GRAND FORKS, ND. (June 16, 2021) – The defending NOSA series champion Jade Hastings regained the point lead last weekend after scoring a pair of top fives at River Cities Speedway and Huset’s Speedway.
Hastings started his weekend at River Cities on Friday night without a qualifying run, but battled back from starting in the ninth spot in his heat and charged up to fifth.
Rolling off 10th in the 25-lap main event, Hastings started his charge at the midway point of the race, passing three cars to move into the top five with 10 laps to go.
Hastings moved past Brendan Mullen and Jack Croaker in the closing laps to score a podium finish.
“There was a restart with 12 laps to go and I was able to find my rhythm, pick off some cars, and move up to third from eighth. All in all, it was a good finish with the race car we had,” said Hastings.
On Sunday, the SJS Racing team headed back to South Dakota to continue their title defense at the Huset’s Speedway.
Hastings made the invert and started on the front row of his heat race. He showed his nose to race-long leader Wade Nygaard and stole the win with a last-lap pass.
Hastings redrew the four for the main event and fought for position with drivers like Brooke Tatnell, Matt Juhl, and Jody Rosenboom throughout the 25 lap race, eventually becoming the first NOSA regular to score a top five at the tricky three-eighths mile oval.
“The heat race was really fun,” Hastings said. “It was a lot like my heat win a few weeks ago… I lost the lead and had to battle back. That last-lap pass was really fun. My car was amazing and it felt really good to get my first top-five out of the way at that race track.”
Jade and the entire SJS Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support!
Top Fives: 6
Top Tens: 8
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