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Daily Dirt 09/25/2023 14:45:04

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August 17
River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks, ND
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association - $1,200
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated September 5, 1:28 pm)
Fenders or no, Schatz triumphs at River Cities
  1. Donny Schatz
  2. Joey Pederson
  3. Mike Balcaen
  4. Brad Seng
  5. Troy Schill
  6. Ryan Corbett
  7. Tom Corcoran
  8. Bill Mooney
  9. Shane Edginton
  10. Dave Smith
  11. Matt Gerlach-Smith
  12. Jeff Hapala
  13. Brody Troftgruben
  14. Steve Anderson
  15. Brandon Fuller
  16. Jesse Teunis
  17. Travis Robertson
  18. Shane Holden
  19. Nick Minske
  20. Cory Tammen
  21. Brad Kerrison
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Donny Schatz celebrates atop his sprint car; he also won in his Late Model.
What won the race: Winning his second NLRA feature in as many starts, sprint car standout Donny Schatz of Fargo, N.D., topped Joey Pederson for a $1,200 victory at River Cities Speedway on Friday. The second-starting Schatz, who also won the World of Outlaws sprint car main event, beat the fifth-starting Pederson by 2.847 seconds, while Mike Balcaen finished third.
Key notes: Donny Schatz picked up his seventh career NLRA victory and second of the season; he won Aug. 5 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. … Eleven of the 21 starters completed 25 laps. … Series points leader and hometown driver Dustin Strand, who won Thursday at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Don Platow of Shevlin, Minn., scratched from the main event. … NLRA's event was the second of a four-race weekend that includes Thursday’s opener at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg (won by Dustin Strand); the stretch continues Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday and Sheyenne River Speedway in Lisbon, N.D., on Sunday.
On the move: Jeff Hapala of West Fargo, N.D., started 18th and finished 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Schatz's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by DKW Transport, Fargo Petro Stopping Centers and Fastlane Car Wash.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Dustin Strand of Grand Forks, N.D. (1,494) led the series over Brad Seng (1,396) and Mike Balcaen (1,348).
Car count: 23
Polesitter: Brad Seng
Heat race winners: Mike Balcaen, Brad Seng, Donny Schatz
Next series race: September 6, River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) $1,292
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Seng, Schatz
Row 2: Balcaen, Corbett
Row 3: Pederson, D. Smith
Row 4: Schill, Edginton
Row 5: Troftgruben, Mooney
Row 6: Corcoran, Holden
Row 7: Anderson, Gerlach-Smith
Row 8: Tammen, Robertson
Row 9: Teunis, Hapala
Row 10: Fuller, Kerrison
Row 11: Minske, Platow
Row 12: Strand

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