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Brody Troftgruben started eighth, and took the lead from Joey Peterson on lap ten, winning his second career NLRA feature Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Cole Schill finished second with Ryan Mikkelson completing the podium. Mike Balcaen and Mitch Johnson rounded out the top five. Schill was the hard charger, improving 16 spots. The NLRA season continues Saturday night With the Dick Johanneck Memorial King of the Dirt at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.
Blake Anderson (9A) Mike Greseth (17) and Kreig Kasin (47) battle at the Buffalo River Speedway last Sunday.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, June the 12th, the series will head to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN, for the first time this season and for the 32nd time overall to the high-banked Roseau County oval the measures in at between a quarter and a third of a mile.
Dustin Strand (left Richard Keech photo;) and Ryan Mikkelson (right; Speedway Shots photo) split the NLRA shows at I-94 and Buffalo River last weekend.
Dustin Strand and Ryan Mikkelson split the pair of NLRA races run last weekend at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN and at the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN. Strand's win was his twenty-fifth win with the series, while Mikkelson became the second first time winner with the series on Sunday night.
NLRA Event Preview - River Cities With The Outlaws; Johanneck Memorial At I-94; Return To Buffalo River
Brad Seng (12S) and Mike Greseth (17) swap the lead at Grand Rapids last Thursday. Speedway Shots photo.
It's a big week of racing ahead for the NLRA Late Model series, as the series will run for the first time this season at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night, co-headlining with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. On Saturday night, the series will be part of the Dick Johanneck Memorial at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. The weekend ends on Sunday with the return to the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN for the first series event at the track since 2015.
Brody Troftgruben (14) and Blake Anderson (9A) in action earlier this season. Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, May the 27th, the NLRA will head to the Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, MN for the first time in nearly eleven years. This will be the second consecutive show that will be a return, and a second overall visit, as the series returned to the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN last Friday night.
Dave Mass celebrates in victory lane at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway Friday night. Nicholas Anderson photo.
Dave Mass parked the Structural Buildings No. 2 in victory lane for the second time in his career with the NLRA during Friday night's season opener at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. Mass led all twenty-five laps in the series return to I-94, marking the first visit by the series at the speedway since 2015. Bryce Sward finished as the runner-up, while rookie Mike Greseth completed the podium. Shane Edginton finished fourth in his NLRA return, making his first start with the series since the 2019 Prelude to the Johnny. Alexandria's Ryan Mikkelson rounded out the top five. Brody Troftgruben was the hard charger, improving eleven spots to finish fourteenth. The season continues on Thursday night, May the 27th, at the Grand Rapids Speedway.
The field roars down the frontstretch at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway. Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA is set to lift the lid on its 24th season of action with the much anticipated return to the Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN this Friday night, May the 21st. This Friday's event will be the second visit by the series to the three-eighths mile Otter Tail county speedplant.
Brad Seng won his 40th NLRA feature last Saturday night at the Jamestown Speedway. Speedway Shots photo.
Brad Seng parked the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom in victory lane Saturday night at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. The win was Seng's fourth with the series at the quarter-mile oval at Jamestown, and his first since 2014. It's also Seng's 40th with the series, which tops the all-time wins list.
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.
Jeff Wildung (Saturday; left) and Don Shaw (Sunday; right) in victory lane at the Viking Speedway last weekend.
Collin Nelson photos.
Jeff Wildung, driver of the No. 50 Veit Companies MB Custom, and Don Shaw, driver of the No. 42S Shaw Trucking Rocket XR1, split the Traditional Labor Day Dobule at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. Wildung lead all twenty laps to score his fourteenth NLRA win, and twelfth at Viking. Shaw's win is his eleventh NLRA series win, and the sixth year in a row that his has one at least one of the two features contested at Viking on Labor Day weekend.