2014 News

Ricky Weiss Back in Victory Lane with Electric City Victory!

Ricky Weiss continued his chase for the WISSOTA Blaine Brothers Challenge Series title on Thursday night at Electric City Speedway (Great Falls, Montana).

Twenty competitors registered for the $2,000-to-win program, as Ricky drew the fourth starting spot for his heat race. He charged to the heat race win, locking him into the fifth starting spot for the feature. In the main event Weiss overtook seventh-starting John Kaanta to score his second Series victory in the last three events over Kaanta, Jake Redetzke, Kelly Hample, and Dave Smith.

On Friday night the team traveled to Gallatin Speedway (Belgrade, Montana), which saw the winner’s check increased to $3,000. Twenty-one entries were on hand for the event, and despite mechanical issues early in the night Ricky managed a fifth to third run in his heat race. Weiss drew the fourth starting spot for the finale, and raced around the top five for much of the event before crossing the finish line in fourth behind race winner, Chad Becker, John Kaanta, and Jake Redetzke.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday evening with a $3,000-to-win, Challenge Series event at Billings Motorsports Park (Billings, Montana). Twenty WISSOTA Super Late Models registered for battle, as Ricky looked to carry his momentum to the 3/8 mile oval. He came from the fifth starting spot to win his heat race, earning him a spot in the redraw where he was the recipient of the fifth starting for the feature. Weiss ran third for much of the main event until the race’s final caution waved with three laps to go. Ricky took control on the restart but was unable to hold off a hard charging Jake Redetzke and settled for a second place finish at the checkered flag. John Kaanta, Dave Smith, and David McDonald rounded out the top five finishers.

Weiss currently leads the latest Challenge Series standings by just 7 markers ahead of John Kaanta. Full results and the latest series’ standings are available at www.WISSTOA.org

Weiss Lands Another Top Five in WISSOTA Challenge Series

Monday evening found Ricky Weiss in familiar territory as the WISSOTA Blain Brothers Challenge Series invaded Estevan Motor Speedway (Estevan, SK). The $2,000-to-win program marked the series’ first ever Canadian event, which drew a field of fifteen entries. Ricky started fourth in his heat race and laid claim to the win, earning him the fourth starting spot for the feature event. In the main event Weiss battled amongst the top five throughout the duration of the race, crossing the finish line in fourth behind race winner, David McDonald, John Kaanta, and Jake Redetzke. Steven Pfeifer rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.WISSOTA.org

Ricky Weiss Enters a Trio of WISSOTA Challenge Series Events

Ricky Weiss set out to enter a trio of events over the weekend with the WISSOTA Blaine Brothers Challenge Series, which began on Thursday evening at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota). Twenty-nine WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and a tenth to fourth run in his heat race earned Ricky a spot in the evenings redraw. Weiss drew the second starting spot to lock into the outside-front-row for the feature alongside Donny Schatz. In the main event Weiss ran second for much of the race before falling back to fourth late in the event. He managed a third place finish final rundown behind race winner, Jeff Wildung, and Donny Schatz. David McDonald and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five finishers.

On Friday night action shifted to Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, South Dakota) for the annual North Dakota Governor’s Cup, as twenty-nine entries converged on the oval. Ricky drew the eighth starting spot for his heat race, and despite starting in the back of the pack he advanced to a second place finish. In the redraw Weiss was the recipient of the sixth starting spot in the main event. During the course of the feature he raced his way up to the second spot when the caution flag waved with six laps remaining. On the restart Weiss slipped back to third where he would finish behind race winner, Zach Johnson, and John Kaanta. Jake Redetzke rounded out the top five finishers.

Round #2 of the Governor’s Cup was contested on Saturday night, which saw Ricky snare his first ever victory with the Blaine Brothers Challenge Series. Weiss won his heat race from the pole position, then drew the outside-front-row starting spot alongside Zach Johnson for the $2,000-to-win finale. Weiss outdueled Johnson for the race lead at the drop of the green flag, but Johnson would not give up easily. The duo swapped the lead several times throughout the course of the event, but it was Weiss who would go to Victory Lane over Johnson, Jake Redetzke, Jeff Wildung, and Eric Mass.

Full results from the events are available at www.WISSOTA.org

Weiss Opens Weekend Action at Red River Co-Op

Ricky Weiss opened his weekend with a trip to Red River Co-Op Speedway (RRCS) (Winnipeg, Canada) for an NLRA Late Model Special. A second place finish in the first heat race positioned Ricky starting sixth in the main event. Weiss quickly charged to front of the pack in the feature, and ran second much of the race. Weiss came to life late in the race and was able to narrow the gap on early leader Brad Seng, but he never closed in enough to challenge for the top spot. Seng went on to claim the win while Weiss settle for a second place run. Dustin Strand, Mike Balcaen, and Steffen Snare rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Friday night found Ricky back in action at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), and after winning his heat race Weiss locked into the ninth starting spot in the finale. In the feature Ricky wasted no time charging to the front of the pack. Weiss had put a comfortable distance between himself and the field out front as the laps were winding down. Unfortunately a mechanical failure with just two lap remaining brought his night to an early end, and a disappointing seventeenth place finish. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

The weekend drew to a closevon Saturday night at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) for a Weekly Racing Series event. Ricky drew the second starting spot for his heat race and won, earning him the eighth starting position on the feature grid. During the course of the main event Weiss worked his way forward to cross the finish line in fourth behind race winner, Jeff Wildung, Don Shaw, and Zach Johnson. Full results from the event are available at www.VikingSpeedway.net

Ricky Weiss Increases 2014 Win Total to Nine

Ricky Weiss continued his mid-season dominance on Thursday night at Red River Co-Op Speedway (RRCS) (Winnipeg, Canada). Fifteen Super Late Model registered for battle, and Ricky started his outing with a heat race win to lock into the pole position for the feature with Mike Balcaen alongside. Weiss beat Balcaen off the front row to lead early before the first of four cautions occurred on lap four. With twelve laps remaining Weiss commanded the lead out front, but sixth starting Brad Seng was closing in. Weiss and Seng battled side-by-side as they weaved their way through lap traffic to the end. Weiss was able to hold off Seng to remain undefeated this season at RRCS. Seng finished second followed by Steffen Snare, Dustin Strand, and Mike Balcaen. Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Ricky carried his winning streak into Friday night when he parked his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/ Bloomquist Super Late Model in Victory Lane at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota). A third to first run in heat race action earned Weiss the seventh starting spot in the main event. During the course of the feature Weiss progressively worked his way forward to take the lead. Once out front Weiss held off a hard charging Cody Skytland for his second victory in as many nights. Skytland settled for second followed by Zach Johnson, Don Shaw, and Casey Arneson rounding out the top five finishers. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

Weiss Collects Two More Victories in Weekend Action

Ricky Weiss drove to his third straight victory at Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada) on Thursday night. Ricky finished second to Mike Balcaen in heat race action, earning him the seventh starting spot in the finale. In the feature front row starter Shane Edginton assumed the point at the drop of the green flag, but it would not take long for Ricky Weiss to chase down the leaders. Edginton maintained a solid out front until the final caution flag of the race waved to stack the field back up. On the restart Edginton was being chased down by Weiss and Balcaen. Balcaen dove under Edginton in turn one and the two would make contact, allowing Weiss to race high around them both and steal the lead. From that point Weiss motored away to the victory over Edginton, Balcaen, Bill Mooney, and Mike Martin. Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca

Friday night took the team to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for a Weekly Racing Series program. Ricky won the first heat race from the pole position to lock into the sixth starting spot for the feature. In the main event mechanical issues brought his night to an early end, and a disappointing eleventh place finish. Complete results from the event are available at www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at Estevan Motor Speedway, which saw another dominating performance by Ricky Weiss. Ricky advanced from the third starting spot to claim a heat race win, earning him the pole position for the feature. In the main event Weiss raced to a convincing victory over Tyson Turnball, Steven Pfeifer, Jim Harris, and Joren Boyce. Full results from the event are available at www.EstevanMotorSpeedway.com

Busy Weekend for Ricky Weiss Starts with NLRA Action

Ricky Weiss traveled to Norman County Raceway (Ada, Minnesota) on Wednesday evening for a Northern Late Model Racing Association event. A strong field of thirty-one Super Late Models entered the $1,000-to-win program. A heat race win positioned Weiss starting second in the finale alongside pole sitter Mike Balcaen. Weiss led early on in the feature before slipping to a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Jeff Wildung, and Brand Seng. Cody Skytland and Mike Balcaen rounded out the top five finishers. Complete results from the weekend are available at www.NLRA.org

The team returned to Norman County Raceway on Thursday evening for a Weekly Racing Series program that drew a field of twenty-nine Super Late Models to the oval. Ricky drew the sixth starting spot for his heat race and went on to finish third, earning him the twelfth starting spot in the feature. In the main event Weiss advanced to a tenth place finish in the final rundown. Full results from the event are available at www.NCRaceway.com

Weiss with a Pair of Top Five Finishes in NLRA Action

After Thursday night’s program at Red River Co-Op Speedway was washed away by Mother Nature, the team set out to enter a pair of Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) events.

Action got underway on Friday evening at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), as twenty-three Super Late Models converged on the oval. A fifth place finish in his heat race would earn Ricky the thirteenth starting spot for the finale. Despite starting mid-pack for the feature, Weiss charged to the front and would cross the finish line in second behind race winner, Mike Balcaen.

On Saturday night, Hibbing Raceway (Hibbing, Minnesota) hosted the second round of the NLRA weekend. A strong field of thirty-five entries registered for battle with Weiss finishing runner-up in his heat race. As a result he start tenth on the feature grid, and when the race went green Ricky advanced to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Brad Seng, Pat Doar, Bobby Carlson, and Zachery Wohlers at the checkered flag.

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

Ricky Weiss Lands Back-to-Back Victories at Red River & I-94

Ricky Weiss returned to Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada) on Thursday evening and parked his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/ Bloomquist Super Late Model back in Victory Lane for the second straight week. (TSJohnson Photo)

A modest eleven entries registered for the Weekly Racing Series program at the 4/10 mile oval. Ricky started his outing by charging from fifth to finish second in heat race action, locking him into the sixth starting spot for the finale. In the main event Weiss took control from Mike Balcaen on lap three. With laps winding down, Weiss began to show smoke out the back of his entry. He slowed up a little, allowing second running Balcaen to close the gap. The duo battled hard in the three remaining laps, swapping the lead multiple times. In the end despite his mechanical issues, Weiss was able to hold off the veteran and win his second straight feature at the oval. Steffen Snare, Mike Martin, and Shane Edginton rounded out the top five finishers.

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

Friday night saw action shifting to a I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for a WISSOTA Weekly Racing Series program, and once again Weiss did not disappoint. With fourteen competitors registered for battle, Ricky finished third in his heat race to earn the pole position for the main event. In the feature he went on to claim the dominating victory over Don Shaw, Tom Thompson, Eric Breeschoten, and Kevin Robertson. Complete results are available at www.I94Speedways.com

Ricky Weiss Contineus Busy Weekend with a Pair of Top Fives

Ricky Weiss continued his busy weekend scheduled on Friday night. After the WISSOTA Challenge Series event at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) was nixed by rain, Weiss traveled to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota). Ricky won his preliminary heat race, and started eighth in the main event. During the course of the feature he advanced to a solid second place finish behind race winner, Eric Breeschoten. Tom Thompson, Brad Parson, and Shawn Meyer rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.I94Speedways.com

Saturday saw the team returning to the state of South Dakota for Round #2 with the WISSOTA Challenge Series at the Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota). An eighth to third charge in heat race action positioned Weiss starting sixth in the $6,400-to-win finale. In the 64 lap feature Ricky progressively worked his way forward to cross the finish line in third.

The weekend came to a close on Sunday evening as the tour invaded Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota). Ricky used a heat race win to lock into the fifth starting spot on the grid for the finale. In the feature he battled near the top five early in the race before fading to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from both events are available at www.WISSOTA.org