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JUST ANNOUNCED: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Return to Red River Valley Speedway in 2017

Published on December 8, 2016

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JUST ANNOUNCED: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Return to Red River Valley Speedway in 2017

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, N.D. (December 8, 2016) – In 2016 Jake Bitker and Nick Skalicky revived Red River Valley Speedway and brought back weekly racing to one of the country’s most historic dirt tracks. In 2017 Bitker and Skalicky are taking things one step further. They have inked a deal with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, which will bring the country’s premier dirt track touring series back to Red River Valley Speedway (RRVS) on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.

“The race fans will see a fantastic show, I believe,” said Skalicky. “It’s pretty exciting. The World of Outlaws have a long history with Red River Valley Speedway and we are happy we can keep that going.”

The 2017 date will come nearly five years to the day when the World of Outlaws (WoO) last visited the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in June of 2012, which was the first WoO show on the newly reconfigured and racy three-eighths mile oval. During time trials of that event a new track record was set by Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana with a blistering time of 12.566 seconds, averaging 107.402mph.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the drivers think of the track. We’ve made some changes to turn four over the offseason,” continued Skalicky. “I’m interested to see what kind of crowd we get, too. The Outlaws always bring in a lot of people so I think it’s going to be a pretty big night.”

Along with the WoO, the event will be co-sanctioned with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA), the regional 410c.i. Sprint Car series. When the NOSA Sprints competed at RRVS last July, 33 Sprint Cars were checked in for the Red River Valley Fair special. As of now, there are 14 confirmed drivers that will compete full-time on the WoO tour, combine that with other regional Midwest drivers and there is potential for a great field of cars and talent.

Despite being just the second date for the WoO in eight years at RRVS, the return of the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will mark their 31st appearance at the West Fargo dirt track, dating back to 1981.

A support class for the event is still to be determined.

Stay tuned for ticket pricing and information.

Red River Valley Speedway will be hitting the ground running in 2017 and plans to announce its complete 2017 weekly schedule around the new year.

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Previous World of Outlaws A-Feature Winners:
2012 – Sammy Swindell on June 16
2008 – Daryn Pittman on August 12
2007 – Jac Haudenschild on June 30
2006 – Donny Schatz on June 17
2005 – Jason Meyers on July 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 16
2004 – Joey Saldana on July 10
2003 – Danny Lasoski on June 14
2002 – Donny Schatz on July 6
2001 – Craig Dollansky on July 7
2000 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1999 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1998 – Sammy Swindell on July 11
1997 – Stevie Smith on July 12
1996 – Sammy Swindell on July 7
1995 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1994 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1993 – Johnny Herrera on July 10
1992 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on July 6
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on July 7
1989 – Jeff Swindell on July 8
1988 – Doug Wolfgang on July 9
1987 – Steve Kinser on July 11
1986 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1985 – Steve Kinser on July 13
1984 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1983 – Sammy Swindell on July 9
1982 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1981 – Sammy Swindell on July 13

Donny Schatz - 2016 World of Outlaws Champion

Donny Schatz – 2016 World of Outlaws Champion

 

RRVS To Host 2017 INEX Legend Dirt Nationals

Published on October 19, 2016

WEST FARGO, ND – Red River Valley Speedway will be hosting the INEX Legend Dirt Nationals in 2017! The Dirt Nationals is a 3-day event with testing the first night, heat & qualifying races the second night and championship races the final night. The event brings the best Legend drivers in the country together as they battle head-to-head to be the best in their division. (Race details and specific dates for the event will be released at a later time.)

Legend racing divisions are:
Young Lions (Drivers 12 – 15 years old)
Semi-Pro (Drivers 16 years old and older)
Masters (Drivers 40 years old and over)
Pro (Expert Class – Designed for experienced drivers)

Red River Valley Speedway
Location: Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, North Dakota
Phone: 701-388-6637
Website: redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook: facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
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IMCA Stock Cars Added to the 2017 Lineup

Published on September 30, 2016

WEST FARGO, ND – Red River Valley Speedway has announced that the IMCA Stock Cars will be added to the race schedule in 2017. The 5 weekly classes will be: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks & INEX Legends.

The annual King Pin Klash presented by The Bowler of Fargo will now be a 2 day IMCA Stock Car Special starting in 2017. It will begin at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN on a Thursday and end on a Friday at the Red River Valley Speedway. (Dates: TBA) In a similar move, the Norman County Raceway will also have the IMCA Stock Cars as part of their weekly lineup.

Red River Valley Speedway
Location: Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, North Dakota
Phone: 701-388-6637
Website: redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook: facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
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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

Dave Shipley - Out-Pace Racing Products Hard Charger

Dave Shipley – Out-Pace Racing Products Hard Charger

 

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