By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 9, 2018) – For the second time in three years, the River Cities Speedway Late Model track record was set during the John Seitz Memorial. In 2016, Dustin Strand set the track record during the Prelude to the Johnny. On Friday night, Joey Pederson broke the record during heat race competition.
Pederson ran a lap of 11.255 seconds around the high-banked three-tenths mile bullring, averaging 95.957mph.
The previous track record was established by Mike Marlar on July 14, 2017 during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model event.
Pederson was the only driver on Friday night under Marlar's record.
Pederson went on to finish fifth in the 92-lap John Seitz Memorial A-main.
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