FRANKLIN, WI----Chad DeSelle won the Badger Midget Series season opener, Friday Night at the Hales Corners Speedway. The event kicked off the 67th year of sanctioning midget auto racing by the association. DeSelle became the eighteenth different...
FRANKLIN, WI----Chad DeSelle won the Badger Midget Series season opener, Friday Night at the Hales Corners Speedway. The event kicked off the 67th year of sanctioning midget auto racing by the association. DeSelle became the eighteenth different feature winner in twenty one events dating back to 1990 at the facility.
DeSelle who was filling in for Cory Kruseman, drove the Harlan Kittleson Kunz-Mopar#2 entry, leading all thirty laps. DeSelle jumped into the lead, from the pole, and along with Mike Hess the pair quickly moved away from the field. With multi-groove racing occuring the pair lengthened their lead as they began lapping the tail of the field with ten laps remaining.
DeSelle was never challenged during the final portion of the event and finished 2.24 seconds ahead of Hess. Nick Lundgreen, trophy dash winner Steve Buckwalter, and fast qualifer Davey Ray rounded out the top five. DeSelle broke Jay Drake's thrity lap track record by more than three minutes, and thirty seconds.
Brad Kuhn escaped injury in a flip which occured as the leaders were taking the checkered flag, dropping Kuhn from third to fifthteenth place, Kuhn was the only feature starter who failed to finish the event.
30-lap feature: 1-Chad DeSelle 2-Mike Hess 3-nick Lundgreen 4-Steve Buckwalter 5-Davey Ray 6-Aaron Fiscus 7-Scott Hatton 8-Dan Boorse 9-Randy Koch 10-Dean Erfurth 11-Brandon Waelti 12-Randy Fiscus 13-Mike Stroehle 14-David Gough 15-Brad Kuhn 16-Brian Terry 17-Boyd Calvert 18-Rob Keelan 19-Cody Weisensel 20-Rick Mueller 21-John Jones 22-Ken Dull Time: 9:07.66 (NTR)(breaks old mark held by Jay Drake 8/11/01)
15-lap "B" feature: Ray
10-lap heat race winners: Koch, Buckwalter, Boorse
6-lap trophy dash: Buckwalter
Fast Time: Ray, 16.964 seconds
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: DeSelle 1-30
CURRENT POINT STANDINGS: 1(tie)-Mike Hess & Nick Lundgreen 101 3-Chad DeSelle 99 4-Davey Ray 71 5-Dan Boorse 58 6-Randy Koch 56 7(tie)-Scott Hatton & Randy Fiscus 51 9(tie)-Aaron Fiscus & David Gough