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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.

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

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The Wissota 100 Recap

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 16 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 26 | Top 10’s: 11

Scott Bintz Racing Dan Ebert for 5th.  Dan finishes 3rd.  Scott Hits the wall and finishes 12th.
Scott Bintz Racing Dan Ebert for the 5th position on a restart. Dan goes on to finish 3rd and Scott hits the wall and finishes 12th. Photo by CRP Photography

On 9-15-09 we headed to the Wissota 100 at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD.  On Tuesday night we were able to get some practice laps in and Scott got the 3rd fastest lap times, which was pretty cool.

On Wednesday 9-16-09 over 80 Wissota Midwest Modifieds were in 8 heat races on the first day.  The format was you had to get top 3 in the heat to make the first round of the qualifying feature.  24 race cars would be in the first qualifying feature.  The top 12 in the qualifying feature would make up the first 4 rows of the 30 car, 3 wide start main event on Saturday night.    Continue reading The Wissota 100 Recap

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Racing Results Update and Wissota 100 Here We Come

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 16 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 26 | Top 10’s: 11

9/6/09 Close to 40 Wissota Midwest Modified race cars showed up for the 2nd night of the Jamestown Speedways Double Header Labor Day Weekend Races.  Scott was in the 3rd heat and it was somewhat of a rough caution filled heat.  Scott made it to 4th from 7th to qualify for the feature in the 14th starting spot.  The feature was dry but racey.  Scott was moving up pretty good and got to about 5th when he hit the inside wall on corner 2 and spun.  Got sent tail end and Scott made it back to 11th.  Ryan Mikkelson won the feature followed by Josh Eberhardt and Landon Becker. Continue reading Racing Results Update and Wissota 100 Here We Come

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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.

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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.