Speedway Shots photo.
The field left the inside row open last week at Devils Lake for our Canadians, who are unable to race with us.
Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, July the 4th, the series will celebrate Independence Day at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. This will be the 31st event at the high-banked Roseau County oval that measures in at just over a quarter-mile. This is scheduled to be the first time in series history that the series will hold a race on the 4th of July holiday.
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.
Dustin Strand in victory lane last Saturday in Greenbush. Val Truscinski photo.
Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, won the second and final appearance for the NLRA of the 2019 season at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The win is Strand's third of the season with the series, which ties him with Donny Schatz for most victories on tour this season. The win is also Strand's twenty-first NLRA win, which is fifth on the all-time list.
Shane Edginton (4) and Brad Seng (12S) battle at Devils Lake on August 3. They are currently first and second in the point standings, separated by just eight points heading into Alexandria. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, August the 31st, and Sunday night, September the 1st, the NLRA takes part in another edition of a popular staple on each season's schedule, the Labor Day double header at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The races are scheduled to be the 44th and 45th times that the High-flyin' Half Mile on the Douglas County Fairgrounds will host the series, the most of any track in series history. It's also the tenth year in a row, and twelfth overall, that the club is scheduled to spend Labor Day weekend at Viking.
Mike Balcaen (10) and Brad Seng (12S) go door-to-door last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
This Saturday night, August the 24th, the NLRA heads back north to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. This will be the 30th trip to the high-banked Roseau County oval that measures in at just over a quarter-mile. If the race does not fall to weather, Greenbush will become the third track in series history to host the club at least 30 times, joining the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN (43 races), and the River Cites Speedway in Grand Forks, ND (41.)
Donny Schatz celebrates after his NLRA win Friday night at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket, won his third NLRA feature of the season Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is his tenth career NLRA win, as he went on to win the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature as well, the fourth time he has won both features on the same night.
Mike Balcaen (10), Dave Smith (06), and Brad Kerrison (5) go three wide at Sheyenne two years ago. Speedway Shots photo.
This Sunday night, the NLRA returns to the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND, for the only appearance of 2019. This is scheduled to be the thirteenth appearance by the series at the semi-banked, quarter-mile oval on the Ransom County Fairgrounds.
Brad Seng (12S) and Donny Schatz (15) battle for the lead at Red River Valley last season. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, the NLRA makes it's only appearance of the 2019 season at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The event is scheduled to be the twelfth visit overall, and tenth on the reconfigured third-mile oval on the Red River Valley Fairgounds. It will also be the third and final time the series co-headlines with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Dustin Strand (71), Brandon Fuller (F9), and Brody Troftgruben (14) go three wide last Friday night. Speedway Shots photo.
This Friday night, the series returns to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the fourth time in 2019, to co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The event is scheduled to be the 41st series race at the high-banked, quarter-mile Bullring on the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds.
Shane Edginton (4) and Bill Mooney (2) battle at Norman County two years ago. Speedway Shots photo.
This Thursday night, August the 15th, the series returns to the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, for the first time in two years. The race is scheduled to be the twentieth visit by the series to the three-eighths mile, semi-banked, dirt oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds.