Thursday's 'prelude' is scheduled to be the fourth running of the event. Adam Hensel won the first 'prelude' event in 2011 leading all 25 laps of the feature, while Ricky Weiss used a runner-up finish to secure the NLRA series championship. John Kaanta won the second installment of the event in 2012, leading 24 of the final 25 laps of the 30 lap feature, while Brad Seng clinched his first series title by finishing the night as the runner-up. Last season Pat Doar kept the winning streak alive for the drivers of the dairy state, by being the third consecutive Wisconsinite to win the 'prelude', book ending the NLRA season by winning the opener in Alexandria on May 25th. Dustin Strand clinched his first series title with a 12th place finish in the main event. Racing starts at 6:30pm on Thursday night. If you can't make it to the track, Speedshift TV will be broadcasting live from River Cities, for more information, visit their website here.
Brad Seng leads the NLRA point standings heading into the final race with a 104 point advantage over Mike Balcaen. Ricky Weiss sits in the third spot, while Steve Anderson and Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch Rocket, round out the top five. Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71S Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium holds the sixth spot, with Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 5E Avonlea Group Victory Circle in seventh, Norm Olson, driver of the No. 29 BM Transport MasterSbuilt in eighth, Steffen Snare in ninth, and Pat Doar rounding out the top ten.
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at River Cities Speedway:
2014 - Mike Balcaen on June 20; Brad Seng on August 15; Donny Schatz on August 16
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