GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 23, 2020) – Every driver has a certain race track that they seem to excel at. A place where, whenever they show up, no matter how good or bad they’ve been running lately, they simply show up and can find their way to the front, or even victory lane.
For Wade Nygaard, that place could very well be the 102-year-old, high-banked three-eighths mile known as Norman County Raceway.
The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints have made 17 trips to Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn. since 1996 and Nygaard has won seven of those, including the last three in a row. That streak of three in a row for Nygaard is the second of its kind as he claimed the first three NOSA events at the speedway from 1996-1997.
Over the last seven events at Norman County, dating back to 2013, Nygaard hasn’t finished worse than fifth. Even more impressive is his average finish during that stretch, which 2.5.
Last weekend at River Cities Speedway, Nygaard picked up his first podium finish of the season.
“Late in the race, I was catching Austin (Pierce) for the lead. I was hoping it would stay green because I thought I would catch the lapped traffic just right to make a move,” said Nygaard. “But then the yellow came out and I knew I would be a sitting duck on the restart having to line up in the shine.”
On the final restart, Nygaard again had to line up in the slick part of the track, which allowed Mark Dobmeier to sneak by.
“Sometimes restarts are your friend and sometimes they aren’t your friend. They weren’t working for me at all,” said Nygaard.
June 25: Norman County Raceway – NOSA Sprints
June 26: River Cities Speedway – NOSA Sprints
June 19: River Cities Speedway
Time Trials: 2nd
Heat: 2nd (started 6th)
Feature: 3rd (2nd)
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