Brad Seng with his family and crew in victory lane last Friday night. Adrienne Spieker photo.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, scored his first NLRA series victory of 2019 last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is also his series best 37th overall, and 50th at River Cities in the Late Model division.
Rookies Ryan Kereluk (29K) and Cole Babcock (2*) race at River Cities earlier this season. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, July the 20th, the NLRA heads south to the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND, for the series lone appearance of the 2019 season. The event is scheduled to be the 24th visit by the series at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval, located on the Stutzman County Fairgrounds.
Ricky Weiss won all three features contested at River Cities on the John Seitz Memorial weekend.
Dustin Strand won the pole dash, and clinched his third series title with a fourth place run on Saturday afternoon.
Mike Spieker photos.
It was a big weekend for two-time series champion Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Keewatin Truck Service Bloomquist, as he won all three main events contested during the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial weekend at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
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
Donny Schatz in victory lane at River Cities (right) and Brad Seng in victory lane in Devils Lake (left).
Schatz photo by Mike Spieker.
Donny Schatz and Brad Seng were the big winners in NLRA action last week, with Schatz scoring wins at the Red River Co-op and River Cities Speedways, and Seng tallying another win at the Devils Lake Speedway.
On Thursday night at the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Donny Schatz parked the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket in victory lane.
NLRA Event Preview - Fourth Annual Cam-Am Challenge In Winnipeg, River Cities With The Outlaws, and Devils Lake
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.
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.
Ricky Weiss and Bill Mooney battle at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.
The NLRA has seen more than it's share of rain to begin the season. This Friday night, the series will try to complete it's first two events of the season, as the River Cities Speedway will once again play host to the NLRA. The night will include double Late Model features, including the one that was lost nearly two weeks ago during the World of Outlaws program.