Today we throw it back to Scott Butz's 2006 Sprint Car. Scott went on to win the NOSA championship in 2006 – his only series title.
A young Chris Shirek kneels beside his No. 1 NOSA Sprint Car in this photo from 2002, which was Shirek's sophomore season behind the wheel.
Photo courtesy of Checkers & Wreckers with Corey Litton
Mike Sitzmann's Gateway Chevrolet #14 WISSOTA Sprint Car sits in the pit area at Red River Valley Speedway in 1992.
Photo courtesy of RRV Racing Photos.
Photo Caption: Bill Rook in the No. 00 sprint car takes the low groove to pass Eric Nygaard in the No. 6 and give chase to Rob Beck in car 84 during the limited sprint heat event at Buffalo River Speedway, east of Glyndon, MN, Wednesday, June 5, 1985. [Photo by Palmer Berger II].
Photo courtesy of the Checkers and Wreckers with Corey Litton Facebook page.
Lou Kennedy Jr. at Jackson Speedway (now Jackson Motorplex) in Jackson, MN. Kennedy is third on the all-time NOSA wins list with 51 career victories.
TRIVIA ANSWER:Following a seventh place finish in the C-main at the World of Outlaws Spring Opener at Knoxville Raceway on April 29, 1994, Donny Schatz came back to his home state of North Dakota to compete at Grand Forks Speedway season opener the next Friday night. The driver out of Minot, ND topped the field to park his Schatz Crossroads machine in victory lane. In doing so, Schatz became the first winner of the new 410 sprint car sanctioning body known as the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association.
Linus Mack #42 jumps a wheel in the first turn at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota as John Eskuri #63 is also involved in the incident.
Photo courtesy of Tom Savage.
This is our first installment of a new offseason weekly feature that celebrate and commemorate the illustrious history of Sprint Car racing in the Red River Valley!
What better way to kick things off than with NOSA's founder, Wayne Anderson, and his familiar Budweiser #9 sprinter with Watertown, South Dakota's Chuck Swenson behind the wheel. This photo was taken at Red River Valley Speedway in April of 1996 while Swenson was competing with the Wissota Championship 360 Sprints on this particular Friday evening at the West Fargo half-mile.
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