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Schill Victorious In Front Of Hometown Crowd

Published on June 29, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (June 24) – For the first time since August 25th, 2012, the WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series was back in action at Red River Valley Speedway. A total of 96 cars were signed in to compete in front of an estimated season high of 1,200 fans. Cole Schill and Brian Bernotas took the WISSOTA wins, while Rob VanMil, Luke Johnson, and Tim Church took the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing victories.

Twenty-five WISSOTA/NLRA Late Models made up the starting grid for their 25-lap main event. Schill and Allen Kent led the field to the green and they battled door to door into turn one. Schill came away with the advantage, but Kent hung tough on the outside for the first three circuits. Schill finally cleared the Minot, ND runner in turn one and drove out to a comfortable lead.

The first and only caution was displayed on lap seven as Kent and Shane Edginton lined up right behind Schill for the restart. Edginton took off on the restart as he took second from Kent and looked for the lead in turn three. However, Schill fended off the charge as he rode the low side of the speedway.

Meanwhile, Brad Seng and Dustin Strand were on the move. The two Grand Forks drivers each gained 10 positions in the first nine laps from their 15th and 18th starting spots, respectively. At the halfway point, Seng got a huge run off the top of turn two and propelled himself from fifth to third in one lap. The current NLRA point leader then set his sights on the Performance Auto #4 of Edginton. With seven to go, Seng made the pass for second and it looked as though he would have enough time to catch Schill. But Schill made some key moves in lapped traffic that sealed the deal as he came to the checkers with the crowd on its feet, cheering on their hometown driver.

Seng finished second as Don Shaw came from 12th to third. Edginton and Zach Naastad rounded out the top five, while Dustin Strand wheeled is way from 18th to sixth.

Joe Pellman led the opening lap Fargo Force WISSOTA Super Stock main event. Pellman was overtaken by Jeff Crouse on lap two, but Crouse too was quickly passed for the lead by Brain Bernotas on lap three. Numerous cautions plagued the event, but Bernotas was able to take off each and every time to protect the lead. Bernotas took his fourth career win at the 3/8th mile oval over “Wild Bill” Wadeson, Pellman, Tim Compson, and Al Cleveland.

The IMCA Modifieds were 30 cars strong for their 25-lap main event. After a five wide fight for the lead on the opening lap, all signs pointed to back to back wins for Michael Greseth as he came from seventh to the lead in just two laps. From there Greseth opened up a whopping nine second lead over Rob VanMil and Dev Malmlov, but a caution with two laps to go changed everything. Under caution Greseth lost the drive shaft just as the caution lights went out for the green-white-checkered restart. VanMil then inherited the lead and held off Michael Johnson, who started back in 16th, as John Corell, Rich Pavlicek, and Dev Malmlov rounded out the top five. Greseth was scored a heart-breaking 17th. Jason Strand was the hard charger of the race, advancing from 28th to eighth.

Luke Johnson held off Robby Rosselli in the final laps of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. Moohead, MN driver took the lead with a three wide pass on the opening lap and led every circuit, but took the win by a mere 0.360 seconds.

Fifty-one year old IMCA Hobby Stock rookie, Tim Church led every lap of the A City Transmission main event. Church took his second win of the season over Brandon Schmidt, Billy Carou, Brad Orvedal, and Keith McCleary.

The next race at Red River Valley Speedway will come Sunday, July 17th as the NOSA Sprint Cars and NLRA Late Models team up for a Red River Valley Fair special event. The $10 fair gate admission gets fans into the races for free.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA/NLRA Late Models:

Feature – Cole Schill, Brad Seng, Don Shaw, Shane Edginton, Zach Naastad, Dustin Strand, Mike Balcaen, Allen Kent, Matt Aukland, Kevin Robertson, Jason Storbakken, Shawn Meyer, Jeff Hapala, Steve Anderson, Dave Smith, Jeremy Keller, Casey Meyer, Greg Meyer, Steffen Snare, Josh Johnson, Adam Fischer, Terry Blacklance, Clarence Washburn, Erik Robertson

Heat 1 – Aukland, Balcaen, Hapala, D. Smith, C. Meyer, E. Robertson, Keller, Johnson, Fischer

Heat 2 – Schill, Edginton, Naastad, Anderson, S. Meyer, M. Smith, Washburn, G. Meyer

Heat 3 – Kent, Storbakken, K. Robertson, Shaw, Seng, Strand, Snare, Blacklance

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WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Feature – Brian Bernotas, Bill Wadeson, Joe Pellman, Tim Compson, Al Cleveland, Kelly Jacobson, Justin Thompson, Brandon Compson, Brandon Langer, Robert Saindon, Jeff Crouse

Heat 1 – Wadeson, Thompson, Pellman, Cleveland, Saindon, Langer

Heat 2 – T. Compson, Bernotas, Crouse, B. Compson, Jacobson

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IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks

Feature – Tim Church, Brandon Schmidt, Billy Carou, Brad Orvedahl, Keith Mccleary, Kasey Ussatis, Brennan Urbach, Wyatt Rath-wald, Wade Moerke, Tim Shiek

Heat 1 – Carou, Mccleary, Schmidt, Church, Urbach

Heat 2 – Orvedahl, Dowling, Moerke, Shiek, Rath-wald

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IMCA Sport Mods

Feature – Luke Johnson, Robby Rosselli, Jesse Skalicky, Kelly Jacobson, Patrick Brejcha, Christopher Vanmil, Matt Talley, Vince Jegtvig, Dustin Hartwig, Richard Bohlman

Heat 1 – Talley, Skalicky, Rosselli, Johnson, K. Jacobson

Heat 2 – S. Jacobson, Bohlman, Mcdougall, Vanmil, Grove

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IMCA Modifieds

Feature – Rob Vanmil, Michael Johnson, John Corell, Rich Pavlicek, Dev Malmlov, Brennan Borg, John Nord, Jason Strand, Greg Friestad, Rusty Kollman

Heat 1 – Griffin, Malmlov, Anderson, Bjerken, Vanmil

Heat 2 – Kollman, Corell, Hall, Kneip, Perkins

Heat 3 – Borg, Greseth, Kollman, Pavlicek, Peterson

Heat 4 – Friestad, Nord, Carter, Johnson, Lick

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Red River Valley Fair Race – Sunday, July 17

Published on June 27, 2016

Racing is back at the Red River Valley Fair! Come out to the Fair with your friends and family to enjoy a night of racing. NLRA Late Models will be joining the NOSA Sprint Cars for this race event along with the IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks.

Grandstand gates open at 4 pm and racing will begin at 5.

Cost: Gate admission to the Red River Valley Fair
Adults: $10
Kids 6-11: $5
Kids Under 5: Free

Presented by:
Red River Valley Fair Association
Buffalo Wild Wings

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COMING UP: NLRA Late Models, Fargo Force Super Stock Series

Published on June 21, 2016
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The NLRA Late Models plus the Fargo Force Super Stock Series is presented by: Inland Truck Parts & Titan Machinery.

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 – $15
Ages 6-12 $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online:
Racing Divisions This Week:
NLRA Late Models
Super Stocks
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks
*NO INEX Legends
 
Social Media:
Website – redrivervalleyspeedway.com
Facebook – facebook.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Twitter – twitter.com/rrvspeedway
Instagram – instagram.com/redrivervalleyspeedway
Snapchat – rrvspeedway
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Friday Night Racing Returns

Published on June 16, 2016

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The races on Friday, June 17th are presented by: Magnum Contracting & Integrity Steel Supply

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

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 (No track points awarded)

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

 

Attention INEX Legend Drivers:

Published on June 15, 2016

There will be no Legend track points awarded at Norman County Raceway and Red River Valley Speedway (Thursday, June 16 & Friday, 17th) because of the Dakota Legends Tour.

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Super Stock Series RESCHEDULED (June 24th)

Published on June 15, 2016

The first night of the Fargo Force Cup Super Stock Series has been rescheduled for Friday, June 24th. In addition to the Super Stocks, the NLRA – Northern Late Model Racing Association will also be in town that night. (Presented by Inland Truck Parts & Titan Machinery) Mark your calendars because June 24th is going to be a big night of racing at the Red River Valley Speedway and it all kicks off at 7pm!

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The races on Friday, June 24th are presented by: Inland Truck Parts & Titan Machinery

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 – $15
Ages 6-12 $5
5 & Under – Free
Buy Your Tickets Online:
buy-tickets-now
 
Racing Divisions This Week:
NLRA Late Models
Super Stocks (Fargo Force Cup)
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. IMCA Modifieds
Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods
A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks

 

 

Jacobson Victorious On Meet & Greet Night

Published on June 14, 2016

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, ND (June 10) – Night number four of the 2016 season at Red River Valley Speedway brought in a total of 69 cars and the largest crowd of the year.

The A Transmission City IMCA Hobby Stocks commenced feature action with 14 cars on the starting grid. The race began with three different leaders in three laps as Brad Orvedal took the point on the opening lap, but was quickly overtaken by the #5X of Dan Dowling. Brandon Schmidt then drove to the inside of Dowling exiting turn four and took the lead on lap three. Schmidt showed the way until the race was red flagged when two-time RRVS winner, Billy Carou, got up and into the front stretch catch fence and tore down approximately 25 feet of fencing.

The RRVS Track Crew was quick to the scene did a stellar job making an efficient repair so racing could be continued. Carou was unharmed in the incident.

The race resumed with Schmidt leading Dowling, but Tim Shiek and Kasey Ussatis quickly made their presence known up front. Ussatis snuck by Dowling with eight to go while the West Fargo, ND driver was chasing Schmidt for the lead. Dowling then went to battle with Shiek for the third spot as Ussatis began to reel in Schmidt.

With two laps remaining, Ussatis made his move and cleared Schmidt for the point and went on to take the win by four car lengths in front of Schmidt. Shiek got by Dowling to take third as Brennan Urbach rounded out the top five.

Scott Jacobson picked up a wild Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mod feature win, coming from the fifth starting position. Jacobson took the lead on lap seven of the 16-lap race with a pass on Cody Fuller. Once out front, Jacobson didn’t have time to relax as he had his hands full with eighth place starter, Robby Rosselli. A caution with three to go put the Minot, ND driver right on the back bumper of Jacobson’s Northwest Auto Body #5.

As the green flew, Rosselli went to the high side and pulled even with Jacobson in turn three. They crossed the line and Rosselli was scored the leader, but on the following lap the two made contact which resulted in Jacobson spinning out. Rosselli was charged for the caution, however, and sent to the tail of the field.

From there Jacobson held off Luke Johnson and his son, Kelly, to take the win.

Tim Brockhouse was mired deep in the field to start the NDSCS INEX Legends feature, but it only took the veteran driver two laps to come from ninth to the lead. Reile Sailer led the field to the green and paced the pack around on the opening lap, but Brockhouse stole the spot while running the high side of turns three and four. Once out front, Brockhouse established a lead he would not relinquish and picked up his second RRVS win of the season by 1.268 seconds over Dean Julsrud. Dylan Johnson, Tim Estenson, and Sean Johnson rounded out the top five.

The Fredrikson & Byron IMCA Modifieds were 28 cars strong for their 25-lap main event. Dev Malmlov started outside the front row and took the lead over Michael Griffin as the green flag flew. Over the course of the first half of the race, Malmlov opened up a somewhat comfortable lead, but that diminished as he entered lapped traffic.

Michael Greseth was all over the rear bumper of Malmlov’s Performance Auto #21 ride with 10 laps to go and made the pass for the lead while battling in lapped traffic. Greseth then showed the way as Malmlov looked for a way to regain the lead, but was forced to deal with 12th-starting Austin Arneson and Dave Shipley.

With five to go, Arneson’s charge came to an end as he and John Nord, who was running fourth, both spun in turn three to bring out the caution. On the restart, Malmlov followed Greseth to the low side of the speedway in turn one. They came around to click off another lap when Greseth lost control of his Innovative Air #17 and spun to a stop. As a result, Greseth had to go to the tail of the field as Malmlov once again found himself at the point.

Malmlov got off to a great restart as he pulled out to a solid seven car length lead and took the win over Rob VanMil, who started 11th, Jeff Odden, Rusty Kollman, who started 15th, and Michael Johnson.

Racing continues next Friday night, presented by Magnum Contracting and Integrity Steel Supply. For complete event information, visit RedRiverValleySpeedway.com.

SUMMARY

IMCA Modifieds:

Feature

  1. Dev Malmlov
  2. Rob VanMil
  3. Jeff Odden
  4. Rusty Kollman
  5. Michael Johnson
  6. Michael Griffin
  7. Cale Arneson
  8. Billy Vogel
  9. Jarrett Carter
  10. Brennan Borg
  11. Bob Banish Jr.
  12. Lance Schilling
  13. Mike Anderson
  14. Rich Pavlicek
  15. Tyler Hall
  16. Tailin Tommerdahl
  17. Nick Curtis
  18. Karmith Christensen
  19. Tom Cummings
  20. Austin Arneson
  21. Dave Shipley
  22. Rob Plath
  23. John Nord
  24. Todd Carter
  25. Michael Greseth
  26. Cody Peterson
  27. Greg Friestad
  28. Owen Siebert

 

IMCA Sport Mods:

Feature

  1. Scott Jacobson
  2. Luke Johnson
  3. Kelly Jacobson
  4. Aaron Wetterlin
  5. Jesse Skalicky
  6. Robby Rosselli
  7. Chris VanMil
  8. Cody Fuller
  9. Taylor Grove
  10. Kraig Kasin
  11. Matt Talley
  12. Dustin Hartwig
  13. Tyler McDougall

 

INEX Legends:

Feature

  1. Tim Brockhouse
  2. Dean Julsrud
  3. Dylan Johnson
  4. Tim Estenson
  5. Sean Johnson
  6. Josh Julsrud
  7. Kaitlyn Skalicky
  8. Tony Brockhouse
  9. Reile Sailer
  10. Brandon Erickson
  11. Jarret Julsrud
  12. Shaun Erickson
  13. Tye Wilke
  14. Grady Shearer

 

IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks:

Feature

  1. Kasey Ussatis
  2. Brandon Schmidt
  3. Tim Shiek
  4. Dan Dowling
  5. Brennan Urbach
  6. Brad Orvedal
  7. Tim Church
  8. Maranda Borg
  9. Kristen Nelson
  10. Wade Moerke
  11. Dylan Heger
  12. Taylor Saari
  13. Billy Carou
  14. Shawn Orvedal
 

Meet & Greet Night

Published on June 10, 2016

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Friday, June 10th Meet & Greet Night is Presented by:
Dakota Cat, Ironhorse Crane & Hotshot Service

Plus we’ll have:
– 50/50 tickets
– The Hotspring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– And the Nugget Vending Candy Toss!
 
Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND
 
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:
buy-tickets-now
 
Racing Divisions:
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

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This is our Rainout Policy for the race on Friday June 3rd. A similar policy will apply to the remainder of the season if a similar situation happens.

1. NO REFUNDS

2. Grandstand Tickets
If you purchased a ticket for Friday, June 3, that ticket will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your ticket will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, don’t go to the box office. Go to the door and get your ticket scanned and you are in. You must have your ticket to get in. No ticket, no entrance.

3. Pit Wristbands
If you purchased a pit wristband for Friday, June 3, that wristband will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your wristband will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, go to the sign-in shed and you’ll be issued a new wristband for the night. You must have your wristband to get in. No wristband, no entrance.

4. 50/50 Tickets
If you purchased a 50/50 ticket on Friday, June 3, bring that ticket to the races on Friday, June 10. We will continue the 50/50 ticket sales on June 10 and the prize drawing will include the tickets bought on June 3 and June 10. You must have the ticket in your possession in order to win.

5. Duck Toss
If you purchased a duck for the Duck Toss on Friday, June 3, bring that duck to the races on Friday, June 10. We will continue the Duck Toss sales on June 10 and you will be able to use that duck in the toss that night.

6. Complimentary Tickets
If you have complimentary tickets dated Friday, May 27 or Friday, June 3, that ticket will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your ticket will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, don’t go to the box office. Go to the door and show your ticket and you are in. You must have your ticket to get in. No ticket, no entrance.

 

Rainout Policy – Friday, June 3 2016

Published on June 7, 2016

This is our Rainout Policy for the race on Friday June 3rd. A similar policy will apply to the remainder of the season if a similar situation happens.

1. NO REFUNDS

2. Grandstand Tickets
If you purchased a ticket for Friday, June 3, that ticket will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your ticket will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, don’t go to the box office. Go to the door and get your ticket scanned and you are in. You must have your ticket to get in. No ticket, no entrance.

3. Pit Wristbands
If you purchased a pit wristband for Friday, June 3, that wristband will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your wristband will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, go to the sign-in shed and you’ll be issued a new wristband for the night. You must have your wristband to get in. No wristband, no entrance.

4. 50/50 Tickets
If you purchased a 50/50 ticket on Friday, June 3, bring that ticket to the races on Friday, June 10. We will continue the 50/50 ticket sales on June 10 and the prize drawing will include the tickets bought on June 3 and June 10. You must have the ticket in your possession in order to win.

5. Duck Toss
If you purchased a duck for the Duck Toss on Friday, June 3, bring that duck to the races on Friday, June 10. We will continue the Duck Toss sales on June 10 and you will be able to use that duck in the toss that night.

6. Complimentary Tickets
If you have complimentary tickets dated Friday, May 27 or Friday, June 3, that ticket will be honored on Friday, June 10. Your ticket will not be honored at any race after that. When you arrive, don’t go to the box office. Go to the door and show your ticket and you are in. You must have your ticket to get in. No ticket, no entrance.

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WE ARE RACING TONIGHT

Published on June 3, 2016

YES, WE ARE RACING TONIGHT!

Friday, June 3rd races are Presented by:
Randall’s Excavating, General Equipment & Earthwork Services
Plus we’ll have
– 50/50 tickets
– The Hotspring Spas & Pool Tables Duck Toss
– And the Nugget Vending Candy Toss!
 
Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, ND
 
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:
buy-tickets-now
 
Racing Divisions:
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
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