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Dustin Strand Pulls the Hat Trick North of the Border

October 6th, 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota -Dustin Strand visited Victory Lane on three occasions during the annual Prairie Classic at Red River Co-op Speedway. He picked up a single win in his RH Rebel Storage #71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating/ Longhorn Late Model, while also piloting a brand-new Millenium B-Mod to a pair of victories.

“We had a really great weekend overall,” remarked Strand. “It was really exciting to win the two Midwest Mod features because those victories came in our newest designed, Millenium SRT Chassis that we just built for Scott Bintz. That thing was stout all weekend and it gives us a lot of excitement on what the future holds for that design.”

Competing in the two-day Prairie Classic, Dustin Strand headed to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Friday night, where he piloted both Scott Bintz’ brand-new #1s Midwest Modified and his familiar #71 Late Model. In a field of 17 Late Models, Dustin moved up six spots in his heat landing a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss. Starting in the 8th position for the main event, Strand charged to his 22nd victory of the season over Brad Seng, Bill Mooney, Shane Edginton, and Steffen Snare.

During the same night in a field of 32 Midwest Modifieds, Strand stormed to a heat race win from the 6th-starting position. Rolling off 2nd for the A-Main, Dustin reeled in his second victory of the night, topping Jamie Davis, Grant Hall, Paul Veert, and Christopher Leek.

Returning on Saturday, Strand started the night with a heat race win in the Late Model division, which positioned him on the pole for the feature. Losing one position in the finale, Dustin landed a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, and Rick Fawcett completing the Top 5.

Starting in the 6th spot in his Modified heat on Saturday evening, Dustin
captured a heat race win, securing his spot into the main event. For the second-straight night Strand wired the Midwest Modified field to capture his third win of the weekend and 24th overall on the season with Jamie Davis, Grant Hall, Paul Veert, and Hunter Hougard trailing him across the finish line.

For full results from the weekend, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca .

Dustin will be idle this weekend before returning to Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on October 14-15 to compete in the rescheduled Stock Car Stampede. For more information on the event, please visit www.JamestownSpeedway.com .

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at www.StrandRacing.com .

Dustin Strand Rides to Red River Co-Op Cash; Prairie Classic Next

September 29th, 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota- Mother Nature pushed Dustin Strand in a different direction than originally planned on Saturday night. Strand made the most of the situation by powering his RH Rebel Storage #71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating/ Longhorn Late Model to his 21st victory of the season.

“We started the weekend with plans to run the Stampede at Jamestown Speedway, but rain got us on Friday so we headed north of the border to Red River Co-op Speedway,” said Strand. “We had a great car and a good race with Weiss and was luckily able to pick up another win.”

Piloting his Schill Construction #71 Super Late Model, Dustin Strand invaded Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Saturday night for the WISSOTA sanctioned program. Starting on the pole of his heat, Strand cruised to the heat race victory, which positioned him starting 8th on the grid for the feature. Following a mid-race caution, Dustin took the top spot from pole-sitter Ricky Weiss on lap 13 en route to his 21st victory of the season. Weiss, Mike Martin, Billy Mooney, and Kevin Sexton completed the Top 5 finishers.

Full results from this event are available atwww.RedRiverCoOpSpeedway.ca.

This weekend, September 30 – October 1 Strand Racing will return to Red River Co-op Speedway to compete in the Prairie Classic in his #71 Forks Mobile Wash Late Model. For more information on the event, please visitwww.RedRiverCoOpSpeedway.ca .

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including RealTruck.com, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Forks Mobile Wash, Schill Construction, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, R-n-R Stix, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home atwww.StrandRacing.com .

Ricky Weiss Goes Two-For-Three in Weekend Action

September 2nd, 2015

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss claimed two wins over the weekend in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Bloomquist Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engine Late Model and fell mere inches short of a third triumph.

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss headed to Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for a Weekly Racing Series Event. With twelve entries registered for action in the WISSOTA-sanctioned event, Weiss charged from his 6th place starting spot in his heat to capture the victory. Coming from 4th in the feature, Ricky scored his 20th victory of the season with Bill Mooney, Mike Balcaen, Kevin Sexton, and Walt Morris completing the top five.

The next night brought Ricky to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) to do battle against a field of fifteen Super Late Models. Improving three spots in his heat, Weiss scored a runner-up finish transferring him into the feature. Coming from 7th, Ricky bagged his 21st victory of the season with Cody Skytland, Cole Scholl, Chad Williamson, and Dusty Peterson trailing him to the finish line.

The weekend drew to a close with a Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) event at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday evening. Ricky led the feature from the drop of the green flag, but lap traffic on the final lap caused Weiss to slow enough to allow Dustin Strand to slip past for the lead and ultimately the win. Ricky finished 2nd with Brad Seng, Bill Mooney, and Dusty Peterson completing the top five.

“We were so close to winning all three, but lap traffic threw us a curveball at Devil’s Lake,” commented Weiss. “Overall though I can’t be too disappointed because it was a fantastic weekend for our team.”

For more results from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoOpSpeedway.com , www.I94Speedways.com and www.NLRA.org .

The upcoming weekend, September 4th-6th, will take Weiss into battle in four events. The weekend begins on Thursday evening at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Friday evening will take the team to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota). On Saturday and Sunday evening Ricky will competed in a double header with the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota). For more information on the events, please visit www.RedRiverCoOpSpeedway.com , www.i94Speedways.com and www.NLRA.org .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, All Rig Towing, Hands On Excavating Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewaitn Truck Service, J&C Trucking, Cousins Farms, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, New Vision Graphics, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

Ricky Weiss Back in Red River Co-Op Victory Lane Again

August 20th, 2015

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – On Thursday evening Ricky Weiss again topped the action at Red River Co-Op Speedway in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Bloomquist Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engine Late Model.

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss headed to Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for a Weekly Racing Series Event. Starting in the 7th position for his heat race, Weiss charged to the front setting him up for the feature event. Bringing home his 19th victory of the season, Ricky cruised to the A-Main win, which came over Kevin Sexton, Mike Balcaen, Mike Martin, and Walt Morris.

The following night brought Ricky to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he powered his Turk Enterprises #7 Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Super Late Model into competition. Earning a heat race victory, Weiss transferred into the feature in the 8th starting position. Battling for the lead, Ricky Weiss advanced six spots scoring a 2nd place outing behind race winner, Dustin Strand.

For more results from these events, please visit www.Wissota.org and www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com .

The upcoming weekend, August 20th-22nd, will take Weiss into battle in a trio of events. The weekend begins on Thursday evening at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Friday evening will take the team to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). On Saturday evening Ricky will head to Devil’s Lake Speedway for a Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) event. For more information on the events, please visit www.RedRiverCoOpSpeedway.com , www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.DLSpeedway.com .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, All Rig Towing, Hands On Excavating Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewaitn Truck Service, J&C Trucking, Cousins Farms, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, New Vision Graphics, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

Ricky Weiss Tames Two More Wins; Tripleheader Up Next

July 9th, 2015

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada -Ricky Weiss powered his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Bloomquist Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engine Late Model to a pair of victories over the weekend

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss traveled to Red River Co-Op Speedway(Winnipeg, Manitoba) to take part in another Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) Event. With a car count of 17 Super Late Models, Ricky added another victory to his red-hot win streak. Following a heat race win, Weiss held off Dustin Strand, Mike Balcaen, Brad Seng, and Cole Schill to score the victory and the $1,100 paycheck.

On Friday night Ricky Weiss made the trip to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) looking to capture his fifth victory in a row in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Late Model. Ricky scored a heat race win setting him up for the feature event. After the invert, the 9th starting Weiss charged to the victory, which marked his thirteenth of the season, ousting Eric Breeschoten, Brady Johanneck, Cody Skytland, and Shawn Meyer.

For more results from these events, please visit www.NLRA.org and www.I94Speedways.com .

A trio of events are scheduled for Weiss this weekend, July 9th-11th. Action opens on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) with a Weekly Racing Series Event. Friday evening will see Ricky resuming his pursuit of the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series title with a trip to Amsoil Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) for a $2,000-to-win event. On Saturday night the action with the tour shifts to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for another $2,000-to-win affair. Weiss currently leads the series standings and overall WISSOTA Late Model standings. For more information on the events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.com and www.WISSOTA.org .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Hands On Excavating Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewaitn Truck Service, J&C Trucking, Cousins Farms, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, New Vision Graphics, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

Ricky Weiss Increases ’14 Win Total to Eighteen

September 28th, 2014

Headingly, Manitoba, CA – Ricky Weiss continued to show his dominance on Friday night at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada), winning the opening round of the doubleheader championship weekend in his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Ricky raced to a second place finish in heat race action to lock into the eighth starting position on the feature grid. Despite starting deep in the pack in the main event Weiss drove his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist Super Late Model through the field to his eighteenth victory of the season over Mike Balcaen, Kevin Sexton, Coard Allard, and Tom Balcaen.

Rain moved into the area on Saturday, forcing officials to postpone the evening’s events to Thursday, September 25th.

“Our car was once again on a rail on Friday night, and I can’t thank our team again for the awesome hot rod that they give me every time that I hit the track,” said Weiss. “We’ll head back this Thursday for the make-up event and will look to sweep the event.”

Further information is available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca .

Ricky will return to Red River Co-Op Speedway to complete the event on Thursday night and right now that’s the only event that he has scheduled for the weekend. Stay tuned to www.WeissRacing7.com for the latest schedule information.

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 MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

Ricky Weiss Takes Two Labor Day Weekend Wins

September 3rd, 2014

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss enjoyed a great Labor Day weekend of racing in his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model as he bagged two more wins to push his 2014 win tally to sixteen.

Ricky Weiss competed in the inaugural CanAm Late Model Challenge on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada). Weiss finished second behind Steve Anderson in WISSOTA Late Model Heat #1, earning him the eighth starting position for the finale. In the feature, Weiss progressively worked his way forward, finding himself in the top five with ten laps remaining. Following a caution the field got set for a single file restart with Cole Schill leading the pack. Schill held the top spot for one lap until Weiss blasted by on the high-side exiting turn two. Kevin Sexton followed Weiss around the top side to move into second. As the laps wore down, Sexton stayed close, but it wasn’t enough to bid for the lead. Weiss took the checkered flag ahead of Sexton, Brad Seng, Cole Schill, and Steve Anderson. Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca.

Friday night took the team to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for a WISSOTA Late Model Weekly Racing Series program. A third place finish in his heat race earned Ricky the sixth starting spot on the feature grid. When the race went green, Weiss slowed with a flat tire in turn one just as the first lap was scored. He was able to rejoin the tail of the field, and recovered to a second place finish behind race winner, Cody Skytland. Brady Johanneck, Cole Schill, and Eric Breeschoten rounded out the top five finishers. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com .

Ricky entered the opening round of a doubleheader at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) on Saturday night. The $1,600-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA), drew a field of twenty-seven competitors to the oval. Weiss charged from seventh to win his preliminary heat race, locking him into the second starting spot for the main event. Weiss and fellow front-row starter, Jeff Wildung, waged a fierce battle for the top spot early in the race until Wildung suffered mechanical issues while running second on lap seventeen. From there, Weiss avoided any serious challenges for the lead, cruising to his second victory of the weekend over Eric Breeschoten, Zach Johnson, Rick Schroeder, and Don Shaw.

The weekend came to a close on Saturday night with Round #2 of the Labor Day weekend special at Viking Speedway. Another $1,600 top prize was posted for competitors, which saw twenty-one entries return for battle. Weiss finished second in his heat race after starting fifth, positioning him starting sixth in the finale. In the feature Ricky advanced from his third-row starting spot to finish second behind race winner, Jeff Wildung. Zach Johnson, Mike Balcaen, and Brad Parson rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the events are available at www.VikingSpeedway.net .

“Right now this team is just performing at an amazing level, and I honestly can’t wait until the next race,” commented Weiss.

The next race for the team will come this weekend, September 4th-6th, with the 8th Annual John Seitz Memorial at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). Thursday evening will see the “Prelude to the Johnny” contested, which will b sanctioned by the NLRA Late Model Series. On Friday and Saturday the $9,200-to-win, John Seitz Memorial is scheduled. For more information on the weekend, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com .

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 MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com.

Ricky Weiss Takes Two Weekend Wins; Triple Header Weekend on Tap

June 20th, 2014

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss enjoyed another great weekend in his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model, which saw him push his 2014 win tally to five.

Ricky Weiss returned to Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) on Thursday evening and parked his entry in victory lane for the second straight week. A modest eleven entries registered for the Weekly Racing Series program at the 4/10 mile oval. Ricky started his outing by charging from fifth to finish second in heat race action, locking him into the sixth starting spot for the finale. In the main event Weiss took control from Mike Balcaen on lap three. With laps winding down, Weiss began to show smoke out the back of his entry. He slowed up a little, allowing second running Balcaen to close the gap. The duo battled hard in the three remaining laps, swapping the lead multiple times. In the end despite his mechanical issues, Weiss was able to hold off the veteran and win his second straight feature at the oval. Steffen Snare, Mike Martin, and Shane Edginton rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca .

Friday night saw action shifting to a I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for a WISSOTA Weekly Racing Series program, and once again Weiss did not disappoint. With fourteen competitors registered for battle, Ricky finished third in his heat race to earn the pole position for the main event. In the feature he went on to claim the dominating victory over Don Shaw, Tom Thompson, Eric Breeschoten, and Kevin Robertson. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com .

The upcoming weekend, June 19th-21st, holds a tri-fecta of action for the Canadian pilot. He will once again open his weekend on Thursday night at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) with a Weekly Racing Series Event. Friday night will take the team to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for an NLRA Late Model Series Event. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday evening at Hibbing Raceway (Hibbing, Minnesota), where another NLRA Late Model Series event will be contested. For more information on the events please visit www.victorylane.mb.ca/, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.HibbingRaceway.com .

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 MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

NOSA Sprints Set to Return to Winnipeg in 2013

May 22nd, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB- Following a 5 year absence, the NOSA Sprint Cars will be returning to Winnipeg’s Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday, June 13.

The last NOSA-sanctioned Manitoba appearance by the group based out of Grand Forks, North Dakota was the 4th annual NAPA Auto Parts Mid-Canada Sprint Car Challenge on Thursday, July 10, 2008. The race was won by Grand Forks native Mark Dobmeier who unseated the perennial winner of the event, Winnipeg’s Lou Kennedy Jr. NOSA was booked for a show in Winnipeg in 2010, however a rainout cancelled the event and no followup date was announced.

In 2011 and 2012, Red River Co-op Speedway hosted the AllStar Circuit of Champions tour. These dates were met with limited success, producing similar car counts as a regional show on race night.

June 13 once again promises to showcase the very best in regional Open Wheel racing and as usual will provide exciting, unpredictable dirt-slinging action that only Sprint Car racing can provide.

The NOSA Sprints can be seen at their home track of River Cities Speedway in Grand
Forks, North Dakota every Friday night.

For more information about NOSA, go to their website at www.nosasprints.com or check them out socially on Facebook at Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Twitter @NOSAsprints

Gravel continues hot streak with UNOH All Star victory

July 29th, 2012

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA- David Gravel is getting hot at just the right time. The Watertown, Connecticut driver scored his second career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Thursday at the Red River Co-Op Speedway.

Gravel benefited from cautions that fell at just the right time to keep him out of heavy lapped traffic. He led all 30 laps to continue his impressive runs as of late. Earlier last week he had back-to-back runner-up finishes with the UNOH All Stars.

“The monkey is finally off my back. It’s been awhile since we won…late last year against the Outlaws,” said Gravel beside his P&M Transportation, Musco Fuels, Model Crafted backed #89G. “I got through traffic well…when they came to me it was in the right spot on the track to get by.”

Former UNOH All Star rookie of the year Cap Henry, from Bellevue, Ohio, also continued his strong runs, as he would come home second after finishing third two nights earlier. The runner-up finish moves Henry into the lead of the $10,000-to-win Great Plains points and into fourth in the UNOH All Stars’ national points.

“The cautions fell perfect for David…he ran a great race. I got to him once when two lapped cars were racing, but the rest of the time he would have just one lapped car and it was easy for him to get by. But, A.J. (Havens), Andrew (Barman) and everyone has been working hard and it’s good to reward them with another top three,” said Henry beside his FK Rod Ends, GME Nields Steering, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters backed machine.

Three time and defending UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer would run third the entire race. He too is getting hot when it counts, having scored two UNOH All Star wins, a pair of second place finishes, a third and a seventh in the last six races.

“That red flag didn’t help us. There was too much loose crap up top in three and four so everyone had to run the bottom and everyone ran the top of one and two. We will take another top three and go on from here,” said Shaffer beside his Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook Motorsports, Kistler Engines, VRP Shocks backed #83.

Gravel and Henry would bring the field to the green of the 30-lap feature. Gravel would fly into the lead with Gravel, fourth-starter Shaffer, fifth starter Blaney and third starter Lou Kennedy in tow. Roger Darge would flip violently off turn two on lap 11, necessitating a lengthy open red while repairs were made to the fencing. A lap later, Cory Mack would also take a nasty flip down the back stretch.

When the green reappeared, the top five would stay Gravel, Henry, Shaffer, Blaney and Kennedy. With nine laps remaining, eighth place running Paul McMahan would stop on the front stretch with mechanical problems, ending his run.

When the green came back out, the race would not see another stoppage. On the restart, Mark Dobmeier would get around Kennedy for fifth. When the checkered flew, it was Gravel, Henry, Shaffer, Blaney, Dobmieier, Kennedy, Casey Mack, Lee Grosz, Thomas Kennedy and Austin Pierce completing the top 10.

Red Cedar Speedway Rain Shortened; Gene Johnson Super Stock Special Next

July 15th, 2012

Menomonie WI, -Over one hundred race cars signed in to race Friday night at the Red Cedar Speedway but as Kid’s Night activities were wrapping up on the front straightaway, the dark clouds were banking up in the western skies and moving quickly to the east.

Two Pure Stock heats were completed with Jeremy Dahl and Krysta Swearingen being the winners. However, as the Midwest Modifieds were in the process of taking the green flag for their first heat race, the rains cut loose with a fury and hat ended all possibilities of racing continuing.

Next Friday, July 20th will showcase the Gene Johnson Memorial Race which will feature a Super Stock special. Sponsored by Re/Max Realtor Shelley Watkins, the main event for the Super Stocks will pay at least $1,000 to the winner. Other extra
awards including a long haul award of over $200 will be offered as the extra cash from sponsors continues to build as race day approaches. Drivers will also qualify for additional prizes to be announced on race day.

There will also be grandstand door prizes for the fans and regular admission prices will be charged. Rain checks from the July 13th race will be honored on this night and the draw/redraw format will be used for qualifying.

All classes that race on the normal Friday program will also be in action which includes WISSOTA sanctioned Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks along with the Red Cedar Pure Stocks.

Race time will be 7 p.m. The track phone number is 715-235-6318 and the speedway website at www.redcedarracing.com will also provide updated information.

Intense Battle of the Champions in 2012

April 24th, 2012

WENNIPEG, MB — If you expect a typical season of racing with the Northern Lightning Sprint Association, you’d better think again.

2012 is set up for a “Battle of the Champions” that should leave every fan wanting more after each race.

In one corner, returning 2-time NLSA Champion Roland Bernard. In 2009 and 2010, Bernard was the man to beat. In those years, he was an unstoppable force on the track and successfully overcame all challenges that were thrown at him. He abdicated the NLSA title in 2011 to settle down with his wife Janell.

In the other corner, a surging Tyson Hiebert accomplished the difficult feat of capturing the very first NLSA Triple Crown in 2011 with Championship runs at Winnipeg’s Red River Co-op Speedway, Morden’s ALH Motor Speedway and the NLSA’s Aggregate Points Championship.

What makes this season intriguing are 2 questions that are begging to be asked;

Will Roland Bernard return as the intense racer, hungry to immediately reclaim his place as the Elite NLSA competitor we have always known him to be?

How will Tyson Hiebert respond to Bernard’s return to action following a stellar 2011 season in which he did not face the former Champion?

The green flag drops in a month’s time for the Northern Lightning Sprint Association and Open Wheel racing in Manitoba is about to heat up this Summer to a new record high.

About the Northern Lightning Sprint Association: Created in September of 2008, the Northern Lightning Sprint Association is a rapidly growing organization committed to the creation and maintenance of safe, fast, fun, and affordable open wheel racing. Many of the organization’s members are dedicated to helping charities such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care of Manitoba. More information can be found at http://www.nlsprints.com

Shaffer gets All Star win #40 at Red River Co-Op

July 31st, 2011

WINNIPEG, MB –Tim Shaffer’s hot streak continued Thursday as the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver led all 30 laps to score his
40th career All Star Circuit of Champions feature win at Red River Co-Op Speedway. Shaffer won two World of Outlaw shows within a five-day span last week, took a weekend off to prepare for the All Star?s Thunder Through the Plains and has come out strong.

Shaffer, a two-time and defending All Star champion has won five All Star events in 2011. His 40 career series? victories moves him into a tie for 10th with Jeff Shepard on the All Star?s all-time win list, just one behind Bobby Allen, two behind Kelly Kinser, three behind Kevin Huntley and four behind Dave Blaney. The victory also puts Shaffer atop the All Stars’ Western Region points and the $10,000 championship prize and moves him closer to national point leader Dale Blaney.

While ‘The Steel City Outlaw’ led all 30 laps in his Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned, Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/VRP Shocks #83, it was not an easy victory, as three-time All Star champion Dale Blaney pressured the entire distance. Blaney, from Hartford, Ohio, could not take advantage of a few restart opportunities and had settle for second aboard his Ti22 Performance/George Fisher Racing #2.

The charge of the night was once again recorded by two-time All Star champion Greg Wilson. The Benton Ridge, Ohio driver has made passing cars an art form this year, often times blasting from the back and mid-pack to the front. On Thursday, Wilson drove his Veryl Warnimont owned, All Star Plumbing and Heating/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics sponsored #w20 from
eighth to third and was closing on Blaney and Shaffer at the end.

With Shaffer and Blaney out front at the drop of the green, Casey Mack and Tyler Walker battled for third with 2010 All Star Rookie of the Year Cap Henry and Lou Kennedy in tow. Mack would secure the third spot on lap three with Wilson storming from eighth to sixth and would then take fifth from Henry a lap later. Wilson and Walker would then battle for fourth over the next three laps before Wilson would earn the position on lap 7.

At the half-way point the running order was Shaffer, Blaney, Mack, Wilson, Walker, Henry, Lou Kennedy, David Gravel, Mark Dobmeier and Thomas Kennedy. Gravel was now the car on the move, as he slipped from his eighth place starting spot back to 11th on the opening lap, but regained his composure and steadily worked his way to the front. With 10 laps to go, Gravel had moved into 7th and was pressuring Lou Kennedy for sixth. But, Gravel would slip up on lap 23 allowing Henry and Dobmeier to slip by.

Wilson would finally get around Mack for third with three laps to go, but ran out of time to catch Shaffer and Blaney. Mack, Walker, Lou Kennedy, Henry, Dobmeier, Gravel and Corey Mack would round out the top 10.

Team 27 Racing displays support to Harvest for Kids

April 7th, 2010

WINKLER, MB – In August of 2006, a unique event took place in Winkler, Manitoba. More than 100 combines harvested 180 acres simultaneously in just over 10 minutes. The event was called Harvest for Kids. In 2010, the combines are making a return with an even bigger challenge, to have 210 combines harvesting 240 acres in less than 8 minutes.

 

The true goal of Harvest for Kids is to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Camps International, a non-denominational organization that seeks to give kids in third world countries the opportunity to experience camp and to hear the message of the Gospel.

 

In an effort to help support and promote this year’s Harvest for Kids event, Chris Unrau’s #27 Lightning Sprint will be carrying the Harvest for Kids logo and event information for the first half of the Northern Lightning Sprint Association racing schedule at Red River Co-op Speedway. Unrau’s car will also be displayed at numerous events in Southern Manitoba to help promote the Harvest for Kids program while representing the NLSA.

 

“We are excited to be a part of this effort to help send kids to camp in countries where these opportunities are rare, if they exist at all”, said Unrau. “We would like to encourage all of our fans to attend the Harvest for Kids event on August 7, and to give generously to help send kids to camp.”

 

Harvest for Kids will take place at Winkler, Manitoba on August 7, 2010. For more information, please go to the Harvest for Kids website at http://harvestforkids.com

About the Northern Lightning Sprint Association:

Created in September of 2008, the Northern Lightning Sprint Association is a rapidly growing organization committed to the creation and maintenance of safe, fast, fun, and affordable open wheel racing. Many of the organization’s members are dedicated to helping charities such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care of Manitoba. More information can be found at http://www.nlsprints.com

Wade Wows Them In Winnipeg

July 5th, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB-North Dakota racer Wade Nygaard made history at Winnipeg,Manitoba’s Red River Co-op Speedway by winning the first American Sprint Car Series feature race at the 4/10ths mile dirt track oval. In what can only be described as the wildest and most awkward finish ever witnessed, the 9N of Nygaard went high on the final turn to edge out the 4J of Lee Grosz, who’s sprint car bobbled in the turn and finished in second place, sliding backwards over the finish line. Fortunately for Grosz, no damage came to car or driver. Rounding up the top 5 was Wade Nygaard, Lee Grosz, Lou Kennedy Jr, Sean Moran and Dennis MacEachern.

On this night, the hard luck award had to go out to Leduc, Alberta’s Casey Adams. His #12 sprint car flipped violently into a catch fence on the backstretch during hot laps. Crews and team mates worked feverishly to get the car back together in time for Adam’s heat race only to see the same fate befall the #12. Fortunately, the driver was not seriously injured in either incident. At the start of the feature race, the hardcharger of the night was Grand Forks, North Dakota champion Mark Dobmeier, who drove the Layton-owned K9. Dobmeier started in 9th position and quickly moved up to 5th before his night ended as the K9 slowed down to a stop on lap 6 of the 30 lap feature.

Another large crowd of Sprint Car fans were on hand to witness an exciting night of open wheel racing at Red River Co-op Speedway. When the night’s racing was done, the pits were loaded with many eager fans, young and old alike, visiting with
the drivers and getting autographs.

Prairie Dirt Classic Update

June 25th, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB –When the green flag flies at Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday, July 2nd, one of the sprint car teams will be missing. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the #39 sprint car of Richard and Lana Samure has withdrawn from the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. As a result, featured racer Travis Rutz of Langley, BC is unable to participate in the scheduled ASCS CanWest races on Thursday, July 2nd in Winnipeg, Manitoba and on Saturday, July 4th in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Prairie Dirt would like to thank the Rutz family for their support, especially to Travis for his comments used for the promotional write ups of the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. We wish him continued success in his racing and hopefully he will have the opportunity to be a part of Sprint Car racing on the Canadian prairies at a future event.

The Prairie Dirt Classic weekend is an ASCS CanWest points race series featuring the Sunshine Toyota ASCS CanWest Sprint Car Special at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Prairie Dirt Classic in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Information, news and updates regarding Prairie Dirt Classic weekend can be found at http://dirtfromthestands.blogspot.com/

Red River Coop Speedway
http://www.redrivercoopspeedway.ca
Speedy Creek Raceway
http://www.scra.ca/
ASCS CanWest
http://ascscanwest.com/

Greg Cybulski,

Sunshine Toyota ASCS Sprint Car Special Heats Up

June 7th, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – One month remains until the most anticipated open wheel race weekend of the summer descends upon the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Prairie Dirt Classic weekend fever is heating up as news of additional sprint car teams adding their names to the growing list of participants for both Winnipeg and Swift Current reaches new heights.

The biggest news to hit the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend is the return of Travis Rutz to western Canada’s open wheel racing scene. The native of Langley, B.C. will be driving the #39 sprinter of Richard and Lana Samure in Winnipeg and Swift Current before heading to Edmonton to compete at Castrol Raceway’s 2009 Gold Cup. In 2007, Rutz won the inaugural Prairie Dirt Classic in Swift Current, the Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway and the Alberta Sprint Tour points championship. Travis is a regular competitor at Skagit Speedway with 410 and 360 wins under his belt, including the prestigious Skagit Speedway 360 Nationals in 2006 and 2008.

From the Upper Midwest, North Dakota’s Dave Glennon is no stranger to racing north of the border. Dave participated in NOSA-sanctioned races at Southeast Saskatchewan’s Estevan Motor Speedway in 2004 and 2005. Now in 2009, the pilot of the #5 ASCS sprint car is coming up to take a shot at the $2000-to-win prize money. “I’m really looking forward to making the
trip to Winnipeg for one of the biggest 360 races in our area. I appreciate the work everyone has done to put together an excellent purse.”

Making his Canadian debut, 2-time ASCS Northern Plains champion, Lee Grosz of Harwood, North Dakota shared his excitement about racing in Winnipeg and running with the newly formed ASCS CanWest series. “I’m looking forward to going up to Canada and racing. It’s always fun going to new places and new tracks. I think this is going to be a good deal they are starting up there.”

ASCS 360 sprint teams from three states and four Canadian provinces have been confirmed for the Sunshine Toyota ASCS Sprint Car Special on Thursday, July 2nd at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg. Racers from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota as well as the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will treat Manitoba’s dirt track fans to their first American Sprint Car Series race. The race weekend features teams from two ASCS territories, the Alberta-based ASCS CanWest series and the ASCS Northern Plains of the Upper Midwest.

Information, news and updates regarding Prairie Dirt Classic weekend can be found at http://dirtfromthestands.blogspot.com/

Red River Coop Speedway
http://www.redrivercoopspeedway.ca
ASCS CanWest
http://ascscanwest.com/
ASCS Northern Plains
http://www.ascsracing.com/default.asp?region=8

Greg Cybulski,