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Felker & Paderta Capture WINS

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Missouri’s Andrew Felker captured Sunday Night’s 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series Feature at Angell Park Speedway. It marked the third straight first-time feature winner this season at the track.

Pole sitter David Budres jumped into the lead at the start followed by Felker and Brandon Waelti. Budres held a commanding quarter-lap lead over Felker at the completion of the sixth lap. Budres continued to increase his lead as he pulled away from the field. Budres began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 13. Five laps later his margin over Felker was only two car lengths, as Budres was slowed by lapped traffic.

Felker passed Budres for the lead as the pair crossed the start-finish line completing lap 23. Felker then easily pulled away from Budres. Felker driving the RAB owned Spike/Fontana No. 57 finished 2.51 seconds ahead of Budres. Trailing the pair were: Waelti, Darren Hagen and Jerry Coons Jr. in the caution free-event. “It’s great to finally get a victory here, the lapped cars really helped me catch Budres” commented Felker who became the 138th different midget feature winner in the tracks 68-year history

Matt Paderta took the lead on the third lap from Tory Strauss to capture his third straight 15-lap Badger 600 Micro feature followed by: series points leader Brandon Sletten, Bobby Ollerman, Norm Ehrke, and Preston Benisch. Felker now trails Christopher Bell by 72 points heading into the July 5-6 “34th annual Pepsi Nationals” at the track which will be tri-sanctioned by USAC, POWRi and Badger. SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Andrew Felker; 2. David Budres; 3. Brandon Waelti; 4. Darren Hagen; 5. Jerry Coons, Jr.; 6. Mike Hess; 7. Kevin Olson; 8. Travis Berryhill; 9. Bill Balog; 10. David Gough; 11. Eric Johnson; 12, Aaron Schuck; 13. Kurt Mayhew 14. Buddy Luebke; 15. Andee Beierle; 16. Scott Hatton; 17. Katlynn Lehr. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Balog, Felker.

Cars Present: 19 Feature Lap Leaders: Budres 1-22, Felker 23-30. MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Matt Paderta; 2.Brandon Sletten; 3. Bobby Ollerman; 4. Norm Ehrke; 5. Preston Benisch; 6. Zach Boden; 7. Ben Paderta; 8. Chad Bogar; 9. Jason Dull; 10. Dusty Gerrits; 11. Tory Strauss; 12. Dustin Stefan; 13. Jake Goeglein; 14. Tyler Brabant; 15. Vance Lein; 16. Joe Bongiorno; 17. Dusty Gerrits. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Sletten, M. Paderta. Feature Lap Leaders: Strauss 1-3, Padeta 4-15

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