SUN PRAIRIE WI, May 25---Fast Qualifier Davey Ray outlasted the field to win the Badger Midget Series 50-lap feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event saw seven lead changes, three caution flags, three red flags, and featured two ...
SUN PRAIRIE WI, May 25---Fast Qualifier Davey Ray outlasted the field to win the Badger Midget Series 50-lap feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event saw seven lead changes, three caution flags, three red flags, and featured two false restarts. It marked the first victory for the newly formed Ralph Wilke owned team.
Last weeks feature winner Dan Boorse jumped into the lead, and paced all but one of the first eleven laps, before Aaron Fike moved in front as the leaders began lapping the tail of the field. Ray moved into the top five at this time and began to close down on the leaders.
Fike led the field on lap 17 restart, but lost lead to Critter Malone two laps later. Randy Koch flipped escaping injury one lap later. On the restart Fike regained the lead from Malone as Ray made a nice move around the pair for the lead on the twenty third lap.
Ray, Fike, and Boorse then ran nose to tail over the remainder of the distance pulling away from the field. At the finish Ray enjoyed a 2.17 second margain over Fike, Boorse, John Jones, and Kevin Olson. No drivers were injuried in any of the incidents, which saw only tweleve cars finish the event.
Ray holds a twenty eight point lead over Boorse heading into the May 30-31 Knoxville Midget Championship at the Knoxville Raceway.
50-lap feature: 1.Davey Ray 2. Aaron Fike 3. Dan Boorse 4. John Jones 5. Kevin Olson 6. Cody Wisensel 7. Rob Keelan 8. Brad Kuhn 9. Quinn McCabe 10. Rick Mueller 11. David Gough 12. Kurt Mayhew 13. Aaron Fiscus 14. Boyd Calvert 15. Scott Hatton 16. Critter Malone 17. Mike Heiss 18. Randy Fiscus 19. Ryan Scott 20. Brian Terry 21. Chad DeSelle 22. Randy Koch
15-lap "B" Feature: McCabe
10-lap Heat Race Winners: Rick Imhoff, Calvert, A. Fiscus, Hatton
6-lap Trophy Dash: Olson
Fast Time: Ray, 15.178 seconds
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Boorse 1-4, 6-11, Malone 5, 20-21, Fike 12-19, 22, Ray 23-50
<pre> CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINTS 1. Davey Ray 270 2. Dan Boorse 242 3. Chad DeSelle 240 4. Mike Hess 173 5. Scott Hatton 161 6. Aaron Fike 154 7. Aaron Fiscus 144 8. David Gough 143 9. John Jones 140 Kevin Olson 140
NATIONAL MIDGET DRIVER OF THE YEAR 1. J.J. Yeley 399 2. Aaron Fike 383 3. Bobby East 355 4. Dan Boorse 329 5. Tracy Hines 313 6. Jay Drake 284 7. A.J.Fike 270 8. Mike Hess 216 9. Dave Darland 209 10. Teddy Beach 206