GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 29, 2018) – Wade Nygaard picked up his series-leading 15th career Devils Lake Speedway win with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints on Saturday night. This weekend, the Nygaard Motorsports team will head to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. for the $10,000-to-win Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals.
Nygaard competed in the 360 division of the Jackson Nationals last year, where he raced to a fifth-place finish in the Saturday night A-main. However, that was on the old configuration. This weekend will be Nygaard’s first look at the all-new four-tenths mile oval.
“We’ll have to go down there with zero notes to go off of,” said Nygaard. “But I’m hopeful we’ll be able to get something going right away.”
In 360 competition this year, Nygaard’s best performance came at the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson Speedway, where he raced to a ninth-place finish in the $10,000-to-win main event with the MSTS and Neb. 360s.
Last weekend, Nygaard competed in a pair of Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car events. First up was Friday night at River Cities Speedway. Overall, it was a solid night with a heat race win and a podium finish in the feature, but Nygaard felt as though the car was better than third place.
“Cautions really hurt us,” he said. “It seemed like I would pass a car or two, then the yellow would come out right away and put us back behind those guys. The car was fast. It’s not often you have a car that is that fun to drive but have a frustrating race.”
On Saturday, Nygaard picked up his seventh win of the season at Devils Lake. The win marked his first of the season at the Crary, N.D. one-third mile after recording five runner-up finishes at the speedway this season.
Nygaard started fourth on the grid for the 25-lapper and took the lead on lap 10.
The Jackson Nationals kick off Friday, August 31st and runs through Sunday, September 2nd. Free live audio of the Jackson Nationals can be heard this weekend on RacinBoys.com.
Wade and the entire crew would like to thank their great sponsors for their continued support!
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Top 5’s: 23
Top 10’s: 25
Heat Wins: 9
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