Corbett and Dustin Strand led the field to the initial green flag of the main event. Strand took the point in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, but Corbett and Brad Seng made contact in turn four, sending the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom into a spin.
The field realigned for a complete restart, and it was Strand once again taking the lead. Strand built a decent advantage early on, as Cole Schill moved the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom into the runner-up spot.
A caution on the fourth lap re-stacked the field for a Delaware double-file restart, but the third caution of the race came on the ensuing restart.
Strand continued to lead with Schill and Corbett rounding out the podium as the race resumed.
Devils Lake winner Brody Troftgruben moved the No. 14 Shaw Trucking Rocket to the inside of Tom Corcoran's No. T1 D&B Motors MB Custom in a battle for the fourth spot.
Troftgruben took fourth, and brought Joey Pederson's No. 7P Olson Underground Victory with him, as Pederson and Corcoran's battled for the final spot inside the top five.
With eight laps in the books, Seng had climbed back from the tail of the field, after his spin on the initial start, to the sixth position.
Ryan Corbett won his first NLRA series feature since June 2002 last Saturday at Greenbush.
Speedway Shots photo.
With ten laps remaining, Cole Schill was involved in a caution which caused his car to go over the turn one banking. He got the second spot back for the next two re-starts, as another caution on the ensuing restart re-stacked the field for the second attempt to get the sixteenth round in the books.
During those cautions, Strand's left front suspension was damaged, but he resumed with the lead. Strand made it through turns one and two on the restart with the lead, but the damaged left front proved to be too much, as he began to fall back through the field in turns three and four.
Many changes to the order happened shortly thereafter as the field checked up for Strand, with Corbett taking the lead, and Troftgruben and Seng moving into second and third respectively.
Strand was still running fifth on three good wheels until lap nineteen, when he brought out the caution, ending his night.
Seng moved to Corbett's inside on the next restart, but Corbett continued to lead. Corbett lead the final nine laps to score his first series win since 2002. Seng was second with Troftgruben third, Pederson fourth, and Dustin Bluhm rounding out the top five.
Seng and Strand were the heat winners. 17 cars made the trip to Greenbush. NLRA series action resumes this Thursday night, August 20th, at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN.
The NLRA would like to thank Tour Sponsors: Wes’ Plumbing, S & S Transport, Performance Auto, Adams Automotive and Machine, White Water Truck Wash, DayDreams Specialties, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, Boss Signs, Storbakken & Sons Construction, Millar Engines, Gateway Cenex, Fastlane Racing Equipment, Q & Z Plumbing, Fargo Forum, On The Edge Graphics, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, EGF American Legion Post 157, EZ Open Garage Door, Schill Construction, and Greg’s Lawn Care, and Contingency Sponsors: CMD Shocks, Hoosier Tire North, Mars Race Cars, Performance Auto, Speedway International Fuel, Schaeffer's Oil & Lubricants, for their continued support.