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June 9, 2018 - Dustin Strand Records a Pair of Podium Finishes in Late Model
1Thursday night brought Dustin Strand to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) competing in a field of 12 Super Late Models. Jumping up one spot in his 8-lap heat, Strand recorded a 4th place finish positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Dustin passed three cars in the 20-lapper reeling in a 3rd place finish behind Shane Edginton and Mike Martin with Shane Holden and Mike Balcaen completing the Top-5 finishers.

1After Friday’s program at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) rained out, Strand stopped at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday. Passing two cars in his heat, Dustin landed a 2nd runner-up finish behind Bill Mooney. Earning the 4th-starting position for the feature, Dustin Strand gained one spot to place 3rd behind Shane Edginton and Brody Troftgruben with Bill Mooney and Troy Schill rounding out the Top-5.

For more information from these events, please visitwww.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

June 1, 2018 - Strand Scores Second Win of the Season at River Cities
1Powering the Keewatin Trucking Service #71 Super Late Model, Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday evening for the regular night of racing. Passing three cars in his 8-lap heat, Strand landed a 3rd place finish positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dustin led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season. Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, Joey Pederson, and Brad Seng completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Mike Spieker photo)

For more information from this event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

May 27, 2018 - Dustin Strand Attends Minnesota Modified Nationals at Ogilvie
1 Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in a field of 15 Super Late Models. After starting the night off with a heat race victory from the 4th-starting position, Strand was an early retiree from the 20-lap feature.

1The following night brought Strand to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) pulling double duty for the two-day Minnesota Modified Nationals. In a field of 32 WISSOTA Modifieds, Strand passed four cars in his heat to place 2nd behind Clayton Wagamon. Earning the 4th-starting position for the opening night feature, Dustin dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place 6th.

In the Midwest Modified division for only a round of heat racing action, Strand reeled in a 5th place finish in the 10-lapper locking his spot into the main event on Sunday. Rolling off 13th, Dustin failed to finish the 50-lap affair.

In the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Strand was disqualified from his heat race and was a scratch from his 12-lap consolation event.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.OgilvieRaceway.com.

May 19, 2018 - Stand Lands Podium Finish in NLRA Action at Devil's Lake Speedway
1After losing Friday’s opener to Mother Nature at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin Strand headed to Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday evening for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program. In a field of 17 cars, Strand improved one spot in his heat race to place 2nd behind Shane Edginton. Earning the 6th-starting position for the $1,200-to-win A-Main, Strand gained four positions reeling in a runner-up finish behind Mike Balcaen with Shane Edginton, Jim Harris, and Kevin Robertson rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Spieker photo)

For more information from this event, please visit www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

May 12, 2018 - Runner-up Finish at River Cities Speedway
1On Friday night Dustin Strand traveled to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) powering the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Super Late Model for the regular night of racing. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Strand recorded a 3rd place finish positioning him on the pole for the feature. Dropping one spot in the 20-lap affair, Dustin scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Billy Mooney, Mike Balcaen, and Ryan Corbett completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota), Dustin locked his spot into the show with a heat race victory. Earning the 5th-starting position for the A-Main, Strand slowly worked his way to the front and on the final corner of the last lap made hard contact with the leader. He was eventually disqualified from the 20-lapper for exiting his car while still on the track.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

January 14, 2018 - Dustin Strand Wins Wild West Shootout Finale
1Dustin Strand returned to action on Wednesday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) competing in only the USRA Modified division for the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Passing four cars in his heat race, Strand landed a 5th place finish positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the Top 5 early in the 25-lapper, Dustin suffered a left-rear flat that sent him tail. Wheeling his way back into Top 10 on the highside, Strand was making a move for the 5th spot until a blown motor ended his night immediately.

After a scheduled off day on Thursday, Dustin was one of 50 USRA Modifieds signed in on Friday for another $1,000 top prize. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Strand locked his spot into the main event. Falling short of a Top 10 finish, Dustin slipped back to a 19th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

On Saturday night for the fifth round of the six-race tour, Dustin logged a 9th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Slated to start near the tail of his consolation event, Strand scratched from his B-Main to prepare for the final night.

1Bringing the 12th annual Wild West Shootout to a close on Sunday, Dustin locked into the 4th-starting spot for the finale after charging to an 8-lap heat race victory. Streaking to his first win of the season, Dustin Strand outran the 23-car field to capture the $2,000 payday. Alex Stanford, Stormy Scott, Shane Sabraski, and Lucas Schott completing the Top 5 finishers in the 25-lapper.  

For more information from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 7, 2018 - Dustin Strand Begins 2018 Season at Wild West Shootout
1Kicking off the 2018 season pulling double duty, Dustin Strand headed to FK ROD Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night competing in the Open Wheel Modified and B-Modified division for the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Passing three cars in his Open Wheel Modified heat, Strand logged a 5th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Dustin locked his spot into the opening night feature. Running into trouble early, Strand got tangled up in the fence ending his night early.

In the B-Mod ranks, Strand improved six positions in his heat race landing a 3rd place finish. Rolling off on the front row of the feature, Dustin suffered mechanical issues with his motor after it shut off on the opening lap. Unable to get it restarted, Strand headed pitside to prepare for Sunday.

1Returning on Sunday evening, Dustin started the night off with a heat race victory in the A-Mod sending him into the redraw. After battling for a Top 5 finish throughout the feature, Strand slipped back late in the closing laps to place 9th. (Cheryl Sluka photo)

After passing seven cars in his heat race in the B-Mod, Strand suffered more electrical issues with his motor ending his night immediately.

For more information from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

December 5, 2017 - Strand Wraps Up 2017 Season With 15 Wins
The 2017 season saw Dustin Strand travel to a total of 64 events while visiting victory lanes 15 times. Losing 11 of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Strand collected 49 Top-10 outings and 43 Top-5 finishes. He finished seventh in the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) point standings and sixth in the WISSOTA point standings. He also captured his third straight River Cities Speedway Late Model Track Championship.

September 30, 2017 - Dustin Strands Wins in Modified During Second Night of Prairie Classic
1On Friday night Dustin Strand returned behind the wheel of both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified for the Prairie Classic at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba). In a field of 22 Super Late Models, Strand secured his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Battling with Ricky Weiss for the lead, Dustin settled with a 2nd place finish late trailing Weiss across the finish line with Jim Harris, Bill Mooney, and Brad Seng completing the Top 5 finishers in the 20-lapper.

During the same night in the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Strand charged to a heat race victory from the 3rd-starting spot positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Dustin jumped up three spots to place 5th behind Ward Imrie, Scott Greer, Jordan Duray, and Ian Rousseau.

Returning on Saturday, Strand again started the night off with a heat race win in Late Model division earning him the 3rd-starting spot for the feature. Coming up short at the line, Dustin registered a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Brad Seng, Shane Edginton, and Kevin Sexton rounding out the Top 5.

1After posting a heat race victory in his Modified, Strand topped the 15-car field in the feature to capture his fifteenth win of the season. Danny Staff, Rick Delaine, Ian Rousseau, and Ward Imrie trailed Dustin to the checkers. (Tim Johnson photo)

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca.

September 23, 2017 - Strand Tops Jamestown Stampede in Open Wheel Modified
1Pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks, Dustin Strand headed to Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Friday night for the 46th annual Stock Car Stampede. In a field of 25 Super Late Models, Strand locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ryan Mikkelson. Starting in 6th for the feature, Dustin gained four spots in the 30-lap affair registering a 2nd place finish behind Don Shaw with Chad Becker, Zach Naastad, and Cole Schill rounding out the Top 5.

1In the Open Wheel Modified division, Strand started his night off with a 8-lap heat race win from the 8th-starting position. Rolling off 5th for the feature, Dustin Strand held off a hard-charging Jeremy Keller late to capture his 14th win of the season over Keller, Jason Grimes, Robert Hellebust, and Josh Eberhardt.

For more information from these events, please visit www.JamestownSpeedway.com.

September 9, 2017 - Podium Finish in Prelude to the Johnny
1Kicking off the John Seitz Memorial weekend, Dustin Strand headed to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Thursday night for the Prelude to the Johnny. Drawing 45 cars for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned contest, Strand started the night off with a 10-lap heat race win locking him into the 3rd-starting position for the $1,192-to-win opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 25-laps, Dustin posted a 3rd place finish behind Don Shaw and Jake Redetzke with Ricky Weiss and John Kanta completing the Top 5 finishers.

1Returning on Friday night pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks, Dustin picked up a 15-lap heat race win sending him into the Dash. Holding his spot for the entire distance, Strand recorded a 7th place finish positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the John Seitz Memorial A-Main. With $9,200 on the line, Dustin got collected behind a wreck on the opening lap sending him into the pits. After rejoining the field from the tail, Strand wheeled his way into the Top 5 by lap 50 and was challenging for a podium spot until his lift bar shock broke ending his night early.

In the Modified division, Strand gained three spots in his heat to place 3rd. Rolling off 12th for the feature, Dustin was an early retiree from the 25-lapper while being credited with an 18th place outing.

Dustin remains in fifth in the NLRA point standings. For more information from this event, please visit www.NLRA.org and www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

September 3, 2017 - Top 5 Finish at Red River Co-op Speedway
1On Thursday night Dustin Strand kicked off the busy Labor Day weekend at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Race of Champions Qualifier. Rolling off on the pole of his heat race, Strand cruised to a heat race win positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the feature. Dropping two positions in the 20-lapper, Dustin scored a 4th place finish behind Ricky Weiss, Don Shaw, and Mike Balcaen with Kevin Sexton coming in 5th.

1The following night in a field of 15 Super Late Models at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Strand captured an 8-lap heat race win locking his spot into the A-Main. Running into issues early, Dustin was an early retiree from the 20-lapper on lap 10.

1On Saturday night Dustin headed to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. After failing to finish in his heat race in the Late Model, Strand failed to make it out for his B-Main. In the Modified division, Dustin improved five spots in his heat reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Matt Gilbertson. Rolling off 5th for the feature, Dustin Strand dropped one spot logging a 6th place finish.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.VikingSpeedway.net.

October 15th, 2016 - Dustin Strand Finishes Season with 25 Overall Victories
Competing in a total of 59 events throughout the 2016 season, Dustin Strand reeled in 20 wins in his Super Late Model and five in his Open Wheel Modified. With the weather affecting six of his scheduled dates, Strand posted 48 Top 10 finishes and 39 Top 5 outings. He also was crowned the WISSOTA National Champion and won the Super Late Model track championship at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota).