Hagen sets track record winning at Angell Park


Dull tops Bogar for Micro Win

SrattonBy Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., May 20---Darren Hagen won the 30-lap Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Hagen completed the event in 7 minutes and 57 seconds, besting the track record set by Brad Kuhn on June 26, 2011, by over seven seconds.
Brady Bacon jumped into the lead at the start, and quickly increased his lead over the field to a straightaway advantage by Lap 5. Bacon continued to increase his lead each lap, while Andrew Fleker and Hagen waged a great battle for second position. Bacon led the field by over four seconds, with ten laps completed. Bacon encountered heavy lap traffic two laps later.
Hagen regained second position from Felker on Lap 18, one lap later Bacon with a six-plus second lead driving the Wilke-PAK No. 11, slowed with engine problems. Hagen continued to lead Felker, and over the final five laps increased his advantage to five car lengths at the finish. Hagen driving the RFMS Racing owned DRC/Ford-Esslinger No. 3 finished ahead of Felker, Austin Brown, Zach Daum, and Scott Hatton.
"It feels great to finally win here, after many close misses, this place has so much history" commented Hagen who became the 134th different midget feature winner at the facility in 67-years of racing. The finishes for Felker, Brown and Daum marked their career best feature finishes at the track.

10-lap Heat Race Winners: Felker, Brown, Hagen.
Cars Present: 18 Feature Lap Leaders: Bacon 1-19, Hagen 20-30.

 

HT 1   A FEAT
1 FELKER     1 HAGEN
2 HATTON     2 FELKER
3 BACON     3 BROWN
4 BERRYHILL     4 DAUM
5 MAYHEW     5 HATTON
HT 2     6 DARLAND
1 BROWN     7 RAY
2 RAY     8 KUHN
3 DARLAN     9 WAELTI
4 WEISENSEL     10 HESS
5 WAELTI     11 BERRYHILL
HT3       12 BLACKHURST
1 HAGEN     13 WEISENSEL
2 DAUM     14 MAYHEW
3 HESS      15 BACON
4 KUHN     16 HEINERT
5 LEHR    17 BIGELOW
        18 LEHR