Weiss Wins Opening Round of Viking Doubleheader!

Ricky entered the opening round of a doubleheader at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) on Saturday night.

The $1,600-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA), drew a field of twenty-seven competitors to the oval. Weiss charged from seventh to win his preliminary heat race, locking him into the second starting spot for the main event.

Weiss and fellow front-row starter, Jeff Wildung waged a fierce batttle for the top spot early in the race, until Wildung suffered mechanical issues while running second on lap seventeen. From there, Weiss avoided any serious challenges for the lead, cruising to his second victory of the weekend over Eric Breeschoten, Zach Johnson, Rick Schroeder, and Don Shaw.

The weekend came to a close on Saturday night with Round #2 of the Labor Day weekend special at Viking Speedway. Another $1,600 top prize was posted for competitors, which saw twenty-one entries return for battle. Weiss finished second in his heat race after starting fifth, positioning him starting sixth in the finale. In the feature Ricky advanced from his third-row starting spot to finish second behind race winner, Jeff Wildung. Zach Johnson, Mike Balcaen, and Brad Parson rounded out the top five finishers. (Nick Anderson Photo)

Full results from the events are available at www.VikingSpeedway.net