Two time NLRA series champion Cody Skytland won his fourth career series feature Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. Skytland started tenth and passed race long leader Donny Schatz on lap 24 for his first series win since 2010. The win is also his first behind the wheel for Kakela Motorsports. Schatz, Brad Seng, Steven Pfeifer, and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five. NLRA action continues Friday night when the series is scheduled to make its' debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.
Jeff Wildung won in his Norman County Raceway debut Wednesday night. The win is his first NLRA feature victory away from the Viking Speedway and his eleventh overall, tying him with Zach Johnson and Ricky Weiss for fifth on the NLRA all time wins list. Wildung also had three-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion "Kid Rocket" Josh Richards wrenching on the car. Photo courtesy of ncraceway.com
After mother nature swept the previous weekend of NLRA series action, Mike Balcaen and Brad Seng put there names in the win column during the first series races in nearly a month.
Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle parked in victory lane at River Cities for the first time since September 2, 2011, after defeating Pat Doar and Brad Seng last Friday night. The win is Balcaen's 21st NLRA series victory, at the time re-tying him with Brad Seng, who picked up his 21st series win on May 25th at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
A stretch of four races in four nights begins on Wednesday night June the 25th and continues on Thursday June the 26th at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, as the NLRA races during the 119th Norman County Fair. Then the series heads south and makes its' debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday night June the 27th, before ending the weekend with its' third trip of the season at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
Friday night June the 20th at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. The race, scheduled to be the 19th at the high-banked quarter-mile on the Grand Forks County Fairgrounds. The track serves as the home track for many of the NLRA's series regulars.
Joey Pederson, Donny Schatz, and Pat Doar were NLRA winners at the Speedway last season. Joey Pederson has three wins; Brad Seng has two wins, and Steve Anderson has one win.
The Northern Late Model Racing Association is returning to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN on Saturday night, June the 14th, after nearly three years away. The series continues on to the Buffalo River Race Park near Glyndon, MN on Sunday night, June the 15th.
The event at Greenbush is scheduled to be the 21st appearance by the series at the track. Unfortunately the track, which opened in 1991, remained closed throughout the 2012 season. But weekly racing did return to the three-eighths mile dirt oval last season. The tracks' long straightaways and tight corners produce some of the closest racing on the NLRA calendar.