A strong field of 33 sprint cars greeted Lawson Racing on Friday, May 15th, as we kicked off our 2015 season. The field was broken into 4 heats, with Kevin in the 3rd heat and I was in the 4th. The track had received quite a bit of rain leading up the races on Friday and that caused the track to become rough. Kevin would finish 6th in his heat and I would finish 7th. That would put us both into the B main with the top 4 transferring onto the A main. At the start, I jumped to 5th and Kevin slotted into 4th. On lap 2, I was able to get past Kevin out of turn 2 and take over 4th. From there, I would hold to that position and finish 4th and transferring to the A main. Kevin’s car would break a right front lower shock mount and he would finish 7th. I would start 24th in the A main. On the first lap, as the cars went into turn 3, Wade Nygaard would catch a wheel and go for a tumble. Everyone was able to miss him and it was a quick red flag for cleanup. On the restart, I was racing with 4 cars for several laps when there was another red for a 2 car crash. The track was still rough in the feature and it was tough to find a consistent groove and the car was moving around a lot. On lap 8, I caught a rut in turn 2 and the car bicycled. It came back down on all four tires and sustained no damage. Soon after that I would pull off to save the car. I would finish 19th. All in all, it was good first night of the season. Knocked the rust off and shook everything down. We are looking at heading back out to Grand Forks this Friday for round 2 of the season. Check out the pictures section for shots from Friday night.