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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