- Norman County Raceway -
Thursday, May 8, 2008

It was a good start to the 2008 racing season at Norman County Raceway, Ada Minnesota Thursday night. A crowd of 535 and a field of 70 cars/drivers enjoyed a night of a good racetrack and excellent racing for the start of the season. Shane Sabraski ( 3rd in national Midwest Mods points in 2007 and 4th in national Modified points in 2007) brought his 7A car(s) from Rice, Minnesota for a double feature win along with a heat victory. In the Modified feature, last year NCR points champ Brian Strand of Bemidji led through eight laps. Strand lost control in the first corner to open the door for Sabraski who held the lead over Blake Jetvig and Strand to take the checkered flag. Last years national Midwest Mod point champion Brock Gronwold was also at NCR's season opener to claim a heat victory and finishing fourth in the feature.
In the Purestock feature, Ken Crane of Mahnomen started in the front row after winning his heat. Crane drove the #26 outfront until a yellow caution came with three laps remaining. Crane's car began to overheat, and, after the re-start Crane held off Justin Olson and Chad Geray for one lap before leaving to the pits. Olson and Geray then raced side by side for two laps before Olson finished just ahead of Geray to claim the feature win.

Here's all the race results from the NCR Season Opener:

Mod Four - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Shayne Laske Moorhead, MN
2 16 Josh Abrahamson Moorhead, MN
3 40 Corry VanMil Lake Park, MN
4 15 Cory Ohnstad ,
5 28 Jay Lere Moorhead, MN
6 60 Tyler Hall Fertile, MN
7 2 Jim Erdmann Horace, ND
8 48N Larry Niemi Mahnomen, MN
9 3X John Hintz Ada, MN
10 14 Matthew Ohnstad Harwood, ND


Mod Four - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Josh Abrahamson Moorhead, MN
2 28 Jay Lere Moorhead, MN
3 48N Larry Niemi Mahnomen, MN
4 14 Matthew Ohnstad Harwood, ND
5 3X John Hintz Ada, MN


Mod Four - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Shayne Laske Moorhead, MN
2 40 Corry VanMil Lake Park, MN
3 60 Tyler Hall Fertile, MN
4 2 Jim Erdmann Horace, ND
5 15 Cory Ohnstad ,


Modifieds - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 7A Shane Sabraski Rice, MN
2 2J Blake Jegtvig Hawley, MN
3 71 Brian Strand Bemidji, MN
4 1 Chad Ohnstad Harwood, ND
5 17 Michael Greseth Harwood, ND
6 21M Dev Malmlov Moorhead, MN
7 99G Jason Grimes Valley City, ND
8 96A Alex Engelstad Beltrami, MN
9 6B Blake Borgen Perley, MN
10 Z28 Mark Trautner Mahnomen, MN
11 99 Bob Sagen Arthur, ND
12 19B Jake Bitker Halstad, MN
13 9H Robert Hellubust Kenmare, ND
14 1X Cody Erickson Ulen, MN
15 11 Steven Pfeifer West Fargo, ND


Modifieds - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Brian Strand Bemidji, MN
2 11 Steven Pfeifer West Fargo, ND
3 1 Chad Ohnstad Harwood, ND
4 21M Dev Malmlov Moorhead, MN
5 6B Blake Borgen Perley, MN
6 Z28 Mark Trautner Mahnomen, MN
7 99 Bob Sagen Arthur, ND
8 1X Cody Erickson Ulen, MN


Modifieds - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17 Michael Greseth Harwood, ND
2 2J Blake Jegtvig Hawley, MN
3 7A Shane Sabraski Rice, MN
4 96A Alex Engelstad Beltrami, MN
5 99G Jason Grimes Valley City, ND
6 9H Robert Hellubust Kenmare, ND
7 19B Jake Bitker Halstad, MN


Pure Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 169 Justin Olson Thief River Falls, MN
2 9 Chad Geray Mahnomen, MN
3 31X Tim Shiek Fargo, ND
4 13 William Beckman Mahnomen, MN
5 23 Daniel Beckman Mahnomen, MN
6 21 Marcus Lundon Mahnomen, MN
7 12 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN
8 3X Andy Wagner Ada, MN
9 26 Kenneth Crane Mahnomen, MN
10 12X Aaron Kappes Ada, MN
11 28 Dean Lundon Mahnomen, MN
12 9B David Bolstad Fergus Falls, MN


Pure Stocks - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 31X Tim Shiek Fargo, ND
2 13 William Beckman Mahnomen, MN
3 23 Daniel Beckman Mahnomen, MN
4 12 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN
5 28 Dean Lundon Mahnomen, MN
6 12X Aaron Kappes Ada, MN


Pure Stocks - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 26 Kenneth Crane Mahnomen, MN
2 9 Chad Geray Mahnomen, MN
3 169 Justin Olson Thief River Falls, MN
4 3X Andy Wagner Ada, MN
5 21 Marcus Lundon Mahnomen, MN
6 9B David Bolstad Fergus Falls, MN


Everyone's invited to NCR next Thursday for racing. The track is located on the west side of Ada on State Highway 200. Pitgates open at 4:30, hotlaps start at 6:30 and racing begins at 7pm. All young people through grade twelve in high school will get in free each night in May when they bring non-perishable canned food items to the Norman County Raceway. For additional information, point standings, photo's, news and track information, visit the website: NCRaceway.com. Track information can also be heard on KRJB Radio 106.5fm, KRJM Radio 101.5fm. The NCR FASTTRACK REPORT is on KRJB 106.5fm every Friday morning at 11am. The program features weekly results, driver interviews and track information in addition to welcoming your phone calls to join track announcer Jim Birkemeyer on the radio program.
We look forward to seeing you next Thursday at the Norman County Raceway, "where the big boys come to play".
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