In what has become a staple on the NLRA schedule every season since 2006, with the exception of the 2012 schedule, the Memorial day holiday weekend has brought the best late model drivers of the Red River valley south to Alexandria to clash with a stout contingent of local racers looking to defend their home turf.
Three NLRA races were conducted at the track last season with defending Wissota National Champion Zach Johnson parking his No. 73 machine in victory lane on May 26 and on September 1 during the inaugural '4444' race. Former World of Outlaw regular Pat Doar picked up the NLRA season opener on May 25th. Viking regular Jeff Wildung leads all drivers with ten previous NLRA triumphs at the speedway, while NLRA regulars Brad Seng and Mike Balcaen have one win each.
In weekly action at the Viking Speedway last season, Zach Johnson and Jeff Wildung each won four races, while Eric Breeschoten, Pat Doar, Shawn Kirwin, Ricky Weiss had one victory apiece. Five time World of Outlaws Sprint Car series champion Donny Schatz will use a rare off weekend to make his Viking Speedway late model debut. The races start at 6:45 on both nights.
Previous NLRA Feature Winners at Viking Speedway:
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