BMARA: Angell XIV: Race report 2002-08-18

Fike takes point lead with prairie win. SUN PRAIRIE, WI , August 18---Aaron Fike, dominated the 50-lap Coca-Cola Governors Cup Badger Midget Series Feature Sunday Night, at Angell Park Speedway. The win was the sixth series feature win of the ...

Fike takes point lead with prairie win.

SUN PRAIRIE, WI , August 18---Aaron Fike, dominated the 50-lap Coca-Cola Governors Cup Badger Midget Series Feature Sunday Night, at Angell Park Speedway. The win was the sixth series feature win of the season for Fike, and gave Fike a 16 point lead over Davey Ray with two events remaining.

The event got off to a rocky start when second place running Brandon Waelti flipped, as the field completed the first lap. Seven cars tangled, and came to a stop to miss Waelti. Waelti was uninjured. On the restart Aaron Fiscus led the field, with Fike appearing in the top five on the fifth lap.

Fike made a great pass on the ninth lap entering turn one taking over second, and seconds later passed Fiscus for the lead exiting turn two. Fike began to increase his lead, and began lapping the tail of field, when two cautions between laps 15-20, for a stalled car, and debris, kept the field bunched up.

Ray who restarted the event after the first lap tangle, in the 16th position was now in fourth after doing a great job cutting through the field. Fike quickly stretched his lead over the field, and enjoyed a three second lead at the midway. One lap later another caution appeared for a stalled car.

On the restart Fike pulled away from the field, and Ray moved into second place on the 32nd lap. With ten laps remaining Fike held a half lap advantage. On the 44th lap Fike began slowing. The final two laps saw Fike running at a reduced speed, due to a broken torsion arm, and shock. Fike finished 4.86 seconds ahead of Ray, Fiscus, Mike Hess, and Scott Hatton. Fike drove the Les & Greg Nelson/Tim Sullivan/Stealth-Mopar#95.

Earlier in the night, Waelti edged Dan Boorse to win the 13th annual Rich Vogler All-Star Race, for trophy dash, and feature winners.

RACE RESULTS 50-Lap Feature: 1.Aaron Fike 2.Davey Ray 3.Aaron Fiscus 4.Mike Hess 5.SCott Hatton 6.Chad DeSelle 7.Quinn McCabe 8.Boyd Calvert 9.Nick Lundgreen 10.Randy Fiscus 11.Mike Heiss 12.Brian Terry 13.Matt Estep 14.Kris Hoegsted 15.Brian Claas 16.Mike Stroehle 17.Dean Erfurth 18.Roger Miller 19.Jon LeJune 20.Randy Koch 21.Dan Boorse 22.Brandon Waelti

15-lap "B" Feature: Hatton

10-lap Heat Race Winners: Cody Wisensel, Waelti, Fike, Koch Rich Vogler All-Star Race Winner: Waelti

6-lap Trophy Dash: Fike

Fast Time: Calvert, 14.738 seconds

CARS PRESENT: 36 PURSE: $14,600 FEATURE LAP LEADERS A.Fiscus 1-9 Fike 10-50

CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1.Aaron Fike 1266 2.Davey Ray 1250 3.Mike Hess 1151 4.Chad DeSelle 1012 5.Aaron Fiscus 976 6.Dan Boorse 962 7.Brandon Waelti 959 8.Scott Hatton 773 9.Quinn McCabe 700 10.Tracy Hines 585

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Series Midget
Drivers Tracy Hines , Aaron Fike , Davey Ray , Mike Heiss , Greg Nelson , Chad DeSelle , Brandon Waelti , Aaron Fiscus , Mike Stroehle , Scott Hatton , Roger Miller