- Norman County Raceway -
Thursday, June 9, 2005

THE LARGEST CROWD OF THE SEASON WITH A FAST , DRY TRACK AND MORE EXTREME RACING ON DIRT AT THE NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY IN ADA, MINNESOTA THURSDAY NIGHT. OVER 550 PEOPLE ENJOYED THE WARM WEATHER AND THE SIX CLASSES OF RACING WITH 78 CARS TURNING OUT FOR THE WEEKLY RACING.

MIKE GRESETH OF HARWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA WON THE MOD FOUR FEATURE RACE FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK. GRESETH HANDLED THE #17 CAR TO WIN HIS HEAT AND THEN IN THE FEATURE GRESETH STARTED IN ROW FOUR, MOVED HIS WAY TO THE FRONT BEFORE DRIVING TO ANOTHER VICTORY. WITH THREE CAUTIONS AND RE-STARTS GRESETH HELD OFF THE CHALLENGE FROM PAUL ENGELSTAD OF BELTRAMI, MINNESOTA. GRESETH ALSO WON HIS HEAT AND BUILT ON HIS POINTS TOTAL AS POINTS LEADER AT THE NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY. GRESETH ALSO WON THE FEATURE RACE AT THE RED RIVER VALLEY SPEEDWAY EARLIER IN THE WEEK.
RESULTS:
MOD FOURS HEAT ONE: FIRST MICHAEL GRESETH, SECOND CORY VANMIL, THIRD ERIC MONSON

HEAT TWO: FIRST DENNIS CHARLES, SECOND PAUL ENGELSTAD, THIRD SHAYNE LASKE.

FEATURE RESULTS: FIRST MICHAEL GRESETH, SECOND PAUL ENGELSTAD, THIRD SHAYNE LASKE,, FOURTH ERIC MONSON, FIFTH CORY VANMIL.

IN THE WISSOTA STREETS, JASON GRIMES DROVE HIS #99 CAR TO VICTORY IN THE HEAT AND IN THE FEATURE... BOTH TIMES, GRIMES HELD OFF ROYCE JAWASKI (LAST WEEKS FEATURE WINNER)

HEAT RESULTS: FIRST JASON GRIMES, SECOND ROYCE JAWASKI, THIRD LUKE NELSON

FEATURE: FIRST JASON GRIMES, SECOND ROYCE JAWASKI, THIRD KELLY SECKERSON, FOURTH KEVIN VERALRUD, FIFTH DON BOWMAN.


MIDWEST MODIFIEDS FEATURE RACE HAD TWO MAJOR CRASHES INVOLVING FIVE CARS IN ONE WRECK, THREE CARS WERE INVOLVED IN THE SECOND CRASH. TRAVIS SAUER FROM DALTON, MINNESOTA GOT BACK IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE. SAUER DROVE THE 21X FROM THE SECOND ROW OUT TO THE FRONT, STAYED HOOKED UP AT THE TOP OF TURNS TWO, THREE AND FOUR AND DROVE TO THE VICTORY.

HEAT RESULTS: HEAT ONE, FIRST DANIEL NESS, SECOND ARVID BRODEN, THIRD TRAVIS SAUER

HEAT TWO: FIRST BLAKE BORGEN, SECOND RON SAUER, THIRD JUSTIN JONES.

FEATURE RESULTS: FIRST TRAVIS SAUER, SECOND JUSTIN JONES, THIRD RON SAUER, FOURTH ARVID BRODEN, FIFTH BLAKE BORGEN

IN THE PURESTOCKS, NINETEEN CARS CAME OUT TO RACE THE FEATURE WITH KEN CRANE OF MAHNOMEN LEADING THE FIRST HALF OF THE RACE BEFORE PAUL OLSON PASSED CRANE TO LEAD UNTIL THE WHITE FLAG CAME OUT,, THAT'S WHEN NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY POINTS LEADER RANDY JAWASKI MADE A GREAT SLIP DOWN AND AROUND OLSON GOING INTO THE FIRST CORNER AND DROVE TO THE CHECKERED FLAG.

HEAT RESULTS, HEAT ONE" FIRST RANDY JAWASKI, SECOND TRAVIS BEITO, THIRD JEROME DOLL

HEAT TWO: FIRST PAUL OLSON, SECOND KEN CRANE, THIRD DEAN LUNDON.

FEATURE RESULTS: FIRST RANDY JAWASKI, SECOND PAUL OLSON, THIRD DAN BECKMAN, FOURTH KEN CRANE, FIFTH BILL OXTON.

THE SUPERSTOCKS CONTINUE TO PUT ON A GREAT SHOW AT THE NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY, IN THE FEATURE RACE THE TWELVE CARS RACED HARD WITH NO CAUTIONS, STEVE BEACH SAID AFTER WINNING HIS FIRST FEATURE RACE THIS YEAR, "IT'S NICE TO START UP FRONT AND IT WAS NICE TO HAVE AN ENGINE THIS WEEK".. BEACH DROVE THE 28X TO THE WINNERS CIRCLE HOLDING OFF PREVIOUS WEEK FEATURE WINNER KYLE PETERLIN. THESE TWO ALSO WON THEIR HEATS EARLIER IN THE NIGHT.

HEAT RESULTS, HEAT ONE: FIRST KYLE PETERLIN, SECOND RYAN AHO, THIRD CORKY THOMAS.

HEAT TWO: FIRST STEVE BEACH, SECOND JON STEPAN, THIRD AUSTIN BRODEN.

FEATURE RESULTS: FIRST STEVE BEACH, SECOND KYLE PETERLIN, THIRD RYAN AHO, FOURTH DUSTIN STRAND, FIFTH ALEX ENGELSTAD.

IN THE A-MODIFIEDS, DEV MALMLOV OF MOORHEAD WON HIS SECOND FEATURE RACE THIS YEAR IN DRAMATIC FASHION. MARK TRAUTNER OF MAHNOMEN CONTINUES TO BE A STRONG CONTENDER AND HELD THE LEAD EARLY,, THE RACE HAD THREE CAUTIONS. AFTER THE FIRST TWO RE-STARTS, RICK JACOBSON MOVED INTO THE TOP SPOT AND WAS ABLE TO KEEP MALMLOV BEHIND HIM UNTIL WITH ONE LAP TO GO,, MALMLOV TOOK THE INSIDE ROUTE OUT OF THE FOURTH CORNER AND RACED TO THE CHECKERED FLAG. MALMLOV SAID AFTER THE RACE THAT THE RE-STARTS HELPED AND HE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO MAKE A MOVE ON JACOBSON AS HE SLIPPED TO THE TOP ON THE FOURTH TURN ALLOWING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

HEAT RESULTS, HEAT ONE: FIRST CHAD OHNSTAD, SECOND BLAKE JETVIG, THIRD MARK TRAUTNER.

HEAT TWO: FIRST BRIAN STRAND, SECOND RICK JACOBSON, THIRD DEV MALMLOV.

FEATURE RESULTS: FIRST DEV MALMLOV, SECOND RICK JACOBSON, THIRD MARK TRAUTNER, FOURTH KEVIN SEXTON, FIFTH CHAD OHNSTAD.

THE THURSDAY NIGHT RACE WAS SPONSORED BY RED POWER INTERNATIONAL OF CROOKSTON AND ADA. NEXT WEEKS RACE IS SPONSORED BY NORTH STAR WATER... THE NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY HAS TWO DOLLARS OFF EACH TICKET FOR ALL DAD'S ON THE SPECIAL FATHERS DAY RACING NIGHT.

THE NORMAN COUNTY RACEWAY ALSO WELCOMES FANS TO TAILGATE PARTY BEFORE THE WEEKLY RACE EVENT. BRING YOUR FLAGS, CAMPERS, TENTS, MOTOR HOMES AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF RACING AND BE ELIGBLE FOR PRIZES. SEE THE NORMANCOUNTYRACEWAY.NET WEBSITE FOR MORE RACE NIGHT SPECIALS.

STORY SUBMITTED BY TRACK ANNOUNCER JIM BIRKEMEYER.
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