Devils Lake Speedway,
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association - $1,200
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 21, 2:45 pm)
Balcaen wins Devils Lake NLRA season opener
- Mike Balcaen
- Dustin Strand
- Shane Edginton
- Jim Harris
- Kevin Robertson
- Brad Seng
- Travis Robertson
- Bill Mooney
- Brody Troftgruben
- Troy Schill
- Brandon Fuller
- Erik Robertson
- Matt Gerlach-Smith
- Eric Edwards
- Jesse Teunis
- Dave Smith
- Ryan Corbett
Mike Balcaen celebrates his NLRA victory at Devils Lake.
What won the race: Third-starting Mike Balcaen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, outran sixth-starting Dustin Strand to win Saturday’s Northern LateModel Racing Association season opener at Devils Lake. Balcaen earned $1,200 for his 24th career series victory.
Key notes: Balcaen, the tour’s 2008 and 2010 champion, is now just two wins shy of John Seitz of Bemidji, Minn., for second on the all-time win list. … It was the third time the series has visited Devils Lake and the first of two NLRA events the track will host this season. … The series returns on June 16.
On the move: Kevin Robertson of Enderlin, N.D., finished fifth after starting 15th.
Winner's sponsors: Balcaen's Black Diamond Chassis is powered by a Scott Bailey Racing Engine and sponsored by Sylmak, Enns Brothers Ltd., AlarmWatch Canada.com and Imrie Demolition.
Points chase: It’s the tour’s season opener. Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, is the reigning defending champion.
Car count: 17
Polesitter: Shane Edginton
Heat race winners: Bill Mooney, Shane Edginton, Mike Balcaen
Next series race: September 6, River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) $1,292
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.