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Ray Leads All Laps At 'Prairie
Huston Clinches Title

Davey RayBy Bryan Gapinski, Sun Prairie, Wis., August 22, 2004--Defending series champion Davey Ray scored a wire-to-wire victory capturing the 50-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Huston Solution Racing, owner of Scott Hatton's car have clinched the car owners championship for the season, with three races remaining. It is the second title for the Dwight Huston owned team.
Ray jumped into the field at the start, and by the fifth lap held a two second lead over Aaron Fiscus. On the eighth lap Jerry Coons Jr. moved into the top ten, after starting last in the event. Ray continued to hold a large advantage over Fiscus, Aaron Fike, and Scott Hatton. Hatton stalled on the 20th lap bringing out the first caution flag, and retired from the event.
Fike moved into second two laps after the restart, when another caution appeared for a stalled car on the 24th lap. Fike ran on Ray's bumper, passed Ray for the lead on the 32nd lap entering turn one, however before the lap was completed third place Adam Clarke flipped, escaping injury. With scoring reversing to the last completed lap, Ray assumed the lead on the restart. Ray, and Fike, led Coons, and Brad Kuhn as the four ran a few cars lengths apart for the lead. Fike running second suffered a broken axle on the 38th lap, causing his wheel to come loose.
For the final 12 laps Coons ran on Ray's bumper, and made several attempts to pass Ray for the lead, but fell short by one car length at the finish, with Kuhn a close third place. John Jones, and Fiscus completed the top five. For Ray driving the Rajo-Wilke PAK/Stealth/Sesco-Mopar it was his fifth victory of the season, and collected $2,450 for his efforts.
The series makes their only appearance at The Raceway at PowerCom Park (Beaver Dam, Wis.) on Saturday August 28, before returning to Angell Park on August 29.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 13 CLARKE 14.607 1 SHREFFLER 1 FISCUS 1 RAY
2 15 HATTON 14.714 2 ALTMANN 2 WEISENSEL 2 COONS
3 74 KUHN 14.755 3 DULL 3 GOUGH 3 KUHN
4 20 WEISENSEL 14.826 4 HORSTMEYER 4 COONS 4 J.JONES
5 95 FIKE 14.833 5 5 MAYHEW 5 FISCUS
6 3 WAELTI 14.914 HT 2   6 J.JONES 6 WAELTI
7 31 GRAHAM 14.941 1 KUHN 7 STEOEHLE 7 WEISENSEL
8 5 RAY 14.98 2 CALVERT 8 P.JONES 8 GRAHAM
9 7 FISCUS 14.984 3 WAELTI 9 COONAN 9 STROEHLE
10 82 GOUGH 15.045 4 WOOD 10 SLOTTEN 10 KEELAN
11 21K MAYHEW 15.144 5 KEELAN 11 ALTMANN 11 DESLLE
12 19 CALVERT 15.153 HT 3   12 HORSTMEIR 12 LUEBKE
13 59 FLESHER 15.23 1 RAY 13 DULL 13 FLESHER
14 81X COONAN 15.236 2 HATTON 14 FIKE
15 21 J.JONES 15.286 3 DESELLE 15 CLARKE
16 7X STROEHLE 15.345 4 FIKE 16 CALVERT
17 81 DESELLE 15.377 5 LUEBKE 17 TERRY
18 29 P.JONES 15.432 HT4   18 HATTON
19 57 KOCH 15.447 1 CLARKE 19 MAYHEW
20 43 LUEBKE 15.475 2 KOCH 20 WOOD
21 99 KEELAN 15.51 3 FLESHER 21 KOCH
22 4 TERRY 15.755 4 TERRY 22 GOUGH
23 87 SLOTTEN 15.763 5 GRAHAM
24 14 WOOD 15.772 DASH      
25 21S SHREFFLER 15.93 1 CLARKE    
26 56 DULL 16.15 2 WAELTI    
27 8 ALTMANN 16.175 3 KUHN    
28 56 DULL 16.501 4 FIKE    
29 93 LABROSSE NT 5 HATTON    
30 4X HORSTMEYER NT 6 WEISENSEL