Daum Tops Macon Field

DaumMacon, Ill., May 12---Zach Daum led all 30-laps capturing the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget and Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature, Saturday Night at Macon Speedway.

Daum jumped into the lead at the start, edging polesitter Chett Gehrke for the lead. Bubba Altig took over the second position three laps later. Altig tried several attempts to pass Daum for the lead following a ninth lap restart. With five laps remaining Altig tried a slide job entering Turn One and spun. Altig restarted and finished in twelveth position.

Daum driving the Daum Motorsports owned Eagle/Fontana No. 5 finished ahead of Gehrke, Badger point leader Daniel Robinson, Davey Ray, and Andrew Felker. "It's nice to get one," Daum said. "I've won in USAC (Midgets), SMRS (Southern Midget Racing Series) and now POWRi and Badger. I've won in every (Midwestern) Midget series." Robinson hold a 26-point lead over Altig entering the May 19 co-sanctioned POWRi event at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. 

30-lap Feature : 1. Zach Daum, 2. Chett Gehrke, 3. Daniel Robinson, 4. Davey Ray, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Austin Brown; 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Jake Blackhurst, 9. Brett Anderson, 10. Cameron Hagin, 11. Colten Cottle, 12. Bubba Altig, 13. Dereck King, 14. Chris Bell, 15. John Campbell, 16. Rich Camfield, 17. Jake Neuman, 18. Tyler Robbins, 19. Derrick Myers, 20. Derek Rossio, 21. Nick Knepper, 22. Tyler Thomas.

12-lap Semi Feature Winner: Brown.
10-lap Heat Race Winners: Gehrke, King, Robinson, Bell, Altig. 
Cars Present: 37 Feature Lap Leaders: Daum 1-30.

Current Badger Midget Series Points: 1. Daniel Robinson 132; 2. Bubba Altig 106; 3. Danny Stratton 94; 4. Brad Kuhn 84; 5. Davey Ray 77; 6. David Budres 65; 7. Eric Johnson 33; 8. Mike Hess 23; 9. Bill Balog 19; 10. Scott Hatton 15.