EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (May 25, 2023) - Kelsi and Tucker Pederson attended the season opener at Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN last Sunday night, and both drivers ended the night in victory lane, collecting their first wins of the 2023 campaign.
Climbing from fourth to second in his heat race, Tucker Pederson lined up the No. 27P Shawn Horn Crary Real Estate / Amy Dallum Photography WISSOTA Street Stock on the pole for the 15 lap main event.
Pederson led the opening circuit, with Darek Turner leading the second lap. From there, Pederson took back the top spot, and held off a hard charging Kasey Ussatis en route to his first victory of the season in the green-white-checkered affair.
Tucker Pederson was in action three times last weekend, collecting a runner-up at Devils Lake Speedway, and a fourth place finish at River Cities on Friday night.
Sunday night was also Kelsi Pederson’s season opener, as she began the night charging from seventh to fourth in her heat race in the No. 93 North Dakota Eye Clinic / Dahlstrom Motors Henchcraft.
Switching to passing points this season with the POWRi Minn-Kota Lightning Sprints, Kelsi's effort in the heat race earned her the pole position for the 20 lap main event.
Kelsi led the race from the drop of the green, but had to hold off Alan and Alex Truscinski on a number of restarts throughout the race. The restarts included a new feature, a 'choose cone,' but Kelsi was never seriously challenged even following a late red flag for Garrison Miller.
Kelsi led all 20 laps, winning by nearly a second over Alan Truscinski.
This week, the Pederson's will bring all three cars out for the first time, as all three of their classes run on the same night for the first time on Friday night at River Cities Speedway.
Pederson Racing would like to thank all our sponsors:
Shawn Horn - Crary Real Estate
Amy Dallum Photography
North Dakota Eye Clinic
Olson Underground, inc.
Dahlstrom Motors Inc.
Markit County Grain LLC
Trilogy Ag Group
Bad Boy Mowers
Don & Darleen Votava
Phil Thompson & Associates
Big Jim's Tire
B & E Meats
Applied Hi-Performance Products
Eagles Dakotah Aerie 350
Energy Release Products
Dynamic Welding and Machine LLC.
Bruce Hart Repair & Fabrication
Roxbury Racing Transmissions
Zeuli Race Engines
Mark Sinn “Sinner”
2023 Stats (Kelsi):
Top 5’s: 1
Top 10’s: 1
2023 Stats (Tucker):
Top 5’s: 4
Top 10’s: 4