Coons scores another late-race pass for Angell Park Win

Jerry Coons JrBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 24, 2009---Jerry Coons Jr. captured the 50-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Last week Coons led only the final two laps of the event for the victory. For Coons it was his 20th career feature victory at the track moving him into ninth place on the all-time track feature win list.
A multi-car tangle on the first lap caused David Budres to flip, forcing Mike Hess, Tracy Hines, and Davey Ray to restart the event from the tail of the field. Bryon Walters paced the opening lap, before Brandon Waelti moved into the lead. Coons moved into third place on lap 5 behind Waelti and Scott Hatton. The top three separated themselves by a half-lap over the remainder of the field, when the caution appeared for a stalled car on lap 15.
Three more cautions appeared over the next ten laps for minor incidents. On the lap 25 restart Waelti led Coons, Brad Loyet and Hatton. The next 14-laps saw some of the most intense racing on a "heavy cushion" at the track in several years. Waelti shadowed by Coons maintained his lead the entire distance, until fast qualifier Davey Ray stopped on the track on lap 39.
On the restart Coons stayed glued to Waelti's bumper but could not complete a pass for the lead. On lap 47 entering Turn 1 three lapped cars were in front of Waelti and Coons. Coons took advantage of the slower traffic and squeezed by Waelti for the lead exiting turn 2. Coons driving the Ralph Wilke Spike/Toyota No. 5 finished three-car lengths ahead of Waelti, followed by Loyet, Hatton and Brad Kuhn. Hatton holds a five point lead over Loyet heading into the May 31 event at Angell Park Speedway.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 33 RAY 14.787 1 DESELLE 1 WALTER 1 COONS
2 5 COONS 14.804 2 SMITH 2 BUDRES 2 WAELTI
3 24 HINES 14.948 3 HINES 3 MAYHEW 3 LOYET
4 o5 LOYET 14.957 4 WAELTI 4 DULL 4 HATTON
5 15 HATTON 14.99 5 MAYHEW 5 JOHNSON 5 KUHN
6 13 SMITH 15.066 HT 2   6 ERFURTH 6 ALTIG
7 1 HESS 15.077 1 COONS 7 SHREFFLER 7 DESELLE
8 41 KUHN 15.09 2 HATTON 8 FISCUS
9 3 WAELTI 15.162 3 FISCUS 9 WALTERS
10 5w WALTERS 15.241 4 SHREFFLER 10 SMITH
11 21s SHREFFLER 15.289 5 JOHNSON 11 MAYHEW
12 19 DESELLE 15.366 HT 3 12 ERFURTH
13 31 BUDRES 15.44 1 HESS 13 RAY
14 7 FISCUS 15.508 2 RAY 14 DULL
15 21k MAYHEW 15.796 3 LOYET 15 HINES
16 56 DULL 15.964 4 BUDRES 16 JOHNSON
17 82 JOHNSON 16.035 5 WALTER 17 HESS
18 25 ERFURTH 16.881 DASH   18 BUDRES
19 57 ALTIG NT 1 WAELTI
2 BUDRES
3 SHREFFLER
4 WATERS