Waelti scores popular hometown win. SUN PRAIRIE, WI , July 7---Brandon Waleti captured a popular win in front of his hometown fans, winning the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was part of the...
Waelti scores popular hometown win.
SUN PRAIRIE, WI , July 7---Brandon Waleti captured a popular win in front of his hometown fans, winning the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was part of the Coca-Cola Showdown, which also featured the USAC Stoops Freighliner Sprint Car Series.
Waelti jumped into the lead at the start closely followed by A.J. Fike. Fike moved around Waelti and into the lead on the fifth circuit. At the same time Tony Stewart moved into 15th place after starting 22nd. The event was halted when Jason Leffler flipped on the ninth lap. Leffler was uninjuried.
On the restart Fike led a blanket of cars which were running several different grooves. For the next several laps Fike was running the upper groove with Waelti on the bottom groove. The pair pulled away from the field, with Waelti getting the lead on the 19th lap. Waelti ran a flawless race the final six laps to edge Fike by .54 seconds for the victory driving the Waelti Racing/Stealth-Esslinger#3. Mike Hess,Tracy Hines, and current Badger point leader Davey Ray rounded out the top five. Stewart finished ninth in the feature.
Ray holds a 104 ppint margain over Hess heading into the July 13 event at the Pecatonica Motor Speedway(Pecatonica, IL).
25-LAP FEATURE: 1. Brandon Waelti 2. A.J. Fike 3. Mike Hess 4. Tracy Hines 5. Davey Ray 6. Aaron Fike 7. Jerry Coons Jr. 8. J.J. Yeley 9. Tony Stewart 10. Matt Westfall 11. Quinn McCabe 12. Aaron Fiscus 13. Chad DeSelle 14. DAve Darland 15. Randy Fiscus 16. Johnny Komppa 17. Tom Hessert 18. Brian Claas 19. Critter Malone 20. Dan Boorse 21. Jason Leffler 22. DEan Erfurth 23. Boyd Calvert
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Waelti 1-5, 19-25 A.J. Fike 6-18
15-lap "B" Feature: Hines
15-lap "C" Feature: Cody Weisensel
10-lap Heat Race Winners: Stewart, Coons, Boorse, A.J. Fike
6-lap Trophy Dash: Ray
Fast Time: HInes, 14.916 seconds