2014 News

Ricky Weiss Crowned WISSOTA Late Model National Champion

The 2014 WISSOTA season is now complete, and Ricky Weiss is officially the WISSOTA Late Model National Champion his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Weiss claimed his third WISSOTA National Championship by 28 markers over Brad Seng while Scott Ward, Harry Hanson, and Mike Balcaen rounded out the top five in the final standings.

Ricky enjoyed a great year behind the wheel of his Super Late Model that also found him winning nineteen of forty-six events entered as well as the Blaine Brother WISSOTA Challenge Series championship.

“Thanks to all of my great sponsors, team members, and fans that supported me this season,” said Weiss. “The year started pretty rough, but once we got rolling it turned into an amazing season. I’m already pumped for next year.”

While the 2014 season may be in the books, Ricky and his team are already busily planning an aggressive 2015 schedule. Stay tuned to www.WeissRacing7.com for the latest team news and schedule information.

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Hands On Excavating Inc., J&C Trucking, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, New Vision Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Ricky Weiss Sweeps Red River Co-op Doubleheader

Nature, the championship finale at Red Rive Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada) was contested on Thursday evening at the oval.

Ricky has dominated much of the 2014 season at the high-banked, 4/10 mile oval, and Thursday night was no different. Weiss swept the evenings festivities, adding another victory to his rapidly increasing 2014 win tally. Mike Balcaen finished second, while Steffen Snare, Coard Allard and Paul Veert rounded out the top five finishers. (Tim Johnson Photo)

Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Weiss Wins Round #1of Red River Co-op Doubleheader

Ricky Weiss continued to show his dominance on Friday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada), winning the opening round of the doubleheader championship weekend.

Ricky raced to a second place finish in heat race action to lock into the eighth starting position on the feature grid. In the main event Weiss drove his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist Super Late Model to his eighteenth victory of the season over Mike Balcaen, Kevin Sexton, Coard Allard, and Tom Balcaen.

Rain moved into the area on Saturday, forcing officials to postpone the evening’s events to Thursday, September 25th.

Further information is available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Weiss Competes in WISSOTA 100 Weekend

Ricky Weiss made the trek to Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota) over the weekend for the annual Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100.

Action opened on Wednesday evening with Round #1 of the four-day event. A strong field of forty-two WISSOTA Late Models registered for the $2,000-to-win, preliminary program. Ricky drew the tenth starting spot for his heat race, but was involved in a melee with another competitor which brought his night to an early end as he failed to qualify for the feature event.

Thursday would prove to be a much better outing for Ricky, charging from tenth to finish third in his heat race, which locked him into the seventh starting spot for the $2,000-to-win preliminary feature. In the feature Weiss advanced to a fourth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Lance Matthees, Nate Beyenhof, and Brian Diede. Chad Becker completed the top five finishers.

Ricky’s preliminary efforts earned him the eighth starting spot in Saturday’s WISSOTA 100 finale. Weiss was battling for second and tangled with another competitor, bringing out the yellow flag. Weiss was charged with the caution, and sent to the tail of the field. From there, he retired to a disappointing 24th place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.WISSOTA.org

Ricky Weiss Steals River Cities Opener Victory

Ricky Weiss entered the opening round of the annual John Seitz Memorial on Thursday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota).

The $1,250-to-win, Prelude to the Johnny drew a field of thirty-eight Late Models to the oval for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) event. Ricky won his preliminary heat race, locking him into the fifth starting spot for the 30 lap feature. In the main event, Weiss stalked early leader Brad Seng for much of the race before stealing the lead from Seng on the 27th circuit. Seng stayed close over the final laps, but it was Weiss who cross the finish line first, just .387 second ahead of Seng. A.J. Diemel, Don Shaw, and John Kaanta rounded out the top five finishers.

On Friday night preliminary events were contested for the John Seitz Memorial. A stout field of forty-six WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and Ricky raced to a tenth place finish in the dash to lock into the tenth starting spot for Saturday’s 92 lap, $9,200-to-win finale.

During the course of Saturday’s main event, Ricky advanced to a third place finish behind race winner, A.J. Diemel and Joey Penderson. Jake Redetzke and Jeff Provinzino rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com

Weiss Wins Opening Round of Viking Doubleheader!

Ricky entered the opening round of a doubleheader at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) on Saturday night.

The $1,600-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA), drew a field of twenty-seven competitors to the oval. Weiss charged from seventh to win his preliminary heat race, locking him into the second starting spot for the main event.

Weiss and fellow front-row starter, Jeff Wildung waged a fierce batttle for the top spot early in the race, until Wildung suffered mechanical issues while running second on lap seventeen. From there, Weiss avoided any serious challenges for the lead, cruising to his second victory of the weekend over Eric Breeschoten, Zach Johnson, Rick Schroeder, and Don Shaw.

The weekend came to a close on Saturday night with Round #2 of the Labor Day weekend special at Viking Speedway. Another $1,600 top prize was posted for competitors, which saw twenty-one entries return for battle. Weiss finished second in his heat race after starting fifth, positioning him starting sixth in the finale. In the feature Ricky advanced from his third-row starting spot to finish second behind race winner, Jeff Wildung. Zach Johnson, Mike Balcaen, and Brad Parson rounded out the top five finishers. (Nick Anderson Photo)

Full results from the events are available at www.VikingSpeedway.net

Busy Weekend for Ricky Weiss; Wins at Red River Co-op!

Ricky Weiss competed in the inaugural CanAm Late Model Challenge on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada). Weiss finished second behind Steve Anderson in WISSOTA Late Model Heat #1, earning him the eighth starting position for the finale.

In the feature, Weiss progressively worked his way forward, finding himself in the top five with ten laps remaining. Following a caution the field got set for a single file restart, with Cole Schill leading the pack. Schill held the top spot for one lap until Weiss blasted by on the high-side exiting turn two. Kevin Sexton followed Weiss around the top side to move into second. As the laps wore down, Sexton stayed close but it wasn’t enough to bid for the lead. Weiss took the checkered flag ahead of Sexton, Brad Seng, Cole Schill, and Steve Anderson.

Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Friday night took the team to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for a WISSOTA Late Model Weekly Racing Series program. A third place finish in his heat race earned Ricky the sixth starting spot on the feature grid. When the race went green, Weiss slowed with a flat tire in turn on just as the first lap was scored. He was able to rejoin the tail of the field, and recovered to a second place finish behind race winner, Cody Skytland. Brady Johanneck, Cole Schill, and Eric Breeschoten rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

Weiss Back to Winning Ways with I-94 Victory

Ricky Weiss was back to his winning ways on Friday evening with a triumph at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota). Marking his fourteenth win of the season aboard his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/ Bloomquist Super Late Model, Weiss started his outing by winning the second heat race. As a result he started fifth in the main event, and charged to the victory over Eric Breeschoten, Darrell Nelson, Casey Meyer, and Cody Skytland. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

On Saturday night the team made their first visit of 2014 to Madison Speedway (Madison, Minnesota) for a Late Model Special Event. Ricky came from the fifth starting spot to claim the win in his heat race, sending him to the redraw for the main event. Weiss was the recipient of the seventh starting spot for feature. Unfortunately, he was caught in a melee early, leaving him with sheet metal damage to his #7 entry. He held on for a seventh place finish in the final rundown. Full results from the event are available at www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com

Ricky Weiss Charges to Red River Co-Op Victory!

Ricky entered a trio of events over the weekend, which started with a trip to Victory Lane at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada) on Thursday evening. (Tim Johnson Photo)

Weiss finished second his heat race behind Mike Balcaen, earning him the eighth starting spot for the feature.

In the main event, Weiss climbed through the field and made an outside pass on the frontstretch to assume the point from Shane Edginton with eight laps remaining.

From there, Ricky opened a huge lead over his nearest competitors, taking the checkered flag a full-straightaway ahead of Edginton. Brad Seng finished third, with Mike Balcaen and Mike Martin rounding out the top five finishers.

Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Weiss went into battle against a field of twenty-two Late Models on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota).

Ricky charged to a convincing heat race win to lock into the finale. In the feature he set the pace for much of the event before getting caught in lap traffic, and slipping back to a runner up finish behind Brad Seng. Donny Schatz, Joey Penderson, and Dustin Strand completed the remainder of the top five.

Complete results from the program are available at www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), as twenty-one Late Models converged on the oval.

By virtue of the draw, Ricky started at the back of his heat race. He advanced to a fourth place finish, earning him the eleventh starting spot on the feature grid.

During the course of the finale, Weiss advanced to an eighth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

Weiss Crowned 2014 Blaine Brothers Challenge Series Champion

Ricky Weiss and the team concluded their busy stint with Blaine Brothers Challenge Series over the weekend. A tripleheader with the tour kicked off on Thursday night at Norman County Raceway (Ada, Minnesota). Twenty-seven WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and a heat race win sent Ricky to the redraw for the main event. After receiving the seventh starting spot for the feature, Weiss raced to a ninth place finish in the final rundown.

Action shifted to Amsoil Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) on Friday night for a $2,000-to-win race. Twenty-six entries converged on the oval, and Ricky starting his outing by finishing third in the first heat race to lock into the ninth starting position on the feature grid. In the main event Weiss battle his way up to third where he finish behind race winner, Brady Smith, and Jake Redetzke. Don Shaw and Darrell Nelson rounded out the top five finishers.

The series’ season finale was contested on Saturday night at Ogilivie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota). A modest fifteen entries were on hand for the program, which saw Weiss finish third in his heat race after starting fifth. He drew the fourth starting spot for the feature, but ultimately settled to a sixth place finish in the final rundown.

Ricky unofficially clinched his first series championship over John Kaanta, and Jake Redetzke. Full results from the events and the complete series standings are available at www.WISSOTA.org