Davey Ray Claims Angell Park Opener


SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Davey Ray won the 73rd Opening Night 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Sunday at Angell Park Speedway.

The event also kicked off the 73rd year of racing at the track and is the first of nine nights of racing this season at the facility.

Mike Ungar led the opening lap, before fast qualifier Justin Peck took over the top position. Ray who after failing to record a qualifying lap, won the semi feature, to start in the 15th position. Ray passed four cars on the first lap and improved another four positions by the completion of lap three.
Ray moved into fourth position, when the events only yellow appeared for a stalled car. On the restart Peck led Chase Jones, Andy Baugh, and Ray. Ray passed Baugh on the restart.

Peck increased his lead over Jones and Ray as the paired battled for the second position. Ray gained the position on lap 12, and then chased down Peck, taking the lead at the start/finish line with five laps remaining.

Ray driving the Mark Ray No. 3 DRC/Honda finished 1.953 seconds ahead of Peck, Jones, Jack Routson and Jordan Mattson who competed the top five.

“It was a big drive to come from deep in the field, but the caution helped us and we chased everyone down, Mark and Robby had the car perfect for the feature” commented Ray after winning his 18th career midget feature at the track.
The finish:

Davey Ray, Justin Peck, Chase Jones, Jack Routson, Joran Mattson, Andy Baugh, Chase McDermand, Ryan Probst, Kevin Olson, Kurt Mayhew, Brian Peterson, Matt ReCheck, Mike Ungar, Mike Stroik, Zach Boden, Kevin Douglas, Dave Collins Jr., Pat Henson, Jeremy Douglas, Kyle Koch, Harrison Kleven, Jeff Sparks.