Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lon Oelke - USMTS official and announcer will join this week's show

Tune in tomorrow at 5:10 when we recap last weekends racing results from all of our local race tracks.   We'll also be joined on the program by Lon Oelke to discuss the upcoming USMTS racing action in Fairmont on Thursday night.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tune into this afternoon's program at 5:10 on 1260 am KDUZ where we will have saturday's modified feature winner Dan Mackenthun on the program.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 13th Program - Airs at 4:35

Due to the Hutchinson water carnival going on this weekend we have a scheduling conflict so the racing connection will air tomorrow at 4:35.   Be sure to tune in as we talk with Ray Beste,  columnist for Dirt Modified Magazine and a PR guy for dirt track racing in the Midwest.   Also on the program is Julie Rose as we gear up for this weekend's Grand National NTPA power pull at the McLeod County Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday.   Both nights start at 7:00pm

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Noteboom shines in opening night of the North Star Series in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, Minnesota - (June 8th)  A fantastic night of racing kicked off tour stop number one of ten in the North Star Series presented by Powder Werks of Lake Crystal.  With 31 Modifieds checked in and more than 100 cars in the 5 IMCA classes,  the large crowd on hand seen Nate Coopman and Devin Smith remain undefeated at the big half mile for the 2012 season.  Dustin Larson followed up last week's victory by again taking the top honors in the Stock Car division, Tad Reutzel picked up the hardware in a hard fought Sport Mod battle, and Jay Noteboom used a top side restart to take the lead and run away with the Modified feature win. 

Defending Sport Compact National Champion, Nate Coopman, looked good as usual sweeping the night.  Aaron Betz took the runner-up to Coopman in both the heat and feature.  The rest of the top five were Jason Bolte, Terry Blowers, and Megan Lappegard.

The Hobby Stock feature was dominated by Iowa cars with Josh Peters and John Briggs battling for the top spot early on as Devin Smith was moving forward from his 6th row starting spot.   It was only a matter of time before Smith would work his #81 machine past both of them to take the lead and run away with the win.  The rest of the top 5 were Briggs, Peters, Kimpton, and Luinenburg.

The Sport Modified feature was a dandy with hard fought battle between Mathew Looft, Josh Bonnsetter, and Tad Reutzel.   Bonnsetter took the early lead but Looft had his car working on the bottom to drive into the lead.   Bonnsetter found some bite on the top of turns 3 and 4 to regain the lead.     With a late race caution as the laps wound down, Reutzel took advantage of the restart and took over the top spot to go on to pick up his second Fairmont feature win of the year.

In the IMCA Stock Car Feature Dustin Larson drew the pole position and maintained the number one spot the entire race with Derek Green following a close second for the entire 15 laps.   The battle from 3rd on back was were the action was with Jim Larson and Don Killen doing battle as they raced to the front from the 5th row.   Killen and Larson got together going into turn three while challenging for fifth resulting in both cars going to the trailers before the finish.   Meanwhile the top two spots remained unchanged as Dustin Larson took the checkers followed by Green, Sathoff, Altenburg, and Wannarka coming from 13th. 

Fairmont veteran and modified legend, Mark Noble drew the pole for Yeager Implement Night as the top twelve spots were determined by redraw and the remaining six rows from the B-main.  As they came to the green it was outside pole sitter, Josh Ruby who took the lead and set the early pace with the 7n machine of Jay Noteboom coming on strong.    After a couple of back to back cautions with Ruby sitting alone in the front,  it was Noteboom choosing the second row, outside, restart that helped him make the pass on the #30 machine of Ruby.  Once in the lead, Noteboom wasn't challenged but the racing was fierce farther back with Eric Dailey and Mike Hansen charging to the front after both qualifying out of the B-Feature.  A late race yellow in the 20 lap feature created a green, white, checkered, restart but the #7 of Eric Dailey  did not have enough to take a legit shot at Noteboom as he settled for second, Mike Hanson, Roger Neilsen, and Tim Pessek rounded out the top five.

Jay Noteboom - Fairmont Winner of North Star Race   

MODIFIEDS A-Main - 1. 7n Jay Noteboom, 2. 7 Eric Dailey, 3. 12H Mike Hansen, 4. 9 Roger Nielsen, 5. 74T Tim Pessek, 6. 63 Josh Meyer, 7. 74c Clint Hatlestad, 8. 00 - Mark Gartner, 9. 17x Gary Oskerson, 10. X Josh Rogotzke, 11. 19m Dan Menk, 12. 10 Andrew Timm, 13. 66 Jerry Wren, 14. 30 Josh Ruby, 15. 65 Justin Bjorkland, 16. 75 Mark Noble, 17. 5 Brandon Beckendorf, 18. 95 Olliver Kollofski, 19. 77x Travis Peterson, 20. 44 Damon Haslip, 21. 12 Chad Porter, 22. 7s Todd Steinhart 23. 20 - Denny Anderson,  24. 85 Joe Anderson.

MODIFIEDS - B-Main - 1. 5 Brandon  Beckendorf,  2. 63 Josh  Meyer, 3. 12H Mike  Hansen, 4. 7 Eric  Dailey, 5. 65 Justin  Bjorklund, 6. 17X Garry  Oskerson, 7. 20 Denny  Anderson, 8. 74T Tim  Pessek, 9. X Josh  Rogotzke, 10. 85 Joe  Anderson, 11. 10 Andrew  Timm, 12. 19M Dan  Menk, 13. 44H Tye Haslip, 14. 24 Travis Deboer, 15. 6z Nate Zimmerman, 16. M8 Dalton Magers, 17. 17s James Slawson, 18. 18 Ben Panitzke, 19. 1A Dwaine Hanson

STOCK CARS - 1. 5L Dustin Larson, 2. 32 Derek Green, 3. 5 Luke  Sathoff, 4. 00 Andy Altenburg, 5. 20 Dustin Wannarka, 6. 7L Jeffrey Larson, 7. 66 Dan Thate, 8. 9 Jerry Coopman, 9. 110 Ken  Tietz,  10. 23M Dave Moriarty, 11. 41 Brad Scheibel, 12. 33 Ben Enter, 13. 36 Brad Malmanger, 14. 24 Doug Wark, 15. 121 Scott  Adams, 16. 6L Jim Larson, 17. 81 Don Killen, 18. 1j Doug Jenkins, 19. 2X Tony Rustad

SPORT MODS 1. 5R Tad  Reutzel, 2. 9 Matthew Looft, 3. 1 Greg Sidles, 4. 27 Dustin Philipp, 5. 30 Ben  Ruby, 6. 4 Travis Greenfield, 7. 22 Joey Lium, 8. 12 Doug Smith, 9. 0 Justin Remus, 10. 3W Randy Winter, 11. 7C Ben Chukuske, 12. 18 Kyle  Steuber, 13. 24 Andy Daschner, 14. 38m Mark Garver, 15. 35 Bruce Egeland, 16. 20 Justin Schuder, 17. JD1 Justin Deboer, 18. 7N Nathan  Chukuske, 19. 25 Dan Paplow, 20. 23 Logan Kelly, 21. 27x Max Anderson, 22. 80 Josh Bonnsetter

HOBBY STOCKS 1. 81 Devin  Smith, 2. 87 John Briggs, 3. 84 Josh Peters, 4. 52 Guy Kimpton, 5. 17 Justin Luinenburg, 6. 2B Jeff  Senne, 7. 63 Rick Heenan, 8. 33t Tyler Ignaszewski, 9. 31 Troy Krug,, 10. 72 Chris Isaacson, 11. 16 Ryan Grochow, 12. 19 Britten Swanson, 13. 69 Roger  Krebs, 14. 75 Josh Telecky, 15. 1S Sarah Voss, 16. 2 Brennen Boettger, 17. 14J Mackenzie Jenkins, 18. 77 Doug Schwanz 19. 32 Wes Jahnz

SPORT COMPACTS 1. 9 Nate  Coopman, 2. Aaron Betz, 3. 101K Jason Bolte, 4. 43 Terry Blowers, 5. 33 Megan Lappegard, 6. 25 Jared  Nicoson, 7. 2R Mick Rykhus, 8. 18L Colby Lyons, 9. 44 Duwayne Berndt, 10. 15 Scott Porter.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fairmont and Arlington Results from 6/23

Fairmont Winners
Mod - 3A Ken Odeggard
Stock Cars - 5L Dustin Larsen
Hobby's - 81 Devin Smith  (3 in a row)
Sport Mods - 36 Jeremy Aust

Arlington Winners
Mods - Jeff Coon
Stock Cars - Jeff McCullum
Outlaw Hobby's - Mark Oestrich
IMCA Hobby's - Chris Issacson
Sport Mods - Adam Ecker

Thursday, May 31, 2012

USMTS gives Brandon Davis his Crate engine back with a rule change

From Brandon Davis Facebook page:  well the ruling is in, they didn't take the motor after changing their minds a few times. However, we do have to add 50 more pounds to the car ahead of the mid-plate. Just got done changing it over.. Hopefully the weekend goes well

KRA results from 5/31

Unofficial winners
MOD 4's -- Flickinger
STREETS -- Tourville
MWM -- Czech
SUPERS -- Sabraski
MODS -- Nelson

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24th KRA has cancelled!


It has been raining all night with no sign of drying up any time soon.  We will host military night on Thursday May 31st.  This night is in honor of all men and women who have served our country!  A huge thank you to you all for everything you do!!  Anyone with a military ID will receive half price admission for the grandstands on Thursday May 31st.   Military night is proudly brought to you by Willmar American Legion, Uncommon USA, and Willmar National Guard.  KRA thanks each of you for your support!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Meyer Steals Thunder - Wins JSTS At Fairmont

Black thunderclouds surrounded the Martin County Fairgrounds while streaks of lightning raced across the half mile of black gumbo as Championship Sprint Car Racing returned to the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont , Minnesota , for the first time in over a decade. When it was all said and done, it was Chad Meyer of Sioux Falls, SD, taking home the $2,000 first prize and the case of Bud Light at Return of the Thunder courtesy of presenting sponsor Tow Distributing.
The racing action stopped abruptly on the opening lap as Gregg Bakker flipped the State Bank of Fairmont 11x high in the air in turn two. After flipping over15 feet in the air and rolling 30 feet along the ground, Bakker’s machine came to a halt - along with his evening of racing. A broken axle, bent frame, and crushed wing were not enough to harm Bakker as he walked away dazed but otherwise unharmed. Tommy Barber also took his Hoosier Tire 75 machine for a ride flipping 10 feet in an attempt to avoid the Bakker wreck. Barber, did however, receive the Layton Performance $100 Rough Ride award..
When racing action resumed, it was Chad Meyer in the Deberg Flooring 1W working quickly to take the lead from fifth starting position by passing the Hitch Doc 75C of Casey Heser and the CNS Homes 6x of Kaley Gharst. Meyer quickly moved to the lead and held the point while ASCS National competitor Seth Bergman also worked the high side of the track to find his way to second as the race reached the halfway point.
With laps consistently clocking around 105mph averages, the race stayed green until a lap 18 caution by the Lusk Farms driver Derrik Lusk set up what was to be a three lap dash for the grand prize. Another yellow flag flew when Mark Toews clipped an infield tire and spun to the high side of the racetrack.
Meyer alertly held the lead on the final restart and finished 1.4 seconds ahead of the Superior Marine 23 of Bergman. Matt Juhl of Estherville came in third with a tremendous run after starting back in row six. Juhl also met sponsor State Bank of Fairmont in victory lane as he was awarded the $150 hard charger award courtesy of the bank. The three heat races were won by Heser, Meyer, and former Fairmont champion Mark Toews.
The non-sanctioned Sport Modified feature saw a similar fifth place starter take top prize as Tad Reutzel of Burt, Iowa , was able to slice and dice his way to the front. Reutzel was quick to find the high side of the speedway and worked the cushion to pass front row starter Randy Winter for the $400 check. Winter came in second and seventh starter Matt Looft finished third. Heats were won by Greg Sidles of Emmetsburg, Iowa , and Dustin Phillip of Granada .
The non-sanctioned Sport Compacts were able to run a flawless race with Terry Blowers towing in and taking the top prize. Jared Nichoson was runner up after taking the lone Sport Compact heat race.
Fairmont Raceway and promoter Gary Jacobsen will see the JSTS Sprints return on July 20th as the third night of the JSTS Speedweek. The JSTS sprint cars return to action on June 1st at the Jackson Speedway. AtoZ Promotions would like to thank all of the fans for their attendance at the Return of Thunder event. Look for future AtoZ events in 2013 and follow AtoZ on Facebook and Twitter. 
JSTS Championship Sprint Cars-Feature 1.1w – Chad Meyer 2. 23 – Seth Bergman 3. 09 – Matt Juhl 4. 6 – Kaley Gharst 5. 75c – Casey Heser 6. 25 – Dylan Peterson 7. 29 – Troy Schmidtke 8. 35 – Skyler Prochaska 9.5T – Mark Toews 10.  93 – Derrik Lusk 11. 10 – Jeff Jacobsma 12. 07 – Derek Anderson 13. 98 – Steve Yarnes 14. 1A – Bruce Anderson 15. 11x – Gregg Bakker 16. 75 – Tommy Barber 17. 18 – Seth Brahmer 18. 13MJH – Brandon Halverson
Heat 1 – 8 laps 75c – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN 25 – Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD 93 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN 11x – Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD 09 – Matt Juhl, Estherville, IA 75 – Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD Heat 2 – 8 laps 1w – Chad Meyer, Sioux Falls, SD 6 – Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL 29 – Troy Schmidtke, Trimont, MN 10 – Jeff Jacobsma, Hull, IA 07 – Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA 13MJH – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN Heat 3 – 6 laps 5T – Mark Toews, Spirit Lake, IA 35 – Skyler Prochaska, Lakefield, MN 23 – Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA 1A – Bruce Anderson, Trimont, MN 18 – Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE  98 – Steve Yarnes, Jackson, MN
IMCA Sport Modifieds-Feature: 1. 5R – Tad Reutzel 2. 3w – Randy Winter 3. 9 – Matthew Looft 4. 86 – Dan Tenold 5. 18 – Kyle Steuber 6. 4 – Travis Greenfield 7. 27 – Dustin Philipp 8. 20 – Justin Schuder 9. 36 – Jeremy Aust 10. 38m - Mark Garver 11. JD1 – Justin DeBoer 12. 90 – Chad Krug 13. 30 – Ben Ruby 14. 23 – Logan Kelly 15. 1 – Greg Sidles 16. 7c – Ben Chukuske
Heat 1 – 6 laps 1 – Greg Sidles, Emmetsburg, IA 9 – Matthew Looft, Swea City, IA 3w – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN JD1 – Justin DeBoer, Granada, MN 38m - Mark Garver, Wells, MN 18 – Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, Mn 36 – Jeremy Aust, Farimont, MN 23 – Logan Kelly, Fairmont, MN Heat 2 – 6 laps 27 – Dustin Philipp, Granada, MN 86 – Dan Tenol 5R – Tad Reutzel, Burt, IA 30 – Ben Ruby, Winnebago, MN 20 – Justin Schuder, Fairmont, MN 4 – Travis Greenfield 90 – Chad Krug, Mallard, IA 7c – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN (DNF)
IMCA Sport Compacts-Feature: 1.43 – Terry Blowers 2.25 – Jared Nichoson 3. Neal Forsberg 4. 41 – Todd Tacheny 5. 44 – Duane Berndt 6.18L – Colby Lyons 7. 101T - Ben Dougherty
Heat 1 - 4 laps 25 – Jared Nichoson, Armstrong, IA 7F – Neal Forsberg, Slayton, MN 41 – Todd Tacheny, Fairmont, MN 43 – Terry Blowers 101T - Ben Dougherty, Odin, MN 44 – Duane Berndt, Easton, MN 18L – Colby Lyons, Grenada, MN (DNF) 


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today's Guest on the Racing Connection

Justin Zoch will be joining me on today's program to discuss the $2000 to win JSTS 360 Sprint Car Special this Saturday in Fairmont.   Justin is the cheif editor of Flat Out Magazine which covers sprint car racing across the country.   Tune in today at 5:10 on 1260 AM for racing results from KRA, Arlington, and Fairmont.   We'll also take a look at the Redwood Speedway season opener happening this Sunday at 5:30.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 12th Arlington Winners

Sport Compacts - Nate Coopman
IMCA Hobby - Corey Schultz
Outlaw Hobby - Fuzzy Albrecht
Sport Mods - Adam Voss
Stock Cars - Dan Machenthun
Modifieds - Clint Hatlestad

May 11th Fairmont Results

A great night of racing to kick off the 2012 season of Fairmont Raceway.  Track was fast and smooth.  Races started on time and were done at 9:45

20 Mods
1 - Josh Meyer #63 
2 - Jeff Ignaszewski #22
3 - Josh Ruby#30
4 - Oliver Kollofski#95
5 - Andy Timm#10

16 Stockcar
 1 - Jim Larson
2 - Jeffrey Larson
3 - Derek Green
4 - Dustin Wannarka
5 - Andy Altenburg

18 Sport Mods
1 - Greg Sidles
2 - Matthew Looft
3 - Travis Greenfield

18 Hobby Stocks
1 - Devin Smith
2 - Guy Kimpton
3 - Chris Isaacson

9 Sport Compacts
1 - Nate Coopman
2 - Mick Rykus
3 - Jared Nicoson

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Josh Larsen's 2012 IMCA sport mod

Special Thanks to Josh Larsen for joining me on this week's Racing Connection.  Below is a couple pics of his car, Thanks for choosing Derik's Racing Decals!   

Be sure to tune into next week's program as I will be having either Justin or Adam from A to Z Promotions on the program to discuss the Saturday night Sprint Car Special that is taking place in Fairmont on May 19th.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our 2012 Racing Connection Program kicks off on May 9th

Tune into the Racing Connection every Wednesday at 5:10 on 1260 am.    This week we will kick off our first program of the year with Josh Larsen, driver of the #71 IMCA sport modified in Arlington.   We are pleased to have Larsen Automotive as a supporter of this year's program,  Thanks Josh!

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