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)
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.
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
Special 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
2011 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary 5-21-11
Heat Wins: 4 | Feature Wins: 1 | Top 5’s: 5 | Top 10’s: 1
Points/Ave: 49.50 National Standing: N/A Check out the latestracing newsandracing results
The weather was questionable on Friday May 20th, 2011 and we didn’t quite know where we would end up racing. I-94 Speedway cancelled so we decided to head north and make the call on the way if we would run River Cities Speedway or Geographical Center Speedway.
The down and dirty: Won the heat and won the feature!!!
The long version: After checking the weather one last time, we decided to try out luck at the Geographical Center Speedway. Good call, because RCS cancelled due to rain. On the draw and kept our luck and started outside pole. Scotty took the lead and drove on to pickup up his 4th heat win of the season. For the feature, the track was tacky but going dry. Scott drew outside pole again and captured the early lead. The race went caution free and we got pretty deep into lap traffic. At the end, Scott took the checker picking up our first feature win of the season followed by #2 Rusty Kollman and #58 Shawn Nostdahl came in 3rd.
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We teamed up with Rusty and Kollman Motorsports for 3 days of racing in Minnesota. We loaded both cars into his hauler and headed out. On Friday, 4-16-2010 we barely made it in time for the draw cut off at Chateau Raceway. Its a track shaped like a paper clip so it has tight corners and faster straights. The heat was tacky and the features a smooth dry slick. Very nice racing conditions. Scott Bintz got 3rd in the heat and 7th in the feature. We missed the set up for the car and it was just too loose in the feature. Brandon Davis picked up the feature win in the Wissota Midwest Modifieds. Continue reading Racing in Minnesota for 3 Days