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Norman County, Red River Valley Speedway add IMCA Stock Cars to 2017 lineups

October 3rd, 2016

Norman County is a Thursday venue located in Ada, Minn.; Red River Valley Speedway is in West Fargo, N.D., 50 miles to the south and west, and hosts weekly races on Friday.

2017 schedules for both tracks are to be announced in mid-October.

Sanctioned Stock Cars join Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on weekly programs at both tracks. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks also run weekly at Red River Valley Speedway and on alternating weeks at Norman County.

The annual King Pin Klash presented by The Bowler of Fargo, N.D., will now be a two-day IMCA Stock Car Special starting in 2017. It will begin at the Norman County Raceway on a Thursday and end on a Friday at Red River Valley Speedway.

$3,500 worth of redemption comes for Taylor at Sanders IMCA Mod Challenge

August 16th, 2015

ADA, Minn. – Futility was the story of Jeff Taylor’s first visit to Norman County Raceway three years ago.

He returned Thursday night to win the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge special and left Ada with $3,500 worth of redemption.

“I really liked being able to redeem myself. The last time I was here, I spun out twice and didn’t even get out of my ‘B’ feature,” Taylor said. “You don’t forget stuff like that.”

The $18,700 feature purse lured Taylor and a lot of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified top guns from the Upper Midwest and Canada to the midweek special.

Mike Hansen, Aaron Turnbull, Dustin Strand and Curt Lund completed the top five, finishing well off the pace Taylor set up front.

Taylor had started the 30-lap main event from 11th. A caution near midway wiped out Hansen’s big lead and Taylor zoomed from fourth to second following the restart, then passed Hansen on the 17th time around.

“I’d been running a little bit of everywhere before staying on a higher line to see if I could make up some ground,” he explained. “I caught lapped cars with about three to go and tried to be patient.”

Already on the ballot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, Taylor went from victory lane to jotting down notes about Ada.

“I’m pretty meticulous. Little bitty things can make a difference and I like to know everything,” he said. “The track was a shade slicker tonight than it was three years ago but it was still pretty good. You could run all over it.”

Looking to get everything just right for the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, he’ll next campaign the Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, Provence Construction, Fury Energy and Roddy Ranch and Wilson Farms-sponsored ride at a trio of weekly shows in North Dakota.

“We’re getting tuned in,” said the 2012 Super Nationals champion. “It’s always great to go into Boone running good.”

$3,500 is top prize at Norman County Raceway’s IMCA Mod Challenge

August 7th, 2015

ADA, Minn. – The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner earns a $3,500 share of the $18,700 purse at Norman County Raceway’s Thursday, Aug. 13 Sanders Mod Challenge special.

A qualifying event for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot, the Challenge pays $2,250 for second place, $1,600 for third, $1,400 for fourth, $1,250 for fifth and $1,100 for sixth. Minimum start money is $250 and tow is $50.

Bonuses include the $250 clean sweep and $100 for longest tow, hard charger and tough luck. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belle­ville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.

Pit gates open at noon, the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. The entry fee of $75 includes the driver’s pit pass.

Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Admis­sion to the pits is $35.

Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the pro­gram at Ada. More information is availa­ble by calling 218-474-1104 and at the track website,

Sponsored by Sanders Metal Products of Fargo, N.D., the Chal­lenge is the first of four consecutive area races for sanctioned Modifieds. The division also runs Aug. 14 at River Cities Speedway, Aug. 15 at Jamestown Speedway and Aug. 16 at Buffalo River Race Park.

Three IMCA divisions run every Thursday at Norman County Raceway next season

December 8th, 2014

ADA, Minn. – Three IMCA divisions will run a complete schedule next season at Norman County Raceway.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on Thursday cards in 2015 from opening night May 7 through the season championship program on Aug. 27.

All three classes had limited schedules during their introductory 2014 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing campaigns on the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval in Ada.

“We had a good response from the drivers this year and our fans liked the better, closer racing in the IMCA divisions,” promoter Jake Bitker said. “I know they will be more cost effective for our drivers.”

Track champions will be crowned and bonus points awarded in all three divisions.

SportMods join the field for the June 24-25 B-Mod Blitz. Norman County Raceway hosts the Sanders Metal Products Modified Challenge on Aug. 13.

Sanctioned Modifieds and Northern SportMods also return to Sunday shows at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, 33 miles south of Ada. Both divisions will also be new in 2015 at North Central Speedway in Brainerd.

Modified points earned at all three tracks apply toward Belleville Motorsports North Central Region standings.

Ricky Weiss Clinches Blaine Brothers Challenge Championship

August 15th, 2014

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss and the team concluded their busy stint with the Blaine Brothers Challenge Series over the weekend, and by the time the dust had settled Weiss was officially crowned the series champion in his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model

A tripleheader with the tour kicked off on Thursday night at Norman County Raceway (Ada, Minnesota). Twenty-seven WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and a heat race win sent Ricky to the redraw for the main event. After receiving the seventh starting spot for the feature, Weiss raced to a ninth place finish in the final rundown.

Action shifted to Amsoil Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) on Friday night for a $2,000-to-win race. Twenty-six entries converged on the oval, and Ricky started his outing by finishing third in the first heat race to lock into the ninth starting position on the feature grid. In the main event Weiss battle his way up to third where he finish behind race winner, Brady Smith, and Jake Redetzke. Don Shaw and Darrell Nelson rounded out the top five finishers.

The series’ season finale was contested on Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota). A modest fifteen entries were on hand for the program, which saw Weiss finish third in his heat race after starting fifth. He drew the fourth starting spot for the feature, but ultimately settled to a sixth place finish in the final rundown.

Ricky clinched his first series championship over John Kaanta, and Jake Redetzke. Full results from the events and the complete series standings are available at .

“After a couple of weeks of fighting and clawing for this title, I definitely slept good on Saturday night, when the final event was completed and we had the championship,” commented Weiss. “I have to thank my team, my sponsors, and my great fans for their support. This championship is for them.”

This weekend, August 14th-16th, will see Weiss chasing three more wins. Action opens on Thursday at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) before moving to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday and concluding at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, MN) on Saturday evening. For more information on the events please visit,, and .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Hands On Excavating Inc., J&C Trucking, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, New Vision Graphics, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .