Mike Spieker photo.
Don Shaw (42S) and Brad Seng (12S) waging war for the win during last year's return to the Sheyenne Speedway.
Mike Spieker photo.
This Sunday night, August the 19th, the NLRA will return to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND, for the second year in row, and the 13th time in series history. The series returned to the quarter-mile oval on the Ransom County Fairgrounds last August for the first time in eleven years.
Joey Pederson (7P) and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle side-by-side at River Cities earlier this season. Mike Spieker photo.
This Friday night, August the 17th, the NLRA will co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the second time this season at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The race is scheduled to be the 36th visit to the quarter-mile, high-banked oval on the Grand Forks Fairgrounds, and the third of the 2018 season.
Tom Corcoran (T1) and Dustin Strand (71) battle door-to-door earlier this season. Mike Spieker photo.
This Sunday night, August the 5th, the series will return to the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND, for the first time in six years, and the 13th visit overall to the semi-banked three-eighths mile oval on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Steve Anderson (9) and Brody Troftgruben (14) race side-by-side at River Cities on track championship night.
Mike Spieker photo.
The 20th season of NLRA action comes to a close this Thursday night at the River Cities Speedway with the seventh running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny' that kicks off the eleventh annual John Seitz Memorial weekend.
Brad Seng (12S) and Don Shaw (42S) racing for the lead at Lisbon. The pair have become the ones to beat at Viking of late. Mike Spieker photo.
The NLRA is set to invade the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN, for one of the staples on the series schedule, the Labor Day Double Header. The Viking Speedway is the biggest and fastest track, the only remaining half mile on the tour. The track sits on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and will host the series for the 40th and 41st time, the record holder for any track the series has visited
Cole Schill (44), Terry Blacklance (105), and Steffen Snare (71) in three-wide action at Greenbush. Mike Spieker photo.
This Saturday night, August the 26th, the NLRA will race the eleventh event of the series 20th anniversary season, returning for the second and final time this season to the high-banked quarter-mile Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S Schill Construction MB Custom, won his first NLRA series feature of the season at Greenbush on July 15th. The win was Seng's fourth in Greenbush. Seng lead flag-to-flag in a race that went green-white-checkered.
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Donny Schatz (15) and Bill Mooney (2) race door-to-door at River Cities in June. Mike Spieker photo.
Another big week lies ahead during this 20th anniversary season for the NLRA and it's series regulars, as the series will run three races in as many days, with races at the Red River Co-op, River Cities, and Devils Lake Speedways.
June 2016 winner at Jamestown Zach Naastad (Z17) and Travis Robertson (1R) at River Cities. Speedway-Shots photo.
The NLRA is set to embark on the busiest stetch of the series twenty anniversary season this week, as four races in five nights lie ahead.
The stretch will feature a return for the first time in eleven years to the Sheyenne River Speedway in Lisbon, ND. The race is scheduled to be the twelfth for the series on the quarter-mile oval on the Ransom County Fairgrounds on Lisbon's west end.
Ricky Weiss in victory lane at Devils Lake Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo.
Ricky Weiss won his first NLRA series feature of the season Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND. The win is Weiss' 19th career series victory, and his first with the series in nearly two years. Weiss took the lead from early leader Dave Smith, then held off a hard charging Dustin Strand at the line for the victory.
Dustin Strand with his family (left) after winning the first feature, and Strand with his crew (right) after winning the makeup feature. Both photos by Mike Spieker.
Dustin Strand swept both ends of the double header last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing Millenium, lead flag-to-flag in both features, collecting his 13th and 14th career series wins, passing both Mitch Johnson and Jeff Wildung to move alone into fifth on the all time wins list.