2009 Midwest Mod Stats Detailed

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 17 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 31 | Top 10’s: 42
Points/Ave: 1617/53.9  National Standing: 20th of 783 Drivers

Heat B-Main Feature
Date Track City, State Start Finish Start Finish Start Finish Points
04/17/09 Red Cedar Speedway Menomonie, WI 2 6 6 10 19
First night in new car. Front right ball joint failed. Was hard getting car around the track.
04/18/09 Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN 7 8 DNS 15
Rained Out
05/01/09 Princeton Speedway Princeton, MN 2 6 3 9-DNF 17
Wrecked car. Gonna have to run the old car for awhile.
05/08/09 Geographical Center Speedway Rugby, ND 4 1 1 3 53
Love the old car. Lead most of the feature… got into lap traffic and a lap car drove into me. Wrecked the front left control are but still managed to finish 3rd. Good night all in all.
05/09/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 6 6 16 9 43
Car pushed bad in the heat. Much better in the feature. Ran the high side pretty well. Just not enough laps.
05/15/09 Miller Speedway Miller, SD 5 2 3 2 54
Car worked with in heat and feature. Good run. Same car beat me in the heat and feature. Fun time. Long Drive.
05/16/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 2 2 2 2 54
De Javu – same car beat me in heat and feature for 2nd night in a row… just different race cars each night. Took lead in heat quickly, held it for 6 laps…. Finished second. In the feature, dropped back to 4th, then slowing worked way back to second. Caught the leader once and tried to pass, but no luck. Great run at the home track.
05/17/09 Tri County Speedway Wishek, ND 5 3 1 1 53
Track was a bit rough in the heat…. Managed to finish 3rd. Feature was dry slick and car was set up great. First feature win of the season!!!!
05/22/09 Geographical Center Speedway Rugby, ND 2 1 1 3 52
Started the heat in front but blew the car off the track. Came back and won the heat. Started out front on the feature and led for about 17 laps. On a re-start lost the lead. Needed a little better brake corner finesse. Car was a little pushy. Good run all in all.
05/23/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 2 1 3 2 55
Heat was tacky and fast. Took the lead early and finished the heat in 1st. The feature was very good. Moved into second and spent the rest of the race trying to catch the leader. Had a chance to win but then over drove the car a bit. Finished 2nd. Fun run!!.
05/24/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 2 1 6 8 49
The heat was a little bumpy. Got out front right away and stayed there. After a restart almost lost the lead but was able to hang onto it. In the feature there was a few cautions in the beginning. Car just wasn’t set up the best for the track. Dropped back to 13 or 14 at one but and made it back to 8th at the end. Need to figure out a better set up for BRRP.
05/29/09 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND 2 1 5 4 53
Heat was tacking but slopping. Got the lead right away. Have a few cautions and was able to keep the lead and win the heat. Started 5th in the feature. After a few cautions on the start we got rolling and moved up to 3rd. Chased the 2nd place car several laps. Every time we got in a position to pass there was a caution. With 2 laps to go Scott made a risky pass attempt low to get around 1 and 2 for the lead…car pushed a bit and finished 4th. Good fun run at River Cities Speedway.
05/30/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 1 7 12 45
Lost the lead on the 2nd lap of the heat, but about 3 laps to go got the lead back and finished by about 5 car lengths ahead. In the feature started 7th. One the first corner I almost spun another car out, but the race kept going. That dropped me back to 15 or so. Also lost the brakes on the first corner. Made it back to 7th and then blew the car off the track in corner 3 and 4. Car needs some fixin and TLC.
05/31/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 6 5 14 16-DNF 37
Started the heat and moved up to 4th, then broke a brake line again and had to take it easy, finished 5th. Got the brake line fixed and started the feature. On the first lap had to hit the brakes and broke the rear brake caliper mount and lost the brakes again. Pulled in after a few laps. Back to the garage we go to fix the brakes.
06/02/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 6 5 12 11 40
The car was pushing a bit in the heat and I ran it off the track. Kept going but was a 1/2 lap down…caught the pack of cars just not enough laps to pass. In the feature, the car had a pretty bad push coming out of the corners, got it up to 8th but then caused a caution and was sent tail end. Need to do a little car set up tuning.
06/05/09 Geographical Center Speedway Rugby, ND 4 1 10 2 54
The heat was a little sloppy and tacky. Got the lead about two laps and held on to it for the heat win. Started 10th in the feature and got up to 3rd in about six laps. A few more laps later, got the lead. We have a trifecta happening in Rugby. With 2 laps to go a lap car caused a caution. On the restart kept the lead and then lost it with 1 lap to go. Finished 2nd…. maybe next time. 3 in a row we missed the feature win on the last restart…
06/07/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 5 3 4 2 53
Moved up a couple of spots in the heat. It was tracking and pretty much follow the leader. Started the feature 4th and there was a few cautions on the start. Once we got going, I took the lead on about lap 7. With 2 laps to go, we had another caution. Yes, you guess it, i got passed with 1 lap to go with a slide job. But hey, 2nd is a good finish for me at BRRP. Maybe next time…..
06/09/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 6 4 12 19-DNF 35
Started the heat pretty good…2 laps in lost the brakes again.. Had to take it easy but managed to finish 4th. Thought we fixed the brakes and headed out to the feature. Started moving up and got a flat tire. Changed the tire and headed back out to the tire but had to start in the back since we went into the pits. Moved up to about 10th and lost brakes again. DNF. Pulled off the track and called it a night.
06/12/09 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND 3 2 8 11 45
Was cruising in the heat pretty good. Made several attempts to pass for the led but the car was kind of jerky and ending up finishing 2nd. Found out the left lower ball joint failed. Spent the next hour fixing the left front with a lot of help from my Bride and Dustin Strand. In the feature, the car was still a little jerky but managed to move up to 3rd until the car pushed off the track. Got sent to the tail end of the 25 car feature. Made it back to 11th. To the shop we go again to fully fix the car. On a side note, Dustin Strand won the feature.
06/13/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 5 4 13 3 51
On the start, dropped back some in the heat. Car was pretty jerky again and somehow managed to finish 4th. Checked out the car and this time the right lower ball joint failed. Spent about an hour fixing on it before the feature. Again with the help of my Bride, Dustin Strand and Rusty Kollman made it out to the feature. The feature was a dry slick and slowly moved up the pack a lap at a time and ended up finishing 3rd. Felt like the old car is back in action. Hopefully this is the last of the mechanical issues for awhile. BTW Rusty Kollman won the Street Stock feature and Dustin won the Midwest Mod feature. Guess it helps to help others.
06/14/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 6 6 18 8 44
Started the heat fast and smooth…made it to 2nd and on the pass for 1st looped the car…. Should have had more patience. The feature was a dry slick and had a number of cautions. Managed to slowly move up and avoid the wrecks. Just ran out of laps to get to a higher position. But this is 2 nights in a row we moved up 10 spots.
06/19/09 Geographical Center Speedway Rugby, ND 2 4 8 9 42
Tried to run the new car again. Looped it in the heat. In the feature, slide into a car and got sent tail end. Made it back to 3rd and when making the pass for 2nd, looped it. Got black flagged. Had to change the steering box, but still some issues with it.
06/20/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 5 3 14-DNF 20
Installed a new steering box. Led the first 4 laps on heat and then looped it. In consi, got the lead and then looped the car. Got ran into bring bad in the spin out. Somethings up with the new car… more fixing needed.
06/23/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 3 3 1 2 53
Back in the old car again. The heat was a bit rough and a one lane track. Lead first 12 laps of feature, then went back on forth between 1st and 2nd. Finished 2nd. Good run.
06/27/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 4 2 1 1 56
Heat was tracky and fast. Got up to 2nd. Good run but the car was a little pushy. For the feature, got the lead on the start and kept it. There were a few cautions and with about 7 laps to go, Dustin Strand moved into 2nd and was pushing for the lead pretty hard. The track was dry and got lucky enough to be the first to cross for the checkered flag. Gotta just love the old car.
06/28/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 5 2 3 6 50
The heat was somewhat of a wreckfest with heavy damage on both sides of the car. Started 5th and finished 2nd. With some help from the Brent Weight’s pit crew, we made it out to the feature. Starting 3rd in the feature, Scott fell back to about 10th after the first lap as it was a train on the high side of the track. Bintz slowly moved up and finished 6th without any more damage to the race car.
06/30/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 6 7 13 3 47
In the heat started 6th and started moving up and then got pinched out and had to let off which resulted in finishing 7th. For the feature started 13th and finished 3rd. There were to cautions in a row after the 2nd lap and then it was caution free for the rest of the race. Scott was making the pass for 2nd as the race ended but didn’t quite make it.
07/03/09 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND 6 4 12 5 49
Heat was tacky and a bit bumpy. Moved up to 2nd then got drilled in the front left. Had to drive about 4 laps of heat with flat front left tire. Feature was dry and a little bumpy. Moved up to 5th and ran out of steam.
07/04/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 9 4 10 3 51
The heat was fast a tacky. The feature was dry and smooth. Moved up to 2nd by about lap 11. Got the lead with about 3 or 4 to go. Drove it in a little to hard trying to stay ahead and slid in a little to much and got passed. Ran 3 wide for the lead for 2 or 3 laps. Ended up finishing 3rd. The fireworks after the races at the Jamestown Speedway were most excellent.
07/05/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 2 2 5 3 53
Didn’t get the best start for the heat. Ran 2nd most of the time until last corner and got passed going in but was able to pass him back coming out to finish 2nd. Feature was some what of a one lane track. Ran on the high side most of the time and made several pass attempts low for 2nd but couldnt quite make it by. On the last lap made a pass for 2nd and got it but got push towards the wall and hit the brakes to avoid a wreck, so we finished 3rd.
07/10/09 Dacotah Speedway Mandan, ND 2 1 7 3 53
The track had some tack and some dry spots in the heat. Got the lead and kept it but got a little side by side action on the last couple of laps. The feature was dry but still pretty fast. We went 25 laps straight with no cautions. Had some fun side by side racing with Josh Eberhardt at the end. I pass him high, then he passed be low, then i passed him back low. Finished 3rd. Good run all in all.
07/11/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 6 4 DNS 10
Started the heat pretty strong and then on the 2nd lap the motor started bogging down. Managed to finish 4th but blew a head gasket in the engine, so we were done for the night.
07/14/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 3 1 5 5 51
Got the lead on the start but then there was a caution. After a few cautions we finally got going. Within a couple of laps started to pull away from the pack and won the heat. The feature went 20 laps without a caution. On the start got jammed up and dropped back to about 8th. Made it back to 5th and pretty much stayed there. It was a dry slick track for the heats and feature.
07/17/09 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND 4 2 5 6 50
Started strong in the heat and moved up to second, then got pushed into the wall. Drove with caution after that as I was thinking I had a damaged right rear rim. Managed to hang onto 2nd in the heat. For the feature, the track was slimy on the bottom and rough & dry on the top. Started 3rd row inside so got jammed up on the start and dropped back to about 10th. Slowly made it up the pack and finished 6th. Very rough and dangerous track, probably one of the roughest ever.
07/18/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 2 3 6 50
Got the led in the heat on the start but got passed with 2 laps to go. Started 3rd in the heat and was running on the low side of the track. It was a dry slick and each start I lost a couple of spots. With about 5 laps to go, I was running about 12th and finally got to the high side of the track. Once on the high side I started moving up and finished 6th. Almost got ran off the track a few times and had to let off the gas. Car seems to be working pretty good on the high side.
07/21/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 1 1 7 4 52
Heat was tacky and fast. Full throttle most of the heat, almost got beat at the end but hung on for the heat win. Feature was dry and a little bumpy. Car wasn’t set up the best as it was too loose going in at times and pushing hard coming out of the corners at times. Perhaps it was the driver. There was only 1 caution and ultimately finished 4th.
07/24/09 Miller Speedway Miller, SD
4 4 7 2 51
At Miller Speedway it was a full throttle heat. I was making the pass for 2nd and pushed up off the track for a bit and finished 4th. Started 7th in the feature and moved up about a car every few laps. With about 5 laps to go I was in 2nd and made a few attempts to pass the leader, Loren Johnson but wasn’t able to get around him. Won the watermelon again for 2nd.
07/25/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 2 2 7 3 53
Started outside pole, next to Dustin Strand. Got the lead on the start and we raced side by side for a few laps. Strand got the lead and kept it. I finished a close 2nd. Started 7th in the feature and got a pretty good start. Made it to 3rd with a few to go. On the last restart made a strong pass attempt to 2nd, but wasn’t able to keep it. Jason Grimes won, followed by Strand and me.
07/28/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 7 4 11 5 49
Heat was a little dry but has some tack. Got up closed to 2nd and 3rd but couldn’t hold it. Finished 4th in heat. For the feature moved up a car or so every few laps. It was a rough track so there were a number of cautions. Got up to 3rd at one point but lost it at the end. Car was not set up the best for the track. Back to the scales we go.
07/31/09 Miller Speedway Miller, SD 1 2 7 6 49
The heat at Miller Speedway was heavy tack and fast. Got beat on the start and ran 2nd the entire heat. Feature was tacky with dry spots. Moved up and was trying to pass for 2nd and spun out Kevin Bliese with 2 laps to go. We were both trying to chase down Lorin Johnson. Got sent tail end and made it back to 6th. Lorin Johnson won followed by Kevin Bliese.
08/01/09 Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD 8 2 6 1 56
The heat at the Dakota State Fair Speedway was fast and full throttle. Moved up a car or two every few laps and made it to 2nd. On a caution with 2 laps to go made an attempt to win the heat but wasn’t able to make the pass. The feature was tacky with dry spots but pretty fast all in all. Made it to 3rd fairly quickly and then Ryan Mikkelson and I kept swapping 2nd and 3rd trying to chase down Kevin Bliese who was leading. There were a number of cautions behind us. On the last caution, Mikkelson was really giving Bliese a run for his money. On the last corner, both of them went low, so i went high and came out ahead of both of them coming out of corner 4 for the win. Bliese got 2nd followed by Mikkelson in 3rd.
08/09/09 Thunder MTN Speedway Bottineau, ND 2 1 1 1 56
14 Wissota Midwest Modifeds showed up for the season championship at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Bottineau, ND. Started outside pole of the first heat. Got the lead on the first lap and won by about a 1/2 track after a 10 lap heat. For the trophy dash started 6th and finished 3rd. Brent Perleberg won the trophy dash. For the feature started on pole and got the early lead and held it for all 20 laps. The track was turning into dry slick as the race went on. There were a number of cautions and was able to hang onto the lead for the feature win. Brent Perleberg finished 2nd followed by Jeff Hooker.
08/15/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 1 7 4 53
32 MW Mods showed up for the race at the Jamestown Speedway. There were 4 heats with 8 cars in each. Start on pole in heat. Got the earlier lead and kept it through three cautions. Very tacky track in both the heat and feature. Got spun and went into the mud in the center of the track on the first lap of the feature. On the restart moved into 5th pretty quickly and after several laps then into 4th. The 3rd place runner dropped out so i got into third for the last few laps on the race. On a restart with 4 to go, got passed at the end and wound up finishing 4th. John Corell led most of the race but bobbled on the last lap. Dustin Strand won, followed by Corell and Austin Arneson. On a side note, the heat winners got spots 1-4 in the feature.
08/16/09 BRRP Speedway Glyndon, MN 4 1 7 10 47
Started 4th in the 4th heat and moved up a car a time and got the lead. Won the heat by about a straight away as the car was pretty hooked up. In the feature started 7th. On the first corner, I spun out and got sent tail end. After that we went 15 laps without a caution and moved up from 20th to finish 10th. Car worked well. Travis Saurer won the feature.
08/22/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 1 7 4 53
32 Wissota Midwest Modifieds came to race the Jamestown Speedway on August 22nd. Scott drew the pole position of the 1st of 4 heats. He got the earlier lead and held it for the entire heat race for the win. There was a caution after the first lap but it was smooth driving after that. In the feature, Scott started in the in the 7th position (4th row inside). On the start, Scott dropped back a few spots and then there was a caution. On the restart, Scott was in 9th. The race went 19 more laps caution free and Scott moved up to 4th around lap 15 which is where he finished. Taylor Weight won by a few inches over Dustin Strand followed by Ryan Mikkelson and Scott Bintz.
08/26/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 5 2 3 2 54
Started 3rd row inside in the heat and moved up about a car per lap. Almost got the heat win but drove it in a little low on the last lap. Then there was a last corner caution thrown. Good heat run. For the feature got jammed up a bit and dropped back a few spots. Started moving up and got into 2nd. Wasn’t ever able to reel in the leader too much. Got close a few times but not enough to make a good run for the lead. Got a few chances to try for the lead on the re-starts, but the leader was pretty smooth. Finished 2nd. Randy Klein was the feature winner.
08/28/09 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND 4 4 16 13 41
Spun out of the first corner of the heat and was sent tail end. Made it back to 4th. For the feature, it was dry slick and moved up pretty good making it up to 6th. With 4 laps to go, spun out going into corner one. Sent tail end and made it back to 13th. Fun run as Chad Bolte was there to help. Aaron Olson was the feature winner followed by Dustin Strand.
08/29/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 7 3 10 5 50
The heat was fast and tracky. Got up to battling for 2nd, but finished 3rd. Got 2 great starts in the feature and was in 3rd coming out of corner 2 twice, but both were called back due to cautions. Once we got going, made it up to 4th and was racing hard for 3rd. Got passed at the end and finished 5th. Dustin Strand won followed by Taylor Weight and Zach Naastad.
09/01/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 3 2 3 7 48
The heat was fast and wound up finishing 2nd.  It was somewhat follow the leader.  In the feature, got going pretty dry and moved into 2nd pretty quickly.  Then out of the blue, got hit and pushed hard into the wall and might have been on 2 wheels for awhile.  When to the pits for a tire change and managed to finish 7th.  Entire rear clip of the car was destoyed along with the fuel cell.
09/05/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 1 1 4 4 53
It was fast and tacky in the heat.  Got the early lead and kept it for the heat win.  In the feature it was super dry.  Got into 2nd behind Dustin Strand but wasn’t able to make up much ground.  Eventually got passed by Eberhardt and Mikkelson.  Probably needed different gears for the track and my RPM’s were way to high.  Strand won the feature.
09/06/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND 7 4 14 11 43
Was in the 3rd heat and was somewhat of a rough heat.  Barely made it to 4th from 7th to qualify for the feature in the 14th starting spot.  I believe there was about 40 midwest modifieds that showed up to race.  The feature was dry but racey.  Was moving up pretty good and got to about 5th when i hit the inside wall on corner 2 and spun.  Got sent tail end and managed to make it back to 11th.  Ryan Mikkelson won the feature.
09/07/09 Sheyenne River Speedway Lisbon, ND 6 4 12 8 46
It was tacky and fast in the heat.  Made it up a few spots for the 12th starting position in the feature.  Moved up pretty well in the feature and slide into Pavlicek on about lap 5.  Got sent tail end and made it back to 8th.
09/13/09 Tri County Speedway Wishek, ND 1 1 4 3 52
Got the early lead in the heat and held it for the heat win.  The heat was super dry.  The feature was real dry as well and kind of a one lane track on the bottom.  Made it up to 2nd and with a few laps to go tried to make the pass for the lead on the high side and wound up finishing 3rd.  Jim Morlock won the feature.
09/16/09 Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD  5     23  11  30
Wissota 100 Heat Race #8:  Had to get top 3 to make first qualifying feature.  Scott drew 296 out of 600 numbers.  Scott started 5th in the 8th heat.  He got a good start and slowly moved up to 2nd for most of the race.  On the last corner of the last lap he was passed and finished 3rd.   The 3rd place finish put him starting 23rd in the qualifying feature.  Wissota 100 Qualifying Feature 1:  The qualifying feature was tacky, fast and have some dry spots all over the place.  Scott moved up a few cars per lap and got up to about 10th and then started getting pretty loose.  He ended up finishing 11th with some good luck and fall out as a result of some wrecks.  At one point on the back stretch there was a car spinning low and another one high at the same time, which Scott was able to avoid.  The 11th place finish allowed Scott to qualify the first night and he would be starting in the 11th position in the main feature on Saturday night, which would be 4th row in the middle.
09/17/09 Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD
Wissota 100:  No Racing for Scott as he was already qualified for the main feature on Saturday.
09/18/09 Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD
Wissota 100:  No Racing for Scott as he was already qualified for the main feature on Saturday.
09/19/09 Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD 11 12  43
Wissota 100 Main Feature: Saturday 9-19 was the big day with all the main feature events to be raced.  There was a parade of champions event, in which all the qualifying cars from all the classes were on the track at the same time.  Scott was very pleased to be among them.  The 3 wide 30 car Midwest Modified feature event started very smoothly.  Scott moved up from 11th pretty fast and was battling for 5th position.  There were 2 cautions where Scott started on the inside, which was not the fast lane.  After battling for 5th for several laps, Scott and another driver rubbed wheels pretty hard coming out of corner 4th.  This cost Scott a few positions, a car that was toed in and aftern that car seemed to be getting looser.  Scott eventually went high on the track and wound up hitting the wall in the center of corner 3 and 4.  Ultimately, Scott finished the race in the 12 position.  It was a great race, we probably had at top 5 car, but we must have used up most of our luck just getting into the main event.  Travis Saurer won followed by Curt Myers and Dan Ebert.
09/25/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND  4 1
Stock Car Stampede:  55 Wissota Midwest Modified’s show up to race 6 qualifying heats for the main feature of the 38th Annual Stock Car Stampede.  We had to get top 2 to make it in the main feature on Saturday.  The heat was tacky and pretty fast.  Got a good start and passed Strand for the lead coming out of corner 4.  Then there was a caution with 9 laps to go.  Got a great start and kept the lead for the heat win.
09/26/09 Jamestown Speedway Jamestown, ND  5 3 54 
Stock Car Stampede Main Feature:  The 6 heat winners had a draw for the starting line up at the Stock Car Stampede and Scott drew starting position # 5.  The feature was very dry but still pretty fast.  Scott worked his way up to 3rd after about 5 or 6 laps and spent the rest of the race trying to reel in Travis Saurer and Steve Ost.  Scott got right up to Ost’s bumper but then slide off the track a bit but was able to stay in 3rd at the end of the feature.  Travis Saurer won followed by Steve Ost.
10/08/09 Viking Speedway Alexandria, MN
Viking Fall Classic
10/09/09 Viking Speedway Alexandria, MN
Viking Fall Classic
10/10/09 Viking Speedway Alexandria, MN
Viking Fall Classic
11/11/09 Viking Speedway Alexandria, MN
Viking Fall Classic