The first three events of the 2019 NLRA season have been announced, as the series will visit the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN three times during the series 22nd season.
Ricky Weiss won all three features contested at River Cities on the John Seitz Memorial weekend.
Dustin Strand won the pole dash, and clinched his third series title with a fourth place run on Saturday afternoon.
Mike Spieker photos.
It was a big weekend for two-time series champion Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 Keewatin Truck Service Bloomquist, as he won all three main events contested during the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial weekend at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
Mike Spieker photo.
This Thursday night, September the 6th, the 21st season of NLRA action comes to a close with the annual running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny' at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, which will kick off the twelfth annual John Seitz Memorial weekend. This Thursday's event will be the 37th time the Speedway has hosted the series since 1999.
Cole Schill and Don Shaw in victory lane at the Viking Speedway last weekend. Collin Nelson photos.
Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MB Custom, and Don Shaw, driver of the No. 42S Northern Metal Recycling Victory, scored their first NLRA series wins of the season last weekend during the traditional Labor Day Double at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.
Shane Edginton (4) and Mike Balcaen (10) battle at last season's Double at Viking. Edginton heads into Viking as the most recent series winner, while Balcaen is the current Wissota national point leader. Mike Spieker photo.
This weekend, the NLRA will head south for the Traditional Labor Day Double at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. The races are scheduled to be the 42nd and 43rd races for the series at the 'High Flyin' Half Mile' on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the most times a track has hosted the NLRA in series history.
Shane Edginton in victory lane in Greenbush on Saturday night. Val Truscinski photo.
Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory, won his first NLRA feature of the season Saturday night at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. The win is Edginton's third career series win, and first since his win via a last corner pass of Mike Balcaen at the Jamestown Speedway two years ago.
Ryan Corbett (C4) and Troy Schill (11) battle side-by-side in Winnipeg last Thursday. Speedway Shots photo.
This Saturday night, August the 25th, the NLRA heads north, for the third and final time this season, to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. This will be the 28th time the series has visited the quarter-mile, high-banked Greenbush oval, which was one of three tracks the series visited during our inaugural season in 1998.
Brad Seng in victory lane at the Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S Anderson Brothers Body Shop MB Custom, scored his first NLRA series win of the season last Saturday night at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The win is Seng's 36th career series triumph, which furthers his lead atop the all-time wins list.
Donny Schatz won both the NLRA and World of Outlaw features at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.
For the third time in his career, Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, won the NLRA feature, and followed that up with winning the World of Outlaws Sprint Car main event at the River Cities Speedway. The win in the Late Model is his second of the season, and his seventh with the series overall. That puts him in a tie with current series regular Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, and former series champion Troy Olson.
Dustin Strand in victory lane at the Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday night. Speedway Shots photo.
Two-time NLRA champion Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, won his fourth series feature of the season last Thursday night at the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, MB. The win is Strand's 18th series triumph, which is fifth on the all-time wins list.