NOSA Sprint Cars Add Extra Boom to Thurdsay Night Thunder
NOSA Sprint Cars Return to NCR
By Mike Spieker
ADA, MN- The much anticipated return of the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association to Norman County Raceway is this Thursday, June 27. It will mark the first time since 2005 that NCR has hosted a 410 Sprint Car race. Average speeds of these 900 horsepower machines are estimated to be 100+ mph on the fast, high banked 3/8th mile track. The series seems to always have a great car count, with usually about 20 cars no matter where they race at, and the same is to be expected at NCR. All the heavy hitters will be in attendance, including 5-time World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz will be running his yellow Schatz Motorsports #15 Sprint Car, which captured a runner-up finish to Thomas Kennedy at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND earlier in the season.
Who to Watch For:
Donny Schatz- The North Dakota born racer is almost always considered a favorite when he climbs into the cockpit of a sprint car.
Schatz is currently seated second in the World of Outlaws points standings, won back to back races at Jackson Speedway (MN) & Knoxville Raceway (IA) on June 14th and 15th before bringing home respectable fourth and seventh place finishes at River Cities Speedway ( Grand Forks, ND) & I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, MN).
Austin Pierce- Pierce is on top of the NOSA point standings by a narrow 8 point margin. His best finish of the year is a second and looks to improve that stat by one position as the series heads into Ada.
Lou Kennedy Jr.- The multi-time NOSA champion always seem to run strong; even more so on 3/8th mile tracks. Kennedy won three of the four sprint car specials at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND- which is a 3/8th mile track just like NCR.
Chris Shirek- Last year’s NOSA series champion can step in victory lane on any given night.
He’s not afraid to stand on the gas and make moves most guys wouldn’t. That mentality may pay off for him on Thursday night.
Other Big Names:
Wade Nygaard #9
Thomas Kennedy #21
Casey Mack #8
Chris Ranten #27