Will Hull Victorious In USAC Dirt Midget Association Action
Ellington, CT: Will Hull, in dominating fashion, scores first victory of the 2019 season at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford VT.
Heat race one (8 laps) had the 18C of Mike Chaffee on pole with 7X of Dan Douville starting second. Under green Chaffee held the point with his 18C for the first two laps until the 7X of Douville passed Chaffee for the lead just before the start of lap three. At that point all Chaffee could do was watch the 7X pull away. Now back to second Chaffee would hold the spot over Justin Phillips in third piloting his number 16 midget and the 26 of TJ Foster running fourth trying to get around Phillips. The positions would stay the same until lap seven when Foster would make his move around the 16 of Phillips. With two laps to go the 7X of Douville would maintain his lead with the field firmly under his control. When it was all over, Dan Douville from Bridgewater NH in the 7X scored the heat win followed by the 18C of Mike Chaffee for second and TJ Foster’s 26 in third.
Heat race 1finishing order: Dan Douville (7X), Mike Chaffee (18C), TJ Foster (26), Justin Phillips (16), Steve Midford (5), Wayne Kohler (91), Ben Balzer (10).
Lap leaders: laps 1-2 Mike Chaffee (18C), laps 3-8 Dan Douville (7X).
Heat race two (8 laps) started with the 12 of Adam Whitney in the pole position and Jeff Horn’s A1 starting outside for the second week in a row. Whitney in his Whitney Tree Service number 12 looked strong and was in control for the first two laps when Seth Carlson in the 2 moved from third to first by lap three moving Whitney back to second and Horn now to third. Carlson then set sail taking control of the field while his teammate Will Hull in the 3 began his move to the front. Under the checker flag it would be the 2 of Seth Carlson from Brimfield MA getting the heat win followed by teammate Will Hull in the 3 and the 12 of Adam Whitney rounding out the top three.
Heat race 2 finishing order: Seth Carlson (2), Will Hull (3), Adam Whitney (12), Joe Krawiec (1B), Jeff Horn (A1), Dean Christensen (69), Manny Dias (42), Justin Sheriden (17).
Lap leaders: laps 1-2 Adam Whitney (12), Seth Carlson (2).
In the 25 lap feature, sixteen racers where ready to compete and the competition kept the fans ready to watch some exciting racing. Mike Chaffee’s 18C gained the pole and Adam Whitney outside row one in his number 12. Under green the 18C of Chaffee lead the field for laps one and two with the 12 of Whitney working high and low until getting around Chaffee on lap three. Whitney would lead the field for the next several laps and Chaffee now looking to hold second place over the 3 of Will Hull who was strong all night. The top three of Whitney (12), Chaffee (18C) and Hull (3) stayed locked together lap after lap. Then on lap eight the 3 of Hull would finally make his way to the point position moving Whitney and Chaffee back to second and third. While Hull maintained the lead the 12 of Whitney and 18C of Chaffee would swap positions over the next few laps. On lap twelve the field would come back together for a yellow flag from the 7X of Dan Douville spinning in turn four. Back to green and the 3 of Will Hull quickly took off into the lead and once again the 18C of Mike Chaffee and the 12 of Adam Whiney did battle for positions two and three. While the top three where busy putting on a great race for the fans, Seth Carlson in the 2 was busy moving up through the pack picking off positions on every lap. Once again on lap nineteen the yellow flag waived, this time for Justin Phillips 16 spinning in turn two and the field would come back together for a second time during the feature. After a quick caution it was back to racing and Will Hull piloting the Seals-it sponsored number 3 charged off into turn one and dominated the race from that point on. Now the top three took on a different look as Hull’s teammate Seth Carlson in the Seals-it number 2 and Joe Krawiec in the Miller Racing 1B holding positions two and three respectively. In the picture now was Dean Christensen in the 69, also from Miller Racing, working his way into fourth with the 12 of Adam Whitney and Mike Chaffee in the 18C now relegated back to fifth and sixth. The race would go green to the end with the 3 of Will Hull from Plainfield VT taking the win followed by Seth Carlson in the 2 and Joe Krawiec’s 1B for third.
Feature race finishing order: Will Hull (3), Seth Carlson (2), Joe Krawiec (1B), Dean Christensen (69), Adam Whitney (12), Mike Chaffee (18C), Justin Sheridan (17), Dan Douville (7X), Jeff Horn (A1), Steve Midford (5), TJ Foster (26), Manny Dias (42), Wayne Kohler (91), Justin Phillips (16), Ben Balzer (10), Tim West (23) DNS.
Lap leaders: laps 1-2 Mike Chaffee (18C), laps 3-7 Adam Whitney (12), laps 8 to 25 Will Hull (3).
Bear Ridge Speedway held a car show before opening night on May 4th and the fans voted on which racecar they liked. The USAC DMA winners are: 1st Justin Sheridan (17), 2nd Mike Chaffee (18C) and 3rd TJ Foster (26).
The series will be back in action on June 1st at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vermont.
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