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Rays Leads All The Way At 'Prairie

Davey RayBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., August 8, 2004--Defending series champion Davey Ray scored a wire to wire victory Sunday Night capturing the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway.
Ray who started on the pole jumped into the lead at the start of the race, which was slowed twice in the first two laps by minor spun cars. Ray began
stretching his lead by the third lap. Fast qualifier Scott Hatton passed seven cars in the first three laps to move into third place. Hatton took over second on the sixth lap.
Cody Wisensel running third stopped on the track bringing out the caution on the eighth lap. On the restart Ray pulled away unchallenged from the field, and began lapping the tail of the field on the 15th lap, with Hatton running three seconds behind in second place.
With five laps remaining Dan Boorse stalled on the track. On the restart four lapped cars lined up between Ray, and Hatton. Ray driving the RaJo-Wilke-PAK/Stealth/Sesco-Mopar finished 3.14 seconds ahead of Hatton, Chad DeSelle, Kevin Doty, and Adam Clarke. Hatton increased his series point lead to 155 over Ray heading into the August 15 event at the facility.
Robbie Ray, Davey's cousin captured the 30-lap USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series feature. Ray took the lead on the ninth lap finishing ahead of: Jordan Nublilt, Brice Kenyon, Brad Loyet, and Joshua Clemons.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 15 HATTON 14.817 1 P.JONES 1 FLESHER 1 RAY
2 13 CLARKE 14.87 2 ERFURTH 2 ROE 2 HATTON
3 3 WAELTI 14.999 3 LUEBKE 3 MUELLER 3 DESELLE
4 95 A.FIKE 15.092 4 J.JONES 4 MAYHEW 4 DOTY
5 81 DESELLE 15.13 5 LEJEUNE 5 COONAN 5 CLARKE
6 7 HESS 15.137 HT 2   6 J.JONES 6 WAELTI
7 10 LUECKERT 15.139 1 WAELTI 7 SLOTTEN 7 HESS
8 82 GOUGH 15.184 2 WEISENSEL 8 ERFURTH 8 FISCUS
9 20 WEISENSEL 15.213 3 DOTY 9 LABROSSE 9 STROEHLE
10 5 RAY 15.241 4 HESS 10 LUEBKE 10 J.JONES
11 88 BOORSE 15.312 5 STROEHLE 11 WOOD 11 GOUGH
12 50 DOTY 15.316 HT 3   12 P.JONES 12 ROE
13 21K MAYHEW 15.359 1 CLARKE 13 LEJEUNE 13 MUELLER
14 22 MUELLE 14.372 2 BOORSE 14 BRIDGES 14 SLOTTEN
15 4 ROE 15.407 3 DESELLE 15 SCHREFFLER 15 COONAN
16 6 FISCUS 15.409 4 KOCH 16 TERRY 16 BOORSE
17 57 KOCH 15.467 5 GOUGH 17 DULL 17 KOCH
18 81X COONAN 15.483 HT4   18 SAUER 18 WEISENSEL
19 87 SLOTTEN 15.532 1 RAY 19 FIKE
20 21 BRIDGES 15.546 2 FIKE 20 LUECKERT
21 4 TERRY 15.55 3 HATTON 21 MAYHEW
22 93 LABROSSE 15.571 4 FISCUS 22 FLESHER
23 59 FLESHER 15.576 5 LUECKERT
24 19 STROEHLE 15.648 DASH      
25 21 J.JONES 15.649 1 HATTON    
26 14 WOOD 16.69 2 DESELLE    
27 79 ERFURTH 15.728 3 FIKE    
28 41 NORRIS 15.926 4 WAELTI    
29 56 DULL 16.034 5 CLARKE    
30 29 P.JONES 16.109 6 HESS    
31 43 LUEBKE 16.11        
32 34 LeJEUNE 16.182      
33 21S SHREFFLER 16.5    
34 74 SAUER 16.883    
35 99 KUHN NT    
36 8 JORDAN NT