The Northern Nationals is always a huge event for the Amsoil Speedway, and with all their camping spots already sold out it seems this year will be no different. Abreu then worked under Reinke on the next lap to reach the fourth spot.
A standing room only crowd is expected to witness what is always an exciting show. Out front Thiel, and Rose separated themselves from third running Droid Jr., by nearly a straightaway.
Bill Balog would get to 2nd but could not get his 17b machine around Schmidt. Dave Uttech earned the eighth spot just ahead of his cousin Scott Uttech. 16 of the 24 starters were still on the track at the finish of the contest.
Blake Nimee would claim 3rd place honors with Dave Uttech in 4th and 2 time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel in 5th. Earlier in the night, the balance of the 24 car starting field was set through the B-main which was captured by Bill Wirth who took the lead in the contest on the final lap from Jason Johnson.
IRA Races Through Northern Wisconsin When the calendar turns to September and the weather starts to cool down, fans know it's time for one of the biggest weekends of the year for the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA). Droud continued to hold third with Rick Kelsey in the fourth spot having one of his best showings so far this season.32 teams signed in for action on the Labor Day weekend Sunday night. Reinke had to settle for second after a brilliant charge with Droud Jr. Droud had shut his car off immediately after crossing the line as his engine began to falter.In Osborn and Son Trucking Qualifying Bill Balog set quick time over 2016 IRA champion Jeremy Schultz. Kelsey had earned the fourth spot after putting on one of his best showings of the 2015 season.Bill Balog is the defending event winner and will be looking to repeat, but will face challenges from not only the IRAs top competitors like Jeremy Schultz and Kyle Martin but also from the top MOWA drivers. Abreu meanwhile had his car pushed to the work area, and with the help of several teams contributing to the repair efforts Abreu was able to return to action at the tail of the field.Former ASCS regional champion Brad Loyet leads the MOWA Points as they head to La Salle and will surely be at the front when the checkered flag drops Sunday night. On the restart Thiel went back to setting the pace with Rose now taking over the second spot.But with numerous IRA veterans like Scotty Neitzel still looking for there first win of 2017, and young guns like Scotty Thiel and Kyle Marten, wins will not come easy. Abreu shot into the lead and began to pull away from the field.