By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 21, 2019) – The 2019 racing season is finally underway for Brad Seng, driver of the S&S Transport No. 12S. The three-time NLRA series champion opened the season last Friday night at his home track, River Cities Speedway, in Grand Forks, N.D.
The night got off to a great start as Seng drove from third to pick up the heat race win. Seng rolled off on the outside of row two for the 20-lap main event, but quickly began moving forward at the drop of the green flag.
Seng drove around the outside of a pair of Canadian drivers, Mike Balcaen and Bill Mooney, on the first lap to move into second. From there, he set his sights on long-time competitor and friend Joey Pederson for the race lead.
Pederson had a six-car length lead that Seng slowly whittled down to two car lengths with two laps to go. When the white flag waved, Seng was on the rear bumper of Pederson and dove to the inside in turns one and two. Seng cleared Pederson for the lead down the back straightaway, but Pederson put his car up on the cushion to pull even with Seng in the middle of turns three and four. Down the front straightaway, Pederson edged out Seng for the win.
Seng held on to finish a strong, yet disappointing second.
The Grand Forks driver will look to get one spot better this Friday night at River Cities Speedway. Green flag drops at 7pm. Seng will also be in action on Saturday night at Devils Lake Speedway for the 2019 opener at the Crary, N.D. quarter-mile.
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