Dustin Strand increased his point lead over Brad Seng to 44 heading into the final race of the season. Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors Mars MB Custom sits third, while Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle and Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 freehearingtest.ca Rocket round out the top five. Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce is sixth, with Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Quaker Steak & Lube Rocket in seventh and Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Forks Finest Auto Body Victory Circle sitting eighth. Billy Michaelsohn, driver of the No. 8 Dave's West Fargo Tire Rayburn and Norm Olson round out the top ten. The NLRA season concludes Thursday night, September the 5th, with the third annual 'Prelude to the Johnny' at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Racing begins at 7pm.
Mooney Wins at River Cities; Balcaen Wins His 206th in Winnipeg
NLRA regulars Mike Balcaen and Bill Mooney were winners before the NLRA action last weekend. Balcaen's victory was his second of the year in Winnipeg, fourth this season overall, and the 206th of his 30 year racing career. Both of Balcaen's wins in Winnipeg have come from the eighth starting spot. Bill Mooney won his second feature of the year, and first of his career in a Late Model at the River Cities Speedway. Mooney survived a couple of harrowing episodes during the race, first coming up on two lapped cars racing side-by-side with eight laps to go, passing both with six to go. While coming to the white flag, he and Troy Schill made contact in turn three causing both cars to spin. Mooney regained the lead, and lead the final two laps, hold off Mike Balcaen and Joey Pederson for the win.
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