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Redline Racing Parts North Star Series returns to Arlington

September 12th, 2014

ARLINGTON, Minn.– The Redline Racing Parts North Star Series returns to Arlington Raceway for a Saturday, Sept. 13 show.

Touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts also vied at Arlington on Aug. 9 in their most recent North Star outing.

Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday. Hot laps are at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25.

The Modified portion of the evening’s program doubles as the Jeff Rucks Memorial. Completing the program is the finale for the RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota.

North Star Series standings in all five divisions are based on drivers’ best eight of 10 finishes. The tour concludes Saturday, Sept. 27 during the Jackson Nationals.

Redline Racing Parts North Star Series opens Saturday at Arlington

May 4th, 2013

ARLINGTON, Minn. – Opening night for the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series brings five IMCA divisions to Arlington Raceway for a Saturday, May 4 show.

The second annual series features IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $11 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. A family pack gets two adults and three kids up to age 15 in the stands for $30. Pit passes are $25.

Ten dates are on the 2013 series schedule, the next on May 10 at Fairmont Raceway and May 11 at Jackson Speedway.

Champions in the inaugural series were Eric Dailey of Armstrong, Iowa, Modifieds; Dustin Larson of Worthington, Stock Cars; Matt Hanson of Slayton, Hobby Stocks; Dan Paplow of Dundee, Northern SportMods; and Aaron Betz of Avoca, Sport Compacts.

ASA Racing Release: Paige Decker’s Roller Coaster Week in Florida

March 2nd, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Whenever you get the chance to leave Northern Wisconsin for the opportunity to race in central Florida during the month of February, you don’t hesitate and try to make the most out of it. For Paige Decker, she also saw it as something unique and even overcame a mechanical problem to make it a great learning experience.

The 19-year-old UW-Stout student made her first trip to New Smyrna Speedway earlier this month to compete in the 47^th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. It was an opportunity to compete in her Super Late Model at a new track with a different style than the ones she competes at in Wisconsin. Last year, she gained experience racing at Marshfield Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Marshfield, WI on Saturday nights, State Park Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Wausau, WI on Thursday nights and Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, WI on Friday nights.

Decker had plenty of guidance with her visit to the half-mile oval in Samsula, FL. She had long-time driver Mark Kraus as her advisor and Toby Nuttleman as her crew chief.

To say it was a flawless visit would be an understatement. In fact, it didn’t take long for the fun to go away. Within ten laps of the first practice session on Thursday, February 14, she felt something wrong with her motor and brought it into the pits.

“We blew the motor four laps into our first practice session,” Decker said. “We are upset, but we are looking for another motor and hopefully get back in the car and figure this track out.

“I really had high hopes coming down here. We brought in Toby Nuttleman as a crew guy and that got me real excited,” Decker continued to say. “I heard so many stories about this track, that I was eager to give it a try. I had personal high hopes.”

Without having a backup motor in their hauler, the team started looking at different options. Some of those were to find a motor in the area, pack up and go home or get another motor from their shop in Eagle River, WI.

The decision was made to get another motor from the shop and have it driven down to Florida. The motor arrived late Saturday night and she was on the track Sunday afternoon.

Paige would be able to race three nights at New Smyrna before catching a 6am flight on Thursday morning to make it back to UW-Stout in time for a mandatory 2:30pm lab class that afternoon.

Once they were able to get on track, their focus was setup and her getting some seat time.

Over the three nights she competed in the 35-lap feature events, you could easily see the steady improvement. She finished 17^th on the third night, 14^th on night four, and 11^th on her last night.

She also was faster in qualifying each night where she qualified 21^st on her first night to 14^th on her second and 13^th on her final night.

“My overall experience with my first speedweeks down at New Smyrna was quite an adventure. We had a lot of ups and downs, however, we drove home to Wisconsin with all four fenders on the car and no damage,” Decker said. “Looking back, it was an exciting experience being able to rub fenders with some southern boys, along with all the exposure I got. I hope to attend the event again next year, maybe even with my little sister. I believe I represented Decker Racing well with the very little amount of track time I had down there, and that puts a smile on my face. A big thanks to all my sponsors, fans, and crew that made my first speedweeks a memorable one.”

She hopes that this will help her when she competes at the ASA Member Tracks this summer in central Wisconsin.

“I am really looking forward to this season as we will be running at the three tracks and some special events as well,” Decker announced. “I am really looking forward to running at Marshfield because I feel we have figured out that track. I am surprised when others come in and have a hard time adjusting to the half-mile oval.

“We are also looking forward to running at State Park Speedway. This track is a little more tricky so it will be fun to improve myself there.”

Paige is the oldest of three family members that race stock cars in central Wisconsin. Her 17-year-old sister Claire races drives Mid-American Stock cars, Super Stocks and Super Late Models while her cousin, 14-year-old Natalie, competes in Super Stocks and will be competing in the Midwest Truck Tour this summer. She was one of the youngest super stock competitors at the Snowball Derby this past December.

Her family also owns and operates the Derby Track in Eagle River, WI, home of the World Snowmobile Championships.

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Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods new at Arlington this season

January 23rd, 2011

ARLINGTON, Minn. – IMCA’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods have found another new Minnesota home, joining Saturday cards this season at Arlington Raceway.

A registration and test and tune night is scheduled for April 16 with opening night on April 23. Point races continue through Sept. 24.

Other IMCA divisions running at Arlington are the Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Northern SportMods are replacing the WISSOTA-sanctioned Midwest Modifieds.

“We’ve been one of the tracks that’s run an economy modified class for many years (since 1998). It just got to the point with the changes in the rules WISSOTA made that it would be better to go with IMCA,” promoter Bob Allen said. “We have had a growing number of drivers ask about Northern SportMods because they like the crate engine and manual transmission options. This was the best time for us to make the change.”

Arlington becomes the fifth Minnesota track with Northern SportMods on weekly race programs and the third to do so starting this season. The class will also be new at Murray County Speedway and Redwood Speedway.

A one year phase-in period will allow Midwest Modified drivers to race with the Northern SportMods at Arlington.

“As we’ve done with other divisions at other race tracks in similar situations, cars that competed at Arlington in 2010 will be allowed to compete there in 2011,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “That transition helps reduce drivers’ costs due to differences in the rules.”