A heat race forms in front of the grandstand at Grand Rapids last season. Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA season continues this week with two more races in Northern Minnesota. The first comes on Thursday night, June the 30th, the Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and includes the second visit this season on Saturday, July 2nd, to the Greenbush race park in Greenbush, Minnesota.
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.
Cole Schill (44) and Brad Seng (12S) battle door-to-door last Friday night at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.
The silver anniversary season for the NLRA continues this Saturday night, June the 11th, at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, Minn. This will be the 34th visit for the series to the quarter-mile, high-banked Roseau County Oval. Saturday also is scheduled to be the first of five events for the series in Greenbush in 2022.
Mike Greseth (17) and Shane Edginton (5E) are separated by just 8 points heading into the 'Prelude.' Speedway Shots photo.
Thursday night, September the 9th, the NLRA will wrap up its 24th season of racing with the 11th running of the "Prelude to the Johnny" at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. The event kicks off the 15th annual John Seitz Memorial weekend, which honors four-time series champion John Seitz who passed away in 2007.
Troy Schill (11) and Howie Schill (4) battle at Grand Forks (River Cities) Speedway in 1996. Julie Grassel photo.
Two of the final three events of the 2021 NLRA season are set to take place this weekend at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night, and at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on Saturday night. Both races will be run alongside the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, while Saturday’s event will also honor Howie Schill, who we lost last December.
Shane Edginton (5E) was the winner Saturday night at Greenbush Race Park. Speedway Shots photo.
Shane Edginton led all 25 laps en route to his second NLRA feature win Saturday night at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The win is Edington's sixth career win with the series, tying him for 14th on the all-time wins list with Pat Doar, Kevin Sexton, and Dale Skytland. Mike Greseth finished second, with Brad Seng third, Ryan Corbett fourth, and Joey Pederson rounding out the top five. The win also puts Edginton just two points back of Greseth for the point lead heading into tonight's race at the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND.
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.
Tom Corcoran (T1) and Jason Strand (E85) battle at River Cities earlier this season. Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, July the 8th, the NLRA will be back in action at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks as part of the first night of the inaugural Wayne Anderson Cup. The event will be the 46th at the quarter-mile Bullring, and will honor one of the men that built the track into the success that it is today.
Joey Pederson (7P), Shane Edginton (5E), and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo.
This week, the NLRA returns to action, with three big races on tap at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, The Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND, and at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
Blake Anderson (9A) Mike Greseth (17) and Kreig Kasin (47) battle at the Buffalo River Speedway last Sunday.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, June the 12th, the series will head to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN, for the first time this season and for the 32nd time overall to the high-banked Roseau County oval the measures in at between a quarter and a third of a mile.