Collin Nelson photos.
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.
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.
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.
Cole Schill and Don Shaw in victory lane at the Viking Speedway last weekend. Collin Nelson photos.
Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom, and Don Shaw, driver of the No. 42S Northern Metal Recycling Victory, scored their first NLRA series wins of the season last weekend during the traditional Labor Day Double at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
Shane Edginton (4) and Mike Balcaen (10) battle at last season's Double at Viking. Edginton heads into Viking as the most recent series winner, while Balcaen is the current Wissota national point leader. Mike Spieker photo.
This weekend, the NLRA will head south for the Traditional Labor Day Double at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The races are scheduled to be the 42nd and 43rd races for the series at the 'High Flyin' Half Mile' on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the most times a track has hosted the NLRA in series history.
Ricky Weiss (7) and Don Shaw (42S) battle door-to-door for the lead on Saturday night at the Viking Speedway.
Mike Spieker photo.
Last weekend at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN, NLRA point leader Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, and Don Shaw, driver of the No. 42S Sure Step Victory, finished one-two both nights, with Weiss taking the opening night, and Shaw coming out victorious on Sunday.
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
Last Thursday night was the season opener at the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, where Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond won Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Litiha Toyota MasterSbilt by JMR was second, and Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Noble Locksmith Victory by Moyer was third
After a third place run at the I-94 Speedway last Friday night, Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt by JMR, won at the Viking Speedway last Saturday, Matt and Dave Smith were 1100 miles from home when they rounded out the top five respectively in their Polar Industries Capitals.
Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota MasterSbilt by JMR, won the season opener at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks last Friday night. Defending Wissota national champion Dustin Strand finished second in the No. 71 RHR Swag Millenium, with Zach Naastad, driver of the No. Z17 Q&Z Plumbing Millenium third, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12 S&S Transport MB Custom fourth, and Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dalhstrom Motors MB Custom rounding out the top five.