Schill photo by Speedway Shots
Seng photo courtesy of Nick Anderson
Mike Greseth and Lance Schill led 26 NLRA Late Models to the green, and the pair continued through turns one and two side-by-side for the race lead. In the laps that followed, Schill built an early lead as Brad Seng caught Greseth and engaged him in a battle for second.
Once Seng won the battle for the runner-up spot, he began to reel in Schill as the pair caught up to the rear of the field. As Schill started to work lapped traffic, Seng took the lead on lap 12 on the bottom, then took it back from Schill on the top of four at the end of lap 13.
This allowed Greseth to catch the leaders and enter into a three car battle for the lead. Schill took the lead back in turn three on lap 15, with Greseth following him into second. The only caution flag of the race flew with nine laps to go, allowing Schill to lead with clean air on the ensuing restart.
Lance Schill and Mike Greseth battle early on in the feature at River Cities. Speedway Shots.
"I tell you what, to start side-by-side with a good friend of mine that's also the 17 of Greseth, he lights out anywhere he goes," Schill said post race. "Brad Seng, Rusty Kollman... that's a workout, that was awesome."
Brad Seng was second, with Mike Greseth third, Joey Pederson fourth, and Shane Edginton fifth.
On Saturday night, the series continued on to I-94 emr Speedway for this year's edition of the Dick Johanneck Memorial King of the Dirt.
Ryan Mikkelson and Brody Troftgruben brought 27 cars off turn four at the beginning of the 30 lap main event. Mikkelson built an early lead, as Brad Seng battled with Troftgruben and Jeffrey Massingill for second on the third trip around the three-eighths mile oval.
Seng set his sights on Mikkelson for the lead, and eventually took the top spot on the seventh circuit. Seng paced the field through a lap 13 caution, and continued to lead on the ensuing restart.
As Seng rebuilt his lead, Cole Schill and Masingill moved past Mikkelson for the other two podium spots. Dave Mass became the biggest mover late, as he climbed from sixth to third in the final laps, as Seng continued on for 44th career series victory.
"The car's been really good lately," Seng said in victory lane. "The results haven't shown it, but I know we have a capable piece."
Seng was complimentary of I-94 Speedway as he continued, "I don't race here a lot, but Don Shaw and [his] staff... I tell you what, this is by far the nicest facility in WISSOTA, and I'd like to thank Don and Keyanna and the whole Shaw family, and all the employees around here, and I wanna thank all you guys for coming out here, cause if you don't come out here and watch us, we don't get to do what we love to do, so I applaud you guys."
Jeffrey Massingill was second, with Dave Mass third, Cole Schill fourth, and Josh Zimple fifth.
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