Hess scores wire to wire win in Milwaukee Cup. FRANKLIN, WI, June 28---Mike Hess scored a wire to wire victory capturing the 5th annual Milwaukee Cup Midget Classic, Badger Midget Series feature, Friday Night at the Hales Corners Speedway. Hess...
Hess scores wire to wire win in Milwaukee Cup.
FRANKLIN, WI, June 28---Mike Hess scored a wire to wire victory capturing the 5th annual Milwaukee Cup Midget Classic, Badger Midget Series feature, Friday Night at the Hales Corners Speedway. Hess became the 18th different winner in the last 19 events at the facility dating back to 1990.
Hess jumped into the lead at the start of the event and began pulling way from a tightly bunched field. Hess opened up a four second lead by the fifteenth lap, midway point point, over Rick Mueller. One lap later Kevin Doty moved into second. Hess began lapping the tail of the field, and Doty began to cut into Hess's lead, when the caution appeared on the 21st lap for a stalled car.
On the restart Hess again held the lead, Doty stalled on the track on the 24th lap while running second, causing another yellow. Hess quickly pulled away from Aaron Fiscus on the restart, and cruised to a 2.68 second victory over Fiscus, Chad DeSelle, Brandon Waelti, and current Badger point leader Davey Ray.
Hess drove the Hess Racing/Buzzard/Esslinger#51 to the victory. Fans donated an additional $782.61 cents to the Milwaukee Cup which was on display in the grandstand area, and awarded to Hess, after the feature.
30-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Hess 2. Aaron Fiscus 3. Chad DeSelle 4. Brandon Waelti 5. Davey Ray 6. Randy Fiscus 7. Rick Mueller 8. Boyd Calvert 9. Rob Keelan 10. John Jones 11. Brian Terry 12. Cody Wisensel 13. Kevin Olson 14. Joe Little 15. Brian Claas 16. Paul Perkins 17. Dan Boorse 18. Scott Hatton 19. Kevin Doty 20. Mike Stroehle 21. Matt Estep 22. Quinn McCabe
15-lap "B" Feature: Little
10-lap Heat Race Winners: DeSelle, Hatton, Doty, A.Fiscus
4-lap Trophy Dash: Doty
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Hess 1-30
VICTORY MARGAIN: 2.68 seconds