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Hoosier Mayhew Wins Illini Race in Wisconsin


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Sun Prairie, Wi (08/10/08) Indiana driver Kurt Mayhew won his third straight Illini feature race at Angell Park Speedway. Mayhew set fast time, but had to settle for sixth place in his heat, as Jason Dull showed the way in heat #1.

Late model regular Scott Koerner won his second straight heat race in heat #2. After an early race battle with rookie Scott Dunning, another stock car transplant. Dunning fell back, but Mike Adams, Jr. made a late race charge, but had to settle for second.

First time Illini driver Jeff Steenbergen paced the pits waiting for his new car to be delivered from St. Louis. It made it in time for qualifying, but an oil fitting prevented a qualifying run or heat race start. With a determined effort, he was able to turn a few laps in the feature, a tough challenge to make your first laps in a midget at this legendary speed plant. He says he is looking forward to racing on the pavement at Grundy County Speedway on August 31st for the Illini season finale.

The feature race was a classic, with Mayhew and Dull putting on a dirt track driving school. They traded the lead several times, each using a variety of lines, but a mechanical problem forced Dull to the pits with just a few laps to go. Allen Gillis and Joe Knippel had an equally exciting battle for 3rd and 4th, until Knippel suffered his second straight week of motor problems. Gillis took home 2nd place honors, with Badger regular Aaron Fiscus in 3rd in his first run with the Illini, just ahead of Lamont Critchett

Illini Racing Series at Angell Park Speedway, August 10, 2008 Results:
Peacock Publishing Qualifying Results: 1. Kurt Mayhew, Roselawn, IN, #21k Mayhew Racing Buick/Buzzard, 17.579; 2. Jason Dull, Machesney Park, IL, #56 JJ Grinding Chevy II/Stealth, 17.853; 3. Joe Knippel, Mokena, IL, INR Beatty Lumber Quad 4/Buzzard #33, 17.894; 4. Dick Kaiser, Milwaukee, WI, #82 Allis Car Care Scream Focus/Buzzard, 18.098; 5. Allen Gillis, Westmont, IL, #39 Task Management Illini Focus/White, 18.153; 6. Aaron Fiscus, Sun Prairie, WI #71, 18.303; 7. Sean Murphy, Evanston, IL, #5 Half-Fast Quad4/Hawk, 18.419; 8. Lamont Critchett, Demotte, IN, #44 Boomba Specialties VW/Stapp, 18.671; 9. Tom Shilkuski, Spring Valley, IL, #23 Ray Shilkuski Illini Focus/Jack Rich, 18.702; 10. Scott Koerner, Joliet, IL, #4 Task Management Sesco/Bishop, 19.151; 11. Eric Nitz, Beloit, WI, #31 Spencer/Knippel Quad 4/Ellis (rookie), 19.172; 12. Eddie Sauer, Davis, IL #11 Beta Gear Service VW/Mongrel, 19.231; 13. Doug Orseske, Frankfort, IL, #0 Orseske Farms Quad 4/Buzzard, 19.414; 14. Scott Dunning, Bolingbrook, IL, #1 Knippel/Spencer Olds/Hawk, 19.431 (rookie); 15. Loran Critchett, Jr., Alsip, IL #17 Micro Blue Racing, 19.547; 16. Mike Adams, Jr., McFarland, WI, #21A Albert Racing Experience Chevy II/Mishlich, 19.844; 17. Mark Morey, Sugar Grove, IL, #3 Morey Enterprises Illini Focus/White, 19.942; 18. Jeff Steenbergen, Waupun, WI, #62 Pontiac/Beast (rookie), DNQ

Heat #1 (10 laps): 1. Dull, 2. Fiscus, 3. Gillis, 4. Knippel, 5. La. Critchett, 6. Mayhew, 7. Murphy, 8. Kaiser, 9. Shilkuski

Heat #2 (10 laps): 1. Koerner, 2. Adams, 3. Lo. Critchett, 4. Orseske, 5. Nitz, 6. Morey, 7. Dunning, 8. Sauer, 9. Steenbergen (DNS)

ADM Realty Feature Race (20 laps): 1. Mayhew, 2. Gillis, 3. Fiscus, 4. La. Critchett, 5. Koerner, 6. Kaiser, 7. Nitz, 8. Orseske, 9. Lo. Critchett, Jr., 10. Dull, 11. Morey, 12. Knippel, 13. Dunning, 14., Shilkuski, 15. Sauer, 16. Steenbergen, 17. Murphy, 18. Adams, Jr.,

Illini Racing Series Points after 8/10/08: 1. Joe Knippel 2476, 2. Loran Critchett 2131, 3. Doug Orseske 2128, 4. Lamont Critchett 2108, 5. Jason Dull 1963, 6. Allen Gillis 1802, 7. Scott Koerner 1598, 8. Scott Dunning ® 1404, 9. Dick Kaiser 1383. 10. Mark Morey 1344, 11. Mike Adams Jr. 1217. 12. Eddie Sauer 884, 13. Kurt Mayhew 868, 14. Sean Murphy 809, 15. David Budres 782, 16. Eric Nitz ® 779, 17. Freddy Teer 766, 18. Dan George 661, 19. Charlie Holt ® 548, 20. Tom Shilkuski 509, 21. Aaron Fiscus 260, 22. Susan Spencer 225, 23. Duke Fulton ® 211, 24. Ben Gillis ® 195, 25. Bob Shreffler 181, 26. Black Bart ® 181, 27. Dave Ohlendorf 175, 28. Lee Beckwith 170, 29. Mike Krysiak 120, 30. Jeff Steenbergen ® 25, 31. Ken Dull 5, 32. Jolene Slomka 5

Next race: Hawkeye Downs, Cedar Rapids, IA, August 30th

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Great win Kurt!
Best Regards,
John




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