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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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Wade Nygaard Claims Fifth NOSA Win at NCR, First Since 1999

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The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints give their traditional four-wide salute to the fans

Wade Nygaard rounds turns three & four at NCR while leading the main event

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 22, 2017) – Thursday night at Norman County Raceway, the NOSA 410 Sprint Cars invaded the three-eighths mile oval for the first and only time in 2017. Nine-time and defending NOSA champion, Wade Nygaard, claimed the big check after a thrilling 25 laps.

A soldout crowd watched Nygaard and Thomas Kennedy battle for the lead in the opening laps of the main event, which was presented by Buffalo Wild Wings and the Norman County Fair. Nygaard held off Kennedy’s initial charge and led with little challenge until he reached lapped traffic.

At the midway point, Kennedy mounted a challenge on Nygaard once again as the winningest driver in NOSA history, Mark Dobmeier, entered the fray. Kennedy had a run on Nygaard exiting turn four, but Nygaard took his line away to hold the top spot.

With eight to go, the top three cars were within four car lengths when the lone caution flew to reset the field.

On the ensuing restart, Nygaard got a great jump and pulled away from the field. Kennedy and Dobmeier were left to battle for the runner-up spot as Nygaard recorded his first win at NCR since 1999 and fifth overall.

Dobmeier topped Kennedy for second as Austin Pierce and Shane Roemeling rounded out the top five.

Jamie Trautner dominated the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature. The driver hailing from Felton cruised to his first win of the 2017 season by nearly two seconds over Tyler Peterson. Brady Petermann, Dale Kraling, and Lucas Rodin rounded out the top five.

Mekinock’s Aaron Olson remained perfect at NCR. The driver of the No. 14 IMCA stock car picked up his sixth win of the season to remain undefeated at NCR.

Norman County Raceway was also in action Wednesday evening with IMCA Stock Cars, NLSA Lightning Sprints, and INEX Legends.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Sr. picked up his first career win at NCR in the NLSA Lightning Sprints. The veteran driver topped Dexter Dvergsten, as Alan Truscinski, Presley Truedson, and Brody Hutton rounded out the top five.

Tim Church edged out Brandon Schmidt to take the IMCA Hobby Stock win. The win marked Church’s fifth win of the 2017 season.
The INEX Legends feature was claimed by Scott Richardson. The Pelican Rapids driver started third on the grid and bested a hard charging Tim Estenson to take his first win at NCR.

Racing continues next Thursday, June 29th with IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and INEX Legends. Green flag drops at 7pm.


RESULTS:

Thursday, June 22:

NOSA 410 Sprint Cars:
A Feature: 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 2. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, [5]; 3. 82-Thomas Kennedy, [4]; 4. 2A-Austin Pierce, [7]; 5. 31-Shane Roemeling, [2]; 6. 0-Nick Omdahl, [3]; 7. 8-Casey Mack, [6]; 8. 4J-Lee Grosz, [16]; 9. 13-Ty Hanten, [11]; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings, [14]; 11. 20A-Jordan Adams, [15]; 12. 7-Trent Stengl, [10]; 13. 10TRB-Robert Martin, [12]; 14. 35-Brenden Wilde, [8]; 15. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [13]; 16. 26-Blake Egeland, [9]; 17. 6-Zach Wilde, [20]; 18. 99-Jordan Graham, [21]; 19. 55-Sam Miller, [23]; 20. 24-Jon Sorenson, [19]; 21. 4M-Cale Mack, [17]; 22. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [22]; 23. 14-Tom Egeland, [18]; (DNS) 92-Mitch Mack,

Heat 1: 1. 82-Thomas Kennedy, [8]; 2. 0-Nick Omdahl, [6]; 3. 7-Trent Stengl, [3]; 4. 10TRB-Robert Martin, [4]; 5. 13-Ty Hanten, [7]; 6. 14-Tom Egeland, [1]; 7. 99-Jordan Graham, [2]; 8. 55-Sam Miller, [5]
Heat 2: 1. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, [1]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce, [5]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [3]; 5. 20A-Jordan Adams, [6]; 6. 4J-Lee Grosz, [7]; 7. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [2]; 8. 6-Zach Wilde, [8]
Heat 3: 1. 31-Shane Roemeling, [2]; 2. 35-Brenden Wilde, [1]; 3. 8-Casey Mack, [6]; 4. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [4]; 5. 26-Blake Egeland, [8]; 6. 4M-Cale Mack, [7]; 7. 24-Jon Sorenson, [5]; 8. (DNF) 92-Mitch Mack, [3]

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [1]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [7]; 3. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 4. 7K-Dale Kraling, [6]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 6. 99-Cale Arneson, [9]; 7. 7-Bryton Foss, [2]; 8. 60-TYLER HALL, [8]; 9. 84-Michael Johnson, [10]; 10. K9-Tom Cummings, [3]

Heat 1: 1. 25-JAMIE TRAUTNER, [2]; 2. 7K-Dale Kraling, [1]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 4. 88B-Brady Petermann, [5]; 5. 7-Bryton Foss, [4]
Heat 2: 1. 99-Cale Arneson, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [1]; 3. 60-TYLER HALL, [4]; 4. 84-Michael Johnson, [5]; 5. K9-Tom Cummings, [3]

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


Wednesday, June 21:
IMCA Hobby Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 21-Tim Church, [1]; 2. 219-BRandon Schmidt, [3]; 3. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [4]; 4. 73-Todd Gettel, [6]; 5. (DNF) 14-Alyssa White, [2]; (DNS) 37N-Nick Nelson, ; (DNS) 23-Daniel Beckman,

Heat 1: 1. 219-BRandon Schmidt, [1]; 2. 21-Tim Church, [7]; 3. 73-Todd Gettel, [5]; 4. 14-Alyssa White, [3]; 5. 069-Kalvin Kesselberg, [2]; 6. (DNF) 37N-Nick Nelson, [6]; 7. (DNF) 23-Daniel Beckman, [4]

NLSA Lightning Sprints:
A Feature 1: 1. 9-Kevin Thomas Sr., [1]; 2. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [2]; 3. 13-Alan Truscinski, [4]; 4. 2-Presley Truedson, [3]; 5. 6H-Brody Hutton, [5]; 6. 10-Alex Truscinski, [8]; 7. 4-Eric Johnson, [9]; 8. 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [7]; 9. 100-Jason Berg, [6]

Heat 1: 1. 9-Kevin Thomas Sr., [5]; 2. 13-Alan Truscinski, [1]; 3. 11-Dexter Dvergsten, [7]; 4. 2-Presley Truedson, [9]; 5. 6H-Brody Hutton, [8]; 6. 100-Jason Berg, [3]; 7. 10-Alex Truscinski, [6]; 8. 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, [4]; 9. 4-Eric Johnson, [2]

INEX Legends:
A Feature 1: 1. 79-Scott Richardson, [3]; 2. 14T-Tim Estenson, [5]; 3. 29-Ryan Braseth, [6]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [4]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [9]; 6. 20-Alex Braseth, [7]; 7. (DNF) B1-Brody Carlsrud, [8]; 8. (DNF) 72-Tye Wilke, [1]; 9. (DNF) 5-Dean Julsrud, [2]

Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [8]; 2. 79-Scott Richardson, [4]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [1]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, [5]; 5. 5-Dean Julsrud, [7]; 6. 29-Ryan Braseth, [3]; 7. 20-Alex Braseth, [2]; 8. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [6]; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [9]

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