GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 24, 2023) - Brad Seng earned another pair of podium finishes last week in NLRA action behind the wheel of the No. 12S S&S Transport / Bergstrom Electric MB Custom at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND where Seng's son John scored his second win of the season at the third-mile oval and first in NLRA series action in his sophomore season of Late Model competition.
Brad Seng began his Friday night at River Cities with a heat race win which brought with it a starting spot on the inside of the second row for the first 25-lap main event of the weekend. Seng took the lead at the drop of the green and led the first two trips around the high-banked quarter-mile Bullring before a lap three caution.
Dustin Strand and Tyler Peterson capitalized on the ensuing restart as Seng fell back to third. Peterson and Seng, however, remained close to Strand as the leaders negotiated through lapped traffic on lap ten.
The mid-way point of the race was further slowed by a few caution periods with Seng remaining in a podium position on each resumption of the race save for lap 17 when Mike Greseth briefly took the third spot.
Back in the third spot on the final caution with seven to go, Seng continued on to round out the podium at the drop of the checkers.
The series made the one-hour trip west to Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday for the second time in the 2023 campaign. Charging from fifth to second in his heat race, Seng took another second-row start, though this time on the outside of the row, into the 25-lap feature.
Following front row starters Dustin Strand and John Seng at the start, Seng joined his son in pursuit of Strand throughout the 17-lap green flag period at the beginning of the race. The Seng duo swapped second and third as they reeled in the leader before a caution with nine laps left.
Brad took the lead on the restart and led the following three laps before John took the lead on lap 20. The pair continued on in the top two positions in the final handful of laps and Brad watched John take his first NLRA victory.
“I honestly don't even have words,” John said following his initial series triumph. “I thought it was good down low, and I just stuck to it. I saw Strand and my dad and a couple others… Sward was up there for a little bit, and they were kind of running around but I thought I was pretty good on the bottom and stuck to it and it stayed with me the whole race, so I couldn't be happier. I thought for sure I was going to drill [a tractor tire] and blow the whole thing but luckily, we stuck to it, and it feels good to get this one all the way.”
Top 5’s: 10
Top 10’s: 12