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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.

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4 then 3 then 1 = 6th Win

2010 Scott Bintz Racing Wissota Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 17 | Feature Wins: 6 | Top 5’s: 20 | Top 10’s: 17
Points/Ave: 1569/52.3 National Standing: 12th (as of 8/22/10)
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Scott Moving Up At the King of the Dirt
Scott Moving Up At the King of the Dirt

The down and dirty… King of the Dirt at I-94 Speedway there were 43 Midwest Modifieds, we started 14th and finished 4th (yeah).  Jamestown Speedway finished 3rd (yippie) and at Thunder Mountain Speedway we won the feature (Yeehaw).  Whoot… Scott’s 6th feature win of the season!!.

The long version… We headed out to I-94 Speedway on Friday 8-20-10 for the “King of the Dirt” event.  Scott started 3rd in the 4th heat and finished 3rd (Shane Sabraski started outside pole and Ryan Mikkelson on pole and they were side by side for 8 laps with Shane taking the heat win).  The 3rd place heat finish put us starting the feature in the 14th spot .  The feature was fast and Scott worked his way up to 4th with 2 past National Champions (Sabraski & Saurer) and Dan Ebert (currently 3rd in National points) ahead him.  Shane Sabraski won followed by Travis Saurer and Dan Ebert.

On 8-21-10, we headed back home to the Jamestown Speedway.  Scott drew the biggest number in the bucket putting him in the 8th position of the last heat.  The heat was heavy, but Scott managed to make it up to 3rd, which put him starting in the 7th spot out of 25 in the feature.   The feature was dry with some tack and had several first lap cautions.   After they got going, Scott worked up to 3rd and began battling Ryan Mikkelson so 2nd for the remainder of the race.  Josh Eberhardt won, followed by Ryan and then Scott.

Next, we headed to the Thunder Mountain Speedway on Sunday.  The heat was super heavy and Scott was only able to make it up to 4th.  In the feature, Scott started 4th and got the lead on about lap 7 or 8 and held on the rest of the way.  There was a caution with about 5 laps to go, but Scott kept the lead and took the checker on the 20th lap making this his 6th feature win of the season.

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