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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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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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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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Weiss Holds Off Schatz For Late Model Win

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Photo: Ricky Weiss of Headingly, MB claimed his series-leading 3rd Norman County Raceway win Thursday with the NLRA Late Models (Photo Credit: Speedway-Shots)

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (August 3, 2017) – An incredibly stout field of 30 NLRA Late Models stormed into Norman County Raceway Thursday night for their first and only appearance of the 2017 season, presented by Myles Bosch Enterprises and CHS. Four-time WISSOTA Late Model national champion, Ricky Weiss, claimed his third career NCR win when the checkers flew to become the first Late Model driver with three wins to his credit.

For Weiss, it was a hard fought win up until the checkers as he had his hands full with eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Mired in lapped traffic, Weiss was slowed in the final laps, which allowed Schatz to reel him in.

As the white flag flew from the Frandsen Bank & Trust Flagstand, Schatz had a run on Weiss exiting turn two. Schatz peeked underneath Weiss down the backstretch, looking to take the lead in turn three. Weiss took the line away from Schatz exiting turn four, however, and held him off in a drag race to the line.

“Lapped traffic was tough tonight, but I felt like I was getting through it pretty good,” said Weiss in KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane. “Early on I saw (Dustin) Strand pull off and I knew he was going to be a lot of my competition, but then with five to go I saw Schatz up to second so I had to keep digging.”

With the win and Strand’s mechanical issue he suffered on lap 12, Weiss claimed sole possession of the NLRA point lead.

Michael Johnson picked up his second NCR win of the season and third overall in a dominating performance in the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modifieds. Johnson started third on the grid before taking the lead and leading the final 15 circuits. Tyler Peterson finished second as Alex Engelstad rounded out the podium in only his second race of 2017.

Tyler Peterson rolled out his WISSOTA Midwest Modified for the first time in nearly three years. The Hickson, N.D. driver hasn’t missed a beat since then as he cruised to the feature win; his first Midwest Mod win since August 28th, 2014 and 10th Christian Motors Midwest Mod win overall.

Fargo’s Tim Estenson drove away with another Petermann Seeds INEX Legends feature win. The 15-year-old from Fargo took the lead from Kaitlyn Skalicky at the halfway point before checking out from the field to capture his 16th overall win of the season.

Jesse Skalicky picked up his second win in a row in the Titan Machinery IMCA Sport Mods. Skalicky utilized a lap five restart to get by leader Kelly Jacobson. Once out front, Skalicky drove away from the field as Luke Johnson and Andy Wagner battled for second.

Skalicky took the win by a full straightaway, as Wagner stole second at the checkers from Johnson.

Racing continues next Thursday night at NCR. Green flag drops at 7pm.


SUMMARY
NLRA Late Models:
A Feature 1: 1. 7-Ricky Weiss, [3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, [9]; 3. 1S-Ryan Mikkelson, [1]; 4. 12S-Brad Seng, [4]; 5. 42S-Don Shaw, [2]; 6. 10-Mike Balcaen, [8]; 7. 1R-Travis Robertson, [7]; 8. 18X-Shawn Meyer, [14]; 9. 10R-Kevin Robertson, [12]; 10. 2-Bill Mooney, [19]; 11. 4-Shane Edginton, [11]; 12. 03-Casey Meyer, [16]; 13. 3M-Greg Meyer, [20]; 14. 11M-Paul Mueller, [21]; 15. 06-David Smith, [15]; 16. 9-Steve Anderson, [6]; 17. T-1-Tom Corcoran, [10]; 18. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [13]; 19. 16S-Jeff Hapala, [22]; 20. 30-Adam Fischer, [17]; 21. 86-Matthew Smith, [18]; 22. 9R-Erik Robertson, [23]; 23. 105-Terence BlackLance, [24]; 24. (DNF) 71-Dustin Strand, [5]
B Feature 1: 1. 11M-Paul Mueller, [3]; 2. 16S-Jeff Hapala, [4]; 3. 88-John Lighthizer, [6]; 4. 9R-Erik Robertson, [2]; 5. 92-Robby Rosselli, [1]; 6. 5-Brad Kerrison, [7]; 7. 105-Terence BlackLance, [9]; 8. 0-Chris Dunn, [5]; 9. 00-Robert Bladow, [8]; (DNS) 44-Cole Schill,
Heat 1: 1. 1S-Ryan Mikkelson, [8]; 2. 9-Steve Anderson, [1]; 3. T-1-Tom Corcoran, [4]; 4. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [6]; 5. 30-Adam Fischer, [7]; 6. 92-Robby Rosselli, [5]; 7. 0-Chris Dunn, [3]; 8. 105-Terence BlackLance, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 12S-Brad Seng, [2]; 2. 10-Mike Balcaen, [8]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, [1]; 4. 18X-Shawn Meyer, [3]; 5. 86-Matthew Smith, [5]; 6. 9R-Erik Robertson, [7]; 7. 88-John Lighthizer, [4]; 8. (DNF) 44-Cole Schill, [6]
Heat 3: 1. 42S-Don Shaw, [2]; 2. 1R-Travis Robertson, [1]; 3. 4-Shane Edginton, [6]; 4. 06-David Smith, [3]; 5. 2-Bill Mooney, [7]; 6. 11M-Paul Mueller, [5]; 7. 5-Brad Kerrison, [4]
Heat 4: 1. 7-Ricky Weiss, [1]; 2. 71-Dustin Strand, [2]; 3. 10R-Kevin Robertson, [4]; 4. 03-Casey Meyer, [6]; 5. 3M-Greg Meyer, [5]; 6. 16S-Jeff Hapala, [7]; 7. 00-Robert Bladow, [3]

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [6]; 3. 96A-Alex Englestad, [7]; 4. 60-Tyler Hall, [8]; 5. 10-Cale Arneson, [5]; 6. 7-Dale Kraling, [9]; 7. 19-Lucas Rodin, [4]; 8. 25-Jamie Trautner, [2]; 9. 7B-Bryce Bjerken, [1]; 10. K9-Tom Cummings, [13]; 11. (DNF) 86C-Darren Pfau, [10]; 12. (DNF) 30-Adam Fischer, [11]; 13. (DNF) 88X-Delray Dykstra, [12]
Heat 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [4]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [2]; 4. 86C-Darren Pfau, [6]; 5. 60-Tyler Hall, [5]; 6. 30-Adam Fischer, [7]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 3. 96A-Alex Englestad, [4]; 4. 10-Cale Arneson, [3]; 5. 7B-Bryce Bjerken, [1]; 6. 88X-Delray Dykstra, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [9]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [1]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [3]; 4. 2S-Matt Schow, [6]; 5. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [7]; 6. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [8]; 7. 11-Bryan Kakela, [5]; 8. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [4]; 9. 169-Justin Olson, [10]; 10. 97-Grady Shearer, [2]; 11. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [14]; 12. 28S-Ryan Schow, [12]; 13. 19D-Noah Metzger, [13]; 14. 22S-Tyler Schow, [15]; 15. 13-Alex Johnson, [16]; 16. (DNF) 33-Jeff Nelson, [11]
Heat 1: 1. 11-Bryan Kakela, [4]; 2. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [2]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [8]; 6. 33-Jeff Nelson, [6]; 7. 19D-Noah Metzger, [7]; 8. 22S-Tyler Schow, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [4]; 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 4. 97-Grady Shearer, [6]; 5. 169-Justin Olson, [8]; 6. 28S-Ryan Schow, [7]; 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [1]; 8. (DNF) 13-Alex Johnson, [2]

IMCA SportMods:
A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [7]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 5. 5T-Matt Talley, [8]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [1]; 7. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 8. 76-Reile Sailer, [3]; 9. 29-Greg Schilling, [13]; 10. (DNF) 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [10]; 11. (DNF) 47-Kreig Kasin, [11]; (DNS) 1RM-Taylor Grove, ; (DNS) 404-Tracy Arneson,
Heat 1: 1. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 2. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [3]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 4. 29-Greg Schilling, [6]; 5. (DNF) 404-Tracy Arneson, [5]; 6. (DNF) 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 5T-Matt Talley, [5]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [4]; 3. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 4. 76-Reile Sailer, [3]; 5. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [7]; 6. 47-Kreig Kasin, [6]; 7. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]

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

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VanMil Ends Olson’s Win Streak, Claims King Pin Klash

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Rob VanMil – IMCA Stock Cars | Photo Courtesy: Speedway Shots

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 20, 2017) – Racing continued Thursday night at Norman County Raceway as RDO Equipment and The Bowler presented the King Pin Klash. The King Pin Klash has been a WISSOTA Street Stock special every year prior, but the addition of the IMCA Stock Cars to Norman County Raceway this year meant the event has made the switch to IMCA as well.

Aaron Olson was the heavy favorite as he entered the night undefeated in Stock Car competition at Norman County Raceway. The Mekinock, N.D. driver has won the first eight features of the season at NCR, dating back to May 11th.

Rick Schulz jumped out to the early lead as the King Pin Klash went green, and enjoyed a comfortable lead for the first two circuits. It didn’t take for Rob VanMil long to make his way to the front from the fifth position.

After moving into second, VanMil set his sights on Schulz with four laps in the books. VanMil steadily tracked down the Horace, N.D. driver before taking the lead down low at the halfway point. Olson kept up with VanMil’s torrid pace as he grabbed the second position two laps later.

In the closing laps, Olson had VanMil within his grasp. Olson reached VanMil’s back bumper exiting turn two on the final lap. It came down to a drag race off of turn four, where VanMil edged out Olson to claim his first career Norman County Implement Stock Car win.

Tim Estenson claimed a convincing win in the Petermann Seeds INEX Legends. The 15-year-old from Fargo cruised to his 14th win of the season.

Harwood, North Dakota’s Michael Johnson dominated the Sander’s Metal Products IMCA Modified feature to claim his first win of the 2017 season. Johnson took the lead from Brady Petermann on lap seven before setting sail and checking out. Dale Kraling, who was on a three-race win streak, moved into second and closed the gap between himself and Johnson in the final laps, but came up short at the checkers.

Jake Hagemann of Brainerd recorded his first career Norman County Raceway win in the Titan Machinery IMCA Sport Mods. Hagemann grabbed the lead on lap two and led until the caution flew on lap nine.

On the restart, Aaron Wetterlin and Luke Johnson went three wide with Hagemann, but Hagemann was able to maintain the lead and take the win.

Aaron Blacklance wheeled his beaten and battered Christian Brothers Ford WISSOTA Midwest Modified to the feature. Blacklance took the lead on the opening lap, but with 11 laps to go Blacklance got spun in turn three. Jamie Dietzler had nowhere to go and slammed into the front end of Blacklance. Dietzler was done for the night, but Blacklance was able to rejoin the field as the leader.

Reise Stenberg put pressure on Blacklance on the final lap, but the Thief River Falls driver was able to hold on to pick up the win.

Next week at NCR features half price admission. Ages 13 and up can get in for $6, while 12 and under are free.


SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [3]; 2. 7-Dale Kraling, [9]; 3. 4V-Billy Vogel, [10]; 4. 60-Tyler Hall, [7]; 5. 11X-Bryce Borgen, [1]; 6. 69-Justin Jones, [12]; 7. 25-Jamie Trautner, [4]; 8. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 9. 19-Lucas Rodin, [8]; 10. 7B-Bryce Bjerken, [11]; 11. K9-Tom Cummings, [13]; 12. (DNF) 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [5]; 13. (DNF) E85-Jason Strand, [6]
Heat 1: 1. E85-Jason Strand, [4]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [2]; 3. 25-Jamie Trautner, [3]; 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, [5]; 5. 4V-Billy Vogel, [7]; 6. 7B-Bryce Bjerken, [6]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings, [1]
Heat 2: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson, [3]; 3. 11X-Bryce Borgen, [1]; 4. 60-Tyler Hall, [4]; 5. 7-Dale Kraling, [5]; 6. 69-Justin Jones, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [3]; 3. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [5]; 4. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, [8]; 6. 169-Justin Olson, [7]; 7. 19D-Noah Metzger, [9]; 8. (DNF) 39-Jamie Dietzler, [4]; (DNS) 28S-Ryan Schow,
Heat 1: 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 2. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [2]; 3. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [4]; 5. 28S-Ryan Schow, [6]; 6. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [9]; 7. 169-Justin Olson, [5]; 8. (DNF) 19-Lucas Rodin, [8]; 9. (DNF) 19D-Noah Metzger, [7]
IMCA SportMods:

IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 33-Jake Hagemann, [4]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [7]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [13]; 5. 5-Scott Jacobson, [8]; 6. 76-Reile Sailer, [2]; 7. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [10]; 8. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [1]; 9. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [14]; 10. (DNF) 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 11. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 12. (DNF) 6-Austin Veralrud, [9]; 13. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [11]; 14. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin, [12]
Heat 1: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [6]; 3. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 4. 6-Austin Veralrud, [7]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [3]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [1]; 7. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]
Heat 2: 1. 3X-Andy Wagner, [5]; 2. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 3. 33-Jake Hagemann, [4]; 4. 5-Scott Jacobson, [6]; 5. 21K-Kyle Krogh, [7]; 6. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 7. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [2]

INEX Legends:
A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [5]; 2. 72-Tye Wilke, [4]; 3. 69-Brian Hanson, [3]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [6]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [2]; 6. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [7]; 7. (DNF) 79-Scott Richardson, [1]
Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, [7]; 2. 79-Scott Richardson, [1]; 3. 69-Brian Hanson, [4]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, [6]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse, [3]; 6. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky, [5]; 7. B1-Brody Carlsrud, [2]

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

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Grove Scores First Career Sport Mod Win at Norman County Raceway

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By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (July 13, 2017) – Shelly, Minnesota’s Taylor Grove picked up his first career IMCA SportMod feature win Thursday night at Norman County Raceway. The driver affectionately referred to as “The One-Armed Bandit,” after a farming accident at a young age left him without his left arm.

That hasn’t slowed down Grove, however. The second-year SportMod driver started outside of the front row for the Titan Machinery SportMod main event before taking the lead in the early going.

“When the first caution came out, I could hear that all the fast guys were moving up the running order so I thought, oh great,” said Grove. “Then the caution they were moved even more.”

Despite that, Grove was able to hold his own against Norman County Raceway’s best.

In the closing laps, Andy Wagner looked to make a charge on Grove, but Grove’s No. 1RM was too fast on the smooth and tacky racing surface.

“It was happiness. It was excitement,” said Grove of his drive into KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane. “The littlest things have hurt us all year long. It was finally nice that everything stayed together. Boy, it’s nice to finally get one.”

After three big heat races, the Christian Motors WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds rolled out for their feature with 18 cars on the starting grid. Brock Gronwold led the field to the green before taking the lead on the opening lap.

Once out front, Gronwold never looked back as he went on to lead all 16 circuits around the three-eighths mile oval.

Fourth place starter, Jamie Dietzler moved into the second spot on lap two and tried to chase down Gronwold throughout the remainder of the event. In the closing laps, Dietzler made a charge on Gronwold, closing to within a second.

As the checkers flew from the Frandsen Bank and Trust Flagstand, Gronwold took the win by just over seven-tenths of a second.

Tim Church topped Brandon Schmidt in the Christian Brothers Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature. The win marked Church’s third win in a row and ninth win overall in 2017.

Aaron Olson picked up his ninth NCR win of 2017 to remain undefeated in Norman County Implement IMCA Stock Car action. Olson topped Rick Schulz, as Rob VanMil rounded out the podium.

Dale Kraling started on the pole and led every lap of the Sanders Metal Products IMCA Modified feature to pick up the win. Kraling held off Brady Petermann by 1.527 seconds at the line to become the fifth driver in NCR history to have a WISSOTA Modified and IMCA Modified win to his credit.


SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 7-Dale Kraling, [1]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [3]; 3. E85-Jason Strand, [5]; 4. 4V-Billy Vogel, [8]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [4]; 6. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 7. 71-Trent Grager, [6]; 8. 60-Tyler Hall, [7]
Heat 1: 1. 84-Michael Johnson, [2]; 2. 88B-Brady Petermann, [1]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling, [4]; 4. E85-Jason Strand, [6]; 5. 25-Jamie Trautner, [5]; 6. 71-Trent Grager, [7]; 7. 60-Tyler Hall, [3]; 8. 4V-Billy Vogel, [8]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
A Feature 1: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [1]; 2. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [4]; 3. 2S-Matt Schow, [7]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [11]; 5. 16-Skyler Smith, [9]; 6. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [3]; 7. 28S-Ryan Schow, [13]; 8. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, [12]; 9. 00-Steve Hougard, [17]; 10. 22S-Tyler Schow, [18]; 11. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [14]; 12. 19D-Noah Metzger, [16]; 13. (DNF) 50H-Haley Lee, [8]; 14. (DNF) 188-Hunter Hougard, [2]; 15. (DNF) 68-Joe Henninger, [6]; 16. (DNF) 33N-Jeff Nelson, [5]; 17. (DNF) 6D-Dylan Goplen, [10]; 18. (DNF) 33-Brennan Urbach, [15]
Heat 1: 1. 50H-Haley Lee, [1]; 2. 33N-Jeff Nelson, [2]; 3. 16-Skyler Smith, [3]; 4. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [6]; 5. 28S-Ryan Schow, [4]; 6. 19D-Noah Metzger, [5]
Heat 2: 1. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [1]; 2. 5-Aaron Blacklance, [2]; 3. 188-Hunter Hougard, [4]; 4. 87S-Reise Stenberg, [6]; 5. 11*-Larry Samuelson, [5]; 6. (DNF) 00-Steve Hougard, [3]
Heat 3: 1. 39-Jamie Dietzler, [1]; 2. 2S-Matt Schow, [4]; 3. 68-Joe Henninger, [2]; 4. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, [6]; 5. 33-Brennan Urbach, [3]; 6. (DNF) 22S-Tyler Schow, [5]

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

IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [2]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner, [6]; 3. 8J-Luke Johnson, [8]; 4. 44D-Chris VanMil, [7]; 5. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [4]; 6. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [5]; 7. 76-Reile Sailer, [10]; 8. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]; 9. (DNF) 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [11]; 10. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [9]; 11. (DNF) 22-Vince Jegtvig, [3]
Heat 1: 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson, [2]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, [4]; 3. 3X-Andy Wagner, [3]; 4. 1RM-Taylor Grove, [1]; 5. 76-Reile Sailer, [5]; 6. 12T-Brandon Tendeland, [6]
Heat 2: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky, [5]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig, [2]; 3. 3W-Aaron Wetterlin, [3]; 4. 44D-Chris VanMil, [4]; 5. 13C-Paul Colvin, [1]

IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature 1: 1. 14-Aaron Olson, [3]; 2. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [5]; 4. 187-Eric Lundon, [6]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 6. (DNF) 1-Kelly Jacobson, [7]; (DNS) 76-Bob Fuegmann,
Heat 1: 1. 4-Rick Schulz, [2]; 2. 14-Aaron Olson, [4]; 3. 40-Rob VanMil, [6]; 4. 76-Bob Fuegmann, [5]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig, [1]; 6. 187-Eric Lundon, [7]; 7. (DNF) 1-Kelly Jacobson, [3]

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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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