By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 7, 2017) – Brad Seng stole the show with a thrilling last lap, last corner pass on Dustin Strand during the Performance Auto Late Model feature Friday night at The Bullring.
The three-time and defending NLRA series champion had a six car length deficit on Strand as the lead duo stormed down the backstretch for the final time. Strand entered turn three down low and got held up by lapped traffic, while Seng rode the middle groove and drifted high coming out of turn four.
Seng got a tremendous run exiting the corner and pulled even with Strand on the front stretch.
At the line, Seng took the win by 0.037 seconds to halt Strand’s RCS winning streak at two.
“That was the closest finish I’ve been a part of and there’s not a scratch on the car. What more can a guy ask for,” said Seng in RydellCars.com Victory Lane.
Strand led nearly 19 and three-quarters of the 20 laps around the Bullring in what was a dominating performance, but Seng was still able to find a way around the defending WISSOTA Late Model national champion.
“The car was pretty good. It’s just that Dustin is darn smooth,” continued Seng. “You need to capitalize on a mistake and I don’t even know if he made a mistake.”
Bill Mooney picked up the final podium position after a spirited battle with Mike Balcaen. Joey Pederson rounded out the top five.
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