The Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, and the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks fell victim to rain again last week. NLRA Series regular Cole Schill finished fifth at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls last Friday night, Don Shaw was the winner. Another series regular, Mike Balcaen scored a pair of top fives last weekend in Mandan and Minot, ND. Donny Schatz took the opportunity to race at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN after the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars were rained out in Michigan, and it paid dividends with a win. The NLRA season continues on Saturday night, June the 13th, at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. Photo of Cole Schill (44) and Eric Breeschoten (66) in action last Friday in Fergus Falls courtesy of Mike Spieker.
Brad Seng won his 27th career NLRA series feature Saturday night at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN, while rain claimed night two Sunday night. On Saturday night, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, took the lead from Cody Skytland, driver of the No. 75 Langdon Implement MastersBuilt by JMR, with 10 laps to go, and lead the remainder of the event. Jeff Wildung, in the Veit Companies No. 50 was running fourth with three to go when he went pitside, while Ricky Weiss in the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist and Zach Johnson, driver of the No. 73 Shaw Trucking Pierce swapped the third and fourth positions after Wildung's exit.
Ricky Weiss won his third NLRA series feature of the 2014 season Thursday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is also his 13th series win, which ties him with Mitch Johnson for fourth on the all time list. Weiss passed race long leader Brad Seng in lapped traffic on the 26th lap, and lead the remaining four laps to take the 30 lapper. Brad Seng lost his chance at a series record 27th win, but he did clinch his second title in three years, winning by 128 points. AJ Diemel, Don Shaw, and John Kaanta rounded out the top five.
Full results here.
Final points here.
The 2014 NLRA season comes to a close on Thursday night, September the 4th, at the River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND, after the annual running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny'. Thursday's race is also scheduled to be the fourth series race at the three-tenths mile bullring in Grand Forks. Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle, won on June 20th for his first win at River Cities since September 2, 2011, as Balcaen took the lead from Pat Doar with five to go. Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport Mars MB Custom, won on August 15th, after taking the lead from Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting machine on lap 16 for his sixth series win on 2014.
Ricky Weiss and Jeff Wildung each collected their 12th career NLRA series victories last weekend during the series' traditional labor day double header at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
Weiss won his second NLRA series feature of the season at the Viking Speedway on Saturday night. Weiss and Jeff Wildung battled for the lead early until Wildung broke while running second on lap 17.
Jeff Wildung of Nassau, MN won his second NLRA series feature of the season Sunday night at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. Wildung started on the pole, and lead all 25 laps en route to his 12th NLRA series triumph, re-tying him with Ricky Weiss for fifth on the all time wins list. Weiss finished second and was followed to the line by Zach Johnson, Mike Balcaen, and Brad Parson, completing the top five. Brad Seng will carry a 110 point advantage over Mike Balcaen into this Thursday nights' season finale, the 'Prelude to the Johnny' at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Traci Palya.
Full results here. Updated points here.
The NLRA and its' series regulars are set to embark on their final road trip of the 2014 season this weekend with its' annual Labor Day Double Header on both Saturday and Sunday night August the 30th and 31st at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
2012 NLRA series champion Ricky Weiss kicked off the 2014 season with a victory on the opening night of the Memorial Day Double Header. Weiss, driving the Derrick's Sandblasting No. 7, lead the entire distance after inital pole sitter Pat Doar had a tire go down at the start of the race.