All New Entry Race Class Coming To The World Famous Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway
“This is absolutely a no brainer for everyone involved , including the racetracks. I really like this idea. It provides a opportunity to race a low cost ,very equal car and most importantly within a family environment. It does not get any better than this. This will build future allstar racers that will have a very broad experience at a younger age. This will make the next transition in their career to higher classes much easier.” - Brad Seng, Veteran driver of the S&S Transport, #12s Wissota Late Model
Devils Lake Speedway is proud to announce the addition of the Slingshot by Tobias for the 2015 race season . Nolan Olmstead, Owner of Devils Lake Speedway stated the Slingshot’s by Tobias are a low cost entry level class. That I have been aware of for quite some time. This class will bring exciting competitive racing action to the speedway for all ages . IN conjunction with Olmstead , River Cities Speedway co-owner Darren Evavold announced the addition of the Slingshot’s with two dates confirmed for RCS in 2015. The first one will be during the Grand Forks county fair race in June and the second being the annual non-wissota sanctioned event in September, Evavold stated that RCS is very excited to try the Slingshot’s on a limited basis in 2015. We can see the importance of this class to RCS , it will build future racers for us and also provide a safe & affordable learning curve for anyone interested in trying the sport ,quoted Evavold. Brad Seng, Veteran driver of the S&S Transport, #12s Wissota Late Model was questioned on his thought’s of the Slingshot class coming to eastern North Dakota racetracks. His response was, “This is absolutely a no brainer for everyone involved , including the racetracks. I really like this idea. It provides a opportunity to race a low cost ,very equal car and most importantly within a family environment. It does not get any better than this. This will build future allstar racers that will have a very broad experience at a younger age. This will make the next transition in their career to higher classes much easier.” stated Seng. The organization is also currently working with other race tracks in area to get addition dates scheduled in 2015 .
Slingshot by Tobias/Briggs & Stratton Power Products cars are tailored toward the adventure hungry individual who wants to be involved in the fastest growing sport in America,auto racing.Slingshots give drivers the opportunity to race without the large investment of most motorsports. This 58” wheel-based,spec racer features a alcohol burning, Briggs & Stratton V-Twin power plant,capable of speeds over 80 MPH.Additionally, the Slingshot features a 4 – coil suspension and is available in your choice of colors . these purpose built race cars are designed for 1/8 to 1/3 mile dirt and pavement speedways. The Slingshot is a affordable,competitive,fun and safety minded class.
In 1999,noted chassis designer and master fabricator, Rich “Toby” Toias Jr. developed the Slingshot by Tobias spec race car. The cost effective concept of the slingshot keeps the ever growing expense of racing to a minimum, without sacrificing the thrill of competitive Motorsports.
Tobias’ involvement at the top-level of dirt modified and Usac Silver Crown Racing has allowed him to identify the biggest costs in the sport. The Slingshot concept and rules limit those factors by mandating the use of a sealed motor and spec racing components. [Tires,Rims,Shocks, Etc.] Winning is no longer determined by your budget but by driving ability and a well kept maintenance program.
With the Slingshot’s by Tobias , Rich has combined his 20 years of professional /winning racing experience and over 25 years of personal involvement in the racing industry to put racing back into the hands of the driver. The winning edge in Slingshot racing is dependent upon race car maintenance,chassis set-up, and driver ability.
Slingshot by Tobias is the best value for your racing dollars. The low initial investment and minimal average cost of weekly maintenance has put racing within reach of all who want to be involved in the sport. The Slingshot by Tobias is one of the fastest growing divisions in America.The active Slingshot car count exceeds 480 .
Age of Slingshot drivers have no boundaries, with current drivers ranging from 6 to 88 . It is a concept that has kept the family values of racing progressing forward. Many weekly tracks have a Junior Class which encompasses younger drivers from age 6 to 13. The value of seat time proves beneficial as the drivers abilities continue to grow. The Junior class runs everything the same as the Allstar/Regulor class except they are required to run a 1 bbl. carburetor versus a 2 bbl . The Slingshot is competitive , yet affordable and exhilarating fun on both dirt and asphalt speedway’s for drivers of all ages.With drivers from 6 to 88 ,the Slingshots are racing’s most versatile class!
Wheel Base – 58”
Weight-515 lbs. – Dry
Chassis- tubular,Jig Built.Tig Welded,Powder Coated
Dimensions- 110 “ long, 48 “ Wide
Engine- 600 v-twin Briggs & Stratton Vanguard ]sealed] Race prepped w/Racing cam,Modified Pistons, and Billet Rods. Electric Start
Ignition- Magneto Type
Drive- Heavy Duty Centrifugal Clutch , #40 Chain
Rear Axle- 1 1/4 “ Steel with Aluminum Drives
Front Suspension- Beam Axle with Bilstein Racing Coil-Over Shocks
Rear Suspension – Swing-Arm with Bilsein Racing Coil-Over Shocks
Brake- U.S. Brake- Hydraulic System
Shocks, Spec 5” travel Racing Shock
Seat- Kirkey Highback Aluminum Racing Seat with Cover
Safety Equipment- 3 1/2 Gallon Fuel Cell- ]New Jersey Legal ] , Steerrin Wheel Center Pad, Quick Release Steering Hub,
Safety Harness- 5-Point Belt System
Tires- Spec for Dirt and Asphalt
Wheels-  Steel, Aluminum [Right Rear]
Electrical – Sealed Harness , Compact Battery
Gauges- AutoMeter Oil Pressure with Warning Light
Optional- Tach and Rev LImiter
Questions may be directed to :
Devils Lake Speedway Bar & Grill , Nolan Olmstead, 701-398-3577
River Cities Speedway , Darren Evavold , 701-317-0375
Technical Director , Joe Potter, 701-741-5732
Series Director: tba
Minnesota Slingshot Dealer : Monte Chisholm : 641-220-4241 Currently Monte has threw his contacts 4 to 5 used cars available for purchase.
Eastern North Dakota Dealer: Bobby Eckerdt :218 779 4676
2015 Slingshot Rule Book CLICK HERE
Original Slingshot Racing Promotional Video by Tobias
Contact a Slingshot dealer today and you too can race at The World Famous Legendary Bullring River Cities Speedway.
See you at the races!