Peterson ended the third circuit leading at the stripe by a nose and went on to start building an advantage from there.
Meanwhile, Amelia Eisenschenk, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket XR1, was joined by Brad Seng and his No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, and Dustin Strand in the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, battling for the final spots inside the top five.
As Shane Edginton ran third in the No. 5E Performance Auto MB Custom, Strand and Seng eventually took fourth and fifth respectively.
Catching up to the rear of the field just before the mid-way point, Greseth peeked back to the inside of Peterson as they started working traffic though Peterson continued to lead.
In what proved to be the last move inside the top five, Strand made it past Edginton on lap 14 to complete the podium. Peterson led the closing laps of the green-to-checkered affair, winning by a second over Greseth, Strand, Edginton, and Seng.
Edginton, Greseth, and Eisenschenk were the heat winners. 20 cars made the trip to Ada.
Eight series titles made up the front row to start the 25-lap main event Friday at River Cities, with Brad Seng and Dustin Strand running first across the start/finish line. Seng led off turn two to start the race, but Strand roared off the top of turn four to lead the opening lap.
The pair battled side-by-side for a couple more laps before Strand built his first lead of the race. Just before catching the rear of the field, a caution gave Strand a reprieve from having to hold the lead in lapped traffic.
Strand resumed the race as the leader as Mike Greseth replaced him on the outside of a door-to-door battle, with Greseth taking second in the laps that followed.
Strand again caught up to traffic just before the midway point as Greseth closed in to battle for the lead. Strand again was saved from a long stint in traffic with a second caution with 14 to go.
Strand built a big lead on the ensuing restart, but Greseth caught right back up with the lead with 10 to go, taking the lead one circuit later. Greseth worked a better path through lapped traffic, earning him the insurance he needed to continue on to his second series win of the season, and 14th of his career.
Tyler Peterson was second with Brody Troftgruben completing the podium in the No. 14 Gateway Auto Tech Rocket.
Seng was fourth with Shane Edginton fifth. Strand, Greseth, Bryce Sward, and Peterson were the heat winners, with Dan Dowling winning the B Main. 28 cars took to the 'Bullring' on Friday night.
The series continued north to Greenbush Race Park on Saturday night for the third appearance for the 2023 campaign. Dustin Strand was joined by Mike Balcaen and his No. 10 McNaught Auto Group Black Diamond to kick off the second 25-lapper of the weekend.
Strand led the opening six trips around the nearly quarter-mile oval before the only caution flag flew on lap seven. During the caution, Strand headed to the work area, but was able to return the track and tag the rear of the field.
Balcaen inherited the lead on the restart and built about a five-car length lead as Peterson tried to hold on to second as he battled Brody Troftgruben. The leaders started working traffic shortly thereafter.
With eight laps remaining, Peterson capitalized in heavy lapped traffic to move past Balcaen into the top spot. Peterson led the remaining laps to score his fifth win of the season over Balcaen, Seng, Troftgruben, and Greseth. Peterson then hopped into his modified and won that feature, too.
Troftgruben, Joey Pederson, and Strand won the heat races. 23 cars made the trip to Greenbush.
Series action resumes on August 17th and 18th with the now two-day Howie Schill Memorial at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The series will complete the final three-race weekend of the season with the rescheduled $5,000-to-win Golden Hammer Classic at Devils Lake Speedway in Doyon, ND.
The NLRA would like to thank tour sponsors, Performance Auto, Wes’ Plumbing, S & S Transport, Adams Automotive and Machine, White Water Truck Wash, Grand Forks Subaru/Kia, Signs by deSigns, Storbakken & Sons Construction, Millar Engines, Gateway Cenex, SRT Specialties, Q & Z Plumbing, Fargo Forum, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, EGF American Legion Post 157, Greg’s Lawn Care, Checkered Flag Services, Smeby Construction, Advanced Drain Systems, Signature Graphics & Apparel, and contingency sponsors, Performance Auto, Schaeffer’s Oil & Lubricants, Hoosier Tire North, and FYE Motorsports Promotion, for their continued support.