Buffalo River Race Park
Rookie grabs NLRA victory at Buffalo River
GLYNDON, Minn. (Aug. 26) — Canadian rookie Shane Edginton of East St. Paul, Manitoba, notched his first career Late Model victory Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park, earning $1,100 on the Northern LateModel Racing Association.
Starting outside the front row, Edginton took over from polesitter Mitch Johnson of Hickson, N.D., and led all the way. Fourth-starting Zach Johnson of Kensington, Minn., challenged Edginton late but settled for second on a track surface where passing was at a premium.
Dustin Strand of Grand Forks, N.D., was third followed by 15th-starting Brad Seng of Grand Forks and series points leader Ricky Weiss of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two-time series champion Cody Skytland of Fargo, N.D., was battling among the top five late but was disqualified for unsportsmanlike driving and conduct after a last-lap tangle with Strand.
The first Late Model event at the track in more than 10 years drew a huge crowd and 23 Late Models.
Notes: Edginton's Victory Circle Chassis is powered by a Millar Race Engine and is sponsored by Avonlea Companies, Winnipeg Elevator, General Signs, Red River Courier Messenger, Eyewitness Security and Mobile 1. ... The race was a makeup from an Aug. 12 rainout. ... NLRA competitors head to Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn., for a pair of $1,100-to-win events on Sept. 1-2 before the Sept. 6 season finale at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.
NLRA @ Buffalo River: (1) Shane Edginton, (2) Zach Johnson, (3) Dustin Strand, (4) Brad Seng, (5) Ricky Weiss, (6) Steve Anderson, (7) Troy Schill, (8) Dave Zimmerman, (9) Norm Olson, (10) Tom Corcoran, (11) Michael Johnson, (12) Mike Balcaen, (13) Bill Mooney, (14) Jake Bitker, (15) Dan Dowling, (16) Josh Johnson, (17) Paul Mueller, (18) Dusty Peterson, (19) Cole Schill, (20) Mitch Johnson, (21) Matt Aukland, (22) Lance Schill. Disqualified: Cody Skytland. Heat race winners (among 23 cars): Edginton, Strand, Mitch Johnson, Z. Johnson.