Most drivers have had their helmets hung up since the River Cities double features on August 2nd. A few NOSA drivers, Thomas Kennedy, Chris Shirek and Mark Dobmeier, competed in the 2013 Knoxville Nationals last week in Knoxville, IA. Frequent NOSA guest driver, Donny Schatz, won that event.
While many sprint car fans, crews and even drivers flocked to Iowa for the Nationals, Nygaard and his family took the time to relax at the lake. However, they will be ready to race again tonight and Sunday in Minot, ND with the World of Outlaws.
Nygaard has seen his success build on the track as the season has progressed this year. Nygaard hopes his team's success pays off again tonight while racing at his favorite track. Nygaard applauds the track conditions supplied by River Cities, but most importantly, he recognizes that Grand Forks' has the best race fans of anywhere. Nygaard credits his crew for the increase in the car's speed over the last few weeks and for their new found results consistency.
"These guys are not paid employees, they are all good friends and family that love the sport of sprint car racing. We have a great time together even away from the track."
Nygaard is hoping to stay up front for the remainder of the season. He is the current NOSA points leader, with only 6 NOSA points races remaining.
Wade would like to thank his crew and sponsors for their support and assistance this year. These include: Auto Finance Super Center, Lithia Ford of Grand Forks, Ground Round, ICON, Greenburg Reality, JnJ Construction, Demers Store All, Tire One, Steve Kovar,
Premium Waters, Northland Custom Woodworking, Bosh Enterprises, Halls Motorsports, Dahlstrom Motors, Valley Oral, Cash Trucking, Spring Valley Express, Eric and Betty Nygaard.