioning body before their first race.

And drivers need to fill out a W9 and bring to the track for their first race.


Click on the “REGISTER” button to register for the 2017 race season at Norman County Raceway

(There cannot be duplicate car numbers in each class and so you’ll have to enter your 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th choices. It’s a first-come, first-served situation.)

(If you need to view an example of Driver registration, click HERE)


Click on the “CLAIM PROFILE” button to claim your MyRacePass profile

(If you need more detailed instructions on how to claim your MyRacePass profile, click HERE)


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