Clauson flawless at Angell Park

Kuhn puts Badger title on lock-down

Clausen winBy Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 21---Bryan Clauson captured the 30-lap Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC Mopar National Midget Series and the Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series.
Bubba Altig, and David Budres flipped on the opening lap of the feature, causing a complete restart. Caleb Armstrong jumped into the lead at the start followed by Clauson. Clauson took the lead exiting Turn 2 on the second lap. By the completion of Lap 5, the top four Clauson, Kyle Larson, fast qualifier Jerry Coons Jr. and Armstrong pulled to a slight advantage over the rest of the field. Clauson began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 10 and held a 1.2 second advantage. At the midway Clauson's lead was cut in half to just over a half second.
Clauson continued his march through lapped traffic, and held a two second lead over Coons, when the caution was displayed for a stalled car, with nine laps remaining. On the restart fourth place running Armstrong spun, and on the ensuing restart Mario Clouser flipped escaping injury.
Clauson opened up an advantage over Coons each lap after the restart. On the final lap Clauson jumped the cushion, allowing Coons to close to within two-car lengths at the finish. Clauson driving the Corey Tucker-BCI-Curb-Agajanian owned Spike/Ford-Esslinger No. 19 finished ahead of Coons, Kuhn, Kyle Larson and USAC points leader Darren Hagen. "The bobble on the final lap didn't cost us since we had a big lead, its a great tuneup for the upcoming Pepsi Nationals" commented Clauson afterwards.
Kuhn has put a virtual lock on his third Badger Drivers Champion, and now leads Altig by 114-points, with 116-points possible, heading into the season finale 30th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals on Saturday Night Sept. 3. Badger and the USAC National Midget Series will co-sanction the event.
For the third straight event, twelve year-old Robbie Resch was the class of the Badger 600 Micro Series field capturing the feature, heat race and trophy dash. Resch finished ahead of series points leader Chad Bogar, and Bobby Ollerman in the feature.


Cars Present: 28 Feature Lap Leaders: C. Armstrong 1-2, Clauson 3-30.
**Altig and Budres flipped on lap 1 of the feature. Clouser flipped on lap 23 of the feature. All drivers uninjuried.

Micro Feature Winner Robby Resch

micro win


 

 

 

 

 

QUAL
HT 1
B-FEAT
A FEAT
1 5 COONS 15.391
1
LARSON
1
HINES 1 CLAUSON
2 17b KUHN 15.644
2
COONS
2
SWANSON 2 COONS
3 24 HINES 15.679
3
BUDRES
3
D.RAY 3 KUHN
4 39 CLAUSON 15.740
4
ALTIG
4
ALTIG 4 LARSON
5 67 LARSON 15.751
5
D.ARMSTRONG
5
R.RAY 5 HAGEN
6 19 SWANSON 15.942
HT 2
6
JONES 6 HINES
7 2 D.RAY 16.019
1
KUHN
7
FUERST 7 SWANSON
8 71 C.ARMSTRONG 16.027
2
DAUM
8
ROBINSON 8 C.ARMSTRONG
9 56 JONES 16.035
3
MAYHEW
9
JOHNSON 9 D.RAY
10 3R R.RAY 16.071
4
CLOUSER
  10 CLOUSER
11 15H HATTON 16.107
5
SWANSON
  11 JONES
12 11 SWANSON 16.229
HT 3
 
  12 D.ARMSTRONG
13 19A ALTIG 16.340
1
HAGEN
  13 MAYHEW
14 5D DAUM 16.386
2
HATTON
  14 HESS
15 3 HAGEN 16.423
3
HESS
  15 HATTON
16 41 WAELTI 16.432
4
EAST
  16 WAELTI
17 57 ROBINSON 16.459
5
HINES
  17 GURLEY
18 21K MATHEW 16.468
HT 4
 
  18 DAUM
19 82 JOHNSON 16.516
1
CLAUSON
  19 R.RAY
20 12 GURLEY 16.525
2
C.ARMSTRONG
  20 EAST
21 31 BUDRES 16.620
3
WAELTI
  21 ALTIG
22 5W WALTERS 16.628
4
GURLEY
  22 BUDRES
23 1 HESS 16.653
5
FUERST
     
24 28 FUERST 16.657
 
   
25 71K D.ARMSTRONG 16.780
 
   
26 6 CLOUSER 16.809
 
   
27 4X EAST NT
 
   
28 4 EAST NT