Clauson flawless in USAC/Badger at Angell Park


Tetrault tops Micro feature

Bryan Clauson

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., July 8---Bryan Clauson won the 30-lap USAC Mopar National Midget and Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Caleb Armstrong jumped into the lead at the start followed by Clauson and Brad Kuhn. Armstrong began lapping slower cars on the eighth lap, four laps later Armstrong jumped the cushion exiting Turn 4 giving Clauson the lead. One lap later Armstrong spun, and retired from the event. On the restart Clauson pulled away from the field with a great battle for the runner-up position between Kuhn and fast qualifier Tracy Hines. Badger point leader Bubba Altig stalled on Lap 27, setting up a three-lap shoot out.
On the restart Clauson driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet-Toyota No. 71 easily pulled away from Kuhn, finishing 0.928 seconds ahead of Kuhn, Hines, USAC National Midget point leader Darren Hagen and Zach Daum. Altig holds 34-point lead over Danny Stratton heading into the 6th annual "Salute to Harry Turner" on July 14 at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway. Jason Tetrault took the lead on the opening lap and won the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series feature, finishing two car lengths ahead of Brandon Fickas, Preston Benisch, Scott Crawford and Chad Bogar.

SUMMARY

Cars Present: 27 Feature Lap Leaders: C. Armstrong 1-12, Clauson 13-30.
*Blackhurst flipped on opening lap of Heat Race One, Scott Hatton flipped on opening lap of Heat Race One, landing outside of track in Turn 3, both drivers escaping injury.

QUAL HT 1 B-FEAT A FEAT
1 24 HINES 14.370 1 HINES 1 DAUM 1 CLAUSON
2 3 HAGEN 14.563 2 DAUM 2 WELCH 2 KUHN
3 71 CLAUSON 14.614 3 FERNS 3 WAELTI 3 HINES
4 33 D.RAY 14.616 4 BLACKHURST 4 BUDRES 4 HAGEN
5 17 KUHN 14.638 5 R.RAY 5 HESS 5 DAUM
6 7C C.ARMSTRONG 14.652 HT 2 6 WEISENSEL 6 COONS
7 5D DAUM 14.694 1 COONS 7 LEIN 7 LARSON
8 67 ABREU 14.781 2 BALOG 8 LARSON 8 WINDOM
9 39 WELCH 14.798 3 HAGEN 9 WALTERS 9 D,RAY
10 3R R.RAY 14.812 4 ABREU 10 SHREFFLER 10 BLACKHURST
11 5W COONS 14.836 5 KUHN     11 STRATTON
12 11 WINDOM 14.840 HT 3       12 HESS
13 7A D.ARMSTRONG 14.843 1 STRATTON     13 WELCH
14 57 BALOG 14.923 2 ALTIG     14 ABREU
15 2 STRATTON 14.938 3 WISDOM      15 BALOG
16 55 FERNS 14.969 4 C.ARMSTRONG     16 WEISENSEL
17 31 BUDRES 14.985 5 HESS    17 BUDRES
18 19 ALTIG 15.027         18 FERNS
19 25 BLACKHURST 15.030         19 R.RAY
20 63 LARSON 15.040         20 ALTIG
21 51 WAELTI 15.077         21 LEIN
22 1 HESS 15.089         22 WAELTI
23 15 HATTON 15.130         23 C.ARMSTRONG
24 5X WALTERS 15.329          
25 21 SHREFFLER 15.814        
26 7 LEIN 16.181          
27 20 WEISENSEL NT