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 Matt Blewett

Five Minnesotans Compete for SCCA Championships

Five Minnesotans Compete for SCCA Championships

Sports Car Club Amateur National Championships will be decided over the September 24 weekend at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

This weekend the Sports Car Club of America will crown 28 champions in their amateur classes and five Minnesotans will be on the grid in six different classes. Every year the SCCA gathers racers from all across the country to compete in their championship Runoffs. It’s a winner take all, all or nothing 23 lap […]

 Matt Blewett

2016 Spring Creek National was sweet homecoming for MN Natives

2016 Spring Creek National was sweet homecoming for MN Natives

There were several Minnesota connections at the 2016 Spring Creek National motocross race on July 16, 2016 in Millville, Minnesota.

The 2016 Spring Creek National, the eighth week of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships, on July 16, 2016 in Millville, Minn. featured many Minnesota riders making their way back to their home state. Missing from the races was Belle Plaine native, Ryan Dungey, who is recovering from a fractured back sustained in the […]

 Matt Blewett

Seven Minnesota Racers Compete at the SCCA National Championships

Seven Minnesota Racers Compete at the SCCA National Championships

Minnesotans make a splash at 52nd annual SCCA Runoffs at Daytona International Speedway.

The 52nd annual edition of the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB is underway from Daytona International Speedway. This marks the event’s first return trip to the World Center of Racing since 1969. Four days of qualifying ended Thursday as 14 race groups toke to the 3.56-mile, 12-turn road/oval race course. Starting grids are now […]

 Keith McKenna

MN racers score big at their home race!

MN racers score big at their home race!

Round 8 of the Lucas Oil, AMA Pro-Motocross Championship, Millville MN. July 18, 2015

Round 8 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro-Motocross Series rolled into Spring Creek Motocross Park in the Southern MN, burg of Millville. In the 250-cc Class, last years national champ #1 Jeremy Martin and #31 Alex Martin would have the home track advantage, as the Spring Creek race course is quite literally in their back […]

 Matt Blewett

Annual Independence Day races at Brainerd Int’l Speedway end in controversy

Annual Independence Day races at Brainerd Int’l Speedway end in controversy

The Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic at Brainerd International Raceway featured 39 racers and cars across four classes in the Trans Am Series.

The annual Trans Am Series event at the Brainerd International Raceway saw over three dozen drivers from around the midwest flying around the 2.5 mile track in Brainerd, Minnesota. The TA class was won by Amy Ruman, her fifth victory of the year.  Ruman, in overall points this year, sits 37 points (provisionally) over Paul […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota’s Tommy Archer wins pole position at BIR Trans Am event

Minnesota’s Tommy Archer wins pole position at BIR Trans Am event

It was a great day of racing at the Brainerd International Speedway on July 4, 2015.

The highlight of the races on July 4, 2015 was the return, after two and a half decades, of Duluth native Tommy Archer to the Brainerd International Raceway track.  At age 60, Archer is on a high after being diagnosed, and beating, cancer over the last few years.  Not only did Archer return to the […]

 Matt Blewett

Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross West Regional Qualifier

Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross West Regional Qualifier

Millville's Spring Creek Motocross Park played host to a Loretta Lynn's Amateur Motocross National North Central Region qualifier race on June 20th 2015.

The run up to the 2015 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National is nearing completion as the dates for “the largest amateur motocross national in the world” is fast approaching. For the uninitiated, Loretta Lynn’s is easily distinguished as the pinnacle of Amateur Motocross, as well as being a platform for the very best in amateur […]

 Matt Blewett

Snocross returns to Canterbury Park on January 9-10

Snocross returns to Canterbury Park on January 9-10

The first races of 2015 on the Canterbury Park horse racing track will not be on turf with horses, rather the first races of 2014 will feature 400 lb sleds propelled around the manufactured, temporary snocross track with jumps and whoops.

The racetrack at Canterbury Park will be roaring…rather Brrrp…ing to life as the first races of 2015 will be held on the track on January 9-10, 2015. The races will not be horse races but Snocross, specifically the Canterbury Park’s Pirtek Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s. What makes this race unique is the blend of […]

 Matt Blewett

Labor Day Trans Am racing wraps up at Brainerd International Speedway

Labor Day Trans Am racing wraps up at Brainerd International Speedway

The Trans Am cars race around the Brainerd International Raceway on Labor Day 2014.

Thanks to Rick Corwine for the photos from Brainerd.  You can find a writeup of the race at the Trans Am Road Racing Series website.

 Matt Blewett

Trans Am practice gallery

Trans Am practice gallery

The Trans Am qualifying laps were cut short due to bad weather.

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