There's no doubt where Tyler Peterson finished at River Cities.
What won the race: Tyler Peterson of Hickson, N.D., took the lead from polesitter Ryan Corbett on lap two and never looked back, pacing the remaining 24 circuits to score his second career Northern LateModel Racing Association victory in Sunday's $1,250 annual Greater Grand Forks Fair Race at River Cities Speedway. Peterson secured his fourth Late Model victory of the month and the seventh of his career, including topping two of the last three NLRA events.
Quotable: “It was pretty good, they had a lot of rain, so the track held up pretty well for what they had,” Peterson said. “The fair races are awesome, we get a bunch of new fans and new faces coming out to the races, so I hope to see you guys back here. Awesome (fan) turnout, I love River Cities Speedway. I don’t know about (being a feared presence in the pits), I just go out there and try to do the best I can. Looking forward to the rest of the year here, coming with the modified and everything.”
Key notes: Peterson took the checkered flag 1.638 seconds ahead of hometown driver Brad Seng. ... Seng, winner of Friday's NLRA event at I-94, rallied nine positions for a runner-up finish after starting 11th. ... Jason Strand advanced six positions and finished third. ... Hometown driver Ryan Corbett led the opening circuit before fading for a fifth-place finish. ... Series winner at River Cities earlier this month, Lance Schill gained 10 spots and finished seventh. ... Brody Troftgruben started 18th and finished ninth. ... Reigning track champion Joey Pederson finished 11th. … Two-time reigning series champion, Mike Greseth was swept up in a multicar crash on lap six and finished 22nd. ... The 25-lap feature lasted nearly 30 minutes and was slowed by seven cautions, including an 11-car pileup on lap six. ... Thirteen of 27 starters completed the entire distance.
On the move: Mike Balcaen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, started 19th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Peterson’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Corky Thomas Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Enclave, Quick-Lift, TP Fabricating, AllFab Railings & Metalworks, Powdercoat Specialists and Slider Shots Media.
Points chase: After River Cities: 1. Dustin Strand (1,556); 2. Brad Seng (1,554); 3. Mike Greseth (1,534); 4. Cole Schill (1,444); T5. Shane Edginton (1,428); T5. Brody Troftgruben (1,428).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 75°F
Car count: 27
Polesitter: Ryan Corbett
Heat race winners: Greg Moore, Shane Edginton, Dustin Strand, Mike Greseth
Next series race: July 14, Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, SD) $2,500