GRAND FORKS, ND (August 10) - Last Friday night was perhaps Jordan Adams’ strongest showing of the 2016 season. The Reynolds, ND pilot started third on the 26-car grid at River Cities Speedway before charging to the front and into the lead.
It took Adams just three laps to drive from fourth to the lead, getting by Jade Hastings, Bob Martin, and Chris Ranten in the process. From there Adams opened up a comfortable 10 car length lead and paced the field for the next five circuits.
By lap eight Adams began to encounter lapped traffic, which allowed the always fast Mark Dobmeier to close in. The veteran Grand Forks, ND driver was able to maneuver past the Home of Economy/Dekalb #20A while battling with the back markers, shuffling Adams back to second.
Adams hung tough in the runner-up position for several laps before taking the checkers in the third position.
“It felt good to start fourth and take over the lead early on,” said Adams after the race. “We got some good practice going through lap cars and even put down the fastest lap that was turned in the whole feature.”
Saturday the Tony Anderson/WinField team made the trek to Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD for the $10,000-to-win special event.
After a sixth place finish in his heat, Jordan came home 22nd in the A-main.
“Overall we had a really good night,” he said. “We started 18th in the feature and we started moving forward quickly. It was my first time running the cushion at Badlands and I felt amazing. We drove up to 11th and caught up to [Casey] Mack, [Wade] Nygaard, and [Matt] Juhl, who all have quite a few more laps there than me. Unfortunately, with about 10 to go I lost power which ended up being a dirty fuel filter. Overall, right now I think we're running the best we have been in my career and the confidence level has come back up a bit. I'm looking forward to getting back to Grand Forks after the Nationals to see what we can do.”
August 19: River Cities Speedway
August 20: Devils Lake Speedway