Mike Greseth heads for an NLRA victory at Norman County Raceway.
What won the race: Dominating the final stages, reigning series champ and series points leader Mike Greseth of Harwood, N.D., overtook race-long leader Shawn Meyer on the 16th lap and led the rest of Thursday's 25-lap Northern LateModel Racing Association main event at Norman County Raceway. The fifth-starting Greseth roared away to win by 7.495 seconds over Brody Troftgruben while Meyer, who was seeking his first career NLRA victory, settled for third.
Key notes: Greseth notched his third NLRA victory of the season and second in a row. ... He has nine career series victories over the past two seasons, including two at Norman County. ... Polesitter Josh Zimpel dropped out on the 14th lap after running among the top three early. ... Amelia Eisenschenk finished 14th in her series debut. ... Sam Zender scratched from the main event.
On the move: Jeff Hapala of West Fargo, N.D., started 20th and finished 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Greseth’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Quality Engine, Innovative Air, T&S Custom Homes, Stremick Trucking and York Furnaces.
Points chase: Before Norman County: 1. Mike Greseth (1,932); 2. Brody Troftgruben (1,910); 3. Cole Schill (1,764); 4. Ryan Kereluk (1,688); 5. Brad Seng (1,616).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 23
Polesitter: Josh Zimpel
Heat race winners: Josh Zimpel, Shawn Meyer, Brad Seng
Next series race: August 6, Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, MN) $1,200