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Lance Schill enters weekend winning six consecutive features

Lance Schill of Langdon, N.D., has won six consecutive Midwest Modified features.

Lance Schill knows how things seem to go in auto racing.

"When things are good, they're really good," he said. "When things are bad, they're really bad."

For the Langdon, N.D., driver, things have been good lately.

Schill has won six consecutive Midwest Modified feature races—three at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and three in Devils Lake.

It is the longest streak of feature wins he's ever had in his racing career, eclipsing his previous personal best of five straight wins.

Schill will put that streak on the line at 7 p.m. tonight at River Cities Speedway as he races in the weekly program. He also will be in Devils Lake on Saturday for the $2,500-to-win Midwest Modified race.

"Things have been going well," Schill said. "We've got really good equipment. Obviously, luck is on our side. We've missed some wrecks. We spend a lot of time in the shop, just like everyone else."

Schill said he debuted an MB Custom car last summer and has noticed a big difference.

"In traffic, it is a lot more driveable," he said.

That has been the key as Schill has had to come from the back of the pack to win features.

His most impressive one came in Devils Lake in early June. Schill was sent to the back of the pack for spinning out the leader with eight laps to go.

In those eight laps, he charged from 14th to get the checkered flag.

Schill's current streak includes three wins in the last two weeks at The Bullring.

He won both Midwest Modified features on July 28th and edged Rick Hamel to win last week's feature.

"It has been pretty cool," Schill said. "We've had fans come down—people we've never met before—after the race and tell us we've been putting on a good show. It's pretty cool when people come down and tell you that."

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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