In the two previous visits to the Bullring thus far this season, Donny Schatz and Dustin Strand have been the victors.
Schatz's win in the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket came on June 7th, as the series shared the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Three-time and defending series champion Dustin Strand was best in show during Sunday at the Fair on June 23rd. Strand lead all 25 laps in the No. 71 Generations Salon Millenium SRT for his first series victory of 2019.
In weekly competition at the Speedway at the midway point of the 2019 season, Dustin Strand has the most wins, as he's currently batting .500. Strand has won four of the eight Late Model features contested this season.
Along with Schatz and Strand, Joey Pederson, Cole Schill, and Brad Seng, have one triumph each this season at River Cities. Pederson parked the No. 7P Big Jim's Tire Victory in victory lane on opening night on May 17th.
Schill and his No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MB Custom came out on top on May 31st, his first win at the Speedway since his first win at the Speedway, which came during a make-up feature that was completed on July 26, 2013.
Shane Edginton is the current NLRA and River Cities point leader. Speedway Shots photo.
Pederson will be a very busy man on Friday night as he won't be the only Pederson in action. Pederson's daughter, and defending NLSA Lightning Sprint champion Kelsi Pederson, will run the No. 93 admonkeys.com Henchcraft, while his son Tucker Pederson will run the No. 27P Olson Underground Street Stock.
In the current standings at River Cities, it is Shane Edginton at the top of the heap, as he has guided the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory to a 17 point edge over Brad Seng. Dustin Strand is third, with Joey Pederson fourth, and Tom Corcoran rounding out the top five in the No. T1 Greg's Lawn Care MB Custom.
In the current NLRA standings, it's still Edginton on top, this time with a slim eight marker advantage over Dustin Strand. Brad Seng is third, with last Saturday night's winner at the Jamestown Speedway Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond fourth. Brody Troftgruben rounds out the current top five with the No. 14 Throttle Addiction Rocket.
Jesse Teunis is sixth with the No. 70 Houde's Excavating MasterSbilt, with Ryan Kereluk seventh, and Cole Schill in eighth. Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Corbett Trucking MasterSbilt, is ninth, with Tom Corcoran rounding out the top ten.
Racing is scheduled to begin at seven on Friday night. For more information about the event, visit our Tracks page, or log on to www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at the River Cities Speedway:
2019 - Donny Schatz on June 7; Dustin Strand on June 23
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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