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!

For those of you that are new to the program,  its a weekly program covering the results as well as the upcoming events from our local race tracks.  Be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 5:10pm on 1260 am.   Tell your family, friends, and sponsors!   Together we can grow the sport of dirt track racing by gaining exposure to our local drivers, local race tracks, and all those business that advertise in this market.

Look for racing results, latest news, and upcoming events on this site so check back often.