By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 29, 2018) – It was a hot, muggy Friday night at River Cities Speedway for Midseason Track Championship for the Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds. The event was broadcasted live on cable television across the upper Midwest by Midco Sport Network. Both the fans at the track and those tuning in at home were treated to an eventful evening at the Bullring.
All of us at River Cities Speedway extend our most sincere condolences to the entire Jason Johnson Racing family.
Johnson was a five-time ASCS National Tour champion and 2016 Knoxville Nationals champion. Johnson's first and only World of Outlaws win in the state of North Dakota came at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on August 19th, 2017.
According to press issued by the World of Outlaws:
"During Lap 18 of the Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway, Johnson was involved in a crash battling for the lead on the backstretch of the third-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to the situation and transported Johnson via air to Aurora Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries. Johnson, 41, of Eunice, LA, is survived by his wife Bobbi and five-year-old son Jaxx."
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his friends and family.
Due to a heavy shot of rain, the races for tonight have been canceled. See you next Friday!
The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints were 25 cars strong for their 25-lap Blazin’ Challenge qualifier. Jordan Adams grabbed the lead from the pole position as Cale Mack filed into second. The red flag was quickly displayed as Trevor Mell got upside down in turn three. He was ok.
Dustin Strand wasted no time getting to the front of the Performance Auto Late Model feature en route to his second win of the season at River Cities Speedway. Strand wheeled his way from sixth to second in just two laps before he set his sights on Troy Schill for the lead.
The Microsprints made a rare appearance to River Cities Speedway on Friday night for the Greater Grand Forks Fair special. Austin Letourneau started 4th on the grid, but quickly took the lead and dominated the 12 lap feature.
Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51L-Austin Letourneau, ; 2. 19-Jack Berger, ; 3. 07-Zackary Nelson, ; 4. 4J-Joe Snow, ; 5. 20L-Lucas Logue, ; 6. (DNF) 4S-Jeremy Snow, 
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4S-Jeremy Snow, ; 2. 4J-Joe Snow, ; 3. 19-Jack Berger, ; 4. 51L-Austin Letourneau, ; 5. 07-Zackary Nelson, ; 6. 20L-Lucas Logue, 
Alan Truscinski of Greenbush picked up his first NLSA Lightning Sprint feature win of the season. Truscinski led all 15 trips around the Bullring after taking the lead on the opening lap from the outside of the front row. Truscinski stretched out his advantage in the early laps as Josh Abrahamson, Dexter Dvergsten and Presley Truedson raced for second.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 15, 2018) – A stout field of 21 NLRA Late Models were on hand Friday night at River Cities Speedway as they co-headlined the night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The event marked the second tour date of the season for the NLRA.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 15, 2018) – Donny Schatz’s dominance on his home soil continued Friday night at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Schatz collected his 10th career Outlaws win at the high-banked three-tenths mile clay oval in front of a capacity crowd.
MINOT, N.D. — June 14, 2018 — Even after 20-plus years on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, Donny Schatz still circles all of the dates in his home state of North Dakota on his calendar each season. Again in 2018, the nine-time and defending series champion will lead the series into his home state on two separate occasions.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — June 13, 2018 — Heading into his rookie season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017, Brent Marks had limited experience in a sprint car on smaller tracks. After all, he cut his teeth racing in Central Pennsylvania, which is dotted with bigger tracks, mainly half-miles.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — June 12, 2018 — The 1st Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set for Friday, June 15 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. The 2018 season marks the 12th consecutive year the series has visited the always thrilling high-banked bullring. Donny Schatz has won six of the last eight races for the Outlaws at the track. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for 1st Leg of the Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — June 7, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will hit the track at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, June 15 for the 1st Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour. The event will mark the 12th straight year the series has visited the high-banked, three-tenths-mile bullring. Also in action will be the NLRA Late Model Series.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The fourth annual Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge is set for Friday, Sept. 7th at River Cities Speedway. However, there will be eight Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA qualifying events leading up to the $8,200-to-win back row challenge.
The qualifying events include:
May 27th: Buffalo River Race Park
June 16th: Devils Lake Speedway
June 21st: Norman County Raceway
June 22nd: River Cities Speedway
June 23rd: Brown County Speedway
June 24th: Casino Speedway
July 15th: Red River Valley Speedway
July 27-28th: Dacotah Speedway
NOSA teams that compete in all nine "Qualifying" events will receive the $820 Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Bonus.
For complete details, check out the flyer below.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 1, 2018) – Brandon Fuller and Tom Corcoran brought the field of Performance Auto WISSOTA Late Models to the green flag, but Dustin Strand led the opening lap from the third starting position. Strand and fellow second row starter, Mike Balcaen went three wide with Brandon Fuller for second on the opening lap before Strand snuck underneath Corcoran for the lead.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 1, 2018) – John Halvorson claimed the Wells Concrete WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Halvorson grabbed the lead on lap two after a three wide race with James Meagher and Chase Boen. Halvorson raced out to a comfortable lead and looked to have the race in hand until the caution flew with two laps to go.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 1, 2018) – After picking up the win Thursday night at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., Lance Schill scored his second consecutive win Friday night at the Bullring. Jamie Dietzler and Reise Stenberg led the field to the green flag for the 18-lap Happy Harry’s WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature with Dietzler claiming the early lead.
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