July 20, 2016 - With Friday night’s event at River Cities Speedway being washed out after the first two heat races were completed, the NOSA Sprint Car Series went south to the Fargo-Moorhead area for a pair of races on Saturday and Sunday.
Things got tight in lapped traffic in the closing stages as Mack put pressure on the eight-time and defending NOSA champion, but once Nygaard cleared traffic he was gone. The driver of the Auto Finance Super Center #9N went on to take his third win at BRRP as 11th place starter Austin Pierce snuck by Mack to finish in the runner-up spot. Thomas Kennedy drove from 10th to fourth, while Graham rounded out the top five.
Sunday evening the series returned to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND for the first time in four years. The field of 33 Sprint Cars was trimmed to the fastest 24 for the 25-lap Buffalo Wild Wings/Red River Valley Fair-sponsored A-main.
Minot’s Greg Nikitenko grabbed the early lead over 20-year-old pilot Jordan Adams as Thomas Kennedy and Wade Nygaard raced for third. Three laps in, Kennedy and Nygaard made contact in turn four, which sent Nygaard spinning to a stop bringing out the yellow. Nygaard was sent to the tail of the field, but still rallied to finish in fifth.
Nikitenko led the first half of the race as Adams, Kennedy and Lee Grosz raced for second through fourth, but with 11 to go Sioux Falls, SD driver Dusty Zomer came on strong to challenge Nikitenko. Zomer drove his Buffalo Wild Wings #82 to the low side of turn one and completed a slide job on Nikitenko to take the lead.