Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bernard Kicks 2015 NLSA Tour Into Overdrive

Tim Johnson photo
Roland Bernard has been a dominant force in Manitoba's Lightning Sprint racing scene.

Greg Cybulski (June 14, 2015) Since it's inaugural season in 2009, The Northern Lightning Sprint Association's poster boy has been Winnipeg's Roland Bernard, and with good reason. After 6 years behind the wheel of his #2 Lightning Sprint, Bernard is not showing any signs of letting his foot off the gas as he continues his winning ways in Manitoba's longest running open wheel car class.

Since 2009, Bernard has been an NLSA Points champion. He has won local track championships and prestigious regional events such as the annual Chad Olson Memorial at Greenbush Race Park, MN.

The NLSA kicked off it's 2015 Tour in Greenbush Race Park, MN on May 23rd. Of 16 competitors from Manitoba, Minnesota and North Dakota, Bernard came in 2nd place in his Heat race and starting from 9th in the field, capped off the evening with another Feature checkered flag.

The 2nd stop on the Lightning Sprint Tour was Winnipeg's Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday, June 11. Bernard continued his winning streak by sweeping both his Heat race as well as his 2nd consecutive Feature checkered flag in a field of 13 Lightning Sprints.

2 nights later, the NLSA made their 2nd Tour visit to Greenbush Race Park, MN. and once again, the familiar #2 Sprinter ended the evening with a solid 2nd place finish in the Feature race.

Although it is early in the season and there is still plenty of racing to go, Roland Bernard is quickly showing why he continues to be a huge presence in the highly competitive, lightning-fast open wheel car class.

When Bernard and the rest of the Northern Lightning Sprint Association roll into your favourite dirt track, they are the must-see regional Tour of 2015.

About the Northern Lightning Sprint Association:
Created in September of 2008, the Northern Lightning Sprint Association is a rapidly growing organization committed to the creation and maintenance of safe, fast, fun, and affordable open wheel racing. Many of the organization’s members are dedicated to helping charities such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care of Manitoba. More information can be found at