Jeremy Keller has had an appreciation for racing going back to before he even got on the track.
"We started out racing here watching Shawn Strand, Mark Dahl, Marlin Seiler. I grew up watching them guys race in that class, and its pretty awesome to go out and compete with them now," says Keller.
Keller got his start 13 years ago, winning the championship in street stocks just two years later at Dacotah Speedway. His other accomplishments include capturing the Governors Cup in Late Models and finishing in the top ten in the Wissota National Points standings twice.
"He first started in street cars, and he came over to me for help. He, in fact, had two cars at one point. His dad was driving one, and he let me drive it one night, because he kept arguing a little bit about this won't work, this won't work. And I said, 'This is how this stuff works.' And I beat him that night with that spare car. And ever since then, he's been hooked on racing. He does a great job with it. In fact, he's teaching me a lot about it," says race car driver Brian Swenson.
The driver of the 11K was the mid season points leader in the modified class at Dacotah Speedway, and he's doing it with a new engine.
"This year, IMCA came out with a rule you could have a 604 crate engine. Basically, it's an engine you can get from a GM dealer, and it's 400 horsepower, and you get to run a spoiler if you get that engine. And that's about the only advantage you get to it. It's a more affordable. I just tried it to try it, because we didn't know how much we were going to race it. And it's turned out pretty good so far," says Keller.
When he's not on the track, Keller operates a cleaning business and likes spending time at home.
"Hanging out with my family, that's kind of the reason I'm doing modified this year. So I can stay closer to home. And I got a daughter at home and another kid on the way, so pretty much race, or work, or at home. "
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.