Pederson started on the pole at the start, with Mike Balcaen to his outside in the No. 10 Mission Transport Black Diamond. Pederson gained the advantage at the start with Balcaen moving low and Shane Edginton third.
Edginton, however, brought out the first caution, having slid off the top of turns three and four in the No. 4 Schill Construction Victory.
Pederson again won the drag race off of turn four on the restart, but it was Bill Mooney that got the best of a bit of wheel spin by Balcaen to move into the runner-up spot in the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR.
Cole Schill ran fourth early in the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MB Custom, as Tom Corcoran, Dave Smith, and Dustin Strand went three wide for the fifth spot.
Corcoran got the best of that battle in the No. T1 D&B Motors MB Custom, as Brad Seng replaced him in the three wide battle with Strand and Smith and his No. 06 Polar Industries Capital, now for the sixth spot.
By then, Pederson had a straight-away on second running Bill Mooney, as the field cycled around the bottom of the nearly three-tenths mile, high-banked Greenbush oval.
Greenbush winner Joey Pederson.
Adrienne Spieker photo.
Seng moved up top shortly thereafter in the No. 12S Valley Oral & Facial Surgery MB Custom, during a battle with Brody Troftgruben and his No. 14 Kaz Construction Rocket, as Strand stalked Corcoran for fifth.
As those battles took place, Pederson started to work traffic. Pederson used traffic to continue to build his lead over Mooney, as Strand used traffic to move past Corcoran, and into the top five.
With less than ten remaining, Strand was the first inside the top five to use traffic as an advantage, moving past Cole Schill for fourth. Pederson was close to lapping into the top ten when Mooney and a lapped car made contact with a handful of circuits remaining.
Mooney got his spot back as the field re-stacked for one final Delaware restart. Strand used his fourth place position to use the bottom to get past Balcaen for third, while also using his diamond pattern from earlier in the race to get past Mooney for second.
Mooney moved up to the top, allowing Balcaen to close in for the final spot on the podium. After Corcoran moved past Mooney for the final swap inside the top five, Pederson, who had again built a straight-away advantage, cruised past the flag stand for the victory.
Pederson was the second in the family to visit victory lane that evening, and third overall on the weekend, as his Son Tucker won the Street Stock feature on Friday at River Cities, and his Daughter Kelsi won the Lightning Sprint feature earlier in the evening.
Strand was second, with Mooney third, while Brad Seng and Ryan Corbett, driver of the No. C4 Dempsey Truck Service MasterSbilt, moved to fourth and fifth respectively, after Balcaen and Corcoran were disqualified post race. Seng was also the Performance Auto hard charger, improving seven spots.
Cole Schill finished sixth, with Dave Smith seventh, Troftgruben eighth, Edginton ninth, and Jesse Teunis rounding out the top ten in the No. 70 Houde's Excavating MasterSbilt.
Pederson, Balcaen, and Edginton were the heat winners. 18 cars were in attendance. The NLRA season continues this weekend at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday August 3rd, and at the Nodak Speedway on Sunday August 4th.