by Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 21, 2012) Bruce Lee of Cambridge led every lap of the Cambridge Auto Repair Specialists 50 on Saturday night at Wisconsin’s Action Track en route to his first win of the season at the venue. With his win, Lee became the eighth different Late Model pilot to carry the checkers on the 2012 racing season.
Lee and Stephen Scheel paced the field to green as they battled door to door on the opening lap. Lee held the slight advantage as they crossed the stripe to complete the first circuit as the field raced two by two on back. On lap three, Lee grabbed sole possession of the top spot as he dove into turn one. Chris Quam charged to the outside of Scheel, claiming second a lap later with Shaun Scheel in tow for third. A single caution period on lap eight slowed the pack when Trent Erdman and Dale Nottestad tangled in turns one and two ending the evening for Erdman. As racing resumed, Scheel powered to the outside of Quam, getting by for second on lap ten. Doug Hahn moved up to challenge Quam next, moving to the low side and drawing even on lap 11. Lee began to stretch his lead at the front with Shaun Scheel chasing him as the two drivers pulled away from the pack. Point leader Casey Johnson joined the battle for third behind Hahn and Quam as they continued to race wheel to wheel. Quam eventually moved back into third allowing Johnson to fire past Hahn on the outside to fourth. Johnson quickly moved under Quam, clearing for the position on lap 38 only to see a large gap between himself and Scheel in second. Lee stayed strong on the point with Scheel in his tracks all the way to the checkers. Johnson finished third with Hahn and Quam rounding out the top five.
This article was posted to the website on July 22nd, 2012