By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (June 30) - Casey Mack and Chris Ranten led the field of 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Sprint Cars to the green flag for their 25 lap main event.
Mack grabbed the early lead over Ranten, but Ranten came back with a slidejob on lap three to take the point. On the following lap, Mack had a parts failure in turn three, which sent him flying off the banking at a high rate of speed. Mack was able to keep his machine on all fours, but his night had come to an end.
On the ensuing Evergreen Insurance restart, Ranten held the lead over Wade Nygaard. Two laps later, third place runner and NOSA point leader, Austin Pierce, spun out in turn four to bring out the yellow.
Ranten continued to pace the field as the race went back green.
In the closing laps, 24th place starter, Thomas Kennedy, ran in the third position. However, a push in turn one sent him over the banking, ruining his strong run.
On the final restart, Ranten and Nygaard put on a show as they traded slidejobs corner after corner. Nygaard cleared Ranten for the lead with three laps to go and hung on to take his first win at The Bullring in 2017 and third overall.
Pierce rebounded nicely to steal second from Ranten on the final lap.
Jordan Adams and Shane Roemeling rounded out the top five.
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