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First Arlington wins of season for Becker, Schumacher

ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 12, 2023) – New cars in victory lane gave the fans some exciting races Saturday for the Northfork Custom Meats Back to School Kids Night. Almost 200 kids received some awesome prizes donated by Arlington Raceway, fans and race teams.  Brad Becker led the entire caution-free IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature from his pole start to win his first main event of the year. Fighting behind him were Jordan Robinson, Taylor Manderfield and Cory Probst. The three cars exchanged positions throughout the race but on the white flag lap, Probst got around Manderfield to take second. Gary Schumacher led the distance as he won his first Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature of the year.  Cars were four-wide around the track and got together causing a yellow on lap seven, which sent Justin Dose to the pits. With only one lap remaining, Schumacher pulled off the win with Alan Lahr and David Marshall right behind. Gary Schumacher led the distance Saturday in earning his first Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature win of the [Read More]

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IMCA features go 3-4-5 wide at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 5, 2023) – The Sibley County Fair races provided three- and four- and even five-wide racing throughout the night in all divisions for the fans to enjoy Saturday at Arlington Raceway. The first feature saw Ben Davis lead the first four laps of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main but coming out of turn four he lost control of his car and allowed Cory Probst to take the lead from his 10th place start. Davis and Taylor Manderfield then had a good battle but Davis slid up and Manderfield was able to gain a position. On the next lap, Dan Probst was able to glide by both of those cars to take second behind son Cory. In the end, Cory Probst wins another feature with his dad taking second and Manderfield third. The Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts saw five-wide racing for the first lap until the field spread out and then again after a restart. Kevin Bolte then took the lead and led the rest of the way to win his first feature. [Read More]

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Beckendorf shines at Sibley County Shootout

ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 2, 2023) – The Sibley County IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Shootout at the Arlington Raceway saw a fantastic field of cars and 45 stellar drivers competing for some big paydays. The largest paid out was to Brandon Beckendorf from Danube as he won $9,185 for his driving abilities. He had a clean sweep for the night, winning his heat race and $135 as well as leading every lap of the 30-lap race to earn $135 per lap plus the $5,000 to win top prize. His drawing partner found the right Frisbee as she drew the no. 2 spot, putting him on the outside of the front row of the 24-car field. Second row starter Jeffrey Larson got by Beckendorf early on but a yellow flag came out when three cars got tangled in turn three. After restarting, the race went to the checkered flag with Beckendorf leading the way and Larson following him. Behind them, Matt Speckman was battling with Curt Lund for the third and fourth spots but in the end [Read More]

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Double winner Looft avoids bad luck in Arlington’s turn three 

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 29, 2023) – The number 3 was unlucky Saturday night at Arlington Raceway as there were three rollovers in turn three that resulted in considerable damage to as many cars. The first was in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock race on the first lap when Travis Manderfield’s drive shaft broke and sent him rolling off the track. He was ok, but out of the race. Then Blake Foesch had the misfortune of rolling after an axle tube broke after leading the first three laps and he, too, was out of the race. When the race got started again, Chad Volk took the lead for two laps but undefeated for the season Cory Probst moved forward each lap from his 10th place start and took over the top spot on the sixth lap. Volk then contended with Jonathan Schroeder for second with Schroeder getting by him. Volk finished third ahead of Jed Trebelhorn. Jason Bolte led the entire Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature. Bubba Brown was second until he encountered troubles on the sixth [Read More]

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Just like the movies, action at Arlington is fast and furious

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 22, 2023) – Action was fast, furious and competitive Saturday at Arlington Raceway. The IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Scott Porter lead from the front row but a yellow came out for a spinning car which restarted the field nine laps in. With only four laps to go, Cory Probst once again pounced and got around both Taylor Manderfield and Porter to take the lead and win. Porter took second and Manderfield was third. Jason Bolte was the early leader starting up front in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature but the biggest battle was between Alan Lahr and Justin Dose for the positions directly behind him. With one lap to go, Lahr was able to get a grip on the track and passed Bolte for the win. Bolte and Dose were next across the stripe. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature went flag to flag with Jeff McCollum taking the lead right off but two laps later he left the track. Jeff Carter led four laps until Matt Looft moved [Read More]

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Serbus sprints to Dan Grams Memorial checkers

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 15, 2023) – Trevor Serbus was again victorious in the Henderson RoadHaus Dan Grams Memorial feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Serbus drew the outside front row start and ran up front the total distance to win the race and $1,000.  There was a red flag on the first lap when Michael Stien rolled over in the second set of turns. Bill Johnson got collected as well in and they were both out of the race. Brett Allen got the lucky dog award as he had gotten too high in turn two and fell off the back side of the track, losing several spots in the process, but the red was called and a complete restart occurred. That put Allen starting on the pole next to Serbus. After the first lap, another yellow happened for a spinning car. This time the field started single file and Mike Stien started ahead of Allen. On that restart, Matt Johnson moved through traffic and took the second spot but Serbus was [Read More]

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RaceSaver win is first for rookie Snow

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 1, 2023) – A driver from Princeton was king of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars Saturday night at Arlington Raceway. Jeremy Snow won his first career feature in the winged class, leading the distance in a 15-lap feature that ran green to checkered. “It felt fantastic,” said Snow, an IMCA rookie at 48 and winner in his 14th night out. “We have taken some lumps this season (rebuilding the car in late May) so it was a great feeling to get this win. We have put so much into this.” Snow ran WISSOTA super stocks from 2001-2011 and was out of the sport before getting back behind the wheel, with much success, in support of brother Joe’s Minnesota Micro Sprint Series. “I paid attention to what some of the other drivers were doing and got the itch,” said Snow, who has 16-year-old son Wyatt as crew chief. “I tested a non-wing Sprint Car at Cedar Lake, ran about 18 laps and bought a turnkey car out of Jackson.” Mike Stien was his closest [Read More]

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Stocker joins parade of first-time winners at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 24, 2023) – An hour-long rain delay and more new drivers in victory lane made for an interesting race night at the Arlington Raceway on Saturday. The Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature saw Eric Stocker win his first feature ever as he led from start to finish to win the event, and just in time as he will be recuperating from shoulder surgery this week and will be unable to race. Justin Dose took second. In the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, Charlie Rustman led the first 10 laps until Jeff Carter was able to get around him on the backstretch. The two raced side by side until Carter pulled away and won his first feature of the season. Rustman was the runner-up. Jeff Carter won Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature at Arlington. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Zach Glaser won his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature of the year as he led from start to finish from his front row position on the tacky track. A first lap [Read More]

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Arlington IMCA Stock Car checkers are first for Eckblad

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 17, 2023) – Another first-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner made his way to victory lane at Arlington Raceway Saturday night. Dan Eckblad got the lead back coming out of the final turn and took the checkers inches ahead … some 17 thousandth’s of a second scored electronically … ahead of Josh Larsen. “It was pretty cool,” said Eckblad, who followed father Daniel and uncle Darrell into the sport and earned the first win for the St. Peter based family of racers. “Arlington is about 20 minutes from home and it’s our home track.” “A lot of years racing and a lot of hard work went into this.” The feature went flag-to-flag with three lead changes. Ryan Grochow was the early leader as he held off Eckblad the first four laps before Eckblad got under him and took the lead. Soon, Eckblad had the company of Larsen as the two raced side-by-side for several laps. Each time they came to the finish line, Larsen was in front of Eckblad and was leading [Read More]

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Trebelhorn triumphs at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 10, 2023) – The wins are what you race for and Luke Trebelhorn raced to his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car first Saturday at Arlington Raceway. The second-year Stock Car driver started third, passed Mark Zimmerman on the seventh circuit and sailed to the checkers from that point, topping the 20-lapper in front of Dave Moriarty and Matthew Looft. “This is a tough class but that’s what makes it fun,” said Trebelhorn, who had a heat win and a couple top 10 finishes as a rookie last season. The car was sett up nice. Wins are what you strive for. It was a good feeling to get this one off our back and a lot of the other competitors came over after the race to congratulate me.” He’d won once in a Mach-1 Sport Compact, in 2015, before running an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and then getting into the Stock Car. Despite a lengthy rain delay, the entire program was completed with 111 drivers signed in for the night.  Clint Hatlestad was the [Read More]