2019 Season Preview: World of Outlaw Events Headliners at River Cities Speedway

Late Model veterans Brad Seng (12) and Mike Balcaen (10) battle during a 2018 race (Speedway Shots/Mike Spieker)

There are several big events scheduled at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, but the visits by the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars remain highly popular at the 3/10-mile oval.

The WOO Sprints — featuring standout Donny Schatz of Fargo — will be at River Cities on June 7 and Aug. 16. The NLRA Late Models also will be racing on those nights; Schatz has piloted a late model in those races in the past.

Another big highlight, and what has turned into a major event on the racing calendar in the region, is the John Seitz Memorial, which is Sept. 5-7. The finale of the event, which is a 92-lap, $9,200 to win late model feature, is Sept. 7.

The World of Outlaw Late Models are in Grand Forks on July 12 along with NOSA Sprints and Wissota Mods.

The season opener for RCS is May 3. The regular classes are Wissota Late Models, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and NOSA Sprints.

The Wissota Mods will appear at RCS on July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 and on all three nights of the Seitz Memorial in September.

The NLSA Lightning Sprints will also make four appearances (June 21, June 23, July 26 and Aug. 9).

2019 Schedule
Regular night: Fridays
Premier Racing Series: NOSA Sprint Cars, NLRA Late Models, Midwest Modifieds & Street Stocks
May 3-Season Opener
May 10-Premier Series
May 17-Premier Series
May 24-Premier Series
May 31-Wissota Race of Champions
June 7-World of Outlaw Sprints and NLRA Late Model Tour
June 14-Premier Series
June 21-Greater Grand Forks Fair — NOSA Sprints, Street Stocks and NLSA Lightning Sprints
June 23-NLRA Late Models, Midwest Mods, NLSA Lightning Sprints and INEX Legends
June 28-Premier Series (Family Fun Night)
July 5-Mid-season championship
July 12-World of Outlaw Late Models, NOSA Sprints and Wissota Mods
July 19-Hall of Fame night
July 26-NLRA Late Models, Wissota Mods, Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, NLSA Lightning Sprints
Aug. 2-Premier Series
Aug. 9-Premier Series, plus Wissota Mods and NLSA Lightning Sprints
Aug. 16-World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, NLRA Lates
Aug. 23-Bus Races, no lates
Aug. 30-Premier Series, Wingless sprint cars
Sept. 5-7 — 13th Annual John Seitz Memorial
Sept. 5-Prelude to the Johnny
Sept. 6-Seitz Memorial qualifying night for lates (along with NOSA Sprints, Wissota Mods, Mid Mods and Streets)
Sept. 7-Seitz Memorial Finale (along with mods, midwest mods and streets)
Sept. 13-Season Finale – NOSA Championship

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