Coons first under umbrella at Angell Park

Bogar notches Micro Win #6

Jerry Coons Jr.
Chad Bogar

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., August 12---Jerry Coons Jr. won the rain shortened Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Heavy rain showers shortened the race to 25-laps, five short of the scheduled distance..
Thomas Meseraull jumped into the lead at the start, while Coons moved into the runner-up position on the second lap. The pair moved away from the field, with Coons edging Meseraull at the start/finish line to take on the eighth lap. One lap later Coons began lapping the tail of the field was in heavy traffic for the next several laps. The caution appeared on Lap 12 for a stalled car.
Coons again pulled away from the field on the restart, while Davey Ray passed Meseraull for second place. Series points leader Bubba Altig spun on Lap 16 exiting Turn 2. Scott Hatton tried to avoid Altig, but "jumped the cushion" and flipped, escaping injury.
On the restart Ray challenged Coons for the lead. One lap later Vance Lein hit the backstretch wall tearing out a section of sign boards and flipped several times. Lein was transported to local hospital for observation. A light mist started to fall before the cars were pushed off for the restart. Ray challenged Coons for the lead several times during the first two laps, but Coons began increasing his advantage. Rain increased heavily, as Coons was about to complete the 26th lap, bringing out the red flag, reversing scoring to the 25th lap ending the race.
Coons driving the Wilke-PAK Motorsports Spike/Toyota No.5 finished 2.87 seconds ahead of Ray, Meseraull, Danny Startton who started twelfth, and Robbie Ray. The victory was the 26th career for Coons at the track, eighth on the all-time feature win list.
Series points leader Chad Bogar took the lead on the fifth lap winning the 10-lap Badger 600 Micro Series feature, finishing ahead of points leader Chad Bogar, Robby Resch, Jason Dull, fast qualifier Jake Reif and Jason Treault.
Altig holds a 164-point lead over Mike Hess heading into a triple header Badger weekend with events: Friday Aug 17 at Lincoln (Ill) Speedway, and Aug. 18 at Macon (Ill.) Raceway, both events co-sanctioned with POWRi National Midget Series. Sunday Night's Aug. 19 CornFest Midget Classic at Angell Park will be co-sanctioned with the USAC National Midgets and POWRi.


SUMMARY
Badger Midgets
Cars Present: 22 Feature Lap Leaders: Meseraull 1-7, Coons 8-30.
**Hatton flipped on Lap 16 of feature, uninjured, Lein flipped on Lap 17 of feature, transported to local hospital for observation.


Badger Micros
10-lap Feature: 1. Chad Bogar; 2. Robby Resch; 3. Jason Dull; 4. Jake Reif; 5 . Jason Treault; 6. Ben Padtra; 7. Scott Crawford; 8. Jerry Reif; 9. D.J. Stefan; 10. Matt Paderta; 11. Preston Benisch.

8-lap Heat Race Winners: Dull, B. Paderta.
Fast Time: Jake Reif, 15.303 seconds.

QUAL HT 1   A FEAT
1 7C C. ARMSTRONG 14.580 1 COONS   1 COONS
2 51 WAELTI 14.654 2 R.RAY   2 D.RAY
3 5 COONS 14.703 3 STRATTON   3 MESERAULL
4 57 MESERULL 14.828 4 D.RAY   4 STRATTON
5 19 ALTIG 14.829 5 MAYHEW   5 R,RAY
6 33 D.RAY 14.832 HT 2   6 HESS
7 11M BERRYHILL 14.906 1 HATTON   7 WAELTI
8 15 HATTON 14.915 2 WAELTI   8 MAYHEW
9 3 R.RAY 14.985 3 ALTIG   9 EMMEL
10 31 BUDRES 15.028 4 WEISENSEL   10 JOHNSON
11 7A D.ARMSTRONG 15.068 5 D.ARMSTRONG   11 D.ARMSTRONG
12 2 STRATTON 15.196 HT3     12 WEISENSEL
13 82 JOHNSON 15.247 1 MESERULL   13 SEACH
14 20 WEISENSEL 15.311 2 HESS   14 LUEBKE
15 12 EMMEL 15.335 3 C.ARMSTRONG    15 LEIN
16 1 HESS 15.354 4 BERRYHILL   16 ALTIG
17 5W WALTERS 15.519 5 BUDRES 17 HATTON
18 21K MAYHEW 15.543       18 C.ARMSTRONG
19 7L LEIN 15.575       19 BERRYHILL
20 43 LUEBKE 16.207       20 BUDRES
21 6 SEACH 16.525       21 WALTERS
22 21S SHREFFLER 17.672       22 SHREFFLER