- Norman County Raceway -
Thursday, August 14, 2008

A crowd of 768 was in attendance on "autism awareness night". The crowd participated in a live auction at NCR to bid on rides in the NCR Modified two-seater. Over $1,000 was raised and will be donated to the Evergreen school in Bemidji. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !

It was a fast night of racing with only one caution flag throughout all the heat races. With a 91 car field and 26 of the Modifieds on hand for the Modified special, the drivers drove hard and with a fast track it led for excitement. In the four-cylinder feature, Nick Duncan of Glyndon led the entire race until he caught up with slow traffic and couldn't get around, so, NCR points leader Danield Bolstad of Battle Lake went from third to first and won the feature. In the mod-four feature, everyone had to remain patient with yellow cautions before a lap was completed. Shayne Laske would drive the #30 car from row four to a checkered flag victory. When the 16 car field of MIdwest Mods came out for the feature, it took five yellow caution flags before one lap was completed. Once the drivers settled in, it was a familiar scene-- #71 Dustin Strand took the lead with 13 laps remaining and cruised to another victory. The Purestock feature was also filled with yellow cautions with only 7 of the 14 cars completing the race. Justin Olson took another feature win to continue with his dominance and increasing his points lead at NCR. As the fans were having a great time and waiting for the 26 car Modified field to come out for a 20 lap feature, the drivers certainly did not disappoint the large crowd who was energized for the anticpated show. Blake Jetvig took an early race lead starting in the pole position. With 16 laps remaining, Alex Engelstad raced along side Jetvig and the two veteran drivers continued to exchange leads on all four corners before Engelstad took a lead racing around slower traffic and the 21 year old from Beltrami would not be denied a feature win ! Engelstad raced through and around traffic and the entire field raced all 20 laps with no caution flags. IT WAS A GREAT RACE !!! Here's all the results:

Norman County Raceway
Race Results for 8/14/2008


4 Cylinders - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9 Daniel Bolstad Battle Lake, MN
2 8 Nick Duncan Glyndon, MN
3 77 Spencer Kuehl Glyndon, MN
4 62X Tom Andring Detroit Lakes, MN
5 75 James Cooper Mahnomen, MN
6 96 Troy Kuehl Glyndon, MN
7 126 Joel Larson Fertile, MN
8 34C Michael Griffin Detroit Lakes, MN
9 88JR Frank Veert Emerson, MB
10 C4 Patrick Lundon Waubun, MN
11 111 Daniel Brtek Winger, MN
12 60 Cole Ricard Fertile, MN
13 30-O Duane Opdahl Fertile, MN
14 01 Chris Geray Mahnomen, MN
15 11 Bryce Mueller Mahnomen, MN
16 2 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN
17 12 Darin Smith West Fargo, ND
18 3 Paul Carruth ,
19 23A Allison Christian Fertile, MN
20 13N Wayne Niemi Felton, MN


4 Cylinders - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 96 Troy Kuehl Glyndon, MN
2 111 Daniel Brtek Winger, MN
3 8 Nick Duncan Glyndon, MN
4 9 Daniel Bolstad Battle Lake, MN
5 88JR Frank Veert Emerson, MB
6 C4 Patrick Lundon Waubun, MN
7 2 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN
8 3 Paul Carruth ,
9 23A Allison Christian Fertile, MN
10 11 Bryce Mueller Mahnomen, MN


4 Cylinders - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 62X Tom Andring Detroit Lakes, MN
2 34C Michael Griffin Detroit Lakes, MN
3 77 Spencer Kuehl Glyndon, MN
4 75 James Cooper Mahnomen, MN
5 126 Joel Larson Fertile, MN
6 30-O Duane Opdahl Fertile, MN
7 01 Chris Geray Mahnomen, MN
8 60 Cole Ricard Fertile, MN
9 12 Darin Smith West Fargo, ND
10 13N Wayne Niemi Felton, MN


Midwest Mods - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Dustin Strand Grand Forks, ND
2 15 Ryan Mikkelson Jamestown, ND
3 8S Danny Strem Fertile, MN
4 33 Jeff Nelson Perham, MN
5 77J Charles Jensen Glyndon, MN
6 87A Kylie Abrahamson Merrifield, MN
7 91 Jarrett Carter Lisbon, ND
8 68 Taylor Weight Marion, ND
9 17 Tony Engelstad Fertile, MN
10 33C Christopher Christian Fertile, MN
11 88 Brent Weight LaMoure, ND
12 22B Arvid Broden Gary, MN
13 7 Bryce Borgen Perley, MN
14 Z17 Zachary Naastad Hatton, ND
15 20 Ryan Stall Moorhead, MN
16 105 Terry Blacklance Thief River Falls, MN


Midwest Mods - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Dustin Strand Grand Forks, ND
2 7 Bryce Borgen Perley, MN
3 87A Kylie Abrahamson Merrifield, MN
4 8S Danny Strem Fertile, MN
5 17 Tony Engelstad Fertile, MN
6 33C Christopher Christian Fertile, MN
7 Z17 Zachary Naastad Hatton, ND
8 20 Ryan Stall Moorhead, MN


Midwest Mods - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15 Ryan Mikkelson Jamestown, ND
2 77J Charles Jensen Glyndon, MN
3 33 Jeff Nelson Perham, MN
4 91 Jarrett Carter Lisbon, ND
5 68 Taylor Weight Marion, ND
6 22B Arvid Broden Gary, MN
7 88 Brent Weight LaMoure, ND
8 105 Terry Blacklance Thief River Falls, MN


Mod Four - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Shayne Laske Moorhead, MN
2 16 Josh Abrahamson Moorhead, MN
3 28 Jay Lere Moorhead, MN
4 40 Corry VanMil Lake Park, MN
5 2 Jim Erdmann Horace, ND
6 60 Tyler Hall Fertile, MN
7 62X Tom Andring Detroit Lakes, MN
8 01 Kodey Hegreberg Halstad, MN
9 14 Derek Vesledahl Fertile, MN
10 12 Joey Smeby Erskine, MN
11 48N Larry Niemi Mahnomen, MN
12 3X John Hintz Ada, MN
13 8 James Hanson Dilworth, MN
14 069 Tyler Elser Fargo, ND
15 15 Cory Ohnstad Harwood, ND
16 21X Erik Ostgarden Gary, MN


Mod Four - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Josh Abrahamson Moorhead, MN
2 28 Jay Lere Moorhead, MN
3 40 Corry VanMil Lake Park, MN
4 15 Cory Ohnstad Harwood, ND
5 2 Jim Erdmann Horace, ND
6 12 Joey Smeby Erskine, MN
7 21X Erik Ostgarden Gary, MN
8 48N Larry Niemi Mahnomen, MN


Mod Four - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Shayne Laske Moorhead, MN
2 8 James Hanson Dilworth, MN
3 60 Tyler Hall Fertile, MN
4 62X Tom Andring Detroit Lakes, MN
5 01 Kodey Hegreberg Halstad, MN
6 14 Derek Vesledahl Fertile, MN
7 3X John Hintz Ada, MN
8 069 Tyler Elser Fargo, ND


Modifieds - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 96A Alex Engelstad Beltrami, MN
2 5X Scott Danzeisen Herman, MN
3 2J Blake Jegtvig Hawley, MN
4 7J Rick Jacobson Wilton, MN
5 17 Michael Greseth Harwood, ND
6 15 Corky Thomas Fargo, ND
7 1A Matt Aukland West Fargo, ND
8 45 Bob Broking Grand Rapids, MN
9 6B Blake Borgen Perley, MN
10 8 Tim Jackson Bemidji, MN
11 21M Dev Malmlov Moorhead, MN
12 99G Jason Grimes Jamestown, ND
13 128 Jamie Trautner ,
14 2H Aaron Holtan Newfolden, MN
15 1X Cody Erickson Ulen, MN
16 11C Chris Prussman Brookings, SD
17 1 Jeff Pritchard Carman, MB
18 95 Mark Esala Thief River Falls, MN
19 19B Jake Bitker Halstad, MN
20 21J Jamie Schulz Harwood, ND
21 20K Kenny Geske Thief River Falls, MN
22 7 Dale Kraling Fargo, ND
23 9H Robert Hellubust Kenmare, ND
24 Z28 Mark Trautner Mahnomen, MN
25 71 Brian Strand Bemidji, MN
26 22 Mike Tiani Newfolden, MN


Modifieds - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17 Michael Greseth Harwood, ND
2 21M Dev Malmlov Moorhead, MN
3 15 Corky Thomas Fargo, ND
4 128 Jamie Trautner ,
5 7J Rick Jacobson Wilton, MN
6 1X Cody Erickson Ulen, MN
7 2H Aaron Holtan Newfolden, MN
8 21J Jamie Schulz Harwood, ND
9 6B Blake Borgen Perley, MN


Modifieds - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 7 Dale Kraling Fargo, ND
2 45 Bob Broking Grand Rapids, MN
3 96A Alex Engelstad Beltrami, MN
4 Z28 Mark Trautner Mahnomen, MN
5 71 Brian Strand Bemidji, MN
6 8 Tim Jackson Bemidji, MN
7 95 Mark Esala Thief River Falls, MN
8 19B Jake Bitker Halstad, MN
9 9H Robert Hellubust Kenmare, ND


Modifieds - Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 2J Blake Jegtvig Hawley, MN
2 1A Matt Aukland West Fargo, ND
3 5X Scott Danzeisen Herman, MN
4 11C Chris Prussman Brookings, SD
5 99G Jason Grimes Jamestown, ND
6 1 Jeff Pritchard Carman, MB
7 22 Mike Tiani Newfolden, MN
8 20K Kenny Geske Thief River Falls, MN


Pure Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 169 Justin Olson Thief River Falls, MN
2 31X Tim Shiek Fargo, ND
3 9 Chad Geray Mahnomen, MN
4 3X Andy Wagner Ada, MN
5 21 Marcus Lundon Mahnomen, MN
6 20R John Peterson West Fargo, ND
7 70 Nick Pederson Bejou, MN
8 28 Dean Lundon Mahnomen, MN
9 26 Kenneth Crane Mahnomen, MN
10 13 William Beckman Mahnomen, MN
11 911 Steve Thompson Oakes, ND
12 26G Kevin Gelinske Oakes, ND
13 12X Aaron Kappes Ada, MN
14 12 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN


Pure Stocks - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 26 Kenneth Crane Mahnomen, MN
2 21 Marcus Lundon Mahnomen, MN
3 12X Aaron Kappes Ada, MN
4 169 Justin Olson Thief River Falls, MN
5 13 William Beckman Mahnomen, MN
6 70 Nick Pederson Bejou, MN
7 20R John Peterson West Fargo, ND


Pure Stocks - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28 Dean Lundon Mahnomen, MN
2 9 Chad Geray Mahnomen, MN
3 31X Tim Shiek Fargo, ND
4 3X Andy Wagner Ada, MN
5 12 Scott Beckman Mahnomen, MN
6 26G Kevin Gelinske Oakes, ND
7 911 Steve Thompson Oakes, ND


Join us next Thursday for racing at NCR. There's only two weeks remaining in this years schedule. Bring your family and friends to the Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnesota "where the big boys come to play"!
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