At last years running of the 'Prelude,' it was Jake Redetzke scoring the win, as the Wisconsin native scored his second career NLRA series victory, and first since Tony Stewart night at the Red River Valley Speedway in 2011.
Pat Doar was second, with Mike Balcaen completing the podium in the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond. Shane Edginton finished fourth in the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory.
Edginton was going for his first series title, but his hopes were dashed by an eighth finishing Brad Seng, who scored enough points to win the title, after charging from fifteenth in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom. Dustin Strand finished fifth in the race in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT.
This will be the third race for the series at River Cities this season. In the first event on July 31, it was Brad Seng who won his 39th NLRA series feature, leading the final eighteen laps for the victory. On August 21st, it was Dustin Strand that stole the win in an absolute thriller, winning by a few feet over Lance Schill and his No. 17 Schill Construction MB Custom.
In weekly competition at River Cities during the 2020 campaign, Dustin Strand lead the way with five victories. Brad Seng has three wins, with Lance Schill scoring two of his own.
Dustin Strand will carry a 60 point lead into Thursday night, and will look to win his fourth series title.
Speedway Shots photo.
Dustin Strand, who won the River Cities points title last week, will look to wrap up his fourth series championship on Thursday night, and will head into the 'prelude' with a 60 point lead over Brody Troftgruben and his No. 14 R&R Dirt & Gravel Rocket. Seng is third, with Troy Schill fourth in the No. 11 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom, and Blake Anderson rounding out the top five with the No. 9A Spicer Trucking Rocket.
Racing starts at seven on Thursday night. Log on to rivercitiesspeedway.com or visit our tracks page for more information.
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at the River Cities Speedway:
2020 - Brad Seng on July 31; Dustin Strand on August 21
2019 - Donny Schatz on June 7; Dustin Strand on June 23; Brad Seng on July 26; Donny Schatz on August 16; Jake Redetzke on September 5
2018 - Ricky Weiss on June 15; Dustin Strand on June 29; Donny Schatz on August 17; Ricky Weiss on September 8
2017 - Dustin Strand on June 16; Dustin Strand on June 30; Donny Schatz on August 18; Don Shaw on September 7
2016 - Mike Balcaen on June 17; Don Shaw on June 25; Dustin Strand on August 26; Dustin Strand on September 8
2015 - Joey Pederson on June 19; Bill Mooney on August 21; AJ Diemel on September 10
2014 - Mike Balcaen on June 20; Brad Seng on August 15; Donny Schatz on August 16; Ricky Weiss on Sept. 4
2013 - Joey Pederson in June 21; Donny Schatz on August 16; Pat Doar on September 5
2012 - Joey Pederson on August 17; John Kaanta on Sept. 6
2011 - Ricky Weiss on August 18; Adam Hensel on Sept. 8
2010 - Steve Anderson on June 19; Ricky Weiss on June 20
2009 - Brad Seng on June 19
2008 - Joey Pederson on June 13
2003 - Dave Zimmerman on August 8
2001 - Brad Seng on August 3
2000 - Mitch Johnson on May 31; Johnny Johnson on June 1; Mitch Johnson on August 18
1999 - Don Shaw on June 17; Joel Cryderman on August 19
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