Big Al Delaine Memorial Part of Weekend For Second Straight Year
It's almost time to Go Hard or Go Home for the 17th year in a row...
The 17th running of the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational at the tight quarter mile River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota is set and ready to be run on September 7th, 18th and 9th, 2023.
The event, already entering its seventeenth season, will kick off again this year with the crowning of the NLRA Late Model Series Champion on Thursday, an event that began in 2011. For the thirteenth year in a row on Thursday, September 7th, the event will kick off with a racing program dubbed the ‘Prelude to the Johnny’. Late Models will compete in a $1,792 to win program which will begin and 7pm along with full racing programs for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Street Stocks, along with the first visit ever to the event for the WISSOTA Super Stocks, who will run heat races to start the weekend. This event will serve as the 2023 NLRA Championship and will be the final point night for the ’23 NLRA season, which will allow the tour champion to be crowned at River Cities just like the last twelve seasons.
Night number two of the memorial weekend will then begin again on Friday, September 8th with action for the WISSOTA Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks and WISSOTA Modifieds. Friday’s program will feature heat races and the $920 to win Go Hard or Go Home pole dash for the Late Models, plus a complete program (heat races, semi-features and features) for the WISSOTA Modifieds, during the Big Al Delaine Memorial, and heat races for the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, similarly to the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 events, plus B-mains and the feature for the Super Stocks.
Saturday, September 9th’s program will feature b-features, a last chance race and the 92-lap $9,200 to win feature event for the Late Models plus another complete program for the Modifieds along with the b-mains and features for the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks and another full program for the Super Stocks.
More than 50 of the Midwest’s best Late Model competitors from upwards of 5 states and hopefully several Canadian provinces, including several previous champions are all expected to be in attendance to compete for this giant purse and the prestige of winning the John Seitz Memorial! In addition, a host of local competitors should be in attendance and will be looking to ‘defend their home turf’ from the travelers to try to keep the $9,200 in the Grand Forks area once the memorial weekend’s event is completed.
Modified drivers will race for $1,192 to win on Thursday, night, for $3,092 on Friday night and $1,120 to win on Saturday night, while Street Stock and Midwest Modified competitors will race for $592 to win on Thursday night and then each division will run for a $1,292 to win purse during their Friday/Saturday program. The Super Stocks will compete for $1,992 during their Thursday/Friday program and for $992 on Saturday night.
Thursday and Friday’s action will start at 6:30pm with Saturday’s show beginning at 6pm. This event has been ultra-successful over the first sixteen seasons and fans will want to make sure to be in Grand Forks for the fourteenth running of the event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 7th, 8th & 9th.
If you aren’t able to be in attendance, the event will be live streamed on pay per view at www.WatchFYE.tv all three nights.
Tons of contingency awards will be provided in all divisions throughout the course of the weekend by some great sponsors. For ticket prices and more information please log onto www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or www.fyemotorsports.com for more event information or call Chris at (715) 497-8916.
We hope to see everyone at The Bullring in Grand Forks, ND on September 7th, 8th and 9th.
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Grand Forks ND 58203
216 4th St. NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721