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Daily Dirt 09/24/2021 16:03:05

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May 27
Grand Rapids Speedway,
Grand Rapids, MN
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association - $1,200
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 28, 9:57 am)
Greseth earns Late Model first at Grand Rapids
  1. Mike Greseth
  2. Shane Edginton
  3. Brad Seng
  4. Dave Mass
  5. Kyle Peterlin
  6. Derek Vesel
  7. Travis Budisalovich
  8. Keith Niemi
  9. Deven VanHouse
  10. Cole Schill
  11. Bryce Sward
  12. Dustin Strand
  13. Jeff Provinzino
  14. Jeffrey Massingill
  15. Kevin Robertson
  16. Zach Wohlers
  17. Jayme Lautigar
  18. Roger Paolo
  19. Dan Dowling
  20. Troy Schill
  21. George Ledin Jr.
  22. Cole Babcock
  23. Blake Anderson
  24. Erik Robertson
  25. Steve Anderson
  26. Brody Troftgruben
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Mike Greseth races toward his first career Late Model victory.
What won the race: Breaking through for his first-ever full-fender victory, Mike Greseth of Harwood, N.D., regained command from Brad Seng while racing through lapped traffic late in the distance to capture Thursday night's 25-lap Northern LateModel Racing Association feature at Grand Rapids Speedway. Greseth crossed the finish line ahead of Shane Edginton and Seng to secure the $1,200 top prize and a career-first NLRA triumph.
Quotable: “I didn’t know where to go with the lapped traffic, and I didn’t realize there was rubber down low coming in,” said Greseth, who plans to chase the NLRA tour this season. “Then Brad got by me down there and I seen him go to the outside of the other cars and I went back down there and got by him. We’re fortunate to come out on top.”
Key notes: An open-wheel modified veteran, Greseth is in his first season driving a Dirt Late Model. His five previous full-fenders starts this season included finishes of second, third, fourth and fifth. ... After Greseth slipped back past Seng for the lead, Edginton also overtook the four-time NLRA champion to finish second. Seng settled for third place. ... Dave Mass, who won the NLRA season opener on May 21 at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn., finished fourth. ... Grand Rapids hosted the NLRA tour for just the second time in series history; Canadian Joel Cryderman won the circuit's 2010 visit to the track.
On the move: Jeff Provinzino of Hibbing, Minn., started 21st and finished 13th.
Winner's sponsors: Greseth’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Quality Engine, Innovative Air, T&S Custom Homes, Stremick Trucking and York Furnaces.
Points chase: Heading to Grand Rapids, Dave Mass (224 points) led Bryce Sward (214), Mike Greseth (206), Shane Edginton (198) and Ryan Mikkelson (192).
Current weather: Clear, 50°F
Car count: 26
Polesitter: Mike Greseth
Heat race winners: Shane Edginton, Dave Mass, Mike Greseth, Kyle Peterlin
Next series race: June 4, River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) $1,200
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Greseth, Seng
Row 2: Peterlin, S. Anderson
Row 3: Edginton, Mass
Row 4: VanHouse, Niemi
Row 5: Sward, Vesel
Row 6: Massingill, Paolo
Row 7: Budisalovich, Dowling
Row 8: C. Schill, Lautigar
Row 9: Strand, Babcock
Row 10: Wohlers, K. Robertson
Row 11: Provinzino, E. Robertson
Row 12: T. Schill, Troftgruben
Row 13: B. Anderson, Ledin
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