By Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 06, 2011) Watertown’s John Ovadal Jr returned from an early wreck in his heat race and avoided another accident in the feature to win the King Kollision 50 lap Late Model feature at Wisconsin’s Action Track. Ovadal picked up some valuable points in his quest to catch current point leader, Jason Erickson, for the season title.
Scott Lindsay and Chris Quam brought the field to the green flag with Lindsay taking the initial lead exiting turn two. Quam fought back on the outside as they raced down the backstretch on lap one. Lindsay cleared for the lead momentarily on lap two with Quam falling in line for second. A lap later, Quam gave the inside line a try, drawing even with Lindsay and eventually clearing for the top spot on lap four. Quam began to stretch his advantage while Lindsay tried to hold off Shaun Scheel for the second spot. Scheel took control of second on lap ten with Tommy Pecaro in tow for third. Meanwhile Ovadal was making his way into the top five and into fourth by lap 12. Ovadal ran Pecaro down and stole third away on lap 18 as he teamed up with Scheel to run down Quam on the point. The duo closed on Quam lap after lap, finally catching him on lap 30. Scheel began to apply heavy pressure to the leader as they touched several times with Quam maintaining control of the lead. On lap 38, they made contact once again entering turn one, sending Quam spinning and bringing out the first caution of the race. Both drivers were forced to the rear for the restart, handing the top spot to Ovadal with Dylan Schuyler running in second. Ovadal survived one more caution with six laps remaining as he took the checkered flag first to secure the win. Schuyler finished second followed by Jason Erickson, Casey Johnson and Roger Behlke.
This article was posted to the website on August 7th, 2011