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Meet BMARA Driver Jacob Goeglein

Meet BMARA Driver Jacob Goeglein

4/9/2024 -
He didn't make every Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association event in 2023, but Jacob Goeglein still managed to crack the top
Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Lamont Critch...

Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Lamont Critch...

4/3/2024 -
Work keeps him busy and he only made four features with the AFS Badger Midget Series in 2023, but Lamont Critchett's fast when he does make a race. F
Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Aaron Muhle

Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Aaron Muhle

4/2/2024 -
AFS Badger Midget Auto Racing Association driver, Aaron Muhle, has a diverse racing background that helped him move up to the midget ranks. Read more

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Meet BMARA Driver Jacob Goeglein

Meet BMARA Driver Jacob Goeglein

4/9/2024
He didn't make every Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association event in 2023, but Jacob Goeglein still managed to crack the top 25 in points. Take a few minutes to get to know the Sullivan, Wisconsin driver: Car number: 8 Owner: Jacob Goeglein Team...more
Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Lamont Critchett

Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Lamont Critchett

4/3/2024
Work keeps him busy and he only made four features with the AFS Badger Midget Series in 2023, but Lamont Critchett's fast when he does make a race. From an unlikely start (Big Wheels), to a great break, he's been around midgets for about 20 years now. He drops some old...more
Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Aaron Muhle

Meet AFS Badger Midget Series Driver Aaron Muhle

4/2/2024
AFS Badger Midget Auto Racing Association driver, Aaron Muhle, has a diverse racing background that helped him move up to the midget ranks. Read more on Aaron: Car Number: 24 Owner: Aaron & Kelli Muhle Team Name: Two Four Motorsports Sponsors: Zimmerman Farms, New...more
Just 21 Days Before the Badger Midget Series Opener

Just 21 Days Before the Badger Midget Series Opener

3/30/2024
We've used the familiar #21 of Kurt Mayhew to remind us all that the Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway is just three weeks away.  Billed as "The Spring Trifecta," this April 20 go, highlights some of the...more


Meet Advanced Fastening Supply BMARA Driver, Kyle Koch
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3/11/2024

3/11/2024

Badger Midget Auto Racing Association


Meet Advanced Fastening Supply BMARA Driver, Kyle Koch

The name, "Koch," should be familiar to AFS Badger Midget Auto Racing Association fans. Today we have Badger driver, Kyle Koch, who finished 19th in 2023 points. Before him, there was his dad, Randy Koch and uncle Kevin Koch, who were Badger champions. Kyle's paternal grandfather, Dick Koch, was a car owner.

Kyle attended his first race in 1990, at the age of 3 months old, to watch his dad race a midget at Kankakee County (IL) Speedway. Fast forward to 2023, and Kyle scored a runner up spot in his heat and a 14th place feature run at the same track, 33 years to the date, with Badger. Before he was a year old, vintage photos show him wide eyed and celebrating with his dad in Victory Lane at Angell Park Speedway.

Kyle came up through the driving ranks like so many other drivers. Karts at Sugar River Raceway (Broadhead, WI), quarter midgets and mini sprints were all included in his upbringing. In 2017 he made the leap to the BMARA. Today he dons the #59 in tribute to his dad's primary number.

Paul Krueger, Kyle's maternal grandfather, is the car owner of the Badger Welding Supplies Inc. #59. Paul, is a Badger Midget Series legend in his own right as a six-time owner's champion and an esteemed member of the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Maintaining the car is a team effort. Paul does a substantial amount of wrenching on the ride, while Kyle deals with the cleaning and is the tire and fuel man. With his vast driving experience, Randy works on the set up.

Kyle is employed by Walgreens during the day. In his off time, he keeps in race-shape by working out with a personal trainer.

Over the years, from Angell Park Speedway, to the Hut 100, Turkey Night Grand Prix, along with most midget tracks and other big events in between, Kyle's been to them all (at least as a fan).

Name anyone in the last 30 years, of open wheel import and Kyle has probably met them and obtained their autograph. He also has an extensive collection of midget and sprint car diecast cars.

About the Bill Blumer Jr. photos: Kyle on the track at Angell Park. Kyle, with Paul pushing him up to the grid.

Article by: Bill Blumer Jr.


Submitted By: William Blumer

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