EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (July 27, 2022) – After a three-night stretch of Modified racing last weekend, Dustin Strand will be hopping back in the Millenium SRT No. 71 Late Model this Thursday and Friday night.
Thursday’s event at Norman County Raceway will be an NLRA tour event. Strand has four career NLRA victories at the three-eighths mile oval in Ada, Minn. The first win came in 2012, along with a pair of wins in 2020. Strand is the defending race winner has he picked up the NLRA win last year as well.
Strand will also be in action on Friday night at his home track, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The East Grand Forks, Minn. driver will be looking for a strong finish after coming home seventh in the Late Model feature last week.
Strand also had his Modified entered last Friday with the Advantage RV Modified Tour. Unfortunately, his night in the Modified was abbreviated as tricky track conditions in the heat race led to heavy contact with another car. The damage on the Walhalla Building Center / Carr’s Grain Service machine was too significant to get it fixed up for the feature.
The highlight of Strand’s week came last Thursday night at Norman County with the Advantage RV Modified Tour.
Strand rode the thick cushion to perfection in his heat race to pick up a convincing win.
Starting sixth on the grid for the 32-lap feature, Strand found his groove in the fifth position for much of the race. An exciting late race restart bunched the field back up with seven to go and Strand took advantage.
Strand moved by Blake Jegtvig and Lee Grosz to take over third. Strand went on to round out the podium at the checkers.
Both Thursday’s and Friday’s races will start at 7:00pm.
Thanks to all of our great sponsors who help get us here!
Walhalla Building Center Inc.
Keewatin Truck Service
Q&Z Plumbing and Heating
Bemidji Welders Supply, Inc
Novacek Honey Farms
Shocks by Hammer-Brian Diede
Miller Motivations, LLC.
VP Racing Fuels
Mielke Oil Company, Inc
Sturdy Racing Engines
Carrs Grain Service
Double Deuce Sports Bar and Grill
Energy Release Products
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products
Kevko Racing Products
Gorsuch Performance Solutions