Jones leads teammate Hines to Angell Park checkers

Levi JonesBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., Aug. 24, 2008---Levi Jones won Sunday Night's 30-lap "National Midget Hall of Fame Classic Round Two" at Angell Park Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC Mopar National and Badger Midget Car Series. Jones was also the overall two-day point champion.
Dave Darland jumped into the lead at the start and quickly pulled away from a tightly bunched field. By lap 8 Darland held a half-straightaway lead, four laps later Darland's lead was erased when the caution appeared for the spun car of Brady Bacon. On the restart Darland again began increasing his lead each lap. On lap 15 Tracy Hines, moved into second place after starting in the 12th position. 
Five laps later Brad Loyet took over the second position, but suffered an engine problem before completing the lap, forcing him to hit the Turn 3 wall, and flip. On the restart Darland led Hines and Jones. Entering Turn 1 Jones chose the high and passed both Hines and Darland to take the top position, one lap later Hines took over second place. Hines chased down Jones closing to his rear bumper with four laps remaining.The pair were even at the start/finish line on lap 28, with Jones leading. 
Jones driving the Tony Stewart Racing owned Spike/Chevrolet No.20 finished one car-length ahead of his teammate Hines. Darland, Cole Whitt, and Darren Hagen completed the top five. Twenty cars completed the full distance of the event. "The car was great, this made up for last night's race" commented Jones, referring to leading the previous night's feature until four laps remaining. 
Hines increased his USAC point lead to 75 points over Cole Whitt. Mike Hess holds a 172-point margin over Scott Hatton, heading into the USAC/Badger co-sanctioned Sue Thiel Memorial on Aug. 29 at Dodge County Fairgrounds. The Badger season then concludes the next day Saturday Aug. 30 with the running of the 27th annual Fireman's Nationals at Angell Park,Which will pay $15,000 to the feature winner. 

Feature Lap Leaders: Darland 1-20, Jones 21-30.
*Pickens flipped during the first heat. Barber flipped during the fourth heat. Loyet flipped on lap 20 of the feature.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 15X PICKENS 15.073 1 COONS 1 DARLAND 1 JONES
2 05S LOYET 15.243 2 HESS 2 HAGEN 2 HINES
3 49 SWEET 15.248 3 WIPPERFURTH 3 HATTON 3 DARLAND
4 32 D.RAY 15.263 4 BACON 4 BARBER 4 WHITT
5 99 BACON 15.302 5 MORGAN 5 FIKE 5 HAGEN
6 2 DARLAND 15.375 HT 2   6 MORGAN 6 COONS
7 20 JONES 15.385 1 HINES 7 CHRISWELL 7 SWEET
8 90 BARBER 15.41 2 MALONE 8 ARMSTRONG 8 D.RAY
9 9 HAGEN 15.442 3 LOYET 9 GOUGH 9 HATTON
10 15 HATTON 15.443 4 KUHN 10 DESELLE 10 BOAT
11 8 EHRGOTT 15.448 5 LUEBKE 11 ALTIG 11 FIKE
12 71 WHITT 15.482 HT 3 12 NOBLE 12 BACON
13 67 MORGAN 15.489 1 SWEET 13 LUEBKE 13 EAST
14 7A ARMSTRONG 15.499 2 JONES 14 EHRGOTT 14 HESS
15 69 FIKE 15.501 3 SWANSON 15 LEJEUNE 15 MORGAN
16 13 CHRISWELL 15.545 4 BOAT 16 MAYHEW 16 MALONE
17 11 COONS 15.553 5 DESELLE 17 R.RAY 17 SWANSON
18 7 FISCUS 15.556 HT 4   18 FISCUS
19 21 HINES 15.559 1 EAST 19 WAELTI
20 30 BOAT 15.568 2 D.RAY 20 WIPPERFURTH
21 3 WAELTI 15.646 3 WHITT 21 LOYET
22 14 GOUGH 15.65 4 WAELTI 22 CHRISWELL
23 7 KUHN 15.655 5 CHRISWELL 23 KUHN
24 19 SWANSON 15.67  
25 56 DULL 15.675    
26 4H HESS 15.682  
27 41 MALONE 15.689  
28 43 LUEBKE 15.715    
29 57 DESELLE 15.691    
30 21S R.RAY 15.709    
31 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.712      
32 21K MAYHEW 15.796    
33 4 EAST 15.831    
34 71N NOBLE 15.88    
35 63 ALTIG 15.93    
36 34 LEJEUNE 16.084            
37 5 LOYET NT