Brad Seng would win the second feature of the night after passing five time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Champion Donny Schatz with three to go to win his fourth feature in five races. Pederson, Strand, and Mike Balcaen rounded out the top five.
Balcaen Wins In Williston
Mike Balcaen would also score his first victory of the 2013 season on Monday night at the Basin Speedway in Williston, ND. Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle, rebounded from a crash on Saturday night at the Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, ND, finishing fifth Sunday night in Williston, before his victory on Monday. The win was the 203rd career triumph for the three time NLRA champion. Balcaen would score his third top five in as many days Tuesday night as a runner up to former World of Outlaws regular Pat Doar at the Estevan Motor Speedway in Saskatchewan.
Dustin Strand also rebounded from a DNF on Saturday, scoring a fourth and a second in Williston, while Cole Schill finished fourth on Monday, along with two other top tens. Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce, had a tough weekend, with a ninth place run on Sunday night sandwiched between two DNF's.
Two NLRA Series Regulars Return to the Track
It was great to see two NLRA series regulars return to the track last week. Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Forks Finest Auto Body Victory Circle, and Jeff Hapala, driver of the No. 16S Auto Solutions GRT, returned to action last Friday at the River Cities Speedway. Schill's bad luck had cost him two blown motors earlier this season, while Hapala missed a month of action after rolling down the backstretch during the NLRA series stop at the Red River Co-Op Speedway near Winnipeg, MB on June 27th.
NLRA Series action resumes on Thursday August 8th when the series makes its' third and final visit this season to the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, and continues with a weekend double header at the Jamestown Speedway on Saturday August the 10th , and the Buffalo River Race Park on Sunday August the 11th.
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