Boorse nabs fourth Badger win Nelson/Sullivan clinch car owner title SUN PRAIRIE, WI, August 25---Dan Boorse won his fourth Badger Midget Series feature of the season, capturing the 25-lap event on National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame ...
Boorse nabs fourth Badger win Nelson/Sullivan clinch car owner title
SUN PRAIRIE, WI, August 25---Dan Boorse won his fourth Badger Midget Series feature of the season, capturing the 25-lap event on National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Night. Les, and Greg Nelson, and Tim Sullivan(Wisco Racing) clinched the Car Owners Championship, their first title. The teams driver Aaron Fike now leads Davey Ray by 52 points, heading into next weeks season finale.
Mike Hess jumped into the lead at the start, pulling away from the field, when a car stalled on the third lap, bunching up the field. On the restart Hess was challenged by Boorse, with Boorse taking the lead as the pair exited the fourth turn on the fifth circuit. Fike moved into third on the ninth lap,Boorse just began to lap the tail of the field, when the caution appeared for a stalled car, at the midway point.
Boorse pulled away from the field while a blanket covered the next ten cars closely battling for positions. Another caution appeared for a stalled car on the 20th lap. On the restart Boorse pulled away from Chad DeSelle, and Fike. Boorse led DeSelle at the line by 1.37 seconds. Fike, Scott Hatton, and Ray rounded out the top five finishers. Boorse earned the Frank Conner Memorial award for the victory, the sixth time he has won the event. DeSelle, and Fike are also previous winners of the Memorial race.
Fike, who topped the 42 car field in qualifying, gained 36 points on Ray in the event stretching his lead to 52, heading into the 21st annual Fireman's Nationals presented by Coca-Cola, with a maximum of 127 points available.
RACE RESULTS 25-lap Feature: 1. Dan Boorse 2.Chad DeSelle 3.Aaron Fike 4.Scott Hatton 5.Davey Ray 6.Mike Hess 7.Jerry Coons Jr. 8.A.J. Fike 9.Tracy Hines 10.Brandon Waelti 11.Boyd Calvert 12.Brian Claas 13.Cody Wisensel 14.Marc Dailey 15.Mike Stroehle 16.Nick Lundgreen 17.Quinn McCabe 18.Aaron Fiscus 19.Roger Miller 20.Randy Koch 21.Greg Granath 22.Kevin Doty
15-lap "B" Feature: Hines 10-lap "C" Feature: Dean Erfurth 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Al Cole, Lundgreen, McCabe, A.J. Fike 6-lap Trophy Dash: Aaron Fike Fast Time: Aaron Fike, 14.537 seconds
CARS PRESENT: 42 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Hess 1-5 Boorse 6-25
CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINT STANDINGS 1. Aaron Fike 1366 2.Davey Ray 1314 3.Mike Hess 1197 4.Chad DeSelle 1108 5. Dan Boorse 1063 6.Brandon Waelti 1019 7.Aaron Fiscus 994 8.Scott Hatton 841 9. Quinn McCabe 732 10.Tracy Hines 634
HALL OF FAME GROWS TO 84 BUSY DAY FOR FIKE
A crowd of over 300 people attended the induction ceremony for the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Sunday afternoon at Angell Park Speedway Pavilion. Bill Bettridge, Billy Wood, Tom Bigelow, and Chris Economaki were inducted bringing the total in the facility to 84 individuals.
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Current Badger, and National Midget Driver of the Year point leader Aaron Fike had a busy day, running in the morning Infiniti Pro Series event at Gateway International, then flying to Angell Park. Fike won the Hall of Fame Induction race last season.
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A great field of 42 cars were present, eleven different chassis manufacturers, and nine different powerplant types made up the field. Feature winner Dan Boorse used a Stealth/Gaerte combination, it was his 62nd career feature victory at the facility, tops all-time on the list.
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Jerry Coons winner of three NAMARS sanctioned features in the last nine days, drove the Harlan Kittleson Beast-Mopar, team car to Davey Ray. Coons the one-lap track record holder finished seventh.
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Ed Watson has produced a new book "Worthy of Honor" it outlines the history of the Hall of Fame, all 84 inductees plaques are reproduced in the book along with a Bruce Craig photo tribute to early midget racing. Copies are available for $20 postage paid from: Witness Productions, Box 234, Marshall, IN 47859.