Ray Tops Angell Park

Davey RayBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wi., July 1, 2007--Former series champion Davey Ray captured the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Nick Lundgreen quickly moved into the lead, and paced the first two laps before the caution appeared. On the restart Lundgreen again led the field, over second year driver Matt Smith, and Brady Bacon. Lundgreen held a two-car length over Smith, on the tenth lap when he began lapping the tail of the field. Only five car lengths separated the top five positions. 
The next six laps saw Lundgreen cut through the field lapping up to eleventh position, when the caution appeared for a stalled car. On the restart Ray ran on Lundgreen's rear bumper for the first lap and a half before pulling off the winning pass entering turn 3.
One lap later Doug Schenck, escaped injury flipping on the front stretch.
Ray pulled away from the tightly bunched field on the restart, however with seven laps remaining the red flag appeared for a fire on Bacon's car. The final seven laps saw Ray driving the Dan Mecum owned Mecum Enterprises Spike/Chevrolet by Hawk entry increase his lead each lap finishing 1.86 seconds ahead of Lundgreen, Mike Hess, Smith who scored a career best feature finish of fourth, and series point leader Brad Kuhn.
Kuhn holds a 141 point lead over Ray heading into the first ever midget race event at Langlade County Speedway (Antigo,Wis.) on Saturday Night July 7, before returning to Angell Park on July 8.
Feature Lap Leaders: Lundgreen 1-17, Ray 18-30.
*Schenck flipped on lap 18 of feature.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 43NZ KUHN 15.085 1 WALTERS 1 FISCUS 1 D.RAY
2 15 HATTON 15.096 2 BACON 2 SLOTTEN 2 LUNDGREEN
3 33 D.RAY 15.12 3 SCHENCK 3 RAMSTACK 3 HESS
4 19 SCHENCK 15.245 4 KEELAN 4 SHREFFLER 4 SMITH
5 3 WAELTI 15.262 5 JORDAN 5 DREHER 5 KUHN
6 2 STRATTON 15.31 HT 2   6 R.RAY 6 DESELLE
7 14 SMITH 15.332 1 D.RAY 7 MAYHEW 7 WAELTI
8 8F BACON 15.353 2 WIPPERFURTH 8 FUERST 8 WIPPERFURTH
9 41 LUNDGREEN 15.384 3 DESELLE 9 JORDAN 9 SLOTTEN
10 44 HESS 15.43 4 SMITH 10 WYTTENBACH 10 FISCUS
11 9 NOBLE 15.49 5 R.RAY 11 DULL 11 KEELAN
12 7 FISCUS 15.508 HT 3   12 R,RAY
13 57 SLOTTEN 15.518 1 HESS 13 DREHER
14 21K MAYHEW 15.533 2 STRATTON 14 MAYHEW
15 6 DESELE 15.564 3 HATTON 15 RAMSTACK
16 17 KEELAN 15.565 4 HOEGSTED 16 HOEGSTED
17 2 RAMSTACK 15.588 5 MAYHEW 17 BACON
18 67 LUEBKE 15.59 HT 4   18 SCHENCK
19 4 WIPPERFURTH 15.599 1 KUHN 19 ALTIG
20 98 EGGERT 15.643 2 WAELTI 20 WALTERS
21 67X ALTIG 15.697 3 ALTIG 21 STRATTON
22 28 FUERST 15.729 4 LUNDGREEN 22 HATTON
23 21S SHREFFLER 15.85 5 SLOTTEN
24 5W WALTERS 15.893      
25 69 DREHER 15.914      
26 38 WYTTENBACH 15.92    
27 3R R.RAY 15.92    
28 8J JORDAN 15.986    
29 56 DULL 16.297    
30 97 HOEGSTED 16.698