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Badger Drivers Chime in on Having the Weekend Off
Former Badger Midget Driver, The Ironman, Dean Bil...
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Badger Drivers Chime in on Having the Weekend Off

Badger Drivers Chime in on Having the Weekend Off

7/8/2024 -
It was a mixed response when Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association drivers were asked how they spent their weekend off from
Former Badger Midget Driver, The Ironman, Dean Bil...

Former Badger Midget Driver, The Ironman, Dean Bil...

7/10/2024 -
The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association family lost popular Greenfield, Wisconsin driver Dean Billings, Wednesday, July 10. It was almost twenty-f
Rookie Wackerlin Takes First Badger Midget Series...

Rookie Wackerlin Takes First Badger Midget Series...

7/1/2024 -
The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association finished the first half of their season with the annual Fireworks Night at Angell

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AFS Badger Midgets Set to Salute Bryan Gapinski

AFS Badger Midgets Set to Salute Bryan Gapinski

7/12/2024
The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association stars and cars are refreshed from a weekend off and ready to do battle this Sunday, July 14, at their hometown track, Angell Park Speedway. This is the annual Salute to Bryan Gapinski race where we take...more
Former Badger Midget Driver, The Ironman, Dean Billings Passes at

Former Badger Midget Driver, The Ironman, Dean Billings Passes at...

7/10/2024
The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association family lost popular Greenfield, Wisconsin driver Dean Billings, Wednesday, July 10. It was almost twenty-five years to the day, that he was critically injured in a midget crash at Angell Park Speedway. Billings suffered a...more
Badger Drivers Chime in on Having the Weekend Off

Badger Drivers Chime in on Having the Weekend Off

7/8/2024
It was a mixed response when Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association drivers were asked how they spent their weekend off from series competition. Several Badger regulars just couldn’t stay out of the cockpit and traveled to Lincoln (Illinois)...more
Rookie Wackerlin Takes First Badger Midget Series Win in Angell P

Rookie Wackerlin Takes First Badger Midget Series Win in Angell P...

7/1/2024
The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association finished the first half of their season with the annual Fireworks Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event garnered its third first time winner of the year. Thirty cars clocked in for the FIVEone...more


Meet RJ Corson
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2/5/2024

2/5/2024

Badger Midget Auto Racing Association


Meet RJ Corson

Markham, Illinois driver, RJ Corson has racing in his blood. His dad Rich, was a prolific pavement midget racer before RJ was born. Today, the pair team up to run with the AFS Badger Midget Series.

RJ finished 3rd in points with Badger in 2022 and was 13th in 2023. 2024 was his first run at the Chili Bowl and he took home a D-Main win on his preliminary night and nearly transferred out of the C. He's looking forward to a big 2024 season.

RJ Corson
Car Number:15
Owner: Rich Corson
Team Name: Corson Racing
Sponsors: Mongo Crane
Prybar
McGowan Motorsports
JZ fab
MWR
Guess performance
Envirofab
Moose lodge
Y&D Maintenance
AFS
Pat Wilda
Pat DeBose
Wyatt Kraiss
Just Details LLC.
VMS Motorsports
Crew: Dad, Sister, Jill, Blake, Travis

BMARA: Were you a fan of racing before you got behind the wheel and if so, who were your heroes?

Corson: My dad, Rich Corson, is my hero, and always will be. I was in my mom's belly at the races while she was 8 months pregnant. I spent my youth at Grundy County Speedway every Saturday night watching my old man!

BMARA: Give us a synopsis of your racing career:

Corson: I started on the pavement and realized that was just for getting to the track. Corson Racing didn’t do much dirt racing until I stepped behind the wheel.

The highlight of my career was finishing 3rd in Badger points 2 years ago.
It’s something I’ll never forget and all the hard work paid off. I'm still searching for my first Badger feature win and I believe it will happen this year!

BMARA: How much time do you spend on the car each week during the season?

Corson: Usually 10-15 hours, a couple hours each day after work. It’s a part time job, but having success makes it all worth it. Preparation is key and gives you chances to win races.

BMARA: What is your day job and how does racing fit in?

Corson: I'm a carpenter by trade. That makes Mondays hard, after a 2 1/2 ride home on Sunday from The Prairie, but it’s all worth it!

BMARA: What's something interesting the fans might not know about you?

Corson: I spend a lot of time at baseball tournaments with my son. This makes it crazy busy during the summer, but i enjoy it. My daughter also does completive taekwondo. I love supporting them and their passions. They always support me so i enjoy all of it!

Article by: Bill Blumer Jr. and RJ Corson
Photo by: Bill Blumer Jr.


Submitted By: William Blumer

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