FYE MOTORSPORTS EVENT:
9th annual Performace Auto Minnesota Modified Nationals
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 5th, 6th & 7th, 2013
Viking Speedway ~ Alexandria, Minnesota
Performance Auto Named Title Sponsor of 9th Annual Mod Nationals
For Immediate Release:
St. Cloud, Minnesota (April 12th, 2013)
FYE Motorsports owner Chris Stepan is excited to announce that the 9th running of the $7,000 to win Minnesota Modified Nationals, held annually at the high flying Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN will have a title sponsor for the first time in the event’s existence. ...The race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 6th & 7th with an open practice session on Friday night, July 5th. WISSOTA Modifieds will compete in the traditional 60-lap, $7,000 to win event with WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Super Stocks competing in two complete programs throughout the course of the weekend as well.
Fargo, North Dakota based Performance Auto has signed on to be the title sponsor of the event, which typically sees over 60 of the Midwest’s best dirt Modified racers compete for the highest winning paycheck in all of WISSOTA. Stepan said ‘Jake and Sharnel have always supported dirt track racing in the upper Midwest to an unbelievable degree in the past and I could not be happier to have Performance Auto on board as the title sponsor of the Mod Nationals for 2013. The Mod Nationals is a marquee event in WISSOTA country and Performance Auto is THE go to place for many, many racers from around the region, so this is a perfect fit for both of us because not only do they have a great business, but they are great people as well.’
In December of 2006, Jake & Sharnel Bitker bought Performance Auto from Rodney & Margaret Harris. Due to continued growth, Performance Auto of Fargo recently moved from its original location on Main Street in Fargo to its new larger home at 3401 1/2 Interstate Blvd, allowing them to better service their ever growing customer base each racing season. Currently, Performance Auto has one physical location in Fargo, but can also be visited at three tracks around the area selling parts directly to its customers during races, and at Performance Auto’s newest addition: the online store.
Performance Auto specializes in providing high quality parts for dirt track racers across North America, servicing customers both in the U.S. as well our neighbors to the North in Canada. Performance Auto carries everything from safety equipment and clothing all the way to the small, hard to find parts you need for your custom built dirt track cars. Race on in today for great parts at a great price. You will find the new online store to be very comprehensive; however, if you run into any questions don't hesitate to call 1-800-373-4641. Fans can also visit Performance Auto on Facebook at Performance Auto of Fargo.
Bitker commented ‘The Mod Nationals is a great event and we are proud to be a part of an event like this in our region, which allows our drivers to come together to run for such a big payday, so if we can help ensure its success, we are happy to do so. Joining forces with FYE Motorsports on this event was a no brainer as we have worked with Chris in the past and he has always done a great job with his events, so Sharnel and I felt like coming on board with the Mod Nationals was a great way to show our area racers that Performance Auto is here to support them.’
The Minnesota Modified Nationals has yet to see a repeat winner and is one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the racing season. For more information on the event, check out www.fyemotorsports.com or call Chris at (715) 497-8916. Fans can also check out www.vikingspeedway.net for upcoming schedule information for the Viking Speedway and everyone is urged to log on to www.performanceautofargo.com and support a great business that supports dirt track racing in a big way.
Vogel, Thorstad & Skytland Score First Fall Classic Titles
While Johnson Claims 4th, Sabraski 3rd & Zieske 2nd VFC Crowns!
Over the past nine years, racers and fans from all
over WISSOTA country
The fan favorite 4-wide parade lap before the 2012 Mod Nationals feature.
NASCAR Nationwide Series star Steve Arpin guest drove an O'Brien Enterprises, FYE Motorsports, Karrow Jewelers, Outlaw Wraps, Como Oil & Propane and Mikes Hard Lemonade entry at the 2012 Mod Nationals.
Saurer Steals Show & Seven Grand
driver Travis Saurer jumped to the lead early on in the 60
Thoennes Wins Mod Nationals Qualifier
Garfield, MN driver Jason Thoennes held off a late
charge by Kelly Estey
Mod Nationals Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Contest
Minnesota Modified Nationals event organizers have come up with a new twist for this year’s 8th Annual event held on July 6th, 7th and 8th 2012 at the high flying Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The new twist is that FANS will have the opportunity to vote for the final starter in the 60-lap, $7,000 to win championship feature this year.
The details are as follows:
Starting today (June 16th) at 5pm central time, anyone (fans, drivers, sponsors, etx.) will be allowed to make a donation from as small as $5 on up to whatever amount you wish, to vote for what driver you would like to see a guaranteed starting spot in this year’s Mod Nationals feature event.
For each $5 donation, fans will get one vote for whatever driver you wish to vote for. For example, fans who donate $5 will receive one vote whereas fans who donate $25, will receive 5 votes and so forth. You may use all of your votes on the same driver or you may vote for as many drivers as you wish.
The rest is simple: the driver with the most votes that fails to qualify for the feature will get the coveted final starting spot in the main event. We will go right down the line of nominees until someone gets the spot. For example, if the top five vote getters qualify for the feature, then the sixth driver in line will get to start in the main event.
Voting and donations will end promptly at 5pm central time on Saturday, July 7th and at that time the list of vote getters will be announced to the crowd and racers in attendance. Vote getters will be updated online daily on www.fyemotorsports.com starting on June 20th. No votes and/or donations will be accepted after 5pm central time on July 7th.
Voting can be done by several methods:
1) Fans can mail a check along with your vote(s) to FYE Motorsports at 1818 27th Street SE #D St Cloud, MN 56304. Checks and votes must be RECEIVED by no later than July 4th or they will not be counted.
2) Fans can donate via paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and email their vote(s) to email@example.com once their donation has been submitted. These donations and votes must be received by 5pm on July 7th in order to be counted.
3) Fans can donate and vote via telephone at (715) 497 8916. A credit card will be necessary at the time of your phone in vote(s).
4) Fans can donate and vote in person from now until July 5th by giving your vote(s) and donation directly to Chris Stepan at any time up until the deadline.
5) Fans can donate and vote at the draw/registration area at Viking Speedway on Friday, July 6th from 4pm to 9pm or at the t-shirt sales booth on Saturday, July 7th from 12pm to 5pm only. Cash or credit card only for weekend donations.
Drivers – Get your fans, family members and/or sponsors to put their money where their mouth is and vote for you to have a shot at starting this year’s Mod Nationals feature event.
Fans – Here is your chance to put your money where your mouth is and try to make sure that your favorite driver has a shot at being in the starting lineup of the 60-lap feature event.
Sponsors – You also have the chance to ensure that the driver you sponsor has the best shot possible to be in the prestigious $7,000 to win feature event by putting your money where your mouth is and donating and voting for your sponsored driver.
Event Rules: A minimum of $500 must be collected via donations for this contest to be in effect. Also, donated monies above the $500 will be split equally amongst the voted for drivers that do not qualify for the feature. Voters must provide a complete first and late name, mailing address and contact phone number in the event of a cancellation due to weather so donations can be refunded if necessary. Once votes are submitted they are final and not able to be changed for any reason.
Here is a list of drivers that have put their money where their mouth is and pre-entered for the Mod Nationals as of June 15th, 2012. You do not have to vote for someone on this list, so if you know of someone else who is coming, but not yet pre entered, you certainly can vote for them as well.
1b- Jason Blascyk -
Have fun with the contest.
1.1.12 ~ FYE Motorsports – St. Cloud, Minnesota
The 2012 racing season will roar to life at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota with the running of the Central Minnesota Icebreaker on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st of this year. The event was scheduled to take place during April of 2011, but was cancelled due to weather, so fans, drivers and event organizers have had a year to wait on the new spring tradition to take place.
The event will kick off with an open practice session for all divisions on Thursday, April 19th from 6p-9p and a post practice party after. Racing action will then begin on Friday night with heat races for WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and a complete $2,000 to win show for the WISSOTA Late Models.
Saturday afternoon, racing action will resume with b-features and last chance races for the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and another complete $2,000 to win show for the Late Models.
The event will be set up much like it’s sister event the Viking Fall Classic, held each October at the ‘high flying half mile’ but will see several small changes to the format. The WISSOTA Late Models will once again headline the event, but instead of a $4,000 payday like they run for in October each year, the premier division will race two complete shows at the Central Minnesota Icebreaker – Twin $2,000 to win events will take place on both Friday and Saturday nights. The WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks will see their format remain the same as in the fall and run heat races on Friday night and their b-features, last chance races and championship feature events on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon will be reserved for an inclement weather date if necessary. Modifieds will run for a $2,000 paycheck, while Super Stocks will race for a $1,500 payday with Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks racing for $750 to win in each respective division. The Mod Fours will not be a part of the Central Minnesota Icebreaker this year, but will continue to be in competition at the Fall Classic in October.
Event details will be much like the Fall Classic and will see action as follows on Friday, April 20th with the grandstand and pit gates both open at 3pm with the draw cut off at 5:30pm with racing beginning at 6pm. All heat races will be run on Friday night. Saturday, April 21st will see the pits and grandstand gates both open at noon with racing beginning at 3pm. A Sunday, April 22nd rain date will be reserved in case of inclement weather. The following weekend (April 26-29) will be reserved for a complete weekend rain date if necessary. Passing points will be used in all five divisions to qualify cars into the feature event.
The event was named after fans were asked at the Spring Classic in 2010 to register their ideas with event organizers. The Central Minnesota Icebreaker name won out over some other very good ideas. Thanks to the fans for their great thoughts. Log onto www.fyemotorsports.com for event details and updates throughout the coming months. We hope to see you in Alexandria for the Central Minnesota Icebreaker.
Fegers, Josh Thoennes, Crouse, Hoffman and VanMil
Victorious At 9th
By: Ryan Schmitz
ALEXANDRIA, MN(Oct. 7-8) - For the past
eight years in early October, drivers and fans from all over the upper
Midwest have converged on Viking Speedway for the annual Viking Fall
Classic. This past weekend marked the 9th annual Fall Classic presented
by Shaw Trucking, with support from NAPA Auto Parts, GRP Motorsports and
as usual, promoted by FYE Motorsports.
5th Annual Seitz Memorial – Continuing To Honor A Champion!
The 5th annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational is rapidly approaching at the highly competitive River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event, entering its fifth season, will kick off with a new twist in 2011. Instead of the traditional practice night on Thursday, September 8th, the event will kick off with a Late Model only racing program followed by the ultra-popular Johnny Holmes Band playing a concert on the front stretch, dubbed the ‘Prelude to the Johnny’. Late Models will compete in an $1,100 to win / $200 to start program which will begin and 7pm and end by 9pm so that the Johnny Holmes Band can begin playing at 9 and play until midnight to start the weekend off with some fun. This event will serve as the 2011 NLRA Championships and will be the final point night for the ’11 NLRA season, which will allow the tour champion to be crowned at River Cities for the first time ever. NLRA point leader Mike Balcaen will be looking for his 5th NLRA championship, which would break the first place tie he has with the late great Seitz, so what more fitting place to crown the NLRA champion than at the event that honors the 4 time series champ!
Fans and Late Model drivers should note that Thursday night’s car/driver entry fee will just be $50 at the pit gate for drivers, while pit passes will be $25 and tickets in the grandstands will be $15 in advance or $18 at the track. Your ticket includes admission to both the races and the concert. UND Students with current ID will be admitted to the grandstands for just $10.
The racing program will then begin again on Friday, September 9th with action for the WISSOTA Late Models, NOSA Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Street Stocks. Friday’s program will feature heat races and the $920 to win Go Hard or Go Home pole dash for the Late Models, plus a complete program (heat races, semi-features and feature) for both the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks and a slight change from previous years, but this year the Sprints will run heat races and a pole dash on Friday night as well.
Saturday’s program will feature b-features and the 92-lap $9,200 to win feature event for the Late Models plus another complete program for the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks plus the remainder of the show for the NOSA Sprints. More than 50 of the Midwest’s best Late Model competitors from upwards of 5 states and several Canadian provinces, including the four previous champions, (Mitch Johnson, Justin Fegers, Pat Doar and Cody Skytland) are all expected to be in attendance to compete for this giant purse and the prestige of winning the John Seitz Memorial! In addition, multi-time River Cities track champion Brad Seng, defending WISSOTA champion Ricky Weiss and a host of local competitors will be looking to ‘defend their home turf’ from the travelers to try to keep the $9,200 in the Grand Forks area once the memorial weekend’s event is completed.
Thursday’s action will begin at 7pm, while Friday night’s racing program will kick off at 7:30pm, with Saturday’s show beginning at 6pm. The event is sponsored in part by Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Shaw Trucking Inc., S & S Transport, North Dakota Eye Clinic, Northern Plumbing, Wes’ Plumbing & Heating, and 71 Bar. This event has been ultra-successful over the first four seasons and fans will want to make sure to be in Grand Forks for the fifth running of the event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 8th, 9th & 10th.
Tons of contingency awards will be provided in all divisions throughout the course of the weekend by some great sponsors. Details will be announced at a later date. For ticket prices and more information please log onto www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or www.johnseitz92.com for more event information or call Chris at (715) 497-8916.
Gustin becomes seventh Mod
Alexandria, MN (July 3rd, 2011) – Marshalltown, IA ace Ryan Gustin made his first ever appearance to Viking Speedway a memorable one, taking home a $7,000 payday Sunday night at Viking Speedway. Shane Sabraski held off a late surge from Travis Saurer to score the win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified A-main while Dean Larson took top honors in the WISSOTA Mod Four finale. One of the largest crowds ever witnessed at Viking Speedway congregated once again for day two of the 7th Annual “Minnesota Modified Nationals” held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, MN.
Mod Nationals driver stats….
Over the first 6 years of the $7,000 to win Mod Nationals, we have averaged 67 WISSOTA Modified competitors with our highest car count being 79 in 2005 and our lowest being 57 in 2007. Car counts other years were 74 in 2006; 65 in 2008, 70 in 2009 and last year we had a total of 58 competitors.
We have seen drivers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Arkansas, Iowa and North Carolina plus Manitoba and Ontario compete in at least one Mod Nationals event.
11 drivers have competed in all 6 previous Mod Nationals in the Modified division. Those drivers are: Ryan Canon, Terry Engebretson, Mike Storck, Andy Gordon, Tim Alexander, Jamie Lemke, Dennis Bitzan, Scot Danzeisen, Jason Thoennes, Dave Cain and Craig Thatcher.
Of those 11 drivers only TWO have qualified for all 6 Mod Nationals main events - Those drivers are Thoennes and Thatcher.
Of the 2 that have qualified for all six main events, Thoennes has the best average finish with an overall 8th place average with finishes of (1st, 22nd, 8th, 4th, 6th and 7th). JT has earned $13,700 for his efforts at the previous six Mod Nationals. Thatcher has an overall 9th place average finish with finishes of (2nd, 20th, 5th, 8th, 11th and 10th). Thatch has taken home an even $10,000 in just the six previous events.
Other notables.... Tony Leiker has Mod Nationals earnings of $7,950 even though he did not attend the Mod Nationals in 2008 or 2010; Dale Mathison, who did not race at the Mod Nationals in 2006 has earnings of $10,075; Shane Sabraski, although he did not start racing a Modified until 2006, meaning he did not compete in the Mod Nationals Modified portion of the show in 2005, he has Mod Nationals earnings of $15,315, Steve Arpin, although missed the Mod Nationals last year, racked up a whopping $14,600 for his work at the Mod Nationals over the five previous years. Even though Scot Danzeisen missed the feature in 2007, the 2010 champ has Mod Nationals earnings of $16,850, but no driver has earned more at the Mod Nationals than Dave Cain, who currently sits at $17,050 in Mod Nationals earnings since 2005!
Four other drivers have cracked the $5,000 mark in Mod Nationals earnings over the past six years – those drivers are Mark Noble with $5,450 ( he did not attend the event in 2005); Kelly Estey with $6,650 ( he did not attend in 2005 or 2007), Dennis Bitzan with $5,250 (he has attended all six years, but missed the feature in 2005, 2008 and 2010) and Jason Grimes with $7,600 – Grimes has only attended the Mod Nationals over the past 2 seasons and has finished in the top three both years!
The Mod Nationals have never had a repeat winner.... Will 2011 be the first time?
Also, no driver has ever won the Mod Nationals and Fall Classic in the same season....
Previous Winners include: Jason Thoennes (2005), Shane Sabraski (2006), Dave Cain (2007), Steve Arpin (2008), Dale Mathison (2009) and Scot Danzeisen (2010).
Format Changes to 7th Annual Minnesota Mod Nationals
5-24-11. ~ FYE Motorsports – St. Cloud, MN
The seventh running of the FYE Motorsports promoted $7,000 to win Minnesota Modified Nationals, to be held in July of 2011, will see a format overhaul to try to enhance the biggest paying WISSOTA Modified event anywhere in the country. Event organizers have revamped the event structure in order to hopefully draw more cars and to make the event even bigger and better than it has been over the first six years of its existence. Event promoter Chris Stepan said ‘The Mod Nationals has been an exceptional event over the first six years with awesome racing, but I felt that it was time to make some changes to the overall format of the event with hopes to draw more cars to compete here and to really make this a ‘can’t miss’ event. The talent in the Modified division in and around our area is so great, I want everyone to come out and have a chance at the $7,000 payday, so hopefully some of these changes will entice more guys to come out and give it a shot.’
The first change that fans and drivers will notice is that the event will be moved from its Friday/Saturday format to a Saturday/Sunday event in 2011. An open practice will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, July 1st for anyone wanting some laps before the show starts on Saturday. The preliminary races will then be held on Saturday, July 2nd with a 5pm start time and the remaining qualifying races and main features will be held on Sunday, July 3rd also with a 5pm start time. The city of Alexandria fireworks display will then take place on Sunday night after the event is completed. This will allow Monday, July 4th at 1pm to be utilized as a rain date if needed. Stepan remarked ‘With July 4th being on a Monday in 2011, we felt that it was the right time to switch the event back to a Saturday/Sunday show like it was the first 2 years that we held this race. The 4th of July is a holiday for most folks, so it will work out great as a built in rain date if needed and not running on Friday night will allow for less conflicts with area tracks.
Another change that folks will notice is that the Modified non-qualifiers will receive $200 if they should not advance into the a-main, this has been raised $50 from previous years, PLUS any Modified driver that pre-enters by the Monday, June 13th 2011 deadline and fails to qualify for the 60-lap $7,000 to win feature will be put into a drawing and 20 names will be pulled out of a hat and those 20 drivers will be lined up in the order that their names were pulled in a newly added Modified Non-Qualifier feature paying $1,000 to win and $75 to start, so on top of the $200 non-qualifier money that all non-qualifiers will receive, 20 of the non-qualifiers will receive additional monies by competing in the non-qualifier feature. Again Stepan commented ‘We decided to raise the non-qualifier pay to match the pre-entry fee so that drivers who don’t get into the $7,000 to win feature get their pre-entered car entry fee back at least plus the addition of the non-qualifier feature will give another 20 drivers a chance to make some additional cash if they saw some bad luck throughout the course of the weekend and didn’t make the big show. Hopefully this non-qualifier feature will give some drivers who maybe don’t feel that they have a shot at the $7,000 the encouragement to come to Viking for the weekend anyway to give it a try.’
Yet another format change will be the fact that the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds will no longer run two compete programs paying $500 to win each day, but new for 2011 fans will see the Midwest Modifieds running the same format as the Modifieds (heat races and a dash on Saturday with b-mains, a last chance race and a feature on Sunday) AND more importantly will see the Midwest Modifieds racing for a never before paid $2,000 to win paycheck in their feature event! Stepan said ‘We have some incredibly talented Midwest Modified drivers in this area and this being the Mod Nationals after all, I decided to step up and offer the Midwest Mod guys a shot at the biggest purse that they have ever seen. I am really looking forward to this 30-lap race.’
And one final change will see that the WISSOTA Super Stocks have been replaced with the WISSOTA Mod Fours as the third division in action, making this a true Mod Nationals weekend as all three classes in competition will be open wheel Modified-type cars. The Mod Fours will not run the same format as the other 2 divisions, however, as they will run a complete program each night including heat races, b-main and feature on Saturday and Sunday, with each night paying an identical $500 to win. Stepan said ‘I have been asked for a few years now why the Mod Fours are not a part of the Mod Nationals, so after giving the Street Stocks and then the Super Stocks a couple of years on the schedule, the decision was made to make the event an all Mod show and add the Mod Fours.’
Several other changes to the event will see all three divisions use the passing points system for qualifying into the feature events. In past years, the Modifieds have used passing points, but the support classes have used the draw/redraw format, but in 2011 all three classes will use the same passing points formula all weekend and the final change is that both the Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds will be allowed to pre-enter to save money on their entry fees in 2011. In the past, only the Mods were allowed to pre-enter, but this coming year, the Midwest Modifieds will be allowed to pre-enter at a discounted rate as well. The Mod Fours will not need to pre-enter as they will run two complete programs over the course of the weekend.
The location of this FYE Motorsports promoted event will remain the same and be held, as usual, at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota. The ‘high flying half mile’ has played host to the event since the inception of it and will continue to do so in 2011. All entry and event information will be posted at www.fyemotorsports.com within the next few weeks or can be found by calling Chris at (715) 497-8916. Mark down July 1st-4th on your calendars for 2011 and be sure to be at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN for the 7th annual Mod Nationals.
Inaugural Central Minnesota Icebreaker Cancelled
Due To Wet, Rain, Cold and Snow
For Immediate Release – St. Cloud, MN (April 27th 2011)
The inaugural Central Minnesota Icebreaker has regrettably been cancelled due to wet grounds, snow, cold temperatures and the forecast of rain for much of the weekend. The event will not be rescheduled this season, but will be held in April of 2012.
As of mid-day on Wednesday, the forecast calls for below average temperatures and more rain/snow showers to fall in the Alexandria area over the next few days, therefore the decision has been made to cancel the show for this upcoming weekend.
Event promoter Chris Stepan said ‘Just like the last two weeks, the weather has been just terrible over the past couple of days and even though the temperatures and weather forecast looks decent for tomorrow and Friday, the grounds and race track are still very wet and with the forecasted rain over the next day likely, we just don’t see any way of getting the track and grounds ready for even a Saturday/Sunday or Sunday only event and I certainly don’t want to get everyone here to Alex and then be forced to pull the plug because we can’t get it on once everyone’s already here.’
Stepan also said ‘After discussing this with Phil, the other Viking board members and the track prep crew at Viking for quite some time over the past three days and throughout the morning today, we came to a consensus that with the wetness of the facility, the forecast for more rain and snow tonight and the cold temperatures and snow that is expected through Friday, that the best thing to do would be to postpone the event until next spring.’
Although the forecast for the race isn’t great, it looks like the weather is going to improve enough throughout the day Thursday to dry the facility, and the forecast for Friday is forecasted to be in the mid-60’s and sunny, so we have decided to run an open practice session on Friday night from 5:30pm-10:00pm for anyone who wants to come and get some laps to open up the 2011 season. Pit gates will open at 3:00pm and practice will get underway at 5:30. Car/driver pit passes will be $25, pit crew and all other pit passes will be $10 for everyone else and the grandstands will be free.
Mars, Thoennes, Swenson and Abrahamson Attach Fall Classic Titles to Resume, While Mass and Sabraski Score Second VFC Victories
10.10.10 – For Immediate Release – St. Cloud,
The 8th running of Viking Fall Classic presented by Shaw Trucking Inc., NAPA Auto Parts and GRP Motorsports was held under bright sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, which greeted thousands of fans and nearly 300 racers to the ‘High Flying Half Mile’ at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN on October 8th and 9th 2010. The event featured all six WISSOTA sanctioned divisions and saw a whopping 289 drivers take place in the event, which started with an open practice session on Thursday night, October 7th. FULL RESULTS
Skytland “The Dakota Kid” crowned 2010 Seitz Memorial Champion!
Race Report by Mike Orness
September 11-12, 2010
Mother nature refused to cooperate for the running of the 4th Annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational Sept. 10-11, forcing organizers to utilize the raindate of Sunday Sept. 12th. The 4th Annual event, promoted by Chris Stepan, of FYE Motorspors, seen a record amount of entries! One hundred and twenty-two WISSOTA cars, along with sixteen NOSA Sprints entered the back gate the first night.
The 4th Annual event was sponsored by Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Shaw Trucking, Wes’ Plumbing & Heating, S&S Transport, ND Eye Clinic, Northern Plumbing, Right Choice Electric, and the 71 Bar. Many, many businesses stepped forward to offer up contingency prizes to ALL classes, too numerous to list. All of the support was much appreciated by the Seitz family, as well as the racers, and goes to show that this event is the premier event that keeps growing and growing.
To start the night off the WISSOTA Street Stocks ran three heat races of ten cars each. Nate Keena won the first heat from the pole position with outside pole-sitter, Hellman, second. Jim Geringer picked up the second heat win by holding off Messner who finished second. Tyson Anderson won the last heat from outside the pole with James Wall runner-up from the sixth starting spot. Rusty Kollman led the six cars out of the consi into the feature event that started twenty-four cars later that night. Jim Geringer started on the pole for the feature with Blacklance outside of him. Geringer led every lap to cross the ND Eye Clinic finish line first. Blacklance chased him with seventh starter, Hellman in third. Keena started fourth and finished there with Rick Schulz advancing ten spots to cap the top five.
Thirty-five Midwest Modifieds were split into four heats. Greg Friestad won the first heat coming from the eighth spot with Todd Johnson and Gary Nelson following him. Bob Smith took control of the second heat race only to slow in the closing laps with engine issues, giving up the lead to Rod Peterson who came from the seventh spot. Peterson was followed by Carlson and Vasichek. Heat three had an interesting finish with Zach Bruer racing his way to the lead from the fourth spot and crossing the finish line first with Skyler Smith second and Ryan Schroeder, backwards, across the line. The last heat for the Midwest mods was also exciting from the fans point of view. Tim Berg started fourth and slipped off the track and sent tailend, only to come back to win the heat race with just a few laps to go after the restart. Byzewski finished second with sixth-starting, Jerad Thelen third.
Taking four cars out of the consi, the feature started twenty-five cars with Jamie Carlson and Zach Bruer on the front row for twenty laps. After multiple cautions before the field could get a lap in, Jamie Carlson was finally scored in the lead with some laps in. He continued to lead, only to give up the lead to Jerad Thelen late in the race just before the last caution came out. Official deemed the time limit was up and went three laps to the finish with Thelen holding off Todd Johnson for the win. Scott Bintz advanced ten spots to finish third, as Greg Friestad finished fourth after going tailend at the start. Patrick Sobolik finished with a top five, advancing nine spots. Dustin Wahl came out of the consi and finish a strong sixth place.
The first of six WISSOTA Late Model heat races was won by local racer Brandon Fuller. Fuller started on the inside of the second row, and grabbed the lead right away. Williamson hung in second for some time, but slipped back to third when Steve Laursen passed him with four to go. Rookie, Corey Seckerson won the second heat from outside the second row. Redetzke slipped back one spot but was able to get back up to second with McCaughan third. Zach Jonson started on the pole spot but it was Waseleski that led the initial laps till he spun just after Johnson passed for the lead. Pat Doar moved forward from the eight spot to finish second. Cody Skytland followed Doar to the front, settling for third. Shaun Peterson used the pole to his advantage and led every lap of the fourth feature to claim the win. Kaanta and Mueller chased him across the line. Joel Cryderman started outside the front row and grabbed the lead with Balcaen right with him challenging for the lead at times. Cryderman was able to hold off Balcaen for the win as Balcaen finished second with Doug Herrick third after starting seventh. The final heat race of the night went to pole-sitter, Brad Seng. Seng held off a hard charging Weiss who advanced four spots to finish second. Justin Fegers was third after starting fifth on the field.
The NOSA Sprints ran a makeup feature event from July 9th, with sixteen cars on hand to go twenty-five laps. Austin Pierce led the race early but got caught up with Roemeling who spun in front of Pierce, sending them both to the tail on the restart. Flaten led the race thereafter, till Casey Mack moved up to pass Flaten for the lead. Then it was Nygaard who was there racing for second, and then challenging for the lead. Nygaard would win the feature event with Flaten second and Egeland third.
The Late Model Dash would determine the lineup of the feature events first six rows. Brad Seng drew the pole with Zach Johnson outside of him to lead the field around to take the green. Johnson led the majority of the race, but it was Ricky Weiss who would pass Johnson late in the race to be crowned the Dash winner as well as start on the pole for the 92 lap feature event the following night. Weiss led Seckerson and Johnson across the line with Doar and Skytland rounding out the top five.
The events for the second day of the 4th Annual event started at three o’clock with the three Street Stock heat races. Carrington native, Rusty Kollman won the first heat from the fifth starting spot with Geringer right behind him. Joe Potter led Logan Salazar across the finish line to win the second heat race. And Nate Keena won the last heat race. Rory Opp led early in the feature event only to get passed by Nate Keena and then Scott Messner. Messner challenged for the lead but Keena was the first to cross the line as the laps were cut after the fifth caution that was cause by Messner. Geringer was the fifth place finisher, with Potter finishing just ahead of him in fourth. Rusty Kollman was runner-up this season with Jeff Hellman third.
Twenty-nine WISSOTA Midwest mods returned for the second night and were split into three heats. Davey Mills started on the pole and won the first heat with seventh-starter, Greg Friestad second and Jamie Carlson third. Todd Johnson came from the fourth spot to win the second heat race with Jerad Thelen in tow. Rusty Kollman advanced six spots to finish third. Lance Schill and Ryan Schroeder started one and two for the last heat race, and that is where they finished also. Skyler Smith advanced three spots to finish third. Cole Haugland led six cars out of the consi to the feature that started twenty-four cars. Skyler Smith started on the pole with Jamie Carlson outside him. Skyler Smith grabbed the lead first and then it was Lance Schill that would lead the other half of the race. With just six laps to go, Davey Mills had moved into position to try for the lead. Looking for a way around Schill, Mills found that line to get past him with four laps to go. Mills captured the win with Schill second and Smith third. Schroeder started fourth and finished there with Rusty Kollman fifth.
The NOSA Sprints ran two heat races of ten cars apiece. Chris Shirek won the first heat from the ninth starting spot with Dobmeier close behind. Bob Martin won the second heat race with Brenden Wilde in tow. The feature event seen Casey Mack and Wade Nygaard start in the same position as their numbers on the wing. But it was Casey Mack that would pass his brother Corey Mack, who started on the pole, for the lead and win. Nygaard ended with a runner-up spot, with Corey Mack third and Mark Dobmeier fourth from the twentieth starting spot. Greg Nikitenko was fifth after starting eleventh.
There were three consi’s for the WISSOTA Late Models with Don Shaw and Mike Balcaen transferring out of the consi to the feature. Curt Gelling and Marshall Fegers earned their starting spot by finishing first and second in the second consi. As did Mitch Johnson and Mike Nutzmann in the final consi. Steve Anderson was awarded the provisional and would start tailend for the twenty-five car field and be set for 92 laps. Once the track prep was done and the driver intros were finished, the field lined up for the first fifty laps then stop to fill with fuel. Some will choose to pit and change tires, and some will not.
Ricky Weiss and Corey Seckerson led the field around for the green flag. Seckerson led the first laps, but then it was Skytland who would charge to the from from the fifth spot. With laps clicking off, Seckerson dropped back with Zach Johnson and Pat Doar looking to take that lead. Cryderman was running fourth and at times would try to run the lower groove. Doar used that lower groove and a good run off a turn to move into second, but only for a little bit as Johnson moved back around him. As those two raced for second, Laursen and Weiss were looking to take over fourth from Cryderman. Soon the field had gone all fifty laps with no cautions and it was time for the fuel stop.
About a half dozen drivers elected to change tires, leaving the leaders wondering if they had made the right choice not to. After the stop, the field was back under green flag racing with Skytland in the lead yet. Then the cautions started to come out. After the first caution for Cryderman, Doar was second with Weiss now in third and Laursen in fourth. With twenty-six laps to go, Doar and Laursen were now racing side by side for the second spot with Weiss watching closely behind them. Laursen secured the second spot and now was working on Skytland. With a little over twenty laps to go, Laursen passed Skytland on the lower side track. At this time both Fegers and Redetzke had made their way up to challenge for a top five spot. There were two other cautions, and the last bunched up the field again for a shoot-out with thirteen laps to go with Laursen in the lead. Laursen continued his lead with Redetzke moving into the third spot after starting seventeenth. Skytland watched and in the closing lap he passed Laursen to recapture the lead and continue on for he win and $9200 dollars. Laursen finished second with Redetzke third. Marshal Fegers advanced from the twentieth spot to finish in fourth ahead of his brother Justin who started sixteenth. Mike Nutzmann started tailend and finished just outside the top five in sixth and Pat Doar slipped back to seventh after running in the top four almost the whole race.
A sincere thank you to all the drivers & fans that attended this race! Also a special thank you to all the people involved with the operation of the event, including the gracious sponsors and businesses that put up money and contingency prizes! Thank you and we hope to see you all next year for the 5th Annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational.
Summary for September 11, 2010
Feature – Geringer, T. Blacklance, Hellman, Keena, Schulz, Duray, Salazar, Ra. Kollman, Linert, A. Blacklance, Teunis, Pederson, Puffe, Rethemeier, Johnson, Beaulieu, Messner, Ritter, Potter, Babcock, Anderson, Wall, Ru. Kollman, Opp
Heat 1 – Nate Keena, Jeffrey Hellman, Terry Blacklance, Joe Potter, Logan Salazar, Dustin Puffe, Joshua Beaulieu, Heath Corneliusen, Brandon Funk, Dan McNamee
Heat 2 – Jim Geringer, Scott Messner, Ryan Johnson, Jordan Duray, Randy Kollman, Art Linert, Adam Rassier, Glenn Rethemeier, Shane Nelson, Rory Opp
Heat 3 – Tyson Anderson, James Wall, Chris Ritter, Jason Babcock, Rick Schulz, Aaron Blacklance, Rusty Kollman, Jesse Pederson, Shawn Teunis, Nick Minske
Consi – Ru. Kollman, Linert, Teunis, Beaulieu, Rethemeier, Pederson, Funk, Minske, Corneliusen, Rassier, Nelson, McNamee
Feature – Thelen, Johnson, Bintz, Friestad, Sobolik, Wahl, Carlson, Vasichek, C. Haugland, Godin, Sparby, Hamel, VanMill, Byzewski, Peterson, T. Reimer, E. Haugland, Mills, Bruer, Smith, Berg, Schroeder, Modlin, Nelson, Austfjord
Heat 1 – Greg Friestad, Todd Johnson, Gary Nelson Jr., Davey Mills, Glenn Godin, Warren Reimer, Brady Austfjord, Dustin Burke, Don Platow
Heat 2 – Rod Peterson, Jamie Carlson, Scott Vasichek, Scott Bintz, Doug Van Mill, Ron Breed, Bob Smith, John Schulke, Matt Sparby
Heat 3 – Zach Bruer, Skyler Smith, Ryan Schroeder, Patrick Sobolik, Tyler Reimer, Dave Blasey, Dustin Wahl, Eric Haugland, Tyler Modlin
Heat 4 – Tim Berg, Tony Byzewski, Jerad Thelen, Rick Hamel, Cole Haugland, Adam Thompson, Adan Gajeski, Rick Beier
Consi – Wahl, E. Haugland, Modlin, Sparby, Austfjord, Blasey, Beier, Platow, W. Reimer, Breed, Thompson, Smith, Burke, Gajeski, Schulke
Dash – Weiss, Seckerson, Johnson, Doar, Skytland, Cryderman, Aukland, Seng, Laursen, Peterson, Herrick, Fuller
Heat 1 – Brandon Fuller, Steve Laursen, Chad Williamson, Cole Schill, Joey Pederson, Curt Gelling, Josh Maurstad, Jeff Provinzino, Steve Anderson, Kyle Olson
Heat 2 – Corey Seckerson, Jake Redetzke, Mike McCaughan, Mike Johnson, Scott Greer, Tom Corcoran, Justin Osowski, Josh Johnson, Jeff Pritchard, Joe Johnson
Heat 3 – Zach Johnson, Pat Doar, Cody Skytland, Lance Mathees, Mike Nutzmann, Kyle Peterlin, Troy Schill, Tom Waseleski, Duwayne Rector, Scott Johnson
Heat 4 – Shaun Peterson, Kaanta, Paul Mueller, Doyle Erickson, Dave Tyrchniewicz, Brandon Burke, Shawn Holden, Dave Zimmerman, Greg Ferris
Heat 5 – Joel Cryderman, Matt Aukland, Doug Herrick, Mitch Johnson, Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, Harold Schill, Jeff Wildung, Brock Gronwold
Heat 6 – Brad Seng, Ricky Weiss, Justin Fegers, Don Shaw, Marshall Fegers, Mike Bruns, Steffen Snare, Rick Schroeder, Bryan LePier
Summary September 12, 2010
Feature – Keena, Ru. Kollman, Hellman, Potter, Geringer, Salazar, Opp, T. Blacklance, Ra. Kollman, Duray, A. Blacklance, Wall, Pederson, Teunis, McNamee, Leake, Jose, Messner, Linert, Minske, Letkeman, Johnson, Anderson, Ritter, Reimer, Schulz
Heat 1 – Rusty Kollman, Jim Geringer, Scott Messner, Rick Schulz, Terry Blacklance, Randy Kollman, Aaron Blacklance, Peter Letkeman, Chris Ritter
Heat 2 – Joe Potter, Logan Salazar, Rory Opp, James Wall, Jeffrey Hellman, Daniel McNamee, Kyle Leake, Steve Jose, Tyson Anderson
Heat 3 – Nate Keena, Ryan Johnson, Jesse Pederson, Nick Minske, Shawn Teunis, Jordan Duray, Bryce Reimer, Art Linert
Feature – Mills, Schill, Smith, Schroeder, Ru. Kollman, Gajeski, Thelen, Johnson, Wahl, Carlson, Veert, Blasey, Berg, Sobolik, Friestad, Vasichek, Modlin, VanMill, Godin, Byzewski, T. Reimer, Platow, Schow, C. Haugland
Heat 1 – Davey Mills, Greg Friestad, Jamie Carlson, Dave Blasey, Adam Gajeski, Doug VanMill, Cole Haugland, Ricky Hamel, Tyler Modlin, Eric Haugland
Heat 2 – Todd Johnson, Jerad Thelen, Rusty Kollman, Don Platow, Matt Schow, Glenn Godin, Rick Beier, Tony Byzewski, Ron Breed, Tim Berg
Heat 3 – Lance Schill, Ryan Schroeder, Skyler Smith, Dustin Wahl, Paul Veert, Scott Vasichek, Pat Sobolik, T. Reimer, Gary Nelson Jr.
Consi – C. Haugland, Berg, Byzewski, T. Reimer, Modlin, Sobolik, Beier, Hamel, Breed, E. Haugland, Nelson Jr.
Feature – Ca. Mack, Nygaard, Co. Mack, Dobmeier, Nikitenko, C. Shirek, M. Mack, N. Shirek, Ranten, Mickelson, Wilde, B. Martin, Flaten, Graham, R. Martin, Wisk, B Egeland, Roemeling, Pierce, T. Egeland
Heat 1 – Chris Shirek, Mark Dobmeier, Mitch Mack, Cory Mack, Casey Mack, Ryan Flaten, Shane Roemeling, Rayce Martin, Tom Egeland, Blake Egeland
Heat 2 – Bob Martin, Brenden Wilde, Austin Pierce, Nick Shirek, Wade Nygaard, Greg Nikitenko, Chris Ranten, Jordan Graham, Todd Mickelson, Tanner Wisk
Feature – Skytland, Laursen, Redetzke, M. Fegers, J. Fegers, Nutzmann, Doar, Kaanta, M. Johnson, Shaw, Williamson, Balcaen, Cryderman, Aukland, Mathees, Herrick, Gelling, Mike Johnson, Peterson, Anderson, Fuller, Weiss, Z. Johnson, Seckerson, Seng
Consi 1 – Shaw, Balcaen, Greer, Provinzino, Tyrchniewicz, Ferris, Josh Johnson, H. Schill, T. Schill, Olson, Rector, C. Schill, Peterlin
Consi 2 – M. Fegers, Gelling, Mooney, Burke, McCaughan, Gronwold, Waseleski, Holden, Anderson, Erickson, Zimmerman, Joe Johnson, Maurstad
Consi 3 – Mitch Johnson, Nutzmann, Pederson, Corcoran, Mueller, Snare, Osowski, S. Johnson, LePier, Schroeder, Pritchard, Bruns, Wildung
Danzeisen takes first Mod Nationals crown at Viking
By Ray Beste
Alexandria, MN (July 3rd, 2010) - For Herman, MN driver Scot Danzeisen, success as been the norm. The 10-time Viking Speedway Modified champion has won nearly every Modified special event ever offered up at the speedway. Until Saturday night, however, Danzeisen had failed in his first five tries to take home the Minnesota Modified Nationals crown. That would change in a big way, however, when Danzeisen scored one of the biggest wins of his career taking home the $7,000 crown in grand fashion. In other action, Mike Peterson took his second win in as many days in the WISSOTA Super Stock division while Brian Haben garnered his first ever Viking Speedway win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified A-main. Sunny skies and a packed grandstand greeted racers during day two action the 6th Annual Minnesota Modified Nationals.
Like day one, Mike Peterson took the early lead during action in the WISSOTA Super Stock finale. Peterson used his familiar high line and was scored the leader at the conclusion of the first lap. Sixth starter Cory Tammen immediately worked his way forward as he took over the second spot just six laps into the event. Jeff Kluver and Jon Stepan waged the most entertaining battle on the speedway for the third spot while Peterson was checked out, out front. Kluver would ultimately take the position from Stepan on a late double file start. Ashley Donald moved up six positions from his 12th starting spot to cap a great run in the sixth spot while Peterson took his second win in as many days out front. In the end it was Peterson ahead of Tammen, Kluver, Stepan, and Jason Vejtruba.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modified A-main was dominated by Holloway, MN driver Brian Haben. Haben took the lead from his outside row one starting position and was never seriously challenged during the 20-lap affair. The battle for the second spot was a good one between Shane Sabraski and Matt Weisman. The duo raced side by side for the better part of six laps before tenth starting Sabraski ultimately grabbed the position with three laps remaining. The story of the race, however, was Roscoe, MN driver Pete Loecken. Loecken, who started 19th, ended a beautiful run in the fourth position. Out front it was all Haben taking the win over Sabraski, Weisman, Loecken, and Steve Houle.
After driver introductions and a four wide salute to the fans, order was restored for the 60-lap, $7,000 to win Minnesota Modified Nationals A-main event. Travis Saurer and Dale Mathison led the 25-car starting field to the green as they lit the wick off of turn four. Mathison made a bonsai move for the inside of the Speedway but Saurer did not lift as he held the early advantage out front. Saurer continued to rail the high side and was scored the leader at the conclusion of the first lap. The top of the speedway looked to be the preferred line but Kelly Estey was on the march via the bottom groove. Estey worked the bottom of the speedway during the first 30 laps moving up ten positions up into seventh when the fuel stop took place on lap 30. At that point it was Mathison over Saurer, Danzeisen, Jason Thoennes, and Dave Cain. After the teams refueled, Mathison once again took off into the lead. Mathison would lead the next thirteen circuits before popping over the banking in turn two giving the lead to Danzeisen in the process. Back in traffic, Don Eischens looked to have the strongest car on the speedway as He and Kelly Estey battled for the fifth spot. Eischens took the spot from Estey with ten laps remaining while Danzeisen was gone out front. Cain made some stellar moves moving up three positions into second while Shayne Laske looked very strong in third. With three laps up on the board, Laske took a peak to the inside of Cain for the second spot. Laske, however, received some bad luck as his machine began to slow on the final lap. Out front it was all Danzeisen as he took the win in convincing fashion over Cain. Jason Grimes moved up one position passed Laske after his machine finally stalled coming for the checkers while Eischens rounded out the top five. Estey, Thoennes, Shane Edgington, 23rd starter Josh Thoennes, and Craig Thatcher rounded out the top ten for the open wheel extravaganza.
From everyone at FYE Motorsports as well as the staff at Viking Speedway, We'd like to thank all the fans, pit crew members, sponsors, and drivers that came out to make the Minnesota Modified Nationals a success. Please check back to vikingspeedway.net and fyemotorsports.com for further events.
Feature- Scot Danzeisen, Dave Cain, Jason Grimes, Shayne Laske, Don Eischens, Kelly Estey, Jason Thoennes, Shane Edgington, Josh Thoennes, Craig Thatcher, Shane Sabraski, Trent Follmer, Darrell Nelson, Dale Mathison, Mike Storck, Matt Smith, Travis Saurer, Terry Engebretson, Andy Gordon, Erik Peterson, Nate Heinrich, Ryan Aho, Jeremy Houle, Jayme Lautigar, Jay McDonald
B-main 1- McDonald, Storck, Edgington, Peterson, Tofte
B-main 2- Sabraski, Estey, Lautigar, Jo Thoennes, Heinrich
B-main 3- Smith, Aho, Eischens, Houle, Christiansen
LCQ- Heinrich, Christiansen, Tofte, Canon, Holtan
WISSOTA Super Stocks:
Feature- Mike Peterson, Cory Tammen, Jeff Kluver, Jon Stepan, Jason Vejtruba, Ashley Donald, Steve Beach, Irvin Cook, Matt Miller, Terry Merten, Andy Bangsund, Cody Lee, Ron Host, Dave Read, Patrick Heikkinen, Cale Berry, Jeff Flaten, Jeff Crouse, Jeremiah Passow
Heat 1- Crouse, Host, Flaten, Read, Kluver, Beach, Passow, Bangsund, Miller, Merten
Heat 2- Vejtruba, Peterson, Tammen, Stepan, Lee, Donald, Cook, Berry, Heikkinen
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature- Brian Haben, Shane Sabraski, Matt Weisman, Pete Loecken, Steve Houle, Travis Saurer, Ron Saurer, Jason VandeKamp, Nick Bruder, Darrin Braaten, Ryan Schleusner, Scott Gill, Travis Vanderby, Brett Hoium, Dustin Bitzan, Troy Berends, Brady Gerdes, Josh Muzik, Marshal Tofte, Jason Hoffman, Matt Suckow, Jeff Marshall, Skeeter Estey, William Lund
Heat 1- T. Saurer, Muzik, Schleusner, Hoium, Estey, Gill, Bruder, Laage, Olson
Heat 2- Haben, Suckow, Sabraski, VandeKamp, Hoffman, Tofte, Reents, Johnson, Krahn
Heat 3- Berends, R. Saurer, Gerdes, Vanderby, Loecken, Werk, Greeley, Blascyk, Quinn
Heat 4- Houle, Weisman, Braaten, Marshall, Lund, Bitzan, Berg, Spanswick
B-main 1- Tofte, Bitzan, Gill, Bruder, Greeley
Saurer takes the qualifier during night one at Viking
By Ray Beste
Alexandria, MN (July 2nd, 2010) - Travis Saurer earned the right to sit on the outside pole for Saturday night's $7,000 to win main event by taking the win in the WISSOTA Modified Qualifying Feature Friday night at Viking Speedway. In other action, Mike Peterson reigned victorious in the WISSOTA Super Stock division while Thunder Bay, ONT traveler Jeff Marshall drove a flawless race on his way to victory in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division. Fans, drivers, and pit crew members alike from all over WISSOTA country convened at the steeply banked 1/2 mile located on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, MN.
The WISSOTA Super Stocks were first on the card with Mike Peterson taking the early lead. The action was hot and heavy early on with drivers battling for position all over the speedway. A scary crash that occurred down the backstretch took place eight laps into the event which claimed the run of several drivers. Everyone was okay with Peterson continuing on out front. Jon Stepan and Cory Tammen battled hard for the second spot during the remainder of the event with Stepan ultimately winning the battle. Back in traffic, Winnipeg, MB traveler Ashley Donald moved up 12 spots during the duration of the A-main starting 22nd and finishing 10th. In the end it was Peterson taking the win ahead of Stepan, Tammen, Ron Host, and Cody Lee.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modified A-main featured a great battle between three of the best in the business. Jeff Marshall took the early lead while Shane Sabraski and Travis Saurer were left to do battle for second. Sabraski worked the bottom with Saurer up on the shelf. Marshall continued to lead out front with Saurer moving by Sabraski for the second spot nine laps into the event. Saurer quickly closed up on the backside of Marshall for the top spot while a myriad of cautions halted action nearing the midway point of the race. On the restart, Marshall began to distance himself from the field with Saurer holding in second. Back in traffic, Brian Haben had a nice run moving up nine positions during the event taking home a nice sixth place finish. Marshall stretched his advantage in the remaining laps and went on to take the win. Saurer continued his run of consistent finishes coming home second ahead of Sabraski, Matt Weisman, and Princeton, MN legend Ron Jones.
Dale Mathison and Travis Saurer shared the front row starting duties for the WISSOTA Modified Qualifying A-main. Saurer took the lead from the outset with Mathison settling into second. Seventh starter Jason Thoennes worked the bottom of the speedway during the 25-lap event moving up three positions into second while the rest of the field worked the top. Scot Danzeisen used a couple of nice moves to move up four positions during qualifying action coming home sixth. In the end, however, it was Saurer turning in a dominating performance taking the win. Mathison settled into a groove taking home second ahead of Craig Thatcher, Thoennes and eighth starter Jason Grimes. Saurer picked the outside pole for Saturday night's $7,000 to win A-main which would give the pole to Dale Mathison.
Qualifying Feature- Travis Saurer, Dale Mathison, Craig Thatcher, Jason Thoennes, Jason Grimes, Scot Danzeisen, Dave Cain, Andy Gordon, Darrell Nelson, Terry Engebretson, Shayne Laske, Trent Follmer
Heat 1- Gordon, Alexander, Cain, Lund, Edgington, Eischens, Storck, Holtan, Gulbrandson, Romdalvik
Heat 2- Mathison, Sabraski, Danzeisen, Tofte, Davis, Lemke, Thoennes, Schroeder, Blascyk, Paul
Heat 3- Follmer, Aho, Saurer, Estey, Lautigar, Houle, Sertich, Sersha, Jeff Broking, Canon
Heat 4- Engebretson, Smith, Nelson, Peterson, Wildman, Gierke, Wilms, Koehntop, Greer
Heat 5- Thatcher, Thoennes, Bitzan, Noble, Wieberdink, Strand, Heikkinen, Ron Jones, Jensen
Heat 6- Grimes, McDonald, Laske, Christiansen, Heinrich, Bayer, Dykstra, Carpenter, Olson
WISSOTA Super Stocks:
Feature- Mike Peterson, Jon Stepan, Cory Tammen, Ron Host, Cody Lee, Jason Vejtruba, Jeff Flaten, Jeff Kluver, Jeff Crouse, Ashley Donald, Dave Read, Terry Merten, Irvin Cook, Alan Johnson, Patrick Heikkinen, Andrew Bangsund, Jeremiah Passow, Andy Hofteig, Dominic Baker, Jim Gullikson, Travis Forcier, Frank Fabio, Matt Miller, Don Eischens
Heat 1- Eischens, Stepan, Tammen, Forcier, Vejtruba, Merten, Johnson, Donald
Heat 2- Flaten, Lee, Miller, Bangsund, Fabio, Passow, Heikkinen, Read
Heat 3- Peterson, Hofteig, Host, Crouse, Baker, Kluver, Gullikson, Cook
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature- Jeff Marshall, Travis Saurer, Shane Sabraski, Matt Weisman, Ron Jones, Brian Haben, Austin Arneson, Brett Hoium, Brady Gerdes, Steve Houle, Jason VandeKamp, Skeeter Estey, Jason Hoffman, Randy Laage, Dustin Bitzan, Scott Gill, Nick Bruder, Ryan Schleusner, Kyle Reents, Todd Berg, William Lund, Josh Muzik, Pete Loecken, Marshal Tofte
Heat 1- T. Saurer, Jones, Hoffman, Reents, Bitzan, Muzik, Laage, Werk, VandeKamp
Heat 2- Arneson, Gerdes, Tofte, Bruder, Gill, Vanderby, Krahn, Johnson, Olson
Heat 3- Weisman, Sabraski, Lund, Haben, Berg, Quinn, Braaten, Blascyk
Heat 4- Marshall, Hoium, Houle, Loecken, Estey, Schleusner, Spanswick, Berends
B-main 1- Muzik, Laage, VandeKamp, Schleusner, Quinn
6th Annual Minnesota Modified Nationals: Bigger and Better than Ever!
Twin 30’s On Tap In 2010
May 7th 2010 – St. Cloud, Minnesota (Prepared by FYE
As usual, the event will see each Modified racer draw
for his or her starting position on Friday night for a scheduled set of
8 heat races. The winner of each heat race will automatically redraw for
the top 16 starting spots in Friday night’s qualifying feature just as
we have done in previous years. This year, just like past events, will
be the fact that we will use passing points to qualify the second set of
8 drivers into the qualifying feature on Friday night. How this will
work is the driver that is highest in passing points in each individual
heat race will qualify for the main event and will also redraw for
starting spots 1-16. Just as we have done in the past, the finish from
the qualifying feature will determine the top 8 rows for Saturday
night’s main event.
Mathison mentioned ‘Winning the Mod Nationals last year meant a lot to our team. It was our biggest career win by far, both in money won and prestige. There is no better show around for the Modifieds and obviously winning the seven grand meant a lot because there is nowhere else to race for that kind of money! – We will definitely be back to try to become the first 2-time Mod Nationals champion this year.’
A huge city of Alexandria fireworks display will take
place on Saturday night, July 3rd immediately following the conclusion
of the 60-lap feature.
And last, but not least, Jon
Stepan and Dave Mass were victorious in the Super Stock portions of the
Mod Nationals last season, the first season that the Super Stocks were
in action during the Mod Nationals.
Wildung, Danzeisen, Schultz and Sabraski claim Classic mains
By Ray Beste
Alexandria, Mn (April 17th, 2010) - Jeff Wildung took the lead on lap 32 of the 40 lap WISSOTA Late Model A-main picking up the $4,000 feature win Saturday night at Viking Speedway. Scot Danzeisen moved from his third row starting position to claim the win in the WISSOTA Modified finale while Zach Schultz scored the biggest win of his career in the WISSOTA Super Stock A-main. Shane Sabraski led all 25 laps garnering the win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified main event with Ryan Buer scoring the WISSOTA Street Stock feature win in his #F7 machine. Dustin Zieske picked up his first ever Viking Speedway victory holding off an early challenge from Rob VanMil in the WISSOTA Mod Four finale. A nice field of 197 cars packed the pits for the FYE Motorsports promoted "Fall Classic in the Spring" this past weekend at Viking Speedway.
Ritter took the lead on lap one of the WISSOTA Street Stock main event.
Ritter worked the top side of the speedway leading lap one of the 20-lap
event. Fourth starter Buer quickly moved into second while 10th starter
Cory Tammen was quickly on the move. Tammen cracked the top five just
five laps into the event while Buer had caught the backside of Ritter
for the lead. Buer made a power move to the inside of Ritter taking the
lead on lap seven while Tammen slid into third. Tammen quickly disposed
of Ritter for the second spot with Buer holding a six car length
advantage. Tammen quickly closed in on Buer when the first yellow of the
event waved on lap 11. On the rest, Luke Nelson and Joe Potter dueled
side by side with Nelson taking the spot from Potter exiting turn two.
Buer moved away from the rest of the field with seven laps remaining
when the final yellow of the event bunched up the field for a seven lap
dash to the finish. Tammen edged ahead of Nelson on the restart to hold
the second spot while Buer pulled away from the field once again. Back
in traffic, Jason Babcock and Roger Christiansen worked their way
through the field. Babcock started the event in the 14th position
finishing in seventh while Christiansen started 16th and finished
eighth. Out front it was all Buer picking up the win in convincing
fashion. Tammen, Nelson, Potter and "Nitro" Jimmy Williams rounded out
the top five. Heat race wins were collected by Buer and Cory Rosen.
Paul Mueller and Shawn Kirwin shared the front row starting duties for the 40-lap, $4,000 to main event. Kirwin blasted off from the outside of row one taking the lead as the field worked off of turn two. Kirwin used the top of the track to his advantage as he was scored the leader at the conclusion of the first lap. Fourth starter Zach Johnson quickly worked his way into second while eleventh starting Lance Mathees was on the move as well. On lap nine, Johnson blasted by Kirwin for the lead using the bottom of the Speedway exiting turn two. Fifteen laps into the event Mathees was glued to the bottom as he worked by Ricky Weiss and Pat Doar moving into the third spot in the process. Johnson continued to lead out front as the halfway mark neared. Mathees disposed of Kirwin for the second spot with the cross flags showing as he reeled in Johnson for the lead. Wildung began his surge to the front as well as he cracked the top five with 17 laps still up on the board. Wildung ran the extreme high side of the speedway with Johnson in the middle and Mathees on the bottom. Just as the lead trio began to encounter lap traffic the yellow flag waved with 12 laps still up on the board. It was Mathees now in front ahead of Johnson and Wildung. Johnson chose the outside of the second row on the Delaware double-file start. Mathees once again headed for the ditch as Wildung blasted by Johnson for the second via the middle groove in turn two. Wildung climbed the banking in turns three and four pulling even with Mathees with just ten laps remaining. With eight to go, Wildung used his top side momentum propelling himself into the lead while Mathees was left to do battle with Johnson for second. Johnson worked by Mathees and rallied for one final challenge with five laps remaining. Wildung, however, was steady in the remaining laps and cruised on to his first victory of the season (only start). Wildung was followed to the line by Johnson, Mathees, Marshall Fegers and Ricky Weiss. Don Shaw picked up the hard charger award starting 21st and finishing 10th. Heat race wins were collected by Pat Doar, Marshall Fegers, and Shawn Kirwin.
Jay McDonald took the lead from the pole on the opening lap of the 30-lap WISSOTA Modified A-main. Fifth starter Scot Danzeisen used the bottom of the speedway to slide into second on lap four while McDonald continued to lead up front. With five laps in the books it was McDonald, Danzeisen, Jensen, Thoennes and Darrell Nelson in the top five. On lap eight, Danzeisen overtook McDonald for the lead exiting turn four while Jensen quickly began to pressure McDonald for second. Jensen was able to sneak by McDonald for the second spot on lap ten with Thoennes still anchoring the fourth spot. Jensen began the long process of running down Danzeisen while McDonald was left to do battle with Thoennes for the third spot. Thoennes and McDonald waged the best battle on the speedway for the time being with Jensen inching closer and closer to Danzeisen. Two yellow flags slowed action during the midway point of the race with Danzeisen continuing the lead the field. On a lap 15 restart, Thoennes moved by McDonald for the third spot as the battle for the top spot was now a three car party. Jensen looked to the outside of Danzeisen exiting turn four with ten laps remaining as the duo drag raced down the frontstretch. Danzeisen, however, held the groove and the lead for the time being as Jensen regrouped in second. Back in the pack, 23rd starter Kelly Estey used the bottom of the speedway to his advantage. While most cars worked middle to high, Estey was glued to the bottom. Estey cracked the top five with four laps remaining moving by Pat Doar exiting turn two. Jensen tried everything in his power to overtake Danzeisen but in the end it was Scot picking up the $3,000 feature win. Jensen had a great run coming home second ahead of Thoennes, Nelson, and Estey. Estey moved up 18 spots during the 30-lap affair garnering the hard charger award in the process.
The WISSOTA Super Stock finale proved to be a good one with Larry Lund leading the first 24 laps from the pole. Lund endured early challenges from Don Eischens and Don Shaw holding the lead as the white flag flew over the field. Lund, however, began to pour smoke out of the rear of his car with two laps remaining which allowed Zach Schultz to power by for the lead entering turn one on the final lap. Schultz, Mike Peterson, Dave Mass and Jeff Hapala were able to sneak by Lund on the final circuit as his machine slowed drastically. Schultz made no mistakes on his final trip around picking up the biggest win of his career in the process. Mike Peterson had a great run in the second spot followed by 14th starter Dave Mass. Hapala and Lund rounded out the top five running order for the WISSOTA Super Stocks. Scott Lawrence garnered hard charger honors starting 22nd and finishing 7th.
The final event of the evening belonged to the WISSOTA Mod Fours with Dustin Zieske grabbing the opening lap advantage. The field was able to complete the first lap before a myriad of yellows halted action. Zieske ran around the top of the speedway with Rob VanMil challenging on the bottom. Zieske and VanMil ran side by side for the better part of six laps before Zieske seized control of the event in the ladder stages of the 20-lap affair. Out front it was Zieske picking up his first Viking Speedway victory and the $750 payday that went with it. VanMil had a nice run in the second spot followed by 11th starter Josh Abrahamson. Second generation racer Tyler Larson finished in the fourth spot ahead of Corry VanMil. Dean Larson and Rob VanMil picked up heat race wins earlier in the event with Josh Abrahamson picking up the hard charger award moving up eight spots during the duration of the event.
The FYE Motorsports Staff as
well as the crew at Viking Speedway would like to thank all the drivers,
fans, pit crew members, and sponsors that made the first "Fall Classic
in the Spring" a success. The first regular Saturday night racing event
of the season will take place this coming Saturday, April 24th at Viking
Speedway. Races start this Saturday night at 5:30 p.m.
WISSOTA Late Models:
Feature- Jeff Wildung, Zach Johnson, Lance Mathees, Marshall Fegers, Ricky Weiss, Justin Fegers, Shawn Kirwin, Pat Doar, John Kaanta, Don Shaw, Brad Seng, Corey Nelson, Matt Aukland, Mike Balcaen, Shaun Peterson, Dave Tyrchniewicz, Scott Greer, Seth Brede, Rick Nelson, Rick Schroeder, Dave Zimmerman, Joel Waba, Paul Mueller, Joel Cryderman, Steve Laursen, Darrell Nelson
Heat 1- Kirwin, Zimmerman, Peterson, D. Nelson, Kaanta, R. Nelson, Cryderman, Greer, Schroeder
Heat 2- Marshall Fegers, Wildung, Johnson, Mathees, Justin Fegers, Brede, Balcaen, Aukland, Waba
Heat 3- Doar, Weiss, Mueller, Seng, Corey Nelson, Tyrchniewicz, Shaw, Laursen
Feature- Scot Danzeisen, Joey Jensen, Jason Thoennes, Darrell Nelson, Kelly Estey, Pat Doar, Danny Bayer, Jay McDonald, Blake Jegtvig, Jason Grimes, Craig Thatcher, Keith Tourville, Shane Sabraski, Shane Edgington, Brandon Nelson, Jason Strand, Travis Saurer, Scott Tofte, Justin Jones, Bill Byholm, Don Eischens, Dennis Bitzan, Mark Noble, Dale Mathison, Dave Schroeder
Heat 1- Danzeisen, Nelson, Schroeder, Strand, Grimes, Saurer, Wildman, Kerzman, Storck, Crapser
Heat 2- Eischens, Brandon Nelson, Sabraski, Bayer, Estey, Engebretson, Lautigar, Laske, Dykstra, Waba
Heat 3- Ja Thoennes, Byholm, Tra Saurer, Jegtvig, Christiansen, Jones, Lund, Nystrom, Gilbertson
Heat 4- McDonald, Thatcher, Mathison, Edgington, Tofte, Tourville, Broking, Reents, Bjorklund
Heat 5- Jensen, Doar, Bitzan, Noble, Jo Thoennes, Duval, Wieberdink, Gierke, Lemke
B-main 1- Grimes, Estey, Jo Thoennes, Tre Saurer, Tourville
B-main 2- Tofte, Jones, Engebretson, Lautigar, Wildman
WISSOTA Super Stocks:
Feature- Zach Schultz, Mike Peterson, Dave Mass, Jeff Hapala, Larry Lund, Don Eischens, Scott Lawrence, Donnie Lofdahl, Dave Read, Todd Carter, Jeff Kluver, Dominic Baker, Irvin Cook, Jason Vejtruba, Matt Miller, Paul Veert, Ron Host, Jon Stepan, Jeff Flaten, Dan Gullikson, Bryan Hellerman, Steve Weber, Joel Collins, Jeremy Jerve, Don Shaw
Heat 1- Kluver, Lofdahl, Miller, Veert, Hellerman, Lawrence, Baker, Cody Lee
Heat 2- Shaw, Lund, Schultz, Mass, Carter, Stepan, Host, Robertson
Heat 3- Eischens, Hapala, Weber, Flaten, Collins, Cook, Dusty Peterson, Ashley Donald
Heat 4- Peterson, Vejtruba, Gullikson, Read, Jerve, Merten, Hauer, Horn
B-main- Ron Host, Lawrence,
Stepan, Cook, Lee
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature- Shane Sabraski, Ryan Mikkelson, Ron Jones, Jason VandeKamp, Austin Arneson, Jason Hoffman, Tyler Limoges, Travis Saurer, Jason Strand, Brett Hoium, Ron Saurer, William Lund, Steve Johnson, Kyle Reents, Lance Schill, Shawn Fernkes, Aaron Olson, Chris Mensen, Dustin Bitzan, Matt Weisman, Ryan Studanski, Paul Veert, Skeeter Estey, Brian Haben, Josh Muzik
Heat 1- Limoges, Hoium, Reents, Mackedanz, Vanderby, R. Saurer, L. Arneson, C. Arneson, Modlin
Heat 2- Haben, Jones, Mensen, Bohlman, Czech, Broking, Bruder, Menk, Berends
Heat 3- Sabraski, Hoffman, Olson, Veert, Lund, Gerdes, Greeley, Krog, Blascyk
Heat 4- Muzik, A. Arneson, Schill, Estey, Loecken, Braaten, Kahout, Hellerman, Suckow
Heat 5- VandeKamp, Strand,
Weisman, Bitzan, Prieve, Johnson, Sadek, Laage, Brenny
B-main 1- Estey, Johnson, Ron Saurer, Suckow, Loecken
B-main 2- Bitzan, Travis Saurer, Bohlman, Gerdes, Czech
B-main 3- Lund, Veert, D. Arneson,
WISSOTA Street Stocks:
Feature- Ryan Buer, Cory Tammen, Luke Nelson, Joe Potter, Jim Williams, Cory Rosen, Jason Babcock, Roger Christiansen, Andrew Bangsund, Rick Nelson, Henry Peters, Chris Ritter, James Wall, Tim Rhode, Travis Berends, Justin Tammen, Josh Beauliew, Micheal Nelson, Justin Vogel, Scott Walker
Heat 1- Rosen, Justin Tammen, L. Nelson, Bangsund, Williams, Berends, Beauliew, Rhode, M. Nelson, R. Nelson
Heat 2- Buer, Potter, Ritter, Wall, Cory Tammen, Peters, Babcock, Christiansen, Vogel, Walker
WISSOTA Mod Fours:
Feature- Dustin Zieske, Rob VanMil, Josh Abrahamson, Tyler Larson, Corry VanMil, Ryan Buer, Tom Sabraski, Steve Johnson, Dean Larson, Justin Schneider, Brennan Borg, Micheal Griffin, David Anderson, Tommy McGough, Tom Silver, Mike Hart, Jim Erdmann, Jesse Ouren, Jason Bloch, Tim Hart
Heat 1- D. Larson, Sabraski, Schneider, McGough, Silver, Abrahamson, Griffin, Johnson, Erdmann, Bloch
Heat 2- R. VanMil, C. VanMil, T. Larson, Zieske, Buer, Borg, Anderson, M. Hart, Ouren, T. Hart
Exciting Changes to Seitz Memorial Event at River
When fans and drivers flock to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota for the 4th annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational in early September of this year, they will notice several sizeable changes to this year’s event, which should enhance the overall experience for the thousands of loyal fans as well as the group of hearty drivers that compete for the prestigious invitational win each year.
The first change that fans and drivers will notice is that Chris Stepan and his promotions company FYE Motorsports have taken over the marketing and promotions aspects of the event. Stepan has served as the event announcer of the three previous Seitz Memorial Events and served as the race director during the ’09 event. Chris will serve both as the race director and announcer for the 4th annual event as well, but in addition will handle the promotions and advertising duties as well.
Secondly, Stepan, along with the staff and management of the River Cities Speedway, has decided to shake things up a bit when it comes to the Late Model portion of the weekend. The event has always paid a whopping $9,200 to win, so to justifiably live up to John Seitz’ #92 that he ran throughout his entire career, the 2010 edition of the Seitz Memorial will now pay $920 just to start the a-main, an increase from the $500 that the event has paid during the first three seasons!
And a final change to the event will see the Late Model drivers racing for a season-long 92-laps in the main event, a change from the previous years where the event has been 50 laps. Stepan said of the changes, ‘The John Seitz Memorial should be $9,200 to win, but it should also be $920 to start and 92 laps. I am very thankful that Josh (Hills) and the ownership group at River Cities agree with me on these things and I truly think these changes will make this event the premier event that it is meant to be!’
One year ago, New Richmond, Wisconsin’s Pat Doar led all 50 non-stop laps, lapping up to the 8th place car in a very exciting race in and out of lapped traffic on the 1/4mile bullring. 2008 saw Mound, Minnesota’s Justin Fegers win a thriller and Hickson, North Dakota’s Mitch Johnson won the inaugural title back in 2007.
Hills was quoted as saying ‘The first three years this race had been great in memory of John, but with these few changes, the weekend should really be something special now. Hopefully we can get 60 or more cars here and can put on a show for the fans, who normally don’t get to see races over 50-laps in this area.’
The 4th edition of the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, September 10th and 11th 2010 with an open practice set for Thursday night, September 9th from 7pm to 10pm with a post-practice party set to kick off shortly after 10pm.
Friday night, September 10th will see action kick off at 7:30pm and will feature a complete $500 to win program for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds; a separate $500 to win complete program for the WISSOTA Street Stocks along with heat races and the Go Hard Or Go Home Pole Dash for the WISSOTA Late Models, paying $920 to the winner and lining up the first few rows of Saturday’s main event.
Saturday night, September 11th will then see action get underway at 7:00pm with another complete $500 to win event for the WISSOTA Street Stocks and a second complete $500 to win show for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. The WISSOTA Late Models will run their b-features and the 92-lap, $9,200 to win John Seitz Memorial Invitational a-main. A complete program for the NOSA 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars will be on tap on Saturday night as well.
Sunday, September 12th will be reserved as an inclement weather day if necessary.
Additionally, the Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds will be racing for a point fund after the 2-day event, with the top five in the combined 2-day point standings in each division taking home some extra cash for their efforts. The Street Stock and Midwest Modified entry fee will be $60 each day or $100 for the weekend.
Thanks to the following event sponsors for making the 4th annual John Seitz Memorial a reality: Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Shaw Trucking, S & S Transport, Right Choice Electric, North Dakota Eye Clinic, Northern Plumbing, Wes’ Plumbing & Heating and 71 Bar.
With almost exactly six months prior to the running of 4th annual Seitz Memorial, we hope that you all mark River Cities Speedway on your calendar as your destination for September 10th and 11th 2010 to be a part of this enormous event to honor a champion!
FYE Motorsports Motorsports Marketing/Sponsorship Portfolios Available
Drivers/Team Owners: Are you content with the amount of sponsorship involvement with your race team or could you use more help funding your team for the upcoming season? Maybe what you’re missing is a professional way to market your team to those potential sponsors out there. If so, a Motorsports Marketing Portfolio is just the thing for you!
Track Owners/Promoters: Are you looking for additional nightly, billboard and/or season-long sponsors? FYE Motorsports will tailor a professional marketing portfolio to suit your needs as well as to assist you in obtaining additional sponsorship in order to help keep your season financially stable.
Obtaining sponsorship is one of the most difficult and stressful aspects of owning a motorsports team, and/or being a track owner/promoter, and FYE Motorsports fully understands this, so we are here to give a helping hand to those struggling to find a professional way to search out potential sponsors.
FYE Motorsports understands the incredible importance of sponsorship and the fact that most motorsports teams and race tracks in could not survive without the support of their loyal sponsors. We have come up with a professional sponsorship portfolio for you to use to send to potential sponsors, that showcases your team/track specifically and gives any potential sponsor some insight as to what supporting your team/track can and will do for both you and for their business.
These sponsorship portfolios will be custom made to suit your team’s/track’s needs, including your very own colors, graphics and logos, so that any potential sponsor can get a first hand glimpse into what your team/track is all about. We will gather up your personal information and photos and custom design a 6-page spiral bound portfolio for your sponsorship hunting assistance. These marketing portfolios will also come with sheets of custom letterhead and custom business cards for you to include your own personalized cover letter or use as follow up correspondence so that the potential sponsor is assured that their company’s advertising dollars will be well spent.
Package 1: (10
portfolios w/ 10 letterhead and 50 business cards)
charge, design fee, printing costs & tax included to each price quote
If you run out and need to place a re-order, the price includes only the cost of materials, because your design and artwork fees have already been applied to your original order. Please plan on 2-3 weeks for order to be completed, so hurry and order now so you can get started on your 2010 sponsorship hunt.
To place an order or gain more information regarding these sponsorship portfolios, please e-mail Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to work with you to assist your team in reaching your sponsorship goals for 2010 and beyond.
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