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Dobmeier earns elusive feature win at Red River Valley Speedway
WEST FARGO — Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks has one of the strongest résumés in all of sprint car racing. He’s won three World of Outlaws features, a preliminary win at the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa — the biggest sprint car race of the year — and is the all-time wins leader with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Cars and at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
But victory lane at Red River Valley Speedway had eluded the driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13. Until Sunday.
“It feels great to finally get the monkey off my back here,” said an excited Dobmeier in victory lane. “We seem to have good cars whenever we come here, but we can never pull off that win. Tonight it was definitely a battle. It was great racing.”
Dobmeier started on the pole of the 25-lap main event and jumped out to the early lead. Dobmeier led comfortably with Harwood driver Lee Grosz in tow.
Dobmeier showed the way until the Lap 10 restart, when Thomas Kennedy of Winnipeg, Manitoba, came charging from the fourth position to take the point. Kennedy looked to be the class of the field, but he was eventually passed by Nick Omdahl of East Grand Forks, Minn., who was the only car running on the extreme low side of the speedway.
The final restart with four laps to go proved to be the deciding factor as Dobmeier, who had fallen back to fourth, blazed his way forward and stole the lead from Omdahl with two laps to go. Omdahl tried to battle back on the final circuit, but Dobmeier had too much speed as he held him off for the win.
“I knew I had a shot at the win on that last restart, but the guys in front of me were running so well on the bottom, I didn’t think the top side was going to be fast enough, but it was my only option,” said Dobmeier.
Grosz rounded out the podium, despite running a smaller 360 cubic inch engine, compared to the 410 cubic inch engines the Northern Outlaws run.
Doug Gardner of Glyndon, Minn. topped a stout field of 23 IMCA SportMods for his second Red River Valley Speedway win of the season. Gardner started on the pole and led all 20 trips around the speedway en route to the victory. The best action during the race was the fight for second as Chris VanMil of Barnesville, Minn. and Ryan Restad of West Fargo raced side by side, lap after lap.
At one point the two drivers closed in on Gardner to momentarily make it a three-way battle for the lead. However, Gardner found his groove in the middle of the speedway and pulled away from the rest of the pack as he cruised to the win.
Restad held off VanMil for second, while Brandon Schmidt of Kindred, N.D. rebounded from a mid-race spin to finish fourth. Austin Veralrud of Barnesville, Minn. drove from 19th to round out the top five.
The INEX legends feature went to Kindred’s Sean Johnson. Like Gardner in the SportMods, Johnson started on the pole and led every lap. The win for Johnson came less than 24 hours after he suffered heavy damage to his car during the races Saturday night at Jamestown Speedway. Johnson and his brother, and fellow racer, Dylan, stayed up all night to get the car repaired in time for Sunday’s races.
Northern Outlaw Sprint Cars
Feature – 13-Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D.; 2. 0-Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, Minn.; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz, Harwood, N.D.; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, N.D. 5. 13T-Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D.
Feature – 1. 41-Doug Gardner, Glyndon, Minn.; 2. 7R-Ryan Restad, West Fargo; 3. 40-Chris VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 4. 219-Brandon Schmidt, Kindred, N.D.; 5. 6-Austin Veralrud, Barnesville, Minn.
1. 58-Sean Johnson, Kindred, N.D.; 2. 21-Andrew Jochim, Glyndon, Minn.; 3. 72-Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; 4. B1-Brody Carlsrud, Moorhead, Minn.; 5. 20-Alex Braseth, Ulen, Minn.
World of Outlaws invade Red River Valley Speedway on August 18
WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 9, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 18 for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas.
The late Jason Johnson was victorious at Red River Valley Speedway last year in his debut at the track. The 2016 winner of the Knoxville Nationals held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz for the win.
Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has won four times in his career at Red River Valley Speedway, including winning both nights of the 2006 Duel in the Dakotas. The nine-time and defending series champion raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th. Entering this year’s Duel in the Dakotas, Schatz leads the point standings on the strength of 15 wins.
Brad Sweet is currently second in points and has three wins thus far in 2018, while David Gravel sits third in the standings on the strength of five wins. Daryn Pittman, who also has five wins is currently fourth in points, with Shane Stewart, who has one victory this season, rounding out the top-five.
Sheldon Haudenschild, who has four wins this season, is tied for sixth in the standings with Logan Schuchart, who recently scored his first win of 2018 in the finale of the Ironman 55. Rookie contender Ian Madsen in currently eighth, with Brent Marks, who has two wins in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.
Just outside of the top-10 in points is Jacob Allen, along with veteran drivers Jason Sides and Greg Wilson.
Also in action during the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas will be the NLRA Late Models, making their only visit of the season to Red River Valley Speedway. Dustin Strand leads the current series standings over Brad Seng. Strand also sits atop the leaderboard with three victories. Mike Balcaen, who has a pair of wins is third in points, with Shane Edington fourth and Troy Schill fifth. Donny Schatz was victorious with the series on August 5 at Nodak Speedway in Minot.
Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Models at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 18 can be purchased in advance onlinehttps://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.
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Jegtvig Records First Sport Mod Win at Red River Valley Speedway
By Mike Spieker
WEST FARGO – Vince Jegtvig scored his first career IMCA Sport Mod feature win at Red River Valley Speedway Friday night. The Dilworth, Minn. driver started on the outside of the front row and quickly checked out from the rest of the field. Jegtvig’s margin of victory at the checkers was just under a second and a half over 12th place starter Luke Johnson. Austin Veralrud rounded out the podium a distant six seconds behind Jegtvig.
Rick Schulz had a wild moment in the IMCA stock car feature, which brought out the red flag. Schulz, who won Thursday at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., was racing with Tim Compson on lap two when they got together on the front stretch. The contact forced Schulz to climb the concrete wall, which sent him barrel rolling three times before coming to rest on all four wheels. Schulz climbed out of his car uninjured.
On the restart, Mike Anderson led Rob VanMil. VanMil searched all over the three-eighths-mile clay oval before finding a way around Anderson with three laps to go. VanMil went on to win his third stock car feature at Red River Valley Speedway.
Tim Estenson rolled to his third consecutive INEX legends feature win. The Fargo driver started eighth on the field before grabbing the lead from Alex Braseth at the halfway point. Braseth hung on for second as Dylan Johnson rounded out the podium.
Tim Shiek also claimed his third consecutive Red River Valley Speedway win. Shiek took the lead on lap three and opened up a comfortable five-second lead over Brad Orvedahl en route to the win.
Just as the green flag flew on the IMCA modified feature, the skies opened up. Red River Valley Speedway officials were forced to call the races for the night. The IMCA modified feature will be made up next Friday night.
Red River Valley Speedway’s 48th season of weekly racing continues Friday, June 8th, featuring a meet-n-greet with the INEX legend drivers during intermission. Green flag drops at 7 pm.
Feature: Postponed due to rain. Will be made up June 8th.
Feature: 1. 22-Vince Jegtvig, Dilworth, Minn.; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson, Moorhead, Minn.; 3. 6-Austin Veralrud, Fargo, N.D.; 4. 40-Chris VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 5. 2D-Dan Dowling, Davenport, N.D.;
IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature: 1. 40-Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 2. 18-Mike Anderson, Walcott, N.D.; 3. 21-Tim Church, Barnesville, Minn.; 4. 49-Tim Compson, Valley City, N.D.; 5. 96-Erv Grossman, Fargo, N.D.
Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson, Fargo, N.D.; 2. 20-Alex Braseth, Ulen, Minn.; 3. 5D8-Dylan Johnson, Durbin, N.D.; 4. 72-Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; 5. 5-Dean Julsrud, Barnesville, Minn.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1. 31X-Tim Shiek, Fargo, N.D.; 2. 3XL-Brad Orvedal, Fargo, N.D.; 3. 00-Arnie Lovdokken, Hankinson, N.D.; 4. 14-Alyssa White, West Fargo, N.D.; 5. 106-Eric Novacek, West Fargo, N.D.
March 31 | Red River Valley Speedway Night @ Fargo Force Game
Mark your calendars for March 31st because it’s Red River Valley Speedway Night at the Fargo Force game! Puck drops at 7:05 pm at the Scheels Arena. Click HERE to purchase game tickets for that night. We’ll be giving out RRVS promotional items for the first 1,000 fans in attendance. Plus we’ll have race cars on display throughout the building.
Fargo Force game night details:
Lincoln Stars vs Fargo Force
Post-game Skate with the Force for 30 minutes. Bring your skates to Scheels Arena to skate with the team following the game! Skates must be left in your car until the end of the game or kept at your seats in a bag (with skate guards on). A PA announcement will be made in the third period on where to go after the game to put on your skates.
Braseth Blasts to Dirt Nationals Championship
By Jacob Pommerer
West Fargo – Ryan Braseth outlasted two pre-race favorites to earn one of four INEX Legend Dirt Nationals Championships handed out Saturday night at the Red River Valley Speedway.
Front row starters Ty Wilke and Cole Klein looked to be the two cars to beat early in the Young Lions division main event. Klein grabbed the early lead with Wilke hot on his heels. On lap five Wilke found a way to take the lead away from Klein. However, just a few laps later Wilke spun in front of the field bring out the caution and putting Wilke to the back of the pack. On the restart Ryan Braseth inherited the lead from Wilke. Braseth tried to pull away from the field however in the closing laps Wilke worked his way from the back of the pack to Braseth’s back bumper. Braseth however would hold off the hard charging Wilke to win the Young Lions Dirt Nationals Championship.
The second feature to hit the track was the Semi-Pro Legends. Front row starters Tim Estenson and Jackson Lewis raced hard in the opening laps for the lead. On lap two Estenson spun which brought out a yellow and put Estenson to the back of the pack. On the restart Lewis pulled away from the pack as Estenson worked his way towards the front from the back of the pack. Within ten laps Estenson found his way back up to second right on Lewis bumper. Lewis and Estenson battled side by side for the lead, neither driver giving an inch some contact was made between the two leaders. Under an ensuing caution both drivers were black flagged for rough driving. As a result, Mason Chaney took over the lead. Chaney, Dylan Johnson, Duantae Martin put on a great race for the lead, this allowed Austin Wiest to close in on the leaders. With only a handful of laps remaining Wiest worked his way into third and put his car on the top of the speedway in pursuit of Johnson and Martin. Wiest found enough speed to pass both Martin and Johnson and take the lead and the eventual win.
Dave Comer left the fans with no doubt who was the fastest lNEX legend in the Masters division was. Comer started the 30-lap main event on the pole and was never challenged during the feature event to earn a Dirt Nationals Championship.
Dave’s son Justin Comer paced the field early in the Pro Legends main event. Comer received heavy pressure from Andrew Jochim in the races early stages. Glen Arnold who started 13th on the field and Baiden Heskett made it a four-car race for the lead. Arnold found his way through traffic and was able to pass Comer for the lead and the win.
Jake Hagemann looked to picked up his second win of the weekend in the IMCA Sport Mods. Hagemann used his front row starting spot to jump out to the early race lead. Meanwhile Kelly Jacobson moved from seventh up to second. A restart at the halfway point would be exactly what Jacobson needed. As Hagemann worked the top side of the speedway as Jacobson ran right around the tires on the bottom and took the lead. Jacobson pulled away from the field in the closing laps to pick up the win.
Rick Shultz led the opening lap on the IMCA Stock Car feature. Fifth place started Shane Laske wasted no time moving up to second and racing Shultz for the lead. Laske and Schultz swapped the lead numerous times before Laske was able to get the upper hand and go on to grab the win.
Bryce Borgen led every lap of the IMCA Modified feature, however it was not without a fight from sixth place starter Tyler Peterson. Peterson moved from sixth to second in the opening lap and tried to run down Borgen. Peterson was able to pull alongside Borgen on numerous occasion just never having enough speed to make the pass.
Schatz Cruises to Late Model win
By Mike Spieker
WEST FARGO – Just four days after racing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Red River Valley Speedway, Donny Schatz was back at it Wednesday night behind the wheel of his No. 15 NLRA late model.
After finishing fifth with the Outlaws on Saturday, Schatz was hungry for a win at his hometrack.
And he got it.
The Fargo driver started on the outside of the front row for the feature after winning his heat race earlier in the night, but fell back into the second spot on the opening lap.
“[Ricky Weiss] is really good and I thought it would take getting into lapped traffic to get by him,” said Schatz of the early race leader, Weiss, a four-time Wissota late model national champion. “We were able to get him in open track. It’s always a good thing when you are able to make a guy move his line when he sees you, which allows you to move yours and do what you need to do.”
Schatz took the lead from Weiss on lap four using the inside groove of turns one and two. Once out front, Schatz quickly encountered lapped traffic, but he was still able to extend his advantage over Weiss.
“Lapped traffic is what you look forward to if you’re running second or third in hopes that the leader makes mistakes,” he said. “But I get to race in lapped traffic everyday with the World of Outlaws, which might give me a little bit of an advantage over some of these guys. I just try not to slow down for lapped traffic, but these cars are just so much different than what I’m used to in a sprint car. It’s fun to get in lapped traffic because those guys force you to do different things that you normally wouldn’t do because you’re in that position.”
In what was a caution-free 25 lap feature, Schatz ran away with the show, boasting nearly a half lap lead over Weiss in the final stages. Schatz lapped up to seventh place in the 23-car field as he took the checkers.
The win marked Schatz’s third NLRA late model win in less than a week’s time. The eight-time and defending World of Outlaws champion also scored wins at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg on August 17th and at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on August 18th.
Michael Greseth backed up his IMCA modified win on Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park with another dominating performance at Red River Valley Speedway. The Harwood driver jumped into the lead in the early going of the 20 lap affair from the third starting position and held off Hickson’s Tyler Peterson after a restart with four to go. The win was Greseth’s fourth of the season overall.
Fargo’s Jesse Skalicky recorded his eighth IMCA sportmod win of the season at Red River Valley Speedway and 14th win overall. Skalicky led all 16 laps and took the win over Scott Jacobson, Kelly Jacobson, Chris VanMil, who started 17th, and Charlie Jensen.
Tim Estenson started from the pole of the INEX legends feature and rolled to his 18th win of the season. Tim Church picked up the IMCA hobby stock victory.
The regular season at Red River Valley Speedway concludes on Friday with season championship night. IMCA modifieds, sportmods, hobby stocks, stock cars and INEX legends will all be in action. Green flag drops at 7pm.
Greseth Grabs First RRVS Modified Feature Win
By Mike Spieker
WEST FARGO – Red River Valley Speedway was back in action Friday night with a strong field of 85 race cars in attendance among the five racing division. Michael Greseth, Jesse Skalicky, Baiden Heskett, Aaron Olson, and Brandon Schmidt all visited KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane.
Harwood’s Michael Greseth picked up his first IMCA modified win of the season, despite starting outside of the fifth row. Greseth began moving forward at the drop of the green flag, picking off 10 cars in the first 10 laps.
With 12 circuits remaining in the 20-lap feature, Greseth stole the lead away from pole sitter, Michael Johnson, at the flagstand.
From there, Greseth built up a comfortable lead to take the victory over Dave Shipley and Tyler Peterson, who both started outside of the top 10. Johnson and Tyler Hall rounded out the top five.
Jesse Skalicky’s phenomenal start to the 2017 season continued during the IMCA Sport Mod feature. The Fargo driver started mid-pack in the 11th position but quickly made his way through the field. Skalicky topped the top three on lap five, but Moorhead’s Luke Johnson held a comfortable lead up front.
A caution with 10 to go gave Skalicky the break he needed as he started right on Johnson’s rear bumper for the restart. Skalicky was able to get by Johnson’s No. 8J machine, before checking out from the pack. Skalicky went on to record his third win of the season at RRVS to remain undefeated at the West Fargo dirt oval.
Fargo’s Kelly Jacobson charged from 17th to finish second.
Aaron Olson topped the field of IMCA stock cars with a late race pass on Duffy Froemke for the lead. After Froemke led the majority of the feature, a restart with six to go was the deciding factor. Olson stormed by Froemke with four laps to go to claim his third victory of the young 2017 season.
Baiden Heskett picked up his first win in the INEX legends, while Brandon Schimdt found victory in the IMCA hobby stocks.
Racing continues next Thursday and Friday night at Red River Valley Speedway with the running of the inaugural two-night Dakota Cat 100.
Feature – 1. Michael Greseth, Harwood, N.D.; 2. Dave Shipley, Argusville, N.D.; 3. Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D.; 4. Michael Johnson, Moorhead, Minn.; 5. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.
IMCA Sport Mod:
Feature – 1. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 2. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D.; 3. Taylor Grover, Shelly, Minn.; 4. Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.; 5. Chriss VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature – 1. Aaron Olson, Mekinock, N.D.; 2. Duffy Froemke, Lisbon, N.D.; 3. Rick Schulz, Horace, N.D.; 4. Eric Harpole, Bismarck, N.D.; 5. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature – 1.Brandon Schmidt, Hillsboro, Minn.; 2. Tim Church,; 3. Kasey Ussatis, Nome, N.D.; 4. Maranda Borg, Harwood, N.D.; 5. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D.
Feature – 1. Baiden Heskett, Shakopee, Minn.; 2. Josh Julsrud, Barnesville, Minn.; 3. Andrew Jochim, Glyndon, Minn.; 4. Kaitlyn Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 5. Brian Hanson, Jamestown, N.D.
Skalicky Drives From 18th to Win Sportmod Feature, Arneson Wins Mods From 11th
By Mike Spieker
WEST FARGO, N.D. (May 12, 2017) – Just as he did on opening night, Jesse Skalicky parked his IMCA Sportmod in KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane for his second consecutive win at Red River Valley Speedway on Friday. The Fargo driver started back in the 18th position for the 18-lap Eide Bailly feature, but quickly found his way into the top ten by lap three.
The defending RRVS Sportmod track champion cracked the top five on lap five before taking the lead with eight circuits remaining.
“That was a blast, I’m out of breath,” said Skalicky in victory lane. “This Fury Chassis was amazing. We were fast in the heat but hit the wall. I can’t tell you how much was wrong with the car. We didn’t quit working on it until the minute we went out and I didn’t know how the car was going to handle. This crew definitely won this one tonight.”
Austin Arneson also went back-to-back at RRVS on Buffalo River Sales, Drainage Solutions & AM970 WDAY night, winning the All Finish Concrete Modified feature. Arneson wheeled his way to the front after starting back in the 11th position.
“It took a lot of patients,” said Arneson in victory lane. “The track one kind of one-laned right away, but things slowed down and it came down to finesse.”
Tyler Peterson came home second, followed by defending track champion, Rob VanMil, Michael Greseth, and Dave Shipley.
Thursday night’s winner at Norman County Raceway, Luke Johnson, came from 11th to finish in the runner-up position as Chris VanMil rounded out the podium.
Fifteen-year-old Fargo native, Tim Estenson, picked up the Petermann Seeds INEX legends feature win. Estenson held off defending track champion, Josh Julsrud, and Andrew Jochim for his first career win at RRVS.
Duffy Froemke picked up the Audio Garage IMCA stock car win, while Cory Tammen found victory in the Fargo Force super stock feature.
All Finish Concrete IMCA Modifieds:
A Feature: 1. 10-Austin Arneson; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson; 3. 4D-Rob VanMil; 4. 17G-Michael Greseth; 5. 72-Dave Shipley; 6. 91-Jarrett Carter; 7. 21M-Dev Malmlov; 8. 99-Cale Arneson; 9. 17-Rich Pavlicek; 10. 4500-Cody Peterson; 11. 52-Brennan Borg; 12. 51T-Tim Thomas; 13. 4*-Cameron Bintz; 14. 25-Karmith Christensen; 15. K9-Tom Cummings; 16. (DNF) 38-Tailin Tommerdahl; 17. (DNF) 34C-Michael Griffin; 18. (DNF) 21-Jamie Schulz; 19. (DNF) 16M-ANDREW MICHEL; 20. (DNF) 12C-Nickolis Curtis; 21. (DNF) 33-Allen Kent; 22. (DNF) 84-Michael Johnson; 23. (DNF) 30-Adam Fischer; (DNS) 11M-OWEN SIEBERT
Heat 1: 1. 4D-Rob VanMil; 2. 84-Michael Johnson; 3. 33-Allen Kent; 4. 30-Adam Fischer; 5. 16M-ANDREW MICHEL; 6. 99-Cale Arneson; 7. K9-Tom Cummings
Heat 2: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson; 2. 72-Dave Shipley; 3. 52-Brennan Borg; 4. 4500-Cody Peterson; 5. 12C-Nickolis Curtis
Heat 3: 1. 17-Rich Pavlicek; 2. 17G-Michael Greseth; 3. 34C-Michael Griffin; 4. 38-Tailin Tommerdahl; 5. 21-Jamie Schulz; 6. (DNF) 11M-OWEN SIEBERT
Heat 4: 1. 10-Austin Arneson; 2. 91-Jarrett Carter; 3. 51T-Tim Thomas; 4. 21M-Dev Malmlov; 5. 4*-Cameron Bintz; 6. (DNF) 25-Karmith Christensen
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson; 3. 44D-Chris VanMil; 4. 69T-NIck Thoreson; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner; 6. 44-Greg Larson; 7. 51-Kelly Jacobson; 8. 5T-Matt Talley; 9. 77-Charles Jensen; 10. 6-Austin Veralrud; 11. 22J-Vince Jegtvig; 12. 12T-Brandon Tendeland; 13. 47-Kreig Kasin; 14. E-6-Ryan Veralrud; 15. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove; 16. (DNF) 33-Ryan Dahl; 17. (DNF) 2D-Dan Dowling; 18. (DNF) 19C-Dustin Hartwig; 19. (DNF) 22-Brian Schaffer; 20. (DNF) 55-Kenneth Bye; 21. (DNF) 15-Matthew Clark; 22. (DNF) 76-Riele Sailer; 23. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin
Heat 1: 1. 13C-Paul Colvin; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner; 3. 69T-NIck Thoreson; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson; 5. 2D-Dan Dowling; 6. 22-Brian Schaffer; 7. E-6-Ryan Veralrud; 8. 6-Austin Veralrud
Heat 2: 1. 44-Greg Larson; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson; 3. 44D-Chris VanMil; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin; 6. 15-Matthew Clark; 7. 76-Riele Sailer; 8. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove
Heat 3: 1. 22J-Vince Jegtvig; 2. 77-Charles Jensen; 3. 19C-Dustin Hartwig; 4. 55-Kenneth Bye; 5. 33-Ryan Dahl; 6. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky; 7. (DNF) 5T-Matt Talley
Petermann Seeds INEX Legends:
A Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud; 3. 21-Andrew Jochim; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky; 5. 15-Mariah Henriksen; 6. 5-Dean Julsrud; 7. 72-Tye Wilke; 8. 79-Scott Richardson; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse; 10. 7-Cade Sogge; 11. 29-Brandon Erickson; 12. 29B-Ryan Braseth; 13. 20-Alex Braseth; 14. 9-Jerret Julsrud; 15. 24-Shaun Erickson; 16. B1-Brody Carlsrud; 17. (DNF) 58-Sean Johnson
Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud; 3. 58-Sean Johnson; 4. 72-Tye Wilke; 5. 29B-Ryan Braseth; 6. 24-Shaun Erickson
Heat 2: 1. 21-Andrew Jochim; 2. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse; 3. 15-Mariah Henriksen; 4. 79-Scott Richardson; 5. 20-Alex Braseth; 6. 29-Brandon Erickson
Heat 3: 1. 5-Dean Julsrud; 2. 9-Jerret Julsrud; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky; 4. 7-Cade Sogge; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud
Audio Garage IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 21-Duffy Froemke; 2. 1-Kelly Jacobson; 3. 49-Tim Compson; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig; 5. 04-Cody Dignan
Heat 1: 1. 21-Duffy Froemke; 2. 04-Cody Dignan; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson; 4. 49-Tim Compson; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig
Fargo Force Super Stocks:
A Feature: 1. 71-Cory Tammen; 2. 43-Brian Bernotas; 3. 10W-Blake Whitlock; 4. 29*-Jeff Crouse; 5. 76-Jonathon Miller; 6. 11-William Wadeson; 7. 40-Shawn Schnabel; 8. 4A-Allison Cleveland; 9. (DNF) 49-Tim Compson; 10. (DNF) 75-Brandon Langer
Heat 1: 1. 43-Brian Bernotas; 2. 71-Cory Tammen; 3. 49-Tim Compson; 4. 10W-Blake Whitlock; 5. 75-Brandon Langer
Heat 2: 1. 29*-Jeff Crouse; 2. 76-Jonathon Miller; 3. 11-William Wadeson; 4. 40-Shawn Schnabel; 5. 4A-Allison Cleveland
Arneson Dominates Modified Feature, VanMil Wins Stock Car Debut
By Mike Spieker
WEST FARGO, N.D. (May 5, 2017) – Racing returned to Red River Valley Speedway last Friday night with 99 cars checked in among five different divisions. Warm temperatures and sunny skies helped bring in a huge crowd, who saw fantastic racing all night long on the semi-banked three-eighths mile dirt oval.
Just as he did during last year’s season opener, Austin Arneson took the early lead of the All Finish Concrete IMCA Modified main event and never looked back. The Fargo driver pulled away from the 29-car field at the drop of the green flag before running off to an advantage of over a straightaway. Behind him, Billy Kendall and Mike Greseth were engaged in a fierce battle for the runner-up spot that intensified when they encountered lapped traffic.
Kendall held off Greseth to take second position at the checkers, but that all took place nearly seven seconds behind the race winner Arneson.
Dave Shipley and Austin brother, Cale Arneson, rounded out the top five.
Veteran auto racing driver Corry VanMil scored Red River Valley Speedway’s (RRVS) first-ever Audio Garage IMCA Stock Car feature win.
“This feels great,” said VanMil, who had to sit out the 2016 season due to health concerns.
The Lake Park, Minn. driver started fourth on the starting grid but charged into the lead on the opening lap. From there VanMil drove away from the field as the pack fought for the runner-up position.
“I didn’t know if I was going to finish the race,” continued VanMil. “The car was overheating and spitting water like crazy. I thought I was going to run out of cover-ups on my helmet.”
VanMil went on to lead every lap in the main event, adding another historic win to his legendary RRVS résumé.
Fargo’s Jesse Skalicky found victory lane in the Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods. The defending RRVS track champion drove by Luke
Tim Church edged out Dana Brandt in a wild A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stock finish. Church, the 2016 IMCA Hobby Stock national rookie of the year, led all 12 circuits and took the checkers 0.352 seconds ahead of Brandt.
A pair of Shakopee, Minn. drivers led the field to the checkers during the Petermann Seeds INEX legends main event as Tim Brockhouse topped Baiden Heskett.
FEATURE – 1. Austin Arneson, 2. Billy Kendall, 3. Mike Greseth, 4. Dave Shipley, 5. Cale Arneson, 6. Dev Malmlov, 7. Darren Pfau, 8. Michael Griffin, 9. Tyler Peterson, 10. Dale Kraling, 11. Rob VanMil, 12. Jarrett Carter, 13. Rich Pavlicek, 14. Cody Peterson, 15. Billy Vogel, 16. Tyler Hall, 17. Michael Johnson, 18. Ryan Restad, 19. Tailin Tommerdahl, 20. Brennan Bord, 21. Adam Fischer, 22. Karmith Christensen, 23. Tim Thomas, 24. Tom Cummings, 25. Terry Sahr, 26. Ed Conlin, 27. Jamie Schulz, 28. Trent Grager, 29. Nick Curtis.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature – 1. Corry VanMil, 2. Tim Compson,3. Eric Harpole, 4. Duffy Froemke, 5. Taylor Stenvold, 6. Rick Schulz, 7. Kelly Jacobson, 8. John Sandvig, 9. Rob Stevnold
Feature – 1. Jesse Skalicky, 2. Luke Johnson, 3. Luke Krogh, 4. Kelly Jacobson, 5. Phillip Keller, 6. Kelly Henderson, 7. Erik Laudenschlager, 8. Matt Talley, 9. Kyle Keller, 10. Chris VanMil, 11. Andy Wagner, 12. Vince Jegtvig, 13. Chaz Mosby, 14. Taylor Grove, 15. Austin Veralrud, 16. Charles Jensen, 17. Brandon Tendeland, 18. Paul Colvin, 19. Tom Elliot, 20. Dustin Hartwig, 21. Matt Clark, 22. Dan Dowling, 23. Kenneth Bye, 24. Billy Michaelsohn, 25. Greg Larson
Feature – 1. Tim Church, 2. Dana Brandt, 3. Andrew Bertsch, 4. Tim Shiek, 5. Brandon Schmidt, 6. Torey Fischer, 7. Kasey Ussatis, 8. Maranda Borg, 9. Troy Bertsch, 10. Alyssa White, 11. Nick Nelson, 12. Eric Novacek
Feature – 1. Tim Brockhouse, 2. Baiden Heskett, 3. Andrew Jochim, 4. Casey Hendriksen, 5. Tim Estenson, 6. Dean Julsrud, 7. Tony Brockhouse, 8. Brian Hanson, 9. Josh Julsrud, 10. Kaitlyn Skalicky, 11. Brandon Erickson, 12. Tye Wilke, 13. Cade Sogge, 14. Alex Braseth, 15. Shaun Erickson, 16. Jerret Julsrud, 17. Mariah Henriksen, 18. Ryan Braseth, 19. Brody Carlsrud, 20. Scott Richarson, 21. Sean Johnson, 22. Dylan Johnson