On Friday Night, Joey Pederson remained the man to beat at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Pederson in the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors Mars MB Custom, went two for two at the speedway this season, while also grabbing his sixth NLRA series victory, tying him with Kevin Sexton and Dale Skytland for tenth on the NLRA's all-time wins list. Mike Balcaen lead the 21 car field to the initial green, and jumped out to an early lead. After a pair of cautions, Pederson, and Dustin Strand close on Balcaen, setting up an incredible three car battle that lasted until the third and final caution with 6 laps to go in the 20 lap main event. Pederson would take the lead on lap 14 and hold off Strand after the final caution for the victory. Chris Olson of Hibbing, MN, came home third, with Tom Corcoran, and his No. T1 D&B Motors Rocket finishing fourth after starting 14th. Balcaen rounded out the top five.
Steve Anderson finished sixth while Donny Schatz came home in the seventh spot after he finished fifth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature. Brad Seng was the races' hard charger by finishing eighth after starting in the 19th position. Bill Mooney, and Zach Naastad, in his No. Z17 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating machine rounded out the top ten. Strand, Troy Schill in The No. 11 Forks Finest Auto Body Victory Circle, and Balcaen were the winners of the evenings' three heat races. NLRA action continues Thursday Night as the series makes its' only appearance of the season to the Red River Co-Op Speedway near Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The series is also scheduled to race this weekend at the Hibbing & Emo Speedways to round out the month of June.
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