Speedway Shots photo.
An extra feature to this event is that it will be two-thousand dollars to win, as Walhalla Building Center has added to the purse for what will be know as the Golden Hammer Classic.
Last season, the NLRA held one event at Devils Lake, with Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond, picking up the win on May 19th.
The victory was, at the time, his 24th series victory, and fourth overall, but also his first at the Speedway since 2002.
Two-time and defending NLRA champion Dustin Strand finished second in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, with Shane Edginton rounding out the podium in the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory.
Jim Harris was fourth in the Oilfield Maintenance & Repair No. 17, while Kevin Robertson rounded out the top five in the H. Anderson Concrete No. 10R.
Devils Lake ran late models weekly last season, and it was Brody Troftgruben, driver of the No. 14 Gateway Auto Tech Rocket, that came away with the track championship in 2018.
Brody Troftgruben is the defending Devils Lake Champion.
Speedway Shots photo.
Devils Lake opened up their 2019 campaign last Saturday night, and it was former Wissota national champion Chad Becker securing the victory after a long back-and-forth battle with Cole Schill. Rapid City native Lyndon Bolt was second, and was followed by Schill in third. Dave Smith, driving the No. 06 Polar Industries Capital, and Brad Seng finished out the top five.
The series will have no fewer than four rookies following the 2019 campaign. Cole Babcock will drive the Casselton Lumber No. 2*, after running Limited Lates in 2018. Blake Anderson will take the reigns of the No. 9 Pro-Mark Services MB Custom from his father, long time NLRA regular Steve Anderson.
Ryan Kereluk will campaign the No. 29K Dirty Bodies by RJK Victory after many years as a top contender in the Modified division out of Winnipeg. Billy Vogel will also move over from Modifieds, as the former USMTS series regular will run the No. 4 EZ Open Garage Door Rocket XR1.
Saturday night's event will also feature the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars for their one and only visit to Devils Lake for 2019. Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks will also be on the card, as the action is set to kick off at seven p.m. For more information on the event, you can check out our Tracks page, or visit the Devils Lake Speedway website by clicking the links given.
2018 - Mike Balcaen on May 19
2017 - Ricky Weiss on July 22; Brad Seng on August 19
2016 - Dustin Strand on July 23; Dustin Strand on August 20
2015 - Brad Seng on July 18; Dustin Strand on August 29
2014 - Brad Seng on July 26
2013 - Bill Mooney on August 17
2012 - Ricky Weiss on June 23
2011 - Ricky Weiss on August 19
2006 - Cody Skytland on June 10; Roger Gendron on August 19
2003 - Brad Seng on June 28; Brian Strand on July 19
2002 - Ryan Corbett on June 8; Mike Balcaen on July 27; Mike Balcaen on August 31
2001 - John Seitz on June 23; Mike Balcaen on July 21; John Seitz on Sept. 1; Brian Strand on Sept. 2
The NLRA would like to thank Tour Sponsors: Adams Automotive & Machine, S&S Transport, Gateway Cenex, Millar Engines, Wes' Plumbing & Heating, White Water Truck Wash, On The Edge Graphics, Anderson Brother's Body Shop, Smitty's Transmission, Fastenal, El Roco Nightclub & Bottleshop, Hart Attack Racing, Residual Materials, Generous Gerry's, Gold & Silver Exchange, Gateway Sportz, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, BOSS Signs & Graphics, Forum Printing, Fastlane Racing Equipment, Q&Z Plumbing, A&L Siding, Bank Forward, Hugo's Wine & Spirits, Day Dreams, Play It Again Sports, Red Wing Shoes, Speedway Shots, Country Financial, Katie Marcotte Century 21, and Contingency Sponsors: CMD Shocks, Hoosier Tire North, Mars Race Cars, Performance Auto, Speedway International Fuel, Schaeffer's Oil & Lubricants, for their support.
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