Clarke controls Powercom Midget Race; Ray takes point lead. BEAVER DAM, WI, August 10---Adam Clarke, scored a surprise victory, winning the 25-lap Badger Midget/NAMARS Midget series co-sanctioned feature, Saturday Night at the Raceway at...
Clarke controls Powercom Midget Race; Ray takes point lead.
BEAVER DAM, WI, August 10---Adam Clarke, scored a surprise victory, winning the 25-lap Badger Midget/NAMARS Midget series co-sanctioned feature, Saturday Night at the Raceway at PowerCom Park. Clarke became the first Australian driver to win a Badger feature since Bill Humphries on August 5, 1973 at Angell Park Speedway, and the first in the nine year history of NAMARS. Clarke was a last minute substitute driver for Aaron Fike.
Clarke jumped into lead from his front row starting position, and opened up a two second lead over Kevin Doty when the caution appeared on the seventh lap for a stalled car. On the restart Clarke again pulled away from the field while Doty led a closely bunched five car battle for second place.
Clarke survived two more caution flags for spun cars on the 11th, and 16th laps each time pulling away from the field. Doty began to close Clarke's margin in the final five laps, and trailed Clarke by .55 seconds at the finish. Scott Hatton, Davey Ray, and Mike Hess rounded out the top five. Twenty one of the starting field of twenty two cars finished the event.
Ray's fourth place finish, allowed him to regain the series point lead by 47 markers over Fike. Fike was in Sparta, KY participating in the Infiniti Pro Series event. Clarke drove the Greg & Les Nelson-Tim Sullivan/Stealth-Sesco-Mopar#95. Despite finishing in the final feature position Aaron Pierce extended his NAMARS point margain.
25-lap Feature: 1. Adam Clarke 2. Kevin Doty 3. Scott Hatton 4. Davey Ray 5. Mike Hess 6. Dan Boorse 7. Brandon Waelti 8. Quinn McCabe 9. Thomas Meseruall 10. Cody Wisensel 11. Nick Lundgreen 12. Aaron Fiscus 13. Dean Erfurth 14. Boyd Calvert 15. Joe Little 16. Randy Fiscus 17. Brian Claas 18. Tom Hessert 19. Chad DeSelle 20. Johnny Komppa 21. Mel Kenyon 22. Aaron Pierce
15-lap "B" Feature: Claas
10-lap "C" Feature: Rick Mueller
10-lap Heat Race Winners: Mike Stroehle, Hess, Lundgreen, Hatton
6-lap Trophy Dash: Boorse
Fast Time: Waelti, 14.731 seconds
CARS PRESENT: 47 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Clarke 1-25
CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINTS
1. Davey Ray 1083 2. Aaron Fike 1036 3. Mike Hess 987 4. Chad DeSelle 926 5. Dan Boorse 913 6. Brandon Waelti 848 7. Aaron Fiscus 832 8. Scott Hatton 615 9. Quinn McCabe 614 10. Tracy Hines 585