Coons Outruns Angell Park Field

Jerry Coons JrBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 20, 2008---Jerry Coons Jr. scored his third series victory of the season, capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
After setting fast time Coons moved up four positions in the first two laps, before the event was stopped for a flip involving Tim Noble. On the restart Robbie Ray continued to lead, while Coons moved into third place on the lap 5 behind Ray and Bubba Altig. A caution on lap 7 bunched up the field.
One lap after the restart Coons running in third behind Ray and Altig passed both drivers down the backstretch and drove into turn 3, as the leader. Within one lap Coons stretched his lead to a five-car length advantage. Coons then increased his lead over Altig, to a full straightaway with 10 laps remaining. Despite running in lapped traffic Coons continued to increased his lead. 
Coons lapped up to eight place, when with three laps remaining Jake Slotten flipped in turn 2, escaping injury.This set-up a three-lap dash to the finish. With two laps cars between himself and Altig on the restart, Coons driving the Ralph Wilke owned Spike/Mopar#5 raced unchallenged to the checkered flag. Australian Matt Smith placed third, his best career finish at the track, while series points leader Mike Hess after starting last finished fourth, with Brandon Waelti completing the top five. Hess currently leads Waelti by 96 points heading into the July 27 event at Angell Park.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 5 COONS 14.922 1 RAY 1 PICKENS 1 COONS
2 87 SLOTTEN 14.941 2 ALTIG 2 CLARKE 2 ALTIG
3 15 HATTON 14.977 3 HATTON 3 SMITH 3 SMITH
4 7 KUHN 15.036 4 CLARKE 4 SLOTTEN 4 HESS
5 3 WAELTI 15.036 5 DULL 5 WIPPERFURTH 5 WAELTI
6 33 CLARKE 15.045 HT 2   6 NOBLE 6 RAY
7 14AU SMITH 15.094 1 WAELTI 7 GOUGH 7 WIPPERFURTH
8 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.164 2 DESELLE 8 FISCUS 8 DESELLE
9 67 ALTIG 15.21 3 HESS 9 KEELAN 9 WALTERS
10 14 GOUGH 15.237 4 WIPPERFURTH 10 BUDRES 10 GOUGH
11 4 HESS 15.246 5 SLOTTEN 11 DULL 11 DULL
12 3R RAY 15.299 HT 3 12 FUERST 12 SLOTTEN
13 7 FISCUS 15.333 1 KUHN 13 MAYHEW 13 MAYHEW
14 71 NOBLE 15.352 2 COONS 14 KUHN
15 17 KEELAN 15.422 3 WALTERS 15 PICKENS
16 31 BUDRES 15.48 4 FUERST 16 KEELAN
17 57 DESELLE 15.497 5 GOUGH 17 HATTON
18 56 DULL 15.733   18 BUDRES
19 28 FUERST 15.833 19 FISCUS
20 21 MAYHEW 15.835 20 FUERST
21 7X RAMSTACK 15.975 21 NOBLE
22 5W WALTERS 16.206 22 CLARKE
23 2 PICKENS NT
24 7F NT