Mike Spieker photo.
The race last August was in jeopardy all afternoon, as strong thunder showers dotted the radar, producing heavy rains as close as Enderlin.
But the skies cleared, however, and a stout field of 28 Late Models took to the track.
Don Shaw, driver of the No. 42S Shaw Trucking Victory, chased down race long leader Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S Envision AG MB Custom, in lapped traffic to score the victory.
Dustin Strand was third last August in the No. 71 Red Headed Rebel Brew Millenium SRT, while Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Keewatin Truck Service Bloomquist, and Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, rounded out the top five.
Brad Seng leads all drivers with three series wins at the Sheyenne Speedway.
Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Sylmak, Inc. Black Diamond, Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Pro Mark Services MB Custom, and Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, all have one win each in Lisbon.
NLRA regular Kevin Robertson lives a stones throw away from Lisbon, and has a win at Devils Lake this season.
Kevin Robertson has a feature win this in weekly competition at the Devils Lake Speedway on May 26th, while Erik has racked up a pair of sixth place runs this season at Devils Lake on May 26th, and at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls on July 27th.
Dustin Strand leads all drivers this season with three series wins heading into the four race stretch that ends at the Sheyenne Speedway. The series will visit the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg on Thursday, the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, and the Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday.
Mike Balcaen has two wins in NLRA competition this season, while fellow Manitoba native Ricky Weiss has on win to his credit.
Dustin Strand carries a 98 point lead over Brad Seng as the weekend begins. Mike Balcaen is third, with Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Noble Locksmith Victory in fourth, and Troy Schill completing the current top five.
This season's Devils Lake Champion Brody Troftgruben, driver of the No. 14 R&R Landscaping Rocket, is sixth, with Jesse Teunis, who is set to make his Lisbon debut in the No. 70 St. Andrews Towing MasterSbilt in seventh.
Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free MasterSbilt, is currently eighth, with Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Dempsey's Truck Service MasterSbilt, and Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Lind Electric Victory, rounding out the top ten.
Racing begins at six on Sunday night. To find out more about the event, visit our Tracks page, or visit sheyennespeedway.com.
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at the Sheyenne Speedway:
2017 - Don Shaw on August 6
2006 - Mitch Johnson on August 23
2004 - Troy Olson on June 19
2003 - John Seitz on June 14; Troy Olson on July 27; Brad Seng on Sept. 1
2002 - Brad Seng on June 15; Steve Anderson on Sept. 1; Troy Schill on Sept. 2
2001 - Brad Seng on June 16; Gary McNeil on Sept. 3
2000 - Mike Balcaen on June 17
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