GRAND FORKS, N.D. (March 4, 2018) – River Cities Speedway’s 20th anniversary season is set to be one of its biggest yet. The legendary bullring has a stout 25-race schedule slated for the 2018 season, featuring the country’s premier touring series to the fan favorite weekly classes.
Friday night racing begins at 7pm. Save $3 on Premier Racing Series tickets all year by getting them in advance at these select businesses: Home of Economy, University Station, Gateway Cenex, StaMart, ElRoco Bottle Shop, and Northdale Oil. Current and former members of the military receive a $5 discount by presenting a Military ID at the gate, while students get in for half price with a student ID.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 7, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier added two more Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car checkered flags to his impressive River Cities Speedway résumé Friday night. Dobmeier began the night by claiming the June 9th make-up feature, albeit with some controversy.
1st Outlaw Sprint Car win for Nick Omdahl at The World Famous Legendary Bullring and it came during the 10th Annual John Sietz Memorial presented by www.Simplot.com on SpeedShiftTV.com Pay Per View. Congrats to you Nick and we are sure we will see you in www.RydellCars.com victory lane many more times.
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
5 Amazing Race Classes Friday August 19th 2016
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.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (July 28) - This Friday night racing continues at River Cities Speedway with the AFCO Race of Champions Qualifier for the WISSOTA Late Models, Midwest Mods, and Street Stocks.
The winner of each feature will be granted a starting spot in the AFCO Race of Champions event at the WISSOTA 100 in Huron, SD in September.
On the Sprint Car side of tomorrow night's schedule, Mark Dobmeier will be trying to do something no other driver has done in River Cities Speedway history*. Coming in, Dobmeier has won the last seven consecutive NOSA Sprint Car races at the three-tenths mile bullring, which broke his previous Sprint Car record of six wins in a row and ties him with former Super Stock driver, Jerry Messner, for the overall win streak record.
If Dobmeier has one thing on his side, it's momentum. The Grand Forks, ND pilot has won his last five races in a row between River Cities and Badlands Motor Speedway and looks to be peaking at the right time of the season with the Knoxville Nationals coming up in just two weeks.
The green flag flies at 7pm sharp. Save $3 per adult by purchasing your ticket at Home of Economy, University Station, Gateway Cenex, StaMart, ElRoco Bottle Shop, or Northdale Oil! Students receive 50% off the ticket price with a valid Student ID.
*River Cities Speedway history (1999-present), does not include results from Grand Forks Speedway (1950's-1998)
Video of Mark Dobmeier @DobmeierRacing in @RydellCars Victory Lane Holds After Spectacular Spinning and Spinning
May 6th 2016 Rick Rea from RickRea.com recorded Mark Dobmeier making an evasive move at The World Famous Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway to avoid crashing into a Sprint Car that collected the wall but Mark still collided and damaged his wing and then spun 3 times avoiding coming to a complete stop to get his position back. Mark came back to take the win!
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (April 29) - A three-generation Sprint Car rivalry was renewed to start the 25-lap, 24-car Northern Outlaw Sprint Assocation A-main as Mitch Mack and Thomas Kennedy lined up on the front row.
River Cities Speedway Season Finale Preview, presented by RydellCars.com
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (September 16) – This Friday night the dirt will be slingin’ off the high banks of River Cities Speedway for the final time in 2015. The NOSA Outlaw Sprints headline the lineup, which also includes IMCA Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, Legends, and Sling Shots.
Season Points Championship preview, presented by RydellCars.com
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (September 2) – Seventeen; that’s the number of scheduled Premier Racing Series events that have led up to Friday night’s season championship, presented by Stamart. Since late April, every driver that has hit the high banks of River Cities Speedway has scratched and clawed to earn every single position out there on the track; and it all comes down to this Friday night.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 6) - The Premier Racing Series continues this Friday night at River Cities Speedway with WISSOTA Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Late Models and NOSA Outlaw Sprint Cars, presented by University Station and Orchard Oil.
Northern Outlaw Sprint Association recap, presented by RydellCars.com
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (July 31) - Although Wade Nygaard has led the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association points standings for the majority of the season, the Grand Forks, ND driver hadn't visited victory lane since May. All that changed for the six-time NOSA champion Friday night at River Cities Speedway, however, as Nygaard drove from 11th to claim his 117th NOSA victory.
Mitch was in severe pain Friday but made the choice to race anyway due to it being mid season championship. ....He said the results reflected it. Saturday morning he went to the hospital in Fargo and found out he had severe pancreatitis which had led to his entire abdomen being severely infected. The Doctor admitted him immediately Saturday until Tuesday afternoon. He said he's feeling better ...still not 100 percent ...but he plans to be racing this Friday again! Get well soon Mitch!
NOSA Sprint Car Recap, presented by RydellCars.com
Austin Pierce crosses the ND Eye Clinic Finish Line for his 1st RCS win of 2015. Photo by Mike Spieker.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (July 10) - They say the first win of the season is the hardest to get, but once you get the first, the next ones come easier. Although he's ran up front all season long, Austin Pierce is certainly proving that true. It took the defending series champion until early July to pick up his first win of the season (last Saturday at Greenbush Race Park), but Pierce backed it up Friday night at River Cities Speedway by claiming his second consecutive checkered flag.
Special Announcement: Donny Schatz Will Be Racing With The World of Outlaw Late Models Friday Night July 10th 2015
Friday July 10th 2015 Donny Schatz will be racing with the World of Outlaw Late Models at The World Famous Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway.
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