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The Racing Life Season 2 Episode 1

Scott Bintz Racing and Kyle Schell kick off Episode 1 of the second season of “The Racing Life” TV Show. View the entire show that originally aired on 1-7-12 on WDAY 6. Watch action packed racing footage along with driver interviews and even some of the footage of “Hollywood” Bintz as he captures the feature win during All Star Circuit of Champions at the Red River Valley Speedway.

The Racing Life Season 2 Episode 1

On the show:
#11 WISSOTA Street Stock driver, Kyle Schell & #1s WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver, Scott Bintz. Driver’s Corner with Sprint Car legend Doug Wolfgang & Keaton Restad. Kid’s Corner with Rebecca Flaten & #12s WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver, Darin Smith. Plus Local Racing History, Question Of The Week, Fan Pictures Of The Week & some great on-board camera footage!

For a complete DVD set of Season 2, visit The Racing Life.

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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
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

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Redemption at RRVS

2011 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary 5-26-11
Heat Wins: 5 | Feature Wins: 2 | Top 5’s: 5  | Top 10’s: 1
50.55 National Standing: N/A
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Denting The Roof
Denting The Roof

After last weeks breakdown while leading the feature with 4 to go, the Scott Bintz Racing team was hoping for some extra luck at the RRVS Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, ND on 5-25-11

The down and dirty: Won the heat and won the feature!!!  2 in a row… Holla

The long version: Chase, the head tire grinder and pitman, once again drew well for the team putting Scott in the second heat of 3 heats in outside pole.  On the start, Scotty got the earlier lead and pulled away from the pack.  There was a caution with 4 to go.  Again, the 1s machine took the lead and kept it picking up our 5th heat win of the season.  The heat win and points system put us starting 3rd in the feature.  The track was starting to dry with some tack around the bottom.  It was a little bumpy but very racy.  Scott grabbed the earlier lead working the low groove.  There were several cautions, but we were able to keep the lead.  On the white checker lap #21x Travis Saurer, coming from 9th showed Scotty a fender going into corner one.  However, coming out of corner 2, the lead was again secured and team SBR picked up our 2nd feature win of the season, followed by #21x Saurer and #44 Greg Larson.

Dakota Engine BuildersSpecial props to all our sponsors, including Dakota Engine Builders for making great engines.

Photo’s by CRP Photos.

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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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Billboard Action

Check out the Red River Valley Speedway Billboard.   You will find the 1s team there all season.
Red River Valley Speedway Billboard


RRVS will be racing on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm.  Featuring regular racing with Wissota street stocks, midwest modifieds, super stocks and modifieds with a number of special events including Sprint Cars with Donnie Schatz, Late Models with Tony Stuart and USMTS Modifieds.  View the complete RRVS racing schedule.

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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 (
  • Youtube action (
  • 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
Our 2010 Sponsors

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

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Racing Update – Up To 7-21-10

2010 Scott Bintz Racing Wissota Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 16 | Feature Wins: 5 | Top 5’s: 14 | Top 10’s: 12
Points/Ave: 1529/50.97 National Standing: 8th (as of 7-15-10)
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Jamestown Speedway 7-17-10
Jamestown Speedway 7-17-10

Here’s the down and dirt on the latest racing action.  On 7-16-10 we went to Norman County Raceway for the first time this season and got 5th in the heat and 5th in the feature from 11th.  Was a fun trip… just took a little long in the feature to get into the groove of things.  On 7-17-10, we raced Jamestown Speedway and won the heat from 5th and finished 6th in the feature.  Very good smooth track, just missed the set up a little.  We also had a make up feature.  Scott moved up pretty fast and got the lead about lap ten and lost it with about 2 to go.  Was a very exciting race and we ultimately finished 3rd.  On -7-18 we head to the Sheyenne River Speedway and won the heat and finished 3rd in the feature.  Fun was had and we put the car on the trailer in good condition…….

Bintz & Mikkelson Racing for Lead in Makeup Feature
Bintz & Mikkelson Racing for Lead in Makeup Feature

Then we went to the Red River Valley Speedway on Weds 7-21-10.  We drew 175 out of 200 and started in the back of the 2nd heat.  The track was super slimmy, so Scott pulled of after a lap.  No since wrecking because of track conditions.  This put Scott starting in the back of the feature in 16th.  The track was coming around and there was some good racing.   We missed the set up, but Scott was able to move up some until the last lap, we he slowed up and dropped to 13th.   Thanks again for all the support from our sponsors and fans.   Up next….  heading to I-94 Speedway on 7-22, the Jamestown on 7-23 and finally Sheyenne River Speedway on Sunday 7-24-10.


Joey Rowell, one of our pit crew, will be running the mechanics race on Sunday and he is pretty Jacked about that.  Go Joey!!!

Special Props to our Sponsor,  Offering over 75 styles of tonneau covers for pickup trucks.  Enhance your truck at

Photo’s courtesy of CRPPhotos.

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RRVS Racing Summary 6-2-10

2010 Wissota Midwest Modified Summary as of 6-3-10
Heat Wins: 6
  |  Feature Wins: 2 Top 5’s: 3  |  Top 10’s: 8
National Standing: 6th
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Matt & Joey Setting Up Car
Matt & Joey Setting Up Car

We made a quick trip down to the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo on Wednesday June 2nd 2010 for their second race of the season. 25 Wissota midwest modifieds showed up to race. Scott started 8th in the second race. Scott was charging hard and made it up to 3rd, but the car had a really bad push and we fell back to 6th. In the feature, Scott started 17th and finished 6th. We picked the wrong set up for the track and the car once again had a really bad push. We were very lucky to move up 11 spots.  #15 Ryan Mikkelson won the feature, followed by #99 Cale Arneson.

Dakota Engine BuildersThis weeks post sponsor is Dakota Engine Builders.  Racing and Street Engines built to your specs or theirs.

Here are a few photos from the RRVS pit.

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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.