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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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INEX National Qualifiers

Published on July 19, 2016

RRVS-INEX Qualifier

Red River Valley Speedway will host 2 INEX Legend Qualifier races this season; Friday, July 22nd and Friday, August 12th. Qualifying finishers in the feature race in the Pro, Masters, Semi-Pro & Young Lions divisions will be eligible to race at the INEX Legend Dirt Nationals later this season. (Location & Date to be announced)

 

NEXT RACE: Friday, July 22 – 7pm

Published on July 18, 2016

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  • IMCA Modified “Dash At The Clash” Qualifier: www.harrisclash.com
  • INEX National Qualifier

The races on Friday, July 22nd are presented by: M&J Auto Parts, All Finish Concrete

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

 

Zomer and Strand Highlight Unforgettable Night at RRVS

Published on July 18, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (July 19th) – It was the night we have all been waiting for. It was the night we’ve had circled on our calendars since the 2016 Red River Valley Speedway (RRVS) schedule came in out February. It was the night where the upper Midwest’s two biggest touring series would come together for the first time in RRVS history.

And it was everything we’d hoped it would be; and more!

An estimated 4,500 race fans came out to RRVS Sunday evening for the NOSA Sprint Car/NLRA Late Model special, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings and the Red River Valley Fair. A RRVS record 33 NOSA Sprints and 29 NLRA Late Models packed the pit area, along with 17 IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks. Dusty Zomer, Dustin Strand, and Kasey Ussatis all visited KRJB 106.5FM Victory Lane.

The event brought in the area’s biggest names in racing, including seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion, Donny Schatz, who had won the $50,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway less than 18 hours prior.

The field of 33 Sprint Cars was trimmed to the fastest 24 for the 25-lap A-main. Minot’s Greg Nikitenko grabbed the early lead over 20-year-old pilot Jordan Adams as Thomas Kennedy and Wade Nygaard raced for third. Three laps in, Kennedy and Nygaard made contact in turn four, which sent Nygaard spinning to a stop bringing out the yellow. Nygaard was sent to the tail of the field, but still rallied to finish in fifth.

Nikitenko led the first half of the race as Adams, Kennedy and Lee Grosz raced for second through fourth, but with 11 to go Sioux Falls, SD driver Dusty Zomer came on strong to challenge Nikitenko. Zomer drove his Buffalo Wild Wings #82 to the low side of turn one and completed a slide job on Nikitenko to take the lead.

Once out front, Zomer built up a lead he would not relinquish as he went on to claim his first-ever RRVS win and sixth career NOSA victory, putting him 15th on the all-time wins list.
Prior the 2016 season at RRVS, Dustin Strand had claimed the last checkered flag ever waved at the 3/8th mile oval when the track saw its last race to date on August 25, 2012. Since then a lot has changed at RRVS, but Strand still knows how to find victory lane.

Strand started outside of the front row and took off as soon as the green flag waved. Within four laps, the two-time and defending NLRA champion had amassed a full straightaway lead over current series point leader, Brad Seng. Seng closed in slightly in lapped traffic, but was never able to mount a serious threat on Strand. Strand went on to take the victory; his second in a Late Model and third overall on the RRVS 3/8th mile configuration.

The A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks had a wild main event. It all started with a four car pileup on lap two, which brought the race to its first caution. The destruction continued on the restart when Dan Dowling and Billy Carou were fighting hard for the lead. Dowling’s #5X snapped around on him in turn four and he was met head on by Austin Veralrud, who then was collected by Brad Orvedal. Veralrud’s #6 burst into flames, but the West Fargo Fire Crew was quick to the scene to extinguish the flames.

Kasey Ussatis and Carou then put on a great show as the battled for the lead. Ussatis cleared the #7C of Carou with three laps to go to take the win.

Racing continues this Friday night, presented by M&J Auto Parts and All Finish Concrete. Green flag flies at 7pm!

RESULTS:
NOSA Sprint Cars:
1. Dusty Zomer
2. Greg Nikitenko
3. Lee Grosz
4. Austin Pierce
5. Wade Nygaard
6. Chris Ranten
7. Jordan Adams
8. Dave Glennon
9. Bob Martin
10. Thomas Kennedy
11. Shane Roemling
12. Jade Hastings
13. Ty Hanten
14. Trent Stengl
15. Nick Omdal
16. Jordan Graham
17. Zach Wilde
18. Jackson Moffett
19. Brenden Wilde
20. Tee Young
21. Tom Egeland
22. Casey Mack
23. Alex Larson
24. Cory Mack – DQ
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NLRA Late Models:
1. Dustin Strand
2. Brad Seng
3. Mike Balcaen
4. Cole Schill
5. Jeff Massingill
6. Donny Schatz
7. Shane Edginton
8. Cody Skytland
9. Bill Mooney
10. Steve Anderson
11. Greg Meyer
12. Shawn Meyer
13. Steffen Snare
14. Kevin Robertson
15. Jeremy Keller
16. Casey Meyer
17. Rob Odegard
18. Ryan Corbett
19. Jeff Hapala
20. Dave Zimmerman
21. Adam Fischer
22. Tom Corcoran
23. Josh Johnson
24. Tommy Thompson

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IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks:
1. Kasey Ussatis
2. Billy Carou
3. Brandon Schmidt
4. Tim Shiek
5. Kodee Ussatis
6. Brennan Urbach
7. Clare Miller
8. Tim Church
9. Paul Colvin
10. Wade Moerke
11. Kristen Nelson
12. Taylor Saari
13. Dylan Heger
14. Austin Veralrud
15. Brad Orvedal
16. Dan Dowling

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Entrance To Sunday’s Race

Published on July 13, 2016

With the Red River Valley Fair going on during the races on Sunday, here’s a breakdown for the race teams on entrance into the pits. (See map for details)

  • Come in Gate 4 (Fair Entrance)
  • Everyone has to pay to get though Gate 4 (Adults $10; Kids 6-11 $5; Kids 5 & under Free)
  • Then, proceed as normal to the Pit Entrance sign-in shed.
  • At the shed you’ll pay your Pit Entrance fees and get your wristband. (Late Model Drivers $40; Sprint Car Drivers $30; Everyone else $20)
(Click on map to enlarge)

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Fans: You can come through any gate. Your paid entrance to the Fair will be your entrance to the race: Adults $10; Kids 6-11 $5; Kids 5 & under Free

  • See map below for fan parking availability
(Click on map to enlarge)

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More race details can be found by clicking HERE

 

 

RACING: Sunday, July 17

Published on July 13, 2016

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The races on Sunday, July 17th are presented by: The Red River Valley Fair Association, Buffalo Wild Wings

Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND

We’ll have:
– The HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– The Nugget Vending Candy Toss
– T-shirt Cannon
– Red River Valley Speedway Apparel
– Delicious Concession Food & Ice Cold Beverages from the Fair vendors and Beer Garden

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 2:30pm
Grandstands Open: 4:00pm
Draw Cutoff: 4:30pm
Racing Starts: 5:00pm

Grandstand Admission:
Races are FREE with paid admission to the Fair
Adults: $10
Kids 6-11: $5
Kids Under 5: Free
Pit and Fan entrance details can be found HERE

Racing Divisions This Week:
NOSA Sprint Cars
NLRA Late Models
IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks

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

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New Fuel Rules – INEX Legends/Go-Karts

Published on July 9, 2016

A new fuel rule will be taking effect this month for the area’s INEX Legends class and go-karts. It will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2016 season and includes specials. Fuel samples will be taken and tested. If found outside the octane parameters, you will be disqualified. Here is what you need to know:

 

TRACKS FOLLOWING THE NEW RULE & START DATE

Red River Kart Club – West Fargo, ND (Monday, July 11)

Buffalo River Race Park – Glyndon, MN (Saturday, July 16)

Norman County Raceway – Ada, MN (Thursday, July 21)

Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, ND (Friday, July 22)

 

FUEL

91 Octane fuel must be used. NO EXCEPTIONS

 

LOCATIONS

CENEX/West Fargo Truck Stop – 1021 Main Avenue West – West Fargo, ND (Preferably Pump #1)

CENEX/Oasis C-Store – 15th State Street – Glyndon, MN (Preferably Pump #1)

Performance Auto – 3401 1/2 Interstate Blvd. – Fargo, ND (And also from the Performance Auto Parts Trailer at each of the tracks excluding the Red River Kart Club)

 

Questions? Call Nick Skalicky – 701-261-3673

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