Coons ends Kuhn's Badger winning streak

Jerry Coons JrBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 17, 2007---Jerry Coons Jr. ended Brad Kuhn's four-race winning streak Sunday Night capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway. Kuhn was attempting to tie John Hartwig's 1973 record of winning the first five feature events to start a race season.
Aaron Fiscus jumped into the lead and paced the initial three laps, before Kuhn took over the top position. Kuhn quickly pulled away from Fiscus and Coons. Kuhn held a half straightaway lead when a slowing car on the track brought out the caution on lap ten. On the restart Coons moved around Fiscus for second place, a multi-car tangle occurred on the 11th lap bringing out the caution.
One lap after the restart Coons got a great run on Kuhn entering turn one and took the lead. Four laps later Coons held a three car length lead and began lapping slower cars. Robbie Ray spun on the 21st lap, bunching up the field. Coons and Kuhn easily pulled away from the field with Coons running a flawless race the remainder of the event. 
Kuhn closed the margin in the final two laps and trailed Coons who drove the Ralph Wilke owned Spike/Mopar #5, at the finish by 0.66 seconds. For the second straight event Brandon Waelti captured third, followed by Scott Hatton and Brady Bacon. Kuhn holds a 151 point margin over Coons heading into the June 22-23 Pepsi/Mt. dew Knoxville Midget Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 33 D.RAY 15.021 1 KUHN 1 NOBLE 1 COONS
2 3 WAELTI 15.135 2 HATTON 2 RAMSTACK 2 KUHN
3 19 SCHENCK 15.14 3 SMITH 3 LUNDGREEN 3 WAELTI
4 15 HATTON 15.14 4 LUEBKE 4 OLSON 4 HATTON
5 6 DESELLE 15.198 5 RAMSTACK 5 R.RAY 5 BACON
6 5 COONS 15.207 HT 2   6 MECUM 6 KEELAN
7 44 HESS 15.309 1 SCHENCK 7 SHREFFLER 7 NOBLE
8 43NZ KUHN 15.313 2 HESS 8 DULL 8 STRATTON
9 9 NOBLE 15.355 3 EGGERT 9 WYTTENBACH 9 DESELLE
10 7 FISCUS 15.442 4 KEELAN 10 BURGES 10 OLSON
11 14 OLSON 15.445 5 OLSON 11 SMITH
12 13 SMITH 15.449 HT 3   12 RAMSTACK
13 8 BACON 15.477 1 COONS 13 FISCUS
14 21 SHREFFLER 15.481 2 STRATTON 14 MECUM
15 41 LUNDGREEN 15.489 3 FISCUS 15 LUEBKE
16 2 RAMSTACK 15.509 4 WAELTI 16 HESS
17 4 WIPPERFURTH 15.517 5 SHREFFLER 17 R.RAY
18 2 STRATTON 15.527 HT 4   18 D.RAY
19 17 KEELAN 15.572 1 D.RAY 19 SCHENCK
20 43 LEUBKE 15.692 2 BACON 20 LUNDGREEN
21 12 SLOTTEN 15.739 3 DESELLE 21 EGGERT
22 5 WALTERS 15.803 4 WIPPERFURTH 22 WIPPERFURTH
23 98 EGGERT 15.814 5 MECUM
24 3R R.RAY 15.972      
25 8 MECUM 16.067      
26 57 GOUGH 16.102    
27 38 WITTENBACH 16.257    
28 31 BUDRES 16.519    
29 67 ATIG NT    
30 56 DULL NT