Mark Dobmeier and Jade Hastings were the winners of the three-race swing which included another run through the Rushmore State. Dobmeier bookended the weekend, winning his 179th series feature in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 on Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, then his 180th at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Sunday. Hastings won his 23rd series feature in the Ault Construction No. 8H on Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, SD.
Jade Hastings (8H) and Mark Dobmeier (13JT) battle early in last Friday's main event at River Cities.
Speedway Shots photo.
Despite sweeping the Interstate Racing Association in last weekend's three race set, the schedule remains busy for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints this weekend, as another three-race swing lies ahead, including a return to a pair of Rushmore State venues at Hartford's I-90 and Watertown's Casino Speedways.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (March 4, 2018) – In its 25th season, the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars continue to grow and stretch their footprint across the upper Midwest. The series will be visiting two tracks for the first time ever in 2018; both in South Dakota.
NOSA Sprint / Austin Pierce
June 24 2013 Grand Forks ND: NOSA Sprints' Austin Pierce will be defending his points lead this week as the team travels to Norman County Raceway (Ada, MN) on Thursday, June 27 and Greenbush Racepark (Greenbush, MN) Saturday. Pierce is holding the NOSA points lead for the first time since his sprint car racing career began in 2009.
Several NOSA sanctioned races have been rained out this year, but Pierce is still getting laps in participating in other events. Pierce raced with the World of Outlaws over the weekend at Grand Forks' River Cities Speedway and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. "We didn't get the results we wanted," Pierce stated "I definitely used the weekend as a learning experience." However, qualifying for the A-Main with the Outlaws is a significant accomplishment, and one Pierce was able to achieve twice over the weekend. Pierce also raced in the sprint 410-360 race at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD over the weekend. Pierce took the race lead on lap 3 and managed to maintain it until 2 laps remained, when he was passed by Jason Solwold for the win.
Pierce has been using these opportunities to gain experience on the track. Gaining experience is just one of the reasons Pierce gives for his success this year. He recognizes the contributions and dedication his crew has been showing at the track and in the shop this year; "Each guy on my crew has taken on their own responsibilities. They make sure those get done each and every week." Pierce also understands the importance of being consistent with his performance. "Consistency is one of my main goals for this season, if you're not consistent, you can't make a run for a points title."
Pierce is looking forward to racing at the some of the circuit's smaller tracks, including the rescheduled race at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN. That race has been rescheduled for July 7th. The NOSA Sprints will not be racing at Pierce's favorite track, River Cities Speedway, this Friday due to the Grand Forks County Fair.
NOSA's Mark Dobmeier placed 6th during Friday's World of Outlaws stop in Grand Forks, ND and also captured the feature win at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and a third place finish at Husset's Speedway.