Last season at Viking, Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom, was victorious on night one of the double, as he held off Don Shaw for the win.
Shaw came back one night later to score the win on night two, parking the No. 42S Shaw Trucking Victory in victory lane.
Schill's win was his third NLRA series win, while Shaw's triumph was his tenth, as he is now one of just ten drivers to reach that mark after Donny Schatz eclipsed the ten win plateau on August 16th at River Cities.
Shaw is also the only driver to have a win at the speedway this season, as the speedway no longer has weekly competition in the Late Model division.
Shaw's win came on July 13th, as he bested Schill, once again, for the victory.
Other than Schill, two other series regulars scored a top ten each of the two nights last season, as Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond, and fellow Winnipeg native Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory, each had solid weekends.
Balcaen scored a second and a third, while Edginton completed the weekend with two sixth place runs at last years double.
Dustin Strand was the winner at Greenbush last Saturday, and is now just twenty points back of the series lead.
Speedway Shots photo.
Shane Edginton took the point lead back for the third time this season, as his second place run to Strand, combined with Brad Seng's sixth place run in the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, puts Edginton eight points ahead of Seng, while Seng is twelve up on Strand with three races to go.
Seng was the point leader heading into Greenbush, as each of the last four races have seen a different member of the lead trio lead heading into that nights event. Edginton left the Nodak Speedway in Minot with the lead on August 4th, while Strand left River Cities with the lead on August 16th. Seng left the Sheyenne Speedway with the lead two nights later on August 18th.
With his win last season at Viking, Cole Schill made it three active series regulars to score a win at Viking. Brad Seng has four wins at the half-mile, while Mike Balcaen is the other, as he has one win, that coming back in 2004.
Behind the lead trio in the standings, Mike Balcaen is fourth, while Brody Troftgruben rounds out the top five in the No. 14 Byron Farms Rocket.
Jesse Teunis is sixth with the No. 70 Grand Prix Amusements MasterSbilt, with Ryan Kereluk seventh with the No. 29K Edison Electrical Services Victory, and Ryan Corbett eighth with the No. C4 Jess Rice Crary Realty MasterSbilt.
Tom Corcoran, driver of the No. T1 Greg's Lawn Care MB Custom, and Cole Babcock, driver of the No. 2* Casselton Lumber Pierce, round out the current top ten.
Racing begins at six on both nights at Viking. For more information, check out our Tracks page, or visit vikingspeedway.myracepass.com.
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at the Viking Speedway:
2018 - Cole Schill on September 1; Don Shaw on September 2
2017 - Ricky Weiss on September 2; Don Shaw on September 3
2016 - Don Shaw on September 3; Don Shaw on September 4
2015 - Brad Seng on May 23; Don Shaw on September 5; Brad Seng on September 6
2014 - Ricky Weiss on May 24; Brad Seng on May 25; Ricky Weiss on August 30; Jeff Wildung on August 31
2013 - Pat Doar on May 25; Zach Johnson on May 26; Zach Johnson on September 1
2012 - Zach Johnson on Sept. 1; Jeff Wildung on Sept. 2
2011 - Pat Doar on May 28; Joel Cryderman on May 29; Jeff Wildung on Sept. 3; Jeff Wildung on Sept. 4
2010 - Jeff Wildung on May 29; Zach Johnson on May 30; Jeff Wildung on Sept. 4; Zach Johnson on Sept. 5
2009 - Matt Aukland on May 23; Jeff Wildung on May 24
2008 - Justin Fegers on May 24; Zach Johnson on May 25; Zach Johnson on August 30; Jeff Wildung on August 31
2007 - Mitch Johnson on May 26; Mitch Johnson on May 27; Dave Mass on Sept. 1; Zach Johnson on Sept. 2
2006 - Mitch Johnson on May 27; Jeff Wildung on May 28
2005 - Mitch Johnson on May 29; Brad Seng on July 9; Jeff Wildung on August 27
2004 - Mike Balcaen on August 28
2003 - Jeff Wildung on May 31
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