- Norman County Raceway -
Friday, June 18, 2010

A total of 66 cars came out for the regular Friday night races at the Norman County Raceway in Ada. The fans and racers had to endure a 40 minute rain delay as a few showers passed through, but the track crew had everything in order and racing resumed with fast cars the rest of the night. In the heat races, Mike Roy and Bryce Mueller won the four cylander class. Josh Abrahamson and Corry VanMill won the heats in the mod four class. Lance Schill, Rick Jacobson and Cale Arneson won the heats in midwest mods. Dean Lundon and Justin Olson won the heats in the pure stocks and Brady Dyrdahl and Dustin Strand won the heats in the modifieds class.
The Feature races were fast as Bryce Mueller from Mahnomen ran away with the 10 lap four cylander win, which was his second feature win of the year at the NCR. After lap 2 in the mod-four class, Rob VanMill of Hawley took the lead and kept it through a caution free feature in the mod-four class. It was back to back feature wins for Rob VanMill in the last two weeks of racing at NCR. The Midwest Mods class was a caution filled 20 lap feature with Austin Arneson, the points leader, taking over after a caution on lap 10 and never surrendering the lead after that point. Austin Arneson from Fargo has won more features than any other racer this season at the NCR. The pure stocks saw a red flag when the 13 of Bill Beckman from Mahnomen caught fire with 2 laps to go. Bill was fine, and so was the car of Justin Olson from Thief River Falls who had an 8th place finish a week before, taking the checkerd flag on Friday night with Andy Wagner of Ada taking second and Scott Beckman of Mahnomen finishing 3rd. The modifieds saw only 2 cautions during the 20 lap feature and after lap one, the winner was decided as the 71 of Dustin Strand from Grand Forks ran away from the competition taking the checkerd flag. Blake Jetvig of Hawley finished 2nd and Alex Engelstad of Beltrami fininshed 3rd.

Next week, there will be 2 nights of racing at the NCR as the 115th Norman County Fair takes over the fair grounds in Ada. Thursday the 24th will be 5 classes of racing with a mod-four special and Friday the 25th will be 5 classes of racing with a midwest-mod special. Both nights have racing starting at 7pm and the pits open at 4:30. We hope to see you at the Norman County raceway for the most extreme value on dirt. The Norman Cotuny Raceway is where the big boys and girls come to play.
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