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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]

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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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Peterson Edges out Petermann for Second NCR Win of 2017

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By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 29, 2017) – A solid contingent of race teams and race fans were in attendance Thursday at Norman County Raceway as Norman County Implement presented Thursday Night Thunder. Tyler Peterson, Luke Johnson, and Aaron Olson picked up the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing wins, while Brock Gronwold claimed the WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series checkered flag. Tim Estenson won in INEX Legends action.

Tyler Peterson picked up his second win of the season after a thrilling finish to the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature. After taking the lead away from Brady Petermann with seven laps to go, Peterson looked to check out and take the win.

However, a caution with five to go put Petermann and Jason Strand right on the back bumper of Peterson’s No. 1TPO. On the restart, Strand slid backwards, but Petermann was able to maintain pace with Peterson.

Petermann kept within two car lengths of the Kindred, N.D. driver before placing a bid for the lead on the final lap. As they entered turns three and four, Petermann drove the high groove before diving down to the bottom of the track. That gave him a run down the front straightaway as he pulled alongside Peterson coming to the checkers.

At the line, Peterson took the win by a half car length for his second win of the season at NCR.

Aaron Olson dominated the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature. Olson is still undefeated at NCR this year.

The Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature went to Moorhead’s Luke Johnson. The driver of the No. 8J took the lead from Kelly Jacobson with eight laps to go before having to hold of Jesse Skalicky in the closing laps.

For Skalicky, it was an eventful feature. After spinning on the opening lap, Skalicky passed six cars on the restart before charging all the way up to second and challenging for the lead. At the checkers, Johnson prevailed by one car length.

Tim Estenson scored his 10th win of the season. The second-year Petermann Seeds INEX Legend driver took the lead with 10 laps to go and grabbed the checkers over Tye Wilke.

There wasn’t much straight sheet metal left following the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Several multi-car pileups plagued the event as drivers vied for position on the fast and tacky three-eighths mile oval.

Brock Gronwold led 17 of the 18 laps, but controversy arose in the closing stages. Dylan Goplen led Gronwold by a nose as the field took the white flag and charged into turn one. With Goplen up top, Gronwold ran the low side. As the lead duo exited turn two, they made contact, which resulted in Goplen spinning into the outside retaining wall, ending his night.

Gronwold paced the field on the ensuing green-white-checkered restart and took his second win of the season at NCR to mixed emotions from the crowd.

Racing continues Thursday, July 13th, presented by Titan Machinery. Green flag drops at 7pm.


RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 5. 99-Cale Arneson, [6]; 6. E85-Jason Strand, [7]; 7. 19-Lucas Rodin, [9]; 8. 442-Aaron Johnson, [10]; 9. 25-Jamie Trautner, [8]; 10. 7B-Bryton Foss, [1]; 11. 60-Tyler Hall, [13]; 12. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [11]; 13. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [12]; 14. K9-Tom Cummings, [14]
Heat 1: 1. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 3. E85-Jason Strand, [5]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 5. 7B-Bryton Foss, [1]; 6. 99B-Bryce Borgen, [6]; 7. 60-Tyler Hall, [7]
Heat 2: 1. 99-Cale Arneson, [4]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [3]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [6]; 4. 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]; 5. 442-Aaron Johnson, [7]; 6. 60X-Patrick Brejcha, [2]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [1]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [10]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 4. 80D-Don Scholler, [5]; 5. 169-Justin Olson, [13]; 6. (DNF) 6D-Dylan Goplen, [4]; 7. (DNF) 8-Tim Jackson, [6]; 8. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 9. (DNF) 28S-Ryan Schow, [12]; 10. (DNF) 2S-Matt Schow, [7]; 11. (DNF) 97-Grady Shearer, [9]; 12. (DNF) 44-Austin Hunter, [11]; 13. (DNF) 85-Jamie Davis, [8]; (DNS) 19-Lucas Rodin,
Heat 1: 1. 85-Jamie Davis, [1]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 3. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 4. 8-Tim Jackson, [7]; 5. 97-Grady Shearer, [3]; 6. (DNF) 169-Justin Olson, [5]; 7. (DNF) 19-Lucas Rodin, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 80D-Don Scholler, [1]; 2. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [2]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 4. 2S-Matt Schow, [5]; 5. 33-Jeff Nelson, [6]; 6. 44-Austin Hunter, [3]; 7. 28S-Ryan Schow, [7]

IMCA Sport Mod
A Feature 1: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [3]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 4. 44D-Chris VanMil, [8]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 6. 33-Jake Hagemann, [6]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 8. 13C-Paul Colvin, [11]; 9. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [7]; 10. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [9]; 11. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [10]
Heat 1: 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 2. 33-Jake Hagemann, [4]; 3. 44D-Chris VanMil, [5]; 4. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin, [6]; 6. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [2]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 3. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [4]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [5]; 5. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]

INEX Legends
A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [4]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [3]; 3. 20-Alex Braseth, [1]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [2]; 5. 29-Ryan Braseth, [5]; 6. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [7]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [6]
Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [6]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [5]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]; 4. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [7]; 5. 20-Alex Braseth, [2]; 6. 29-Ryan Braseth, [3]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [1]

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

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Jegtvig Gets Win by 0.011 at NCR

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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.


SUMMARY

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

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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.

SUMMARY

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

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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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