namars: Pecatonica race report

PECATONICA, IL, June 7---Scott Hatton took advantage of a mid-race accident sidelining leader A.J. Felker to win the 20-lap Feature event at the Pecatonica Motor Speedway, Saturday Night co-sanctioned by the Badger Midget Series and...

PECATONICA, IL, June 7---Scott Hatton took advantage of a mid-race accident sidelining leader A.J. Felker to win the 20-lap Feature event at the Pecatonica Motor Speedway, Saturday Night co-sanctioned by the Badger Midget Series and NAMARS.

Felker jumped into the lead on the opening circuit on the large half-mile track. Hatton moved into second on the third lap, with Tracy Hines third, after starting ninth. The trio pulled away from the field, while great position racing took place behind them. Felker began lapping the tail of the field on the eighth lap.

Felker held at two second advantage at the midway point. One lap later Felker hit the front stretch wall lapping a slower car. Felker's car continued to bounce off the wall several times, with him flipping end over end three times. Felker escaped injury in the accident.

On the restart Hatton led the field down for the restart, using several lapped cars between himself, and Hines, Hatton held a comfortable lead. Hines continued to cut into Hatton's lead, and trailed on the final lap by three car lengths, but lapped traffic allowed Hatton win the event by 2.48 seconds. Cory Kruseman, who earlier in the night set a new one-lap track record in qualifying, finished third. Davey Ray, and Brad Kuhn rounded out the top five, as all the starting field except Felker finished the event. Besides Kruseman's record, Hines broke the existing four, and eight lap track records while Brandon Waelti set a new ten lap standard. Badger returns to the facility on Saturday Night July 12. The NAMARS Championship MidgetCar Series heads to Grundy County Speedway's paved 3/8 mile Saturday, June 14.

RACE RESULTS
20-lap Feature: 1. Scott Hatton 2. Tracy Hines 3. Cory Kruseman 4. Davey Ray 5. Brad Kuhn 6. Nick Lundgreen 7. Chad DeSelle 8. Boyd Calvert 9. Dan Boorse 10. Quinn McCabe 11. Aaron Fiscus 12. Brandon Waelti 13. David Gough 14. Cody Wisensel 15. Kevin Doty 16. Rick Mueller 17. Kurt Mayhew 18. Randy Fiscus 19. Todd Beach 20. Mike Heiss 21. Rob Keelan 22. A.J. Felker

10-lap "B" Main: Waelti
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Mario Marietta, DeSelle, Hines, Kruseman
4-lap Trophy Dash: Hines
FastTime: Kruseman, 20.558 seconds

CARS PRESENT: 34 PURSE: $12,100 LAP LEADERS: Felker 1-11, Hatton 12-20

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Series Midget
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Tracy Hines , Cory Kruseman , David Gough , Davey Ray , Nick Lundgreen , Mario Marietta , Mike Heiss , Todd Beach , Chad DeSelle , Brandon Waelti , Aaron Fiscus , Scott Hatton