Taking a Peek at 2022
The weather has sucked in April. Cold, rain, and this week some potential snow coming into our area. Not exactly getting us race fans on the edge of our seat.
So, to get into the racing mood a bit, I compiled some pictures of 2022 cars with a comment on each driver.
Here it goes:
Portland, ND driver Jason Strand's sharp looking #E85 Wissota/NLRA Late Model. Expect to see him at NLRA events and River Cities Speedway this summer.
Rosholt, SD driver Luke Lick's #5 Wissota Modified. Luke plans to race at I-94 Sure Step Speedway and Casino Speedway this summer. Thrilled to have him as a RaceChaser sponsor as well.
The Wolverine Justin Vogel of Brooten has been busy already, racing at famed Bristol Motor Speedway in his #10 Wissota Street Stock. you will see Justin at many Steffes Street Stock events this summer.
Alexandria driver McKenzie (Gerdes) Mikkelson is back behind the wheel of her #13X Wissota Modified in 2022. She took last season off as she and her husband, late model driver Ryan Mikkelson, welcomed their son, Leo to the world in summer of 2021.
Edgeley, N.D. driver Alex Kukowski's #34 INEX Legend car. The ribbons on the car were sold as a fundraiser for cancer research; Alex has raised more than $1,000 for that cause!
Grand Forks, N.D., Buffalo Wild Wings/NOSA Sprint car driver Mark Dobmeier with a sharp look for 2022. Dobmeier is the all-time NOSA feature wins leader with 169 victories.
Aaron Blacklance's 5BA Wissota Modified. He had an outstanding season in his street stock and b mod car last year and will be looking to make some noise in the A mods this summer.
Alex Langland's #6 Wissota Midwest Modified. Alex and his brother, Kyle, have been good runners in that division for several years.
Ada driver Kalvin Kesselberg's #11 IMCA Stock Car -- a very sharp machine with a wrap from Chad Spieker and Graphic Creations.
Glenwood, Minn., Wissota Super Stock to be piloted by young driver Karter Reents. He picked up his first Wissota Super Stock feature win last season and will look to continue that momentum in 2022.
Defending Wissota Mod national champion Tyler Peterson of Hickson with another sharp loking wrap from Cain Designs and Wraps. Tyler will be a force to be reckoned with in the mods this summer once again.
A new look for Starbuck, Minn., driver Haley Lee in her #50H Wissota Midwest Modified. Haley had really tough luck last season but will look for better fortunes in her SSR Chassis this summer.
Haley's older brother Cody "the Cobra" Lee has been busy this offseason, with trips to Las Vegas and Bristol in his #50C SSR car. Cobra has a new wrap coming out soon and expect to see both Lees racing the Rebel Midwest Mod Tour this summer.
Zach Johnson of Lowry will once again be piloting Corey Svor's #6X Wissota Modified this summer. A new look for the 6X, which raced down in Bristol recently.
Grand Forks driver Jory Berg won his first career track championship at Devils Lake Speedway. He has a sharp looking #B0 Wissota Midwest Modified once again in 2022.
Speaking of Grand Forks, Nate Raasakka's #57 Wissota Midwest Modified. He picked up his first career feature win last summer and will look to build on that momentum in 2022.
J.J. Nieuwbeerta's #14 Wissota Street Stock. The Alexandria driver made some good strides in 2021.
Second-year Lisbon driver Braydon Kunze and his #20 Wissota Street Stoc, with a new look in 2022. Thankful for his RaceChaser sponsorship as well.
Grand Forks veteran Brad Seng with a sharp-looking #12 Wissota/NLRA Late Model for 2022. The car reminds me of his old Baby Ruth cars of years ago.
One of the Lisbon Reinke brothers, Zach Reinke's #22 Wissota Midwest Modified. Another sharp car.
Moving up from the hobby stocks in 2022 is Zack Nord of Enderlin. Zack will be in a Wissota Midwest Modified this year and plans to race at Sheyenne and Jamestown this summer.
Jaden Christ of Jamestown's #79 Wissota Street Stock. Good looking machine.
Jaden's dad, Billie and his #79 Wissota Street Stock. a different look in 2022 for the long-time Jamestown veteran.
Former Wissota Mod National champion Mike Stearns of Hecla, S.D. Superman always has good-looking hot rods; we see him over this way at I-94 and at some Advantage RV Mod Tour events.
Ty Hanten's IMCA Sprint, thanks to Chad Spieker for the photo. Very sharp car from Graphic Creations.
One member of the Compson racing family out of Valley City is Collin Compson, one of the promising teenage talents in the INEX Legends Class.