WEST FARGO – Veteran auto racing driver Corry VanMil scored Red River Valley Speedway’s (RRVS) first-ever IMCA Stock Car feature win.
“This feels great,” said VanMil, who had to sit out the 2016 season due to health concerns.
The Lake Park, Minn. driver started fourth on the starting grid, but charged into the lead on the opening lap. From there VanMil drove away from the field as the pack fought for the runner-up position.
“I didn’t know if I was going to finish the race,” continued VanMil. “The car was overheating and spitting water like crazy. I thought I was going to run out of cover-ups on my helmet.”
VanMil went on to lead every lap in the main event, adding another historic win to his legendary RRVS résumé.
Fargo’s Jesse Skalicky found victory lane in the IMCA sportmods. The defending RRVS track champion drove by Luke
Tim Church edged out Dana Brandt in a wild IMCA hobby stock finish. Church, the 2016 IMCA hobby stock national rookie of the year, led all 12 circuits and took the checkers 0.352 second ahead of Brandt.
A pair of Shakopee, Minn. drivers led the field to the checkers during the INEX legends main event as Tim Brockhouse topped Baiden Heskett.
Results not available at time of press.
Feature – 1. Corry VanMil, Lake Park, Minn; 2. Tim Compson, Valley City ; 3. Eric Harpole, Jamestown; 4. Duffy Froemke, Lisbon; 5. Taylor Stenvold, Minot.
Feature – 1. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo; 2. Luke Johnson, Moorhead, Minn.; 3. Luke Krogh, Dickinson; 4. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo; 5. Phillip Keller, Sidney, Mont.
Feature – 1. Tim Church, Hawely, Minn.; 2. Dana Brandt, Minot; 3. Andrew Bertsch, Minot; 4. Tim Shiek, Fargo; 5. Brandon Schmidt Hillsboro.
Feature – 1. Tim Brockhouse, Shakopee, Minn.; 2. Baiden Heskett, Shakopee, Minn.; 3. Andrew Jochim, Wishek; 4. Casey Hendriksen, Moorhead, Minn; 5. Tim Estenson, Fargo.