Mike Spieker photo.
Since the series returned to Greenbush on a yearly basis in 2015, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, and Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt by JMR, have been the ones to beat. The pair have won four of the last five races since the series returned after a four year layoff.
Seng's won the most recent event held in Greenbush last July. A trio of Manitoba racers came home in the second through fourth spots.
Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 A.I.E. Communications Bloomquist, Shane Edginton, driving the No. 4 General Signs Victory, and Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Sylmak, Inc. Black Diamond, finished in those spot respectively. Schill rounded out the top five.
The only one that has been more successful at Greenbush has been Mother Nature. The series has been rained out at the track at least once in each of the last four years.
A glance at the past winners list is a who's who of Late Model racing, as five other series regulars have scored wins at the quarter-mile oval over the years. Tom Corcoran, driver of the No. T1 Greg's Lawn Care MB Custom, has two wins, including the series debut in 1998.
Mike Balcaen and Ricky Weiss also have two series wins to their credit, while Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Vesey Plumbing Victory, and Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Todd's Electric MasterSbilt, have one win each.
Close side-by-side action at Greenbush in 2016.
Mike Spieker photo.
This Saturday's event is also the Jack Grahn Memorial, featuring an increased purse, highlighted by a $1,500 winners share.
Five-time series champion, and 1991 Greenbush titlist, Mike Balcaen is the current series point leader. He holds a slim, two point lead over two-time series champ Dustin Strand, the pilot of the No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service Millenium SRT.
Seng is sixth, with Brody Troftgruben, seventh in the No. 14 Gateway Auto Tech Rocket. Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Corbett Trucking MasterSbilt, is eighth. A Three way tie for ninth includes Brandon Fuller, driver of the Robinson Excavating No. F9, with Dave and Matt Smith, and their Polar Industries Capitals, all with 296 points.
Racing begins at seven on Saturday night.
2017 - Brad Seng on July 15
2016 - Cole Schill on June 18; Brad Seng on July 30
2015 - Brad Seng on June 20; Ricky Weiss on July 25
2011 - Joey Pederson on August 27
2009 - Ricky Weiss on June 13
2008 - Howie Schill on July 5; Mike Balcaen on August 16
2007 - Howie Schill on June 30
2006 - Roger Gendron on May 20; Kevin Sexton on June 24
2005 - Dale Skytland on June 25; Kevin Sexton on August 6
2004 - Dave Tyrchniewicz on June 5; John Seitz on July 10; Tom Corcoran on August 14
2003 - Mike Balcaen on July 12; John Seitz on August 16
2002 - Brad Seng on June 1; Troy Olson on August 25
2001 - Brian Strand on July 7
2000 - John Seitz on July 1
1999 - Troy Schill on July 10
1998 - Tom Corcoran on July 25
The NLRA would like to thank Tour Sponsors: Wes' Plumbing, S&S Transport, Performance Auto, Adams Automotive & Machine, White Water Truck Wash, Day Dreams, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, BOSS Signs & Graphics, Storbakken & Sons Construction, A&L Siding, Millar Engines, Gateway Cenex, Fastlane Racing Equipment, Q&Z Plumbing, Fargo Forum, On The Edge Graphics, Hugo's, EGF American Legion Post 157, and Contingency Sponsors: Speedway International Fuel, Hi-Per Flex, Schaeffer's Oil & Lubricants, Hoosier Tire North, and FYE Motorsports Promotion, for their support.
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