Mike Spieker / Special to The Forum
GLYNDON, Minn.—Buffalo River Race Park closed the books on its 63rd season of auto racing Sunday evening. The track's most prestigious event of the year, the Corn Cob Nationals, brought in a season high 119 race teams and a packed house full of race fans for the final night of action.
GLYNDON, Minn.—While the local points season has wrapped up, IMCA sportmod driver Jesse Skalicky is still chasing points on the national level. Skalicky currently sits fourth in the IMCA sportmod national point standings with two weeks left in the season. Skalicky helped his cause with another win on Saturday at Buffalo River Race Park. Jacob Jordan had a solid lead over Wetterlin in the early going. However, significant contact with a lapped car severely damaged his machine. That handed the lead over to Aaron Wetterlin with Skalicky in tow.
GLYNDON, Minn.—Buffalo River Race Park's 63rd consecutive season of weekly auto racing will come to a close this weekend with the annual running of the Corn Cob Nationals. The event will host eight different divisions this year. Racing kicks off Saturday and continues on Sunday, starting at 6 p.m. each night. The unique name of the event derives from the free corn-on-the-cob feed fans enjoy during the two days of racing. Track organizers will go through about 5,000 to 6,000 ears of corn.
GLYNDON, Minn. ——Buffalo River Race Park wrapped up its 68th regular season Sunday night with Michael Greseth of Harwood, N.D., picking up his third consecutive IMCA modified feature win in dominating fashion, while Tyler Hall claimed his first modified track championship. "This is just one of those race tracks I grew up on and I just love racing here," Greseth said. "We took the whole car apart and found some stuff wrong with it. The car has definitely woken up at the end of the year here."
GLYNDON, Minn.—Michael Greseth recorded his second consecutive IMCA modified feature win at Buffalo River Race Park Sunday. The Harwood, N.D., driver started on the pole of the 20-lap feature event after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Greseth got the jump on outside front row starter, Karmith Christenson, to lead the opening lap. Sixth place starter, Bryce Borgen, was on the move in the early going. Borgen quickly moved into the second spot and challenged Greseth for the lead.
WEST FARGO—Friday night's season championship at the Red River Valley Speedway was washed out due to rain, bringing an end to the regular season. As a result, Dave Shipley of Fargo was crowned the 2017 IMCA modified track champion. Shipley, from Argusville, N.D., took the title by 18 points over Tyler Peterson of Hickson, N.D. Rob VanMil (Barnesville, Minn.), Rich Pavlicek (Casselton, N.D.) and Michael Greseth (Harwood, N.D.) rounded out the top five in points.
WEST FARGO—Just four days after racing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Red River Valley Speedway, Donny Schatz was back at it Wednesday night behind the wheel of his No. 15 NLRA late model. After finishing fifth with the Outlaws on Saturday, Schatz was hungry for a win at his hometrack. And he got it. The Fargo driver started on the outside of the front row for the feature after winning his heat race earlier in the night, but fell back into the second spot on the opening lap.
GLYNDON, Minn.—A season high 29 IMCA modifieds were checked in to Buffalo River Race Park as they closed out the four-night Sanders Modified Challenge Tour. The tour, which travelled to area tracks, including Norman County Raceway in Ada and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., brought in a lot of the upper Midwest's top talent in the modified division. However, it was local driver Michael Greseth of Harwood, N.D. who took the win.
WEST FARGO—Jason Johnson of Eunice, La., claimed Saturday night's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature win at Red River Valley Speedway. Johnson started outside of the front row and grabbed the lead on the opening lap over pole sitter Kraig Kinser.
GRAND FORKS—Donny Schatz had a night for the record books Friday at River Cities Speedway. The West Fargo driver picked up wins in both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main event, as well as the NLRA late model feature. "What a fun night," said Schatz in victory lane. "I couldn't feel my car out very well in the sprint car feature. I think I might have been kind of played out after that late model race. Normally running that many laps isn't too draining, but tonight it was."