River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks, ND
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association - $1,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated August 19, 1:55 pm)
Schatz denies Seng at River Cities
- Donny Schatz
- Brad Seng
- Shane Edginton
- Mike Balcaen
- Steffen Snare
- Joey Pederson
- Steve Anderson
- Norm Olson
- Cole Schill
- Tom Corcoran
- Zach Naastad
- Jason Storbakken
- Paul Mueller
- Bill Mooney
- Dusty Peterson
- Harold Schill
- Dustin Burke
- Jeff Hapala
- Jeff McDonald
- Dustin Strand
Donny Schatz visits victory lane again on Aug. 16.
What won the race: Third-starting Donny Schatz of Fargo, N.D., took the lead from polesitter Mike Balcaen on the 15th lap and led the rest of Saturday's 25-lap NLRA feature at River Cities Speedway. The sprint car star won his second career NLRA feature in non-stop fashion. NLRA points leader Brad Seng was second, ending a four-race win streak, while Balcaen slipped to fourth.
Key notes: Schatz's previous series victory came exactly one year eaerlier at River Cities. ... Series points leader and hometown driver Brad Seng won Friday's race to tie the late John Seitz atop the tour's all-time victories list at 26. ... Seng remains one victory shy of matching Seitz's 2004 season that included a series-high seven victories.
On the move: Steffen Snare started eighth and finished fifth; Joey Pederson started 10th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Schatz's Rocket Chassis has a Pro Power Racing Engine and is sponsored by Fargo Petro Shopping Centers and Fastlane Car Wash.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Brad Seng had 998 points to lead Mike Balcaen (898) and Dustin Strand (778).
Car count: 20
Polesitter: Mike Balcaen
Heat race winners: Mike Balcaen, Donny Schatz, Brad Seng
Next series race: August 21, Norman County Raceway (Ada, MN) $1,100
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.