Shane Edginton (4) and Mike Balcaen (10) battle at last season's Double at Viking. Edginton heads into Viking as the most recent series winner, while Balcaen is the current Wissota national point leader. Mike Spieker photo.
This weekend, the NLRA will head south for the Traditional Labor Day Double at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The races are scheduled to be the 42nd and 43rd races for the series at the 'High Flyin' Half Mile' on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the most times a track has hosted the NLRA in series history.
Shane Edginton in victory lane in Greenbush on Saturday night. Val Truscinski photo.
Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory, won his first NLRA feature of the season Saturday night at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The win is Edginton's third career series win, and first since his win via a last corner pass of Mike Balcaen at the Jamestown Speedway two years ago.
Ryan Corbett (C4) and Troy Schill (11) battle side-by-side in Winnipeg last Thursday. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, August the 25th, the NLRA heads north, for the third and final time this season, to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. This will be the 28th time the series has visited the quarter-mile, high-banked Greenbush oval, which was one of three tracks the series visited during our inaugural season in 1998.
Brad Seng in victory lane at the Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S Anderson Brothers Body Shop MB Custom, scored his first NLRA series win of the season last Saturday night at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The win is Seng's 36th career series triumph, which furthers his lead atop the all-time wins list.
Donny Schatz won both the NLRA and World of Outlaw features at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.
For the third time in his career, Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, won the NLRA feature, and followed that up with winning the World of Outlaws Sprint Car main event at the River Cities Speedway. The win in the Late Model is his second of the season, and his seventh with the series overall. That puts him in a tie with current series regular Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, and former series champion Troy Olson.
Dustin Strand in victory lane at the Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday night. Speedway Shots photo.
Two-time NLRA champion Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, won his fourth series feature of the season last Thursday night at the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, MB. The win is Strand's 18th series triumph, which is fifth on the all-time wins list.
Don Shaw (42S) and Brad Seng (12S) waging war for the win during last year's return to the Sheyenne Speedway.
Mike Spieker photo.
This Sunday night, August the 19th, the NLRA will return to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND, for the second year in row, and the 13th time in series history. The series returned to the quarter-mile oval on the Ransom County Fairgrounds last August for the first time in eleven years.
Travis Robertson (1R), Erik Robertson (9R), and Jeff Hapala (16S) go three-wide at the Red River Valley Speedway last year.
Mike Spieker photo.
This Saturday night, August the 18th, the NLRA will co-headline for the third and final time this season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The race is scheduled to be the eleventh appearance by the series to the third-mile oval on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.
Joey Pederson (7P) and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle side-by-side at River Cities earlier this season. Mike Spieker photo.
This Friday night, August the 17th, the NLRA will co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the second time this season at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The race is scheduled to be the 36th visit to the quarter-mile, high-banked oval on the Grand Forks Fairgrounds, and the third of the 2018 season.
Victoria Stutsky (24) and Mike Martin (55) battle in Winnipeg earlier this season. Stutsky is set to become the first female driver ever to compete with the NLRA this Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway.
Speedway Shots photo.
The Northern Late Model Racing Association has built a rich history of successes, from being built from scratch by it's drivers in the winter of 1997-98, but the series is about to be witness to another historic moment this Thursday night during the fifth running of the Can-Am Challenge at the Red River Co-Op Speedway.