Strand wins at River Cities, looks to carry momentum into Seitz Memorial

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 8, 2021) – The best Late Model drivers in WISSOTA country will invade Grand Forks this weekend as big money will be up for grabs during the 15th running of the John Seitz Memorial. 

Every driver wants to be on top of their game when the big events roll around and no driver has more momentum on their side than Dustin Strand. 

Strand picked up a convincing feature win last Friday night at River Cities Speedway as he swept the night. 

Strand started on the pole for the 20-lap main event, but fell back to third early on behind Joey Pederson and Shane Edginton. 

In the second half of the race, Strand found his groove and made a charge to the front. 

With eight to go, Strand made a power move around the outside of Pederson to regain the lead. 

A caution reset the field with five to go, but Strand drove away from Brad Seng and Pederson as the green flag flew. 

Strand went on to score the win by over two seconds over Seng. 

“This car has been badass. We got behind the eight-ball earlier this season and finally went back to ground zero and we’ve got a hot rod now,” said an excited Strand in victory lane. “I’m pretty excited for the Seitz Memorial coming up. The car is awesome.”

Bad luck has plagued Strand at the Seitz Memorial in recent years, but the Millenium SRT No. 71 team has shown they have winning speed at the Bullring all season long. 

The John Seitz Memorial kicks off Thursday with the NLRA season championship. Qualifying for Saturday’s $9,200-to-win main event starts Friday with heat races and the Go Hard or Go Home Pole Dash. 

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 ServiceBemidji Welders SupplyGenerations SalonQ&Z PlumbingMillenium ChassisNaastad AcresDouble Deuce Bar & GrillShocks by Hammer, Forest Flying Service, Bemidji MarineShocker HitchGorsuch Performance SolutionsBob’s Truck AccessoriesFlagstaff Nissan SubaruRHR Swag, Novacek Honey Farms, Wehrs Machine, Energy Release and Matt’s Mobile Wash.

​2021 Stats:
Late Model:
Races: 22
Wins: 4
Top Fives: 12
Top Tens: 16

Modified:
Races: 9
Wins: 3
Top Fives: 5
Top Tens: 7

Midwest Mod:
Races: 2
Wins: 0
Top Fives: 2
Top Tens: 2

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