Buffalo River Race Park revs into gear Sunday
GLYNDON, Minn. - For most in the area, it wouldn't be summer without the sounds of racing at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon. The track is six decades old.
GLYNDON, Minn. – For most in the area, it wouldn’t be summer without the sounds of racing at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon. The track is six decades old.
Another racing season begins at the BRRP today at 6 p.m.
“It should be awesome,” BRRP owner Kevin Nathe said. “There’s a lot of excitement in town.”
Nathe is excited for the idea of more sounds of racing this season.
“Our car count is going to be humongous this year,” Nathe said. “We switched sanctioning bodies last year. We went with (International Motor Contest Association) with our modified and our sports mods. There’s going to be high 20s to low 30s in the modifieds and mid-20s to possibly 30s in the sports mod, so it’s going to be some of the biggest car counts around.”
Last year, Nathe compared the change to IMCA for the park to North Dakota State athletics going from Division II to Division I.
Nathe said he was lucky to get 12 cars in the modified class. This year, he’s looking to double that.
“More cars is always a better show,” Nathe said. “There’ll be more races to watch. The qualifying races are full races. The way the IMCA does their lineups the fastest guys always have to start toward the back, so as a spectator the entertainment value is way better because your fast guys have to come through the field.”
Even Mother Nature is ready for racing season. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s today with no rain in the forecast.
“We’re open a week early because of the way the winter and this spring went,” Nathe said. “Usually we’re still trying to melt the snow from snocross right now. Now, that’s gone and the track is ready. It’s so nice not having to worry about Mother Nature.”