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Travis Sauter Wins Summer Sizzler 100 at MIS
Travis Sauter took the lead on lap 76 and never looked back as he won the Colony Brands Summer Sizzler 100 presented by RaceTeamGear.com.
Jonathon Eilen and Cardell Potter brought the twenty-nine car field to the green flag for the start of their feature. Potter took the lead from his front row starting position for the first eighteen laps before Jeremy Miller powered past him for the lead. Two laps later, Chris Wimmer was able to take the second position from Potter with Travis Sauter and Andrew Morrissey rounding out the top five.
On lap 27, Sauter worked his way to the inside of Potter to take third while Morrissey and Nathan Haseleu were fighting it out for fifth.Miller worked his way through lapped traffic to maintain and eight car length lead over Wimmer.
On lap 36 Haseleu found the room he needed to get by Morrissey and move into fifth place while the top three of Miller, Wimmer, and Sauter were checking away from the field.
Haseleu moved into fourth place on lap 53 when he worked his way to the inside of Potter. Out front Miller had built his lead over Wimmer and Sauter to nearly ten car lengths. On lap 57 Sauter dropped to the inside of Wimmer going into turn three to take over second place.
Sauter began to close the gap on Miller who still had a multi-car length lead and by lap 65 the margin was down to six car lengths. By lap 69 the lead was down to a single length with Sauter patiently waiting for the right opportunity.
Sauter found what he was looking for on lap 76 when he found room inside of Miller going into turn three to take over the lead. Sauter wasted little time in putting some distance between himself and Miller.
Haseleu moved by Wimmer on lap 89 to take third place while Matt Tift joined the top five after passing Potter on lap 93.
But out front it was all Sauter who led the rest of the way to pick up the checkered flag in the caution free event. Finishing second was Miller followed by Haseleu, Wimmer, and Tift.
# Driver Name Hometown
1 – 5S – Travis Sauter – Necedah, WI
2 – 5M – Jeremy Miller – Rockton, IL
3 – 87 – Nathan Haseleu (TS) – Marshall, Wi
4 – 52 – Chris Wimmer (TS) – Wausau, WI
5 – 89 – Matt Tifft (R) – Hinckley, OH
6 – 58 – Cardell Potter (R) – Camp Douglas, WI
7 – 12 – Nick Murgic (TS) – Rosemount, MN
8 – 6 – Austin Luedtke (R) – Beechwood, WI
9 – 77 – Jonathan Eilen (TS) – Hampton, MN
10 – 25 – Jeff Storm (TS) – Waterford, WI
11 – 78 – Skylar Holzhausen (TS) – Bangor, WI
12 – 43 – Matt Kocourek – Franklin, WI
13 – 45 – Rich Bickle – Janesville, WI
14 – 4 – Thor Anderson – Bondurant, IA
15 – 75 – Chris Weinkauf (TS) – Merrill, WI
16 – 85 – Erik Darnell – Park City, IL
17 – 8W – Josh Wallace – Genoa City, WI
18 – 91 – Ty Majeski (R) – Seymour, WI
19 – 63 – Gary LeMonte – West Allis, WI
20 – 19 – Johnny Baumeister Jr – Lake Geneva, WI
21 – 40T – Curt Tillman – Roscoe, IL
22 – 76 – Jason Weinkauf (R) – Merrill, WI
23 – 21 – Tim Schendel (TS) – Sparta, WI
24 – 39 – Andrew Morrissey (TS) – DeForest, WI
25 – 47S – Jordan Sims – Salt Ste. Marie, ONT
26 – 1 – Ed Szelagowski Jr – Westfield, WI
27 7s Paul Shafer
28 87 Tyler Kelley
29 90L Eric Long
Kyle Stark Sweeps the Field at MIS
Kyle Stark won the 25 lap Bandit Bash presented by Quest Industrial and picked up the clean sweep for the day.
Mike Storkson and Kyle Padfield led the Bandit Bash field to the green flag in their twenty-five lap feature event. Padfield took the lead after the first lap with Jacob Aldrich up to second and Kyle Stark in third. Stark moved his way past Aldrich for second on lap 5 and started to hunt down Padfield who had built a big lead.
On lap 7 Brian Beale was all over Stark for second place and at the half way point they had joined Padfield in the fight for the lead. On lap 15 Stark made his way to the outside of Padfield to take the lead. On lap 16 Beale dropped to the low side of Padfield to take second away from Padfield.
Stark was working his way in and out of lapped traffic to build up a six car length lead over Beale. Beale gave it his best shot, but it wasn’t going to be good enough today as Stark held him off to earn the win. Padfield finished in third place followed by Keith Erickson and Jacob Aldrich.
“You just have to be patient and make the car work on the outside,” said Stark in a post race interview with Eric Huenefeld when asked about getting around the “Ring of Fire” on the outside.
In his first ever appearance at MIS, Robbie Robinson won the first ten lap qualifying race. Randy Padfield took the lead from the pole in the first ten lap qualifying race before a spin brought out the caution after one lap was in the books. Robinson took the lead on lap 3 by sneaking to the inside of Padfield going into turn one. Dave Schmidt worked his way up to second with Mike Storkson close behind on lap 5. On the final lap Schmidt pulled to the outside of Robinson who was able to hang on for the win.
Kyle Stark was victorious in the second ten lap qualifying race. Kyle Padfield survived a wild first lap to take the lead. Devon Dixon pulled to the outside of Padfield on lap 3 and the pair raced side by side for two laps before multiple cars made contact bringing out the yellow flag. Dixon was forced to the pits because of damage to his car along with the ride of Jacob Aldrich. This put Stark to the front when the race resumed, but the race stayed green for only a lap after the bumper of Brian Beale’s car flew off in turn four. It didn’t really matter as Stark flew the rest of the way and pick up the win followed by John Beale.
Kyle Stark was fast qualifier with a lap of 15.439 followed by Brian Beale (15.647), John Beale (15.668), Devon Dixon (15.727), and Jacob Aldrich (15.851).
Madison International Speedway
25 Lap Feature:1. Kyle Stark (Waterloo, WI), 2. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 3. Kyle Padfield (Janesville, WI), 4. Keith Erickson (Columbus, WI), 5. Jacob Aldrich (Rockford, IL), 6. Dave Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 7. Mike Storkson (Evansville, WI), 8. Randy Padfield (Stoughton, WI), 9. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 10. John Beale (Verona, WI), 11. Robbie Robinson (Beloit, WI), 12. Jason Coker (Oregon, WI)- DNS 13. Devon Dixon (Janesville, WI)- DNS 14. Ericka Clausen (Janesville, WI)- DNS
Qualifying:1. Kyle Stark (Waterloo, WI), 2. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 3. John Beale (Verona, WI), 4. Devon Dixon (Janesville, WI), 5. Jacob Aldrich (Rockford, IL), 6. Keith Erickson (Columbus, WI), 7. Kyle Padfield (Janesville, WI), 8. Dave Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 9. Jason Coker (Oregon, WI), 10. Mike Storkson (Evansville, WI), 11. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 12. Robbie Robinson (Beloit, WI), 13. Randy Padfield (Stoughton, WI), 14. Ericka Clausen (Janesville, WI)- DNS
Qualifying Race 1:1. Robbie Robinson (Beloit, WI), 2. Dave Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 3. Mike Storkson (Evansville, WI), 4. Randy Padfield (Stoughton, WI), 5. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 6. Jason Coker (Oregon, WI),
Qualifying Race 2:1. Kyle Stark (Waterloo, WI), 2. John Beale (Verona, WI), 3. Kyle Padfield (Janesville, WI), 4. Keith Erickson (Columbus, WI), 5. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 6. Devon Dixon (Janesville, WI), 7. Jacob Aldrich (Rockford, IL),
Racing continues at Madison International Speedway on Friday, August 10th with Friday Night Under the Lights presented by WKOW TV and featuring all three weekly racing divisions in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 4:45, qualifying at 6:15, and racing to follow. For more information checkout our website at madisoninternationalspeedway.com.