Altig scores win #2

Robinson Tops Dave's Dash

Kuhn winBy Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 14---Bubba Altig captured the 30-lap Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The victory was the second of the season for the Mechanicsburg, Ill. driver, and allowed him to close to within 38-points of Series points leader Brad Kuhn, with two events remaining.
Altig, jumped into the lead at the start, two cautions during the first three laps slowed the pace, including a six-car accident on Lap 3, which saw Eric Johnson flip. Kuhn moved into third place on Lap 5, and second position one lap later. Fast qualifier Jerry Coons Jr. continued his march through the field moving into third place on Lap 7, and two laps later passing Kuhn for second place. Altig opened up a three-second when began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 9.
Coons closed the advantage to under two seconds at the midway point, and four laps later closed to Altig's rear bumper. Both drivers had to change their "grooves" several times to deal with lapped cars. The caution was displayed for a stalled car, with nine laps remaining, as the leaders had lapped up to seventh place.
Altig took advantage of lapped cars between himself and Coons and Kuhn on the restart. Coons made several attempts to pass Altig for the lead, but couldn't make the pass work, including dealing with lapped cars during the final two laps. Altig driving the D & I Motorsports owned Spike/Fontana No. 19 finished 0.82 second ahead of Coons,Kuhn, Davey Ray and Kody Swanson. "The crew had the car perfect, I knew Jerry & Brad were right there I had to be perfect after the restart" commented Altig.
Earlier in the evening Daniel Robinson won the 8th annual Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash, collecting $500 from the $2,011 purse. Cody Wisensel flipped during the second heat race and was transferred to University Hospital (Madison, Wis.) for undisclosed injuries.
For the second straight event, twelve year-old Robbie Resch was the class of the ten-car Badger 600 Micro Series field capturing the 15-lap feature over: Cody Ledger, Mike Hicks, Cole Possi and George Knudsen. Badger and the USAC National Midget Series will co-sanction next Sunday's Aug. 21 Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic at the track.

NOTES
---A moment of silence was observed at the start of the evening for Badger official brad Krause, and Don Boorse who both passed away since the most recent Badger event on July 24.
---Kuhn dedicated his heat race victory to Earl Gaerte and Boorse.
---Robinson became the seventh different winner of the Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash, only Coons who finished fifth in the event has won it more than once, winning in 2007-08.
---Three drivers Chris Springer, Cody Ledger, and Ray Seach were making their first ever appearance at the track. Springer the 2003 Legends Car National Dirt Track Champion fared the best finishing tenth in the Mark Ray No. 3x. Ledger was the only driver doing double duty, finishing second in the 600 Micro feature.
---Swanson' fifth place feature finish was his best ever finish at the track. Swanson was the fast qualifer at the track for the June 21, 2009 event at the track.
---Courtney Erfurth drove the second Daum Motorsports No. 5 during the evening, leading the first half of her heat race, and retired from the feature after four laps with mechanical problems.

Dave's dash micro winner

Dave's Dash Winner,
Daniel Robinson

Micro Feature Winner,
Robby Resch

 

QUAL   HT 1 A FEAT
1 5 COONS 14.520   1 ALTIG   1 ALTIG
2 20 WEISENSEL 14.587   2 D.RAY   2 COONS
3 2 D.RAY 14.647   3 SWANSON   3 KUHN
4 17 KUHN 14.688   4 SHREFFLER   4 D.RAY
5 57 ROBINSON 14.804   5 WALTERS   5 SWANSON
6 11 SWANSON 14.846   HT 2 6 R.RAY
7 5D DAUM 14.86   1 R.RAY   7 ROBINSON
8 31 BUDRES 14.881   2 ROBINSON   8 HATTON
9 19 ALTIG 14.975   3 ERFURTH   9 SHREFFLER
10 82 JOHNSON 14.993   4 MAYHEW   10 SPRINGER
11 3 R.RAY 15.059   5 WAELTI   11 THERKELSEN
12 21S SHREFFLER 15.084   HT 3     12 DAUM
13 1 HESS 15.097   1 KUHN   13 BUDRES
14 21M MAYHEW 15.255   2 DAUM   14 LEDGER
15 5W WALTERS 15.358   3 COONS   15 FUERST
16 15 HATTON 15.430   4 JOHNSON   16 SEACH
17 41 WAELTI 15.577   5 LEDGER   17 WALTERS
18 28 FUERST 15.667   DAVES DASH     18 ERFURTH
19 35 LEDGER 15.834   1 ROBINSON   19 JOHNSON
20 25 ERFURTH 15.868   2 KUHN   20 HESS
21 31S SEACH 17.14   3 D.RAY   21 MAYHEW
22 11X THERKELSEN 17.959   4 BUDRES   22 WAELTI
23 3S SPRINGER NT   5 COONS      
          6 WEISENSEL