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.
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.
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.
Jesse Teunis (70) and Victoria Stutsky (24) battle door-to-door at the Red River Co-op Speedway earlier this season.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, August the 16th, the NLRA will make it's lone trip to the great white north, as the Red River Co-Op Speedway will host the series for the 28th time. The fourth-tenths mile semi-banked oval was the sight of the inaugural NLRA event twenty years ago, and will be the site of the fifth annual Can-Am Late Model Challenge.
Balcaen in victory lane in Greenbush last Saturday night. Val Truscinski photo.
Mike Balcaen parked the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond in victory lane at the Greenbush Race Park last Saturday night. Balcaen held off a late charging Brad Seng, driver of the No, 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, holding on for his 25th NLRA triumph. That puts Balcaen one win away from tying the late John Seitz for second on the all time series wins list.
Three-wide action at River Cities last Friday night. Traci Palya photo.
For the 25th time in series history, the NLRA is scheduled to visit the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN this Saturday night, June the 24th. This will be the series third race on the newly reconfigured high banked oval that measures at just over a quarter-mile.
The NLRA is set to head north to make it's lone appearance in Canada for the 2016 season on Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, before heading back south on Friday to once again share the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
On Thursday night, August the 25th, the NLRA makes its' 26th appearance at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the third annual Can-Am Late Model Challenge.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom lead all 25 laps en route to his second NLRA feature win of the season Saturday night at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. Seng's win is also his 33rd in his career, most all time on the NLRA wins list.
Seng and June Greenbush winner Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, lead the field to the green, with Cole Schill taking the lead on the bottom in the first turns. Seng motored around the outside of Schill off of turn four to lead the first lap.
On Saturday night, July the 30th, the NLRA will take the track for the second and final time in 2016, and 24th time overall, at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The series is also scheduled to make their second of now three away-from-River Cities appearances with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association.
Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, lead all 25 laps en route to winning his first NLRA series feature on June 18th. Cole became the third Schill to win in Greenbush, as his father Howie won two races in a row in Greenbush in 2007 and again in 2008. Cole's uncle Troy won the series second appearance in Greenbush in July of 1999.
Corcoran Wins At River Cities
Tom Corcoran, driver of the No. T1 D&B Motors Rocket, picked up a popular victory at the River Cities Speedway last Friday night, his first at the track since June 4, 2010. The 61-year-old veteran of 47 racing seasons, started on the pole, and lead all twenty laps, while doing a text book job in lapped traffic, which was key to his victory.
Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors MB Custom finished second, Dustin Strand was third in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium.