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Daily Dirt 06/19/2024 19:04:40

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August 20
Red River Co-op Speedway,
Winnipeg, MB
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association (Can-Am Challenge) - $1,100
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 21, 2:29 pm)
Balcaen stretches points lead with Red River victory
Can-Am Challenge
  1. Mike Balcaen
  2. Ricky Weiss
  3. Dustin Strand
  4. Cole Schill
  5. Brad Seng
  6. Kevin Sexton
  7. Jeff Hapala
  8. Walt Morris
  9. George Balcaen
  10. Dave Smith
  11. Shane Edginton
  12. Bill Mooney
  13. Paul Veert
  14. Mike Martin
  15. Steve Anderson
  16. Matt Gerlach-Smith
  17. Bryce Beck
  18. Rick Fawcett
  19. Kevin Giesbrecht
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What won the race: Hometown driver Mike Balcaen expanded his Northern LateModel Racing Association points lead with a flag-to-flag victory Thursday at Red River Co-op Speedway. With his first series victory of 2015, Balcaen took the checkers ahead of Ricky Weiss of nearby Headingley, winner of his previous five visits to the track.
Key notes: Mike Balcaen's 22 career victories are third on the all-time list. ... Balcaen's previous NLRA victory came June 20, 2014, at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. ... With five NLRA races remaining, Balcaen will be looking for his first multiple-victory season on the series since 2008. .... Cole Schill ran second for half the 25-lapper but slipped back to finish fourth. ... Steffen Snare and Leo Freeleus scratched from the main event.
On the move: Jeff Hapala of West Fargo, N.D., ran 12th early and ended up seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Balcaen's Black Diamond Chassis is sponsored by Northstar, Sylmak, Snap-on and Interstate Batteries.
Points chase: Mike Balcaen leaves Winnipeg with 1,356 points to lead Dustin Strand (1,342) and Brad Seng (1,320).
Car count: 21
Heat race winners: Mike Balcaen, Dustin Strand, Cole Schill
Next series race: August 18, Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, ND) $1,200
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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