Dustin Strand (71) and Joey Pederson (7P) run door-to-door last week at River Cities. The pair have seven combined wins during NLRA supported World of Outlaws events at the track. Speedway Shots photo.
This weekend, the NLRA season springs back into action with another pair of marquee events. On Friday night, the series competes alongside the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND before heading down for the first of two visits this month to I-94 emr Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN for the Dick Johanneck Memorial King of the Dirt.
Shane Edginton (5E) and Joey Pederson (7P) battle at Greenbush last season. Speedway Shots photo.
The 2023 NLRA campaign rolls on this Saturday night, May the 27th, at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. Saturday's race, which is also the first of five scheduled visits to the events for the series at the quarter-mile, high-banked Roseau County Oval, will be the 38th visit by the series at the Speedway.
The four wide at Devils Lake prior to last year's Golden Hammer Classic. Speedway Shots photo.
The series is set to open its 26th season of racing action this Saturday night, May the 13th, at Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND. The race is scheduled to be the 31st visit to the third-mile Ramsey County oval. Last season, the track hosted the series twice, with Mike Greseth sweeping the season in his No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1. Those wins were two of his six victories that helped secure his second straight series title.
NLRA Event Preview - Buffalo River and 2nd Howie Schill Memorial at Red River Valley
Cole Schill (44*) and John Seng (21S) battle door-to-door last week at Devils Lake Speedway. Speedway Shots photo.
The series is set to round out the month of August with two races in the Fargo area this weekend. For the second week in-a-row, the NLRA will race for an increased payout during the second running of the Howie Schill memorial at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on Saturday night. The series will head east on highway 10 on Sunday to run at Buffalo River Speedway on Sunday night.
NLRA Event Preview - Sheyenne Speedway and $5,000-to-win Golden Hammer Classic at Devils Lake
The field goes four-wide at Devils Lake earlier this season. Speedway Shots photo.
As the season winds down, another weekend of NLRA series action is set to take place, featuring the $5,000-to-win, 4th annual Walhalla Builders Golden Hammer Classic at the Devils Lake Speedway, near Crary, North Dakota, and the final visit of the 2022 season to the Sheyenne Speeedway in Lisbon, ND.
Brad Seng (12S) and Mike Greseth (17) battle during the Norman County Fair last month. Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA takes to the track on last time in the month of July on Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. This will be the 25th time the series has raced at the historic 3/8ths mile facility, and the second and final time during the series' 25th season.
A heat race forms in front of the grandstand at Grand Rapids last season. Speedway Shots photo.
The NLRA season continues this week with two more races in Northern Minnesota. The first comes on Thursday night, June the 30th, the Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and includes the second visit this season on Saturday, July 2nd, to the Greenbush race park in Greenbush, Minnesota.
NLRA Event Preview: Four Race Weekend Headlined By $5K-to-win Golden Hammer Classic At Devils Lake
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.
Cole Schill (44) and Brad Seng (12S) battle door-to-door last Friday night at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.
The silver anniversary season for the NLRA continues this Saturday night, June the 11th, at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, Minn. This will be the 34th visit for the series to the quarter-mile, high-banked Roseau County Oval. Saturday also is scheduled to be the first of five events for the series in Greenbush in 2022.
Jeffrey Massingill took the lead from Jordan Tollakson early and went on to win his second career NLRA feature Saturday night at the Sure Step I-94 Speedway and Fergus Falls, MN. The victory was Massingill’s first with the series since 2013 at Hibbing Raceway. Being crowned King of the Dirt netted Massingill $2,089. Cole Schill finished second with Shane Edginton rounding out the podium. Tollakson and Mike Greseth completed the top five. Friday night's winner at River Cities, Brody Troftgruben, was the hard charger, improving nine spots and finishing 16th. The three race weekend concludes Sunday night at the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND.
Photo by Nick Anderson.