GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 29, 2020) – Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center No. 9N team will hit the road this weekend and head for Hartford, S.D. Nygaard will compete with the MSTS 360 Sprints at I-90 Speedway on Saturday night.
Nygaard hasn’t competed at the high-banked three-eighths mile oval since May 3rd, 2014, where he picked up an eighth-place finish against a 17-car field of 360s.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to I-90. The track usually gets pretty racy,” said Nygaard. “The heat races are usually kind of tough because the track is so fast, but when it comes to the feature it usually gets pretty racy. What I remember from the old track is that it can tend to take rubber towards the end of the race, but that could have changed since then. It’s always been a lot of fun racing down there.”
Nygaard’s biggest highlight from I-90 Speedway is a 360 Cheaters Day victory in 2004. Nygaard out-dueled Dusty Zomer in what was a great battle in the closing laps to get the win.
The 10-time NOSA Sprint Car champion usually competes with the MSTS 360 Sprint Cars a handful of times each season and looks forward to doing so each time.
“It’s a tough, competitive series. It’s as competitive as any series that we run with,” said Nygaard. “There are definitely no slouches that run with MSTS and if you get a win, you know you’ve earned it.”
Last weekend, Nygaard was in action at Park Jefferson Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. on Saturday night. Over forty 360 Sprints were on hand. Nygaard began the night by racing from fifth to third in his heat to earn a transfer spot into the night’s main event. Starting 12th in the feature, Nygaard had a solid run going until he got caught up in an incident and got upside down. Nygaard was okay, but done for the night, and credited with a 19th place finish. Monday’s event at Park Jefferson was canceled due to rain.
Wade and the entire crew would like to thank their great sponsors for their continued support!
Auto Finance Super Center
C&M Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram
Valley Oral & Facial Surgery
Dahlstrom Motors Inc.
Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND
Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty
Superior Steering Wheels
Northland Custom Woodworking
Rider Racing Engines
J&J Auto Racing