DQ Hands Cale Arneson first RRVS Modified Win

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO – Many race fans left Red River Valley Speedway Thursday night thinking Austin Arneson won the  night’s 42 lap IMCA Modified feature. However, Arneson came up 25 pounds light at the scales. That handed the win over to Austin’s brother, Cale, who followed Austin to the checkered flag.

Last Friday’s winner, Michael Greseth of Harwood, jumped out to the early lead as the green flag waved on the Modified feature. Greseth looked to have the car to beat in the first handful of laps before he was forced to retire from the event prematurely with mechanical issues.

That gave the lead to Johnny Scott. Once assuming the lead, the New Mexico driver checked out from the field and seemed to have the race in hand.

With six laps remaining and a full straightaway lead over Austin Arneson, Scott also suffered a catastrophic failure as a broken j-bar forced him pitside.

“We didn’t have the fastest car tonight,” said Austin Arneson after the race in victory lane. “We’ve been testing on the setup here as of late and we were just too tight tonight. Johnny [Scott] is a good friend of ours and that’s a heck of a tough way to lose a race.”

The night was dedicated to injured Fargo driver Mike Bruns, Sr., who traveled with Arneson as a crew member for several years.

“This is Mike Bruns’ race and he’s a great family friend,” Arneson said. “He was on the road with us for the last five seasons and every big race I’ve won he has been side by side with me.”

A benefit was held for Bruns during the intermission and Austin Arneson offered to add to that total by donating all of his winnings before knowing he would later be DQ’d.

For Cale, the win was his first in IMCA Modified action at RRVS

Chris VanMil backed up his win at Buffalo River Race Park’s season opener and claimed the IMCA sport mod feature race. .

Brandon Schmidt went back-to-back in the IMCA hobby stock as he visited KRJB Victory Lane in his No. 219 machine. Fifteen-year-old Tim Estenson, who flipped his INEX legend last Friday night, rebounded to score his fourth win of the season.

Kelly Jacobson grabbed his first career IMCA stock car win by holding off Minot’s Scott Yale on the final lap.

Racing continues Friday night at Red River Valley Speedway for the final night of the Dakota Cat 100.

IMCA Modifieds

A Feature 1 (42 Laps): 1. 99-Cale Arneson[4]; 2. 4D-Rob VanMil[20]; 3. 7-Dale Kraling[12]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[16]; 5. E85-Jason Strand[15]; 6. 86C-Darren Pfau[1]; 7. 17-Rich Pavlicek[13]; 8. 60-TYLER HALL[11]; 9. 91-Jarrett Carter[3]; 10. 19-Lucas Rodin[9]; 11. 84-Michael Johnson[10]; 12. 31-Kevin Bliese[18]; 13. 52-Brennan Borg[21]; 14. 30-Adam Fischer[27]; 15. 21S-Terry Sahr[29]; 16. 12-Greg Friestad[8]; 17. 38-Tailin Tommerdahl[24]; 18. 7R-Ryan Restad[22]; 19. 25-Karmith Christensen[14]; 20. 12C-Nickolis Curtis[28]; 21. 10-Austin Arneson[7]; 22. (DNF) 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 23. (DNF) 72-Dave Shipley[6]; 24. (DNF) 21M-Dev Malmlov[17]; 25. (DNF) 80-Len Kniep[19]; 26. (DNF) K9-Tom Cummings[26]; 27. (DNF) 4500-Cody Peterson[23]; 28. (DNF) 17G-Michael Greseth[2]; 29. (DNF) 21-Jamie Schulz[25]

Heat 1: 1. 12-Greg Friestad[4]; 2. 19-Lucas Rodin[2]; 3. 17G-Michael Greseth[7]; 4. 17-Rich Pavlicek[5]; 5. 21M-Dev Malmlov[6]; 6. 52-Brennan Borg[3]; 7. 21-Jamie Schulz[1]; 8. 21S-Terry Sahr[8]

Heat 2: 1. 86C-Darren Pfau[2]; 2. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 3. 84-Michael Johnson[6]; 4. 25-Karmith Christensen[4]; 5. 31-Kevin Bliese[3]; 6. 7R-Ryan Restad[7]; 7. K9-Tom Cummings[1]

Heat 3: 1. 7-Dale Kraling[2]; 2. 60-TYLER HALL[4]; 3. 91-Jarrett Carter[5]; 4. E85-Jason Strand[7]; 5. 80-Len Kniep[3]; 6. 4500-Cody Peterson[6]; 7. (DNF) 30-Adam Fischer[1]

Heat 4: 1. 10-Austin Arneson[4]; 2. 99-Cale Arneson[1]; 3. 72-Dave Shipley[6]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson[2]; 5. 4D-Rob VanMil[5]; 6. 38-Tailin Tommerdahl[7]; 7. 12C-Nickolis Curtis[3]

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

A Feature 1: 1. 219-BRandon Schmidt[4]; 2. 21-Tim Church[5]; 3. 73-Maranda Borg[2]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek[1]; 5. 14-Alyssa White[6]; 6. (DNF) 9-Torey Fischer[3]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 21-Tim Church[6]; 2. 219-BRandon Schmidt[5]; 3. 73-Maranda Borg[3]; 4. 106-Eric Novacek[1]; 5. (DNF) 9-Torey Fischer[4]; 6. (DNF) 14-Alyssa White[2]

IMCA Sport Mod:

A Feature 1: 1. 44D-Chris VanMil[10]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson[9]; 3. 22-Vince Jegtvig[5]; 4. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[12]; 5. 77-Charles Jensen[6]; 6. 51-Kelly Jacobson[11]; 7. 5T-Matt Talley[8]; 8. 6-Austin Veralrud[4]; 9. 12T-Brandon Tendeland[2]; 10. 3X-Andy Wagner[14]; 11. 1RM-Taylor Grove[7]; 12. 55-Kenneth Bye[1]; 13. 47-Kreig Kasin[3]; 14. 76-Riele Sailer[13]; 15. (DNF) 33-Ryan Dahl[17]; 16. (DNF) 22B-Brian Schaffer[20]; 17. (DNF) 2D-Dan Dowling[15]; (DNS) 15-Matthew Clark; (DNS) 13C-Paul Colvin; (DNS) E-6-Ryan Veralrud

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 51-Kelly Jacobson[5]; 2. 22-Vince Jegtvig[3]; 3. 5T-Matt Talley[4]; 4. 47-Kreig Kasin[2]; 5. 76-Riele Sailer[7]; 6. (DNF) 15-Matthew Clark[6]; 7. (DNF) E-6-Ryan Veralrud[1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 3S-Jesse Skalicky[7]; 2. 8J-Luke Johnson[6]; 3. 55-Kenneth Bye[1]; 4. 77-Charles Jensen[5]; 5. 3X-Andy Wagner[4]; 6. 33-Ryan Dahl[3]; 7. 22B-Brian Schaffer[2]

Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 6-Austin Veralrud[4]; 2. 44D-Chris VanMil[6]; 3. 1RM-Taylor Grove[5]; 4. 12T-Brandon Tendeland[3]; 5. (DNF) 2D-Dan Dowling[1]; 6. (DNF) 13C-Paul Colvin[2]

INEX Legends:

A Feature 1: 1. 14T-Tim Estenson[6]; 2. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[9]; 3. 21-Andrew Jochim[11]; 4. 18-Joshua Julsrud[10]; 5. 5D8-Dylan Johnson[3]; 6. 60-Drew Papke[17]; 7. 77-Preston Martin[12]; 8. 72-Tye Wilke[7]; 9. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[13]; 10. 79-Scott Richardson[5]; 11. 69-Brian Hanson[8]; 12. 58-Sean Johnson[1]; 13. 29-Brandon Erickson[4]; 14. 9-Jerret Julsrud[2]; 15. 24-Shaun Erickson[15]; 16. (DNF) 5-Dean Julsrud[14]; 17. (DNF) B1-Brody Carlsrud[16]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 79-Scott Richardson[2]; 2. 77-Preston Martin[4]; 3. 8JR-Kaitlyn Skalicky[3]; 4. 9-Jerret Julsrud[1]; 5. D1RT-Tony Brockhouse[5]; 6. B1-Brody Carlsrud[6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 14T-Tim Estenson[3]; 2. 18-Joshua Julsrud[5]; 3. 5D8-Dylan Johnson[2]; 4. 58-Sean Johnson[1]; 5. 5-Dean Julsrud[4]; 6. 60-Drew Papke[6]

Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 21-Andrew Jochim[5]; 2. 69-Brian Hanson[3]; 3. 72-Tye Wilke[2]; 4. 29-Brandon Erickson[4]; 5. 24-Shaun Erickson[1]

IMCA Stock Cars:

A Feature 1: 1. 1-Kelly Jacobson[2]; 2. 2-Scott Yale[1]; 3. 40-Corry VanMil[3]; 4. 49-Tim Compson[8]; 5. 12D-Blaine Durward[4]; 6. 4-Rick Schulz[7]; 7. 2D-Jordan Durward[5]; 8. 76Z-John Sandvig[6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 40-Corry VanMil[6]; 2. 2D-Jordan Durward[8]; 3. 1-Kelly Jacobson[4]; 4. 2-Scott Yale[3]; 5. 12D-Blaine Durward[7]; 6. 76Z-John Sandvig[1]; 7. (DNF) 4-Rick Schulz[5]; 8. (DNF) 49-Tim Compson[2]

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