Coons scores fourth Angell Park Victory of the season

Jerry CoonsBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 25, 2007--Jerry Coons Jr. again found victory lane Saturday Night at Angell Park Speedway by capturing the 30-lap "National Midget Hall of Fame Classic. The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC National and Badger Midget Car Series, the victory also extended Coons' USAC point lead and was his fourth feature victory of the season at the track.
Ricky Stenhouse stalled on the opening lap of the feature and restarted in last position. On the restart Dan Mecum, flipped escaping injury. Once underway Dave Darland running the cushion on an extremely fast multi-grove track, held a comfortable margin over the field. Coons made his move starting on lap 9 moving into third place. Two laps later Coons assumed second place, and began erasing Darland's 1.4 second lead. Darland began lapping slower cars on lap 13, with Coons closing to Darland's rear bumper.
Coons drew even with Darland beginning scored the leader as the pair crossed the start/finish line at the midway point. Stenhouse entered the top ten on the same lap. Brad Loyet escaped injury when he flipped on lap 18. On the restart Coons drove away from Darland and the field. Stenhouse meanwhile continued his charge through the field while wagging an excellent battle for posions three-six.
Coons driving the Wilke-PAK Motorsports/Spike/Mopar#11 finished 1.94 seconds ahead of Darland. Stenhouse, Danny Stratton and Chuck Gurney Jr. who completed the top five. Darren Hagen, Mike Hess, Brandon Waelti, Davey Ray, Gary Altig finished in positions 6-10. Brian Ramstack set a 8-lap track record while winning his heat. 

Feature Lap Leaders: Darland 1-14, Coons 15-30.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 79 SWINDELL 14.548 1 MECUM 1 SWINDELL 1 COONS
2 21 STENHOUSE 14.58 2 NOBLE 2 WINDOM 2 DARLAND
3 67 SWEET 14.649 3 DESELLE 3 STRATTON 3 STENHOUSE
4 11 COONS 14.696 4 DARLAND 4 ALTIG 4 STRATTON
5 135 SHERRILL 14.715 5 SHERRILL 5 GURNEY JR 5 GURNEY JR
6 20 GURNEY 14.727 HT 2   6 LOYET 6 HAGEN
7 17 WINDOM 14.742 1 RAMSTACK 7 HATTON 7 HESS
8 4 STRATTON 14.748 2 STENHOUSE 8 MOSEN 8 WAELTI
9 9 DARLAND 14.811 3 HESSERT 9 WAGNER 9 D.RAY
10 92 WAGNER 14.827 4 HAGEN 10 WHITT 10 ALTIG
11 5 LOYET 14.878 5 PICKENS 11 SCHENCK 11 DESELLE
12 44 HESS 14.878 HT 3   12 WIPPERFURTH 12 KUHN
13 33 ALTIG 14.889 1 KUHN 13 BUCKLEY 13 SWINDELL
14 99 WHITT 14.921 2 D.RAY 14 EAST 14 HATTON
15 91 D.RAY 14.954 3 WAELTI 15 BARBER 15 LUNDGREEN
16 999 TAYLOR 15.001 4 SWEET 16 MAYHEW 16 HESSERT
17 81 DESELLE 15.004 5 EAST 17 FUERST 17 WINDOM
18 2X PICKENS 15.012 HT 4   18 FISCUS 18 A J FIKE
19 299 CRAWFORD 15.048 1 FIKE 19 PICKENS 19 RAMSTACK
20 41 LUNDGREEN 15.07 2 COONS 20 TAYLOR 20 SWEET
21 19X SCHENCK 15.078 3 LUNDGREEN 21 KEELAN 21 LOYET
22 32 HAGEN 15.104 4 HESS 22 SHERRILL 22 NOBLE
23 3 WAELTI 15.105 5 WIPPERFURTH 23 WHITT
24 15 HATTON 15.11   24 MECUM
25 8M MECUM 15.111 QUAL RACE      
26 2 RAMSTACK 15.139 1 MOSEN    
27 43 KUHN 15.144 2 BUCKLEY    
28 69 FIKE 15.224 3 EAST    
29 9X NOBLE 15.281 4 WIPPERFURTH    
30 5 HESSERT 15.3 5 BARBER    
31 17X KEELAN 15.322 6 DURST    
32 28 FUERST 15.333 7 MAYHEW    
33 90 BARBER 25.357 8 FISCUS    
34 25NZ BUCKLEY 15.361 9 LUEBKE    
35 3NZ TOWNSEND 15.375 10 DULL    
36 77 MSEN 15.383 11 SHREFFLER    
37 191 DURST 15.386 12 R.RAY    
38 O4 EAST 15.395 13 TOWNSEND    
39 5W WALTERS 15.456 14 WALTERS    
40 43X LUEBKE 14.456        
41 3R R.RAY 14.482        
42 4X WIPPERFURTH 15.504            
43 21S SHREFFLER 15.534            
44 21K MAYHEW 15.563            
45 7 FISCUSS 15.567            
46 56 DULL 15.733            
47 34 LEJEUNE 16.028            
48 71X LOVE 16.089            
49 ,03 GRUENBERG 19.056