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Dustin Strand Grabs Greenbush Cash for 3rd Win of 2016

June 8th, 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota – Dustin Strand raced to the Modified victory on Saturday night in his RealTruck.com #71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating/Millenium Race Car at Greenbush Race Park. The third triumph of the year for Strand had a little, extra-special meaning.

“Not only did I win, but dad jumped in my backup car and finished 2nd,” Dustin noted with a big smile. “It’s been a while since we raced together,so to get a 1-2 finish was really something special for both of us.”

On Thursday night Dustin Strand made his first trip of the season to Norman County Raceway (Ada, Minnesota) to compete in the IMCA Modified division. In a field of 21-cars, Strand gained one spot in his heat, capturing a heat race victory. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the feature, Dustin again advanced one spot notching a runner-up finish behind race winner, Austin Arneson with Cale Arneson, Rob Vanmil, and Michael Johnson rounding out the top five.

With the weather cancelling his plans on Friday night, Strand returned to action on Saturday night traveling to Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) for another first for the season. Competing in the Modified division along with his dad, Brian, both drivers scored heat race wins setting them up with solid starting positions for the feature. Working his way to the front, Dustin Strand soared to his third victory of the season with his father following him with an impressive 2nd-place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.NCRaceway.com and www.GreenbushRacePark.com .

This weekend, June 10-11, Dustin Strand will return to the driver’s seat of his #71 Longhorn Late Model. On Friday evening he will compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) before traveling to Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Saturday evening for the opening round of the 2016 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) campaign. For more information on these events, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.NLRARacing.com .

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including RealTruck.com, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Forks Mobile Wash, Schill Construction, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, McCaughan Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at www.StrandRacing.com .

2009 Inaugural Chad Olson Memorial Winner Roland Bernard Accept Trophy From Chad’s Brother

June 28th, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB– After following the the Lightning Sprint scene for the past 5 seasons, there is one event that really speaks out about the people and the sport of open wheel racing in this region. The Chad Olson Memorial is set for Saturday, July 13 at Minnesota’s Greenbush Race Park. Chad Olson raced a Mini Sprint at Greenbush from 1999 to 2001. Although his time in that class was short, his love for racing was always evident.

In September of 2005, Chad was diagnosed with cancer and battled for 13 months before succumbing to the disease.

In his honor, a special race was created in the Lightning Sprint class. The$1,000.00-to-win Chad Olson Memorial made it’s debut in 2009 and ran for 3 years. The closure of Greenbush Race Park for the 2012 season halted the event, however, with the reopening of the track this season, so did the return of the Memorial race. Regional racers from North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba have participated in this event. Past winners are Roland Bernard (2009), Cory Wimpfheimer (2010) and Brandon Johnson (2011).

For more information about this special event, go to the Chad Olson Memorial page at http://greenbushracepark.com/Chad_Olson_Memorial.html