River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks, ND
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association - $1,100
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 22, 9:03 am)
Mooney leads all the way for River Cities victory
- Bill Mooney
- Ricky Weiss
- Mike Balcaen
- Donny Schatz
- Joey Pederson
- Brad Seng
- Dustin Strand
- Shane Edginton
- Steve Anderson
- Zach Naastad
- Jeff Hapala
- Richard Odegard
- Dave Smith
- Norm Olson
- Bryce Beck
- Adam Fischer
- George Balcaen
- John Halverson
- Chris Olson
- Josh Johnson
- Steffen Snare
- Jason Storbakken
- Matt Aukland
- Tom Corcoran
Bill Mooney celebrates his third career NLRA touring victory.
What won the race: Collecting his first Northern LateModel Racing Assocation victory of the season, polesitter Bill Mooney of Selkirk, Manitoba, led all 25 laps at River Cities Speedway. He took the checkers ahead of fifth-starting Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, after Dustin Strand was shuffled out of the second spot in the final laps.
Key notes: Mooney won his third career NLRA event and first since Aug. 17, 2013, at Devil's Lake Speedway in Doyon, N.D. ... Weiss ran second the final two laps. ... Mike Balcaen was third at River Cities after winning Thursday's NLRA event at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the opener of a three-race weekend. ... Jeff Hapala started third and finished 11th in a race with several cautions. ... River Cities hosted its second of three NLRA events; the tour will return for its season finale on Sept. 10.
On the move: Donny Schatz of Fargo, N.D., started 11th and finished fourth in the Late Model feature. He won the night's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.
Winner's sponsors: Mooney's MasterSbilt Race Car by JMR has a Millar Auto Machine Company engine and sponsorship from OMG's, McPhillips Toyota, Emerson Duty Free, Lucas Oil Products, Paintball Paradise, Weed Man, Winnipeg Hearing Centres, Classic Trailers, Curtis Carpets, Maaco, BelleFosh Signs, Pizza Ranch, Future Tint & Stripe, Erickson Motors and Ollie's Auto.
Points chase: Leaving River Cities, Mike Balcaen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has 1,464 points to lead Dustin Strand (1,442) and Brad Seng (1,420).
Car count: 31
Polesitter: Bill Mooney
Heat race winners: Jeff Hapala, Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, Dustin Strand
Consolation race winners: John Halverson
Provisional starters: Tom Corcoran, Adam Fischer
Next series race: September 6, River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) $1,292
Editor's note: Corrects starting spot of Weiss to fifth sted sixth.