This Saturday night, July the 25th, the NLRA returns for the second and final time this season to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, won his second NLRA feature of the season, and his second overall at the three-eights mile oval during the NLRA series first stop this season, and first event in nearly four years at Greenbush on June 20th. Seng lead the final three laps after chasing down race long leader Ricky Weiss in traffic. Seng will head into Greenbush having won two of the last three NLRA series events, including last Saturday nights' outing at the Devils Lake Speedway.
Defending NLRA series champion Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom held off a hard charging Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Black Diamond, to win his 30th career NLRA feature, with his fourth series triumph of the season last Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND. Seng, who entered the night as the defending winner at Devils Lake, closed his deficit in the series point standings to 30 points behind Mike Balcaen, with Dustin Strand separating the pair, sitting in second just twelve markers back of the lead.
The NLRA season continues on Saturday night, July the 18th, with the series 16th appearance at the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND. Two-time and defending NLRA champion, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, won last years' race, leading all 25 laps for his second career victory at the three-eighths mile oval. Steffen Snare, driver of the No. 71S High Mark Snowmobile Rentals Bloomquist, was second with Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Black Diamond, finishing third, Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce fourth, and Zach Naastad, driver of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. Z17 rounding out the top five.
Dustin Strand (71) and Shane Clanton (25) in action at River Cities last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Mike Spieker.
When the World of Outlaws Late Model series visited the River Cities Speedway last Friday night during the second stop of their annual 'wild west tour', some of the NLRA's series regulars showed their ability to hold their own against some of the best in the business. Dustin Strand, driver of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 won his heat race in convincing fashion, winning by nearly a second over outlaw regular Chase Junghans, and by nearly a second and a half over eventual feature winner Tim McCreadie. Strand lead three laps in the feature, and was running in the top five late in the race when Josh Richards made contact with Strand, forcing Strand to the infield with seven laps left. Brad Seng in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, and Joey Pederson, in his No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors MB Custom, charged from 20th and 21st to finish eighth and seventh respectively. Zach Naastad, driving the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. Z17, and Steffen Snare, driving the No. 71S High Mark Snomobile Rentals Bloomquist, also made the main event, finishing 18th and 22nd respectively. You can see these drivers and the rest of the NLRA series regulars this Saturday night, July the 18th, at the Devils Lake Speedway, near Doyon, ND.
Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, won his 17th NLRA feature of his career, and fourth this season, last Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, MB. Weiss started on the outside of the front row, and lead all 25 laps. The best battle of the night was for the fifth through seventh spots as Steffen Snare, Bill Mooney, and Brad Seng went three-wide coming out of turn four on laps five, eight and nine. While this was going on, Mike Balcaen and Dustin Strand were not only fighting for the second spot, but also for the point lead atop the NLRA series standings. Strand took second with eleven laps to go and started cutting into the advantage held by Weiss. Strand pulled up alongside Weiss with to laps to go as they split the lapped car of Kevin Sexton, but Weiss got a good bite off the high side of turn two and held Strand off for the win. The final pass of the night was made by Brad Seng, as he took fourth from Cole Schill on lap 23.
Ricky Weiss won his fourth NLRA feature of the season, and 17th overall, Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, MB. Weiss started second and lead all 25 laps. Dustin Strand finished second, with Mike Balcaen third, Brad Seng fourth, and Cole Schill fifth. Bill Mooney was the hard charger, improving seven spots, from his original 14th place starting spot. Weiss, Balcaen, and Schill won the heats. NLRA series action continues on July 18th at the Devils Lake Speedway, near Doyon, ND. Updated Points and full Results can be found by clicking on Results or Points. Photo courtesy of Mike Spieker.
The NLRA embarked on a grueling five race stretch last week, and only saw one event lost to rain, and two different winners. The action began an hour late on Wednesday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, as a rain storm that his just before six o'clock. Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, pulled away from a hard charging Don Shaw, and lead the final 21 laps to win his 14th career NLRA main event. The win gave Weiss sole posession of fourth on the all-time wins list, breaking a tie he held with Mitch Johnson.
Brad Seng won his third NLRA feature of the season, and 29th of his career Sunday night at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN. Seng took the lead from Donny Schatz on lap 15 and lead the remainder of the race. Cody Skytland finished second, with Mike Balcaen third, Schatz fourth, and Dustin Strand rounding out the top five. Balcaen will take a twelve point lead into Thursday nights race at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Click here for full Results and updated Points. Photo courtesy of Mike Spieker.
Ricky Weiss won his third series feature in as many nights on Friday night during the NLRA's debut at the I-94 speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. Ricky Weiss took the lead on lap 15 after Don Shaw retired from the race. Shaw lead the first 14 laps. Veteran Lance Matthees finished second, with Eric Breeschoten finishing third, Mike Balcaen fourth, and Dustin Strand finishing fifth after starting eleventh. Mike Balcaen will take a six point advantage over Strand into Saturday nights event at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. Click on Results or Points for updated standings and a complete rundown of Friday nights action. Photo courtesy of Corey Litton. You can catch Corey on Checkers and Wreckers, Mondays on KFGO 790.
Ricky Weiss lead 23 of 25 laps for his second win in as many nights, and 15th career NLRA feature win Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. Dustin Strand and Zach Johnson put on the best battle on the track as they swapped second and third for most of the last half of the race, with Strand coming out on top. Steffen Snare and Donny Schatz rounded out the top five. Strand's efforts make him the new point leader by just two points over Mike Balcaen heading into the series' debut at the I-94 Raceway in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday night. Updated Points and full Results here. Photos courtesy of Mike Spieker.