2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary Heat Wins: 10 | Feature Wins: 3 | Top 5’s:20 | Top 10’s:8
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On 7/28/09 we headed to the Sheyenne River Speedway. The heat was a little dry but has some tack. Scott got up closed to 2nd and 3rd but couldn’t hold it. Finished 4th in heat. For the feature he moved up a car or so every few laps. It was a rough track so there were a number of cautions. Scott 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. Eric Edwards won followed by Ryan Mikkelson and Nate Reinke.
For the weekend we headed to Miller Speedway in Miller, SD and then on to the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. Since the Dakota State Fair Speedway is the site for the 2009 Wissota 100, Scott wanted to try out is midwest modified at the track before the big event . On 7-31-09 at Miller Speedway the heat was heavy tack and fast. Scott got beat on the start and ran 2nd the entire heat. Feature was tacky with dry spots. Scott moved up and was trying to pass for 2nd and spun out Kevin Bliese with 2 laps to go. They were both trying to chase down Lorin Johnson. Scott got sent tail end with 2 laps to go but he made it back to 6th. Lorin Johnson won followed by Kevin Bliese.
On 8-1-09 at the Dakota State Fair Speedway the heat was fast and full throttle. Scott moved up a car or two every few laps and made it to 2nd. On a caution with 2 laps to go he 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. Scott made it to 3rd fairly quickly and then Ryan Mikkelson and Scott kept swapping 2nd and 3rd trying to chase down Kevin Bliese who was leading. There were a number of cautions behind the three of them. On the last caution, Mikkelson was really giving Bliese a run for his money but as luck would have it for the Scott Bintz Racing Team, on the last corner, both of them went low and Scott went high and blasted ahead of both of them out of corner 4 for the win. Bliese got 2nd followed by Mikkelson in 3rd.
On a side note, South Dakota is the state where one of our sponsors TruXedo manufacturers their line of rollup and hinging tonneau covers.
The weekend started with a trip down to Miller Speedway on Friday July 24th. On the drive, Cameron was hoping Dad would win the watermelon again and Dad was hoping for the trophy. The heat race was full throttle for 8 laps. Scott Bintz started 4th and while passing for 2nd blew it off the track coming out of corner 2 and ultimately finished 4th. In the feature, Scott started 4th row outside. He was able to pass a car or so every few laps. With about 5 laps to go, Scott was in second with Lorin Johnson leading. Scott made a few pass attempts for the lead and came close a few times. Lorin Johnson won, followed by Scott Bintz and Kevin Bliese. As is customary in Miller, SD, Scott received a watermelon for 2nd. Looks like Cameron got his way this time.
On July 25th we were back in Jamestown, ND at the Jamestown Speedway. With 36 Wissota Midwest Modifieds ready to race. Scott started outside pole in the 2nd heat with Dustin Strand on pole. Scott got the lead briefly with a good battle with Stand for a few laps. Strand moved pasted Scott and won the heat with Scott close behind. During the feature Scott started 4th row inside next to Strand again. When the green flag dropped, Scott got a good start and was able to move into 5th pretty quickly. After several laps Scott was in 4th and a few more he made it to 3rd. There was a caution with a few laps to go. On the restart, Scott was able to get beside and attempt to pass Strand for 2nd, but was unable to hold his ground as the race car had a push. Jason Grimes won followed by Dustin Strand and Scott Bintz. After the race, we all enjoyed the watermelon from Miller Speedway.
2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary Heat Wins: 10 | Feature Wins: 2 | Top 5’s:19 | Top 10’s:7
5-15-09 at the Miller Speedway in Miller, SD, Scott Bintz finished 2nd in the Midwest Modified feature race and to his suprise, he won a watermelon. Loren Johson won the feature event. The event started with Brad Sheidan leading on the first laps and was passed on the at the same time on the low side by Scott Bintz and the high side by Loren Johnson. Johnson took the lead and stayed there the rest of the race. Scott dropped back to 4th after a re-start and made his way back to 2nd but was unable to reel in Johnson.