Brad Seng (12S), Shane Edginton (5E), and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at Devils Lake last June. Speedway Shots photo.
Another four-day weekend is on tap for the NLRA this weekend, featuring the $5,000-to-win, 4th annual Walhalla Builders Golden Hammer Classic at the Devils Lake Speedway, near Crary, North Dakota.
Jeffrey Massingill took the lead from Jordan Tollakson early and went on to win his second career NLRA feature Saturday night at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway and Fergus Falls, MN. The victory was Massingill’s first with the series since 2013 at Hibbing Raceway. Being crowned King of the Dirt netted Massingill $2,089. Cole Schill finished second with Shane Edginton rounding out the podium. Tollakson and Mike Greseth completed the top five. Friday night's winner at River Cities, Brody Troftgruben, was the hard charger, improving nine spots and finishing 16th. The three race weekend concludes Sunday night at the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND.
Photo by Nick Anderson.
Tom Corcoran (T1), Shane Edginton (5E), and Dustin Strand (71) battle three-wide at River Cities last Friday.
Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA is set to kick off its silver anniversary season this weekend with three big events. It all kicks off on Friday night, June the 3rd, At the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, where the series will co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Race two of the weekend features the Dick Johanneck Memorial King of the Dirt at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN, before wrapping up with the first of two more scheduled visits to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND.
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.
NLRA Event Preview - River Cities With The Outlaws; Johanneck Memorial At I-94; Return To Buffalo River
Brad Seng (12S) and Mike Greseth (17) swap the lead at Grand Rapids last Thursday. Speedway Shots photo.
It's a big week of racing ahead for the NLRA Late Model series, as the series will run for the first time this season at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night, co-headlining with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. On Saturday night, the series will be part of the Dick Johanneck Memorial at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. The weekend ends on Sunday with the return to the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN for the first series event at the track since 2015.
Dave Mass celebrates in victory lane at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway Friday night. Nicholas Anderson photo.
Dave Mass parked the Structural Buildings No. 2 in victory lane for the second time in his career with the NLRA during Friday night's season opener at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. Mass led all twenty-five laps in the series return to I-94, marking the first visit by the series at the speedway since 2015. Bryce Sward finished as the runner-up, while rookie Mike Greseth completed the podium. Shane Edginton finished fourth in his NLRA return, making his first start with the series since the 2019 Prelude to the Johnny. Alexandria's Ryan Mikkelson rounded out the top five. Brody Troftgruben was the hard charger, improving eleven spots to finish fourteenth. The season continues on Thursday night, May the 27th, at the Grand Rapids Speedway.
The field roars down the frontstretch at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway. Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA is set to lift the lid on its 24th season of action with the much anticipated return to the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN this Friday night, May the 21st. This Friday's event will be the second visit by the series to the three-eighths mile Otter Tail county speedplant.