REYNOLDS, ND (June 28) - Another busy weekend was on tap for Jordan Adams Racing last weekend as they competed in three feature races over two nights. Friday night at River Cities Speedway was the Buffalo Wild Wings Fan Appreciation night, which featured back-to-back main events for the NOSA Sprints, while Saturday night was business as usual at Badlands Motor Speedway.
Jordan got off to somewhat of a slow start Friday evening at his home track. A sixth place finish in his heat buried him back in 17th for the first 25-lap A-main. Jordan stayed in his original starting position through the first five laps before he began his march forward.
“We kind of rode around there the first couple of laps,” he said. “There was an early caution that stacked everybody back up and that helped us a bunch. Most of the cars were running the bottom lane so I figured we might as well try the top and fortunately it worked really good.”
By lap 15 Adams had is American Crystal Sugar/Cornerstone Ag Service #20A inside the top 10. Three circuits later Adams got by two cars in one lap to put him up to sixth, but unfortunately that’s all the farther he would get.
While battling with Bobby Martin for fifth, Jordan made contact with the wall exiting turn four which bent the rim and blew the right rear tire. Jordan was credited with a 22nd place finish, but had one more shot in feature number two.
A complete invert of the finishing order of the cars running at the end of feature number one put Adams on the pole for the second 25-lap main event. With Brenden Wilde to his outside, Adams got out to the early lead in the University of MN - Crookston/Dobmeier Insurance machine.
Cory Mack stole the point away from Adams on lap six and a few laps later Mark Dobmeier and Casey Mack also got by the young Reynolds, ND pilot. Adams still held on for a very respectable fifth place finish.
“Long story short, I wish I had the car that I had in the first feature in the second feature,” continued Jordan. “We weren't far off and we still posted a top five in Grand Forks which is tough to do, but going backwards is always somewhat disappointing. We will get after it again this week in the shop and be ready to rock again come Friday!”
The following night the team made the trek down to Brandon, South Dakota for some racing at Badlands Motor Speedway. The crew admittedly chased the setup all night and came away with a seventh place finish in the heat and finished the night sixth in the B-main.
Jordan currently sits 5th in the NOSA point standings, just 47 points behind leader, Wade Nygaard.
After a grueling first half to the season, the Nettum Seeds team will race Friday night at River Cities Speedway before enjoying the rest of the Fourth of July weekend.
July 1 - River Cities Speedway
July 8 - River Cities Speedway
July 9 - Devils Lake Speedway