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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.

August 24, 2019 - Dustin Strand Sweeps Weekend Action, Brings Win Tally to 11
1On Friday night Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) powering his Walhalla Building Center No. 71 Open Wheel Modified. After starting the night off with a heat race victory, Strand passed four cars in the 20-lap feature to pick up his 10th win of the season over Lance Schill, Dustin Wahl, Aaron Holtan, and Rick Delaine. (Dusso Photography)

1The following night in the Super Late Model ranks for the Northern LateModel 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. Outrunning Shane Edginton in the feature, Strand streaked to his 12th win of the season over Edginton, Joey Pederson, Billy Mooney, and Mike Balcaen. He earned a $1,200 payday for his efforts. (Valerie Truscinski photo)

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

August 18, 2019 - Podium Finish in NLRA Action at River Cities
1After losing Thursday night’s opener at Norman County Raceway (Ada, Minnesota) to Mother Nature, Dustin Strand followed the Northern LateModel Racing Association (NLRA) to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Strand recorded a 5th place finish which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the $1,200-to-win A-Main. After wheeling his way to the front and overtaking race-leader Donny Schatz in the final five circuits, Dustin settled with a 2nd place finish behind Schatz with Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, and Shane Edginton trailing them to the checkers.

With Saturday’s NLRA sanctioned program at Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, North Dakota) getting rained out, Dustin headed to Sheyenne Speedway (Lisbon, North Dakota) on Sunday. After crossing the line in 3rd in the feature, Strand was one of two drivers disqualified from the 25-lapper.

For full results from the weekend event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

August 9, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Late Model at River Cities
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) powering his Walhalla Building Center No. 71 Super Late Model entry. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat, Dustin passed four cars in the 20-lap feature to place 2nd behind Ryan Corbett with Joey Pederson, Shane Edginton, and Brad Seng trailing them to the checkers.

For full results from the weekend event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

August 4, 2019 - Strand Rules Devil's Lake Field for 20th Career NLRA Victory
1Dustin Strand raced to his ninth win of 2019 on Saturday night with a Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) triumph at Devil’s Lake Speedway in his Carr’s Grain Service No. 71 Walhalla Building Center/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Late Model.

“We had a really good weekend going with a podium finish and a win heading into Sunday night at Nodak Speedway. It looked like a good weekend was about to become a great weekend because we were leading, but then bad luck got us in lapped traffic,” Strand said. “I definitely feel like we let one slip away, but sometimes it goes that way.

“It’s not easy to be a contender three nights in a row because the competition is so tough, but my team busted their tails to make it happen. I want to thank them, my family, my sponsors, and all of my fans.”

1Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday evening, where he was competing in a field of 14 WISSOTA Late Models. Gaining three spots in his heat, Strand reeled in a third-place finish, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the feature. Passing three more cars, Dustin posted a third-place finish behind Brad Seng and Tom Corcoran with Bill Mooney and Shane Edginton rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Doyon, North Dakota) in a field of 16 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) entries, Dustin locked his spot into the A-Main with a runner-up finish. Sliding past Brad Seng following a restart on the seventh lap, Strand soared to his ninth win of the season. Shane Edginton, Cole Schill, Travis Robertson, and Brad Seng rounded out the Top 5. He earned a $1,200 payday for his winning performance.

1Following the NLRA on Sunday, Strand was one of 26 cars on hand at Nodak Speedway (Minot, North Dakota) for the Can Am Western miniseries. Starting the night with a heat race victory, Dustin earned the third-starting position for the main event. After building a large lead in the first half of the race, Strand was collected in a tangle, while weaving through lapped traffic that sent him to the tail. He salvaged a 15th-place outing in the 25-lap affair.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

July 27, 2019 - Pair of Podium Finishes with NLRA, 3rd Place Finish in A-Mod at River Cities
1On Friday evening Dustin Strand invaded River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. In a field of 21 Northern Late Model Racing Association entries, Strand locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Lance Schill. Rolling off 6th, Dustin gained three spots to place 3rd behind Brad Seng and Shane Edginton with Cole Schill and Joey Pederson rounding out the Top-5.

1In his Modified, Dustin followed up a runner-up finish in his heat with a 2nd place finish in the feature behind Ward Imrie with Lance Schill, Rick Delaine, and Justin Bronk trailing them to the checkers.  

1Returning to two divisions on Saturday at Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota), Dustin locked his spot into the $1,200-to-win NLRA sanctioned feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Starting in 6th, Strand improved four spots reeling in a runner-up finish behind Joey Pederson with Bill Mooney, Brad Seng, and Ryan Corbett completing the Top-5 finishers.

During the same evening in the No. B-1 B-Modified, Dustin started the night off with a 10-lap heat race victory but was an early retiree from the 30-lap feature.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, www.NLRA.org, and www.GreenbushRacePark.com.

July 20, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in NLRA Action at Jamestown
1Dustin Strand traveled to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday night returning behind the wheel of his Naastad Acres No. 71 Super Late Model entry. After passing seven cars in his heat to place 2nd behind Zach Naastad, Strand was an early retiree from the 20-lap feature after contact with another competitor bent his right-front tie rod.

1The following night for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program at Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota), Dustin locked his spot into the $1,200-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 9th, Strand gained three spots registering a 6th place finish.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

July 12, 2019 - Dustin Strand Records Eighth Win of the Season at River Cities
1Dustin Strand entered a single event over the weekend, but he made the most of the opportunity by racing to his eighth feature win of the year, which came on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) in his Carr’s Grain Service No. 71 Walhalla Building Center/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Modified. (Mike Spieker photo)

“We originally planned to enter three races over the weekend, but between the weather being iffy and me being under the weather, we only raced on Friday night at River Cities. Even though I didn’t feel my greatest, the car was perfect, and I was able to get the victory,” Strand commented. “We’ve put together a bit of a streak at River Cities, and we’ll look to keep that going this coming weekend.”

1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was competing in the Open Wheel Modified ranks. Improving two spots in his heat, Strand scored a heat race victory, which locked him into the second starting spot for the A-Main.

Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Dustin cruised to his eighth win of the season, which came over Lance Schill, Ward Imrie, Rick Delaine, and Doyle Erickson.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

July 12, 2019 - Dustin Strand Records Eighth Win of the Season at River Cities
1Dustin Strand entered a single event over the weekend, but he made the most of the opportunity by racing to his eighth feature win of the year, which came on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) in his Carr’s Grain Service No. 71 Walhalla Building Center/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Modified. (Mike Spieker photo)

“We originally planned to enter three races over the weekend, but between the weather being iffy and me being under the weather, we only raced on Friday night at River Cities. Even though I didn’t feel my greatest, the car was perfect, and I was able to get the victory,” Strand commented. “We’ve put together a bit of a streak at River Cities, and we’ll look to keep that going this coming weekend.”

1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was competing in the Open Wheel Modified ranks. Improving two spots in his heat, Strand scored a heat race victory, which locked him into the second starting spot for the A-Main.

Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Dustin cruised to his eighth win of the season, which came over Lance Schill, Ward Imrie, Rick Delaine, and Doyle Erickson.

For full results from the weekend event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

July 6, 2019 - Strands Sweeps Weekend in Late Model and Modified
1Dustin Strand showed both his diversity and his team’s strength over the weekend. He added two more wins to the 2019 tally with a victory in both his WISSOTA Late Model and his WISSOTA Modified.

“We’ve finally got to a point, where we are happy with the balance and performance of both our Late Model and our Modified,” Strand said. “These days its hard to win in any division, much less in two different ones. However, that’s exactly what we were able to accomplish this weekend. The upcoming weekend’s Modified races are going to be a good measuring stick of where we are with our program because there will be tough fields at these races.

“Last but not least, I can’t say enough about my team and everyone, who supports us. Thanks so much to all of these awesome people.”

Dustin kicked off his weekend in his RHRSwag.com No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Double Deuce Bar & Grill/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Late Model on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). The Mid-Season Championship drew a field of 20 Late Models to the ultra-racy bullring. With an 8-lap, heat race victory Dustin locked into the second-starting spot for the finale.

He grabbed the lead early in the main event on his way to the victory. Shane Edginton, Brody Troftgruben, Joey Pederson, and Brad Seng followed him across the finish line.

1On Saturday evening Dustin headed to Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) piloting his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 Millenium Chassis Modified. Advancing two spots in his heat race, Strand scored a win, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature. Streaking to his seventh win of the season in the 20-lap affair, Strand outran Rick Delaine, Justin Bronk, Shawn Teunis, and Dustin Wahl.

For full results from the weekend’s event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.GreenbushRacePark.com.

June 29, 2019 - Dustin Strand Busts Out Broom at River Cities Again
1Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday night behind the wheel of his Keewatin Truck Service No. 71 Super Late Model. Passing four cars in his heat, Strand captured a heat race win locking his spot into the show. Outrunning 9th-starting Shane Edginton, Dustin advanced through the field seven spots to pick up his fifth win of the season. Edginton, Bill Mooney, Brad Seng, and Mike Balcaen trailed him to the checkers. (Mike Spieker photo)

1The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Crary, North Dakota), Dustin jumped up two spots in his heat to place 4th. Starting the feature in 3rd, Strand gained one spot in the 25-lapper notching a 2nd place spot behind Brad Seng with Brody Troftgruben, Cole Schill, and Jesse Teunis rounding out the Top-5.

For full results from the weekend’s event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.DLSpeedway.com.

June 23, 2019 - Strand Leads Wire-to-Wire at River Cities Speedway
1Making a rare Sunday night start at River Cities Speedway, Dustin Strand streaked to the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) victory in his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Double Deuce Bar & Grill/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Late Model. (Mike Spieker photo)

With the win, he pushed his 2019-win tally to four.

“I knew I had some good cars behind me, so I didn’t want to see all of those yellows, but luckily everything worked out,” Strand noted after the caution-plagued feature. “The track was kind of tricky with different characteristics in different places, but the car was awesome. All-in-all it was a great night. Hopefully, we’ve got all of the gremlins off of our back from the beginning of the year and luck will stay on our side. ”

1With Mother Nature washing out Friday and Saturday’s scheduled events, Dustin Strand made the short trip to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Sunday evening. With 23 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) competitors on hand, Strand cruised to a heat race win, which positioned him on the front row for the main event.

Leading flag-to-flag in the caution-plagued finale, Dustin rolled to his fourth win of the season. Shane Edginton, Brad Seng, Cole Schill, and Mike Balcaen. He claimed a $1,200 payday for his efforts.

For full results from the weekend’s event, please visit www.NLRA.org.

June 14, 2019 - Dustin Strand Finds Victory Lane at River Cities Speedway
1Dustin Strand built on his recent momentum over the weekend. The driver of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Walhalla Builders/ Millenium Chassis Late Model raced to the feature win on Friday night at River Cities Speedway.

The victory was his third of the year.

“We battled some issues on Thursday night at Red River, but on Friday night everything went perfectly,” Strand commented. “We had a great car from the drop of the green, and I was able to drive it to the lead. I have no doubt that we’ve got a really good piece this year, we just need a little more luck to fall our way.”

Thursday night found Dustin Strand in action at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba), where he was competing in a Weekly Racing Series Event. After mechanical issues sidelined him in his 8-lap heat race, Strand passed five cars in the feature to register a sixth-place finish.

1The following night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin secured his spot into the A-Main with a heat race victory. Starting the feature in the fourth position, Strand blasted past Mike Balcaen on the high-side and went on to capture his third win of the season. Balcaen, Brad Seng, Joey Pederson, and Shane Edginton completed the Top-5 finishers. (Mike Spieker photo)

Saturday’s Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned event at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Doyon, North Dakota) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit
www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca and www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

June 8, 2019 - Strand Sweeps Late Model Action at Red River
1Dustin Strand made a clean sweep of the racing action on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway in his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Walhalla Builders/ Millenium Chassis Late Model.

The victory was his first of the year in the Late Model and his second triumph overall on the season.

“Everything went flawlessly on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway and we were able to get our first Late Model win of the season,” Strand noted. “On Friday night, I had a brain failure in the heat race and got into the wall. The team had to thrash to get the car repaired in time for us to start last in the feature. I was able to drive to a ninth-place finish, but all of the credit goes to my team for busting their tails to get the car back in one piece.”

On Thursday evening Dustin Strand traveled to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba), where he was piloting his Keewatin Truck Service No. 71 Late Model entry. Gaining one spot in his heat, Strand scored an 8-lap heat race victory, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the A-Main.

Soaring to his second win of the season, Dustin topped Shane Edginton, Mike Balcaen, Jesse Teunis, and Walt Morris at the line in the 20-lap affair.

1On Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) in a field of 22 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) entries, Dustin sustained heavy damage in his heat race after making contact with the wall, but his crew was able to get the car ready for the $1,200-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Strand passed 13 cars in the 25-lapper to place ninth.

Saturday’s program at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Doyon, North Dakota) was rained out.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit
www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca and www.NLRA.org.

June 1, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in NLRA Opener at Devil's Lake
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in the Super Late Model ranks for the regular night of racing. After retiring early from his heat race, Strand improved from the tail of the field 12 spots in the 20-lpa feature reeling in a 7th place finish.

1The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Crary, North Dakota) for the Northern LateModel Racing Association (NLRA) season opener, Strand locked his spot into the $1,200-to-win A-Main with a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off 2nd, Dustin held his spot for all 30-laps to place 2nd behind Shane Edginton with Cole Schill, Brad Seng, and Aaron Turnbull rounding out the Top-5.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRA.org.

May 23, 2019 - Strand Bags First Win of the Season at Red River
1Dustin Strand took his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Walhalla Builders/ Millenium Chassis Modified to the Winner’s Circle on Thursday evening at Red River Co-op Speedway.

The win marked his first in what has been a trying 2019 season to date.

“We haven’t had the opportunity to race very much due to the weather, but when we have raced it’s been a really tough year for us,” Strand commented. “We battled mechanical problems during the Wild West Shootout back in January in Arizona, and we battled more gremlins on Saturday night.

“There’s no quit in this team though, and we’re going to keep digging until we get everything lined out. The win on Friday night was much needed and shows us that we have the right pieces in place. We just need a little luck.”

Thursday night saw Dustin Strand kick off the Memorial Day Weekend at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the track’s season-opener. In a field of 15 Wissota Modifieds, Strand advanced two spots in his 8-lap heat race to place second behind Scott Greer.

Starting the feature in the fourth position, Dustin battled with fellow Millenium Chassis pilot Lee McRae for nearly ten circuits until he took control. Strand went on to build a commanding lead en route to his first win of the season over Ward Imrie, McRae, Scott Greer, and Gavin Paull.

Mother Nature wiped out Friday's event at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND).

On Saturday's night at Devil's Lake Speedway (Lakota, ND) Dustin encountered mechanical problems early in the night on his Late Model that brought his outing to an early end.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca.

May 18, 2019 - 4th Place Finish in Late Model at River Cities Speedway
1Dustin Strand made his first start of the season in the Super Late Model ranks on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). In a field of 16 cars, Strand locked his spot into the A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 6th, Dustin gained two spots in the 20-lapper to place 4th behind Joey Pederson, Brad Seng, and Shane Edginton with Mike Balcaen coming in 5th.

An unfavorable forecast and saturated grounds wiped out Saturday night's event at Devil's Lake Speedway (Lakota, ND).

For more information from this event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

April 26, 2019 - Top 10 Finish at Dacotah Speedway
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, North Dakota competing in a stout field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds. Jumping up one spot in his 8-lap heat, Dustin posted a 4th place finish positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Strand passed four cars in the 25-lapper to place 9th.

For more information from this event, please visit www.DacotahSpeedway.net.

January 13, 2019 - Strand Bags Five Top 5 Finishes in Wild West Shootout
1Dustin Strand returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Tyler Peterson, Strand reeled in a runner-up finish in the feature trailing Ricky Thornton Jr. across the line with Matt Gilbertson, Tyler Wolff, and Alex Guthmiller completing the Top-5 finishers.

After having Thursday night off, Strand suffered mechanical issues while leading his heat that prevented him from finishing. He was unable to get the problem fixed before the start of his consolation event.

Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Strand followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with a 4th place finish in the 15-lap feature behind D.J. Shannon, Rodney Sanders, and Joe Duvall with Bumper Jones coming in 5th.

Later Saturday night, Dustin locked his spot into the $1,000-to-win A-Main with a 5th place finish in his heat. With Mother Nature postponing the event until Sunday, Strand passed 16 cars in the 25-lap affair to place 3rd behind Darrell Nelson and Rodney Sanders with Matt Leer and Cody Scholpp rounding out the Top-5.

Bringing the 13th annual Wild West Shootout to a close on Sunday, Strand secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win finale with an 8-lap heat race victory. Reeling in a Top-5 outing, Dustin notched a 4th place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Rodney Sanders, and Dereck Ramirez with Darrell Nelson coming in 5th.

For more information from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 13, 2019 - Strand Bags Five Top 5 Finishes in Wild West Shootout
1Dustin Strand returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Tyler Peterson, Strand reeled in a runner-up finish in the feature trailing Ricky Thornton Jr. across the line with Matt Gilbertson, Tyler Wolff, and Alex Guthmiller completing the Top-5 finishers.

After having Thursday night off, Strand suffered mechanical issues while leading his heat that prevented him from finishing. He was unable to get the problem fixed before the start of his consolation event.

Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Strand followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with a 4th place finish in the 15-lap feature behind D.J. Shannon, Rodney Sanders, and Joe Duvall with Bumper Jones coming in 5th.

Later Saturday night, Dustin locked his spot into the $1,000-to-win A-Main with a 5th place finish in his heat. With Mother Nature postponing the event until Sunday, Strand passed 16 cars in the 25-lap affair to place 3rd behind Darrell Nelson and Rodney Sanders with Matt Leer and Cody Scholpp rounding out the Top-5.

Bringing the 13th annual Wild West Shootout to a close on Sunday, Strand secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win finale with an 8-lap heat race victory. Reeling in a Top-5 outing, Dustin notched a 4th place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Rodney Sanders, and Dereck Ramirez with Darrell Nelson coming in 5th.

For more information from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2019 - Dustin Strand Bags Podium Finish in Wild West Shootout Opener
1On Saturday night Dustin Strand made the trek to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) kicking off the 2019 season with the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. In a field of 40 Open Wheel Modifieds, Strand locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 8-lap heat race victory. Reeling in a Top-5 finish, Dustin notched a 4th place finish behind Casey Arneson, Darrell Nelson, and Dereck Ramirez with Tyler Wolff coming in 5th.

Sunday night's program was postponed by Mother Nature to January 12th.

For more information from this event, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

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.

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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.