Thursday's race is scheduled to be the 23rd trip by the series to the three-eighths mile oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds. Mike Greseth won the previous race on June 24th in his No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1, his third of now four series wins so far this season.
Brad Seng was second in June in his No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, while Pat Doar rounded out the podium in the No. 11 Kivi Bros. Trucking Rocket XR1.
New series point leader Shane Edginton was fourth in the No. 5E Performance Auto Sniper, while Tyler Peterson made his Late Model debut a strong one, finishing fifth in Donny Schatz's No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket.
Greseth joined Brad Seng and Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, as the only series regulars with wins at Ada. Seng and Strand have three previous wins in series action at Norman County.
On Saturday night, the series returns to the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND for the second and final time in 2021, as the series will take to the third-mile 'Devil's Playground' for the 28th time in series history.
Dustin Strand (71) and Mike Greseth (17) battle at Norman County in June. Speedway Shots photo.
Devils Lake is another track where Brad leads all active drivers in the win count, as he has five wins at the Speedway. Dustin Strand has four NLRA wins in Devils Lake, while Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Corbett Trucking entry joins Shane Edginton and Brody Troftgruben with one win each. Troftgruben won this event last year in the No. 14 Applegren Construction Rocket, his first career Late Model victory.
Shane Edginton is the current NLRA point leader, as he'll carry the SRT Specialties and TNT Coatings point leader spoiler, and a 12 point lead over Brad Seng into the weekend. Mike Greseth is third, with Bryce Sward fourth in the Klinder Processing 1-2, and Cole Schill rounding out the top five in the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom.
Defending series champion Dustin Strand is sixth, with Kevin Robertson seventh in the MLGC No. 10R, and Brody Troftgruben in eighth. Jason Strand and Cole Babcock, driver of the Casselton Lumber No. 2* round out the top ten.
Racing begins at seven both nights. For more info on both nights, visit ncraceway.com and dlspeedwaytest.weebly.com