Lance Schill won last year's 'Prelude' in the No. 17 Schill Construction MB Custom, his first in NLRA competition.
Aaron Turnbull, who eventually became the two-time Seitz Memorial champion finished second, with Dustin Strand rounding out the podium in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium. Jeffrey Massingill and AJ Diemel rounded out the top five.
Three series races have been contested at River Cities this season, as Mike Greseth scored the win in the No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1 on July 8th.
NLRA point leader Shane Edginton won on July 23rd in the No. 5E Performance Auto Sniper.
Joey Pederson won the non-points event on August 25th in the Dahlstrom Motors No. 7P.
Greseth's win was his second at the track this season, and fourth of six in NLRA competition this season.
Edginton’s victory was his third of the year at River Cities, as he went three-for-four in July at the Speedway overall.
Pederson's NLRA win was also his second of the season at the 'Bullring,' as he also won on June 18th
Lance Schill won last years prelude. Speedway Shots photo.
Brody Troftgruben won his first feature at the track on June 11th in the No. 14 Applegren Construction Rocket, while Brad Seng also has a win at River Cities this season on July 30th in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom.
Perhaps the closest and most watched battle of the night will be for the series championship as Edginton lead by just eight points over Mike Greseth heading into the night.
The 'Prelude' has become the sight of many a championship battle over the years, as Edginton headed into the event two years ago facing a 30 point deficit to Brad Seng, and ended up finishing second by just eight points.
Dustin Strand won over Mike Balcaen by 20 points at the 2018 'Prelude,' while Strand lost to Brad Seng by 18 points at the 2016 running of the event. Strand bested Seng at the 2013 edition by 24 points. Seng beat Ricky Weiss for the title at the second annual 'Prelude' by 26 points in 2012.
Brad Seng is third in the current standings. with Bryce Sward fourth in the No. 1-2 Klinder Processing MB Custom. Cole Schill rounds out the top five in the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom.
Kevin Robertson in sixth in the H. Anderson Concrete No. 10R, with Cole Babcock seventh with the Casselton Lumber No. 2*, and Steve Anderson eighth with the No. 9 Pro Mark Services Club 28.
Erik Robertson, driver of the Acme Tools No. 9R, and Brody Troftgruben round out the current top ten in series points.
Racing begins at seven Thursday night. For more information, visit rivercitiesspeedway.com.