Seng and June Greenbush winner Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Mid Ag Dispatch MasterSbilt, lead the field to the green, with Cole Schill taking the lead on the bottom in the first turns. Seng motored around the outside of Schill off of turn four to lead the first lap.
Schill kept pace with Seng as Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium, took third after 2011 Greenbush winner Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors MB Custom, briefly fell of the edge of the bank on the backstraight on the second lap.
Strand peeked to the inside of Schill in one and two on lap three, taking the spot at the completion of the lap.
The top five were running the top of the track, when Ryan Corbett moved the No. C4 Corbett Trucking MasterSbilt past Steffen Snare, driver of the No. 71S Todd's Electric Bloomquist, on lap four.
Corbett then took a look to the inside of Pederson for fourth, but stayed in fifth as Shane Edginton put the No. 4 True North Motors Victory by Moyer, on the inside of Snare in turn one on lap six.
The top four all remained on the top with an equal interval between them as they approached lapped traffic.
Cole Schill (44) and Brad Seng (12S) battle for the lead in Greenbush on Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo.
The leaders had no problems with the first trio of lappers, but Strand moved to the bottom of the track to put the fourth lapped car between him and Schill, then went back up top as Schill used the lapped car as a pick to regain the runner up spot.
After the races lone caution with eight to go, Brad Seng held his lead as Schill and Strand continued to jockey for second. Strand used the low side, and executed a perfect slidejob to take second back from Schill. Schill dove back inside of Strand in one and two, but Strand remained second.
While all that was going on, Steffen Snare moved back into the top five, as 16th starting Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Winnipeg Hearing Centres MasterSbilt, joined a four car battle for sixth with fellow Manitobans Shane Edginton, Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Enns Brothers Black Diamond, and Ryan Corbett.
Edginton, Corbett, and Balcaen went three wide in one and two on lap 19, with Mooney making it a four-wide battle for the spot upon the exit of turn four. Edginton, beat Balcaen, Mooney and Corbett back to the line in that order, as the top five remained in order around the cushion.
The Canadians kept their race going, as the trio went three wide again in turn four with four to go. Edginton held sixth as Balcaen and Mooney kept seventh up for discussion for the next pair of rounds.
Seng crossed Jason Berg's double checkers first, and was followed to the line by Dustin Strand, Cole Schill, Joey Pederson, and Steffen Snare, who rounded out the top five. Shane Edginton finished sixth, as Bill Mooney completed a July sweep of hard charger awards, picking up his third in-a-row, coming from the 16th starting spot to finish seventh. Mike Balcaen eighth, Mike Martin, driver of the No. 55 Reimer Overhead Door Pierce ninth, John Halvorson, driver of the No. 35 Taco Johns MB Custom rounded out the top ten.
Seng, Strand, and Schill won the heats. 17 cars made the trip to Greenbush. Seng will take a 44 point lead over Shane Edginton, when NLRA series action continues on Saturday night August the 13th at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND.
Mike Spieker photo.
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