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Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Returns As Title Sponsor of Minnesota Modified Nationals

1Bangor, Wisconsin’s Wehrs Machine & Racing Products has agreed to return as the title sponsor for the 2018 Wehrs Machine Minnesota Modified Nationals, which will be held at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN on May 26th and 27th and feature a first of its kind $10,000 to win event for WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds along with a pair of $2,500 to win events for WISSOTA Modifieds, a pair of $500 to win events for the WISSOTA Mod Fours and a pair of $150 to win events for the WISSOTA Hornets.

FYE Motorsports owner Chris Stepan said ‘Chad and Wehrs Machine have been a great supporter of our FYE events, and motorsports in general, for many years and it was exciting to partner with them as the new title sponsor of the Mod Nationals this past year and it is equally as exciting to have them back on board for the 2018 event.’

Wehrs Machine has been making the finest racing products in the world for over 20 years. Check out what Wehrs Machine can do for you at

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Ten Grand To Win Midwest Modified Event To Highlight 2018 Minnesota Modified Nationals Weekend at the Big O!

Midwest Modified racers – are you ready for your time to shine?!?

The 13th running of the Minnesota Modified Nationals has seen a bit of a change for 2018 in that the Midwest Modifieds will be the headliner division for the first time in the event’s history! The event will be held at the state of the art Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for the second straight year and will be WISSOTA sanctioned for all 4 divisions in action. Fans will see the Midwest Modifieds competing for a record $10,000 first place paycheck over the Memorial Day holiday weekend! Modifieds will still be in action and will run a pair of $2,500 to win programs over the course of the weekend as well. Mod Fours will also be on the card both nights, racing for a $500 top prize each night and the Hornets will also be in action both nights, racing for $150 to win each night.

Event promoter Chris Stepan said ‘I have always wanted to host a mega event for the Midwest Modifieds and the Mod guys have been asking for 2 complete shows instead of one show over 2 days for the past couple of years, so we decided to try this format in 2018 and see how it works. The Midwest Modified drivers in our region are incredibly talented and it’s time that they get the chance to run for a giant paycheck.’ Stepan went on to say ‘this also works out well for the Mod guys as they get the two complete shows that they have been asking for.’

In 12 years, the Minnesota Modified Nationals never saw a repeat winner, and in 2017, Mike Anderson stormed from 14th and nipped Shane Sabraski at the finish line by just .014 seconds in a thrilling photo finish in the closest Mod Nationals finish ever.

This year's event will feature a whopping $10,000 paycheck for the WISSOTA Midwest Modified champion, with a staggering $750 going to each of the 25 drivers that start the main event.

The program will feature an open practice on Friday night, May 25th for drivers to turn some laps with our traditional post practice party to follow before the festivities start on Saturday. Each Midwest Modified racer will compete in 2 separate heat races on Saturday night with their combined passing points from both heats totaled up to determine who the top 12 transfers are into the feature on Sunday night and who has to run b-mains and last chance race for another chance to qualify. Drivers will start at the front and at the rear of their 2 respective heat races and each will be 10 laps, so fans will get to see ‘on the edge of your seat’ action all night long. B-mains, a last chance race and the $10,000 to win feature event will all take place on Sunday, May 27th. Memorial Day Monday, May 28th, will serve as the event’s rain date if needed. Drivers will start at the front and at the rear or in the middle of their 2 respective heat races and each will be 10 laps, so fans will get to see ‘on the edge of your seat’ action all night long. Modified racers will run a complete program paying $2,500 to win each night with heat races, b-mains and a feature nightly, Mod Four and Hornet racers will also run complete programs each night, with heat races and a features nightly.

Stepan said ‘holding this type of an event at Ogilvie Raceway was a no brainer and everyone with FYE Motorsports and Ogilvie Raceway are very excited to see who hoists the $10,000 check and picks up what will likely be their biggest career victory over Memorial Day weekend.’ The $10,000 top prize is the largest ever in the history of the WISSOTA Promoter’s Association for the Midwest Modifieds and the $10,000 will be the largest Midwest Modified payout that FYE Motorsports has ever paid in it’s 15 year existence.

Pre entry information, as well as many more event details will be released in the next few days. For camping, trackside parking, reserved pit parking, reserved seating, VIP suite rental requests or any other event related questions, please log on to or call Chris at (715) 497-8916. For information regarding the Ogilvie Raceway, please log on to


7 First Time Champions Emerge at 2017 MTH Fall Classic
Blevins Only Repeat Winner

By: Tami Jo Kuehn

Ogilvie, MN (October 7) – After Mother Nature cancelled Friday night’s event, the MTH FYE Motorsports Fall Classic was in full effect with 190 cars signing into the pits. The night’s race format was slightly altered due to the cancellation, but the track was in good condition as the night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action began.

WISSOTA Street Stock heats were first on the track with two heats. Jay Kesan grabbed the lead in the first heat and led until the checkers, but in the second heat, Jim Gullikson moved to the low groove then the high line to claim the lead. Gullikson started fifth and drove away while Jimmy Randall passed Dan Richards for second. Gullikson went on to win the heat.

A solid field of WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds prepared for their round of heats and Andy Miskowic and Travis Schulte brought the drivers to green. Miskowic grabbed the lead but Schulte snuck by him after a couple laps. Schulte went to take the win. Eric Lamm grabbed the lead in heat two, and after a caution, continued on to take the win. Heat three began with some contact in turn one and then a spun car in turn four triggered a caution. Skeeter Estey claimed the lead after each restart and won. The final heat began with Dan Kingsley in the lead while others battled for points. Zach Benson challenged Kingsley on the restart but Grant Hall suffered a mechanical issue and made contact with Matt Kelley sending him towards the wall. Kingsley led the back to green with Benson at his rear. Kingsley broke free from Benson and took the win. >>READ MORE

Exciting MTH Fall Classic Announcement!!!

Attention fans and Late Model competitors planning on heading to the 14th annual MTH Fall Classic, held at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN on October 6th and 7th...

We have been planning this for a few weeks now, but wanted to wait until juuuust the right time to make the announcement, and today is that day.

The Late Model division at the MTH Fall Classic will be running TWO COMPLETE SHOWS at this year's MTH Fall Classic for the first time ever! Heats and features will occur BOTH Friday and Saturday nights this year, paying $2,000 to win / $200 to start each night. Both events will be for WISSOTA National points as well. Drivers spoke and, as always, we listened. This will also add to the excitement on Friday night, as fans will now get to see a 30-lap Late Model feature Friday night as well as Saturday night!

We discussed running two complete programs for all divisions, but with the number of cars expected in all 8 classes, we wanted to test the water with just one class this year and will adjust accordingly for the 2018 MTH Fall Classic.

Last year's champion Jake Redetzke will have a chance for 2 big cardboard checks this year!

Thank you and we hope to see you in Ogilvie on October 6th and 7th.

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Stay tuned for some more fun announcements this coming week as well!

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Shaw Sweeps Seitz Memorial

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 9, 2017) – The 11th annual John Seitz Memorial came to a close Saturday night with a record 211 cars checked in for action. The night was highlighted by the 92-lap, $9,200-to-win Late Model A-main, which was won by Seitz’s brother-in-law, Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn.

Shaw has openly said the John Seitz Memorial was at the top of his list of events he’s wanted to win in his career. He has been close on several prior occasions, but victory lane has always eluded him.

“This is so unbelieveable. This is great,” said Shaw in Victory Lane. “I would have given this race up for the national points if I had to. This race means so much to me and I tell you what he was riding with me tonight.”

On the initial start, Jeffery Massingill and Jake Redezkte made contact in turn one which resulted in a four car pile up. Redezkte and Dustin Strand, who was also involved in the incident, restarted at the tail of the field.

The Evergreen Insurance restart brought the field back to green, where 2017 NLRA series champion, Ricky Weiss, powered around the outside of AJ Diemel to take the lead. Seitz Memorial rookie, Ryan Mikkelson, made waves early as he moved into the second position briefly before a mechanical failure forced him pitside. >>READ MORE

Don Shaw Wins the Prelude to the Johnny at River Cities Speedway

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 7, 2017) – A stout field of 44 WISSOTA NLRA Late Models were checked in for the series finale Thursday night at River Cities Speedway for the Prelude to the Johnny.

Don Shaw dominated the 25-lap Performance Auto main event to score his second win of the season at River Cities and second consecutive NLRA feature win. Shaw started on the outside of the front row and led every trip around the high-banked three-tenths mile bullring en route to the $1,192 payday.

“This is huge,” said Shaw in Victory Lane. “Three nights ago we flipped a car, had to rebuild a different one, throw a motor and stuff in it and get it ready for [the John Seitz Memorial]. I had no idea what we had coming into tonight so to win with all of these guys here in a car I haven’t even ran before is unbelieveable.”

Shaw grabbed the lead away from Jake Redetzke on lap one before cruising out to a comfortable lead.

On lap five, the caution was displayed for a spin in turn four. Under yellow, the front straightaway lights went out, forcing the race to be red flagged. It took approximately 15 minutes for the lighting to come back on, and when it did, Shaw picked up right where he left off. >>READ MORE

It's almost Go Hard Or Go Home time...
11th Annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational

For Immediate Release – FYE Motorsports Promotions

St. Cloud, Minnesota (August 21st, 2017)

1The 11th running of the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational at the highly competitive River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota is set and ready to be run on September 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017.

The event, already entering its eleventh season, will kick off again this year with the crowning of the NLRA Late Model Series Champion on Thursday, an event that began in 2011. For the seventh year in a row on Thursday, September 7th, the event will kick off with racing program dubbed the ‘Prelude to the Johnny’. Late Models will compete in a $1,192 to win program which will begin and 7pm along with the first of three consecutive nights for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, the first of two nights for the Street Stocks and the NOSA Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars will join the festivities for their first of two nights on Thursday night as well. This event will serve as the 2017 NLRA Championships and will be the final point night for the ’17 NLRA season, which will allow the tour champion to be crowned at River Cities just like the last six seasons. Defending NLRA champion Dustin Strand will be looking for his third straight and fourth overall NLRA championship entering the season finale.

Night number two of the memorial weekend will then begin again on Friday, September 8th with action for the WISSOTA Late Models, NOSA Sprint Cars, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Modifieds. 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 features) for the Midwest Modifieds, Modifieds and Sprint Cars, including the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Back Row Challenge.

Saturday, September 9th’s program will feature b-features, a last chance race 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 a second consecutive night for the WISSOTA Modifieds. All 3 support divisions will race for a $920 paycheck on Saturday night!

More than 50 of the Midwest’s best Late Model competitors from upwards of 5 states and several Canadian provinces, including several previous champions are all expected to be in attendance to compete for this giant purse and the prestige of winning the John Seitz Memorial! In addition, a host of local competitors should be in attendance and 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.

Street Stock drivers will be competing for $500 to win on Thursday night and $920 to win on Saturday night. Modified drivers will be competing for $700 to win on Friday night and $920 to win on Saturday night and Midwest Modified drivers will be competing for $350 to win on Thursday night, $500 to win on Friday night and $920 to win on Saturday night. Oh, and if the same Midwest Modified racer wins all three nights, FYE Motorsports Promotions will offer up a Weekend Sweep Bonus, which, on top of winnings and the point bonus, would allow one WISSOTA Midwest Modified racer to leave River Cities with a cool $2,000 for his or her efforts during the three day event!

Thursday’s action will start at 7pm with Friday and Saturday’s show beginning at 6pm. This event has been ultra-successful over the first ten seasons and fans will want to make sure to be in Grand Forks for the eleventh running of the event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 7th, 8th & 9th.

Tons of contingency awards will be provided in all divisions throughout the course of the weekend by some great sponsors. For ticket prices and more information please log onto or for more event information or call Chris at (715) 497-8916.

We hope to see everyone at the Bullring in Grand Forks, ND on September 7th, 8th and 9th.

Tourville Breaks the Bank At Rice Lake Speedway; Wins $15,400 in “Little Dream”

By Ed Reichert


Rice Lake WI, August 1 – Passing two time winner of the Street Stock “Little Dream” race Tim Johnson with just over a lap to go, Keith Tourville won his first ever “Little Dream” on a record breaking night for the event. The twenty third annual running of this nationally known and unique event saw records shattered once again.

This race, which is unique in that businesses and individuals contribute money to built up the purse, saw Tourville go home with a record top prize for the event. The thirty lap Street Stock feature race paid an impressive $15,400 to win with most of the other finishing positions also enhanced thanks to contributions from the crowd.

This year's race, sanctioned once again by WISSOTA, and administered by FYE Motorsports Promotions, drew fifty seven entrants from four states and Canada and was the second highest number of competitors ever for the event. The companion Midwest Modified main event was won by Joe Chaplin Jr.

Twenty five drivers took the green flag for the Street Stock main event with Eric Olson getting the jump on Johnson to take the early lead. Johnson and Jim Gullikson were the main challengers to Olson in the early going with the leaders running three wide on several occasions. Both Johnson and Gullikson came close to taking over the lead on different occasions only to have Olson fight them off.

The race was slowed several times in the first fifteen laps of the event by several minor spins that kept the field bunched.

Behind the top three in the running order, Sam Fankhauser, Tommy Richards, Ron Hanestad and Jeff Crouse were running in close formation while Tourville rolled along consistently in the top five but not challenging the leaders at this point.

The yellow flew for a slowing Jordan Tollakson at the halfway point of the race with Olson still maintaining a tight lead over Johnson and Gullikson. Tourville had advantage to fourth by this point with Fankhauser, Crouse and Kyle Genett now joining the leaders.
Back on the green, Johnson made his move on the outside and was able to drive past Olson to take over the lead with Gullikson following suit a few laps later to take over second. Gullikson then began to challenge hard for the top spot as he several times nosed up beside Johnson, only to have Tim fight him off once again.

Things got very crazy starting at about lap twenty five with the yellow waving four times without a lap being scored. The leader Johnson was turned around twice in turn four as the battle for the top spot got very heated. Both times Johnson was restored to the top spot and both Olson and Gullikson were penalized to the back of the pack for instigating the contact that sent the leader spinning.

Tourville had kept his nose clean and with the shuffling of the leaders, he now found himself running in second spot and with an open track ahead of him. On the final restart, he jumped to the outside and immediately found success as he was able to edge up on the leader and soon they were nearly door handle to door handle.

Tourville continued to apply heavy pressure while continuing to use the second lane on the track and as the white flag appeared, Keith was able to clear Johnson and claim the lead. Johnson came back hard on the final circuit, throwing his car hard into turn four but Tourville maintained his line and beat Johnson to the finish line by a car length for the stunning and surprising upset win. Kolby Kiehl had gradually worked his way to the front and then really gained ground the final five laps as he came from fifteenth to finish a strong third with Fankhauser and Karl Genett completing the top five.

Scored sixth through tenth were Justin Vogel, Hunter VanGilder, Jimmy Randall, Charlie Shiek and Danny Richards.

Despite the multitude of yellow flags(eleven slow downs in all), twenty one of the twenty five starters were still on the track at the finish with all on the lead lap.

Perhaps the most stunning fact of all was the fact that Tourville was driving the winning car for the very first time, having finalized a deal just Tuesday morning to drive a car for the Blowers Racing Team out of Waseca Minnesota. Tourville drove as a second driver to Mike Blowers, driving the car normally raced by Blowers' son Bobby, a rookie in the class. However, Tourville's business, Player Motorsports, did build both of the Blowers' cars.

Tourville celebrated his win with a smoky “burndown” on the front chute of the track as the large crowd on hand applauded the winner and the winning team celebrated their triumph.

The Midwest Modified main event saw Aric Lindberg lead the first half of the race as he tried to win his third feature race of the year at Rice Lake. He was being closely pursued by Joe Chaplin Jr, Jeffrey Lien Jr and Shane Halopka. Michael Truscott was also on the move, as he charged up from the fourth row and looked to be ready to challenge for the lead.

A yellow slowed his momentum however, and Chaplin Jr used the restart to make a still challenge for the lead. He dove low into turn one and was able to get under the leader and take over the top spot. Truscott moved into second and tried his best to catch the leader, but Chaplin Jr had a good clean line on the track and he drove home for the win with Truscott several car lengths behind at the finish. Halopka finished a close third with Lien Jr and Lindberg rounding out the top five.

There will be no racing at the speedway this coming Saturday, August 5th. Racing will resume on August 12th with a full five division program. It will also be Hall of Fame night with six new members slated to join the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame including Clayton Hargrave, Joe Lapcinski, Terry Foltz, Jim Rude, Paul Harelstad and the late Duane Mahder.

As usual, warmups start at 6:30 pm with racing at 7 pm.


Rice Lake Speedway
Rice Lake WI
August 1, 2017

WISSOTA Street Stocks

“Little Dream Race” 30 lap Feature – Keith Tourville(Webster), Tim Johnson(Brainerd MN), Kolby Kiehl(Barron), Sam Fankhauser(Rice Lake), Karl Genett(Auburndale), Justin Vogel(Brooten MN), Hunter VanGilder(Rice Lake), Jimmy Randall(Rice Lake), Charlie Shiek(Foley MN), Danny Richards(Mondovi), Ryan Kostreba, Mike Blowers, Kirk Bogdanovic, Scott Huston, Mike Knudtson, Kyle Genett, Eric Olson, Jay Kesan, Jeff Crouse, Justin Pogones, James Wall, Jim Gullikson, Tommy Richards, Jordan Tollakson, Ron Hanestad

15 lap Non Qualifier – Kyle Howland(Zimmerman MN), Royce Jawaski(Adrian ND), Don Cook(Barron), Chris Michaelsohn(Wishek ND), Eric Riley(Morris MN), Brett Miller(Alexandria MN), Justin Tammen(Clara City MN), Preston Blackwell(Miller SD), Andy Cimfl(Rice Lake), Shawn Amundson(Rice Lake), Mitch Kesan, Nate Langeberg, Gavin Rowland

15 lap B Feature – Pogones(Zimmerman MN), Randall, Kirk Bogdanovic(Phillips), Howland, Cook, Riley, Cimfl, Danny Hanson, M. Kesan, Wall, Tammen, Dustin White, Daniel Aberle, Tiffany Noreikis, Rob Rodziczak, Steven Richards, Barrett Berg, Kevin Bogdanovic

B Feature 2 – Kostreba(Elk River MN), Huston(Benson MN), VanGilder, Miller, Jawaski, Amundson, Rowland, Langeberg, Michaelsohn, Blackwell, Nick Schwebach, Blayne Baloun, Parker Anderson, Brandon Fah, Josh Bach, Warren Hanson, Kyle Dykhoff, Braden Brauer

10 lap Heat 1 – Johnson, Knudtson(Osseo), Jawaski, Kostreba, Pogones(Zimmerman MN), Cook, Cimfl, Noreikis, Bach, Rodziczak
Heat 2 – Olson(Ladysmith), Fankhauser, Miller, Howland, Riley, Kyle Hauge, Kevin Bogdanovic, D. Hanson, Brit Bromann, Fah
Heat 3 – Crouse(Alexandria MN), Vogel, Tourville, Blowers(Waseca MN), Tammen, Huston, Berg, Baloun, Nick Traynor
Heat 4 - Shiek, Hanestad(Glenwood City), Aberle(Finley ND), Blackwell, Brauer(Eyota MN), Rowland, Anderson, Schwebach,W. Hanson
Heat 5 – T. Richards(Mondovi), Kyle Genett, Karl Genett, Dykhoff(Perham MN), VanGilder, White, Randall, Wall, S. Richards
Heat 6 – Gullikson, Tollakson(Montevideo MN), D. Richards, Kiehl, J. Kesan(Weyerhaeuser), Kirk Bogdanovic, Langeberg, M. Kesan, Michaelsohn
Heat 7 – Tourville, Huston, Tammen, Crouse, Rowland(Ogilvie MN), Aberle, Brauer, Baloun, Blackwell, Berg
Heat 8 – Fankhauser, Karl Genett, T. Richards, White(Conover), ,D. Hanson(Alma), Miller, Kevin Bogdanovic, Wall, Bromann, Fah
Heat 9 – J. Kesan, Kiehl, Tollakson, Knudtson, Cimfl, M. Kesan, Bach, Noreikis, Rodziczak, Cook
Heat 10 – Johnson, Gullikson, Pogones, D. Richards, Kirk Bogdanovic, Kostreba, Jawaski, Michaelsohn, Langeberg
Heat 11 – Randall, Olson, Kyle Genett, Dykhoff, VanGilder, Riley, Hauge, S. Richards, Howland
Heat 12 – Blowers, Hanestad, Amundson, Vogel, Shiek, Schwebach, Anderson, W. Hanson

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

20 lap Feature – Joe Chaplin Jr(Cameron), Michael Truscott(Chippewa Falls), Shane Halopka(Greenwood), Jeffrey Lien Jr. (Mora MN), Aric Lindberg(Dallas), Jason VandeKamp(Scandia MN), Austin Ellis(Rice Lake), Grant Southworth(Bloomer), Mark Thomas(Menomonie), Travis Anderson(Colfax), Reid Tiegs, Nick Koehler, Jamie Bisonette, Ross Fuhrman, Calvin Iverson, Brady Larson, Jason Olson, Gunnar Watkins, Fran Hanson, Kyle Schell, Tyler Vernon, Shadow Kitchner, Denny Cutsforth, Cory Asmussen

10 lap B Feature – Kitchner(Arkansas), Asmussen(Waseca MN), Iverson(Eleva), B. Larson(Amery), Mark Barta(Rice Lake), Cody Wall, Scott Meeds, Mitchell Larson, Craig Elliott

10 lap Heat 1 – Watkins(Elk Mound), Lindberg, Schell(Lisbon ND), Bisonette(Dallas), Olson(Augusta), M. Larson, B. Larson, Meeds
Heat 2 – Anderson, Lien Jr, Fuhrman(Ashland), Hanson(Almena), Tiegs(Dallas), Asmussen, Barta
Heat 3 – Southworth, Chaplin Jr, VandeKamp, Koehler(Bloomer), Cutsforth(Rice Lake), Elliott, Wall
Heat 4 – Truscott, Halopka, Thomas, Vernon(Ashland), Ellis, Kitchner, Iverson


Bellefeuille Blasts To Great Lakes Border Battle Victory Lane

FYE Motorsports Promotions (July 2nd, 2017) – Superior, Wisconsin

Night 2 of the 2nd running of the Great Lakes Border Battle at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI was held on Sunday, July 2nd with sunny skies and another great crowd in attendance to witness the crowning of the Border Battle champion for the second season in a row.  

51 Midwest Modifieds, 43 Modifieds and 14 Pure Stocks were in attendance on night two, which featured a full program of Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks, along with a pair of b-mains, a last chance race and the 60-lap, $10,500 to win Modified main event.

Modified b-main action saw the top 6 finishers transfer into the big show, with Kelly Estey and Al Uotinen winning their respective b-mains and earning seventh row starting spots for the 60-lapper. Drivers finishing 7th on back in the b-mains were given one last chance to get into the program with a last chance race, with only the winner transferring and Jeff Spacek nipped Pat Cook in a photo finish to steal the final transfer spot in a thriller. Cook and Steve Lavasseur were drawn as the two provisional starters, earning starting spots 26 and 27 in the main event. >>READ MORE

Bellefeuille Bags Budweiser Pole Dash; Earns Pole for Great Lakes Border Battle

FYE Motorsports Promotions (July 1st, 2017) – Superior, Wisconsin

The 2nd running of the Great Lakes Border Battle at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI took place over the 4th of July holiday weekend for the second season in a row in front of huge crowds and an overflowing pit area filled with WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and for the first time ever, the WISSOTA Late Models were a part of the Border Battle as well.

45 Midwest Modifieds, 43 Modifieds, 21 Late Models and 16 Pure Stocks were in attendance on the opening night, which featured a full program of Late Models, Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks, along with two rounds of heat races and a pole dash for the Modifieds.

Modified heat race action saw Jeff Spacek, Darrell Nelson, Deven VanHouse, Al Uotinen, Jody Bellefeuille, Neil Balduc, Matt Leer, Scott Greer, Steve Stuart and Ashley Anderson race to checkered flags in some very highly contested heat races and then saw Bellefeullie lead all 12 laps in the nightcap Budweiser Pole Dash to put his #11 car on the pole for Sunday night’s 60-lap, $10,500 to win main event. Shane Sabraski would charge from his fifth starting spot to put his #7a on the outside of row one along with Bellefeuille for one of the richest races of the season. >>READ MORE

Mike Anderson Storms From 14th To Win Mod Nationals By 0.014sec In Epic Photo Finish


By: Tami Jo Kuehn

Ogilvie, MN (May 28) – Mother Nature put the drivers and fans at Ogilvie Raceway through the ringer Sunday night with on and off rain showers, but after a delayed start to the program, the 12th Annual Wehrs Machine Minnesota Modified Nationals kicked off.

The night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action began with heats for the support classes followed by B Features for the Modifieds as well as a Last Chance race to get drivers qualified for the 50 lap main event. 26 Modifieds made the cut for the big dance, and put on a great race with a phenomenal finish.

After a slight change in the line-up, the WISSOTA Mod Fours were up first for the night. Mitch Hribar and Robert Holtquist led the drivers to green and Hribar sped away with the point. Holtquist held second and Dean Larson took third, but soon Holtquist slid into the infield. A couple other cars made contact in turn one which brought out a caution. Hribar was alone on the restart with Larson and Trever Roediger to his rear. Hribar drove away when the green dropped and Larson retook second. Justin Pogones moved to Roediger’s side and they battled for third. Pogones nosed ahead but Roeidger kept close and retook his side. Hribar and Larson moved past slower cars and soon Pogones and Roediger were there too. Pogones made the pass first and broke free of Roediger, however the yellow waved. Hribar remained in command on the restart while Larson retained second. They pulled away from the field while Pogones and Roediger resumed the battle for third. Roediger worked Pogones, moved low on the track and made the pass. Hribar led the remaining laps and took the win and swept the Mod Four features of the weekend. >>READ MORE

2nd Annual Great Lakes Border Battle Set at AMSOIL Speedway July 1st & 2nd
Plus… Late Models Added to Saturday Night!

The 2nd running of the Great Lakes Border Battle is set to take place at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a small tweak in this year’s schedule. This year’s Border Battle will feature an open practice on Friday, June 30th with racing action taking place on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd. WISSOTA Modifieds will once again be the headliner division, racing for a whopping $10,000 paycheck for the second consecutive season. WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds ($1,000 to win each night) and WISSOTA Pure Stocks ($250 to win each night) will both be back on the card with complete programs each night as was the case in 2016 as well. Plus, an addition to the program will feature WISSOTA Late Models being in competition on Saturday night for a 1-day event paying $1,500 to win!

FYE Motorsports Promotions has once again leased the AMSOIL Speedway for this blockbuster event that saw Elmwood, Wisconsin racer Jake Hartung race to the biggest win of his career during the inaugural event over the 4th of July weekend this past year. Sixty open wheel Modifieds, over 50 Midwest Modifieds and over 30 Pure Stocks competed during the inaugural event in 2016 and we hope and expect to have those types of numbers again this summer.

FYE Motorsports owner Chris Stepan said ‘with Canada Day on a Saturday this year and the 4th of July on Tuesday, we slid the schedule back a day this year to allow for Monday (which should be a holiday for most people) to be our rain date if needed, plus racing Saturday/Sunday conflicts with fewer area tracks, so we were able to disrupt our neighbors normal racing schedules less this year than a year ago. This event was supported so well by our US and Canadian drivers and fans that we wanted to make sure the 2nd annual event fit into everyone’s schedules just as well as last year’s event did.’

‘Also and very importantly, the ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI has switched nights to race on Friday (June 30th) instead of Saturday (July 1st) to allow their racers and fans to come to Superior to be a part of the Border Battle and the Proctor Speedway in Proctor, MN has taken Sunday (July 2nd) off so that we can have this event in Superior for the second straight year as well. It’s awesome when tracks can work together for the betterment of racing in a certain area. Plus, Cedar Lake doesn’t race Modifieds or Late Models that weekend, Hibbing, Emo and Ogilvie are off completely and Rice Lake has let their Mods that night as well. Thanks to Eric, Danny, Dennis, Nate, Bob, Dave and Trevor and all of the tracks for working with us so that your local drivers can make the trek to Superior to have a shot at participating in a huge paying event.’

Stepan went on to say ‘the addition of Late Models to the program on Saturday night adds another top division for fans to watch and adds to the overall ‘must see’ excitement of the weekend. It’s tough to run Late Models with a high paying Modified event, but thanks in part to our great event sponsors including Beltline Body Shop, Propane Strategies, Badger Storage and Excavating, Southworth Chevrolet, Accurate Auto Repair and Village Lanes, we are able to add the Lates on Saturday night of this year’s Border Battle. We are currently still searching for several additional sponsors to make this event bigger and better than it was a year ago, so if anyone has any interest in coming on board, be sure to let me know.’

Open practice for anyone interested will take place on Friday night from 6p-9p and then the Modifieds will run heat races and a qualifying feature on Saturday night with the b-mains, last chance race and 60-lap, $10,000 to win feature on Sunday. The Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks will run complete programs each night as they did a year ago. Late Models will run a complete program on Saturday night.

More information will be released in coming weeks, so please check out or call Chris at (715) 497-8916 for all event details.

2017 Minnesota Mod Nationals New Home: The Big O

For Immediate Release:
St. Cloud, Minnesota (November 14th, 2016)

FYE Motorsports owner Chris Stepan is excited to announce that the 12th running of the Minnesota Modified Nationals, held previously at the Viking Speedway has been relocated to the state-of-the-art Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for the 2017 racing season.

Stepan said ‘with the tremendous success of the Fall Classic we just held at Ogilvie in October, it was a no brainer to work to move the Mod Nationals to the Big O as well. Ogilvie is not only known for its awesome facility, friendly staff and great location, but the Modified racing that typically takes place at Ogilvie is second to none and I personally cannot wait to see who comes out on top of the Mod Nationals at its new home!’ The race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 27th & 28th with an open practice session on Friday night, May 26th and a rain date for Memorial Day Monday, May 29th if needed.

WISSOTA Modifieds will compete in the traditional event, which will pay a whopping $12,000 to win with WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Mod Fours competing in two complete programs throughout the course of the weekend as well, plus WISSOTA Hornets will be racing a full show on Saturday night.

Times, prices, payouts etx will be released within the next month, but fans and drivers should start planning their Memorial Day weekend schedule to be at the Big O for the 12th annual Minnesota Modified Nationals!