Estevan Motor Speedway
Doar dominates NLRA stop at Estevan
By Chris StepanDirtonDirt.com correspondent
ESTEVAN, Saskatchewan (Aug. 16) — Outside front-row starter Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., led all the way Monday at Estevan Motor Speedway for his second straight victory on the WISSOTA-sanctioned Northern LateModel Racing Association.
Doar's victory — his first off U.S. soil — came on the third of six straight nights of NLRA action in the only race outside North Dakota during the stretch.
Polesitter Mike Balcaen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, finished second with Zach Johnson of Kensington, Minn., edging Jeremy Keller of Bismarck, N.D., for third. Overall WISSOTA points leader Ricky Weiss of St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba, rounded out the top five.
Doar got the jump on Balcaen at the outset and built nearly a five-second lead as the first 25 laps went non-stop. After a pair of solo spins halted the race twice on lap 25, Doar pulled away over the final five laps for the victory.
Notes: Doar's car is sponsored by Mars Race Cars, U Motors Racing and S&S Transport. ... Doar has two career NLRA victories. ... the event drew 18 drivers from four states and four Canadian provinces. ... Mike Balcaen's second-place finish extends his NLRA points lead over Cody Skytland and Brad Seng. ... The series continues in North Dakota this week on Tuesday at Williston Basin Speedway, Wednesday at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson, and Thursday at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.
NLRA @ Estevan: (1) Pat Doar, (2) Mike Balcaen, (3) Zach Johnson, (4) Jeremy Keller, (5) Ricky Weiss, (6) Joel Cryderman, (7) Bill Mooney, (8) Cody Skytland, (9) Brad Seng, (10) Troy Heupel, (11) Ed Turnbull, (12) Hank Berry, (13) Troy Schill, (14) Steve Anderson, (15) David Smith, (16) Duane Rector, (17) Curtis Fortowski, (18) Bruce Hart. Heat race winners (among 18 cars): Z. Johnson, Doar, Balcaen.