This is an event that I have been waiting for all summer long. This past winter River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND lost one of the areas top Late Model drivers in John Seitz, as he passed away on February 4th 2007 in his sleep while on a snowmobile trip out west. One could say that there is a void at the speedway not seeing the 92s on the race track winning races.
On the 6th and 7th of September River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND will be host to one of the biggest Super Late Models races in the History of the Upper Midwest. The two day race ends with a feature paying 9200.00 to the winner. That purse of $9200.00 is second only to the 10,000 grand that Joey Saldana won in the a main of the World of Outlaws sprint car feature they had the track earlier this summer at River Cities Speedway. The speedway is expecting probably in the neighborhood of 45-60 cars on the weekend. This ladies and gentlemen is a must see event. I am not going to miss this event unless its raining pitch forks and hammer handles.
Although I am not a person know for using cheesy clichés this really does puts things into perspective. You never really know how much time you have left in this world, and what a better way to honor a great racer than to have an awesome weekend of late model racing like this. I believe we are very lucky in Grand Forks, ND to have a racing facility such as this. There is going to be a lot of action at River Cities Speedway this weekend, I can just about guarantee that. In looking at the World of Outlaws Late Models series schedule and I happened to noticed that the big boys are not racing this weekend, so you kind of wonder who is going to show up at the track to compete for the $9200.00 purse. I am crossing my fingers and hoping that mother Natures is very nice to us this weekend.
Big turn out expected for next weekend.
In less than a week, Brad Seng will race in one of the biggest races of his career.
The John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational is on tap at River Cities Speedway next week, a two-day event that pays the winner $9,200.
Seng and Seitz, the Bemidji driver who died last winter, were good friends.
And Seng couldn't have asked for a better tune-up for the Seitz Memorial after the Grand Forks driver pulled off a thrilling win Friday night in the 20-lap late model feature race at RCS before an estimated 3,000 fans.
Seng utilized heavy lapped traffic to overtake Brent Larson of Lake Elmo, Minn., and Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., with five laps to go. Seng then held off Doar in the final laps for one of his biggest wins at RCS.
The RCS late model field totaled 28 cars, including a handful from eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin that race regularly at the Cedar Lake Speedway. The non-RCS regulars were on hand to get a feel for the RCS track in anticipation of the Seitz race, which is expected to attract close to 60 drivers.
John Seitz's web page