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Arneson Steals Modified Win in Photo Finish

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Photo: Austin Arneson cruised to his third Modified win of the season Thursday (Courtesy: Speedway Shots)

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 10, 2017) – Racing continued Thursday night at Norman County Raceway (NCR) as Christian Brothers Ford presented the night’s action.

Austin Arneson made his return to NCR Thursday night after taking nearly the last two months off.

The Fargo driver hasn’t missed a beat.

Arneson stole the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature win on the final lap from Jason Strand of Portland, N.D.

Strand jumped out to the early lead from the second starting position and pulled away from the field. Meanwhile, Arneson, who started 12th in his brother Cale’s No. 99 machine, methodically moved through the field before cracking the top three with five to go.

As the white flag was displayed from the Frandsen Bank & Trust Flagstand, Arneson had moved into second and looked to take the point away from Strand. Arneson completed a slide job on Strand to momentarily take the lead, but Strand countered with a crossover move coming to the checkers.

At the line, Arneson edged out Strand by a mere 0.010 seconds, to deny Strand his first win of 2017 and record his third NCR win of the season. Lucas Rodin, Bryce Borgen, and Tyler Peterson rounded out the top five.

Dylan Goplen picked up a clean sweep in the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. After claiming the heat race win, Goplen charged to the front during the main event before battling for the lead with Jeff Nelson.

At the halfway point, both Nelson and Goplen made heavy contact with each other, which ultimately resulted in Noah Metzger sliding off the top of turn one. Goplen assumed the lead on the restart and went on to claim the feature win.

Ryan Schow, Nelson, Aaron Blacklance, and Grady Shearer rounded out the top five.

Just as it has so many other times in 2017, the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature came down to Tim Church and Brandon Schmidt. Church, who started fourth, was just a tad better on Thursday night as he was able to hold off Schmidt to visit KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane.

Ada’s Andy Wagner held off a hard charging Jesse Skalicky in the closing laps of the Titan Machinery IMCA SportMod feature. Wagner took the lead from Kelly Jacobson on lap five before opening up a comfortable lead.

In the final stages, however, Skalicky moved up to challenge Wagner for the lead. Skalicky was able to close within a car length of Wagner, but Wagner was able to hold on for his second NCR win of the season.

For the 10th time this season, the Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car feature went to Mekinock, North Dakota’s Aaron Olson. Olson grabbed the lead on the opening lap from the fourth position before checking out and taking the win.

Racing continues next Thursday night at NCR, featuring night number one of the second annual IMCA Sanders Modified Challenge Tour. Green flag drops at 7pm.


SUMMARY
IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 99-Austin Arneson, [12]; 2. E85-Jason Strand, [2]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 4. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [3]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 6. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [14]; 7. 4V-Billy Vogel, [11]; 8. 7-Dale Kraling, [9]; 9. 60-Tyler Hall, [8]; 10. 10-Cale Arneson, [6]; 11. 25-Jamie Trautner, [15]; 12. 86C-Darren Pfau, [17]; 13. 43-Lance Schilling, [13]; 14. (DNF) 84-Michael Johnson, [5]; 15. (DNF) 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 16. (DNF) 72-Dave Shipley, [10]; 17. (DNF) K9-Tom Cummings, [16]

Heat 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 2. 99-Austin Arneson, [6]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 5. 43-Lance Schilling, [5]; 6. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]

Heat 2: 1. E85-Jason Strand, [2]; 2. 72-Dave Shipley, [5]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 4. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 5. 96A-Alex Engelstad, [6]; 6. 86C-Darren Pfau, [1]

Heat 3: 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 2. 7B-Bryce Borgen, [2]; 3. 4V-Billy Vogel, [5]; 4. 10-Cale Arneson, [3]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [1]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [5]; 2. 28S-Ryan Schow, [3]; 3. 33-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 4. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [7]; 5. 97-Grady Shearer, [4]; 6. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [8]; 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [9]; 8. (DNF) 87S-Reise Stenberg, [6]; 9. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [1]; 10. (DNF) 19-Lucas Rodin, [10]

Heat 1: 1. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [2]; 2. 33-Jeff Nelson, [1]; 3. 19D-Noah Metzger, [4]; 4. 28S-Ryan Schow, [5]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [3]

Heat 2: 1. 97-Grady Shearer, [2]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [4]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 5. (DNF) 19-Lucas Rodin, [1]

IMCA Sport Mods
A Feature 1: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 4. 76-Reile Sailer, [3]; 5. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [7]; 7. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [8]; (DNS) 1RM-Taylor Grove,

Heat 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [6]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 3. 76-Reile Sailer, [4]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [5]; 5. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [3]; 6. 3X-Andy Wagner, [7]; 7. 47-Kreig Kasin, [1]; 8. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [8]

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

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

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

Heat 1: 1. 219-Brandon Schmidt, [6]; 2. 21-Tim Church, [5]; 3. 37N-Nick Nelson, [4]; 4. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [2]; 5. 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 6. (DNF) 106-Eric Novacek, [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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