A solid field of 23 410 Sprint Cars were in attendance for the second event of the season at the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval. The night got off to a great start as Adams cruised to the win in heat race number three.
The redraw put the Reynolds, N.D. driver on the pole of the 25-lap main event.
Adams used the low groove to take the lead over Chris Ranten as the race went green. Adams led in the early going, but was surpassed by Wade Nygaard on lap three.
Several cautions plagued the event on the fast, tacky, and sometimes choppy racing surface. When the checkers flew, Adams crossed the line in fifth.
“Overall I thought the night went really well. We were really good in the heat race. We jumped to the lead for a few laps at the start of the feature and stayed around third for a majority of the race. About halfway through the race my wing slider broke so I couldn’t use my wing at all,” said Adams. “I think we would have been more of a contender if that didn’t happen, but finishing fifth was a good start to the year at Devils Lake.”
The fifth place finish marks Adams’ first top five of the young 2018 season and second top 10 overall.
This weekend, the BĒT Vodka machine will be in action three consecutive nights starting Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. On Saturday the NOSA tour returns to Devils Lake Speedway before making its only appearance of the year to Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn.
“I’m just excited to get back at it this weekend,” said Adams. “I feel like we have a decent wave of momentum going right now and I want to keep that going. I am excited to get back to BRRP. On the schedule, that is one of my better tracks. We haven’t been there for a couple years so it will be good to be back there.”
Adams currently sits fourth in the NOSA standings, just seven points out of the lead and one point behind third.
Top Fives: 1
Top Tens: 1
Heat Wins: 1