GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 11, 2020) – It’s been an unusual start to the season for 10-time NOSA champion, Wade Nygaard. The Grand Forks driver has shown some good speed in the first handful of races of the 2020 season, however, circumstances beyond his control have left him with results that aren’t indicative of his performance.
This weekend, Nygaard will look to turn things around and break into the win column with another doubleheader weekend on tap. The action will begin on Friday night at River Cities Speedway with the NOSA Sprints, followed by another visit to I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. on Saturday.
Nygaard scored a fourth-place finish in the NOSA opener last Friday night at River Cities, but wasn’t happy with the top-five finish.
“I was really disgusted with the night and I am really disgusted with our flagman. If I had another place to race on Friday night that was close by, I would go and race there,” said Nygaard after being penalized for a jumped start after more than a lap and a half had passed since the restart. “Stuff like that seems to happen to us at least two or three times a year.”
Nygaard got up to second on the restart, but after being penalized he had to restart sixth, which all but ended his shot at the win.
“A silver lining was that our car kept getting better and better as the race went on,” said Nygaard.
Last Saturday night, Nygaard picked up a heat race win to start the night at I-90 Speedway with the MSTS 360s.
“I went to line up for the feature and I had no brakes,” he said. “I still gave it a shot, but it was a race that you needed a ton of brakes to get the car parked into the corner in turns three and four. It just wasn’t working for me at all, but I’m looking forward to getting back there again this weekend.”
Racing on Friday night at River Cities begins with time trials at 6:30pm, followed by heat races at 7:00pm.
Wade and the entire crew would like to thank their great sponsors for their continued support!
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