AUTO RACING: Seng looks for win against NASCAR star Stewart
Brad Seng pulled off a big win at River Cities Speedway last week, racing from 13th to first in taking the 20-lap late model feature before approximately 6,000 fans. It was one of the biggest crowds in RCS history as the late models complemented ...
Brad Seng pulled off a big win at River Cities Speedway last week, racing from 13th to first in taking the 20-lap late model feature before approximately 6,000 fans. It was one of the biggest crowds in RCS history as the late models complemented the World of Outlaws sprint series.
Seng wrapped up the 2011 season by winning the prestigious 92-lap John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational at RCS.
Tonight, Seng -- along with a number of RCS regulars -- will race against NASCAR star Tony Stewart at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, giving the Grand Forks driver another chance for another huge win.
Stewart's appearance at the RRVS will be the highlight of the NLRA-sanctioned event, one that likely will draw more than 40 late models from the region. A good portion of the field is expected to be RCS regulars.
"It's really a neat deal," Seng said. "A lot of late model guys look up to Tony. He's accomplished so much. He's a pure racer. He's won in late models, sprints, Indy Car, midgets and NASCAR.
"He connects to people like us. This is where he wants to be."
Stewart is making his sixth appearance at the RRVS since 2010. He's looking for his first checkered flag.
Seng comes into the event on a roll.
It's rare when a driver starts deep in the field at RCS and wins.
"I never thought I could start 13th and get to the front in 20 laps with the field of cars ahead of me," Seng said.
Just as impressive was Joey Pederson's run last week. The winner of the two previous RCS features, Pederson started 24th and finished sixth.
Stewart has raced both sprints and late models at the RRVS.
His connection to the speedway comes through WoO leader Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing.
The Schatz family now runs the three eighths-mile speedway, leading to the numerous appearances by Stewart.
"It's generous of the Schatz family and Red River Valley Speedway to incorporate the NLRA with Tony," Seng said.
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