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January 19, 2020 - Strand Tops Wild West Shootout Field on Friday, Clinches Points Title
1Dustin Strand took his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Flagstaff Nissan Subaru/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Modified to the Winner’s Circle on Friday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.).

Strand concluded the six-night, 14th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout with one win and five Top-5 finishes. The North Dakota ace also clinched the miniseries’ Modified Championship, earning him a $1,000 bonus.

“The car was bad fast all week. We’ve been trying to make it better and I’ve been telling the guys I think we just need to get the driver a little better,” an elated Strand joked in Victory Lane. “It feels great to get back to Victory Lane, especially with the cars we’re competing with here. We had a blast all week and I’m proud of our team.”

“It’s not easy to be a contender all week long against this caliber of cars,” Strand added. “I want to thank my team, my family, my sponsors, and all of my fans for making this possible.”

1On Friday evening, Strand passed five cars in his heat race to place fourth. Starting the feature in fourth, Dustin blasted past Rodney Sanders for the lead on the high side following a caution on the fifth lap. Holding off Sanders through lapped-traffic late in the 25-lapper, Dustin Strand soared to his first win of the season over Sanders, Tyler Peterson, Mitch Keeter, and Calvin Iverson. He pocketed a $1,000 payday for the triumph.

Saturday afternoon saw Dustin lock his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory. Rolling off third, Strand dropped two spots in the 25-lapper to place fifth behind Matt Leer, Tyler Peterson, Lucas Schott, and Rodney Sanders.

Wrapping up the 14th Annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Strand gained six spots in his heat to register a fourth-place finish. Starting the finale in fourth, Dustin gained one spot to notch a third-place finish behind Tyler Peterson and Joe Duvall with Rodney Sanders and Lucas Schott trailing them to the checkers.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 12, 2020 - Dustin Strand Records a Pair of Top-5 Finishes in WWS
1Dustin Strand kicked off the 2020 season on Saturday evening at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. With passing points setting the grid for the opening night feature, Strand streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory which set him fourth overall in points. With $1,000 on the line in the A-Main, Dustin improved one spot in the 25-lapper to place 3rd behind Lucas Schott and Jake Gallardo with Tyler Peterson and Mitch Keeter rounding out the Top-5.

1The following night, Dustin passed four cars in his heat race to reel in a 3rd place finish. Starting the $2,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Strand improved four spots scoring a 4th place finish behind Rodney Sanders, Lucas Schott, and Tyler Wolff with Matt Gilbertson coming in 5th.

For full results from the weekend's event, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

November 14, 2019 - Strand Records 11-Win 2019 Season, Prepares for Wild West Shootout
The 2019 season saw Dustin Strand attend a total of 42 events competing in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. Losing 10 of his scheduled events to Mother Nature, Strand tallied 11 wins, 29 Top-5 finishes, and 35 Top-10 outings.

September 21, 2019 - Podium Finish in Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown
1Dustin Strand invaded Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Friday night for the two-day Stock Car Stampede. Drawing 18 Super Late Models, Strand secured his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting in 2nd, Dustin dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place 3rd behind Cole Schill and Derek Vesel with Howie Schill and Brody Troftgruben rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Spieker photo)

For full results from the weekend's event, please visit www.WISSOTA.org.

September 7, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Prelude to the Johnny at River Cities
1On Thursday afternoon traveled to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned Prelude to the Johnny. In a field of 38 cars, Strand secured his spot into the $1,392-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Passing four cars in the 25-lap feature, Strand reeled in a 5th place finish behind Jake Redetzke, Pat Doar, Mike Balcaen, and Shane Edginton.

1Returning on Friday afternoon for the two-day John Seitz Memorial, Dustin started the night off with a 15-lap heat race victory which positioned him 2nd on the starting grid for the $9,200-to-win finale on Saturday night. After leading the first 13 circuits, Strand was one of six cars that retired early from the 92-lap affair.

On Friday night in his Modified, Strand followed up a heat race victory with a 2nd place finish in the feature behind Tyler Peterson with Ward Imrie, Zach Johnson, and Mike Greseth rounding out the Top-5.

Dustin finished third in the final NLRA point standings. For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.NLRA.org and www.WISSOTA.org.

September 1, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Late Model at River Cities
1Friday found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for the regular night of racing. In a field of 18 Super Late Models, Strand secured his spot into the A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. Gaining one spot in the 20-lap feature, Dustin posted a runner-up finish behind Shane Edginton with Brad Seng, Joey Pederson, and Tom Corcoran rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) doubleheader, Strand recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the $1,200-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot for all 30-laps, Dustin notched a 9th place finish.

On Saturday evening, Dustin came in 6th in his heat before picking up a consolation victory. Starring the 30-lap finale in 21st, Strand improved three spots to place 18th.

Dustin remains in third in the latest NLRA point standings. For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

August 24, 2019 - Dustin Strand Sweeps Weekend Action, Brings Win Tally to 11
1Dustin Strand streaked to a pair of feature wins in two different divisions over the weekend. He split the victories between his Carr’s Grain Service No. 71 Walhalla Building Center/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Late Model and his Keewatin Truck Service No. 71 RH Rebel Storage Millenium Chassis Ben Adams Racing Engine Modified. (Dusso Photography)

“Anytime you can win it’s a good weekend, but when you can win in two different divisions it says a lot about your team and how hard they work,” Strand stated. “This coming weekend we’re hoping to continue this momentum. Our early season, bad luck dug us a bit of a hole in points, but we’re hoping for some good luck this weekend as we try to get the River Cities title again as well as the NLRA championship. It’s going to be fun to race three times in three days and see a lot of friends.”

1On Friday night Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was behind the wheel of his Walhalla Building Center No. 71 Open Wheel Modified. After starting the night with a heat race victory, Strand passed four cars in the 20-lap feature to pick up his 10th win of the season. He was pursued across the finish line by Lance Schill, Dustin Wahl, Aaron Holtan, and Rick Delaine.

1The following night in the Super Late Model ranks in the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned, Rumble at the Bush at Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota), Dustin locked his spot into the main event with a 10-lap heat race victory. (Valerie Truscinski photo)

Outrunning Shane Edginton in the feature, Strand banked his 11th win of the season over Edginton, Joey Pederson, Billy Mooney, and Mike Balcaen. He earned a $1,200 payday for his efforts.

Dustin is currently third in the latest NLRA point standings. For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

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.