SUN PRAIRIE,WI May 27----Davey Ray edged Dan Boorse by one car length to win the thrilling Badger Midget Series Season Opener, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The first was the first ever feature win for Ray, and for a Mopar powered ...
SUN PRAIRIE,WI May 27----Davey Ray edged Dan Boorse by one car length to win the thrilling Badger Midget Series Season Opener, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The first was the first ever feature win for Ray, and for a Mopar powered midget.
The feature got off to a rocky start with a three car tangle on the opening lap, resulting in Kevin Olson flipping. Olson escaped injury. Aaron Fiscus jumped into the lead, while Ray quickly moved from his eighth place starting position and into the leadon the second lap.
Ray ran comfortably in the lead as three different drivers occupied second position before Boorse took over the spot on the 22nd lap. Kevin Eggert stalled on the 32nd lap bunching up the field. The final eighteen laps saw Boorse run on Ray's bumper as the pair easily pulled away from the field and staged a great wheel to wheel battle. Ray held off Boorse's last lap charge to score a .14 second victory driving the Harlan Kittleson Beast-
Mopar#2. Following Ray, and Boorse were: Matt Westfall, Chad DeSelle, and Mike Hess.
Five drivers escaped injury in separate preliminary race flips, including 2000 series champion Scott Hatton. Rob Keelan established a new eight lap track record in winning the C-Main, besting Billy Johnson's 50 year old track record.
The series visits the Hales Corners Speedway(Franklin, WI) on Friday Night June 1 for the running of the fourth annual Milwaukee Cup Midget Classic, before returning to Angell Park on Sunday June 3 for a regular program.
50-lap feature: 1. Davey Ray 2. Dan Boorse 3. Matt Westfall 4. Chad DeSelle 5. Mike Hess 6. Brandon Waelti 7. Craig Carey 8. Randy Koch 9. Roger Miller 10. Boyd Calvert 11. Matt Estep 12. Rick LaBrosse 13. Brian Terry 14. Randy Fiscus 15. Kevin Eggert 16. Ron Fredenberg 17. Kevin Doty 18. Aaron Fiscus 19. Tom Bartz 20. Kevin Olson 21. Dean Erfurth 22. John Komppa Jr.
15-lap"B" Feature: 1. Waelti 2. Bartz 3. LaBrosse 4. Fredenberg
8-lap"C" Feature: 1. Rob Keelan 2. Lance Altman
10-lap Heat Race Winners: John Jones, Randy Koch, Kevin Doty, Davey Ray
6-lap Trophy Dash: Boorse
Fast Time: Waelti, 14.226 seconds
CARS PRESENT: 39 PURSE: $15,350
CURRENT BADGER PTS: 1. Davey Ray 117 2. Dan Boorse 109 3. Brandon Waelti 67: 4. Chad DeSelle 66 5(tie) Mike Hess, & Craig Carey 56 7. Randy Koch 51; 8. Kevin Doty 50 9. Roger Miller 44 10(tie) Boyd Calvert, & Kevin Eggert 39