Midwest Truck Series - Kraus Picks Up Second Dells Raceway Park MTS Win

Saturday, July 25, 2015

(Wisconsin Dells) Derek Kraus captured his second Midwest Truck Series win of the season Saturday Night July 25th during the 40 lap Midwest Truck Series Feature presented by Weaver Auto Parts at Dells Raceway Park (WI)

After a large invert was rolled for the nights events, which would put fast qualifier Camden Murphy back in the 12th starting spot, with Kraus starting from the 6th spot for the nights event.

Appleton's Chad Devine and Michael Bachaus would lead the field down for the green flag, with Devine taking the early lead over Bachaus. As Rick Corso worked his way towards the front, the rest of the field battled side by side until he caution flew on lap 6 for the spin of Michael Raskovic in turn four which collected the 9 of Tommy Pecaro and ending his night.

On the restart Devine would get Corso to move up to his outside with Kraus right behind him in 4th. Corso did not hesitate to take the lead on the restart as Kraus worked his way around Devine for the 2nd spot. Kraus would only take till lap 12 to catch Corso to do a heated battle for the lead as the same was going on back in the field as Murphy, Kevin Knuese and Chester Ace tried to make their way too the front.

Kraus would battle side by side with Corso until lap 25, when Kraus was able too finally clear him for the top spot and began to pull away, as Murphy and Knuese started to battle with Corso for the 2nd and 3rd spots.

Kraus would continue to pad his lead as Murphy and Knuese would both then finally clear Croso with Murphy on lap 35 and Knuese on lap 38, as Kraus cruised comfortably the final circuits for the victory over Murphy, Knuese and Corso. Chester Ace rounded out the top five.

Next up for The Midwest Truck Series will be this Friday night July 31st for Budweiser Buck Night at Madison International Speedway. All concessions will be only $1 all night long. For series sponsorship opportunities please contact Steve at 414-255-6208.

40 Lap Feature presented by Weaver Auto Parts
1. Derek Kraus
2. Camden Murphy
3. Kevin Knuese
4. Rick Corso
5. Chester Ace
6. Chad Devine
7. Danielle Behn
8. Michael Bachaus
9. Denny Norton
10. Ken Donais
11. Joshua James (Handling)
12. Michael Raskovic (Handling)
13. Rick Tackman Jr. (Clutch)
14. Tommy Pecaro (Accident)

Bassett Racing/Warn Be Prepared Fast Qualifier: Camden Murphy 13.872 86.504 mph

Wegner Motorsports Hard Charger Award: Camden Murphy

Five Star Bodies Hard Luck Award: Tommy Pecaro

Heat Race 1
1. Rick Corso
2. Michael Bachaus
3. Chad Devine
4. Denny Norton
5. Daniell Behn
6. Rick Tackman Jr
7. Ken Donais
Heat Race 2
1. Derek Kraus
2. Tommy Pecaro
3. Joshua James
4. Kevin Knuese
5. Chester Ace
6. Camden Murphy
7. Michael Raskovic
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