Coons dominates Badger Midget Angell Park event

Jerry CoonsBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 18, 2008---Jerry Coons Jr. scored an easy victory capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The win was the 16th career feature victory at the track for the Tucson, Ariz. driver.
Coons passed three cars on the opening lap to move into third place. One lap later Coons took over second. The next lap Coons passed Bryon Walters for the lead. Before the completion of the lap Walters spun running in second place. Joe Wipperfurth escaped injury after flipping several times on the front stretch on lap six.
On the restart Coons pulled away from the field unchallenged. Coons increased his lead to a third of a lap, when the caution appeared on the 19th lap, when third-place A.J. Fike slowed on the track. Coons again pulled away from Chad DeSelle on the restart. Series points leader Mike Hess passed DeSelle for second position with four laps remaining.
Coons driving the Ralph Wilke owned Spike/Mopar#5 finished 5.24 seconds ahead of Hess, DeSelle, Brandon Waelti, and Aaron Fiscus. Hess holds a five point lead over Fiscus heading into the next series event, a 50-lap feature on May 25 at the facility. 

 

 

 

 

 

QUAL       HT 1   A-FT  
1 2 PICKENS 14.579 1 COONS 1 COONS
2 69 FIKE 14.667 2 FISCUS 2 HESS
3 15 HATTON 14.733 3 HESS 3 DESELLE
4 21S D.RAY 14765 4 GOUGH 4 WAELTI
5 19 WIPPERFURTH 14.842 5 HATTON 5 FISCUS
6 5 COONS 14.927 HT 2   6 D.RAY
7 3 WAELTI 14.979 1 FIKE 7 HATTON
8 81 DESELLE 15.001 2 DESELLE 8 PICKENS
9 4 HESS 15.075 3 WIPPERFURTH 9 LUNDGREEN
10 5W WALTERS 15.08 4 SLOTTEN 10 GOUGH
11 41 LUNDGREEN 15.088 5 LUNDGREEN 11 R.RAY
12 14 GOUGH 15.097 HT 3 12 NOBLE
13 67 ALTIG 15.238 1 R.RAY 13 SLOTTEN
14 71 NOBLE 15.261 2 ALTIG 14 BUDRES
15 7 FISCUS 15.278 3 WAELTI 15 MECUM
16 8 MECUM 15.571 4 D.RAY 16 WALTERS
17 43 LUEBKE 15.604 5 WALTERS 17 FIKE
18 34 LEJEUNE 15.616 DASH   18 ALTIG
19 3R R.RAY 15.633 1 COONS 19 KEELAN
20 57 SLOTTEN 15.7 2 PICKENS 20 WIPPERFURTH
21 17 KEELAN 15.79 3 FIKE 21 FORBES
22 31 BUDRES 17.135 4 D.RAY
23 79 FORBES NT 5 HATTON
6 WIPPERFURTH