BEAVER DAM, WI, August 11---Brandon Waelti regained the lead on a late race restart to win the 25-lap Badger/NAMARS Midget Series co-sanctioned Feature, Saturday Night at the Raceway at Powercom Park.The win was the first for Waelti this season,...
BEAVER DAM, WI, August 11---Brandon Waelti regained the lead on a late race restart to win the 25-lap Badger/NAMARS Midget Series co-sanctioned Feature, Saturday Night at the Raceway at Powercom Park.The win was the first for Waelti this season, and his fourth career win.
Waelti jumped into the lead at the start closely followed by Dan Boorse, the pair ran wheel to wheel, until Boorse moved in front on the sixth lap. A pair of caution flags appeared on the tenth, and eleventh laps for stalled cars. On the restart Boorse led a tightly bunched pack of cars. Nick Lundgreen pulled even, and took the lead on the 15th lap. With Lundgreen in the lead, the next seven cars were grouped tight, with five car lengths separting the pack.
Teddy Beach spun on the 22nd lap, causing a caution. On the restart Lundgreen went high while Waelti stuck to the bottom of the track, and took the lead. Waelti finished .63 seconds ahead of Kevin Olson, Lundgreen, Davey Ray who restarted from the tail after an early race spin, and Scott Hatton rounded out the top five finishers. Ray's cut four points off Boorse's Badger Series Point lead.Boorse now holds a 140 point lead with four events remaining.
Earlier in the evening in qualifying, Travis Miniea set a new one-lap record, as six drivers broke Kevin Doty's one year old track record. Miniea escaped injury in a opening lap flip in the trophy dash.
25-LAP FEATURE: 1. Brandon Waelti 2. Kevin Olson 3. Nick Lundgreen 4. Davey Ray 5. Scott Hatton 6. Dan Boorse 7. Randy Koch 8. Aaron Fiscus 9. Alex Crimmings 10. Roger Miller 11. Michael Kendall 12. Rick Mueller 13. Boyd Calvert 14. Jerry Coons Jr. 15. Teddy Beach 16. Aaron Pierce 17. Rick LaBrosse 18. Mike Stroehle 19. Johnny Komppa Jr. 20. Chad DeSelle 21. Brad Kuhn 22. Brian Terry
15-lap B Main: Ray 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Calvert, Boorse, Coons, Komppa
6-lap Trophy Dash: Coons Fast Time: Travis Miniea, 14.557 seconds(NTR) FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Waelti 1-5, 23-25 Boorse 6-14 Lundgreen 15-22 cARS PRESENT: 35
CURRENT BADGER MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1. Dan Boorse 1232 2. Davey Ray 1092 3. Scott Hatton 937 4. Mike Hess 923 5. Brandon Waelti 718 6. Chad DeSelle 646 7. Kevin Olson 596 8. Randy Fiscus 567 9. Aaron Fiscus 550 10. Kevin Doty 522