The Northern Late Model Racing Association is set to make its' lone appearance of the 2014 season this Saturday night, August the 2nd, at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. The race is scheduled to be the 19th race in series history at the quarter-mile speedway on the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle took the lead from Joey Pederson on lap 13 and lead the final twelve laps on his way to winning last year race in Jamestown.
For the second consecutive NLRA series feature, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport Mars MB Custom, lead all 25 laps and collected his fourth win of the 2014 NLRA season last Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway. The victory is Seng's 24th career series victory, and he now sits two wins behind the late John Seitz for most in series history.
NLRA series action continues this Saturday night, July the 26th, at the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND. The race is scheduled to be the fourteenth appearance at the three eighths mile clay oval that is located 15 miles east of Devils Lake. The track originally opened in 2000, and continued hosting weekly racing action until it closed for two seasons in 2009, before reopening for the 2011 season. Since then only Canadian drivers Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota/Pizza Ranch Rocket and former series champion Ricky Weiss driver of the Derrick's Sandblasting No. 7 have visited victory lane.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport Mars MB Custom lead all 25 laps, collecting his third win of the 2014 NLRA season last Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The victory was also Seng's 23rd career series victory, as he now sits three wins behind the late John Seitz for most in series history. Seng blasted out to an early lead, but was followed closely by Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle. Seng's initial lead was erased by an incident involving Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota/Pizza Ranch Rocket and Winnipeg regular Rick Fawcett.
This Thursday night July the 17th, the NLRA will try to take mother nature out of the win column and race at the Red River Co-op Speedway near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The race is scheduled to be the series' 23rd appearance at the four-tenths mile oval that sits five minutes south of Winnipeg on Highway 75. The NLRA's first event was held at the track when it was the Victory Lane Speedway in June 1998 with Howie Schill becoming the first winner in series history.
The Northern Late Model Racing Association has rescheduled their only appearance this season to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN for this Saturday night, July the 12th. The series was originally scheduled to race in Greenbush on June 14th, but the race was cancelled due to rain. This race is to be the series return, and the 21st appearance overall to Greenbush after nearly three years away from the three-eighths mile dirt oval. The track which originally opened in 1991, remained closed throughout the 2012 season. But weekly racing did return to Greenbush last season. The tracks' long straightaways and tight corners produce some of the closest racing on the NLRA calendar. Racing starts at 7pm Saturday night.
Jeff Wildung and Cody Skytland were feature winners at the Norman County Raceway last week, while rain claimed what was to be the series debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN, and the third appearance of the season at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
Jeff Wildung, in the No. 50 Veit Companies Rocket started fourth and took the lead from Ricky Weiss on lap seven, leading the remainder of the 30 lapper. The win is his eleventh NLRA series victory, and first away from the Viking Speedway. The win also ties him with Zach Johnson and Ricky Weiss for fifth on the NLRA all time wins list.
Two time NLRA series champion Cody Skytland won his fourth career series feature Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. Skytland started tenth and passed race long leader Donny Schatz on lap 24 for his first series win since 2010. The win is also his first behind the wheel for Kakela Motorsports. Schatz, Brad Seng, Steven Pfeifer, and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five. NLRA action continues Friday night when the series is scheduled to make its' debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.
After mother nature swept the previous weekend of NLRA series action, Mike Balcaen and Brad Seng put there names in the win column during the first series races in nearly a month.
Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle parked in victory lane at River Cities for the first time since September 2, 2011, after defeating Pat Doar and Brad Seng last Friday night. The win is Balcaen's 21st NLRA series victory, at the time re-tying him with Brad Seng, who picked up his 21st series win on May 25th at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
A stretch of four races in four nights begins on Wednesday night June the 25th and continues on Thursday June the 26th at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, as the NLRA races during the 119th Norman County Fair. Then the series heads south and makes its' debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday night June the 27th, before ending the weekend with its' third trip of the season at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.