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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.
Mike Greseth in victory lane after his first NLRA win. Speedway Shots photo.
Mike Greseth became the series 54th different winner Thursday night, parking the No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1 in victory lane, as series returned to the Grand Rapids Speedway for the first time since 2010. Greseth won from the pole, but lost the lead to Brad Seng for a couple laps towards the midway point. Those two drivers and Shane Edginton made up a great three car battle for the victory. Greseth will also head into the three race swing next weekend as the point leader after winning in just his second NLRA start, and sixth in a Late Model overall. Greseth is also yet to finish outside the top five in those starts. Edginton, Seng, I-94 winner Dave Mass, and Kyle Peterlin rounder out the top five. NLRA action continues next week at the River Cities Speedway on Friday with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, on Saturday night at the Dick Johanneck Memorial at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway, and concludes next Sunday with another return, this time to the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN.