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Skalicky Drives From 18th to Win Sportmod Feature, Arneson Wins Mods From 11th

Published on May 15, 2017

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[11]; 2. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[7]; 3. 4D-Rob VanMil[6]; 4. 17G-Michael Greseth[10]; 5. 72-Dave Shipley[9]; 6. 91-Jarrett Carter[5]; 7. 21M-Dev Malmlov[16]; 8. 99-Cale Arneson[21]; 9. 17-Rich Pavlicek[4]; 10. 4500-Cody Peterson[14]; 11. 52-Brennan Borg[1]; 12. 51T-Tim Thomas[2]; 13. 4*-Cameron Bintz[20]; 14. 25-Karmith Christensen[23]; 15. K9-Tom Cummings[24]; 16. (DNF) 38-Tailin Tommerdahl[15]; 17. (DNF) 34C-Michael Griffin[8]; 18. (DNF) 21-Jamie Schulz[19]; 19. (DNF) 16M-ANDREW MICHEL[17]; 20. (DNF) 12C-Nickolis Curtis[18]; 21. (DNF) 33-Allen Kent[12]; 22. (DNF) 84-Michael Johnson[3]; 23. (DNF) 30-Adam Fischer[13]; (DNS) 11M-OWEN SIEBERT

Heat 1: 1. 4D-Rob VanMil[4]; 2. 84-Michael Johnson[3]; 3. 33-Allen Kent[7]; 4. 30-Adam Fischer[2]; 5. 16M-ANDREW MICHEL[6]; 6. 99-Cale Arneson[5]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings[1]

Heat 2: 1. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[4]; 2. 72-Dave Shipley[5]; 3. 52-Brennan Borg[2]; 4. 4500-Cody Peterson[3]; 5. 12C-Nickolis Curtis[1]

Heat 3: 1. 17-Rich Pavlicek[3]; 2. 17G-Michael Greseth[5]; 3. 34C-Michael Griffin[4]; 4. 38-Tailin Tommerdahl[2]; 5. 21-Jamie Schulz[1]; 6. (DNF) 11M-OWEN SIEBERT[6]

Heat 4: 1. 10-Austin Arneson[5]; 2. 91-Jarrett Carter[3]; 3. 51T-Tim Thomas[2]; 4. 21M-Dev Malmlov[4]; 5. 4*-Cameron Bintz[6]; 6. (DNF) 25-Karmith Christensen[1]

Eide Bailly IMCA Sport Mods:
A Feature 1: 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[18]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson[11]; 3. 44D-Chris VanMil[9]; 4. 69T-NIck Thoreson[12]; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner[8]; 6. 44-Greg Larson[1]; 7. 51-Kelly Jacobson[10]; 8. 5T-Matt Talley[21]; 9. 77-Charles Jensen[6]; 10. 6-Austin Veralrud[22]; 11. 22J-Vince Jegtvig[7]; 12. 12T-Brandon Tendeland[5]; 13. 47-Kreig Kasin[14]; 14. E-6-Ryan Veralrud[19]; 15. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove[23]; 16. (DNF) 33-Ryan Dahl[15]; 17. (DNF) 2D-Dan Dowling[13]; 18. (DNF) 19C-Dustin Hartwig[3]; 19. (DNF) 22-Brian Schaffer[16]; 20. (DNF) 55-Kenneth Bye[2]; 21. (DNF) 15-Matthew Clark[17]; 22. (DNF) 76-Riele Sailer[20]; 23. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin[4]

Heat 1: 1. 13C-Paul Colvin[3]; 2. 3X-Andy Wagner[5]; 3. 69T-NIck Thoreson[7]; 4. 51-Kelly Jacobson[6]; 5. 2D-Dan Dowling[2]; 6. 22-Brian Schaffer[8]; 7. E-6-Ryan Veralrud[1]; 8. 6-Austin Veralrud[4]

Heat 2: 1. 44-Greg Larson[1]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson[5]; 3. 44D-Chris VanMil[4]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland[8]; 5. 47-Kreig Kasin[7]; 6. 15-Matthew Clark[2]; 7. 76-Riele Sailer[6]; 8. (DNF) 1RM-Taylor Grove[3]

Heat 3: 1. 22J-Vince Jegtvig[4]; 2. 77-Charles Jensen[3]; 3. 19C-Dustin Hartwig[2]; 4. 55-Kenneth Bye[1]; 5. 33-Ryan Dahl[7]; 6. (DNF) 3S-Jesse Skalicky[6]; 7. (DNF) 5T-Matt Talley[5]

Petermann Seeds INEX Legends:
A Feature: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson[10]; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud[8]; 3. 21-Andrew Jochim[11]; 4. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[7]; 5. 15-Mariah Henriksen[3]; 6. 5-Dean Julsrud[9]; 7. 72-Tye Wilke[6]; 8. 79-Scott Richardson[2]; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[17]; 10. 7-Cade Sogge[5]; 11. 29-Brandon Erickson[16]; 12. 29B-Ryan Braseth[12]; 13. 20-Alex Braseth[13]; 14. 9-Jerret Julsrud[4]; 15. 24-Shaun Erickson[15]; 16. B1-Brody Carlsrud[14]; 17. (DNF) 58-Sean Johnson[1]

Heat 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson[6]; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud[5]; 3. 58-Sean Johnson[1]; 4. 72-Tye Wilke[4]; 5. 29B-Ryan Braseth[2]; 6. 24-Shaun Erickson[3]

Heat 2: 1. 21-Andrew Jochim[6]; 2. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[5]; 3. 15-Mariah Henriksen[2]; 4. 79-Scott Richardson[1]; 5. 20-Alex Braseth[3]; 6. 29-Brandon Erickson[4]

Heat 3: 1. 5-Dean Julsrud[4]; 2. 9-Jerret Julsrud[1]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[3]; 4. 7-Cade Sogge[2]; 5. B1-Brody Carlsrud[5]

Audio Garage IMCA Stock Cars:
A Feature: 1. 21-Duffy Froemke[3]; 2. 1-Kelly Jacobson[2]; 3. 49-Tim Compson[4]; 4. 76Z-John Sandvig[1]; 5. 04-Cody Dignan[5]

Heat 1: 1. 21-Duffy Froemke[3]; 2. 04-Cody Dignan[5]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson[2]; 4. 49-Tim Compson[4]; 5. 76Z-John Sandvig[1]

Fargo Force Super Stocks:
A Feature: 1. 71-Cory Tammen[3]; 2. 43-Brian Bernotas[5]; 3. 10W-Blake Whitlock[6]; 4. 29*-Jeff Crouse[4]; 5. 76-Jonathon Miller[7]; 6. 11-William Wadeson[8]; 7. 40-Shawn Schnabel[2]; 8. 4A-Allison Cleveland[10]; 9. (DNF) 49-Tim Compson[1]; 10. (DNF) 75-Brandon Langer[9]

Heat 1: 1. 43-Brian Bernotas[2]; 2. 71-Cory Tammen[5]; 3. 49-Tim Compson[1]; 4. 10W-Blake Whitlock[4]; 5. 75-Brandon Langer[3]

Heat 2: 1. 29*-Jeff Crouse[2]; 2. 76-Jonathon Miller[3]; 3. 11-William Wadeson[4]; 4. 40-Shawn Schnabel[1]; 5. 4A-Allison Cleveland[5]


Arneson Dominates Modified Feature, VanMil Wins Stock Car Debut

Published on May 6, 2017

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.


IMCA ModifiedS:
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

Hobby Stocks:
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


MyRacePass Registration

Published on April 6, 2017

All drivers must complete MyRacePass registration before competing at Red River Valley Speedway and each track that they race at. After completing MyRacePass registration, then you can claim your MyRacepass profile. (Use the links below)

All drivers must also have sent in their competitor’s license application to their sanctioning body before their first race.

And drivers need to fill out a W9 and bring to the track for their first race.


Click on the “REGISTER” button to register for the 2017 race season at Red River Valley Speedway

(There cannot be duplicate car numbers in each class and so you’ll have to enter your 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th choices. It’s a first-come, first-served situation.)

(If you need to view an example of Driver registration, click HERE)


Click on the “CLAIM PROFILE” button to claim your MyRacePass profile

(If you need more detailed instructions on how to claim your MyRacePass profile, click HERE)



Official 2017 Schedule Released

Published on March 28, 2017


Red River Valley Fair to Host NOSA Sprint Cars Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings

Published on February 9, 2017

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Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws return to Red River Valley Speedway on June 17

Published on February 1, 2017

WEST FARGO, N.D. — February 1, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the “Duel in the Dakotas” on Saturday, June 17 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to Red River Valley Speedway in 2012, three-time series champion Sammy Swindell was victorious. Swindell started on the pole and led early, before Chad Kemenah took the top spot on the ninth lap. Swindell would re-take the lead with just eight laps remaining to earn his seventh-career A-Feature win at the track.

Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has won four times at the track, including winning both nights of the 2006 “Duel in the Dakotas.” Schatz has won at least once at every track in his home state that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed it. He raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th.

Battling Schatz in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, Joey Saldana, who driving for a new team co-owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2017, David Gravel, who finished a career-best third in points last year, Shane Stewart, who won eight A-Feature races last season, Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals winner and veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are all set to hit the road again in 2017, as is rookie contender Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

Tickets for the “Duel in the Dakotas,” featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, June 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions
Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC


2017 Transition Rules

Published on January 26, 2017

The 2017 transition rules have been released. Theses rules will apply to both Red River Valley Speedway and Norman County Raceway.

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Awards Banquet

Published on January 8, 2017

*If you plan on attending the 2017 Red River Valley Speedway Banquet, please fill out the RSVP below.

(You do not need to fill out RSVP’s for both race tracks.)

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

Published on December 8, 2016


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)

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Location: Red River Valley Fairgrounds – West Fargo, North Dakota
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