Grand Forks ND: Friday August 17th 2012 NLRA Late Model Race at River Cities Speedway had 27 NLRA Late Model Racers show up to take on "The Bullring" track searching for victory!
#7p Joey Pederson NLRA Late Model Driver from East Grand Forks MN Photo by: Rick Rea
27 NLRA Late Model Race Car Drivers from the United States and Canada came to River Cities Speedway Friday to take on the local competition. Considering how fast our local drivers have been this year it was no surprise that the visiting race car drivers left River Cities Speedway non victorious.
Home town NLRA Late Model race car driver Joey Pederson of East Grand Forks parked his Rocket in RydellCars.com Victory Lane to claim yet another win at River Cities Speedway.
Joey's victory put him into 1st place in the points race at RCS. Joey is leading the points by only 7 points. Next weeks race will be one to see as Ricky Weiss & Mike Balcaen are within reach of claiming the track championship!
Dustin Strand of Grand Forks ND Late Model Feature Winner 8-10-12
Northern Late Model Feature Winner at River Cities Speedway for August 10th 2012 is #71s Dustin Strand of Grand Forks ND. Congratulations to you Dustin! Dustin is only 26 points out of first place for the points race. Dustin currently is in 5th place for points.
"Hard Charger" in the Late Model Feature goes to the #10 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Driver Mike Balcaen who started in the 12th starting position and finished 6th.
#12 Brad Seng Late Model Driver - Grand Forks ND
Brad Seng #12 Late Model was honored in RydelCars.com Victory Lane for his 1st place win from starting in the 4th position. Brad's best lap time was 13.678 seconds. Brad is currently 6th in points at River Cities Speedway!
The fastest Late Model on the track was #11 Troy Schill at a lap time of 13.293 seconds. Troy led the feature for many laps until getting caught up in lapped traffic.
The Late Model "Hard Charger" goes to Joey Pederson who started 7th and finished 3rd. Joey's best lap time was 13.713 seconds.
The points race is super close and competitive as there is less than 40 points separating the top 6 drivers.
Lanigan passing Smith that set the world record closest finish . Photo by: Curt Kotrba
River Cities Speedway has set yet another World of Outlaw record!
On Friday night of July 13th 2012 #29 Darrell Lanigan passed #44 Clint Smith on the last lap on the last corner of a 50 lap World of Outlaw Feature race at "The Bullring".
Lanigan squeaked out a 0.24 second victory over smith to make it the closest victory in World of Outlaw racing history since electronic scoring has been in place.
River Cities Speedway now holds 3 official World of Outlaw records...
Starting 2nd and finishing 1st and fighting a hard battle #71S Dustin Strand got his FIRST LATE MODEL FEATURE WIN!
Dustin was very excited as you can tell and he mentions how World of Outlaw Late Model Rookie of the Year Driver #11 Pat Doar gave him some great pointers before tonights race. Pat Doar finished 5th in this race at "The Bull Ring".
Late Model Feature Winner
#71S Dustin Strand Grand Forks ND
Victory Lane Interview