Mike Balcaen (10) and Shane Edginton (4) battle at Devils Lake on June 1st. Mike Spieker photo.
This Saturday night, the NLRA returns to the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND, for the second of three visits during the 2019 season. The race will be the 24th series race at the third-mile, high-banked clay oval.
Donny Schatz takes the checkered flag last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, picked up the win in the NLRA portion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at the River Cities Speedway on Friday night. The win was Schatz's eighth with the club, moving him into a tie on the all-time wins list with the man he defeated for the win, Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P MarKit County Grain Victory.
Joey Pederson (7P) and Brad Seng (12S) battle at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.
This Friday night, the NLRA season continues with the first of five visits to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The series will be sharing the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the first of three events in 2019. Friday's event is scheduled to be the 38th NLRA event at the high-banked, three-tenths mile "Bullring" on the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds.
Shane Edginton in victory lane at Devils Lake last Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo.
Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory, picked up the season opening victory Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND. The win is Edginton's fourth career series triumph, and third overall to start the 2019 season, as he has won both of the first two main events contested in weekly competition at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg. Edginton's victory was worth $2,000 dollars, with Walhalla Builders presenting the Golden Hammer Classic.
Shane Edginton (4) and Troy Schill (11) battle for position at the season opener at Devils Lake last Saturday.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, the NLRA returns to action with the lid lifter to the 2019 season at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND. The race kicks off the 22nd season of action for the NLRA, and will be the 23rd visit by the club to the high banked, third-mile oval.
Former NLRA driver Tim Sattler passed away this past weekend at the age of 53. Sattler raced Late Models in our area from 1995 to 1998, and again in 2001 and 2002. On behalf of the entire NLRA, we would like to send our condolences to Tim's family and friends during this difficult time. Above is a slideshow of Tim during his racing career.
Speedway Shots photo.
The schedule for the 22nd season of NLRA racing has been completed, and it features 17 events at eight area tracks. The season is set to begin on Devils Run weekend at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND, on June 1st.
Ricky Weiss with Crew Chief Shawn Gage in victory lane after winning the Wild West Shootout finale last weekend.
Mike Ruefer photo.
Before setting out to compete for rookie of the year with the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series next month, Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 J&C Properties Bloomquist, bounced back from a DNF after running fourth on the opening night of the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout at the Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, to score solid finishes of ninth and sixth. When all was said and done, the Headingley, Manitoba native finished out the final three rounds of the series, with two big victories.
Ricky Weiss (7) and Dustin Strand (71) battle for the top spot at the Jamestown Stampede last September.
Mike Spieker photo.
Five NLRA championships will once again be represented this year during the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at the FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, AZ.
The first three events of the 2019 NLRA season have been announced, as the series will visit the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN three times during the series 22nd season.