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Daily Dirt 09/18/2019 23:43:40

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September 9
River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks, ND
Sanction: WISSOTA special events (non-touring) (John Seitz Memorial) - $9,200
Information provided by: Mike Spieker and track reports (last updated September 11, 7:39 pm)
Shaw wins Seitz Memorial for $9,200 payday
John Seitz Memorial
  1. Don Shaw
  2. A.J. Diemel
  3. Ricky Weiss
  4. Scott Ward
  5. John Kaanta
  6. Brad Seng
  7. Nick Anvelink
  8. Jeff Wildung
  9. Jake Redetzke
  10. Jeffrey Massingill
  11. Joey Pederson
  12. Chad Mahder
  13. Jeff Provinzino
  14. Troy Schill
  15. Dustin Strand
  16. Bill Mooney
  17. Shane Edginton
  18. Lance Matthees
  19. Dustin Hapka
  20. Zach Johnson
  21. Curt Gelling
  22. Shawn Kirwin
  23. Pat Doar
  24. Steve Laursen
  25. Ryan Mikkelson
  26. Steve Anderson
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Mike Spieker/speedway-shots.com
Don Shaw points skyward after his $9,200 victory.
What won the race: Continuing an outstanding season, Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., led all but nine laps of the John Seitz Memorial for a $9,200 payday at River Cities Speedway. Shaw overtook Ricky Weiss early in the 92-lapper and led the rest of the way, finishing .455 seconds ahead of runner-up A.J. Diemel, who stalked the leader but couldn't find a way past. Weiss was third.
Quotable: "This is so unbelievable," Shaw said after winning the race honoring his late brother-in-law. "This is great. ... This race means so much to me and I tell you what, he was riding with me tonight."
Key notes: Shaw has more than 25 victories on the season. ... Eleven drivers complete 92 laps. ... Fourth-place finisher Scott Ward improved 11 positions. ... Brad Seng started on the tail and finished sixth. ... Dustin Hapka drove Shaw's backup car. ... Steve Anderson didn't make the call for the feature. ... Heat races were held Friday. ... The event, among the richest WISSOTA races of the season, pays tribute to four-time NLRA champion John Seitz of Bemidji, Minn., who died at age 36 in a snowmobiling accident. ... Seitz is still the second-winningest NLRA driver in history.
On the move: John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis., started 21st and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Shaw's Billy Moyer Victory Race Car is sponsored by Shaw Trucking, Blaine Brothers, Allstate Peterbilt, Northern Metal Recycling and Lube-Tech.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Hometown driver Dustin Strand tops River Cities standings with 832 points, leading Joey Pederson (800) and Mike Balcaen (782).
Car count: 48
Polesitter: A.J. Diemel
Heat race winners: Jeffrey Massingill, Don Shaw, Dustin Strand, Zach Johnson, A.J. Diemel
Consolation race winners: Jeff Wildung, Curt Gelling
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Diemel, Weiss
Row 2: Redetzke, Shaw
Row 3: Mikkelson, Massingill
Row 4: Strand, Johnson
Row 5: Hapka, Edginton
Row 6: Pederson, Mooney
Row 7: T. Schill, Anderson
Row 8: Ward, Matthees
Row 9: Provinzino, Laursen
Row 10: Wildung, Gelling
Row 11: Kaanta, Kirwin
Row 12: Doar, Mahder
Row 13: Anvelink, Seng

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