By Spieker Promotions
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (September 2, 2020) - Dustin Strand picked up his 12th feature win of 2020 last Saturday night at Greenbush Race Park in his No. 71 Millenium WISSOTA Modified.
Following a charge from seventh to second in his heat, Strand lined up on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap feature with Mark Esala to his inside. Strand got the jump as the green flag waved and led the opening circuit.
Strand went on to lead every lap but had to hold off a hard-charging Mike Greseth in the final laps. The win was Strand’s fifth in the Modified this year.
Strand also finished third in the Midwest Modified feature, driving Ronnie Novacek’s No. B1.
The night before at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, Strand nearly claimed his third consecutive Late Model feature win. Strand started ninth on the grid for the 20-lap feature after charging from seventh to pick up a heat race win.
The East Grand Forks driver raced his way into the top five by lap four and moved into second at the halfway point. From there, Strand set his sights on Lance Schill for the lead. Strand caught Schill with two laps to go amid heavy lapped traffic. Strand placed a bid for the lead in turns one and two on the final lap, but came up short and had to settle for second.
Strand leads the River Cities Speedway Late Model points race by 10 markers over Brad Seng.
This weekend, Strand returns to action on Friday night at River Cities in his Late Model. On Saturday, he will head to Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn. with the Modified to compete in the Fallen Lineman special at the big half-mile.
Strand last competed in a Modified at Viking in 2017 where he finished fifth and sixth in two separate events. In eight local events in the Modified this season, Strand has an average finish of 2.1.
September 4: River Cities Speedway - Late Model
September 5: Viking Speedway - Modified
August 28: River Cities Speedway - Late Model
Heat: 1st (started 7th)
Feature: 2nd (started 9th)
August 29: Greenbush Race Park - Modified
Heat: 2nd (started 5th)
Feature: 1st (started 2nd; led all 20 laps)
August 29: Greenbush Race Park - Midwest Modified
Heat: 2nd (started 3rd)
Feature: 3rd (started 8th)
Dustin and the entire Strand Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support!
Walhalla Building Center, Carr's Grain Service, Keewatin Truck Service, Bemidji Welders Supply, Generations Salon, Q&Z Plumbing, Millenium Chassis, Naastad Acres, Double Deuce Bar & Grill, Shocks by Hammer, Sam's Auto Body, Forest Flying Service, Bemidji Marine, Shocker Hitch, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, and Hagel Construction.
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Top Tens: 17
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