Coons captures third Badger Midget win

Jerry Coons JrBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., July 8--Jerry Coons Jr. captured his third Badger Midget Series feature victory of the season Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
At the start Scott Hatton quickly moved from seventh place to take the lead from Matt Smith at the completition of the second lap. Two laps later Hatton led Davey Ray, Brad Kuhn and Coons. The four pulled away from the field, until the events only caution appeared on lap 9 when Nick Lundgreen stalled on the track.
On the restart Ray moved around Hatton for the lead entering the first turn, later in the lap Coons took second place from Hatton. At the mid way point three car lengths separted Ray, Coons and Kuhn. Using the lower groove Coons pulled even with Ray on the 17th lap entering turn two,and took the lead down the backstretch.
Coons spent the final ten laps in heavy lapped traffic but increased his lead each lap, while Kuhn moved into second place, with six laps remaining. Coons driving the Ralph Wilke owned Spike/Mopar#5 finishes 2.68 seconds ahead of series points leader Kuhn, followed by Ray, Hatton and Ryan Durst. 
Kuhn holds a point lead over Ray heading into the July 14 event at Charter Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wis.), before returning to Angell Park Speedway on July 15.

Cars Present: 30 
Feature Lap Leaders: Smith 1, Hatton 2-9, Ray 10-17, Coons 18-30.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 2 STRATTON 15.149 1 BACON 1 BIRO 1 COONS
2 22 BIRO 15.156 2 SLOTTEN 2 D.RAY 2 KUHN
3 5 COONS 15.168 3 SMITH 3 WIPPERFURTH 3 D.RAY
4 15 HATTON 15.195 4 HATTON 4 FISCUS 4 HATTON
5 51 DURST 15.206 5 WALTERS 5 SHREFFLER 5 DURST
6 43NZ KUHN 15.279 HT 2   6 R.RAY 6 FISCUS
7 33 D.RAY 15.3 1 COONS 7 MAYHEW 7 STRATTON
8 14 SMITH 15.324 2 WAELTI 8 NOBLE 8 HESS
9 41 LUNDGREEN 15.354 3 SCHENCK 9 FUERST 9 SCHENCK
10 7 FISCUS 15.366 4 KEELAN 10 WALTERS 10 BACON
11 3 WAELTI 15.39 5 D.RAY 11 BUDRES 11 WIPPERFURTH
12 57 SLOTTEN 15.397 HT 3   12 HOEGSTED 12 NOSEN
13 6 DESELE 15.409 1 KUHN 13 WYTTENBACH 13 R.RAY
14 2B MOSEN 15.425 2 HESS 14 SMITH
15 19 SCHENCK 15.434 3 MOSER 15 BIRO
16 8F BACON 15.472 4 RAMSTACK 16 SLOTTEN
17 4 WIPPERFURTH 15.554 5 BIRO 17 RAMSTACK
18 21K MAYHEW 15.591 HT 4   18 KEELAN
19 28 FUERST 15.723 1 DESELLE 19 SHREFFLER
20 9 NOBLE 15.728 2 STRATTON 20 DESELLE
21 21S SHREFFLER 15.745 3 LUNDGREEN 21 LUNDGREEN
22 44 HESS 15.763 4 DURST 22 WAELTI
23 17 KEELAN 15.776 5 WIPPERFURTH
24 36 PARIS 15.797      
25 3R R.RAY 15.806      
26 2 RAMSTACK 15.821    
27 38 WYTTENBACH 15.915    
28 5W WALTERS 16.055    
29 31 BUDRES 16.27    
30 97 HOEGSTED 16.468