Potential $8,200-to-win, guaranteed minimum of $2,500-to-win and $500-to-start!
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 5, 2018) – The fourth annual Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge is set for Friday, September 7th at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Drivers will be racing for the richest purse the NOSA Sprints have seen all year, which boasts a potential $8,200-to-win from the back row. The guaranteed minimum purse offers $2,500-to-win for non-Blazin’ Challenge qualifiers and $500 to start.
Dash (top 4 in BWW Challenge points inverted)
- 8H – Jade Hastings
- 13T – Ty Hanten
- 13JT – Mark Dobmeier
- 9N – Wade Nygaard
- 0 – Nick Omdahl
- 20A – Jordan Adams
- 10TRB – Bob Martin
- 21K – Thomas Kennedy
Heat 1 (top 4 BWW Challenge points inverted)
- 8C – Jack Croaker
- 31 – Shane Roemeling
- 99 – Jordan Graham
- 2A – Austin Pierce
- 11M – Brendan Mullen
- 22 – Tanner Wisk
- 14 – Tom Egeland
- 26 – Blake Egeland
Remaining cars in attendance will be placed in heats according to accumulated Blazin’ Challenge points. If a car that pre-qualified is unable to make it, the next highest scoring car will be substituted.
There will be no passing points assigned in the heat races, cars will be lined up for the feature according to their finishing position (8 dash participants, then top 6 heat race participants). If there is a B-main, it will be lined up according to BWW Challenge points, top 4 will transfer to the A.
The Blazin’ Challenge can pay up to $8,200 to a driver accepting the back row challenge. It also pays $500 to start and $300 to non-qualifiers.
Saturday, September 8th is the scheduled rain date.
Fourteen drivers have earned the $820 Blazin’ Bonus by competing in at least seven of the eight Blazin’ Challenge qualifiers. Those drivers include: Wade Nygaard, Mark Dobmeier, Ty Hanten, Jade Hastings, Nick Omdahl, Jordan Adams, Bob Martin, Austin Pierce, Blake Egeland, Jordan Graham, Tom Egeland, Tanner Wisk, Jack Croaker, and Jon Sorenson.
2018 BWW Blazin’ Challenge Qualifier Winners:
May 27th: Buffalo River Race Park - Mark Dobmeier
June 16th: Devils Lake Speedway - Rain
June 21st: Norman County Raceway - Wade Nygaard
June 22nd: River Cities Speedway - Wade Nygaard
June 23rd: Brown County Speedway - Mark Dobmeier
June 24th: Casino Speedway - Mark Dobmeier
July 15th: Red River Valley Speedway - Thomas Kennedy
July 27th: Dacotah Speedway - Mark Dobmeier
July 28th: Dacotah Speedway - Wade Nygaard
Previous BWW Blazin’ Challenge Champions:
2017: Mark Dobmeier
2016: Nick Omdahl
2015: Dusty Zomer