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November 9, 2018 - Strand Ends 2018 Season With 15 Wins; Plans to Kick Off 2019 Season in Arizona
During the 2018 campaign, Dustin Strand competed in a total of 64 events while collecting 15 wins in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. With the weather determining the outcome of seven of his scheduled dates, Dustin registered 48 Top-10 outings and 37 Top-5 finishes.

September 22, 2018 - 2nd Place Finish in Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown
1Dustin Strand invaded Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Friday night pulling double duty for the 47th annual Stock Car Stampede. With 25 Super Late Models on hand for the two-day event, Strand jumped up one spot in his heat scoring a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Dustin led the first 26 circuits but dropped one spot in the final four to place 2nd behind Ricky Weiss with Shane Edginton, Curt Gelling, and Mike Balcaen rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Spieker photo)

1In the B-Modified division, Dustin improved two spots in his heat notching a 2nd place finish behind Nate Reinke. Starting the feature in 20th, Strand charged through field 13 positions reeling in a 7th place finish.

For more information from these events, please visit www.JamestownSpeedway.com .

September 15, 2018 - Strand Bags Top 10 Finish in Wissota 100 at I-94 Speedway
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) pulling double duty for the Wissota 100. In a field of 27 cars, Strand jumped up two spots in his heat scoring a 2nd place finish behind Don Shaw. Starting the preliminary feature in 5th, Dustin fell two positions to place 7th. He also earned a spot into the Race of Champions on Friday where he dropped one spot in the 15-lapper logging a 11th place outing.

In the Open Wheel Modified division, Strand locked his spot into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Bob Broking. Starting in 11th, Dustin gained seven spots reeling in a 4th place finish behind Kelly Estey, Alex Guthmiller, and Mike Greseth with Andy Jones coming in 5th.

1With his spot already locked into the Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale, Strand passed 13 cars in the 40-lap affair notching a 7th place finish. (Mike Spieker photo)

Starting the Open Wheel Modified A-Main in 11th, Dustin Strand improved two spots in the 30-lapper logging a 9th place finish.

For more information from these events, please visit www.WISSOTA.org.

September 8, 2018 - Top 5 Finish in Prelude to the Johnny at River Cities Speedway; Crowned NLRA Points Champion
1It was an up-and-down weekend at River Cities Speedway for Dustin Strand, but he and the team persevered to claim their third Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) Championship with their Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 RHR Brew/ Millenium Chassis Late Model. (Mike Spieker photo)

“The point’s battle for the NLRA championship got tight a few weeks ago when we had a motor go down, but we fought hard to get the title. We knew coming into the finale at River Cities Speedway that we had to just finish in front of the other contenders, and that’s what we did,” Strand said. “With the championship in our pocket we were really excited about starting on the pole for the John Seitz Memorial, but bad luck found us again, and we were sidelined by mechanical issues that struck on the parade lap.

“It was a pretty disheartening way to end the weekend, but we are still proud of our season. We not only won our third NLRA title, but we also won another River Cities Speedway Late Model Track Championship as well as the WISSOTA North Dakota State Late Model Championship. I just want to thank everyone, who supports my program. So many great people make it possible. It’s been a challenging year at times, but everyone has stood behind us, and for that I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”

1The team entered the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial over the weekend at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). Mother Nature claimed the first win of the weekend on Thursday night when rain forced the Prelude to the Johnny with the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) to be postponed to Saturday afternoon.

On Friday evening, preliminary events for the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial were contested. Dustin entered both the Late Model and Modified portions of the program.

Strand hit the ground rolling in the Late Model ranks with a third-place finish in his heat race, and then a thrilling final-lap pass for the win in the Go Hard or Go Home Late Model Pole Dash. After pocketing $920 for his Dash win, he locked into the pole position for the 92-lap, $9,200-to-win finale on Saturday.

Unfortunately, luck would not be on his side in the Late Model feature as he experienced mechanical issues on the parade lap, which prevented him from starting the finale. He was credited with a disappointing 25th-place finish.

In the Modified ranks, Strand finished second in his heat race on Friday night before advancing from the seventh-starting position in the feature to cross the finish line in the runner-up slot behind Ward Imrie. Matt Gilbertson, Rick Delaine, and Alex Guthmiller completed the Top-5 finishers.

1On Saturday afternoon’s make-up event for the Prelude to the Johnny, Dustin Strand was one of 44 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) entries on hand as the tour sanctioned its final event of the 2018 season. Passing three cars in his 10-lap heat, Strand posted a runner-up finish behind Jeffrey Massingill, which locking him into the seventh-starting position for the $1,292-to-win A-Main.

Wheeling his way into the Top-5 in the finale, Dustin notched a fourth-place finish behind Ricky Weiss, Jeffrey Massingill, and Jake Redetzke with Shane Edginton finishing fifth.

With his performance in Saturday afternoon’s program, Dustin Strand captured his third NLRA points title.


For more information from these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

September 2, 2018 - Podium Finish at Red River Co-op Speedway
1On Thursday night Dustin Strand was one of 14 Super Late Models on hand at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the WISSOTA Race of Champions Qualifier. Gaining four spots in his heat, Strand posted a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Moving up two spots in the 20-lapper, Dustin Strand notched a 3rd place finish behind Ricky Weiss and Mike Balcaen with Jesse Teunis and Kevin Sexton completing the Top-5 finishers.

1Friday night brought Strand to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in a field of 18 Super Late Models. Jumping up one spot in his heat, Dustin picked up an 8-lap heat race win locking his spot into the A-Main. Reeling in a Top-10 finish, Dustin Strand posted 8th place finish in the 20-lap affair.

1The following night brought Dustin to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) kicking off the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned doubleheader. With 26 Super Late Models on hand for the $1,200 top prize, Strand improved three spots in his heat to place 4th. Starting the feature in the 12th, Dustin dropped four spots logging a 16th place outing.

Returning on Sunday for another $1,200-to-win A-Main, Strand secured his spot into the finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 7th, Dustin lost one spot in the 30-lapper to place 8th.

Dustin holds a eight point lead over Mike Balcaen in the latest NLRA point standings. For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.NLRA.org.