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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.

August 25, 2018 - Dustin Strand Victorious at River Cities Speedway
1Dustin Strand returned to action on Thursday evening at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the regular night of racing. Passing four cars in his 8-lap heat, Strand reeled in a 2nd place finish behind Mike Martin earning him the 8th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Dustin improved three spots to place 5th behind Mike Balcaen, Shane Edginton, Bill Mooney, and Brody Troftgruben.

1The following night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin locked his spot into the main event with a heat race victory. After jumping out to an early lead, Strand held off Joey Pederson in the final laps scoring his 15th win of the season over Pederson, Brad Seng, Shane Edginton, and Mike Balcaen. (Valerie Truscinski photo)

1Saturday night brought 13 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) followers to Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) for the $1,200 top prize. Following a 4th place finish in his heat, Dustin gained three positions in the 25-lap feature notching a 5th place finish behind Shane Edginton, Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, and Joey Pederson.

Dustin jumped into the lead in the NLRA standings with his performance on Saturday. For more information from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.NLRA.org.

August 18, 2018 - Strand Sweeps NLRA Action at Red River Co-op Speedway
1 Thursday night saw Dustin Strand in action at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned Can-Am Late Model Challenge. In a field of 20 cars, Strand jumped up one spot in his heat to pick up the win. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the feature, Dustin overtook the leader by the fifth lap and distanced himself from the field in the remaining circuits capturing his 14th win of the season and a $1,200 payday. Shane Edginton, Brad Seng, Kevin Sexton, and Mike Balcaen completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair. (Tim Johnson photo)


1On Friday night Strand followed the NLRA to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was going looking for the $1,200 top prize. Starting his heat race in the seventh position, Dustin was running in second and battling for the lead when he lost a cylinder in his engine. He attempted a complete oil system change along with an engine swap but ran short on time as the feature went green before he could make it onto the track surface.

The following night brought 29 NLRA followers to Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, North Dakota). Passing two cars in his heat, Dustin scored a 3rd place finish earning him the 11th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Strand improved six spots to place 5th behind Brad Seng, Don Shaw, Donny Schatz, and Scott Ward.

Sunday’s NLRA finale at Sheyenne River Speedway (Lisbon, North Dakota) was wiped out by Mother Nature.

Dustin is currently second in the latest NLRA point standings as he seeks his third tour championship. For more information from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.NLRA.org.

August 11, 2018 - Dustin Strand Records Two-Win Weekend
1On Thursday night Dustin Strand traveled Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) competing in a field of 11 Super Late Models. After starting the night off with a heat race victory, Dustin outran hard-charging Mike Balcaen to capture his 12th win of the season over Balcaen, Shane Edginton, Shane Holden, and Rick Fawcett. (Tim Johnson photo)

1The following night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Strand jumped up two spots in his 8-lap heat to place 5th. Starting the feature in 10th, Dustin passed six cars in the 20-lapper to notching a 4th place finish behind Brad Seng, Ryan Corbett, and Joey Pederson with Jeff Hapala coming in 5th.

1Saturday saw Strand visit Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) for the regular night of racing. Holding his spot in his 10-lap heat, Dustin recorded a 2nd place finish behind Mike Balcaen locking him into the 5th-starting position for the feature. Slipping past race-leader Mike Balcaen early, Dustin Strand cruised to his 13th win of the season topping Balcaen, Brody Troftgruben, Travis Robertson, and Troy Schill at the line. (Steven Young photo)

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

August 5, 2018 - Strand Coasts to River Cities Win; Tops NLRA Field at Jamestown Speedway
1Dustin Strand invaded Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Thursday evening powering the RH Rebel Storage #71 Super Late Model entry. Dropping one spot in his 8-lap heat, Strand posted a 2nd place finish behind Jesse Teunis earning him the 7th-starting position for the opening night feature. Working his way into a podium spot, Strand passed five cars to place 2nd behind Kevin Sexton with Mike Balcaen, Shane Edginton, and Rick Fawcett rounding out the Top-5.

1The following night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin improved one spot in his heat reeling in the 8-lap victory. Starting the feature in 8th, Strand overtook Shane Edginton for the lead on lap-7 and held the top spot for the next 13 circuits capturing his tenth win of the season. Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, Edginton, and Joey Pederson completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Mike Spieker photo)

1On Saturday evening Strand headed to Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned contest. In a field of 19 cars, Dustin started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him the 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. Jumping into the lead early, Dustin Strand topped Casey Meyer, Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, and Cole Schill at the line claiming his 11th win of the season and a $1,200 payday.

1Sunday night brought 25 NLRA entries to Nodak Speedway (Minot, North Dakota) for the $1,500 top prize. Passing two cars in his heat, Strand streaked to a heat race win earning him the 3rd-starting position for the finale. Gaining one spot in the 30-lapper, Dustin Strand notched a runner-up finish behind Donny Schatz with Brad Seng, Tyson Turnbull, and Robert Hellebust trailing them to the checkers.

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

July 28, 2018 - Podium Finish With NLRA at Greenbush Raceway Park
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in both the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. Jumping up one spot in his heat, Strand cruised to an 8-lap heat race victory earning him the 5th-starting position for the feature. Passing two cars, Dustin scored a 3rd place finish behind Joey Pederson and Mike Balcaen with Tom Corcoran and Brad Seng rounding out the Top-5.

In his Modified, Dustin started the night off with a heat race victory from the 5th-starting spot locking him into the A-Main. Rolling off 2nd, Strand was an early retiree from the 20-lapper.

1On Saturday night at Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program, Strand gained three spots in his heat to place 3rd. Starting the $1,200-to-win A-Main in 6th, Dustin dropped one spot to place 7th.

During the same night in the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Strand logged a 5th place finish in his heat but failed to make it out for his B-Main.

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

July 21, 2018 - Strand Records a Pair of Runner-up Finishes; Wins in B-Mod at Devil's Lake
1On Friday evening Dustin Strand was one of 18 Super Late Models signed in at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for the regular night of racing. Passing three cars in his heat, Strand streaked to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Dustin improved seven positions to place 2nd behind Joey Pederson with Brad Seng, Mike Balcaen, and Bill Mooney completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Midwest Modified ranks, Strand locked his spot into the Late Model feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Cole Schill. Starting in 6th, Dustin gained four spots in the 25-lapper reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Brad Seng with Ryan Corbett, Cole Schill, and Mike Balcaen trailing them across the line.

1In the Midwest Modified division, Strand jumped up five spots in his heat to pick up the 8-lap win. Rolling off on the pole, Dustin Strand topped Ryan Schroeder, Lance Schill, Jesse Brekke, and Cole Haugland at the line to capture his ninth win of the season. (Mike Spieker photo)

For more information from these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

July 14, 2018 - 6th Place Finish With World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway; Clean Sweep in the Modified
1Dustin Strand invaded River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned program. With 23 Super Late Models on hand, Dustin followed up the sixth fastest time overall in qualifying with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Strand improved three spots in the 50-lapper to place 6th.

1During the same night in the WISSOTA Modified ranks, Dustin gained one spot in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the feature, Strand jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag and led every lap en route to his eighth win of the season. Ward Imrie, Dale Kraling, Mark Esala, and Davey Mills completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Mike Spieker photo)

1On Saturday evening at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) in the Super Late Model division, Dustin passed two cars in his heat reeling in the victory. Rolling off 6th, Strand improved four spots to place 2nd behind Mike Balcaen with Cole Schill, Travis Robertson, and Shane Edginton completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more information from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

July 6, 2018 - Dustin Strand Places 6th in Late Model at River Cities Speedway
1Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. In a field of 18 cars, Dustin locked his spot into the A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 7th, Strand jumped up one spot to place 6th.

In the Open Wheel Modified division for the Dirt Dominator, Strand posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Josh Rogotzke positioning him 11th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Running into trouble before the start of the feature, Dustin failed to make it out for the 20-lap affair.

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

June 30, 2018 - Strand Tops NLRA Field at River Cities; Podium Finish With USMTS at Devil's Lake
1On Thursday night Dustin Strand was one of 15 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the regular night of racing. After failing to finish his heat race, Strand charged through the field 12 spots in the feature reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Ward Imrie with Scott Greer, Ryan Kereluk, and Tony Caissie completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night in the Super Late Model ranks for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin locked his spot into the A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ryan Corbett. Earning the 5th-starting position, Strand outdueled 3rd-starting Shane Edginton to pick up his seventh win of the season and a $1,200 payday. Edginton, Ryan Corbett, Brad Seng, and Joey Pederson rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Mike Spieker photo)

1Saturday night found Strand in action at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) competing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Rolling off on the pole of his heat, Dustin scored a 2nd place finish behind Jake O’Neil positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the feature. Jumping out to the lead on the drop of the green flag, Strand held the top spot for the first three laps until Johnny Scott took control for the remaining 37 circuits. Dustin held on to a 3rd place finish behind Scott and Stormy Scott with Ryan Gustin and Zack VanderBeek trailing them to the line.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.NLRA.org, and www.USMTS.com.

June 23, 2018 - Dustin Strand Bags Three-Win Weekend
1 Behind the wheel of the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Open Wheel Modified, Dustin Strand invaded Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Thursday night competing in a field of 16 cars. Gaining one spot in his 8-lap heat race, Strand landed a 2nd place finish behind Danny Staff positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the feature. Wheeling his way to the front, Dustin Strand topped Jerome Guyot, Danny Staff, Rick Delaine, and Ward Imrie at the line in the 20-lapper to capture his fourth win of the season. (VCatell photo)

1On Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Strand passed one car in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Rolling off 6th for the A-Main, Dustin worked his way into a podium spot by second lap and began tracking down-race leader Troy Schill. After swapping back and forth for the lead, Dustin Strand overtook Schill on lap-10 and held the top spot for the next ten circuits registering his fifth win of the season over Ricky Weiss, Troy Schill, Mike Balcaen, and Brody Trroftgruben.

1Saturday night found 16 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) competitors signed in at Greenbush Raceway Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) for the Jack Grahn Memorial. After starting the night off with a heat race victory from the 6th-starting position, Strand topped the 16-car field in the feature reeling in a $1,500 payday and his sixth win of the season. Brad Seng, Joey Pederson, Ricky Weiss, and Bill Mooney completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.

For more information from these event, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.NLRA.org.

June 15, 2018 - Runner-up Finish With NLRA at River Cities Speedway
1Dustin Strand was one of 22 Super Late Models on hand at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday evening for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program. Passing five cars in his heat, Strand scored a runner-up finish behind Travis Robertson locking him into the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. With $1,200 on the line, Dustin made a late-race charge for the lead in the final laps but came up short to place 2nd behind Ricky Weiss with Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, Donny Schatz completing the Top-5 finishers.

Saturday night's NLRA sanctioned contest at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) was washed away by Mother Nature.

For more information from this event, please visit www.NLRA.org.

June 9, 2018 - Dustin Strand Records a Pair of Podium Finishes in Late Model
1Thursday night brought Dustin Strand to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) competing in a field of 12 Super Late Models. Jumping up one spot in his 8-lap heat, Strand recorded a 4th place finish positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Dustin passed three cars in the 20-lapper reeling in a 3rd place finish behind Shane Edginton and Mike Martin with Shane Holden and Mike Balcaen completing the Top-5 finishers.

1After Friday’s program at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) rained out, Strand stopped at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday. Passing two cars in his heat, Dustin landed a 2nd runner-up finish behind Bill Mooney. Earning the 4th-starting position for the feature, Dustin Strand gained one spot to place 3rd behind Shane Edginton and Brody Troftgruben with Bill Mooney and Troy Schill rounding out the Top-5.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

June 1, 2018 - Strand Scores Third Win of the Season at River Cities
1Powering the Keewatin Trucking Service #71 Super Late Model, Dustin Strand visited River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday evening for the regular night of racing. Passing three cars in his 8-lap heat, Strand landed a 3rd place finish positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dustin led wire-to-wire en route to his third win of the season. Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, Joey Pederson, and Brad Seng completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Mike Spieker photo)

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

May 27, 2018 - Dustin Strand Attends Minnesota Modified Nationals at Ogilvie
1 Friday night found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) competing in a field of 15 Super Late Models. After starting the night off with a heat race victory from the 4th-starting position, Strand was an early retiree from the 20-lap feature.

1The following night brought Strand to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) pulling double duty for the two-day Minnesota Modified Nationals. In a field of 32 WISSOTA Modifieds, Strand passed four cars in his heat to place 2nd behind Clayton Wagamon. Earning the 4th-starting position for the opening night feature, Dustin dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place 6th.

In the Midwest Modified division for only a round of heat racing action, Strand reeled in a 5th place finish in the 10-lapper locking his spot into the main event on Sunday. Rolling off 13th, Dustin failed to finish the 50-lap affair.

In the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Strand was disqualified from his heat race and was a scratch from his 12-lap consolation event.

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

May 19, 2018 - Stand Lands Podium Finish in NLRA Action at Devil's Lake Speedway
1After losing Friday’s opener to Mother Nature at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Dustin Strand headed to Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday evening for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned program. In a field of 17 cars, Strand improved one spot in his heat race to place 2nd behind Shane Edginton. Earning the 6th-starting position for the $1,200-to-win A-Main, Strand gained four positions reeling in a runner-up finish behind Mike Balcaen with Shane Edginton, Jim Harris, and Kevin Robertson rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Spieker photo)

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

May 12, 2018 - Runner-up Finish at River Cities Speedway
1On Friday night Dustin Strand traveled to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) powering the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Super Late Model for the regular night of racing. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Strand recorded a 3rd place finish positioning him on the pole for the feature. Dropping one spot in the 20-lap affair, Dustin scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Billy Mooney, Mike Balcaen, and Ryan Corbett completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota), Dustin locked his spot into the show with a heat race victory. Earning the 5th-starting position for the A-Main, Strand slowly worked his way to the front and on the final corner of the last lap made hard contact with the leader. He was eventually disqualified from the 20-lapper for exiting his car while still on the track.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.DLSpeedwaytest.weebly.com.

January 14, 2018 - Dustin Strand Wins Wild West Shootout Finale
1Dustin Strand returned to action on Wednesday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) competing in only the USRA Modified division for the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Passing four cars in his heat race, Strand landed a 5th place finish positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the Top 5 early in the 25-lapper, Dustin suffered a left-rear flat that sent him tail. Wheeling his way back into Top 10 on the highside, Strand was making a move for the 5th spot until a blown motor ended his night immediately.

After a scheduled off day on Thursday, Dustin was one of 50 USRA Modifieds signed in on Friday for another $1,000 top prize. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Strand locked his spot into the main event. Falling short of a Top 10 finish, Dustin slipped back to a 19th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

On Saturday night for the fifth round of the six-race tour, Dustin logged a 9th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Slated to start near the tail of his consolation event, Strand scratched from his B-Main to prepare for the final night.

1Bringing the 12th annual Wild West Shootout to a close on Sunday, Dustin locked into the 4th-starting spot for the finale after charging to an 8-lap heat race victory. Streaking to his first win of the season, Dustin Strand outran the 23-car field to capture the $2,000 payday. Alex Stanford, Stormy Scott, Shane Sabraski, and Lucas Schott completing the Top 5 finishers in the 25-lapper.  

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

January 7, 2018 - Dustin Strand Begins 2018 Season at Wild West Shootout
1Kicking off the 2018 season pulling double duty, Dustin Strand headed to FK ROD Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night competing in the Open Wheel Modified and B-Modified division for the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Passing three cars in his Open Wheel Modified heat, Strand logged a 5th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Dustin locked his spot into the opening night feature. Running into trouble early, Strand got tangled up in the fence ending his night early.

In the B-Mod ranks, Strand improved six positions in his heat race landing a 3rd place finish. Rolling off on the front row of the feature, Dustin suffered mechanical issues with his motor after it shut off on the opening lap. Unable to get it restarted, Strand headed pitside to prepare for Sunday.

1Returning on Sunday evening, Dustin started the night off with a heat race victory in the A-Mod sending him into the redraw. After battling for a Top 5 finish throughout the feature, Strand slipped back late in the closing laps to place 9th. (Cheryl Sluka photo)

After passing seven cars in his heat race in the B-Mod, Strand suffered more electrical issues with his motor ending his night immediately.

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

December 5, 2017 - Strand Wraps Up 2017 Season With 15 Wins
The 2017 season saw Dustin Strand travel to a total of 64 events while visiting victory lanes 15 times. Losing 11 of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Strand collected 49 Top-10 outings and 43 Top-5 finishes. He finished seventh in the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) point standings and sixth in the WISSOTA point standings. He also captured his third straight River Cities Speedway Late Model Track Championship.

September 30, 2017 - Dustin Strands Wins in Modified During Second Night of Prairie Classic
1On Friday night Dustin Strand returned behind the wheel of both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified for the Prairie Classic at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba). In a field of 22 Super Late Models, Strand secured his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Battling with Ricky Weiss for the lead, Dustin settled with a 2nd place finish late trailing Weiss across the finish line with Jim Harris, Bill Mooney, and Brad Seng completing the Top 5 finishers in the 20-lapper.

During the same night in the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Strand charged to a heat race victory from the 3rd-starting spot positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Dustin jumped up three spots to place 5th behind Ward Imrie, Scott Greer, Jordan Duray, and Ian Rousseau.

Returning on Saturday, Strand again started the night off with a heat race win in Late Model division earning him the 3rd-starting spot for the feature. Coming up short at the line, Dustin registered a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Brad Seng, Shane Edginton, and Kevin Sexton rounding out the Top 5.

1After posting a heat race victory in his Modified, Strand topped the 15-car field in the feature to capture his fifteenth win of the season. Danny Staff, Rick Delaine, Ian Rousseau, and Ward Imrie trailed Dustin to the checkers. (Tim Johnson photo)

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca.

September 23, 2017 - Strand Tops Jamestown Stampede in Open Wheel Modified
1Pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks, Dustin Strand headed to Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Friday night for the 46th annual Stock Car Stampede. In a field of 25 Super Late Models, Strand locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ryan Mikkelson. Starting in 6th for the feature, Dustin gained four spots in the 30-lap affair registering a 2nd place finish behind Don Shaw with Chad Becker, Zach Naastad, and Cole Schill rounding out the Top 5.

1In the Open Wheel Modified division, Strand started his night off with a 8-lap heat race win from the 8th-starting position. Rolling off 5th for the feature, Dustin Strand held off a hard-charging Jeremy Keller late to capture his 14th win of the season over Keller, Jason Grimes, Robert Hellebust, and Josh Eberhardt.

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

September 9, 2017 - Podium Finish in Prelude to the Johnny
1Kicking off the John Seitz Memorial weekend, Dustin Strand headed to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Thursday night for the Prelude to the Johnny. Drawing 45 cars for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned contest, Strand started the night off with a 10-lap heat race win locking him into the 3rd-starting position for the $1,192-to-win opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 25-laps, Dustin posted a 3rd place finish behind Don Shaw and Jake Redetzke with Ricky Weiss and John Kanta completing the Top 5 finishers.

1Returning on Friday night pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks, Dustin picked up a 15-lap heat race win sending him into the Dash. Holding his spot for the entire distance, Strand recorded a 7th place finish positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the John Seitz Memorial A-Main. With $9,200 on the line, Dustin got collected behind a wreck on the opening lap sending him into the pits. After rejoining the field from the tail, Strand wheeled his way into the Top 5 by lap 50 and was challenging for a podium spot until his lift bar shock broke ending his night early.

In the Modified division, Strand gained three spots in his heat to place 3rd. Rolling off 12th for the feature, Dustin was an early retiree from the 25-lapper while being credited with an 18th place outing.

Dustin remains in fifth in the NLRA point standings. For more information from this event, please visit www.NLRA.org and www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

September 3, 2017 - Top 5 Finish at Red River Co-op Speedway
1On Thursday night Dustin Strand kicked off the busy Labor Day weekend at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Race of Champions Qualifier. Rolling off on the pole of his heat race, Strand cruised to a heat race win positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the feature. Dropping two positions in the 20-lapper, Dustin scored a 4th place finish behind Ricky Weiss, Don Shaw, and Mike Balcaen with Kevin Sexton coming in 5th.

1The following night in a field of 15 Super Late Models at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Strand captured an 8-lap heat race win locking his spot into the A-Main. Running into issues early, Dustin was an early retiree from the 20-lapper on lap 10.

1On Saturday night Dustin headed to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. After failing to finish in his heat race in the Late Model, Strand failed to make it out for his B-Main. In the Modified division, Dustin improved five spots in his heat reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Matt Gilbertson. Rolling off 5th for the feature, Dustin Strand dropped one spot logging a 6th place finish.

For more information from these events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.ca, www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com, and www.VikingSpeedway.net.

October 15th, 2016 - Dustin Strand Finishes Season with 25 Overall Victories
Competing in a total of 59 events throughout the 2016 season, Dustin Strand reeled in 20 wins in his Super Late Model and five in his Open Wheel Modified. With the weather affecting six of his scheduled dates, Strand posted 48 Top 10 finishes and 39 Top 5 outings. He also was crowned the WISSOTA National Champion and won the Super Late Model track championship at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota).