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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