Duel in the Dakotas
Red River Valley Speedway | West Fargo, ND
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Event Info

Duel in the Dakotas
August 17, 2019
Red River Valley Speedway
1805 Main Ave W
West Fargo, ND 

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
11.460 seconds by Kasey Kahne on 8/21/21

To Win Amount

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of Section B and in front of Sections H & I

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows.

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

Credit Card Use

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
Is there a Smoking Policy?
No smoking in grandstand. Smoking permitted in designated areas.

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
Call 1-701-282-2200 for camping

Closest Airport
Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport

Other Airport
Grand Forks, ND (GFK / KGFK) Grand Forks International Airport

Track Info

Red River Valley Speedway
1805 Main Ave W
West Fargo, ND 

Track Phone
(701) 388-6637

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.375; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.460 seconds by Kasey Kahne on 8/21/21

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Rain showers force cancellation of Red River Valley Speedway event

Persistent rain showers creating a high-water table and saturated grounds at Red River Valley Speedway have forced World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and track officials to cancel Saturday’s event at the speedway. The event will not be re-scheduled.

Those who bought tickets in advance will receive a full refund at the point of purchase. For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com or call 815-344-2023.

For those who purchased tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts, mail your tickets to SLS Promotions at the address below.

SLS Promotions

2134 East Waverly Lane

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

The Greatest Show on Dirt will continue its high-octane show on Friday, Aug. 23, at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. for the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

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After finishing a Junior Sprint race, 13-year-old Ryan Timms was in front of a screen watching Brad Sweet win his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

It was a vision of a reality the Oklahoma native hoped to be true for him one day.

Three years later, a day after turning 16, Timms passed Sweet on a late restart at Red River Valley Speedway to finish second in his second World of Outlaws start and first at the North Dakota track.

While it was an eye-widening pass to many watching, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion wasn’t surprised.

“I thought Ryan Timms did a good job,” Sweet said. “We’ve had some good 16-year-olds this year racing with us. The future is bright for the sport. It’s fun that there’s such a wide variety of drivers out here right now and so many capable drivers of getting wins and running up front. It’s definitely tough competition.”

Timms became the second driver this year to break the record for youngest podium finisher, beating Corey Day by three months in age. Day, of Clovis, CA, finished second twice with the World of Outlaws in March during the West Coast Swing, driving for two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers.

“Figured my record wouldn’t stand for long with this kid being younger than me,” Day said on Twitter. “[Ryan Timms] is a bad man!”

The two teenage stars, who grew up racing against each other in the Micro Sprint ranks, will go head-to-head again for the Fall West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws, starting with the Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway, Sept. 1-3, and running through the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway, Sept. 17.

Day’s career path has had the added benefit of being under Meyer’s mentorship, while Timms and his family have built their own program.

Timms grew up going to the racetrack with his father, Randy, who raced Modifieds and Late Models. Eventually, the fun of only watching wore out. He wanted to race.

His father put him in a Junior Sprint at about 7-years-old and he climbed the ranks from there. Micros, Midgets, 360 Sprint Cars and then 410 Sprint Cars, picking up multiple wins along the way.

As Ryan continued to win, a career path started taking shape. Randy put his 25-year racing career aside to help focus on his son’s. And with Ryan’s racing schedule increasing each year, he went to full online schooling after eighth grade.

“It’s not too bad,” he said about the adjustment. “I can do it all on the computer. I can get it done whenever.”

“I’m a junior now, then have next year and I’m done. I plan on going full Sprint Car, just plan on racing all the time and hopefully I can make something of it because it is all or nothing.”

This year marks his first full season running the family-owned #5T 410 Sprint Car and it didn’t take long for “Timms” to become a household name in the Sprint Car community. With each stellar performance, including a win at Huset’s Speedway, anticipation for his World of Outlaws debut heightened.

When he finally turned 16, becoming eligible to race with the World of Outlaws, Timms gave merit to the hype.

In his first World of Outlaws start at River Cities Speedway, on his birthday, he went from 17th to ninth in the Feature, earning the KSE Hard Charger award. Then, the next night at Red River Valley, he outran his heroes to make history.

“It was kind of a pretty big shocker,” Timms said. “I expected down the road we would do good. Get some podiums and stuff. I definitely didn’t think we’d pull off a second that quick. To drive around someone like Brad Sweet and (David) Gravel and (Sheldon) Haudenschild, those are some of the best guys on the Outlaw tour. It’s pretty crazy really. Now that I’m taking it all in, it’s weird.

“I made a Twitter post saying how weird it is to watch myself race against Brad Sweet, but it is pretty cool.”

He credits his early Sprint Car success to his days in the Micro ranks. Racing at tracks like I-44 Riverside Speedway – about five minutes from his house – and Port City Raceway – now owned by World of Outlaws winner Shane Stewart – helped him develop skills he said made 410 Sprint Car racing at times seem slow.

“Port City, it’s one of the best Micro tracks, I think,” he said. “If you ever watch it, it looks the same as winged Sprint Car racing, just shrunk down. It’s basically all the same, I don’t know what you’d call it, movements, I guess. Same style. It’s actually a lot quicker reaction time in some instances in the Micros. It’s kind of like slow motion in a Sprint Car for me.”

While Timms is already living a life on the road, chasing the World of Outlaws and following his Sprint Car dream, he’s still a junior in school. That means going from racing on the weekends to having to hold off on interviews during the week so he can take a test.

“It’s a lot better going from the tests to Sprint Cars,” Timms said.

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If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

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