A Look at the Season Champions at Area Tracks

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Rob VanMil won IMCA Stock Car titles at NCR and RRVS (Speedway Shots/Mike Spieker)

I put together the list of season points championships at the tracks I cover, and that is below. Two tracks have yet to crown point champions, one is River Cities in Grand Forks (even though their schedule said season championship was Aug. 24) and the other is Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, which holds its track championship on Labor Day (the track will run make-up features in four cars from the fair race on Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.).

It was an odd ending to the points season at several tracks. Buffalo River Race Park rained out its final two points shows; Viking Speedway and I-94 both rained out their season championship nights; and Sheyenne Speedway has been bitten by the weather bug too with a rainout of its NLRA show and also rain bringing to a halt the Ransom County Fair Race on Aug. 23.

With that said, here are a few interesting notes:
—Brody Carlsrud of Moorhead became the youngest-ever track champion at Norman County Raceway in Ada when he claimed the INEX Legends title. Carlsrud is only 15 years old so that is a great feat!
—Cole Schill of Horace repeated as the Wissota Late Model track champion at I-94 Speedway
—Nate Reinke of Lisbon repeated as the Wissota Midwest Modified track champion at Jamestown
—Brady Gerdes of Villard was one of several drivers to win track championships at two different tracks: he won the Wissota Modified title at I-94 Speedway and also won the title at Viking Speedway
—16-year-old Tim Estenson won INEX Legend titles at both Red River Valley Speedway and Buffalo River Race Park
—Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls won Wissota Midwest Modified titles at Norman County Raceway and I-94 Speedway
—Veteran Tim Shiek of Fargo won the IMCA Hobby Stock championships at Red River Valley Speedway and Norman County Raceway
—Dustin Strand of East Grand Forks not only will win the track title in the late models at River Cities Speedway but he also is leading the NLRA point standings by 16 points over Brad Seng of Grand Forks with three races remaining.
—Randy Thompson of Lake Park won the Short Tracker championship at I-94 and the IMCA Sport Compact title at BRRP
—Tyler Peterson’s feature win at RRVS on Aug. 24 proved vital; it allowed him to win the IMCA Modified track championship at the track by one point over Darren Pfau of West Fargo and Rich Pavlicek of Casselton
—Rob VanMil of Barnesville won IMCA Stock Car track titles at NCR and RRVS

I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls
Wissota Late Model: Cole Schill (44), Horace, N.D.
Wissota Modified: Brady Gerdes (2x), Villard, Minn.
Limited Late Model: Ben Wolden (50), Fergus Falls, Minn.
Wissota Midwest Modified: Brock Gronwold (2G), Fergus Falls
Wissota Street Stock: Ryan Satter (67), Dent, Minn.
Short Tracker: Randy Thompson (6T), Lake Park, Minn.

Jamestown Speedway
Bombers: Clay Gentzkow (32), LaMoure, N.D.
Wissota Midwest Modified: Nate Reinke (71), Lisbon, N.D.
Wissota Street Stock: Bob Banish Jr. (65), Milnor, N.D.
IMCA Modified: Eric Edwards (14), Edgeley, N.D.

Buffalo River Race Park, Glyndon
IMCA Modified: Tyler Hall (60), Fertile, Minn.
IMCA SportMod: Kelly Jacobson (51), Fargo, N.D.
NLSA Lightning Sprints: Josh Abrahamson (16), Moorhead, Minn.
INEX Legends: Tim Estenson (14T), Fargo, N.D.
Sport Compact: Randy Thompson (6T), Lake Park, Minn.
IMCA Hobby Stock: Kyle Hallgren (701), Hankinson, N.D.

Norman County Raceway, Ada
INEX Legends: Brody Carlsrud (B1), Moorhead
IMCA Sport Mod: Aaron Wetterlin (3W), Moorhead
IMCA Stock Car: Rob VanMil (40), Barnesville
IMCA Hobby Stock: Tim Shiek (31X), Fargo
Wissota Midwest Modified: Brock Gronwold (2G), Fergus Falls
IMCA Modified: Brady Petermann (88B), Hawley

Red River Valley Speedway
IMCA Modified: Tyler Peterson (1TPO), Hickson, N.D.
IMCA Sport Mod: Luke Johnson (8J), Moorhead, Minn.
IMCA Hobby Stock: Tim Shiek (31X), Fargo, N.D.
IMCA Stock Car: Rob VanMil (40), Barnesville
INEX Legends: Tim Estenson (14T), Fargo

Viking Speedway
Wissota Modified: Brady Gerdes (2X), Villard, Minn.
Wissota Midwest Modified: Nick Bruder (092), Long Prairie
Wissota Street Stock: Brett Miller (3), Alexandria
Wissota Super Stock: Jeff Crouse (29), Alexandria
Pure Stock: Jesse Waldorf (7W), Osakis
Limited Late Model: Ben Wolden (50), Fergus Falls

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