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RaceChaser-Area Track Champions for 2021

The weekly racing is done in the RaceChaser area, and several drivers captured the first track championships of their careers. Several drivers won more than one title.

A few notes on that:

Aaron Blacklance of Thief River Falls won three track titles — the Wissota Midwest Modified championship at Norman County Raceway. He also won midwest modified and street stock titles at Greenbush Race Park.

Ryan Braseth of Ulen, pictured above, won three track titles — at Sheyenne, Norman County Raceway and Jamestown Speedway. Braseth has 11 wins this season.

Todd Gettel of Mahnomen and Will Miller of Sacred Heart ended up tied in the IMCA Hobby Stocks at Norman County Raceway. But according to IMCA points rules, the tiebreaker is feature wins — and Gettel had one at NCR and Miller none. Miller did win two features at Buffalo River Speedway, the first of his career.

Austin Pierce of Grand Forks repeated as NOSA Sprint champion at River Cities Speedway and won seven features in a row to end the season.

Scott Jacobson of Fargo and Ryan Satter of Dent each won two track titles this year.

Congrats to Dylan Steele for winning the Bomber championship at Jamestown Speedway and to Kyle Anderson of Jamestown for winning the Wissota Street Stock title.

Jonny Carter of Lisbon has won seven straight Wissota Street Stock championships at Sheyenne Speedway.

Lucas Rodin of Marion won the Wissota Midwest Modified title at Sheyenne Speedway and also won the Rebel Mid Mod Tour championship. Rodin is in a very tight battle for the Wissota Midwest Modified national title.

RaceChaser-area track champions

Viking Speedway

Wissota Midwest Modified: Shawn Olson, Alexandria

Wissota Modified: Brady Gerdes, Villard

Wissota Street Stock: Ryan Satter, Dent

Wissota Super Stock: Trevor Saurer, Dalton

Red River Valley Speedway

INEX Legend: Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes

IMCA Hobby Stock: Tanner Engen, Detroit Lakes

IMCA Modified: Tyler Hall, Fertile

IMCA Sport Mod: Scott Jacobson, Fargo

IMCA Stock Car: Travis Robertson, Moorhead

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint: Ty Hanten, West Fargo

River Cities Speedway

NOSA Sprint: Austin Pierce, Grand Forks

Wissota Late Model: Shane Edginton, Winnipeg

Wissota Midwest Modified: Jamie Dietzler, Larimore

Wissota Street Stock: Ryan Johnson, Karlstad

Sheyenne Speedway

Mini Stock: Kelby Anderson, Fort Ransom

Hobby Stock: Bo Gregor, Lisbon

INEX Legends: Ryan Braseth, Ulen

Wissota Midwest Modified: Lucas Rodin, Marion

Wissota Street Stock: Jonny Carter, Lisbon

Buffalo River Speedway

Short Trackers: Levi Lease, Harwood

IMCA Hobby Stock: Brad Orvedal, Fargo

IMCA Modified: Jesse Skalicky, Fargo

IMCA Sport Mod: Scott Jacobson, Fargo

Limited Late Model: Ben Wolden, Fergus Falls

Norman County Raceway

INEX Legends: Ryan Braseth, Ulen

Wissota Midwest Modifieds: Aaron Blacklance, Thief River Falls

IMCA Hobby Stock: Todd Gettel, Mahnomen (won by tiebreaker)

IMCA Stock Car: Todd Heinrich, Fargo

IMCA Sport Mod: Andy Wagner, Ada

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car: Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes

I-94 Sure Step Speedway

Short Tracker: Kevin Youngquist, Barney

Wissota Street Stock: Ryan Satter, Dent

Wissota Late Model: Dave Mass, East Bethel

Wissota Midwest Modified: Brock Gronwold, Fergus Falls

Wissota Modified; Tyler Peterson, Hickson

Limited Late Model: Ben Wolden, Fergus Falls

First Career Wins Club

Not as many area drivers earned their first career feature wins in 2021, but there were eight (If I am missing someone please let me know)

Karter Reents, Wissota Super Stock, July 9 at Fiesta City Speedway

Larry Samuelson, Viessman Late Model, June 27, Buffalo River Speedway

Ashton Spieker, INEX Legends, July 1, Norman County Raceway

Nate Raasakka, Wissota Midwest Modified, July 30, River Cities Speedway

Will Miller, IMCA Hobby Stock, May 23, Buffalo River Speedway

Isaiah Throener, Hobby Stock, Aug. 7, Sheyenne Speedway

Hayden Aberle, Hobby Stock, Aug. 15, Sheyenne Speedway

Dalton Aabrekke, Mini Stock, Aug. 23 Sheyenne Speedway

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