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Thank you

Published on May 14, 2016

Thank you to the BEST fans in the Red River Valley. Despite the cold, the snow flurries and the wind, you were there to support racing. You deserve a standing ovation. Thank you to the race teams for battling out the bitter weather. It was great to see the travelers from other parts of the region. You are always welcome back. Thank you to the media for having us on your shows and coming out to help get the word out that we are back. And thank you to Hubert Oye & Sons for sponsoring the Opening Night. Please support the businesses that support the sport of racing.

The Fastest Track In The Upper Midwest is BACK on Friday Nights and we are just getting started.

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Red River Valley Speedway Roars to Life Tonight!

Published on May 13, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (May 12) – It has been 1,357 days since Red River Valley Speedway has last seen its dirt fly, grandstands filled, and checkered flag wave. Since then – August 25th, 2012 – the “fastest track in the upper Midwest” has sat dormant, exposed to the cold of winter, the scorching August heat, and brutal north winds.

But thanks to the diligence and persistence of Nick Skalicky and Jake and Sharnel Bitker, the 3/8th mile dirt oval now has a pulse again and is set to come to life this Friday night, May 13th.

A fresh layer of dirt, a new scoreboard/lap counter, a little re-configuring of the racing surface, and some new paint here and there has the already state of the art facility glistening and ready for its debut to kick off a new era of racing in the Red River Valley.

All the news stations have covered the track’s progress, the radio ads have been running for months; all that’s left to do is race!

What You Need To Know:

Pit Gates Open: 4:30pm

Grandstands Open: 5:30pm

Racing Starts: 7:00pm

Grandstand Admission:

Adults – $13

Ages 6-12 $5

5 & Under – Free

Buy Your Tickets Online: http://ow.ly/1TAp3002Ns8

Racing Divisions:

IMCA Modifieds

IMCA Sport Mods

INEX Legends

Pure Stocks/IMCA Hobby Stocks

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Season Opener

Published on May 12, 2016

Red River Valley Speedway – Season Opener

FRIDAY, MAY 13 – 7PM
Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND
IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & INEX Legends
Pit Gates: 4:30pm
Draw Cutoff: 6:30pm

ARE YOU READY?
Adult Tickets: $13
Kids 6 to 12: $5
Ages 5 and Under: FREE
Get Your Tickets Now: http://ow.ly/1TAp3002Ns8

 

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Test & Tune

Published on May 6, 2016

Test & Tune – Tonight @ 7pm
$25 for Car & Driver
Fans & Crew – FREE
(No Concessions)
*Drivers: Enter the pits through Gate 4 (By the go-kart track) and pit in south pit area.
It’s recommended to use interstate to get there due to Main Avenue construction.

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Don’t Forget To File Your Paperwork

Published on May 5, 2016

Drivers: Please fill out the forms below and bring to the track on Friday.

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Buy Your Tickets Online

Published on May 2, 2016

Red River Valley Speedway tickets are ON SALE NOW! Don’t want to stand in line waiting to pay? Use your phone or your computer to purchase a ticket to the next race. You’ll have the choice of printing out the ticket at home or sending the ticket to your phone. Then just walk right up to the door and in the blink of an eye, your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be sitting in your favorite seat in the stands! You can also purchase tickets for any race during the summer including Norman County Raceway in Ada.

*Reminder: Everyone needs to have a ticket to get through the door.

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Car Show Canceled

Published on April 26, 2016

The Car Show that was scheduled for Saturday, April 30th has been cancelled. (FYI – The Test & Tune for that day had already been cancelled.) The facilities still need some attention and final tweaking before we can hold an event. Looking ahead, we’ll schedule a car show for next season. So make plans for that.

Coming up: We’re still on pace to hold a Test & Tune on Friday, May 6th at 7:00pm. All classes are welcome and the event is open to the public. And then, the Season Opener on Friday, May 13th at 7:00pm!

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Season Opener: May 13th

Published on April 19, 2016

To make sure everyone’s first experience at Red River Valley Speedway in 2016 is a memorable one, the official season opening race will be held on Friday, May 13th at 7pm.

Here are some dates to look forward to before then:

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 – Car Show (11:00am – 2:00pm) Test & Tune (2:00pm – 5:00pm) All classes welcome | Open to the public

FRIDAY, MAY 6 – Test & Tune (7:00pm) All classes welcome | Open to the public

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Get To Know: Corey Litton

Published on March 25, 2016

In Red River Valley Speedway’s first installment of the “Get To Know The Staff” series, we talk with our 2016 Track Announcer, Corey Litton:

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Where do you live?
Right here, in Fargo

Tell us about your family: (Married, children…etc.)
I have been happily in a relationship with my girlfriend Leagha Reynolds for almost 6 years. Without her support I couldn’t go to all of the races I get to go to. I also have three awesome boys, Casey who is 11, Cole who is 8, and Chase who is 1. I love having them at the track and seeing the same joy and excitement I had when I was their age.

What do you do for a living?
Pretty much just track announcing now. I’ve been the Red River Kart Club announcer for a couple of seasons. I host Racing on the Radio from the Norman County Raceway on 106.5 KRJB. I have been lucky to work with the great Ron Krog at the Buffalo River Race Park for the last 4 years, and I also announce online pay per views for X.celerated which takes me all over the country. I had Fargo’s number 1 racing show, Checkers and Wreckers for 4 years. I ran a DJ service for 10 years. And my family owns Duffy’s Tavern where I mainly help out and clean every night.

How and when did you get involved with racing?
My Grandfather sponsored Dave Storck, the first Red River Valley Speedway modified champion when I was a young kid. So my early summers were spent following him around at RRVS, Viking Speedway, and the WeeTown Outlaw Speedway.

What sacrifices had you made for racing?
Spending as much time as I have at race tracks, I’ve missed a lot of weddings and various other get-togethers. But every race is like one big family reunion so it all evens out.

What has changed about racing since you first started?
The involvement of women. I think the presence and the success of female drivers is a breath of fresh air.

Do you have any superstitions about racing? Or good luck rituals?
I always change out my microphone batteries before the race starts.

What was you most memorable racing story?
A moment I will never forget was seeing a 5 year old Ashton Spieker passed out in his car seat while holding his trophy that he won earlier at the Red River Kart Club.

What do you enjoy most about racing?
People. I’ve made a lot of really great friends at the races. People that really make you feel like you are lucky.

What is your favorite movie?
Eddie and the Cruisers

What is your favorite food?
Deep Fried Mac n Cheese bites. Greatest track food ever.

What is your favorite beverage?
Coors Light

What is your favorite TV show?
It’s a tie between Eastbound and Down and WWE Monday Night Raw

What is your favorite music/band?
The Replacements

What website do you visit most often?
I’m on Facebook way too much.

Do you have a favorite Youtube video?
youtu.be/nhWWY8lUQPA – The NDSCS talent show video. We won most talented. I’m the one singing.

Final thoughts:
I am absolutely honored to take the position of RRVS track announcer. To occupy the same spot as Rod Miller and Ron Krog really is a dream come true and I hope to do them proud. I have a really good feeling about the upcoming racing season. The FM area has some of the most talented and toughest competition around. And with the Red River Kart Club numbers blowing up every year, giving loads of seat time to drivers of all ages, I can see a huge comeback for local racing happening. And we get to watch every lap. We’re the lucky ones.

 

Transition Rules

Published on February 29, 2016

The 2016 transition rules have been released. Theses rules will apply to both Red River Valley Speedway and Norman County Raceway.

(Click HERE to download/print)

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