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Season Openers Set for Norman County Raceway, RRV Speedway and Jamestown


Two RaceChaser area tracks have had shows so far and continue this week, and three more are slated to open this week.

I encourage drivers and fans to support their local tracks as we FINALLY get to talk racing. I ask that you check out each track’s website and/or Facebook page for social distancing guidelines, rules, ticketing, etc. Please practice social distancing so Covid-19 isn’t spread and we can keep racing.

Here is a preview of the week:

Norman County Raceway

The 3/8-mile oval in Ada, Minn., opens this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Classes running include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Wissota Midwest Mods, INEX Legends and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The show is sponsored by Bitker Inc. And keep in mind the track has excellent concessions to check out — just one blogger’s opinion :)

River Cities Speedway

The 3/10-mile Bullring in Grand Forks will hold its first full show of 2020 as NOSA Sprints and NLRA Late Models make their much-awaited season debuts.

The Wissota midwest modified and street stocks ran last week as part of the track’s season opener. Todd Carter of Lisbon (street stocks) and Matt Schow of McIntosh (midwest modified) each took home $700 for their wins. Dexter Dvergsten of Greenbush won the Minn-Kota Lightning Sprint main event.

City Guidelines apply and masks are required (same rules as last week). I wore a mask last week and it was no trouble at all and thought River Cities did a great job following the guidelines.

Red River Valley Speedway

The 3/8-mile oval in West Fargo opens this Friday with all five regular classes — IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and INEX Legends in action. They will be joined by the Northern Renegade Non-Winged Sprints as well.

The track has hosted a couple of test and tunes and many in the area are looking forward to Friday’s opener. There should be good car counts in every division.

Jamestown Speedway

The high-banked 1/4-mile opens Saturday, highlighted by the first night of the TOP GUNS field by Wissota Midwest Modified feature. The second night will be at Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon.

It is $750 to win each night in the midwest modifieds and if a driver wins the feature on both nights, he/she receives a $500 bonus. It’s possible a midwest modified driver could walk away with $2,000 on the weekend.

Regular classes Bombers, INEX Legends, Wissota Midwest Modifieds, Wissota Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and Slingshots will run on Saturday as well.

Sheyenne Speedway

Sheyenne’s highlight is the final night of the TOP Guns by Wissota Midwest Modified feature that pays $750.

It’s Night No. 3 at Sheyenne with all five regular classes — Pure Stocks, INEX Legends, Wissota Street Stocks, Wissota Midwest Modifieds and Mini Stocks racing at the 1/4-mile oval in Lisbon. Racing begins at 6 p.m.

Lisbon drivers Jonny Carter (street stock) and Bo Gregor (pure stock) remained unbeaten on the season in their respective divisions with wins last Sunday while Kelby Anderson of Fort Ransom (Mini Stock), Brody Carlsrud of Moorhead (INEX Legend) and Lucas Rodin of Marion (midwest modified) each found victory lane.

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