By Mike Spieker
REYNOLDS, ND (June 22) - Last week was the week of the World of Outlaws and the Dekalb/Home of Economy team attended all three regional shows with the hopes of qualifying for the main event in all of them. Jordan Adams accomplished that goal by the end of the grueling weekend, but unfortunately it didn’t come without some low points.
The action began Wednesday night in Sauk Rapids, MN when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars returned to the Granite City Speedway for the second consecutive year.
Jordan began the night by finishing ninth in his heat, which put him back in the Last Chance Showdown. After rallying to finish fourth, Adams solidly put himself in the starting lineup for the 30-lap main event.
Adams took the green flag in 23rd and advanced one position to take the checkers 22nd as the team built up some confidence entering Friday night’s World of Outlaws event at River Cities.
Jordan transferred directly into the A-main with a fifth place finish in his heat, and rolled off the starting grid in 20th for the 40-lap feature on the 3/10th mile bullring. With just 10 circuits remaining in the race, the driver of the SESVanderhave/Eagle Chassis was running in 17th when one of the lead cars made contact with him on the front stretch. The end result left Jordan tumbling end over end before coming to rest on all four wheels and bringing out the red flag. Jordan climbed from his mangled Sprint Car uninjured as his night came to an end early.
The crew made repairs to the car all day Saturday before heading out to Aberdeen, SD for the final World of Outlaws event of the weekend.
A seventh place finish in his heat once again relegated the Reynolds, ND pilot back into the Last Chance Showdown. However, Jordan came through once again with a third place finish, which put him into the 35-lap feature. On a track that was completely different in the main event compared to the heat races, Jordan picked up one spot to finish in the 20th position, completing a strong weekend against the best Sprint Car drivers in the country.
Enough it was his first look at Brown County, Adams was able to compare the high-banked 1/3rd mile to his home track in Grand Forks.
“Brown County was a fun little track,” he said. “It was somewhat similar to Grand Forks. By feature time it was super slick in three and four and still decent in turns one and two. Looking forward to getting back there sometime!”
The next event on the schedule will be a double feature special Friday night at River Cities Speedway. Race fans will get into the races for free after purchasing admission into the Greater Grand Forks Fair.
“It's fair week and double sprint car features with an inverted lineup from the first feature. Also a driver meet and greet Friday before the races start,” continued Jordan. “What more could a person ask for?”
June 24th - River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
June 25th - Badlands Motor Speedway - Brandon, SD
July 1st - River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND