By Bryan Gapinski
Macon, Ill, June 23—Bubba Altig won the 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget and Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature, Saturday Night at Macon Speedway. The victory moved Altig atop the Badger points after seven races.
Altig started on the pole, leading the entire and was never seriously threatened. Altig driving the D & I Motorsports owned Spike/Fontana No. 19 finished five car lengths of Rico Abreu, with Austin Brown, Shane Hollingsworth and Andrew Felker completing the top five. Altig dedicated his victory to late car owner Howard Davis, who died in April. “Howard was our co-owner with Rick Imhoff and we really miss him,” Altig said. “This win was for Howard and to get this win for him is really special.”
Altig holds a 50-point lead over Danny Stratton heading into the July 8 co-sanctioned event with the USAC National Midget Series at Angell Park (Sun Prairie, Wis.) Speedway.
30-lap Feature: 1. Bubba Altig, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Austin Brown, 4. Shane Hollingsworth, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Dillon Welch, 7. Danny Stratton, 8. Chris Bell, 9. Dereck King, 10. Tyler Thomas, 11. Brett Anderson, 12. Chett Gehrke, 13. Cameron Hagin, 14. Daniel Robinson, 15. Jake Blackhurst, 16. Colten Cottle, 17. Garrett Aitken, 18. Ryan Blakeman, 19. Brandon Waelti, 20. Tim Siner, 21. Tony Roney, 22. Travis Berryhill.
12-lap Semi Feature Winner: Bell.
10-lap Heat Race Winner: Welch, King, Abreu, Robinson.
Car Count: 35 Feature Lap Leaders: Altig 1-30.
Current Badger Midget Series Points: 1. Bubba Altig 472; 2. Danny Stratton 422; 3. Daniel Robinson 370; 4. Brandon Waelti 340; 5. Scott Hatton 293; 6. Davey Ray 265; 7. Mike Hess 262; 8. David Budres 200; 9. Travis Berryhill 194; 10. Vance Lein 109.