EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (July 1, 2020) – Dustin Strand was back in action this past weekend with a pair of Late Model shows on tap.
The weekend began with a top 10 finish in the feature on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. From there, Strand headed back west to the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND, where he ended the night in victory lane just two weeks prior.
Strand started third in his heat race, as the NLRA finally lifted the lid on their season after losing four events to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the Walhalla Building Center Golden Hammer Classic.
Strand made it past Dustin Bluhm and Troy Schill to score the heat win. Strand then redrew the outside pole for the evening’s main event.
Strand, a three-time NLRA series champion, took the lead at the start and led the first three circuits before Brad Seng took the lead on lap four. Strand stayed within striking distance for the next four rounds before taking the point back on lap eight.
A caution on lap nine restacked the field for a restart, where Strand continued to lead until Seng moved back by on the 10th circuit. Strand was unable to retake the lead after the event's final caution a few laps later, scoring a runner-up finish at the Devils Lake oval.
This weekend, Strand will head back to the Bullring on Friday night, followed by his first trip of the season to Greenbush Race Park with the NLRA Late Models.
Racing begins at 7:00pm both Friday and Saturday.
July 3: River Cities Speedway – Wissota Late Models
July 4: Greenbush Race Park – NLRA Late Models
June 26: River Cities Speedway – Wissota Late Models
Heat: 1st (started 4th)
Feature: 9th (started 7th)
June 27: Devils Lake Speedway – NLRA Late Models
Heat: 1st (started 3rd)
Feature: 2nd (started 2nd)
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
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