Weiss Wins Red River Co-op Speedway Season Opener; Picks Up $2K Win at Viking Speedway

Ricky Weiss kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Thursday night for the track’s season opener. Gaining one spot in his heat race, Weiss streaked to an 8-lap heat race win locking him on the pole for the feature. Taking control of the lead early, Ricky Weiss cruised to his fifth win of the season in the 20-lapper topping Mike Martin, Paul Veert, Rick Fawcett, and Walt Morris at the line. (CRP photo)

On Friday night at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for the Wollak Construction WISSOTA Challenge Series sanctioned program, Weiss jumped up three spots in his 12-lap heat to place 5th. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky improved eight spots reeling in a 3rd place finish behind John Kaanta and Darrell Nelson with Pat Doar and Don Shaw rounding out the Top-5.

The following night Ricky followed the WISSOTA Challenge Series to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) for the two-day special. Passing three cars in his heat, Weiss charged to a heat race win positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the feature. Outrunning 2nd-starting Marshall Fegers, Ricky Weiss topped the 25-car field in the A-Main to capture his sixth win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Fegers, Ryan Mikkelson, Darrell Nelson, and Pat Doar completed the Top-5 finishers in the 30-lap affair. (Nick Anderson photo)

Wrapping up the Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, Weiss held his spot in his 12-lap heat race registering a 2nd place finish behind James Giossi. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $2,000-to-win finale, Ricky passed seven cars to place 2nd behind Don Shaw with John Kaanta, Pat Doar, and Steve Laursen rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca and www.WISSOTAChallengeSeries.com.