Mike Spieker / Special to The Forum
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.
GLYNDON, Minn.—A season high 72 race teams were checked into Buffalo River Race Park for Sunday night racing at the semi-banked quarter-mile oval. Rob VanMil picked up his third IMCA modified win to remain unbeaten at Buffalo River. The Barnesville, Minn., driver started seventh on the starting grid before moving into the top three by lap six. At the midpoint of the race, VanMil settled into second behind race leader, Michael Greseth.
WEST FARGO—With threatening skies off to the west, it was an accelerated night at Red River Valley Speedway Friday night as the track organizers hustled to beat the weather. Luke Johnson picked up his first win of the season in the IMCA SportMods. The Moorhead driver was charged for a debris caution in the opening laps, which put him to the tail of the 17 car field. Within a matter of laps, Johnson had made his way back up to second, but he had defending track champion, Jesse Skalicky, in his way.