The season is finally in full swing for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars, as two weeks are now in the books at the series' home, the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS, ND (April 29) – After spending the entire off-season recovering from ACL surgery, Jordan Adams and the Home of Economy team was ready to rock Friday night at River Cities Speedway to open up the 2016 racing season.
REYNOLDS, ND-September 16th, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team had a busy weekend this past weekend having three races in three days. The 9th annual John Seitz Memorial had action packed racing all weekend. Buffalo Wild Wings put up money for the "Blazin Challenge" that was to be ran on Saturday. All points earned from the first two nights would go towards a dash spot. Only the top 8 cars would make the dash and would have the option to drop to the rear of the feature. If they were to come from last to win, they got a pay day of $8,200.
Thursday night brought 27 NOSA sprint cars to the track ready to do battle. Jordan would start 4th in the heat race and finish 7th. There would be no "B" main so Jordan was set to start 21st in the feature. Jordan worked his way passed a few cars before his power steering pump gave out. When the checkered flag flew, Jordan crossed the stripe in 16th.
Friday night brought a new night. 29 sprint cars were on hand for the first official night of the John Seitz Memorial. Jordan would start 8th in his heat race and finish 4th, transferring the 20A to the "A" main. Jordan would start 10th in the feature and finish 5th after running a majority of the race in 3rd.
Saturday night, 30 sprint cars were in the pits for the final night of the John Seitz Memorial. Jordan started 5th in the heat race and won it. This lined Jordan up in 9th for points combined after the first two days. All 8 cars that were elgible for the "Blazin Challenge" accepted it and started at the back. This would give Jordan the pole for the 35 lap feature. Jordan got out to an early lead and led comfortably for the first 15 laps. Lap traffic came into play but cautions were in Jordan's favor. On lap 22, the track began to take rubber and the 2nd place car pulled even with Jordan. It took another two laps of jostling it out, but Jordan would find himself in 2nd place. A minor mistake of missing the rubber dropped Jordan back to 4th which is where he would finish in a solid top 5 field of cars.
"Thursday night we looked like a team that was just starting. We struggled from the heat race to the feature and never made ground. Friday and Saturday night we came back and proved who we were. Friday we charged from 10th to 3rd until I made contact with the wall knocking the jacobs ladder out. Saturday we led more than half the feature and ended up finishing 4th behind some great race cars. I've said it before and ill say it again. There is no give up in this team and we clearly proved it this weekend," Jordan stated.
Jordan would like to thank all his partners that support him. Please go view them in the "Partners" category.
REYNOLDS, ND-August 31st, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team was back in normal action this past Friday night. The team traveled to River Cities Speedway for Track Championship night. 27 cars were checked in all in pursuit for the championship trophy. Heat races were lined up by current point standings, so Jordan would line up on the outside of the front row in heat three. As the green flag flew, pole sitter Casey Mack ran the bottom with Jordan chasing on the cushion. Coming out of turn one Jordan snatched the lead and and led every lap en route to his first heat race win at the legendary bullring.
The feature was lined straight up from the heat race results. Jordan would start inside row two alongside Austin Pierce. At the drop of the green flag, Mark Dobmeier took the lead with Jordan surging into second. A caution flag on lap four lined the field up nose to tail. Again, Dobmeier took control with Jordan following. On lap 8, Austin Pierce and Wade Nygaard both slid past Jordan battling through lap traffic. On the following lap, the 20A sprinter flew over the banking coming into turn three nullifying a possible top five finish. Leader Mark Dobmeier had lapped up to 12th place. Jordan would restart 11th and battle back to earn an 8th place finish. "Our car was super fast all night. My crew had the car perfect, unfortunately i messed up at a big point in the race costing us a good finish," mentioned Jordan
Jordan would also like to recognize the track prep crew as the track has certainly been racey the past few weeks with three wide action all over the track.
Jordan would also like to recognize all his partners supporting him in 2015. Go view them in the "Partners" category.
REYNOLDS, ND-August 10th, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team was back in action this past Friday night at the Legendary Bullring, River Cities Speedway. 29 cars were unloaded and ready to do battle. Jordan was scheduled to start 6th in the third heat race with the top 6 transferring into the A-main. Jordan worked his way into the 3rd position in the opening laps of the race, but fell back two spots to finish 5th, respectively. This lined Jordan up in row 7 for the feature. Starting 15th, Jordan quickly was on the move. After only seeing one caution flag fly the whole race, Jordan worked himself up to the 8th position to clinch another top 10. "We struggled in the heat race again this week. Fortunately, we were able to make something happen in the feature and salvaged a decent finish," Jordan stated.
Jordan would like to thank all his partners that support him. Please go view them in the "Partners" category.
Jordan would also like to thank his crew for all their continued hard work as well as his family for the continued support.
This week, sprint cars are off at River Cities Speedway. Jordan will be attending the Knoxville Nationals as a spectator.
On tap: World of Outlaws August 21st at River Cities Speedway.
REYNOLDS, ND-August 6th, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team had one goal going into this past Friday night. They wanted to be two positions better then the previous week when the checkered flag was waving. However, the stars did not all align and a tough night was completed.
29 cars were ready to take on the Legendary Bullring, River Cities Speedway. Jordan would start 8th in his heat race and finish 7th. Missing the transfer spot by one, Jordan would have to run the B main. Jordan started from the pole in the B main and won it lining him up 19th for the A main. At the start of the feature, Jordan worked the low side of the track and picked off a couple positions. With three laps in, Jordan was up to 15th when the caution flag flew. On the ensuing start, Jordan would try and make something happen on the top, middle, and bottom but could not get around the cars that were in front of him. Jordan brought the car home in 15th, respectively.
"It was just a tough night of racing. Its part of the sport, it's going to happen at some point or another. Our car was fast in the feature there was just nowhere to go. I've said it all year I need to start doing better in the heats to give us a chance in the feature. We've been starting around 10th to 16th and on a track like this with the competition as stiff as it is that's tough to be a contender for the win at the end of a race. We will come back this week with nothing but looking forward," Jordan commented.
Jordan would like to thank all his partners for the 2015 season. Please go view them in the "Partners" category.
Jordan would also like to thank his crew for their continued work week in and week out.
This week Jordan will be racing at River Cities Speedway on Friday night.
REYNOLDS, ND-July 28th, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team put together two strong runs this past weekend in Ada, Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Thursday night, the team traveled to Norman County Raceway for their one and only appearance in 2015. 17 cars were ready to do battle. Jordan would start 4th in his heat race and finish 4th. "The track was super fast. It was narrow so it was hard to pass," Jordan commented. In the feature, the 20A Home of Economy sprint car was set to start 9th. The green flag flew and Jordan settled into 9th. As the race went on, the track dried off and began to take rubber in the middle. Once Jordan found the rubber, he turned the second quickest lap of the race and moved into the 8th position which is where he finished. "The feature was decent for us. Unfortunately, i didn't find the rubber right away, but when I did i was fast," said Jordan.
The team then set their sights on River Cities Speedway Friday night. It was Mid-Season Championship night which would set the heat race up by points. 28 cars were ready for battle on the bullring. Going into the night, Jordan was tied for 5th place so he would line up on the outside of row 2 in the second heat race. After shooting to the lead early in the heat race, Jordan would start to fall back and would eventually finish 5th, respectively. "I gave it everything i had in the heat. I tried running high, low, in the middle and nothing worked for me," said Jordan. This would line Jordan up to start 14th in the feature. From the drop of the green flag, Jordan started his charge to the front. With the help of a few cautions to restack the field, Jordan found himself in 6th with 10 to go. Another late caution with 4 to go found Jordan sitting in the 4th position. On the restart, Jordan dove to the bottom in 1 and 2 and passed Austin Pierce going down the backstretch for the 3rd position. Jordan would pull even with Wade Nygaard, but could not make the pass coming to the checkers. "It was a great race. Our car was great from the start and only got better at the end. I owe a big shoutout to my crew for staying after it all night. We struggled in the heat race, so to come back and finish 3rd which is our career best at River CIties Speedway feels like a win. To finish behind Dobmeier and Nygaard who have been doing this for more than 20 years feels really good considering we are in our 4th year of racing. Big thanks to all the people helping me out as i chase my dreams," Jordan commented.
This week Jordan will be racing at River Cities Speedway on Friday night. Jordan is tied for 4th in NOSA points heading into the weekend. Jordan is tied for 5th in River Cities Speedway points.
REYNOLDS, ND- July 20th, 2015
With a double header planned for the weekend, the Jordan Adams Racing team found themselves rained out on Friday night.
The team then turned their focus to Buffalo River Race Park, one of Jordan's favorite tracks on the NOSA tour. 24 cars were checked in and ready to do battle. Jordan would draw a 117 eventually lining him up 5th in the third heat race. After a caution flag flew upon completion of the first lap, Jordan would now start 3rd after the 3rd place car was accessed for the caution. The next start would quickly find Jordan out front and pulling away from the rest of the field. A caution flag for a pileup in turn two would erase Jordan's lead and set the rest of the field right on his bumper. Jordan was able to hold off the field when the caution flew yet again for debris on the front stretch. The final 6 laps went green, and Jordan would win his heat race by a straight away. "The car was great. The track started to take rubber so once I found clean air I knew it was all up to me," Jordan commented.
Come feature time, the #20A Home of Economy RML Trading sprinter lined up on the outside of the front row. When the green flag flew, Jordan settled into second for the first few laps. Wade Nygaard would pass Jordan on lap 3 putting Jordan back to the 3rd position. With 4 to go the yellow flag flew for the leader who spun off turn 2. This handed the lead to Cory Mack with Jordan in second and Austin Pierce in third. A four lap shootout saw Jordan pull even with the leader multiple times, but could not make the bottom work enough to make the pass. Jordan would finish in 2nd place, his best finish of the season to date. "Second is nothing to hang our heads about, but second sure stings when your that close. I am really proud of our team for everything we've accomplished this season. We're running strong and consistent, were just missing that win," said Jordan.
This week the team has another double header on tap. Thursday, the team will be in Ada, Minnesota at Norman County Raceway for their one and only appearance in 2015. Friday, Jordan will head back to River Cities Speedway to cap off the weekend.
REYNOLDS, ND-July 6th, 2015
The Jordan Adams Racing team was back in action this holiday weekend with a doubleheader on the line. First, the team traveled to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 29 cars were checked in and ready to take on the Legendary Bullring. Jordan would start 8th in his heat race with the top 6 transferring into the A-main. Jordan worked his way up to 5th place coming to the white flag. Coming out of turn 4, Jordan snatched the 4th position away ensuring him a position in the main event. "The track was very fast, as well as our heat race driver wise. I knew I had my work cut out for me when seeing the lineup. Walking away with a 4th felt pretty decent considering the competition and our start/finish position," said Jordan.
This put the #20A Home of Economy Outlaw Sprint Car in the 5th row for the feature. Starting 10th, Jordan slowly worked his way up to 7th on a track that was still fairly tacky. A restart upcoming with 6 to go hindered a possible shot at a top 5 with Jordan falling two spots after a poor restart. "I didn't get the best restart and fell back a few spots. 9th place isn't anything to hang our heads about, Our car was decent, but the track stayed fast and narrow not providing much of an opportunity to pass", Jordan mentioned.
The team then traveled to Greenbush, Minnesota on Saturday with high expectations after winning this race a year ago. 22 cars were checked in and ready for battle. Jordan would start 2nd in his heat race and finish 3rd. Jordan commented, "The track was pretty hit and miss. It was tacky in 1 and 2 and really dry in 3 and 4. Unfortunately, I dropped a spot about halfway through which really hurt us for the feature lineup." Jordan would start the feature from position 11. Once the green flag dropped, Jordan was quickly on the move getting to 9th just a few laps in when the first caution flag flew. The track took rubber which created little to no opportunity to pass unless of a driver error. Jordan would come home 8th. "We figured the track would take rubber, we just weren't sure when it would so it was important to get all I could at the start and after cautions. Unfortunately, the rubber was full blown within the first five laps."
Jordan has now quietly moved up into 3rd place in River Cities Speedway points just 31 points back from the lead. Jordan sits 4th in NOSA points.
This weekend will be another doubleheader as the team heads to River Cities Speedway Friday and Devils Lake Speedway Saturday.