Last season in Jamestown, it was Dustin Strand who parked the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT in victory lane for his third series triumph at the speedway.
Strand came up with the victory after a strong back-and-forth struggle with Wahpeton native Casey Meyer, as the pair swapped the top spot five times during the 25 lap main event last August.
Three-time Jamestown winner Brad Seng was third last year in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, with two-time Jamestown winner Mike Balcaen fourth in the No. 10 AlarmWatch.ca Black Diamond.
Cole Schill rounded out the top five in the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom.
Former Jamestown native Ryan Mikkelson was sixth, with Edgeley, ND native Eric Edwards in seventh, and Troy Schill eighth in the Todd's Electric No. 11.
Rounding out the top ten last August were Kevin Robertson, who finished ninth in the MLGC No. 10R, and current series point leader Shane Edginton in the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory.
Dustin Strand is the defending Jamestown NLRA winner.
Speedway Shots photo.
Another one of our series rookies that has been turning heads recently is Ryan Kereluk, driver of the No. 29K Dirty Bodies by RJK Victory, who scored his second win of the season last Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway in weekly competition. Kereluk lead all 25 laps, winning his first race since his win at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg on June 20th.
Along with Strand and Seng with their three wins, and Balcaen's pair of victories, Shane Edginton, Bill Mooney, and Zach Naastad, are the only other active drivers with previous wins in Jamestown.
Edginton's win came three years ago, as he stole the win from Mike Balcaen in the last corner of the last lap during the August 2016 show. Zach Naastad won his first NLRA feature earlier in 2016, winning the June race in the No. Z17 Naastad Acres Millenium SRT. Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, won the August 2011 visit to Jamestown, beating John Kaanta and Ricky Weiss for the win.
Shane Edginton will carry a 34 point advantage over three-time and defending series champion Dustin Strand into Jamestown. Three-time series titlist Brad Seng is currently third, while Brody Troftgruben and Mike Balcaen round out the top five.
Troftgruben, driver of the No. 14 Gateway Auto Tech Rocket, will head into Jamestown on a high note, as he scored his first podium at River Cities on July 5th, and scored a top ten with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at River Cities last Friday night.
Ryan Kereluk is sixth in the current standings, with Ryan Corbett seventh in the No. C4 Corbett Trucking MasterSbilt, and Troy Schill in eighth. Tom Corcoran is ninth with the No. T1 D&B Motors MB Custom, and Jesse Teunis rounds out the current top ten in the No. 70 Grand Prix Amusements Mastersbilt.
Racing begins at seven on Saturday night. For more info about the event, click on this link to Jamestown's website, detailing all information regarding Saturday's event.
2018 - Dustin Strand on August 4
2016 - Zach Naastad on June 11; Shane Edginton on August 13
2015 - Dustin Strand on August 1
2014 - Brad Seng on August 2
2013 - Mike Balcaen on August 10
2012 - Ricky Weiss on June 9; Dustin Strand on August 11
2011 - Mike Balcaen on June 25; Bill Mooney on August 13
2010 - Cody Skytland on August 14
2009 - Blaine Doppler on June 27
2008 - Chad Becker on June 28
2007 - Mitch Johnson on June 23
2006 - Troy Olson on July 1
2005 - Curt Gelling on May 21; Curt Gelling on July 2
2004 - John Seitz on May 8; John Seitz on July 24
2003 - Brad Seng on August 9
2002 - Brad Seng on August 10
2001 - John Seitz on July 14; Mitch Johnson on August 18