Mullen Scores Top Five at Cedar Lake as Upper Midwest Season Begins

Grand Forks, N.D. (May 7, 2024) – Brendan Mullen resumed his 2024 campaign last Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, scoring his first top five of the season with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints.

The Native Nations Cannabis team was set to compete Friday night at Ogilvie Speedway in Minnesota, but rained washed out the event.

Mullen began the night at Cedar Lake 20th quick in qualifying and finished fifth in his heat race.

The rain that caused the Ogilvie cancellation also had negative effects on the three-eighths mile in New Richmond, Wisconsin as the track was lightning quick all night, evidenced by Christopher Thram’s new track record in qualifying.

The track continued to prove fast and tricky in the 30-lap main event as Mullen made his way through the field from the drop of the green.

Following a flip by early leader Brooke Tatnell on the 10th lap, Mullen made his way into the top ten on the ensuing restart. In the eight circuits that followed, Mullen made his way into the top five for the first time this season.

Mullen did bicycle a couple times during the race but stayed out of trouble in the closing laps to finish fifth, passing ten cars in the process.

This week sees the home schedule break into full swing as Mullen will run opening night events at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night and at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday. A Saturday trip to race with the MSTS at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD on Saturday is also on the card for his first three-day weekend of the summer schedule.

Thanks to all of our sponsors for their continued support!
Native Nations Cannabis
Knife River Corporation
Home of Economy
Auto Finance Super Center
Royal River Casino & Hotel
605 Lending
Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND
Simplot – Grand Forks, ND
State Bank of Fairmont
Valvoline Instant Oil Change – Grand Forks, ND
Bergstrom Electric
Northland Custom Woodworking
Bosh Enterprise

2024 Stats:
Races: 13
Wins: 0
Top 5’s: 1
Top 10’s: 3

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