Coons continues 'Prairie hot streak

Wilke TeamBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., June 1, 2008---Jerry Coons Jr. increased his series points lead, by capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The feature victory was his third straight at the track. 
Scott Hatton jumped into the lead at the start. Coons, the events fastest qualifier moved from tenth starting position into second place during the first five laps. Hatton's engine began to misfire on the sixth lap, one lap later crossing the start-finish line Hatton retired as the events leader. Coons quickly moved away from the field and began lapping cars on the Lap 13.
Coons saw his straightaway lead over Mike Hess and Dave Darland erased on lap 19 when a car stalled on the track. Coons again pulled away from the field, when another yellow appeared four laps later. On the restart Hess drew event with Coons taking the lead entering Turn 3. Coons drove under Hess exiting Turn 4 and regained the lead.
Coons driving the Ralph Wilke owned Spike-Mopar#5 finished 2.37 seconds ahead of Hess. Former Series champion Davey Ray, Darland, and A.J.Fike completed the top five finishers. Coons holds a 51 point lead over Hess heading into the June 8 event at Angell Park Speedway.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 5 COONS 14.812 1 HESS 1 GOUGH 1 COONS
2 5 LOYET 15.003 2 WIPPERFURTH 2 R.RAY 2 HESS
3 2 D.RAY 15.087 3 FISCUS 3 NOBLE 3 D.RAY
4 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.153 4 DARLAND 4 KEELAN 4 DARLAND
5 90 BARBER 15.164 5 SWANSON 5 LEJEUNE 5 FIKE
6 14 GOUGH 15.191 HT 2   6 SHREFFLER 6 LOYET
7 7 KUHN 15.217 1 LUEBKE 7 SWANSON 7 FISCUS
8 9 DARLAND 15.236 2 D.RAY 8 BUDRES 8 WAELTI
9 3R R.RAY 15.301 3 BREWER 9 DESELLE
10 15 HATTON 15.322 4 MECUM 10 SLOTTEN
11 67 ALTIG 15.37 5 LUNDGREEN 11 WIPPERFURTH
12 4 HESS 15.377 HT 3 12 GOUGH
13 3 WAELTI 15.399 1 FIKE 13 R.RAY
14 69 FIKE 15.52 2 LOYET 14 KEELAN
15 41 LUNDGREEN 15.643 3 HATTON 15 LUEBKE
16 7 FISCUS 15.704 4 DESELLE 16 NOBLE
17 34 LEJEUNE 15.769 5 GOUGH 17 MECUM
18 57 DESELLE 15.776 HT 4   18 SHREFFLER
19 8 MECUM 15.801 1 COONS 19 BARBER
20 19X SWANSON 15.812 2 SLOTTEN 20 BREWER
21 87 SLOTTEN 15.924 3 WAELTI 21 LEJEUNE
22 17 KEELAN 15.925 4 BARBER 22 HATTON
23 43 LUEBKE 15.994 5 SHREFFLER
24 71 NOBLE 16.002  
25 21 SHREFFLER 16.012    
26 31 BUDRES 16.093  
27 96 BREWER 16.238