“Probst scores thrilling Badger Midget win at Sycamore”

“Probst scores thrilling Badger Midget win at Sycamore”

article and image from the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

Sycamore, Ill., Aug. 18—Ryan Probst regained the lead with a late-race pass to win the 25-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Saturday Night at Sycamore Speedway.

Probst took the lead at the start of the event from his outside front row starting position, leading Tyler Baran. Series points leader Scott Hatton passed six cars in the first three laps to move to fourth place. Probst began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 7, with Hatton moving into third place.

Probst running the “high groove” on the track, held a 1.6 second lead over Hatton at the mid-way point and remained in lapped traffic. Hatton closed to Probst’s rear bumper entering turn 3, taking the lead at the start/finish line to complete Lap 18. Hatton held a three-car length advantage over Probst, when the event’s only caution appeared with four laps remaining.

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