By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 26) - For the eighth time in his career, Donny Schatz is a World of Outlaws winner at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Schatz was dominate all night as he completed the clean sweep by setting the overall quick time, winning his heat, the dash, and the 40-lap A-main. With the win, Schatz also completed the 2016 series sweep of River Cities Speedway, defending his win from June 17th.
Dustin Strand Scores Sixth River Cities Win with NLRA
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 26) - The NLRA Late Models were back at River Cities Speedway on Friday night for their second points-paying event of the season at the three-tenths mile bullring. Dustin Strand backed up his NLRA win from the previous night at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, MB and visited RydellCars.com Victory Lane in front of the capacity crowd at RCS.
10th Anniversary John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational
For Immediate Release – FYE Motorsports Promotions
Grand Forks, North Dakota (August 22nd, 2016)
The 10th anniversary running of the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational presented by Simplot at the highly competitive River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota is set and ready to be the biggest and best Seitz Memorial in history. The event, unbelievably entering its tenth season, will kick off again this year with the crowning of the NLRA Late Model Series Champion on Thursday, an event that began in 2011. For the sixth year in a row on Thursday, September 8th, the event will kick off with racing program dubbed the ‘Prelude to the Johnny’. Late Models will compete in a $1,192 to win program which will begin and 7pm along with the first of three consecutive nights for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, the first of two nights for the Street Stocks and the NOSA Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars will join the festivities for their first of two nights on Thursday night as well. This event will serve as the 2016 NLRA Championships and will be the final point night for the ’16 NLRA season, which will allow the tour champion to be crowned at River Cities just like the last five seasons. Defending NLRA champion Dustin Strand will be looking for his second straight and third overall NLRA championship entering the season finale.
Night number two of the memorial weekend will then begin again on Friday, September 9th with action for the WISSOTA Late Models, NOSA Sprint Cars, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Modifieds. Friday’s program will feature heat races and the $920 to win Go Hard or Go Home pole dash for the Late Models featuring a revenge draw for the second year in a row, plus a complete program (heat races, semi-features and features) for the Midwest Modifieds, Modifieds and Sprint Cars, including the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Back Row Challenge.
Saturday, September 10th’s program will feature b-features, a last chance race and the 92-lap $9,200 to win feature event for the Late Models plus another complete program for the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks plus for the first time ever, a second consecutive night for the WISSOTA Modifieds. All 3 support divisions will race for a $920 paycheck on Saturday night!
More than 50 of the Midwest’s best Late Model competitors from upwards of 5 states and several Canadian provinces, including previous champions, (Pat Doar, Cody Skytland, AJ Diemel, defending race winner Chad Mahder and the event’s only 2 time winner Brad Seng) are all expected to be in attendance to compete for this giant purse and the prestige of winning the John Seitz Memorial! In addition, Dustin Strand, Mike Balcaen, Shane Edginton, Zach Naastad, Bill Mooney, Steffen Snare, Joey Pederson and a host of local competitors will be looking to ‘defend their home turf’ from the travelers to try to keep the $9,200 in the Grand Forks area once the memorial weekend’s event is completed.
Street Stock drivers will be competing for $500 to win on Thursday night and $920 to win on Saturday night. Modified drivers will be competing for $700 to win on Friday night and $920 to win on Saturday night and Midwest Modified drivers will be competing for $350 to win on Thursday night, $500 to win on Friday night and $920 to win on Saturday night PLUS new this year, the weekend-long Midwest Modified point champion will also earn an additional $500 bonus courtesy of RH Rebel Storage in Jamestown, ND! Oh, and if the same Midwest Modified racer wins all three nights, FYE Motorsports Promotions will offer up a Weekend Sweep Bonus, which, on top of winnings and the point bonus, would allow one WISSOTA Midwest Modified racer to leave River Cities with a cool $2,500 for his or her efforts during the three day event!
Thursday and Friday’s action will begin at 7pm, with Saturday’s show beginning at 6pm. This event has been ultra-successful over the first nine seasons and fans will want to make sure to be in Grand Forks for the tenth running of the event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 8th, 9th & 10th.
River Cities Speedway is also offering a Fan Appreciation Promotion, where if you attend their Labor Day Monday (September 5th) NLRA Late Model, NOSA Sprint, WISSOTA Street Stock and Lightning Sprint event, you will receive a FREE grandstand ticket to the Thursday night portion of the Seitz Memorial weekend.
Tons of contingency awards will be provided in all divisions throughout the course of the weekend by some great sponsors. For ticket prices and more information please log onto www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or www.fyemotorsports.com for more event information or call Chris at (715) 497-8916.
Buffalo Wild Wings & 82 Blazin' Racin' Team will be honoring the life of Bryan Clauson at River Cities Speedway Friday, Aug 26th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Race
Buffalo Wild Wings will be matching the winners share of Aug 26th 50/50 at The World Famous Bullring and will donate the proceeds on behalf of the Blazin' Racin' Team, World of Outlaws, River Cities Speedway and NOSA to the
USAC BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION
in the name of
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
NLRA Late Models
at River Cities Speedway
Enjoy Outlaw Sprints and Late Models at the Best Dirt Track in North America
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 25) - The star-studded field of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series just added two more big names for Friday night’s program at River Cities Speedway. Both Terry and Austin McCarl of Altoona, IA will be competing at the Bullring along with the World of Outlaws.
Terry’s son, Austin, last competed in the Grand Forks three-tenths mile oval during the World of Outlaws event on June 19th, 2015 where he scored a 15th place finish.
On the other hand, Terry’s last visit to River Cities came back on August 19th, 2011 where he finished ninth with the World of Outlaws. McCarl, who is an eight-time Huset’s/Badlands Motor Speedway and seven-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, also has one career win in Grand Forks. That came with the World of Outlaws Gumout Series on August 22nd, 2003.
For ticket information regarding Friday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race, visit SLSpromotions.com!
RydellCars.com Preview: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars
By Mike Spieker | SpiekerPromotions@gmail.com
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 25) - This Friday night the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (WoO) will invade River Cities Speedway for the second and final time of 2016. Looking to sweep the season series at River Cities will be Fargo, ND driver, Donny Schatz.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 19) - Without even looking at the date on the calendar, you can tell that the 10th annual John Seitz Memorial is fast approaching just by looking at the amount of cars and big names in the Late Model lineups. A season high 32 Up North Financial WISSOTA Late Models were signed in to battle, including seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion, Donny Schatz, Ham Lake, MN driver Don Shaw, Lance Matthees and Pat Doar.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 18) - Racing returns to the high banks of River Cities Speedway tonight with a five-class Premier Racing Series program! The North Dakota Eye Clinic and RydellCars.com presents the NOSA 410 Sprint Cars, NLRA Late Models, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, and WISSOTA Street Stocks.
BREAKING NEWS Adam Fischer, Pat Doar, Don Shaw, Lance Mathees & Donny Schatz Will Be Racing TONIGHT at THE WORLD FAMOUS LEGENDARY BULLRINGRIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY
5 Amazing Race Classes Friday August 19th 2016
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 13) - The Premier Racing Series was back in action last night at River Cities Speedway with a five division program, which included a NLSA Lightning Sprints special. Travis Robertson, Preston Carr, and Mike Balcaen picked up the WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series wins, while Austin Pierce and Presley Truedson won the winged events.By Mike Spieker
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 6) - The Premier Racing Series was back in action Friday night at River Cities Speedway, presented by Orchard Oil and LePier Oil Company. A solid field of 92 race teams were signed in among the four divisions. Dustin Strand, Lance Schill, and Ryan Flaten took home the WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Series checkered flags, while Austin Pierce captured the NOSA Sprint Car win.
The Final Lap for Wayne Anderson on The World Famous Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway
As many of you may or may not know Wayne Anderson one of the managing partners of River Cities Speedway and cofounder of River Cities Speedway and Northern Outlaw Sprint Car Association recently passed away. It was only fitting that Wayne was able to take his his "Final Lap" on The Bullring with precision in tow.
Please watch this very short video to help pay tribute to the biggest caring supporter, promoter and leader in auto racing that our area has ever seen.
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