Altig Scores First Angell Park Win 

Gary "Bubba" AltigBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 29, 2008---Gary "Bubba" Altig rebounded from a few tough weeks of racing to capture the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature victory at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday Night. It was the second career midget feature victory for the Mechanicsburg, Ill. driver.
Polesitter Aaron Fiscus paced the initial two laps, before Brandon Waelti took over the top position. Davey Ray passed Waelti for the lead on the lap 6, one lap later the caution appeared for a stalled car. On the restart Altig moved into second place and one lap later passed Ray for the lead. Altig increased his lead each lap, and began lapping slower cars, two laps before the midway point.
Fast qualifier Michael Pickens moved into second place on lap 18, and began cutting into Altig's straightaway lead. Pickens and a lapped car made contact on lap 22, causing Pickens to spin. Dan Mecum, Altig's car owner driving the second team car made contact with Pickens stopped car, and flipped, escaping injury.
On the restart, Altig had two lapped cars between himself and second place Brandon Waelti. Altig quickly moved away from Waelti and finished 2.23 second ahead of Waelti, driving the Mecum High Performance Auto Auctions sponsored Stealth/Fontana #67. Completing the top five were: Scott Hatton, Mike Hess and Ray. Pickens who restarted last with eight laps remaining, finished in sixth place. Hess regained the series points lead and now leads Jerry Coons Jr., by two points heading into the July 6 event at Angell Park.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 2 P1CKENS 14.655 1 WAELTI 1 HATTON 1 ALTIG
2 69 FIKE 15.019 2 WIPPERFURTH 2 HESS 2 WAELTI
3 15 HATTON 15.057 3 D.RAY 3 SMITH 3 HATTON
4 3R R.RAY 15.106 4 HATTON 4 LUNDGREEN 4 HESS
5 71X LUNDGREEN 15.122 5 SMITH 5 LUEBKE 5 D.RAY
6 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.184 HT 2   6 MECUM 6 P1CKENS
7 14 GOUGH 15.186 1 ALTIG 7 KEELAN 7 SMITH
8 4 HESS 15.193 2 FISCUS 8 DULL 8 LUNDGREEN
9 21S D.RAY 15.223 3 FIKE 9 IRWIN 9 FIKE
10 43 LUEBKE 15.248 4 HESS 10 BUDRES 10 WIPPERFURTH
11 67 ALTIG 15.261 5 IRWIN 11 GOUGH 11 FISCUS
12 3 WAELTI 15.278 HT 3 12 DESELLE 12 LUEBKE
13 21K MAYHEW 15.384 1 P1CKENS 13 MAYHEW 13 GOUGH
14 7 FISCUS 15.406 2 NOBLE 14 NOBLE
15 14AU SMITH 14.45 3 R.RAY 15 KEELAN
16 87 SLOTEN 15.497 4 LUEBKE 16 MAYHEW
17 17 KEELAN 15.691 5 GOUGH 17 MECUM
18 8 MECUM 15.71   18 IRWIN
19 71N NOBLE 15.768 19 DULL
20 56 DULL 15.775 20 BUDRES
21 31 BUDRES 15.817 21 DESELLE
22 57 DESELLE 15.851 22 R.RAY
23 79 IRWIN 15.943