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Jason Grimes' results at his hometown track speak for themselves. The talented modified driver missed an entire show earlier this summer, but he was still able to lock up the 2015 WISSOTA Modified track championship at Jamestown Speedway by cruising to his fourth win of the season here on Saturday. Grimes held off Minnesota's Jamie Trautner and Jamestown's Ryan Mikkelson for the victory, and finished 13 points better than Enderlin's John Nord — last season's A-mod track champion — in the final track standings. Grimes was the Jamestown Speedway A-Mod track champion in 2013. "I'm
Rory Opp will look back at the year 2015 and probably wonder how it ever went so right. The veteran WISSOTA Street Stock driver from Hannaford made Jamestown Speedway history during season championship night on Saturday. Opp smashed a track record, winning his eighth consecutive feature race. He kicked off the winning streak back on June 20 and nobody has been able to beat the 51-year-old's No. 43 machine since. Even the best laid-out plans never seem to go so accordingly.
All kind of noise can be heard during Saturday night dirt-track racing at Jamestown Speedway. But there's nothing quite like the sound of a first-time winner sealing the deal in the closing laps. The wave of cheers that erupted from the grandstand when Jamestown's Travis Traut made his race-winning pass for the lead during Saturday's WISSOTA Midwest Modified 20-lap feature brought with it goose bumps. Traut shot past Pettibone's Jim Morlock on the outside of corner No. 4 as the pair came to get the white flag.
Kyle Schumacher kept his teammates at bay on Friday in Valley City. The Jamestown senior runner led a 1-2-3 Blue Jay finish during the Valley City Invite. Schumacher covered the course at the Valley City Country Club in 13 minutes, 34 seconds, notching his first victory of the season. Jamestown's Cole Burkle (14:04) and Dustin Wagner (14:06) finished close behind to help the Jays win the four-team meet.
A lack of effort certainly wasn't the culprit for Jamestown High at Rotary Field on Thursday night. The Blue Jays dominated nearly all of the 80 minutes on the pitch against visiting Bismarck St. Mary's. Jamestown outshot the visitors 15-6 in the match, but that's not the stat that determines the victor. A late second-half goal in the 70th minute by St.
Levi Donegan-Wahl's crossing pass missed the mark by mere inches at Jamestown High School's Rotary Soccer Field on Tuesday. The Jamestown junior forward was trying to find fellow junior forward Beau Waldock in front of the Minot net in a scoreless tie with just over 12 minutes left to play in the first half. But Waldock was unable to connect on the header, and a goal by Minot's Noah Melby seven minutes later was the first of four goals scored by the Magicians.
The enthusiasm was still evident in the voice of Blue Jay boys soccer coach Mark Sherfy on Sunday, and for good reason. One day after Jamestown opened its season with...
Jamestown High School's No. 1 boys cross country runner received an eye-opening experience in Wyoming this summer. Blue Jay coach Ken Gardner is optimistic that it might have been exactly what Kyle Schumacher needed to push the athlete over the hump for his senior campaign this fall.
"Smokin'" Hank Berry's recognizable yellow and blue No. 25 IMCA Modified just might become a permanent fixture at Jamestown Speedway. The 2014 Jet Racing Chassis has been a perfect fit here. Berry won last year's Stock Car Stampede with it, and he also drove it to a third-place finish during the IMCA Modifieds' visit on July 11. On Saturday, Berry picked up his third consecutive top three Jamestown finish by besting a field of 14 cars to notch his first IMCA Modified win of the season. "It does like Jamestown," the 35-year racing veteran from Sidney, Montana said.
Rory Opp has been in a league of his own at Jamestown Speedway this summer. The WISSOTA Street Stock driver tied a track record with his seventh consecutive feature victory on Saturday. The record was set just last year by Lisbon's Jonny Carter, but even Carter — who won three times here early this season — has been unable to keep up with the unstoppable Opp. The rest of the WISSOTA Street Stock field has simply been racing for second since the Hannaford native kicked off the streak on June 20.