Mike Spieker / Special to The Forum
GLYNDON, Minn.—Michael Johnson recorded his first win of the season Sunday evening at Buffalo River Race Park as he stole the IMCA modified feature win on the final lap. The majority of the race was dominated by Rob VanMil, who already has four feature wins in 2017 at BRRP. VanMil had his hands full with Rich Pavlicek in the closing stages as Pavlicek was hungry for his first win of the season.
WEST FARGO—Red River Valley Speedway's Friday night racing roared back to life after a two-week hiatus Friday night at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The night, which featured the IMCA stock car King Pin Klash special, was cut short due to rain just as the stock cars took to the track for their main event. As a result, double features for the stock cars and IMCA modifieds will highlight a big night of racing next Friday, July 28th. The three divisions that were able to complete their features, displayed compelling racing around the smooth, dry-slick track surface.
WEST FARGO — Wade Nygaard picked up his 261st career sprint car win Sunday, July 16, at Red River Valley Speedway during the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car special.
WEST FARGO—Veteran modified driver Dale Kraling picked up his first win on Red River Valley Speedway's three-eighths mile track Friday night. The Mayville, N.D., driver, who has countless wins on the old half-mile, started sixth on the field before taking second from Tim Thomas on just the second circuit. Last Sunday night's winner at Buffalo River Race Park, Michael Greseth followed Kraling into the third spot with five laps in the books.
GLYNDON, Minn.—Michael Greseth scored his first win of the season Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park. The driver of the No. 17 IMCA Modified led all 20 trips around the semi-banked quarter-mile enroute to the victory. "I needed to get a win again. I've had some bad luck the last three or four weeks," Greseth said. "Starting up front obviously helps, but it means a lot." Greseth had to hold off last week's winner, Tyler Peterson through the midpoint of the race before three-time winner at BRRP, Rob VanMil, threw his hat in the ring.
WEST FARGO—A stout field of 28 IMCA modifieds made up the starting grid for the 25-lap main event Friday night at Red River Valley Speedway. Dave Shipley of Fargo picked up the win, ending Austin Arneson's stranglehold on victory lane. Shipley started ninth on the field before charging into the lead. The driver of the Dakota Cat No. 72 topped fellow Fargo driver, Cale Arneson, who finished second. Michael Greseth, Rob VanMil, and Dale Kraling rounded out the top five.
GLYNDON, Minn.—Two brief showers slowed the show Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park, but a big crowd stuck through a one hour rain delay to watch Tyler Peterson record his first win at the track since 2013. Peterson topped the stout field of IMCA Modifieds to grab his first win in the track's premier division. "It feels nice to get back to victory lane here at one of the closest tracks to home," Peterson said. "I loved racing here back when I ran WISSOTA Midwest Mods. It feels great to get our first Modified win here, too, because it's been a long month for us."
West Fargo During his 21 year career, Donny Schatz has recorded 239 victories on race tracks all over the country. Since the turn of the millennium, Schatz has arguably been the top sprint car driver in the world, amassing eight World of Outlaws championships and nine Knoxville Nationals titles. However, it's the wins that come in his hometown, in front of his family, friends and fans, that mean the most to the Fargo resident.
GLYNDON, Minn.—Two weeks after finishing second to Rob VanMil in one of the closest finishes the speedway has seen, Tyler Hall found victory lane in the IMCA modifieds Sunday night at the Buffalo River Race Park. Len Kniep of Gardner, N.D. got out to the early lead from the third starting position and led the first nine circuits around the semi-banked quarter-mile oval.
WEST FARGO—Austin Arneson picked up his fifth win of the season Friday night at the Red River Valley Speedway. Arneson has now won five of the first six IMCA modified features at the West Fargo dirt track. The only race he hasn't won came on May 25th, where he crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified following the race for his car weighing in too light.