Thursday night will also serve as the season opener at the three-eights mile Itasca County oval, as Pure Stocks, Mod Fours, and Winged Renegade Sprint Cars will also be on the bill.
The last time the NLRA made an appearance at Grand Rapids, it was Joel Cryderman picking up the win, as the Thunder Bay, Ontario native parked the familiar yellow and orange Christy's Auto Wrecking No. 51 in victory lane.
Jeff Provinzino, Kevin Carlson, Kyle Peterlin, and Cody Skytland rounded out the top five in 2010.
Grand Rapids only had three point shows for Late Models last season. Zach Wohlers, Derek Vesel, and Jay Kintner were the feature winners.
Jeffrey Massingill winning the point title. These are among the stout contingent of Iron Rangers that will be among the favorites to defend their home turf.
Only two active NLRA members were in attendance in 2010, as Steve Anderson, driver of the Pro Mark Services No. 9, and Brad Seng, driver of the S&S Transport No. 12S, finished eighteenth and twentieth respectively.
Joel Cryderman is the most recent NLRA winner at Grand Rapids, winning at 2010. Chad Spieker photo.
He leads by ten points over Bryce Sward, and the Klinder Processing No. 1-2. Rookie Mike Greseth, in the No. 17 Quality Engines Rocket XR1, a returning Shane Edginton in the Schill Construction No. 5E, and Ryan Mikkelson in the RHR Swag No. 15* round out the top five.
Racing begins at 6:30 on Thursday night. For more information, visit out Tracks page, or log on to grandrapidsspeedway.net
The NLRA would like to thank Tour Sponsors: Wes’ Plumbing, S & S Transport, Performance Auto, Adams Automotive and Machine, White Water Truck Wash, DayDreams Specialties, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, Signs by deSigns, Storbakken & Sons Construction, Millar Engines, Gateway Cenex, SRT Specialties, Q & Z Plumbing, Fargo Forum, On The Edge Graphics, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, EGF American Legion Post 157, EZ Open Garage Door, Schill Construction, Greg’s Lawn Care, Checkered Flag Services, and Contingency Sponsors: Speedway International Fuel, Schaeffer’s Oil & Lubricants, Hoosier Tire North, FYE Motorsports Promotion, for their continued support.