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Mosby Looking Forward To A Successful Racing Season


Chaz Mosby racing in the ONE29 car at the Williston Basin Speedway June 12.

The 2020 race season at Williston Basin Speedway kicked off on June 12, and there was no one more excited to get out and start racing than second-generation racecar driver, Chaz Mosby. "It was great getting out on the track again!"

Mosby, originally from Arnegard, drives the "No. ONE29" car in the IMCA Sport Mod classification.

He started racing in 2014 but has been involved in the racing community ever since he can remember. "I cannot remember a time in my life where I was not involved in the races - if I was not doing hockey or baseball, I was at the races. I was only a few days old when my mom brought me to my first race, and at the age of five, I really started getting into it," added Mosby.

Mosby's dad and three-time track champion, Lowell Mosby, started racing in 1989 and retired from it in 1999. In 2003, Jarrett Wold, Mosby's cousin, started racing, which is what ultimately inspired Mosby and his dad to get back into racing in 2014.

"They started a new class called The IMCA Northern Sport Mod, which is kind of what they ran back when my dad raced in the 90s. So, we thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and buy two cars that we could race," explained Mosby.

Since then, Mosby has been consistently racing. He has had six heat wins, received points runner up at the Williston Basin Speedway, and hopes to claim a feature win in the near future. He plans to keep participating in weekly races and hopes to travel a bit more in the future. "Many races have been canceled due to COVID-19, so I am very excited to be back and finally racing again," explained Mosby.

When asked what makes him want to come back every year and race, he responded, "The racing community and the camaraderie. I have met some of the best people through racing - guys who don't even know you will offer to help wherever they can."

Mosby also enjoys the challenge of racing. He explained that the classes are "super competitive," which gives him an opportunity to better himself. "Racing is addictive, the opportunity to compete and better yourself is what makes racing so fun - it is a good escape from the world - you really are not too worried about anything when you are going 80 mph, "chuckled Mosby.

"I plan to race for as long as I can; I hope to be around it for the rest of my life! I am thankful for all the people that have helped contribute to my racing career including Tom and Terry Elliot, Jarrett and Jamall Wold, Arlana and Lowell Mosby, Jesse Webber, and Kira, Bryan, Julie, Alec, Kamryn, and Kennedy Kuntz" stated Mosby. 

Williston Basin Speedway has a lot of scheduled races set for this season: June 26 and 27, Can-Am Shoutout/UMVF - July 3, Annual TNT Fireworks Show - July 13, Dakota Classic Modified Tour - July 25, Test & Tune - Aug. 8, Regular Points Night - Aug. 22, Championship Night - Sept. 19, Fall Round Up - Oct. 10, Annual Race Season Banquet. Everyone is encouraged to come out and attend; gate prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military, and $5 for kids 12 years of age and under. For more information on upcoming races, checkout the Williston Basin Speedway website and Facebook page!


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