Speedway Shots photo.
Bryce Sward (1-2), Jeff Hapala (16S), and Kevin Robertson (10R) go three-wide at Norman County last week.
Speedway Shots photo.
The final month of NLRA action begins this weekend with two races set to be contested. First up is the second and final visit of the 2021 campaign at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN on Saturday night. The scene shifts west to the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND for the first series race at that facility in two year.
Brad Seng (12S), Shane Edginton (5E), and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at Devils Lake in June. Speedway Shots photo.
This week of NLRA action features a pair of return and final visits for the 2021 campaign at the Norman County Raceway on Thursday night July the 28th and at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday night July the 31st.
Don Shaw in victory lane in Devils Lake. Speedway Shots photo.
Don Shaw won his 12th career NLRA feature Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND. Shaw took the lead from Cole Babcock on lap seven, and continued on to park the Shaw Trucking No. 42S in victory lane. The win broke a tie with Zach Johnson on the series all-time wins list as Shaw now sits alone in eighth on the list. Tyler Peterson wheeled Donny Schatz's No. 15 to a runner-up finish in just his second night in the car. Brandon Fuller and Dustin Strand finished third and fourth respectively, while rookie Jason Strand scored his first top five, finishing fifth. Brody Troftgruben won the hard charger award, improving 15 spots to finish 6th. Mike Greseth's eighth place run was good enough to keep the point lead, which is now ten markers ahead Brad Seng who passed Shane Edginton for second in the standings. Bryce Sward and Dustin Strand complete the top five. NLRA series action continues Sunday night at the River Cities Speedway. The races start at six.
Dustin Strand (left Richard Keech photo;) and Ryan Mikkelson (right; Speedway Shots photo) split the NLRA shows at I-94 and Buffalo River last weekend.
Dustin Strand and Ryan Mikkelson split the pair of NLRA races run last weekend at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN and at the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN. Strand's win was his twenty-fifth win with the series, while Mikkelson became the second first time winner with the series on Sunday night.
Dustin Strand (71) and Brad Seng (12S) battle at River Cities earlier this year. The pair have combined for four of the seven victories at the track in 2020. Speedway Shots photo.
This Friday night, July 31st, the series will take to the River Cities Speedway for the first time in 2020. This is scheduled to be the 43rd series race held at the quarter-mile "Bullring" on the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds. This Friday's date was scheduled to be the third series race of the 2020 campaign, but the first two were lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ricky Weiss (7) and Dustin Strand (71) battle at the most recent series event at Norman County in 2017.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, July 30th, the series returns to the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, for the first time in three years. The race is scheduled to be the twentieth visit by the series to the three-eighths mile, semi-banked, dirt oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds.
Brad Seng (12S), Dustin Strand (71), and Shane Edginton (4), battle for the lead at River Cities last Friday night.
The trio will head into Thursday night separated by 66 points. Mike Spieker photo.
This Thursday night, September the 5th, the 22nd season of NLRA action comes to a close with the ninth running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny,' kicking off the three-day, thirteenth annual John Seitz Memorial, which honors our three-time series champion, the late great John Seitz, whom we lost in 2007. Thursday's race allows the Grand Forks based series to crown its' series champion on home turf, the high-banked, quarter-mile River Cities Speedway.
Donny Schatz celebrates after his NLRA win Friday night at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket, won his third NLRA feature of the season Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is his tenth career NLRA win, as he went on to win the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature as well, the fourth time he has won both features on the same night.
Mike Balcaen (10), Dave Smith (06), and Brad Kerrison (5) go three wide at Sheyenne two years ago. Speedway Shots photo.
This Sunday night, the NLRA returns to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND, for the only appearance of 2019. This is scheduled to be the thirteenth appearance by the series at the semi-banked, quarter-mile oval on the Ransom County Fairgrounds.
Brad Seng (12S) and Donny Schatz (15) battle for the lead at Red River Valley last season. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, the NLRA makes it's only appearance of the 2019 season at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The event is scheduled to be the twelfth visit overall, and tenth on the reconfigured third-mile oval on the Red River Valley Fairgounds. It will also be the third and final time the series co-headlines with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.