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September 9
River Cities Speedway,
Grand Forks, ND
Sanction: Northern LateModel Racing Association (Prelude to the Johnny) - $1,592
Information provided by: Track and series reports (last updated September 10, 7:57 am)
Diemel wins finale as Greseth snags NLRA crown
Prelude to the Johnny
  1. A.J. Diemel
  2. Don Shaw
  3. Dustin Strand
  4. Brad Seng
  5. Mike Greseth
  6. Brody Troftgruben
  7. Jake Redetzke
  8. Lance Schill
  9. Scott Ward
  10. Dave Mass
  11. Cole Searing
  12. Shane Edginton
  13. Mike Balcaen
  14. Bryce Sward
  15. Morgan Ward
  16. Chad Mahder
  17. Cole Schill
  18. Steve Anderson
  19. Kevin Robertson
  20. Ryan Corbett
  21. Erik Robertson
  22. Aaron Turnbull
  23. Cole Babcock
  24. Tom Corcoran
  25. Blake Anderson
  26. Joey Pederson
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Mike Spieker/speedway-shots.com
A.J. Diemel (58) goes by Don Shaw (42s) with two laps remaining.
What won the race: Fifth-starting A.J. Diemel of Elk Mound, Wis., overtook polesitter Don Shaw with two laps remaining Thursday at River Cities Speedway for a $1,592 victory in the Northern LateModel Racing Association finale. Rookie Mike Greseth overcame an eight-point deficit to top Shane Edginton for the series championship.
Key notes: Diemel's only previous NLRA victory came in the same race on Sept. 10, 2015. ... Diemel's winning margin over Shaw was 0.964 of a second. ... Nineteen drivers completed 25 laps. ... The Prelude to the Johnny wrapped the NLRA season and opens the John Seitz Memorial weekend, with Friday prelims and a non-touring $9,200-to-win event Saturday. … The 15th annual event honors late Bemidji, Minn., driver John Seitz.
On the move: Brad Seng of Grand Forks, N.D., started 13th and finished fourth; Brody Troftgruben of Grand Forks started 18th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Diemel’s MB Customs Race Car is sponsored by Beltline Body Shop, Badger Excavating, Lemmen-Thario Building Services, Southwest Chevrolet GMC, Wehrs Machine, White City Glass, Speedwerx, Integra, T.L. Sinz Plumbing and Keyser Mfg.
Points chase: Tour rookie Mike Greseth of Harwood, N.D., who entered the race eight points behind Shane Edington, rallied from his 10th starting spot for a fifth-place finish taht secured the series championship.
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 64°F
Car count: 44
Polesitter: Don Shaw
Heat race winners: Don Shaw, Shane Edginton, Dustin Strand, A.J. Diemel
Consolation race winners: Cole Searing, Scott Ward
Provisional starters: Blake  Anderson, Joey Pederson
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Shaw, D. Strand
Row 2: Balcaen, Redetzke
Row 3: Diemel, L. Schill
Row 4: Babcock, Edginton
Row 5: Corbett, Greseth
Row 6: Corcoran, Mass
Row 7: Seng, C. Schill
Row 8: Sward, Searing
Row 9: S. Ward, Troftgruben
Row 10: Turnbull, M. Ward
Row 11: Mahder, K. Robertson
Row 12: S. Anderson, E. Robertson
Row 13: B. Anderson, Pederson

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