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Minnesota or Bust

The second weekend out took us to in to Minnesota for 3 nights of racing and then back to North Dakota for a 4th race.

The down & dirty: 2 heat wins, a 2nd place, a 10th place & 2 DNF’s.  From 9th to 4th to the tail end and back to 10th at I-94 Speedway.  From 14th to 2nd at North Central Speedway and from 4th to 3rd to a broken radiator for a DNF at BRRP.

Scott @ RRVS 5-18-11
Scott @ RRVS 5-18-11

The long version: On Friday 5-13-11 we headed to I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN for their 2nd night of racing.  Scott started 4th in the heat, which was pretty tacky moved up to 3rd quickly and battles for 2nd most of the heat to ultimately finish 3rd.  Car was a little pushy for the track conditions to do much passing.  For the feature, we started 9th and begin moving up pretty good.   Scott was tail ended on a questionable call, as he was checking up for another driver and spun.  With about 1/2 the race left, Scott was able to drive with some spirit and put us back in the top 10 for a 10th place finish.  21x Travis Saurer picked up his 2nd feature win at I-94.

We stayed over night in Fergus Falls and then had to play the “where won’t the rain be game”.   As luck would have it, we made the right choice to head to North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN.   The heat was fast and tacky, Scott picked up the heat win.  For the feature, we started in the 6th position.  Again the track was fast and racy.  Scott moved up a position every few laps working the low and high groove.  With2 laps to go, there was a caution with Scott in 3rd, behind #7a Sabraski with #60 Dan Ebert leading.  On the re-start Sabraski picked the high grove putting Scott in the low, when the green dropped the #1s machine made the pass for second in corners 1 & 2 and begin chasing down Ebert.  However, Ebert, another Millenium Chassis driver, was super fast and pulled off the win with Scott in 2nd and Sabraski in 3rd. 

On Sunday, we tried our luck at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN.   Starting 4th in the heat, Scott was on a mission and passed his way to the front for the heat win.  This put us starting 4th in the feature.   The track was getting dry and there were a few cautions.  Scott moved up to 3rd and then during a caution ran over some debris from a wrecked car that busted the radiator.   So we picked up a 16th place DNF.  #21x Travis Saurer won followed by #60 Dan Ebert.

Next we headed to Fargo on Wednesday 5-25-11 for the Red River Valley Speedway opener.  The Dakota Engine Builders powered 1s machine has been strong but we didn’t do the best at RRVS in 2010 so we were a bit nervous.  But are luck was about to change with Scott finishing 2nd in the heat after hitting the wall on the start.  On the re-draw, Scott started 3rd in the feature.   After a few laps, the 1s Machine took the lead.  The track was really rough and there were numerous cautions.  Each re-start, Scott kept the lead and victory seemed at our finger tips.  But, as luck would have it, with 4 laps to go, the right rear bar broke.  So instead of a trip to victory lane, Scott got a free ride on the wrecker back to our pit area.  All the same it was a good run.  #91 Jarrett Carter won followed by #07 Cory Crapser.

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First Weekend Out Scored 3 Top 5’s

 

2011 Scott Bintz Racing Wissota Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 1 | Feature Wins: 0 | Top 5’s: 3 | Top 10’s: 0
Points/Ave: 157/52.33 National Standing: N/A
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Scott @ I-94 Speedway
Scott @ I-94 Speedway

After several weekends of rain outs, the SBR team was able to get in the first fun filled, full weekend of Wissota racing action.

The down and dirty: Buried the hauler 2 feet deep but still made it to 3 tracks, two 2nd place finishes and a 5th place finish.

The long version: On Friday, May 6th, after extra help from Correl Farms, Randy’s Auto Xpress, K&D towing and Dakota Engine Builders in getting the hauler pulled from the mud, we headed for the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN for their season opener.

Pre-Race Bad Driving
Pre-Race Bad Driving

The temperature was in the 60’s and there was a full turn out of race cars and fans. Scott drew the 8th starting spot in the 2nd of 4 midwest modified heats. The tacky track was fast and Scott was able to move up to 3rd at the checker putting him in the 10th starting position for the feature. With a full field of race cars the feature was smooth and fast going from green to checker with no cautions. Scott moved up a car or so ever few laps for a 5th place finish at the end. #21x Travis Saurer won followed by #22 Levi Arneson and #6 Brian Haben.

Strand Visits Victory Lane
Strand Visits Victory Lane

On a side note, test pilot and past national champion, Dustin Strand drove the back up Dakota Engine powered Millenium chassis into victory lane at the River Cities speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday night.

On Saturday, we headed about 40 miles further east to hit up the Viking Speedway opener in Alexandria, MN. The fast 1/2 mile track is known for tough competition and fast racing with the long straight aways and sweeping corners. Scott’s drawing skills haven’t improved much, so we started 6th in the 2nd of 4 heats of the night. Not being overly familiar with the track, the car was set up way to tight for the track, but amazingly we moved up a couple of spots to finish 4th in the heat putting us in the 14th position for the feature.

Racing To The Front
Racing To The Front

After some fine tuning on the suspension, we were ready for the feature but not really knowing what to expect for the track conditions. The track was fast with lots of passing and a few cautions along the way. With about 4 laps to go, Scott had made it up to 2nd and was challenging the leader, #21x Travis Saurer for the lead running almost even up at one point across the line giving the fans some last minute excitement. However, Saurer hasn’t won over 200 features because he is easy to pass. Saurer adjusted his line and was able to hold Scott to a 2nd place finish with #6 Brian Haben in 3rd.

Jacked Up @ BRRP
Jacked Up @ BRRP

Feeling good about the car, we headed back to Jamestown for Mother’s Day fun and then back to the race track for the season opener at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN. BRRP is a small 1/4 mile track known for tight racing and crazy fans. The weather was fairly questionable, but Mother Nature kept the rain away for the races. Scott drew pole of the 1st heat. Losing the lead on about the 2nd lap, Scott was able to reel back in the leader and take the lead with about 3 laps to go, picking up the first heat win of the season. Starting 3rd in the feature, there was a first lap caution and then the race got under way.  Scott got the earlier lead and was several cars deep into lap traffic with 3/4’s of the race complete. With the car being a little pushy and then getting jammed up behind two lap traffic cars, Saurer took the lead. This time it was #42 Ron Saurer. There was a caution with 3 laps to go. On the restart, Scott put every he and the Millenium chassis had into passing for the lead, but good ole Ron Saurer had his car and driving dialed in and there was no catching him. Scott finished 2nd with #2K Rusty Kollman in 3rd.

Ultimately fun was had, the Dakota Engine Builders powered, Milleninum Chassis 1s machine is getting fine tuned and the racing season is in full swing. See you at the Track!!  For at the track nightly updates, join the Scott Bintz Racing Fan club on facebook.

Special props to all our sponsors, including TruXedo Tonneau Covers for making the best tonneau covers and great race fans.

 

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Thanks For A Great 2010

Scott Bintz RacingScott Bintz Racing and Crew would like to thank all our sponsors and fans for a great 2010.  Thanks to you, we had our best season ever.   Here’s a quick recap on the 2010 racing seaon.

  • 69 Races @ 17 Wissota Tracks in ND, MN & SD (see below for track listing)Dirt Track Racing Action
  • 20 Heat Wins
  • 8 Feature Wins
  • 23 Top 5’s
  • 21 Top 10’s
  • 12th in National Points (out of almost 800 drivers)
  • 2 car shows
  • 20+ on the pit crew
  • 3000+ facebook fans (www.facebook.com/scottbintzracing)
  • Youtube action (www.youtube.com/scottbintzracing)
  • Lots of Help from lots of people (see below)
  • More Pictures & Fun


The PitsPeople Who Helps in the Pits: Shannon, Shawn, Frank, Chase, Joey, Scot, Katie, Blake, Tyler, Matt, John, Shane, Josh, Cathy, Casey, Ben, Shilow, Troy, Dave, Meghan, Samantha, Cameron.

Tracks We Raced:
-Thunder Mountain Speedway – Bottineau, ND
-Geographical Center Speedway – Rugby, ND
-Jamestown Speedway – Jamestown, ND
-River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND
-Sheyenne River Speedway – Lisbon, ND
Scott Bintz-Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, ND
-Buffalo River Race Park – Glydon, MN
-I-94 Speedway – Fergus Falls, MN
-Norman County Speedway – Ada, MN
-Madison Speedway – Madison, MN
-Viking Speedway – Alexandria, MN -North Central Speedway – St. Cloud, MN
-Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN
-Dodge County Speedway – Kasson, MN
-Chateau Raceway – Lansing, MN
-Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD
-Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD

Special thanks to all our sponsors: The Pizza Ranch, TruXedo Tonneau Covers, Plasmaglow, Dakota Engine Builders, Ringers Gloves, Millenium Chassis and RealTruck.com.
Our 2010 Sponsors

Special thanks to CRP Photos and Todd Torfin Photos for providing images our our site.

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Racing Summary for May 21st to May 23rd 2010

2010 Wissota Midwest Modified Summary as of 5-24-10
Heat Wins: 6
  |  Feature Wins: 2 Top 5’s: 3  |  Top 10’s: 7
Points/Ave: 642/49.38  National Standing: 4th
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Taking the Checker at BRRP
Taking the Checker at BRRP

 The down and dirty….. 3 heat wins, a 21st to 3rd place finish, a rain out and a feature win.

The Scott Bintz Racing team headed out for the Geographical Center Speedway on Friday, 5-21-10 but since the weather was questionable we turned around and headed to the I-94 speedway in Fegus Falls, MN after a quick pit spot at Dakota Engine Builders to change gears real fast. Scott won the heat and started outside pole of the feature. Ryan Mikkelson had the early lead and on a restart, Scott looped it and was sent tail end. Starting from the 21st position, we made it back up throught the pack and finished 3rd. #60 Dan Ebert won followed by #15 Flyin Ryan Mikkelson.  Check out the video of the I-94 Speedway race.

On Saturday, May 22nd 2010 we raced the Jamestown Speedway. Scott won his heat and was set to start in the 8th spot for the feature. Mother nature had other plans and we were rained out. The make up feature will be up on 5-29.

For Sunday, May 23rd we headed to the Bullalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN. Scott won his heat again and started 6th in the feature. It was a half dry slick and half tacky track. Scott got the lead on about lap 10 and was able to pull off the 2nd feature win of the season.   Scott won followed by #9 Tony Engelstad and #33 Jeff Nelson.

Photos courtesy of Todd Torfin Photos & CRP Photos.  To view more or order photos visit www.crpphotos.com and www.toddtorfinphotos.com.

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North Central Speedway & Buffalo River Race Park Action

Scott Bintz Wheelie'd Up @ BRRP
Wheelie'd Up @ BRRP

We got rained out friday and were hoping to race Jamestown Speedway on Saturday.  But, mother nature changed our plans and we (shawn, chase and scott) head to North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN on Saturday May 8th, 2010.

Scott started outside pole in the 5th heat for the Midwest Mods.  45 of them showed up to race.  Scott was racing for 1st when the leader got sideways putting an end to Scott’s racing as he picked up a right front flat in the heat.  Scott started 14th in the 1st b-main..   Scott was really hooked up and worked his way up, a car at a time, to a 2nd place finish.  The 2nd place finish  gave us a 19th starting spot in the feature.  After a first lap caution, the race went green to checker.  Scott was again pretty hooked up and finished 10th.  #20G, Tom Gill took the win.  Scott passed 21 cars for the night, which just might be a career high.

Sloan Fine Tuning at BRRP 5-09-10
Sloan Fine Tuning at BRRP 5-09-10

On Sunday, we went to Buffalo River Race Park in Glydon, MN.   With the help of Scot Sloan (the sunday night grinder), we got the car set up and started 4th in the 2nd heat.  It was a 1 caution heat and Scott worked his way up to 2nd and started to reel in the leader when we ran out of laps.  For the feature, we started 7th.  Scott quickly began moving up a car at a time and after about 8-9 laps was in 2nd and begin chasing down the leader.   It was a good race at the end for the fans, as Scott was able to challenge the leader a little but never quite enough to get around him and number 21x Travis Saurer took the checker and Scott finished 2nd.

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Racing Update for the Weekend of August 14th

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 13 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 21 | Top 10’s: 9

The weekend plans on Friday August 14th, 2009 began with plans to race River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND.  However, with a rain out we headed to the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND.  Scott started 4th in the heat and on the started dropped back several spots.  After he completed a few laps he started moving up again and finished 3rd.  Then the rain came and the races we cancelled.

Jamestown SpeedwayOn Saturday August 15th, 2009, we headed back to Jamestown for some racing at the Jamestown Speedway.  At 4pm this was a pretty good down pour of rain but the track was able to work it in.  32 MW Mods showed up for the race.  There were 4 heats with 8 cars in each.  Scott Bintz start on pole in the 4th heat.  Scott got the earlier lead and kept it through three cautions.  Very tacky track in both the heat and feature.  On the starting lap of the feature, Scott got spun and into the mud he went in the center of the track.  On the restart he moved into 5th pretty quickly and after several laps into 4th.  The 3rd place runner dropped out so Scott got into third for the last few laps of the race.  On a restart with 4 to go, Scott got passed at the end by Austin Arneson (who was bad fast and had been sent tail end at the beginning of the race) 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.

On Sunday, we went to BRRP, Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN.  Scott started 4th in the 4th heat and moved up a car a time and got the lead.  He won the heat by about a straight away as the car was pretty hooked up.  In the feature, he started 7th.  On the first corner, Scott spun out and got sent tail end.  After that the Midwest Mods went 15 laps without a caution and Scott moved up from 20th to finish 10th.  Car worked well, but the spin out on the first lap didn’t help.  Travis Saurer won the feature.

For complete details and up to date results and stats, see the Detailed Racing Results page.

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5-3-3 Latest Results

The weekend of July 3rd started with a trip up to River Cities Speedway.  Scott started 6th in the heat and finished 4th.  Made it up to 2nd but was drilled in the left front tire and had to run the last 4 laps with a flat.  The feature was dry, but had some tack.  Started 12th and finished 5th.  Scott made some good passed until he got to 5th and pretty much stayed there the last few laps.

#71 Dustin Strand and #1s Scott Bintz
#71 Dustin Strand and #1s Scott Bintz

The Fourth of July was very eventful with RealTruck.Com sponsoring the races at the Jamestown Speedway.  Scott and other drivers sponsored by RealTruck started the parade lap with the American Flag.  The Scott Bintz Race team had about the worst possible draw of the night for starting positions in the heats putting us in the 9th position in the first heat.  The track was fast and Scott made it to 4th which put him in the 10th position for the feature.  The track was bone dry for the feature which allowed for some good racing.  Scott made it to 2nd by about lap 10 and passed Ryan Mikkelson for the lead and had the lead for a couple of laps until Dustin Strand got into the mix.  It was 3 wide action for a few laps and Dustin took the lead.  Bintz and Mikkelson battled for 2nd.  It was an excited end with Dustin Strand winning, followed by Ryan Mikkelson and then Scott.

On July 6th, we headed to Buffalo River Race Park and started the 3rd heat on outside pole, next to you guessed it, Dustin Strand.  Strand won the heat followed by Scott.  For the feature it was dry but they watered the high side of the track right before the feature.  Scott started 5th and finished 3rd.  He made a pass for 2nd exiting the last corner of the race but pass pushed into the wall and hit the brakes for a 3rd place finish.

For up to date results and stats, visit the Scott Bintz Racing Results page.

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Wins: 2 | Top 5’s: 14 | Top 10’s: 5

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Luck Strikes Again for Scott Bintz Racing

Scott Bintz Feature Win Jamestown Speedway 6-27-09
Scott Bintz Feature Win Jamestown Speedway 6-27-09

Luck finally stuck the Scott Bintz Racing team on 6-27-09 at the Jamestown Speedway with the 2nd Feature win of the season.  After the tornado out at the River Cities Speedway the night before.   On Friday to prepare the car we had to put the 02 Hoffman chassis on the frame rack at Klein’s Collision Center.  The team was excited to race and see how the race car would react after getting tweeked on the frame rack.  29 Midwest Modifieds showed up to race for the night.  Scott Bintz was in the 1st Midwest Modified heat starting in the 4th position.  It was some what of a rough heat with a few cautions.  After the first caution, Scott was in 3rd.  After a the racing resumed he made it up to 2nd and as usual was passed by Dustin Strand, who won the heat.

For the feature, Scott was on pole and led the feature from flag to flag.  However, after 10 laps there was a caution and Ryan Mikkelson followed by Jerry Theis were hot on his tail.  Mikkelson almost made a pass for the lead.  After another caution, Dustin Strand, the 2008 Wissota National Champion Runnerup, moved in to 2nd and with 7 laps to go was driving hard for the lead.  At one point, Strand moved ahead of Scott.  It was a nail biter on the last lap but Scott was able to cross the checkered flag a fender ahead of strand.    If you would like to watch the video of the race will, it be posted later today.  For more details on the race and an interview by the Jamestown Sun, see the Jamestown Sun’s Article.

Scott was also on Dirt Talk Radio on 6-28-09 and that can be heard on NewsDakota.Com in the sports archive area.

On Sunday 6-28-09 the team went to the Buffalo River Race Park and finished 2nd in the heat and 6th in the feature.  The heat was somewhat of a wreckfest with heavy damage on both sides of the car.  Scott 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.  The feature winner was Rich Pavlicek.

Ending the month in Lisbon at the Sheyenne River Speedway got off to a bumpy start.  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.


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For complete up to date racing stats and results visit the Scott Bintz Racing Results page.

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Scott Bintz Racing Gets 2nd Twice This Weekend

1s Scott Bintz Racing
1s Scott Bintz Racing

The weekend of June 4th, 2009 started with a trip up to the Geographical Center Speedway in Rugby, ND.  Scott started the heat in 4th and took the lead in about 2 laps and won the heat.  The track was a little sloppy with some tack.  In the feature, Scott started 10th.  Within a few laps Scott made it to 3rd.  A few more laps later and he got the lead.  With about 2 laps to go, there was a caution by a tail end car.  On the restart Scott kept the lead on the first lap, with one lap to go, coming out of corner two, the car push a bit and Scott lost the lead.  Jim Morlock won the Race and Scott Bintz finished second.  If you have been counting, that’s the 3rd time we have lost the lead in Rugby on a caution, with 2 laps to go.  We skipped Saturday and made it a movie night since the Jamestown Speedway was rained out.   On Sunday, at BRRP (Buffalo River Race Park) in Glyndon, MN, we drew 174 out of 200.  Wasnt looking the best for a good starting position.  Scott was in the 3rd Midwest Modified heat of the night in the 5th spot for the heat.  After a few laps, he moved in the 3rd and finished the race there.  It was a tracky track and pretty much follow the leader.  For the feature, Scott started 4th.    The track was a little tacky but turned to dry slick pretty fast.  There were a few caution the first couple of laps.  After the race got going, Scott took the lead on about lap 7.  With 3 laps to go, there was a caution.  On the restart, Scott kept the lead.  Yes, can you guess it? with 1 lap to go, Scott was running the high side most of the race, got passed by Travis Saurer on a semi clean slide job from the bottom of the track and Scott finished the race 2nd.  However, two 2nd place feature finishes in a weekend of pretty good for 1s Scott Bintz Racing Team.   The last time we did got two 2nd place finishes this season, we won the next race.  Stay tuned.  View the Complete Scott Bintz Racing 2009 Results.

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Scott Bintz Racing Update

1s LogoThe weekend of racing on 5-29-09 started out pretty good in Grand Forks at the River Cities Speedway with a heat win and 4th place feature finish.  But after that, its been a struggle with mechanical issues.  At the Jamestown Speedway, we won the heat.  Cool, back in action we thought.  Then the brakes went out on the first lap of the feature.  At Buffalo River Race Park, the brake were lost again in the heat.  After some fixing, we headed out for the feature.  On the first caution, the brakes went out again.  After a few laps, had to pull in and call it a night.  On the drive home I had to remind myself “that racing”.  Sometimes you do well and sometimes not so well.  We are hoping to pull out of our not so well phase.  After some more repairs, we headed to the Sheyenne River Speedway.   The car had a push in the heat and managed to drive it off the track.  Oh fun to be a half lap behind.  After being almost a lap down, I caught the pack but not in time to pass anyone.  It was fun driving the car literally all out.  Hit 7,000 RPMs.   In the feature, our set up changes weren’t what we were hoping and the car was still pushing bad coming out of the corners.  Finished the race.  Hopefully after some set up adjustments this week, we can get back into the groove for coming weekend of racing.  The Results have been updated.  Smile and Pass it On.