By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 31, 2019) – The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints introduced a new format on Friday, which included time trials that set up heat race line ups. It was the first time the NOSA Sprints had a time trial session since June 2006 when they gave drivers two laps on the clock to prepare them for the upcoming National Sprint Tour event that was coming to River Cities Speedway the following week.
Mark Dobmeier went quick time with a lap of 11.462, averaging 94.736mph around the high-banked three-tenths mile oval. Dobmeier also went on to pick up the feature win later in the night. The all-time NOSA wins leader took the lead from Chris Ranten on lap 17 of 25 and never looked back.
Polesitter, Trevor Mell, led the opening lap before Wade Nygaard took the point on lap two.
Nygaard encountered lapped traffic on lap five, which allowed Ranten to close in. Ranten executed a slide job in turns one and two but Nygaard came back with a crossover down the back straightaway. The two veteran drivers swapped the lead no less than five times in a lap and a half as they traded slide jobs and crossovers at both ends of the speedway. Ranten won the battle and opened up a comfortable lead.
Dobmeier got by Nygaard on the lap 10 restart and set his sights on Ranten, but couldn’t catch him in open track. When Ranten came upon lapped traffic, that’s when Dobmeier struck. The driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 made a three-wide pass for the lead in traffic before cruising to the feature win.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, ; 2. 27-Chris Ranten, ; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce, ; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard, ; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings, ; 6. 0-Nick Omdahl, ; 7. 20A-Jordan Adams, ; 8. 11M-Brendan Mullen, ; 9. 31-Shane Roemeling, ; 10. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, ; 11. 10TRB-Bob Martin, ; 12. 14-Tom Egeland, ; 13. 55-Nick Ranten, ; 14. 8C-Jack Croaker, ; 15. 22-Tanner Wisk, ; 16. 99-Jordan Graham, ; 17. 47-Sabrina Hockenson, ; 18. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, ; (DNS) 13T-Ty Hanten, ; (DNS) 12-Brayden Pengilly,
Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 31-Shane Roemeling, ; 2. 14-Tom Egeland, ; 3. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, ; 4. 26-Blake Egeland, ; 5. 20A-Jordan Adams, ; 6. 55-Nick Ranten, ; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin, ; 8. 99-Jordan Graham, ; 9. (DNF) 13T-Ty Hanten, ; 10. (DNF) 8C-Jack Croaker, 
Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, ; 2. 0-Nick Omdahl, ; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier, ; 4. 27-Chris Ranten, ; 5. 2A-Austin Pierce, ; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, ; 7. 47-Sabrina Hockenson, ; 8. (DNF) 12-Brayden Pengilly, ; 9. (DNF) 22-Tanner Wisk, ; (DNS) 11M-Brendan Mullen,