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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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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.

The Pizza RanchSpecial props to all our sponsors, including the Pizza Ranch for making great pizza and chicken.

Some Photo’s by CRP Photos.

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Racing Update | Back To The Track

Turns out the engine we blew up on Saturday will take some work to repair.  It dropped a valve and was damaged much more than we thought.  However, we got the new engine tuned and installed thanks to Dakota Engine Builders on Monday.

On Tuesday 7-14-09 we headed to the Sheyenne River Speedway.  We won the heat and finished 5th in the feature.  The car seems a little loose.  The track was dry in both the heat and feature.  Jarrett Carter #91 won the feature.

River Cities Speedway 7-17-09
River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND - July 17th, 2009 Photo Courtesy of Chris Boroskae

Friday we headed up to Grand Forks to the River Cities Speedway.  Got 2nd in the heat and 6th in the feature.  Still need to do some crankin on the car as it seems too loose coming out.  Thanks to Scott’s bride, Shannon and her help, we were able to race the feature as we had some axle troubles from tapping the wall in the heat.  Dustin Strand #71 won the feature.

Today we are back home and heading to the Jamestown Speedway tonight.  Cross Fingers….

Update 7-19-09: At the Jamestown Speedway on 7-18-09, Scott Bintz started pole in the 4th heat.  About 35 Midwest Modifieds showed up to race.   Scott got the early led and with about 2 laps to go, Dustin Strand made the pass and won the heat.  In the feature Scott started 3rd.  On the starts, Scott seemed to drop back a few spots each time.  The track was a dry slick and Scott was running low.  With about 5 laps to go, Scott was in about the 12th spot and went to the high side.  On the high side Scott started moving up pretty quick and finished 6th.  He had to check up a few times for other drivers and that slowed in some.    Dustin Strand won the feature.

Update 7-21-09:  At the Sheyenne River Speedway, Scott started on pole in the second heat.  He got the lead right away and was challenged most of the race by Rich Pavlicek most of the heat, with Rich getting the lead win 1 lap to go, but Scott was able to pass him back for the heat win.  For the feature Scott started 7th and ultimately finished 4th.  Track was a dry slick.  Rich Pavlicek won followed by Ryan Mikkelson and Jarrett Carter.   Click Here to See the Videos.

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 10 | Feature Wins: 2 | Top 5’s: 17 | Top 10’s: 7

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