Boorse nips Ray in Badger 'Prairie Thriller'. SUN PRAIRIE, WI , June 23---Dan Boorse edged Davey Ray by two car lengths to win the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. It was the 114th career feature win for...
Boorse nips Ray in Badger 'Prairie Thriller'.
SUN PRAIRIE, WI , June 23---Dan Boorse edged Davey Ray by two car lengths to win the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. It was the 114th career feature win for Boorse.
Boorse jumped past three cars and into the lead on the opening lap, while fast qualifier Tracy Hines was quickly moving through the field. Hines moved into second on the fifth lap, and the pair pulled away from the field. Boorse just began to lap the tail of the field when the first caution appeared for a stalled car.
On the restart Hines made a run on Boorse, and took over the lead, one lap later. The pair pulled away from the field, and Hines began running though lapped traffic on the 16th lap. Dean Erfurth, and Johnny Komppa, tangled on the 19th lap, with Hines right begin the pair, Hines crashed into the cars, suffering front end damage. Hines retired from the event, turning the lead back to Boorse.
Boorse led the field on the restart, while Ray moved into second on the 21st lap. The final four laps saw Ray running all grooves on Boorse's bumper, with his efforts falling short. Boorse drove the Don Boorse/Stealth/Gaerte#88 to his first win of the season. Ray's second place finish allowed him to move into the lead in the series points. DeSelle, Scott Hatton, and Quinn McCabe rounded out the top five finishers.
Aaron Fike entered the event as the series point leader but flipped his primary car in practice, then ran two additional cars, finishing seventh in the feature.
The series returns to the Hales Corners Speedway(Franklin, WI) on June 28 for the 5th annual Milwaukee Cup Midget Classic, and then on June 30 at Angell Park Speedway for the annual Fireworks display race.
25-LAP FEATURE: 1. Dan Boorse 2. Davey Ray 3. Chad DeSelle 4. Scott Hatton 5. Quinn McCabe 6. Brandon Waelti 7. Aaron Fike 8. Randy Fiscus 9. Aaron Fiscus 10.John Jones 11. Greg Granath 12. Boyd Calvert 13. Rob Keelan 14. Brian Claas 15. Brian Terry 16. Nick Lundgreen 17. Rick Mueller 18. Tracy Hines 19. Mike Hess 20. Johnny Komppa 21. Dean Erfurth 22. Rick LaBrosse
15-lap "B" Feature: Hatton 10-lap Heat Race winners: Jones, Ray, Boorse, Hines
6-lap Trophy Dash: Hines Fast Time: Hines, 14.502 seconds
CARS PRESENT: 35 VICTORY MARGAIN: .28 seconds FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Boorse 1-10, 20-25, Hines 11-19
CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINTS
1.Davey Ray 457 2. Aaron Fike 438 3. Chad DeSelle 365 4. Dan Boorse 355 5. Mike Hess 340 6. Aaron Fiscus 307 7. Quinn McCabe 285 8. Tracy Hines 269 9. Johnny Komppa 261 10. Brandon Waelti 236