It’s Neuman at Angell Park
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (August 30, 2015) – Jake Neuman captured the 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event concluded the season at the track and Badger’s 79th season of sanctioning midget auto racing. David Budres, and Manic Racing captured the Badger Drivers and Car Owner Championships.
Rookie Derek Childs paced the initial four laps, before Brandon Waelti moved into the top position. Neuman moved into second palce, two laps later and passed Waelti for the lead on the eighth lap. Neuman held a one second lead over Budres at the midway point.
Neuman began lapping slower traffic, with six laps remaining, and continued to increase his lead each lap. Budres and Bill Balog waged a great battle behind Neuman. Neuman driving the RAB Racing owned Spike/Fontana No. 57 finished ahead of his teammate Balog who made the pass for second place on the final lap. Budres, Waelti and Aaron Schuck completed the top five. Twenty of the events twenty-two starters finished the race.
“The team gave me a great car, this is a great way to rebound after last week here at the track” commented Neuman who became the tracks fourth first-time midget feature winner of the season.
(Photo courtesy of Jeff Arns)
20-lap Feature: 1. Jake Neuman; 2. Bill Balog; 3. David Budres; 4. Brandon Waelti; 5. Aaron Schuck; 6. Mitchell Davis; 7. Kurt Mayhew; 8. Buddy Luebke; 9. Zach Emmons; 10. Derek Childs; 11. Brad Greenup; 12. Mike Stroik; 13. Danny Smith; 14. Ken Hanson; 15. Tommy Bigelow; 16. John Smith; 17. Randy Reed; 18.Paul Shaffer; 19. Neil Weigen; 20. Scott Zane; 21. Andy Baugh; 22. Johnny Murdock.
10-lap Semi feature Winner: Mayhew.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Luebke, Waelti, Balog.
Cars Present: 27 Feature Lap Leaders: Childs 1-4, Waelti 5-8, Neuman 9-20.