BEAVER DAM, Wis – Chase McDermand won the 25-lap Rechek Excavating Midget Challenge Badger Midget Series feature Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.
Jack Routson took the lead at the start, the event’s only caution appeared on lap two when Kyle Brinkman spun. Routson continued to lead on the restart, with McDermand advancing to fifth place on lap seven. One lap later Lamont Crichett executed a series of barrel roll-flips on the backstretch escaping injury.
Tyler Baran challenged Routson for the lead on the restart, with McDermand moving into second place on the tenth lap. Routson drifted high in turn two two laps later, giving McDermand the lead. Baran followed McDermand into second place.
Tyler Baran, Routson, and Nick Baran waged an excellent battle for second place exchanging position numerous times, four car lengths behind McDermand. McDermand began lapping the tail of the field, with seven laps remaining, and maintained his advantage over the trio.
McDermand finished 1.12 seconds ahead of Tyler Baran, Routson, Nick Baran and Jeff Zelinski.
Chase McDermand, Tyler Baran, Jack Routson, Nick Baran, Jeff Zelinski, Mike Stroik, Kevin Olson, Kurt Mayhew, Kevin Douglas, Kyle Brinkman, Ryan Zielski, Jim Fuerst, Kevin Koch, Derek Doerr, Denny Smith, Harrison Kleven, Pat Henson, Tristan Koenings, Aaron Schuck, Lamont Crichett, Chris Adrein, R.J. Corson.