Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car recap, presented by RydellCars.com
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (September 11) - Twenty-nine NOSA Outlaw Sprints were signed in to battle at the Bullring Friday night for the $1,500-to-win A-main. Jade Hastings, Mark Dobmeier, and Dusty Zomer all picked up heat race wins.
The 24-car starting line up had Sioux Fall, South Dakota's Dusty Zomer on the front row with Hastings to his outside. Zomer grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag as Mitch Mack slid into second. Zomer held an eight car length advantage over Mack after the first handful of circuits, but a lap seven caution restacked the field.
On the ensuing Evergreen Insurance restart, Dobmeier pitched his #13 to the inside of turn one to attempt a slide job for the lead. Dobmeier pulled even with Zomer exiting turn two and the two drivers rubbed wheels down the backstretch. Dobmeier wrestled away the lead and began to set sail.
The winningest driver in River Cities Speedway history looked destined for his 112th victory until the white flag was displayed. Dobmeier was caught in heavy lapped traffic, which allow Zomer to fly by for the lead off of turn two. Dobmeier had one last chance in turns three and four, but couldn't mount a charge as Zomer powered across the finish line to take his second RCS win.
"Obviously Mark (Dobmeier) knows how to get around this place," said Zomer after the race. "I was just trying to replicate what he was doing as much as I could. I knew lapped traffic would be the only place he would have to slow up and that's what happened. I saw the whole thing coming and was able to time it perfectly. I'm just super happy for the whole Buffalo Wild Wings team."
The win makes Zomer eligible to tag the rear of the field on Saturday night for the $8,200-to-win Blazin' Challenge.