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Zack Riddle Back in Victory Lane at Madison
Hansberry Jr., Snyder, Stenjem, and Guralski Also Winners
Zack Riddle returned to victory lane in the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models holding off Bobby Wilberg to pick up the checkered flag on Kids’ Night at Madison. Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Dan Snyder (Bandits), Riley Stenjem (Legends), and Kole Guralski (Bandoleros) also earned wins.
Zack Riddle Holds Off Bobby Wilberg for Late Model Win
Zack Riddle started ninth and picked up his first feature win of the 2017 season at Madison taking home the checkered flag in the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Riddle became the fifth different winner in as many events this season.
Michael Bilderback and Rusty Hansen paced the field of fourteen cars to the green flag. Bilderback jumped to the early lead when Hansen didn’t get up to speed which allowed Tom Gille to slide into second ahead of Hansen, Will Rece, and Pat Richgels.
Zack Riddle cracked the top five on lap 11 when he found room to the inside of Richgels going into turn one. Jeremy Miller passed Richgels to move into sixth on lap 14 just before the caution flag waved when Richgels and John Baumeister Jr. got together coming out of turn two.
Bilderback and Gille raced back to the green flag with Bilderback racing his way back to the lead for one lap when the second caution flag came out when Gille and Hansen made contact on the front stretch resulting in both drivers going to the rear of the field.
When the green flag waved again Bilderback continued to lead with Zack Riddle and Bobby Wilberg now up to second and third place. On lap 20 Riddle moved to the inside of Bilderback coming out of turn two to take the lead with Wilberg passing Bilderback one lap later.
With three laps to go Wilberg was right on Riddle’s rear bumper but Riddle was able to hold him off to pick up the win. Bilderback finished third followed by Rece and Miller.
“We had a good car here tonight. The car was good tonight, not great, but my guys did a great job getting it ready,” said Riddle.
Fast qualifier was Jeremy Miller with a circuit of 18.744 (96.031 mph). John Baumeister Jr. was the winner in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Michael Bilderback and Will Rece won the heat races.
Robert Hansberry Jr.(Beloit) won his fourth feature of the season in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman while Dan Snyder (Stoughton) won his first of the year in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Riley Stenjem (Stoughton) topped the field of Legends while Kole Guralski (Wausau) picked up the win in the Bandoleros.
This coming Friday night is Buck Night at Madison with all concessions just $1.00 plus beer for $2.00. All three weekly NASCAR divisions (Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits) will be in action with double features.
Complete race results at misracing.com