SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Brad Kuhn captured Sunday night’s 30-lap Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature event at Angell Park Speedway.
The victory for Kuhn was his third in the last four Badger events, as the event was co-sanctioned by the USAC D1 Midget Series
Brandon Waelti led the initial two laps before Mike Hess took the top position. Kuhn moved into second place on lap four and two laps later passed Hess for the lead. Scott Hatton, who started 10th, passed two cars on lap eight moving into second position.
Hatton closed on Kuhn each lap. One lap after the midway point, Hatton made an outside pass on Kuhn exiting turn four. Hatton hit the wall and rode the wall passing Kuhn at the start/finish line to lead the lap. Hatton’s car came off the wall and continued in second place for a few laps before retiring on lap 23. The event’s only caution flag appeared on lap 17 for a stalled car.
Kuhn continued to run a flawless race, while an intense three-car battle for the runner-up position was waged by Hess, Bubba Altig and Davey Ray for the remainder of the event.
Kuhn, driving the RW Motorsports owned Beast/Fontana No. 17, finished 3.23 seconds ahead of Hess, Bubba Altig, Davey Ray, and Waelti.
“We made a lot of changes to this car during the week in the shop and they all worked great for us tonight, there a lot of big races in the upcoming weeks this is the time to peak during the season,” said Kuhn.
Altig now holds a four-point lead over Hess.
Billy Balog completed a clean sweep winning the 10-lap Badger 600 Micro feature finishing ahead of Preston Benisch, George Knudsen and Dick Heath.
Brad Kuhn, Mike Hess, Bubba Altig, Davey Ray, Brandon Waelti, Robbie Ray, Taylor Ferns, Billy Balog, David Budres, Courtney Erfurth, Dalton Armstrong, Bryon Walters, Matt Jackson, Kurt Mayhew, Eric Johnson, Scott Hatton, Daniel Robinson, Jim Fuerst, Derrick Gough, Bob Schreffler, Cody Weisensel.