Last season at River Cities, three drivers won the four series races contested. Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist, won two of four, winning last season's June Outlaw show, and the Prelude to the Johnny in September.
Weiss will spend this weekend at the Dream at the Eldora Speedway, as he runs his first season at a World of Outlaws Late Model Series rookie-of-the-year candidate.
Dustin Strand parked the No. 71 Walhalla Builders Millenium SRT in victory lane on Midco night on June 29th, on his way to both the track and series titles.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket, won both the NLRA and WoO portions of last August's Outlaw show, the third time he has pulled off the double.
So far this season at River Cities in weekly competition, Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors Victory, and Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom, have split the pair of races run at the speedway.
Pederson, a four-time track champion, will head into Friday night as the track point leader.
Shane Edginton is the current NLRA point leader.
Speedway Shots photo.
Dustin Strand and Ricky Weiss lead all drivers with five previous series wins in Grand Forks. Joey Pederson and Donny Schatz have four wins a piece, while Brad Seng has three previous tallies at the Bullring.
Edginton will head into Friday as the series point leader, with Strand ten point back in second. Cole Schill, Seng, and Aaron Turnbull round out the current top five. Brody Troftgruben is sixth in the No. 14 Kaz Graphics Rocket, with Bill Mooney seventh in the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free MasterSbilt by JMR.
Kevin Robertson is eighth with the H. Anderson Concrete No. 10R, while rookie Ryan Kereluk and the No. 29K Dirty Bodies by RJK Victory, and Troy Schill and the No. 11 Albrecht Manufacturing Black Diamond, round out the current top ten.
Racing is scheduled to begin with World of Outlaws time trials sometime between 6:30 and 7 on Friday night. For more information on the event, visit our Tracks page, or log on to rivercitiesspeedway.com
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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