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UND football coach Bubba Schweigert grew up in tiny Zeeland, N.D., where change occurs less frequently than a Halley's Comet sighting. "Change is always difficult and hard for people," said Bubba. "You're talking to a guy who grew up around Germans from Russia. We didn't want change at all. We pretty much stayed in the middle of the road. We didn't even want to hit the rumble strips."
The show must go on. And it did, surprisingly, considering the rough weather that hit Grand Forks earlier in the day. More than 2 inches of rain fell on River Cities Speedway early in the day, but speedway officials managed to pull off Friday night's World of Outlaws show in front of more than 5,000 fans. The Outlaws raced at RCS for the 18th time Friday night. RCS never has lost an Outlaws' show to weather.
Donny Schatz started seventh in the World of Outlaws feature Friday night at River Cities Speedway. He could have started last. It simply seems it doesn’t matter where Schatz starts...
The World of Outlaws were scheduled to race in Calistoga, Calif., on April 9. Rain, however, wiped out the night's racing. So, Donny Schatz—the face of the Outlaws for the past few seasons—decided to watch UND play Quinnipiac in the NCAA Frozen Four title game. "We ended up a local watering hole and watched the Sioux win the national championship," said Schatz of UND's 5-1 title win. "Just a reminder of no matter where you are you don't forget where you are from." And he was excited about UND's eighth national championship, too.
The season may not have started the best for Donny Schatz. But his familiar No.15 sprint is getting faster and faster as the World of Outlaws' season is nearing the halfway point. "This season didn't get started the way we had hoped, but it's been a big learning process," said Schatz, who will headline the World of Outlaws' appearance at River Cities Speedway on Friday night. "Sometimes, it felt like we'd take one step forward, but two steps back. All the things we've tried have pushed us to a spot where we hopefully are getting better each race."
For years, fans wondered what it would be like to watch the World of Outlaws race on the quarter-mile, high-banked race track at River Cities Speedway. In 2007, they finally...
Mike Balcaen was sitting in a lawn chair by his hauler after his late model feature race Friday night at River Cities Speedway. He had a bag of ice on...
The racing surface at River Cities Speedway on Friday night was fast. Very fast. That produced some fast, aggressive racing and one of the more violent crashes in recent RCS...
A few years ago, River Cities Speedway officials decided to have a few drivers race school buses. They didn’t know how fans would receive the novelty. The fans, however, like...
DOYON, N.D.—It's still early in the race season but it's never too early to pick up a win on the NOSA circuit. Casey Mack recorded his first win of the season Saturday night, leading from start to finish in taking the 25-lap feature at the Devils Lake Speedway. Mack started on the front row but had to handle late lapped traffic and a push from Nick Omdahl, Austin Pierce and Jade Hastings, who finished second, third and fourth, respectively in the 19-car field.