By Spieker Promotions
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 5, 2018) – It seemed as though the Brad Seng Racing team was firing on all eight cylinders the last six weeks. Entering the weekend, Seng had only one finish outside of the top five in the last 14 events in which he competed.
Unfortunately, that streak came to an end Saturday night at Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn. While battling for position on lap eight, contact between Seng and another car sent Seng off the turn one banking at a high rate of speed and into the outside retaining wall, drivers side first.
Other than being a bit sore, Seng was uninjured. As for his No. 12S MB Customs, it was completely destroyed. Seng has another machine being put together at MB Customs, but it won’t be ready in time for this weekend’s John Seitz Memorial at River Cities Speedway.
That won’t keep the two-time Seitz Memorial champion sidelined, though. Seng will be piloting AJ Diemel’s back-up car instead. Diemel, who is also a two-time champion of the event, works for and pilots an MB Customs as well.
Despite the setback, Seng is looking forward to the biggest WISSOTA Late Model event of the year. “The Seitz Memorial is my favorite races of the year. The best of the best come out every year for three good nights of racing at the Bullring,” he said.
“We’ll have to see how things go on Thursday,” admitted Seng when asked how he felt after the incident. “The goal is to just make the show and go from there. Once you’re in the show, anything can happen. I’ve seen guys almost win it from 23rd. I’ve come from the back to finish in the top five, myself. It’s a long race so it gives guys a chance to make something happen.”
Seng’s two Seitz Memorial championships came in 2011 and 2013. In the 11 prior events, he has an average finish of 9.6.
Seng’s incident on Saturday also cost him a chance at his fourth career NLRA championship. He entered the weekend second in the standings, just 16 points behind Dustin Strand. He now sits in fourth heading into the NLRA season championship on Thursday at River Cities.
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