REYNOLDS, ND (July 26) - Thursday night the American Crystal Sugar/Home of Economy #20A was ready to rock at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnesota for the NOSA Sprints’ annual stop at the big three-eighths mile oval.
A front row start in his heat helped Jordan Adams to a second place finish at the completion of the eight lap event.
That put Adams on the pole for the 25-lap, 22-car feature. As the green flag flew, Adams jumped out to a commanding lead over Austin Pierce and looked to be in prime position to pick up his second career win. However, the race was slowed at the halfway point as the caution flag flew, which bunched up the field right behind the Dekalb machine.
As the race resumed, Pierce got a great restart and drove to the outside of Adams to claim the lead. The move shuffled Jordan back to second, but Adams held tough in the runner-up spot and remained within striking distance.
Jordan was still running in second with five circuits remaining when his stout run came to an end. Jordan looped his Nettum Seeds/Eagle Chassis in turn two, which brought out the caution and forced him to the tail of the field. Adams still made the most of the disappointing turn of events as he cruised through the pack to take the checkers in 11th.
“It was a pretty good night for us,” said Jordan after the race. “Although the final result didn't show, we put on a strong 10 laps leading in the feature and would have probably came away with a runner up finish if the driver didn't get too anxious.”
Friday was a new night at a different track and the team was ready to take on the Bullring; River Cities Speedway. After starting 18th in the feature, Jordan charged through the field and passed eight cars to round out the top 10 after 25 laps of action.
“I ran the top Friday, the bottom, and everything in between to try to gain as many spots as we did,” said Jordan. “After having a poor heat race, I'm glad we salvaged a top 10 on the night.”
The weekend was wrapped up Saturday night at Badlands Motor Speedway where Jordan finished 19th in the A-main after starting 21st.
This weekend will be another double-header for the NOSA Sprints and will include a stop at Greenbush Race Park on Saturday night. Greenbush is the site of Jordan’s first NOSA win, which came in July of 2014 and he is carrying a bit of confidence entering the event.
“We ran solid at West Fargo for 19 laps and solid at Ada for 15 laps. Hopefully this weekend we can run solid for 25 laps at Greenbush and get the job done for our 2nd win.”
July 29: River Cities Speedway
July 30: Badlands Motor Speedway