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Only three nights of racing have been held at River Cities Speedway this season, but in three weeks the first big show of the year hits the quarter-mile track. The World of Outlaws will race in Grand Forks on June 17. Again, the question will be whether any of the Outlaws can beat seven-time series champion Donny Schatz. The Outlaws have raced 17 times at RCS since 2007. Schatz has won six of the 17 races, and he won both WoO races in Grand Forks last year.
Dusty Zomer isn't a regular at River Cities Speedway. The Sioux Falls, S.D., driver, however, likes the quarter-mile bullring. And he plans to come back for more this season. Zomer won Friday night's 25-lap sprint feature at RCS, his second win at The Bullring in two years. Zomer started ninth and grabbed the lead with 16 laps to go. He passed early leader Brenden Wilde and Alex Larson in Turn 1, using the high groove.
In two weeks, Jade Hastings will graduate from high school. The books will be put aside for a while but the learning will continue for the Grand Forks sprint car...
It was a good day for the UND women's track and field team Saturday. The Fighting Hawks finished fourth in the Big Sky Conference meet in Greeley, Colo. It was the program's highest finish since UND joined the league in 2012. The program appears to be gaining traction in the Big Sky, as it has improved its league finish every year since becoming a member. On Monday, the league announced its all-sports awards, which have been created to honor the schools that have the most success in the Big Sky in all sports.
DOYON, N.D.—When Wade Nygaard took the checkered flag at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday night, the temperature was 52 degrees. And a north wind didn't help matters any. Yet, the show went on at the Devils Lake Speedway, which hosted it fourth race night of the season. The fans who showed up were bundled up, yet sat through a well-run night of racing that wrapped up before 10 p.m. The attraction was the NOSA sprints, which will run three times this season at the Speedway.
Friday’s races at River Cities Speedway were canceled Thursday, due to cold temperatures forecast for Friday. Regardless, Mike Balcaen, who won last week’s late model feature, wasn’t going to race...
UND players took their positions at Kraft Field at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the start of a nonconference game against South Dakota State. At 4:11 p.m., UND President Ed Schafer sent a campus-wide e-mail saying outside efforts to save the school's baseball program have ended. The outside efforts to continue the sport, he said, simply would not generate enough funding to sustain the program in the long run. Talk about timing. Ok, let's talk about timing. UND's timing on the announcement was bad.
Since joining the Big Sky Conference in 2012, UND steadily has been inching closer to making a splash at the Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field meet. This season, UND appears to be closer it's ever been in making some noise as the Fighting Hawks could be looking at multiple individual titles during the league's outdoor meet, which begins Thursday at Northern Colorado.
Mark Dobmeier has won more than 100 features at River Cities Speedway. His latest came Friday night and perhaps it was unlike any other race he’s won at The Bullring...
The football season in Grand Forks begins Saturday; yes, Saturday. The semi-pro Tri-City Northstars will kick off their season at Cushman Field against the Bismarck Wolves in a Midwest Premier...