Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 4 Performance Auto Victory, finished second at River Cities, with Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Winnipeg Hearing Centres MasterSbilt rounding out the podium. Winners of seven of the last eight River Cities season points titles, Joey Pederson, driver of the Dahlstrom Motors No. 7P, and Brad Seng, driver of the S&S Transport No. 12S, guided their pair of MB Customs to top five finishes.
Two-time and Defending NLRA series champion Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Longhorn, won the opener on April 29th, and finished sixth last Friday at River Cities, and last Saturday at Viking. Strand will share the point lead at River Cities with Shane Edginton heading into action this Friday at River Cities.
Brandon Fuller, driver of the Broken Drum No. F9, Robert Bladow, driver of the No. 00 Primitive Place K&K Racing GRT, Tom Corcoran, driver of the No. T1 Forks Finest Auto Body Rocket, and Zach Naastad, driver of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. Z17, rounded out the top ten at River Cities last Friday.
Two of the last three times Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 K3 Farms Rocket, has raced at River Cities in a late model, Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Pro Mark Services Pierce, has defeated him in heat race competition. Anderson defeated Schatz on June 19th last season, and did so again at River Cities on April 29th in an epic battle between the pair and Mike Balcaen. Schatz went on to finish fifth in the feature, with Anderson finishing sixth. Anderson was a DNF last Friday, while Schatz returned to his day job, racing his Sprint Car at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
Mike Balcaen, winner at River Cities last Friday.
Mike Spieker photo.
Shawn Meyer of Wahpeton, ND won his first career feature at the opener at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. NLRA series regulars Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, finished second, with Kevin Robertson, driver of the No. 10R H. Anderson Concrete MasterSbilt finishing third. Robertson went on to finish fifth at the Viking Speedway the following night.
Dusty Peterson and Jeff Hapala, driver of the No. 16S Auto Solutions Rocket rounded out the top five in Fergus. Peterson went on to finished fourth at Viking Saturday and at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD Sunday. Peterson started 13th at Casino. Erik Robertson, driver of the Joe Rents.net No. 9R finished seventh on Friday at I-94.
2011 series champion Ricky Weiss, was fourth quick in his qualifying group,finished third in his heat, and finished 13th in the World of Outlaw main event, driving for Vic Hill at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee last Saturday night.
Mike Spieker photo.