Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium, and NOSA regular Nick Omdahl were the winners when the Upper Midwest's two premier racing series shared the stage at Devils Lake last August.
Strand swept the season series at Devils Lake last season, which also were two of his three career NLRA series triumphs at the high-banked one-third mile clay oval. 2013 Devils Lake winner Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota MasterSbilt by JMR, finished second in both races last season. Greenbush winner Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S Schill Construction MB Custom, and three-time Devils Lake winner Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Tri-Star Traffic Black Diamond, also finished with a pair of top tens at the track last season.
Going into the race in July 2014, the track hadn't seen an American winner since 2006, as Mooney and Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 A.I.E Communications Bloomquist, won the first races since the track reopened in 2011, after sitting dormant for two years. Since then, No one not named Seng or Strand has one in the past five appearances, with Strand winning the past three events heading into this Saturday night.
Defending Wissota National champion Dustin Strand will head into Devils Lake with a four point lead over four-time National champ Ricky Weiss. Mike Balcaen is third, with Joey Pederson and Bill Mooney are tied for fourth.
Defending NLRA series champion Brad Seng is sixth, with Steffen Snare and Shane Edginton in seventh and eighth respectively. Tom Corcoran and Steve Anderson round out the top ten.
Racing starts at seven on Saturday night. You can find more information on the Devils Lake Speedway by visiting our tracks page, or clicking here.
2016 - Dustin Strand on July 23; Dustin Strand on August 20
2015 - Brad Seng on July 18; Dustin Strand on August 29
2014 - Brad Seng on July 26
2013 - Bill Mooney on August 17
2012 - Ricky Weiss on June 23
2011 - Ricky Weiss on August 19
2006 - Cody Skytland on June 10; Roger Gendron on August 19
2003 - Brad Seng on June 28; Brian Strand on July 19
2002 - Ryan Corbett on June 8; Mike Balcaen on July 27; Mike Balcaen on August 31
2001 - John Seitz on June 23; Mike Balcaen on July 21; John Seitz on Sept. 1; Brian Strand on Sept. 2
The NLRA would like to thank Tour Sponsors: Wes' Plumbing, S&S Transport, Performance Auto, Adams Automotive & Machine, White Water Truck Wash, Day Dreams, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, BOSS Signs & Graphics, Storbakken & Sons Construction, Cartunz, Generous Jerry's/Gold Silver Exchange, A&L Siding, Millar Engines, Todd's Electric, Gateway Cenex, Fastlane Racing Equipment, Q&Z Plumbing, On The Edge, Fargo Forum, Hugo's, Eagles, and Contingency Sponsors: Speedway International Fuel, Hi-Per Flex, Schaeffer's Oil & Lubricants, Hoosier Tire North, and FYE Motorsports Promotion, for their support.
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