Updates on Rebel Midwest Mod Tour, Steffes Street Tour and Advantage RV Mod Tour
Three tours have graced the area several times this summer — the the Rebel Midwest Mod Tour, Steffes Street Stock Tour and the Advantage RV Mod Tour. It’s been a nice addition to racing in these region this summer and all three have provided excellent racing.
Here’s an update on each tour:
Rebel Midwest Mod Tour
The Rebel Midwest Mod Tour has just one race left — on Aug. 7 at Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon. The top five shows count towards points standings.
The big $5,000 to win finale, which is not counted towards the points is at at Sheyenne Speedway on Aug. 22 — and I predict that will draw 40-50 cars. That night, any driver who’s raced five Rebel tour shows gets in free, and the top five in the final point standings get a provisional in the feature on Aug. 22 if they don’t qualify.
Lucas Rodin of Marion, with two tour wins, leads by 24 points over Corey Storck of Morris. Rodin has to be among the favorites at Sheyenne on Aug. 7; he leads the points there. Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls, who had a tough night at River Cities Speedway on Friday with a crash, has two wins as well. Matt Schow of McIntosh (fifth in points), Aaron Blacklance of Thief River Falls and Shawn Olson of Alexandria have the other tour wins.
A total of 114 drivers have raced the tour this season.
Rebel Midwest Modified Tour
Updated Points through July 26
1. Lucas Rodin 438
2. Corey Storck 414
3. Brock Gronwold 398
4. Scott Bintz 354
5. Matt Schow 351
6. Jason Grimes 350
7. Dan Wheeler 347
8. Cody Lee 345
8. Reise Stenberg 345
10. Preston Carr 344
11. Rusty Kollman 334
12. Haley Lee 332
13. Nate Reinke 325
13. Terry Reilly 325
15. Justin Froemming 298
Anderson Leads Vogel in Steffes Street Stock Tour Standings
Wisconsin driver Parker Anderson maintains his point lead in the Steffes Street Stock Tour points heading into the final weekend of this year’s tour. The tour goes to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., on Friday and wraps up at historic Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. on Saturday. Which should be a fun show.
Justin Vogel of Brooten is second at 581. Hunter Carter of Fargo has been Mr. Consistent — he doesn’t have a win but has several top five finishes. The top 15 are listed below.
The top 12 shows are counted towards the points. If both races are held this weekend, a total of 19 will have been held. Greenbush was rained out just as the street stock cars took the track.
What is impressive to me, besides the increase in the tour’s average numbers, is that a total of 160 different street stock drivers have raced a tour event this year. We’ve seen cars from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin run the tour. It has turned into one of the best things around for Wissota Street Stock racing.
Anderson has nine tour wins; Vogel has three, Jonny Carter two, Kyle Anderson, Royce Jawaski, and Kyle Dykhoff each have one.
Steffes Street Stock Tour
Updated Points through July 26
1. Parker Anderson 604
2. Justin Vogel 581
3. Hunter Carter 540
4. Kyle Anderson 537
5. Jonny Carter 507
6. Kyle Dykhoff 506
7. Royce Jawaski 493
8. Kyle Genett 474
9. Ryan Pommerer 470
10. Joe Potter 435
11. Kyle Howland 429
12. Jeff Nowak 404
13. Todd Carter 390
14. Ashley Wampler 370
15. Cody Kummer 354
Peterson Takes Over Advantage RV Mod Tour Lead
The Advantage RV Mod Tour made a swing through the region last weekend, and the points got shuffled as a result.
Shane Sabraski of Rice came into the weekend leading — but didn’t have a great weekend and is now third. Tyler Peterson of Hickson now leads the points at 987, holding an eight point lead over Johnny Broking of Grand Rapids. Sabraski is third.
Broking won at River Cities Speedway and at Bemidji Speedway to cap off a good weekend in his Lethal Chassis.
Jeremy Nelson, who won Thursday at Norman County Raceway, is tied for fourth with Zach Johnson of Lowry, Minn., who won Saturday at Greenbush Race Park. Ryan Gierke of Villard is just outside the top five at 895 points.
Broking has three wins while Dan Ebert of Lake Shore has two, while Sabraski, Cole Spacek of Phillips, Wis., Dave Cain of Corcoran, Nelson and Johnson have one each.
The tour resumes on Aug. 13 at I-94 Sure Step Speedway. It goes to Miller Central Speedway in Miller, S.D., on Aug. 14 and wraps up at Casino Speedway in Watertown on Aug. 15. Casino, by the way, is a place where Tyler Peterson excels and is the defending point champion.
A Mod numbers down
I decided to compile A mod numbers from Minnesota tracks for the weekend. As you can see, numbers are down. I did not include Red River Valley, which had 16 IMCA Mods, or any South Dakota or Wisconsin tracks. As you can see, the sanctioning body doesn’t matter much when it comes to car counts. Deer Creek Speedway, a hotbed of modifieds, had 21, which is still pretty good — but they used to draw in the upper 20s weekly.
Viking (Wissota) 8
Proctor (Wissota) 4
Hibbing (Wissota) 9
Arlington (IMCA) 11
Fairmont (IMCA) 8
Murray County Raceway, Slayton (IMCA) 5
Worthington (IMCA) 8
Buffalo River (IMCA) 17
North Central, Brainerd (IMCA) 10
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley (USRA) 21
Chateau Speedway, Lansing (USRA) 14
Granite City Speedway, Sauk Rapids (Wissota) 12
—I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls was off this past weekend. Grand Rapids did not run modifieds.
—I did not include Jackson because they ran on a Tuesday. For the record they had 14 IMCA Mods.
—Princeton did not run IMCA Mods this week because the track hosted the Fastlane Super Stock Tour and the Mid-Summer Hobby Stock Tour.
—I’m not including Norman County Raceway, River Cities Speedway, Bemidji Speedway and Greenbush Race Park; they hosted Advantage RV Tour Wissota Mod Races which were special events and not regular weekly shows. The tour averaged 22.5 cars for the weekend, for those actually wondering.
—I can’t find results for Redwood Speedway. That track, along with Arlington Raceway, probably needs to come to the 21st century and go on myracepass. Just a suggestion.