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Stock Car Informational Meeting

Published on September 16, 2016

There will be an IMCA Stock Car informational meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm. It will be held at Performance Auto in Fargo. (3401 1/2 Interstate Blvd.) The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of adding the IMCA Stock Cars to the Red River Valley Speedway schedule. Drivers from the IMCA Hobby Stocks, WISSOTA Street Stocks and Pure Stocks are encouraged to come and offer their input.

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We’ll See You In 2017!

Published on August 27, 2016

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Final Race Of The Season – August 26

Published on August 23, 2016

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SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by: Gateway Chevrolet, O’Kelly’s, Biltmore Hotel & Suites

It’s College Night!
– $5 gate admission by showing us your CURRENT college ID

Location:
Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND

Fans:
– Use the Main Avenue entrance into the races. The entrance from 13th Avenue is under construction.

Drivers:
– Use Gate 4 only for entrance and exit from the races

We’ll have:
– The Nugget Vending Candy Toss
– 50/50 tickets
– T-shirt Cannon
– Red River Valley Speedway Apparel
– Delicious Concession Food & Ice Cold Beverages

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4:30pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm
Racing Starts: 7:00pm

Tickets:
College Students with CURRENT ID – $5
Adults – $13
Ages 6-12 – $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online: redrivervalleyspeedway.com/buy-tickets

Listen On The Radio:
Can’t make it to the race? Tune in to 106.5 KRJB for LIVE racing coverage. You can also listen online at: www.rjbroadcasting.com
Pre-race coverage begins at 6:45pm

Racing Divisions This Week:
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks
North Dakota State College of Science INEX Legends

Social Media:
Website – redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Twitter – twitter.com/rrvspeedway
Instagram – instagram.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Snapchat – rrvspeedway

 

Arneson Sweeps Red River Valley for Second Sanders Mod Tour Victory

Published on August 22, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (August 19) – A Sanders Mod Tour and Red River Valley Speedway (RRVS) record 53 IMCA Modifieds were signed in Friday evening for night two of the tour. In a performance that mirrored his effort Thursday night at Norman County Raceway, Austin Arneson took the lead at the midpoint of the A-main and cruised to the $2,000 win.

John Nord and Myles Tomlinson led the 25-car field to the green flag for the 25-lap main event, with Nord leading the opening lap over Michael Greseth. On lap two, Gresesth, who already has a RRVS feature win to his credit, took the point away from Nord before opening up a comfortable lead.

Meanwhile fifth place starter, Arneson, moved by Nord for second one lap later and set his sights on the Innovative Air #17 of Greseth. Early on, it appeared as though Greseth was up to the task of keeping Arneson at bay, but as the feature wore on Arneson kept getting faster.

With 11 to go, Arneson reeled in Greseth and they went door to door down the backstretch. Arneson took the lead entering turn three as Greseth tried to counter with a crossover move, but was unsuccessful.

The lone caution of the race flew with 10 to go. On the restart, Arneson pulled away from the pack as Hunter Marriot began to challenge Greseth for second.

Arneson amassed a full straightaway lead in the closing laps and took the checkers with ease for his second consecutive Sanders Mod Tour win.

“It just took good, hard racing. I had a good race going with Mike [Greseth], but it was just fun racing with all of these guys. Patience was the key, running a good line, hitting my marks, and not thinking too hard,” said Arneson with a smile in KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane.

Greseth edged out Marriot in what was a highly contested battle for the runner-up spot.

“I’m happy with second,” said Greseth. “If you’re on the same straightaway as Arneson you’re doing pretty good. I was hoping that caution wouldn’t have come out so we could have stayed in lapped traffic. Maybe that would have slowed him down a little.”

Tyler Peterson came from eighth to finish fourth as the 2015 IMCA Modified national rookie of the year, Rob VanMil, came from 10th to round out the top five.

Arneson once again picked up the $250 clean sweep bonus. Dave Shipley was the night’s Out-Pace Racing Products hard charger, advancing from 16th to eighth.

RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:

Feature – 1. Austin Arneson, 2. Michael Greseth, 3. Hunter Marriot, 4. Tyler Peterson, 5. Rob VanMil, 6. John Nord, 7. Cale Arneson, 8. Dave Shipley, 9. Rich Pavlicek, 10. Jason Wolla, 11. Tyler Hall, 12. Michael Johnson, 13. Ryan Mikkelson, 14. Darin Duffy, 15. Hank Berry, 16. Josh Rogotzke, 17. Myles Tomlinson, 18. Jeff Odden, 19. Troy Heupel, 20. Cody Erickson, 21. Bryce Bjerken, 22. Tom Silver, 23. Joh Corell, 24. Tim Thomas, 25. Josh Eberhardt

Austin Arneson in victory lane with the Todd Sanders family of Sanders Metal Products

Austin Arneson in victory lane with the Todd Sanders family of Sanders Metal Products

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TONIGHT:

Published on August 19, 2016

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A few note for fans and teams coming to tonight’s Sanders Mod Tour race:
– Races start at 7pm
– Tickets are available at the door and on our website only.
– Classes running will be the IMCA Mods, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & INEX Legends
– Fans: Use the Main Avenue entrance to the Fairgrounds to get in. The road south to 13th avenue is under construction. Avoid coming from 13th Avenue.
– Teams: Use the Gate 4 entrance to and from the pits only. Gates will open at 10am and the pit sign-in shed will open at 4:30pm. New teams: please respect the white reserved parking spots in the pits. All other spots are first-come first-served.
EVERYONE: Have a great time!

 

NEXT: Sanders Mod Challenge

Published on August 13, 2016

COMING UP: See some of the best IMCA drivers in the Upper Midwest battle it out as the Sanders Modified Challenge Tour makes their second stop along the way at the Red River Valley Speedway on Friday, August 19th. Come see the best Mod show on dirt!

All shows will be broadcast worldwide on www.imca.tv

* Visit the Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/sandersmodtour

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Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND

+ Just before the IMCA Modified Feature race, we’ll be announcing the winner of the HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables Hot Tub! ($4,500 value)

We’ll have:
– The HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– The Nugget Vending Candy Toss
– 50/50 tickets
– T-shirt Cannon
– Red River Valley Speedway Apparel
– Delicious Concession Food & Ice Cold Beverages

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4:30pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm
Racing Starts: 7:00pm

Grandstand Admission:
Adults – $13
Ages 6-12 – $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online:
redrivervalleyspeedway.com/buy-tickets

Racing Divisions This Week:
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks
North Dakota State College of Science INEX Legends

Social Media:
Website – redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Twitter – twitter.com/rrvspeedway
Instagram – instagram.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Snapchat – rrvspeedway

 

NEXT RACE: Friday, August 12

Published on July 29, 2016

The races are are presented by: Steffes Auctioneers, North Dakota Corn Growers Association

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Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND

+INEX National Qualifier

We’ll have:
– The HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– The Nugget Vending Candy Toss
– 50/50 tickets
– T-shirt Cannon
– Red River Valley Speedway Apparel
– Delicious Concession Food & Ice Cold Beverages

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4:30pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm
Racing Starts: 7:00pm

Grandstand Admission:
Adults – $13
Ages 6-12 $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online:
redrivervalleyspeedway.com/buy-tickets

Can’t make it to the race? Tune in to 106.5 KRJB for LIVE racing coverage. You can also listen online at: www.rjbroadcasting.com
Pre-race coverage begins at 6:45pm

Racing Divisions This Week:
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks
North Dakota State College of Science INEX Legends

Social Media:
Website – redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Twitter – twitter.com/rrvspeedway
Instagram – instagram.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Snapchat – rrvspeedway

 

Arneson Tops Season High Modified Car Count on Wednesday Night Special

Published on July 28, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (July 27) – Eighty-one race teams invaded Red River Valley Speedway for the first Wednesday night program since September 30, 2011 at the three-eighths mile dirt oval. Austin Arneson, Luke Johnson, Steven Kuntz and Billy Carou all visited KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane.

Thirty-four IMCA Modifieds entered the Corwin, Charlie’s Philly Steaks, and Popeye’s Chickens-sponsored event, but the field was trimmed to the fastest 24 cars for the 25-lap Fredrikson & Byron
feature race.

The father-son duo of Todd and Jarrett Carter led them to the green flag, but Detroit Lakes, MN driver Michael Griffin came from inside row two to take the lead on the opening lap. Behind Griffin there was a four wide battle for second down the back straightaway, which was won by Billy Vogel.

Vogel chased down Griffin to take the lead on lap two and opened up a fairly comfortable lead over Griffin and Dave Shipley. Meanwhile, the man on the move was Austin Arneson in his U Motors #10. Arneson had wheeled his way from 11th to fourth in just three laps and found himself in second by lap five.

It didn’t take long for Arneson to track down Vogel’s 10 car length advantage. Arneson placed his successful bid for the lead while he and Vogel were in heavy lapped traffic with 13 circuits remaining. Once out front, Arneson cruised to the feature win over Vogel, Shipley, Griffin, and Cale Arneson.

The NDSCS INEX Legends feature began with a six-car battle for the point, which was ultimately won by Dean Julsrud. The Barnesville, MN driver led until Red River Kart Club graduate, Tim Estenson stole the lead with 10 to go. Farther back in the pack, 11th place starter Steven Kuntz was charging through the field as he passed four cars in one lap to move into second. The following circuit Kuntz drove by the #14T of Estenson and went on to lead the final five laps to score the victory.

It was another dominating performance by the driver of the #7C in the A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stock division as Jamestown’s Billy Carou drove to yet another RRVS feature win. Carou started outside of the fourth row and took the lead away from Tim Church with six to go and held off a very fast Kasey Ussatis in the closing stages to pick up the victory.

The Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods had a wild finish with several cautions in the late stages. Luke Johnson stole the lead from Taylor Grove on lap three to take the lead as Jesse Skalicky slid into second from his 10th starting position.

Skalicky then set his sights on Johnson, but Skalicky just wasn’t quick enough to reel in the Corey’s Car Care #8J to challenge for the lead. A caution on the white flag lap changed all of that, however, as Skalicky lined up right behind Johnson with Scott Jacobson to his inside. Jacobson, who ran third on the grid, had rebounded after going to the tail of the field early for spinning out Johnson.

As the race resumed, Johnson and Skalicky raced hard into turn one, but once again Jacobson drove into the left rear of Johnson and spun him out. Jacobson was charged for his second caution and was sent to the trailer.

Another green-white-checkered finish ensued with Johnson running down low and Skalicky upstairs riding the rim. Johnson had the advantaged exiting turn two and went on to score his second RRVS win of the season.

Racing continues on August 12th as Steffes Auctioneers and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association present Friday night racing at Red River Valley Speedway, starting at 7pm.

RESULTS:

IMCA Modifieds:
1. Austin Arneson
2. Billy Vogel
3. Dave Shipley
4. Michael Griffin
5. Cale Arneson
6. Dev Malmlov
7. Michael Greseth
8. Rob VanMil
9. Tyler Peterson
10. Michael Johnson
11. Jarrett Carter
12. Jason Grimes
13. Jason Strand
14. Cody Peterson
15. Jeff Odden
16. Rusty Kollman
17. Rich Pavlicek
18. Brennan Borg
19. Justin Jones
20. John Corell
21. Bob Banish Jr.
22. Luke Lick
23. Nolan Olmstead
24. Todd Carter

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IMCA Sport Mods:
1. Luke Johnson
2. Jesse Skalicky
3. Kelly Jacobson
4. Chris VanMil
5. Cody Fuller
6. Matt Talley
7. Taylor Grove
8. Vince Jegtvig
9. Kraig Kasin
10. Billy Michaelsohn
11. Scott Jacobson
12. Tyler McDougall
13. Dustin Hartwig
14. Paul Colvin

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INEX Legends:
1. Steven Kuntz
2. Andrew Jochim
3. Tim Estenson
4. Josh Julsrud
5. Dylan Johnson
6. Tim Brockhouse
7. Dean Julsrud
8. Casey Hendrikson
9. Kaitlyn Skalicky
10. Mariah Henrickson
11. Devyn Stocker
12. Brian Hanson
13. Tony Brockhouse
14. Grady Shearer
15. Jarrett Julsrud
16. Brandon Erickson
17. Alex Braseth
18. Shaun Erickson
19. Ryan Braseth

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IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks:
1. Billy Carou
2. Kasey Ussatis
3. Tim Church
4. Wade Moerke
5. Austin Veralrud
6. Tim Shiek
7. Brad Orvedal
8. Taylor Saari
9. Clare Miller
10. Maranda Borg
11. Torey Fischer
12. Brennan Urbach
13. Adam Goff

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JUST ADDED: Wednesday, July 27

Published on July 25, 2016

COMING UP: A special Wednesday night race. This will be for track points.

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The races are are presented by: Corwin, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Charleys Philly Steaks

Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND

We’ll have:
– The HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– The Nugget Vending Candy Toss
– 50/50 tickets
– T-shirt Cannon
– Red River Valley Speedway Apparel
– Delicious Concession Food & Ice Cold Beverages

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4:30pm
Grandstands Open: 5:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm
Racing Starts: 7:00pm

Grandstand Admission:
Adults – $13
Ages 6-12 $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online:
redrivervalleyspeedway.com/buy-tickets

Can’t make it to the race? Tune in to 106.5 KRJB for LIVE racing coverage. You can also listen online at: www.rjbroadcasting.com
Pre-race coverage begins at 6:45pm

Racing Divisions This Week:
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks
North Dakota State College of Science INEX Legends

Social Media:
Website – redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Twitter – twitter.com/rrvspeedway
Instagram – instagram.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Snapchat – rrvspeedway

 

RECAP: M&J Auto Parts/AllFinish Concrete Night at RRVS

Published on July 25, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (July 24) – Last Friday night Red River Valley Speedway was back in action with a full show of IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and INEX Legends. A great field of 70 cars among four divisions packed the pit area on hot and humid night of racing, presented by M&J Auto Parts and All Finish Concrete. Dave Shipley, Jesse Skalicky and Billy Carou took home the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing checkered flags, while Josh Julsrud picked up the INEX Legends win.

Feature racing commenced with the 13-car A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks main event. Hometown driver, Torey Fischer, started on the pole with Kristen Nelson to her outside, but it was third place starter Tim Church who fought his way to the front to lead lap one. Church quickly had his hands full with the #22 of Wade Moerke as they battled door to door down the back stretch with 10 to go. Church held on to the top spot, but three laps later he was again challenged, this time by Tim Shiek.

Shiek took the lead with Billy Carou and Moerke in tow as the top three cars distanced themselves by a half lap over the rest of the field. With six to go, Carou made the race winning move as he took the lead away from Shiek exiting turn four. Carou went on to pick up yet another RRVS feature win as Moerke, Shiek, Brad Orvedal and Nelson rounded out the top five.

Dylan Johnson and Josh Julsrud led the field of 15 NDSCS INEX Legends to the green flag. Johnson got the jump as the green flag waved and took a commanding lead out of turn two, but he was quickly surpassed by third place starter, Jerrett Julsrud. Jerrett’s stint at the point was a short one also as Sean Johnson took over the lead with 13 circuits remaining. The next lead change was the final one of the event as Barnesville’s Josh Julsrud went door to door with Sean Johnson with 12 to go. The two leaders battled for a complete lap around the high-banked Red River Valley Speedway before Julsrud cleared for the lead out of turn four.

Julsrud went on to lead the rest of the race, but had his hands full in the closing stages as Andrew Jochim challenged for the lead. Just as he did the previous night at Norman County Raceway, Julsrud picked up the win; his first at RRVS.

For the second time this season, Jesse Skalicky parked his #3S IMCA Sport Mod in KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane. Skalicky started 10th in the 15-car Eide Bailly feature, but quickly made his way through the field. By lap five the Fargo, ND driver was up to second as he passed early race leader, Matt Talley. Skalicky then set his sights on Tyler McDougall, who was looking for his first RRVS feature win.

Lapped traffic is where the race was won as Skalicky reeled in McDougall and shot into the lead with just three laps remaining. McDougall got hung up in traffic, which is all Skalicky needed to capitalize and claim his second win of the season at RRVS.

The Fredrikson & Byron (P.A.) IMCA Modifieds were 27 cars strong for their 25 lap main event. 2015 IMCA National Rookie of the Year, Rob VanMil, started on the pole with West Fargo’s Ryan Dahl to his outside. VanMil grabbed the lead on the opening lap as Dahl, Dave Shipley, Todd Carter, and Jason Strand filed in behind.

By lap seven the leaders were already in lapped traffic, which allowed Shipley to close in on VanMil. Shipley went to the low side of the speedway in his Dakota Cat #72, while VanMil utilized the high line. The two veteran drivers raced side by side for the lead for two laps before Shipley powered by down low to take the lead. VanMil battled back and was right on the heels of Shipley, but couldn’t muster up enough speed to regain the lead. Shipley went on to take the checkers and claim a spot in this year’s Dash at the Clash during the Harris Clash at Hamilton County Speedway in Marshalltown, IA.

RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds:

  1. Dave Shipley
  2. Rob VanMil
  3. Michael Greseth
  4. Michael Johnson
  5. Dev Malmlov
  6. Cale Arneson
  7. Billy Vogel
  8. Rusty Kollman
  9. Michael Griffin
  10. Ryan Dahl
  11. Rich Pavlicek
  12. Bob Banish Jr.
  13. Bryce Bjerken
  14. John Corell
  15. Jason Strand
  16. Jeff Odden
  17. Brennan Borg
  18. Cody Peterson
  19. Lenord Kneip
  20. Tailin Tommerdahl
  21. Chris Unrau
  22. Nick Curtis
  23. Jarrett Carter
  24. Tom Cummings
  25. Tyler Hall
  26. Todd Carter
  27. Jamie Schulz

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IMCA Sport Mods:

  1. Jesse Skalicky
  2. Tyler McDougall
  3. Matt Talley
  4. Robby Rosselli
  5. Vince Jegtvig
  6. Taylor Grove
  7. Kelly Jacobson
  8. Chris VanMil
  9. Cody Fuller
  10. Mike Bruns
  11. Kraig Kasin
  12. Paul Colvin
  13. Dustin Hartwig
  14. Scott Jacobson
  15. Luke Johnson

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INEX Legends:

  1. Josh Julsrud
  2. Andrew Jochim
  3. Tim Estenson
  4. Dylan Johnson
  5. Sean Johnson
  6. Dean Julsrud
  7. Casey Henriksen
  8. Drew Papke
  9. Kaitlyn Skalicky
  10. Brian Hanson
  11. Jarrett Julsrud
  12. Tony Brockhouse
  13. Brandon Erickson
  14. Shaun Erickson
  15. Tye Wilke

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IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks:

  1. Billy Carou
  2. Wade Moerke
  3. Tim Shiek
  4. Brad Orvedal
  5. Kristen Nelson
  6. Adam Goff
  7. Paul Colvin
  8. Taylor Saari
  9. Torey Fischer
  10. Tim Church
  11. Brandon Schmidt
  12. Kasey Ussatis
  13. Brennan Urbach

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