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Ricky Weiss (7) and Don Shaw (42S) battle door-to-door for the lead on Saturday night at the Viking Speedway.
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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.
Don Shaw parked the No. 42S Shaw Trucking Victory by Moyer in victory lane both nights at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The wins are Shaw's fifth and sixth career NLRA series wins, and seventh and eighth wins at Viking this season, as he also wrapped up the track points title after doing the same at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN last Friday night.
Rick Schroeder and Labor Day ace Zach Johnson lined up on the front row on night one, but it was Shaw who quickly took the point down the backstretch.
Don Shaw started second, and lead just three laps en route to winning his third NLRA feature of the season at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN on Sunday night. The win is Shaw's sixth NLRA series triumph, and third win of the last four NLRA Labor Day races at Viking. Dustin Strand was denied of his seventh NLRA win of the season when Shaw, who lead lap one, took the lead on lap 24, and went on to victory. Brad Seng, Zach Johnson, and Corey Nelson rounded out the top five. Cole Schill picked up another hard charger award, improving to seventh after starting 16th. Brad Seng will carry an 18 point lead over defending series champion Dustin Strand into the final week of the season.
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Don Shaw started third, and lead all 25 laps en route to his second NLRA series win of the season Saturday night at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The win is Shaw's fifth career win with the series, seventh at Viking this year, and the second straight win of the NLRA Labor Day double opener at the Speedway. Shaw is also on his way to scoring the track title at Viking with one race remaining. Zach Johnson, Brad Seng, Corey Nelson, and Dustin Strand rounded out the top five. Cole SChill racked up another hard charger award, improving nine spots to finish eleventh. Brad Seng gained six points on Dustin Strand in the NLRA points chase with three races left. Racing continues Sunday night at Viking at six.
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For the ninth time in series history, the NLRA will spend its' Labor Day weekend at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The regulars of the NLRA series will take on the 51-year-old half-mile oval on the Douglas County Fairgrounds for the 38th time in series history.
Last season, for the first time ever, Viking aces Jeff Wildung and Zach Johnson were held out of the win column. Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, and Don Shaw in the Shaw Trucking No. 42S, became just the third and fourth drivers not named Wildung or Johnson to win on Labor Day weekend in Alexandria.
The NLRA is set to embark on a stretch of four races in as many nights, as three of four will take place during active fairs, while the other will mark the return to the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND.
On Wednesday night, June the 22nd and Thursday night, June the 23rd, the NLRA will headine the opening night events of the 121st Norman County Fair in Ada, MN, as the series is secheduled to make its' 17th and 18th appearances at the three-eighths mile oval.
Don Shaw and Brad Seng picked up victories on Sunday during the series annual Labor Day Double Header events at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN on Sunday. Shaw's win was his second of the season, and third overall, while Seng kept his title hopes alive with his fifth series win of the season, and second at Viking. This marks the first time in series history that racers other than Jeff Wildung or Zach Johnson won races on Labor Day weekend in Alexandria, as the pair had won all but two labor day events at the big half mile since 2007.
For the sixth consecutive season, and eighth overall, the NLRA is scheduled to run its' annual Labor Day double header this Saturday night, September the 5th, and Sunday night, September the 6th, at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The races are scheduled to be the second and third appearances by the series during this, the 50th year of racing at the big half-mile oval on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. A pair of rain-outs claimed two previous series events on Sunday May 24th, and during the heat races on Saturday June 27th. The races are scheduled to be the 36th and 37th appearances by the series at the Viking Speedway, the most of any track on the NLRA calendar.
The NLRA series takes to the track two times this week with races at two very different race tracks, first On Thursday night, July the 30th, at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, and on Saturday night, August the 1st at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. First on Thursday night, the series makes its' third and final appearance this season, and 16th overall at the three-eighths mile oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds. Ricky Weiss in the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, swept the fair races in June, with Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Black Diamond, Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MasterSbuilt by JMR, and Dustin Strand, driver of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71, also collecting top tens on both nights.
The NLRA embarked on a grueling five race stretch last week, and only saw one event lost to rain, and two different winners. The action began an hour late on Wednesday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, as a rain storm that his just before six o'clock. Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, pulled away from a hard charging Don Shaw, and lead the final 21 laps to win his 14th career NLRA main event. The win gave Weiss sole posession of fourth on the all-time wins list, breaking a tie he held with Mitch Johnson.