Balcaen wins at Jamestown, ends NLRA drought
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (June 25) — Four-time and reigning touring series champion Mike Balcaen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, captured his first Northern LateModel Racing Association victory since '08 on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway.
Balcaen started outside the front row and outran polesitter and fellow Canadian Ricky Weiss for the $1,100 victory. A pair of Grand Forks, N.D., drivers, Brad Seng and Steve Anderson, were third and fourth while Matt Aukland of Fargo, N.D., rounded out the top five in the 23-car feature. | Slideshow
Balcaen's 19 career NLRA victories is tops among active drivers. His previous victory came Aug. 16, 2008, at Greenbush (Minn.) Race Park.
NLRA @ Jamestown: (1) Mike Balcaen, (2) Ricky Weiss, (3) Brad Seng, (4) Steve Anderson, (5) Matt Aukland, (6) Chad Becker, (7) Cody Skytland, (8) Mitch Johnson, (9) Corey Seckerson, (10) Tommy Thompson, (11) Brian Swenson, (12) Jeremy Keller, (13) Josh Johnson, (14) Scott Greer, (15) Harold Schill, (16) Mike Johnson, (17) Mike McCaughan, (18) Troy Schill, (19) Brandon Carlson, (20) Joel Cryderman, (21) Paul Mueller, (22) Cole Schill, (23) Dewayne Rector. Heat race winners (among 23 cars): Weiss, Balcaen, Cryderman.