Weiss Claims Third Performance Auto Late Model Win

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 6, 2018) – ​Ricky Weiss and Mike Balcaen led the field of 18 Performance Auto Late Models to the green flag for their 20-lap feature. Weiss grabbed the lead in turn one as Balcaen and Seng settled into second and third.

Weiss opened up his advantage to over a full straightaway by the halfway point. Once the defending NLRA champion hit lapped traffic, both Balcaen and Seng were able to close in. With two laps to go, Weiss’ advantage was down to just two car lengths. Balcaen got loose in turn two, which allowed Seng to pull alongside as Weiss drove away by six car lengths.

That was all Weiss needed to cruise to his third River Cities Speedway win of 2018. Seng gave Balcaen everything he had on the final lap, but Balcaen was able to hold on to second at the checkers. Ryan Corbett and Joey Pederson rounded out the top five.

RESULTS:
Feature
(20 Laps): 1. 7W-Ricky Weiss, [1]; 2. 10-Mike Balcaen, [2]; 3. 12S-Brad Seng, [3]; 4. 4C-Ryan Corbett, [4]; 5. 7P-Joey Pederson, [5]; 6. 71-Dustin Strand, [7]; 7. T1-Tom Corcoran, [8]; 8. 4-Shane Edginton, [10]; 9. F9-Brandon Fuller, [9]; 10. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [6]; 11. 11-Troy Schill, [12]; 12. 1M-Nicholas Minske, [14]; 13. 00-Robert Bladow, [15]; 14. 71S-Steffen Snare, [11]; 15. 9-Steve Anderson, [13]; 16. 2D-Don Platow, [17]; 17. 345-Bryce Reimer, [18]; 18. (DNF) 1R-Travis Robertson, [16]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Ricky Weiss, [5]; 2. 4C-Ryan Corbett, [2]; 3. 71-Dustin Strand, [1]; 4. 4-Shane Edginton, [4]; 5. 9-Steve Anderson, [6]; 6. 1R-Travis Robertson, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Mike Balcaen, [1]; 2. 7P-Joey Pederson, [2]; 3. T1-Tom Corcoran, [4]; 4. 71S-Steffen Snare, [6]; 5. 1M-Nicholas Minske, [3]; 6. (DNF) 345-Bryce Reimer, [5]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12S-Brad Seng, [1]; 2. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [2]; 3. F9-Brandon Fuller, [4]; 4. 11-Troy Schill, [3]; 5. 00-Robert Bladow, [5]; 6. 2D-Don Platow, [6]

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