Kuhn notches fifth Badger victory

Brad KuhnBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 15, 2007---Defending series champion Brad Kuhn extended his series points lead by capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. 
Brandon Waelti paced the opening lap, before Ryan Durst took the top position one lap later. At the same time Brandon Wagner and Joe Wipperfurth both flipped down the front stretch several times, escaping injury. On the restart Durst quickly pulled away from the field increasing his lead each lap. Behind Durst, positions second through fifth changed several times over the next few laps. Durst held a full straightway lead on second place, when Rob Keelan stopped on the track with a flat tire on the 12th lap.
On the restart Durst was challenged by Doug Schenck. Schenck led the event's 14th lap. One lap later Durst repassed Schenck for the lead with Kuhn taking over the second position. Kuhn powered off the second turn on the 16th lap and drove under Durst for the lead. Justin Allgaier took over second place three laps later.
Two cautions appeared for stalled cars on the 21st and 22nd laps. During the second caution, Allgaier retired with engine problems. On the restart Kuhn's car which began smoking, quickly moved away from the field. Fourth place Danny Stratton stopped on the track with three laps remaining. Setting up a three-lap showdown between Kuhn and Mike Hess who the series event the previous evening at Charter Raceway Park (Beaver Dm, Wis.).
On the restart Kuhn driving the Michael Quin owned Stealth-Mopar ran his fastest laps of the race and finished 2.6 second ahead of Hess for his fifth feature victory of the season. Schenck, Scott Hatton and Waelti completed the top five. Kuhn holds a 174 point lead over Davey Ray heading into the July 22 event at Angell Park Speedway.

Lap Leaders: Waelti 1, Durst 2-13, Schenck 14, Durst 15-16, Kuhn 17-30.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 43NZ KUHN 14.959 1 ALLGAIER 1 HESS 1 KUHN
2 15 HATTON 15.051 2 WIPPERFURTH 2 FISCUS 2 HESS
3 2 STRATTON 15.086 3 BIRO 3 NOBLE 3 SCHENCK
4 22 BIRO 15.095 4 R.RAY 4 LUNDGREEN 4 HATTON
5 19 SCHENCK 15.121 5 WYTTENBACH 5 WAGNER 5 B.WAELTI
6 67 ALTIG 15.134 HT 2   6 MAYHEW 6 R.RAY
7 7 FISCUS 15.238 1 DURST 7 WYTTENBACH 7 DESELLE
8 86 ALLGAIER 15.238 2 STRATTON 8 DREHER 8 BIRO
9 44 HESS 15.247 3 LUEBKE 9 DULL 9 SMITH
10 3 B.WAELTI 15.27 4 KEELAN 10 L.WAELTI 10 FISCUS
11 51 DURST 15.316 5 WAGNER 11 SHREFFLER 11 LUNDGREEN
12 4 WIPPERFURTH 15.324 HT 3   12 LUEBKE
13 6 DESELE 15.339 1 B.WAELTI 13 D.RAY
14 13 SMITH 15.348 2 SMITH 14 MAYHEW
15 17 KEELAN 15.391 3 HATTON 15 NOBLE
16 21S SHREFFLER 15.435 4 ALTIG 16 STRATTON
17 14 D.RAY 15.437 5 MAYHEW 17 ALLGAIER
18 98 EGGERT 15.44 HT 4   18 DURST
19 2X LUEBKE 15.562 1 D.RAY 19 ALTIG
20 3R R.RAY 15.571 2 DESELLE 20 KEELAN
21 9 NOBLE 15.588 3 SCHENCK 21 WIPPERFURTH
22 21K MAYHEW 15.617 4 KUHN 22 WAGNER
23 92 WAGNER 15.642 5 HESS
24 41 LUNDGREEN 15.644      
25 69 DREHER 15.701      
26 56 DULL 15.77    
27 2 RAMSTACK 15.888    
28 38 WYTTENBACH 16.161    
29 8J JORDAN 15.807    
30 7X L.WAELTI 19.3    
31 8 FISCUS NT        
32 97 HOEGSTED NT