Dustin Strand takes the checkers after leading the final three laps.
What won the race: Leading the last three laps after overtaking race-long leader Lance Schill, seventh-starting Dustin Stand scored a home-track victory Sunday at River Cities Speedway for his second straight Northern LateModel Racing Association victory. Strand won the 25-lap Greater Grand Forks Fair Race by 1.467 seconds over pole-starting Brad Seng.
Key notes: Lance Schill led 22 laps, but after Strand overtook him in turn four, Schill slid over the banking in turns one and two, drawing a caution. He retired and Strand restarted out front and led the final three laps. ... Strand is the first two-time winner on the NLRA circuit in 2022 after six tour events. ... Strand's 27th career NLRA victory moves him into second on the all-time victories list behind Brad Seng (40 victories). Strand had moved into a tie with the late John Seitz and Mike Balcaen with Thursday's victory at Norman County Raceway. ... Lance Schill of Langdon, N.D., started outside the front row and was seeking his second career NLRA victory; he retired after leading 22 laps. ... Seventeen of 24 starters completed 25 laps. ... NLRA's scheduled four-race weekend was cut in half with rainouts at I-94 Sure Step Speedway and Devils Lake Speedway.
On the move: Reigning series champ Mike Greseth of Harood, N.D., started 12th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Strand's No. 71 is sponsored by Bemidji Marine, Bemidji Welders Supply, Carr's Grain Service, Double Deuce Bar & Grill, Forest Flying Service, Generations Salon, Keewatin Truck Service, Naastad Acres, Q&Z Plumbing @ Heating, Sam's Auto Body, Shocker Hitch, Shocks by Hammer, Walhalla Building Center, Gorsuch Performance Solutions and Stop Tech Brakes.
Points chase: After River Cities: 1. Cole Schill (1,230); 2. Brad Seng (1,186); T3. Brody Troftgruben (1,154); T3. Mike Greseth (1,154); 5. Shane Edginton (1,032).
Current weather: Few Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 29
Polesitter: Brad Seng
Heat race winners: Tom Corcoran, Lance Schill, Brody Troftgruben, Shane Edginton
Next series race: June 30, Grand Rapids Speedway (Grand Rapids, MN) $1,200