So far this season in NLRA action at River Cities, it was Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket, that found victory lane in June in the previous event with the Outlaws. Schatz lead all twenty-five laps in a feature that went green to checkered in just over six minutes.
Later in June, it was Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, that was best in show at Sunday at the Fair. In a race that was marred by cautions, Strand also lead all twenty-five laps for his first series win of the season.
A couple weeks ago, it was Brad Seng parking the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom in victory lane for the first time in NLRA action in 2019. Seng held off a hard charging Shane Edginton, and his No. 4 Schill Construction Victory, for his series best 37th win, and 50th at River Cities overall for his career.
In weekly competition at River Cities, Dustin Strand has compiled three more wins, to lead all drivers with four. Most recently, however, Brad Seng has been the man to beat, as he has won three of the last four.
Joining Schatz with one win are Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Big Jim's Tire Victory, Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MB Custom, and Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Dempsey's Truck Service MasterSbilt.
Ryan Corbett won his first feature in eleven years last Friday at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.
In the current weekly standings at the Bullring, Brad Seng leads by a single point over Shane Edginton. Dustin Strand is third, with Joey Pederson and Tom Corcoran, driver of the No. T1 Greg's Lawn Care MB Custom, rounding out the top five.
The event at River Cities is scheduled to be race two of a four races in four days swing that continues the following night with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, once again, at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The four race swing ends the following Sunday at the Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, ND.
Heading into the weekend, Shane Edginton sits a top the current standings, with a fourteen point edge over three-time and defending series champion Dustin Strand.
Brad Seng is third, while Brody Troftgruben, driver of the No. 14 Gateway Auto Tech Rocket, and Jesse Teunis, driver of the No. 70 Grand Prix Amusements MasterSbilt, complete the current top five.
Rookie Ryan Kereluk, driver of the No. 29K Avonlea Group Victory, and Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Eastern Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Black Diamond, are tied for sixth, with Cole Schill in eighth. Ryan Corbett is ninth, with Tom Corcoran completing the current top ten.
Action begins after World of Outlaws time trials on Friday night. For more information, visit our Tracks page, or log on to rivercitiesspeedway.com
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at the River Cities Speedway:
2019 - Donny Schatz on June 7; Dustin Strand on June 23; Brad Seng on July 26
2018 - Ricky Weiss on June 15; Dustin Strand on June 29; Donny Schatz on August 17; Ricky Weiss on September 8
2017 - Dustin Strand on June 16; Dustin Strand on June 30; Donny Schatz on August 18; Don Shaw on September 7
2016 - Mike Balcaen on June 17; Don Shaw on June 25; Dustin Strand on August 26; Dustin Strand on September 8
2015 - Joey Pederson on June 19; Bill Mooney on August 21; AJ Diemel on September 10
2014 - Mike Balcaen on June 20; Brad Seng on August 15; Donny Schatz on August 16; Ricky Weiss on Sept. 4
2013 - Joey Pederson in June 21; Donny Schatz on August 16; Pat Doar on September 5
2012 - Joey Pederson on August 17; John Kaanta on Sept. 6
2011 - Ricky Weiss on August 18; Adam Hensel on Sept. 8
2010 - Steve Anderson on June 19; Ricky Weiss on June 20
2009 - Brad Seng on June 19
2008 - Joey Pederson on June 13
2003 - Dave Zimmerman on August 8
2001 - Brad Seng on August 3
2000 - Mitch Johnson on May 31; Johnny Johnson on June 1; Mitch Johnson on August 18
1999 - Don Shaw on June 17; Joel Cryderman on August 19
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