Camfield covers Badger Beaver Dam field

Camfield winners circleBy Bryan Gapinski
Beaver Dam, Wis., May 22---Veteran driver Rich Camfield scored a surprise victory, winning Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Racing Series 20-lap feature Saturday Night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Action was halted on the second lap when Johnny Murdock flipped, escaping injury. On the restart Brandon Waelti passed Bob Schreffler for the lead, pacing the field for three circuits around the 1/3-mile clay oval. Davey Ray then assumed the lead, while Camfield moved around two cars in the next lap to replace Ray as the races fourth different leader on Lap 6. Camfield quickly increased his lead to over two seconds at the midway point. Camfield's advantage was erased while working through lapped traffic during the next few laps.

Waelti pulled to within two-car lengths with five laps remaining. Camfield during the final five laps again increased his advantage. Camfield driving the Rich King owned Stealth/Carey-Chevrolet No. 5 finished 1.56 seconds ahead of Waelti, followed by Austin Brown, fast qualifier Davey Ray and Mike Hess. "It's great to finally get a feature win in Badger, I got the call to drive this car on Thursday" commented the 2001 MARA Midget Series Champion. Hess leads Travis Berryhill by one point heading into the May 29 event at Beaver Dam Raceway.

  QAL   HT 1 A FEAT    
  1 6 D.RAY 15.822 1 WAELTI 1 CAMFIELD  
  2 4 HESS 15.910 2 SHREFFLER 2 WAELTI  
  3 19 BERRYHILL 15.979 3 HESS 3 A.BROWN  
  4 55 KNEPPER 16.047 4 A.BROWN 4 D.RAY  
  5 5 CAMFIELD 16.117 5 KNEPPER 5 HESS  
  6 41 WAELTI 16.171   6 BERRYHILL  
  7 25 ERFURTH 16.254 HT 2 7 SHREFFLER  
  8 7 A.BROWN 16.258 1 D.RAY 8 KNEPPER  
  9 3 R.RAY 16.435 2 R.RAY 9 ERFUTH  
  10 21 SHREFFLER 16.602 3 CAMFIELD 10 HATTON  
  11 82 JOHNSON 16.629 4 HATTON 11 R.RAY  
  12 7B K.BROWN 16.696 5 ERFURTH 12 K.BROWN  
  13 11 THERKELSON 17.695     13 JOHNSON  
  14 0 MURDOCK 17.712     14 DULL  
  15 56 DULL NT     15 THERKELSON  
  16 15 HATTON NT     16 MURDOCK