Speedway Shots photo.
Last August was scheduled to be the series return to Ada for the first time since 2017, but the event was lost due to rain.
The return of Norman County to the series schedule is a welcome sight for many reasons, among them being, it's role in our series history, as it was one of three venues to host the series in the inaugural season in 1998.
Three years ago, it was Ricky Weiss that parked the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist in victory lane.
With Weiss having moved on to the World of Outlaws circuit, there will likely be a new winner at the series return to Norman County.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, was second at Norman County three seasons ago, with Ryan Mikkelson rounding out the podium.
Three-time Norman County NLRA winner, Brad Seng, finished fourth in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, with Don Shaw completing the top five in 2017.
Brad Seng leads all drivers with three previous series wins at Norman County. Speedway Shots photo.
"Absolutely!" was Seng's response to Mark Askelson on 'Racing on the Radio' last Saturday morning, when asked if he's excited about the series returning to Norman County. "Ada has been a staple on the NLRA schedule for years. [Jake] and Sharnel [Bitker] have done a great job over at Ada and Fargo on supporting Late Model racing. It's a Covid year, and they're game on."
"You never really know what you're gonna get when you get there," Seng said about racing at Norman County. "It's always smooth, but you could race at speeds at 80 mph, or 120 mph, but you're gonna get a racey, smooth surface."
Seng and Dustin Strand are the only active series regulars with wins at the speedway, as Seng won the opening night of the fair double header in June 2016, and Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service Millenium SRT, won the August show in 2012.
The event at Norman County kicks off a three night swing that continues at the River Cities Speedway on Friday, and concludes at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday.
Action begins at seven on Thursday night. For more information, visit our Tracks page, or log on to ncraceway.com
2017 - Ricky Weiss on August 3
2016 - Brad Seng on June 22; Jeff Wildung on June 23
2015 - Ricky Weiss on June 24; Ricky Weiss on June 25; Don Shaw on July 30
2014 - Jeff Wildung on June 25; Cody Skytland on June 26
2013 - Zach Johnson on June 19; Brad Seng on July 18; Kent Arment on August 8
2012 - Brad Seng on June 27; Dustin Strand on August 9
2011 - Pat Doar on July 14
2009 - Cody Skytland on June 24
2008 - Troy Olson on June 25
2004 - John Seitz on August 19
2001 - John Seitz on June 30
1998 - Mitch Johnson on July 12