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2 Clean Sweeps in a Row

2011 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary 6-7-11
Heat Wins: 9 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 7 | Top 10’s: 2
Points/Ave:
51.57 National Standing: 7th (as of 6-1-11)

Victory Lane at I-94 Speedway
Victory Lane at I-94 Speedway

The down and dirty: 3 heat wins, 2 feature wins (2 clean sweeps in a row), a 3rd and a 10th.

The long version: On 5-30-11 we headed to RRVS in West Fargo, ND, hoping for another strong run after last weeks win and the “shoulda” won the week before that.  The heat was some what dry and fairly smooth.  Scotty started 4th and finished 3rd.  We missed the setup on the car, as we had planned for a tacky track.  This put us starting 9th in the 28 car Wissota midwest modified feature.  With 8 laps to go, there was a caution and Scott was still in 9th.  With a bold move, the Pizza Ranch sponsored 1s machine went super high into corner one, attempting to pass several cars on the high side, but blew the car of the track instead.  Scott quickly pulled back on the track to avoid causing a caution and was running in about the 24th position.  The pedal went down and one by one, Scott passed 14 cars high and low and ended the night finishing 10th.  21x Travis Saurer won, followed by 4X Dev Malmlov and #2 Rusty Kollman finished 3rd.

On Friday, we headed back to I-94 speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.  As luck would have it, we started outside pole of the 2nd heat.  The track was tacky and super fast.  Scott got the lead on the first lap and held on til the checker.  This put us starting 4th in the main event.  As the night went on the track started to dry out.  For the feature, the TruXedo sponsored 1s machine, powered by Dakota Engine Builders got a good start and moved into 2nd place on about lap #2.  On the first caution, #53 Chris Mensen was leading.   On the restart, coming out of corner 2, Scott had the lead.   The race went caution free until there were 2 laps to go.  After the fire truck put out an engine fire we went to green, white and checker conditions.  By this point, 21x Travis Saurer had moved in to 2nd from 8th and hard charging #60 Dan Ebert into 3rd from the 11th starting position.  The green dropped and Scott kept the lead with Saurer working the high side and the 1s machine on the low.  After the white flag on the back stretch, the 21x and 1s got together and Scott let off the gas a little and Saurer wheel hopped Scott’s right front tire as both drivers charged hard into corner 3.  Coming out of corner 4, Scott was low and Saurer, with some steam, on the high side…  at the flag, the 1s machine came in first by a foot or two with Saurer finishing 2nd and Dan Ebert 3rd.  This was the first ever feature win for the 1s team at the track.  A little roof dancing was in order.

At the Jamestown Speedway 6-4-11
At the Jamestown Speedway 6-4-11

Next we drove the hauler back home to race at the Jamestown Speedway on 6-4-11.  Our luck stayed strong and we started again outside pole with #2 Josh Eberhardt on pole.  The two driver raced side by side for just about 8 laps with Scott on the high side and Josh on the low, with the 1s machine picking up the heat win.  This put us starting 9th in the 24 car feature event.  The track was dry with a little tack high and low.   The race started with #2 Lyn Lamb taking the early lead.  After 2 laps or so, Scott was in 3rd with #2 Rusty Kollman in 2nd.   On a restart, Scott made a move to pass Kollman high and being working on the leader, getting some side by side racing with the leader with Scott in the middle and Lamb running the bottom, then a caution came out.   Scott picked low for the restart behind lamp.  Grabbing the lead going into corner 3 and keeping it through another caution and ultimately driving the Millenium chassis 1s machine into victory lane with #2 Kollman in 2nd and Lamb in 3rd.  Picking up our 2nd clean sweep in 2 nights and our 4th feature win of the season.  Here is the article about the race from the Jamestown Sun.  Bintz continues to tear up Speedway.  Below is also a complete video of the race.

We ended the week at the Sheyenne River Speedway.  Again our luck was strong and we drew outside pole of the 2nd heat.  The track was slightly dry with some tack and the 1s machine took the heat win, picking up our 9th heat win of the racing season.  On the redraw, we drew the 7th starting position for the feature.  The feature offered dry slick track conditions and went 20 laps straight, without a caution.  Scott moved up a car every few laps and begin chasing down the earlier leaders #71 Nate Reinke and #91 Jarrett Carter.  By the checker, Scott was making a good run for 2nd but Carter held him off and Reinke picked up the feature win.

Scott Bintz Racing Video of Jamestown Speedway Feature win on 6-4-11

Racing EnginesSpecial props to all our sponsors, including the Dakota Engine Builders for making great racing engines and transmissions.

Photo’s by Christel Samuelson and Chris Boroskae.  Video footage by Dakota Telecommunications.  To order a complete DVD video of all the races at the Jamestown Speedway on 6-4-11, contact www.daktel.com

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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.

 

Photo’s by CRPPhotos.com and ToddTorfinPhotos.com

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Test N Tune @ SRS

Dakota Engine BuildersSome fine tuning was accomplished at test n tune on 5-3-11 at the Sheyenne River Speedway.   The Pizza Ranch sponsored, Dakota Engine Builders powered Wissota midwest modified got in about 50 laps or so.

The dry slick track conditions proved to be optimal for fine tuning the 1s machine.  The new Wissota Hoosiers are perhaps, a softer tire, that appears to offer more traction but also burn up pretty good. (or maybe the drivers foot needs help)

The Scott Bintz Racing teams hopes to get to the I-94 Speedway opener this Friday and then where ever mother nature takes us, which could be the Viking Speedway, North Central Speedway or perhaps home.

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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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Luck Strikes – Win # 7 & 8

2010 Wissota Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 19 | Feature Wins: 8 | Top 5’s: 22 | Top 10’s:18
Points/Ave: 1592/53.07 National Standing: 13th (as of 8-29-10)

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Here’s the latest since the last update.  The down and dirty…got 3rd @ I-94 (8/27), WON @ Jamestown Speedway (8/28), 6th at BRRP (8/29), 13th @ I-94 (9/3), 3rd at Jamestown Speedway (9/4) and WON again @ Jamestown Speedway (9/5).

Special thanks to The Pizza Ranch for their ongoing support as well as special props to Spencer Johnson.

The Long Version… went to I-94 Speedway on 8/27/10 and finished 3rd in the heat.  Scott started 7th in the feature and slowly worked his way up the pack getting into 3rd.  On a restart with 5-6 to go, Scott was able to pass Dan Ebert low in corner 1 and 2 and then made a move to take the lead from Travis Saurer in corner 3 and 4.  However, they got together a little, which jammed Scott up a bit and toed the car out.  Ebert made the pass back for 2nd and started battling Saurer for the lead.  21x Saurer won, followed by 60 Ebert and Scott finished 3rd.

 

Denting the Roof
Denting the Roof

We then headed to Jamestown Speedway for the season championship on 8/28/10.   We drew about the biggest number in the bucket and started in the back of the 2nd heat.  Scott was able to make it up to 2nd in the heat which put him starting 6th the feature.  The feature was dry with some traction on the bottom.  There was a first lap caution.  On the 2nd restart, Scott moved from the high side on the front stretch to the bottom of corner one putting him in 4th coming out of corner two.  After a few laps his was in 2nd, battling for first.  With about 11 laps to go, Scott got the lead and somewhat checked out getting into lap traffic before taking the checkered flag.  68 Taylor Weight got 2nd followed by Z17 Zach Naastad.  (video below)

Next we went to BRRP on 8/29.  Once again drew the big number putting us in the back of the heat.  Scott made it up to 4th and started 12th in the super dry feature.  We tried a few new things on the set up and were able to make it up to 6th.  21x Travis Saurer won followed by 60b Patrick Brejcha and 72 Adam Johnson.

After some car fixing by Spencer, we headed to I-94 Speedway the following Friday 9-3 and again drew about the biggest number in the bucket.  Scott started 7th in the 4th heat and finished 4th putting us starting 16th in the feature.  Scott worked his way up in the feature and with about 6th laps to go, he was making a pass for 5th and got together with #15 Ryan Mikkelson and the call was made on Scott (oops again…we think this is one of those times when the call could have been different, but we could have bad eyes too).  Scott was sent tail end and made it back to 13th.  #60 Dan Ebert won followed by #17 Rich Pavlicek and #2 Josh Eberhardt.

Next we headed to the Jamestown Speedway for the Labor Day Weekend double header on Sat & Sun 9/4 and 9/5/10.  Over 40 Wissota Midwest Modified came for the event.  There were 5 heats the first night with Scott starting 3rd in the 1st heat and he picked up the heat win.  On the redraw, we started outside pole.  The feature was super dry top to bottom.  #17 Lance Schill took the earlier lead as Scott dropped back to 5th.  After some cautions Scott was back in 3rd and then moved up to 2nd.  With 4 to go Jason Grimes passed Scott for 2nd and then a lap later passed Ryan Mikkelson for the lead.  #2 Grimes won followed by #15 Mikkelson.  On the white flag lap Levi Arneson, who had come from 19th, Scott & Mikkelson all got together in corner 3 & 4.  The race continued to the checker and the 1s was scored 3rd.  On the 2nd night, our drawing skills got even better.  Scott started outside pole of the 4th heat and picked up the heat win.  On the redraw, we drew pole for the feature.  The track was dry with a little traction on the bottom.  There as a first lap caution.  On the restart, #2 Josh Eberhardt got the lead and Scott was able to make the pass for the lead on about lap 3.  Scott lead the race until about lap 17 when #99 Cale Arneson passed him low, while #2 Eberhardt passed him high coming out of corner two.  Scott must have drove corner 3 and 4 just about perfect as he was able to pass both back on the low side coming out of corner 4 taking the lead back and going on to see the checkered flag first picking up his 8th win of the season.  #2 Josh Eberhardt finished 2nd followed by #99 Cale Arneson.

Special thanks to everyone for all the help this season.  We are taking the week off to prepare for the BIGGEST Wissota Race of the Year, the Wissota 100 in Huron, SD on Sept 15th-18th, 2010.

Some Photos courtesy of CRPPhotos.com.

Video of the 8/28/2010 Feature Win at the Jamestown Speedway

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4 then 3 then 1 = 6th Win

2010 Scott Bintz Racing Wissota Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 17 | Feature Wins: 6 | Top 5’s: 20 | Top 10’s: 17
Points/Ave: 1569/52.3 National Standing: 12th (as of 8/22/10)
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Scott Moving Up At the King of the Dirt
Scott Moving Up At the King of the Dirt

The down and dirty… King of the Dirt at I-94 Speedway there were 43 Midwest Modifieds, we started 14th and finished 4th (yeah).  Jamestown Speedway finished 3rd (yippie) and at Thunder Mountain Speedway we won the feature (Yeehaw).  Whoot… Scott’s 6th feature win of the season!!.

The long version… We headed out to I-94 Speedway on Friday 8-20-10 for the “King of the Dirt” event.  Scott started 3rd in the 4th heat and finished 3rd (Shane Sabraski started outside pole and Ryan Mikkelson on pole and they were side by side for 8 laps with Shane taking the heat win).  The 3rd place heat finish put us starting the feature in the 14th spot .  The feature was fast and Scott worked his way up to 4th with 2 past National Champions (Sabraski & Saurer) and Dan Ebert (currently 3rd in National points) ahead him.  Shane Sabraski won followed by Travis Saurer and Dan Ebert.

On 8-21-10, we headed back home to the Jamestown Speedway.  Scott drew the biggest number in the bucket putting him in the 8th position of the last heat.  The heat was heavy, but Scott managed to make it up to 3rd, which put him starting in the 7th spot out of 25 in the feature.   The feature was dry with some tack and had several first lap cautions.   After they got going, Scott worked up to 3rd and began battling Ryan Mikkelson so 2nd for the remainder of the race.  Josh Eberhardt won, followed by Ryan and then Scott.

Next, we headed to the Thunder Mountain Speedway on Sunday.  The heat was super heavy and Scott was only able to make it up to 4th.  In the feature, Scott started 4th and got the lead on about lap 7 or 8 and held on the rest of the way.  There was a caution with about 5 laps to go, but Scott kept the lead and took the checker on the 20th lap making this his 6th feature win of the season.

Special thanks to one of our sponsors Dakota Engine Builders for providing reliable performance for both street and racing engines.

Some photos courtesy of CRP Photos. More photos at www.crpphotos.com

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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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3 Days – 3 Tracks – 2 Trophys – I-94, Jamestown Speedway, Thunder Mtn Speedway

2010 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 3 | Feature Wins: 1 | Top 5’s: 2 | Top 10’s: 7
Points/Ave: 531.00/48.27 National Standing: N/A
Feature Winner Jamestown Speedway
Feature Winner Jamestown Speedway

We started out Friday going to the all new I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN for there opening race.  There were about 18 Wissota midwest modifeds on hand to race.  Scott had a sweet run in the heat and pull away for the pack racers and won his heat.  On the re-draw, we started 8th in the feature.   There we a feature cautions and then the racing got underway.  Scott moved up to the 4th position and with about 5 laps to go, had to pull off as the car was over heating.  Turns out the rough track had shifted the radiator and punched a hole in it.   Ultimately fun was had, fans were cheering and the car is looking real good.   #60 Dan Ebert won the feature.

After some extra help from Dakota Engine Builders and Rusty Kollman, we got the car back in good running condition and went to our home track, the Jamestown Speedway,  early to get set up to race both the A-mod (scott’s first time wheelin 600 hp) and the midwest modified.  Scott started pretty good in his A-mod heat and finish the race at the back of the pack.  This put is in the A-nid consi race where the top 4 would advance to the feature.  Scott started 14th and was moving up a few cars and doing pretty good.  About halfway through the race, Scott was on the high side on the front straight away and 2 cars below got out of shape,pushing Scott into the wall and the car behind him drove over his left rear tire.  No one was hurt, but that put an end to our A-mod racing for the night.  For the Midwest modified race, Scott drew pole in the 4th heat and got the lead quick and kept it all the way.  On the re-draw, Scott got the 8th starting spot for the feature.  There were a number of first lap cautions, but once we got going, Scott slowly started moving up and got to the 3rd position by lap 8 or so.  On lap 8, Scott drove up high in corner one and went of the track and then back on the track without causing a caution but he now in the back of the pack.   However, another spun car caused a caution before the lap was completed so, we got our 3rd spot back on the re-start.  After a few laps, Scott passed #15 Flyin Ryan Mikkelson for 2nd and then took the lead from #2Josh “The Jackrabbit” Eberhardt.  Scott was able to pull away from the pack and take the checkered flag first.  It was awesome winning at our home track on opening night. The track was dry slick and smooth.  The perfect track to race on.

On Sunday, May 16th, 2010 we went to Thunder Mountain Speedway.  Scott started and finished 3rd in his heat.   At TMS, they do a trophy dash plus a feature.  Scott didn’t get the best start and fell back several cars but slowly worked his way back up and made the pass for the lead with 2 laps to go and won the trophy dash.  In the feature, we got the 8th starting spot.  It was a dry slick track with a few bumps.  Scott worked his way up to 2nd in about 10 laps.  On lap 15 there was a caution.  On the re-started in corner 3 and 4 the leader, Scott and another car all got jammed up, spinning the leader and taking out Scott’s front right tie rod so he was unable to finish the race.  #58 Shawn “No Fear” Nostdahl won the feature.  Ultimately it was a great weekend, we were fortunate enough to get 2 heat wins, 1 trophy dash win and a feature win. 

Some photo’s courtesy of CRPPhotos. 

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