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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
Points/Ave:
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 www.daktel.com

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Test N Tune @ SRS

Dakota Engine BuildersSome fine tuning was accomplished at test n tune on 5-3-11 at the Sheyenne River Speedway.   The Pizza Ranch sponsored, Dakota Engine Builders powered Wissota midwest modified got in about 50 laps or so.

The dry slick track conditions proved to be optimal for fine tuning the 1s machine.  The new Wissota Hoosiers are perhaps, a softer tire, that appears to offer more traction but also burn up pretty good. (or maybe the drivers foot needs help)

The Scott Bintz Racing teams hopes to get to the I-94 Speedway opener this Friday and then where ever mother nature takes us, which could be the Viking Speedway, North Central Speedway or perhaps home.

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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 (www.facebook.com/scottbintzracing)
  • Youtube action (www.youtube.com/scottbintzracing)
  • 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 RealTruck.com.
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
Joey

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, TonnoCover.com.  Offering over 75 styles of tonneau covers for pickup trucks.  Enhance your truck at www.tonnocover.com.

Photo’s courtesy of CRPPhotos.

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Racing Summary for June 4th to June 6th 2010

2010 Scott Bintz Racing Summary as of 6-7-10
Heat Wins: 9
  |  Feature Wins: 4 Top 5’s: 5 Top 10’s:8
Points/Ave: 1015/48.33  National Standing: 6th
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Geo Center Speedway Trophy Presentation
Geo Center Speedway Trophy Presentation

The down and dirty…. 3 heat wins, 2 feature wins & 1 feature rain out

Can’t believe we won every race we were in this weekend… wow.  The weekend started on Friday 6-4-10 with a trip up to the Geographical Center Speedway.  Scott started 4th in the 2nd heat.  Scott grab the early lead and won the heat.  The 20 lap feature was pretty tacky.  Scott started in the 5th position of the 20 lap feature.  Scott got the lead on about lap 4 and kept it the rest of the race.  There were a number of cautions and #97 Jim Morlock, who started 13th was hot on his trail but had to settle for 2nd as Scott drove the Dakota Engine Builders powered Millenium Nightmare Chassis into victory lane. 

 

On Saturday 6-5-10, we headed to our home track, the Jamestown Speedway.  Scott started 8th in the heat and powered his way up to the front for a heat win.  He did get a little help with one of the early leaders spinning out.  All the heat races were ran and then mother nature gave us a good rain storm.  The make up feature will be 6-19-10 as well as the previous makeup feature.

The weekend ended with a trip to the Sheyenne River Speedwayon Sunday 6-6-10.    Scott drew 99 and had to start and the back of the pack in the last heat.  After a hard fought battle with 24x Steve Ost, Scott grabbed the lead with about 3 laps to go and won the heat.  After the redraw, Scott was lined up in the 5th starting spot of the feature.  Scott slowly worked his way up and raced side by side #71 Nate Reinke for several laps until he got the lead on lap 7 working the low groove.  There was 1 caution with 10 laps to go.  On the re-start, #15 Flyin Ryan Mikkelson got the lead in corner 1 and 2, but Scott got in back in corner 3 and 4 and kepted it the last 9 laps and captured his first Wissota Midwest Modified win at the Sheyenne River Speedway making it the Scott Bintz Racing team’s 4th feature win of the 2010 season.

This weekend post is sponsored by Millenium Nightmare Chassis built by Strand Racing.  A proven winner and no stranger to Victory Lane.  

Check out some of the weekends racing photo’s below.  More racing news at All The Dirt.  www.allthedirtonline.com

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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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Back in Action Thanks Specialty Fabricating J-Car

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 14 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 24 | Top 10’s: 10

Wrecked in Lisbon: On Tuesday,  September 1st, we headed down to the Sheyenne River Speedway in Lisbon, ND for championship night.  Started in the 3rd position of the heat and  moved into 2nd pretty quick.  Tried chasing down the leader but wasn’t able to make a pass.  For the feature, started in the same position as it was a straight up race. Moved into 2nd and was running down the leader.  There was a few cautions in the first few laps.  On the restart, I picked low and was on the inside lane side by side the leader coming out of turn 2.    The leader pulled away a bit and coming out of corner four, I was hit pretty hard in the rear and pushed into the wall. I think I was on 2 wheels from the flag stand to the end of the wall.  Another driver was called for the caution.  After the a stop in the pits and a tire change, got back out on the track.  The car was in pretty rough shape but made it back to 7th or 8th.  (Not sure of official results yet).   After we got the car home we realized the entire rear section of the car and fuel cell was destroyed.   The rear clip was barely hanging on to the chassis.  On a positive note, Ryan Mikkelson, who is also sponsored by RealTruck.Com, came from tail end in the feature and won the race along with the track championship.

THANK YOU Mitch & the Specialty Fabricating J-Car Crew
THANK YOU Mitch & the Specialty Fabricating J-Car Crew

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Latest Racing Results = 2, 13 & 5

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 14 | Feature Wins: 4 | Top 5’s: 24 | Top 10’s: 9

On Wednesday August 26th, we headed to the Sheyenne River Speedway for their county fair special with both Wissota Midwest Modified and Wissota A-Mods.  Scott started 3rd row inside in the heat and moved up about a car per lap.  He almost got the heat win but drove it in a little low on the last lap.  Then there was a last corner caution thrown.   For the feature, Scott got jammed up a bit and dropped back a few spots on the start.  He started moving up and got into 2nd.  He wasn’t ever able to reel in the leader too much.  Scott got close a few times but not enough to make a good run for the lead.  He did get a few chances to try for the lead on the re-starts, but the leader was pretty smooth towards the end of the race.  Scott Finished 2nd.  Randy Klein was the feature winner. Continue reading Latest Racing Results = 2, 13 & 5

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Lisbon 5, Miller 6 & Dakota State Fair Speedway 1

 

2009 Scott Bintz Racing Midwest Modified Summary
Heat Wins: 10 | Feature Wins: 3 | Top 5’s: 20 | Top 10’s: 8

For complete details and up to date results and stats, see the Racing Results page.

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.

Feature Winner 8-1-09 @ Dakota State Fair Speedway
Feature Winner 8-1-09 @ Dakota State Fair Speedway

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.


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On a side note, South Dakota is the state where one of our sponsors TruXedo manufacturers their line of rollup and hinging tonneau covers.

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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.