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Point Race Tightens With Ray Victory

Davey RaySun Prairie, Wis., July 17, 2005--Davey Ray scored a wire-to-wire victory capturing the 25-lap Badger/Gateway Midget Series co-sanctioned feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The win was Ray's second of the season and pulled the top four drivers in the Badger standings to within 61 points.
Ray jumped into the lead from the outside front row, and began increasing his lead each lap over the field. Ray enjoyed a two second advantage over Brandon Waelti on the 10th lap. Ray began lapping the back of the field on the 13th lap. 
Two laps later the lapped car of Kenny Adams Jr. spun, and collected the third and fourth place cars of Brad Kuhn, and Scott Hatton. Kuhn flipped after contact with Adams escaping injury. Both Kuhn, and Hatton were sidelined from the incident which also involved Ryan Pace.
Ray again pulled away from the field, while a great battle for positions in the top five was taking place behind him. The caution appeared with three laps remaining for a spun car. On the restart Ray driving the RAJO-Wilke-PAK Stealth/Sesco-Mopar entry went unchallenged to the victory while Mike Hess passed two cars in a half lap to take second at the finish, followed by Chad DeSelle, Michael Pickens, and Waelti. Steve Buckwalter escaped injury in a wild flip as he took the checkered flag on the front stretch.
Series point leader Danny Stratton suffered engine problems in his heat race, and did not start the feature and now leads Hatton by 12 points with Waelti an additional 26 points behind, and Ray trails by 61 points heading into the series event on July 24 at the facility. 

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 1AU PICKENS 14.889 1 PACE 1 RAY 1 RAY
2 15 HATTON 14.894 2 LOYETT 2 LUNDGREEN 2 M.HESS
3 95 FORBES 14.904 3 HOWE 3 ANDERSON 3 DESELLE
4 74 KUHN 15.071 4 RAMSTACK 4 DURST 4 PICKENS
5 7 FISCUS 15.084 5 QUINN 5 ALLGAIER 5 WAELTI
6 51 M.HESS 15.109 HT 2   6 LOYETT 6 ALLGAIER
7 3 WAELTI 15.135 1 WEISENSEL 7 PACE 7 FORBES
8 2 STRATTON 15.142 2 ADAMS 8 MUELLER 8 LABROSSE
9 20 WEISENSEL 15.189 3 BUCKWATER 9 STRATTON 9 ANDERSON
10 5 RAY 15.196 4 FORBES 10 SINER 10 MUELLER
11 93 LABROSSE 15.2 5 M.HESS 11 LUEBKE 11 KEELAN
12 22 MUELLER 15.204 HT 3   12 RAMSTACK 12 DURST
13 40 LUNDGREEN 15.229 1 HATTON 13 HOWE 13 FISCUS
14 51X DURST 15.25 2 KEELAN 14 SAUER 14 BUCKWATER
15 17K ADAMS 15.258 3 STROEHLE 15 B.HESS 15 LOYETT
16 6 DESELLE 15.278 4 FISCUS 16 QUINN 16 GOUGH
17 21S SHREFFLER 15.302 5 LABROSSE 17 KUHN
18 15X SINER 15.329 HT 4   18 HATTON
19 57 GOUGH 15.332 1 GOUGH 19 ADAMS
20 17 KEELAN 15.335 2 WAELTI 20 PACE
21 86 ALLGAIR 15.422 3 KUHN 21 LUNDGREEN
22 11 ANDERSON 15.455 4 DESELLE 22 WEISENSEL
23 19 STOEHLE 15.547 5 PICKENS
24 5X BUCKWATER 15.553 DASH      
25 5 LOYETT 15.606 1 HATTON    
26 43 LEBKE 15.619 2 KUHN    
27 34 LEJEUNE 15.62 3 M.HESS    
28 44 PACE 15.694 4 PICKENS    
29 31 HOEW 15.749 5 FISCCUS    
30 97 HOEGSTED 15.821 6 FORBES    
31 87 DULL 15.942        
32 12J MOUNCE 16.022      
33 96 SAUER 16.616    
34 51H B.HESS 17.299    
35 2 RAMSTACK 17.803    
36 43N QUINN NT    
37 18 DREHER NT    
38 11H HOOD NT    
39 4P LAKOTAS NT