NOSA Sprint Car recap
An elated Mitch Mack climbs atop his #92 Sprint Car in RydellCars.com Victory Lane. Photo by Mike Spieker.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (July 3) - It was a wild night of racing for the NOSA Sprint Cars as the flip count totaled six by the end of the night. Perhaps the most vicious of the evening came in the A-main as Chris Shirek and Wade Nygaard were battling for the second position.
Nygaard drove deep into turn one in attempt to complete a slide job on Shirek’s #1K. Unfortunately, the two drivers made contact, which sent Shirek flying about 15 feet in the air. Shirek landed cage first and tumbled another three times before finally coming to rest. The 2013 NOSA champion was slow to climb out of his mangled racecar, but he was okay. Nygaard was disqualified from the event for what was reported as a “dirty slidejob.” When the race resumed, Mitch Mack, who took over the race lead on lap two, brought the field to the green and held off Greg Nikitenko and Austin Pierce for his first-ever NOSA win.
"It feels great," said Mack following his win. "We are getting faster and faster all the time. It feels good that it all finally came together. We were able to avoid some of the troubles out there and bring it home."
Throughout the race, Mack had former NOSA champions, Shirek and Nygaard, right behind him, but the East Grand Forks, MN driver was able to keep the veterans behind him.
"I knew we were fast and as long as I hit my marks I didn't have much to worry about."
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