It’s All Balog In Beaver Dam IRA Sprint


BEAVER DAM, Wis. – Bill Balog romped from 10th on the starting grid to win Saturday’s Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series feature at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Steve Meyer took the early lead in the A main, but soon faced a challenge from Scotty Neitzel. Neitzel would take the lead and set sail into lapped traffic, but a caution near the halfway point would bunch the field back up and put defending series champion Jake Blackhurst and eight-time champion Balog on Neitzel’s tail.

Neitzel would once again take off from the field and into lapped traffic, but as the race neared it’s conclusion Balog used the high side in turns three and four to power past Neitzel’s orange No. 2w and into the lead.

Balog would pick up the win over Scotty Neitzel. Brandon Wimmer, who was sixth with three laps to go, charged to third followed by Jeremy Schultz and Jake Blackhurst.

Balog also won Saturday’s companion Badger Midget Series feature at Beaver Dam.

The finish:

Bill Balog, Scotty Neitzel, Brandon Wimmer, Jeremy Schultz, Jake Blackhurst, Mike Reinke, Scotty Thiel, Steve Meyer, Justin Miller, Russel Borland, Josh Walter, Scott Biertzer, Zane Devault, Jereme Schroeder, Kris Spitz, Dave Uttech, Jack Croaker, Wayne Modjeski, Adam Miller, Jordan Adams, Nick Matuszewski, Matt Wiese, Hunter Custer, Ben Schmidt.