Speedway Shots photo.
The schedule for the 22nd season of NLRA racing has been completed, and it features 17 events at eight area tracks. The season is set to begin on Devils Run weekend at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND, on June 1st.
The Northern Late Model Racing Association's 20th season of action will feature 17 big events during this anniversary season. In 1998, the Grand Forks, ND based racing series debuted with four races on its' initial slate of races, setting a foundation that the series continues to build off of today.
The 2017 season will begin on June 16th, as the series will co-headline events at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Both series will make the 80 mile trip south to race together again at the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo the following night.
The first date of the Northern Late Model Racing Association's 20th season of racing has been announced. The series will head to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN on June 24th, 2017.
The race would be the 25th for the series at the high banked three-tenths mile oval. The NLRA visited Greenbush twice in 2016. Cole Schill won his first NLRA series feature during the first event on June 18th. Brad Seng won the second visit on July 30th.
The Greenbush Race Park has been a regular stop on the NLRA tour. Greenbush was one of three tracks featured in the four race inaugural season for the tour in 1998. Tom Corcoran won the inaugural event at Greenbush that season.
Mike Spieker photo.
The NLRA has released its' 2016 series schedule. The series 19th season features 19 rounds, starting on Saturday night, June the 11th at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. The schedule also includes the return to the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Friday night, June the 24th, and a second appearance in West Fargo on Sunday night, July the 17th alongside the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association. This is the first time the Upper Midwest's two premier racing series have met on the same night, and at the same track (away from River Cities) since June 10th, 2007, when Jeremy Keller and Jason Linnell were winners at the Nodak Speedway, in Minot, ND. It's also the fourth time in the history of the two series that they'll share the same dirt, the other two occurrences happened at the Norman County Raceway in 1998, and again in 2001.
2013 NLRA Schedule
1. Sat. May 18th, 7pm, Devils Lake Speedway, Devils Lake, ND.
2. Sat. May 25th, 6pm, Viking Speedway, Alexandria, Mn.
3. Sun. May 26th, 6pm, Viking Speedway, Alexandria, Mn.
4. Weds. June 19th, 7pm, Norman County Raceway, Ada, Mn.