GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 21, 2023) - With another three-race stretch with the NLRA in the record books, Brad Seng kept his season high top five streak alive last weekend, scoring top fives in the No. 12S S&S Transport / Gateway Sportz MB Custom on both nights of the Howie Schill Memorial at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND and at the Golden Hammer Classic at Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, ND.
Seng finished second in his heat race then rolled off on the inside of row four Thursday on night one of the Howie Schill Memorial at Red River Valley Speedway. Seng moved up a row after Mike Greseth and Josh Zimpel wrecked on the initial start.
Seng slipped back to seventh in the opening laps of the race but started to regain ground running around the bottom of the third-mile oval. On lap six, Seng moved to the inside of Dustin Strand in a bid to return to the top five.
Seng took the fifth spot the following lap as the leaders started working lapped traffic at the midway point of the 25-lap race. A caution with 11 laps left saw Seng restart fourth and went on to battle with Mitch Johnson and Cole Schill for the fourth through sixth spots.
Seng passed Schill with seven to go and remained fourth until the checkers flew.
Seng charged from fifth to second, setting up another fourth row start on the final night of the Schill Memorial on Friday night. Seng remained outside the top five in the first third of the 30-lap feature but moved into the top five just before the midway point.
Despite the caution on the initial start, the rest of the race went green-to-checkered with Seng remaining fifth for the final 18 laps to bring his top five streak to ten races.
The rescheduled Golden Hammer Classic at Devils Lake Speedway rounded out the weekend with Seng starting the night with a second-place finish in his heat, setting up a starting spot on the outside of the second row for the final 30-lap feature of the weekend.
Seng got a good run off of the top of turn two to move into second at the conclusion of the opening lap. Seng continued to run second after crossing under a slide job attempt by Brody Troftgruben on a lap six restart.
Seng was reeling in race leader Joey Pederson as the pair approached lapped traffic, though another caution with 21 laps to go cleared the air for the leaders.
The leaders were working lapped traffic for the first time just past the midway point when another caution again put clear track ahead of the leaders. A slide job by Tyler Peterson on the ensuing restart stuck, putting Seng back to third. With four to go, Seng caught back up to the leaders in traffic, but was unable to improve his position late in the race, finishing third.
Seng takes his 11-race top five streak into his return to River Cities Speedway on Friday night while also holding a ten-point lead over Dustin Strand in the season long points standings at the speedway in a bid for his fourth track points title with two races remaining.
Top 5’s: 19
Top 10’s: 21