Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, Donny Schatz won his first NLRA series feature with a last lap pass on Joey Pederson. Schatz started second and took the point from pole sitter Brian Bernotas at the start. Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors Mars MB Custom passed Schatz for the lead on lap eight and held the lead until the leaders ran into heavy lap traffic with five to go.
Balcaen Wins 205th Feature
Mike Balcaen won his 205th feature last Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway near Winnipeg, MB. Balcaen took the lead on lap four after starting 8th in the 20 lap main event. The win came on his seventh race in the previous eight nights, as he finished 7th on Tuesday at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD, and 8th on Wednesday night at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD with the Wissota late model challenge series. The victory is his third of the season after victories at the Basin Speedway in Williston, ND, and his 20th NLRA series triumph at the Jamestown Speedway on August 10th. Thursdays' win also gave him a 20 point lead in the standings in Winnipeg.
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