Brad Seng (12S), Shane Edginton (5E), and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at Devils Lake last June. Speedway Shots photo.
Another four-day weekend is on tap for the NLRA this weekend, featuring the $5,000-to-win, 4th annual Walhalla Builders Golden Hammer Classic at the Devils Lake Speedway, near Crary, North Dakota.
Tom Corcoran (T1), Shane Edginton (5E), and Dustin Strand (71) battle three-wide at River Cities last Friday.
Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA is set to kick off its silver anniversary season this weekend with three big events. It all kicks off on Friday night, June the 3rd, At the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, where the series will co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Race two of the weekend features the Dick Johanneck Memorial King of the Dirt at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN, before wrapping up with the first of two more scheduled visits to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND.
Shane Edginton (5E) was the winner Saturday night at Greenbush Race Park. Speedway Shots photo.
Shane Edginton led all 25 laps en route to his second NLRA feature win Saturday night at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The win is Edington's sixth career win with the series, tying him for 14th on the all-time wins list with Pat Doar, Kevin Sexton, and Dale Skytland. Mike Greseth finished second, with Brad Seng third, Ryan Corbett fourth, and Joey Pederson rounding out the top five. The win also puts Edginton just two points back of Greseth for the point lead heading into tonight's race at the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND.
Brad Seng (12S), Shane Edginton (5E), and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at Devils Lake in June. Speedway Shots photo.
This week of NLRA action features a pair of return and final visits for the 2021 campaign at the Norman County Raceway on Thursday night July the 28th and at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday night July the 31st.
Mike Greseth in victory lane on Thursday night. Speedway Shots photo.
Mike Greseth started second, and lead flag to flag for his third NLRA feature win of his incredible rookie season. Greseth previously parked the No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1 in victory lane with the NLRA at Grand Rapids Speedway and at the Greenbush Race Park. The win also gives Greseth back the point lead, as he'll head into Saturday's 3rd Annual Golden Hammer Classic at the Devils Lake Speedway up four points on Shane Edginton. Brad Seng finished as the runner-up Thursday night, and he'll be just 14 markers back of the lead in the standings heading into Saturday. Pat Doar, Edginton, and Tyler Peterson, making his Late Model debut in the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, rounded out the top five. Cole Schill rebounded from mechanical woes in his heat race to win the hard charger award, as he climbed from 19th to ninth.
The field storms out of turn four at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, September the 10th, the 23rd season of NLRA action comes to a close with the tenth running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny.' The event kicks off the three-day, fourteenth annual John Seitz Memorial, which honors our three-time series champion, the late great John Seitz. Thursday's race serves as the series opportunity to crown its' series champion at their home track, the high-banked, quarter-mile River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, racing at the speedway for the 45th time overall in series history.
Dustin Strand (71) and Don Shaw (42S) battle for the lead at Norman County three weeks ago.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, August 20th, the NLRA will race for the second time in three weeks, and for the final time for the 2020 season, at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. This will be the twenty-first visit by the series to the three-eighths mile oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds.
Dustin Strand celebrates his Norman County victory last Thursday. Mike Spieker photo.
The series made it's return, for the first time in nearly three years, to the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN last week, and it was Dustin Strand who scored the win in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT. It was Strand's first Late Model win at the three-eights mile oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds since 2012, and his 22nd series win overall, fifth best on the all-time list.
Aaron Turnbull and Shane Edginton battle for the lead at the John Seitz Memorial. Mike Spieker photo.
It was another exciting John Seitz Memorial at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, with Jake Redetzke winning the 'Prelude to the Johnny' on Thursday night, while Brad Seng captured his fourth NLRA championship, and the pole for the 92-lap finale on Saturday night by winning Friday's 'Go Hard Or Go Home' Pole Dash. But is was Estevan, Saskatchewan's Aaron Turnbull that came away as the weekend's big winner, by scoring his first John Seitz Memorial victory.
Donny Schatz takes the checkered flag last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, picked up the win in the NLRA portion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at the River Cities Speedway on Friday night. The win was Schatz's eighth with the club, moving him into a tie on the all-time wins list with the man he defeated for the win, Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P MarKit County Grain Victory.