GRAND FORKS, ND (April 29) – The 2016 season opened Friday night on Brad Seng’s home turf; River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Coming in as the brand new RCS track record holder, hopes were high on the first night of action for the Anderson Brother’s Body Shop #12 team.
GRAND FORKS, ND (April 22) – Last Friday night River Cities Speedway held a Test N Tune practice session to give drivers a chance to shake down their racing machines before the April 29th season opener.
On a night that was supposed to be fairly relaxed and easy going, Brad Seng went out, got his elbows up, and became the fastest man to ever turn a lap around the 3/10th mile dirt oval. Brad turned a lap of 11.514 seconds, averaging 93.978mph which broke a six year old record of 11.756 seconds set by World of Outlaws Late Model driver, Rick Eckert, on July 10th, 2009.
What makes Seng’s lap time more impressive is the fact that he set the track record while running his WISSOTA spec engine, unlike Eckert who held the previous track record by racing a more powerful, unrestricted open motor.
This Friday night we’ll see if Brad’s blazing speed can translate into solid race results as he takes on the legendary Grand Forks bullring.
Story and photo by Mike Spieker.
MENOMONIE, WI (April 15) – Brad Seng and the S&S Transport team made the haul out to Red Cedar Speedway last Friday night to open up the 2016 racing season. A good field of Late Models were signed in to battle at the semi-banked 3/8th mile dirt oval. Seng quickly knocked off what little rust he might have accrued over the winter and picked up the heat race win, which put him on the pole for the Randy Buss Icebreaker Classic main event.
With Fall Creek, Wisconsin’s Jesse Glenz lined up to his outside, Seng grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag. As things got sorted out in the early stages, Darrell Nelson and Rick Hanestad moved into second and third behind Seng.
In a matter of laps, however, Nelson found his groove and drove past Seng for the lead.
Once Nelson was out front, he checked out from the field and went on to take the win by nearly a half lap. At the checkers, Seng held on to the runner-up position by a comfortable margin over Hanestad.
Seng will look to continue his strong start to the 2016 season at the River Cities Speedway opener on April 29th in Grand Forks. Seng is the winningest Late Model driver at the speedway with 46 victories and will be in search of his fourth Late Model track championship at the legendary bullring.
Top 5's: 1
Top 10's: 1
Heat Wins: 1
April 22nd – River Cities Speedway Test ‘N’ Tune
April 29th River Cities Speedway Season Opener
May 6th – River Cities Speedway
Story by Mike Spieker.