The top sixteen drivers from qualifying were locked into Sunday’s 100 lap feature. In addition, the top three finishers in the three 25-lap last chance races also advanced. Of the nine drivers that transferred to the main via the last chance races, six finished the big show in the top-10.
One of those drivers was winner Dave Feiler. He transferred to the feature by winning the third last chance qualifier.
“I guess this is the first timed I’ve failed to make a race here through qualifying,” said Feiler. “I thought the car felt really comfortable earlier today and I went with that. But then the times were unbelievably quick. But we got in the feature, were patient and some of the other drivers had misfortunes and we were able to come home with the win.”
Not only was the feat impressive since the last chance qualifiers had to start the 100 lapper at the tail end, but they also had an extra 25 laps on their tires.
Andy Monday (5th), Steve Holzhausen (6th), Steve Carlson (7th), Erik Darnell (8th) and Scott Ollerman (9th) were the other last chancers that faired well in the feature.
Lots of cars normally means lots of action, which means lots of wrecks. (Doug Hornickel Photos)
Jeremy Miller earned a tall cool one after his double duty performance Sunday afternoon at Madison.
The second year super late model driver won the second last chance qualifier in Wisconsin Challenge Series action. He started 18th, got collected in a couple of incidents not of his doing, and carried on to post a 14th place finish.
Miller was the only driver on Sunday to pull double duty, also competing in the Big 8 Series. He won the 38-lap headliner for the Big 8 Series, a series that enters its second season of competition.
Wisconsin Challenge Series co-founder Jeff Sasche announced Sunday that Simply WOW Cleaner Degreaser had signed on as the series first ever title sponsor.
For the past two seasons, Simply WOW has graced the sides of entries driven by Erik Darnell, including his current NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ride
Jeremy Miller won the Big 8 Series race.
Sixty-three drivers timed in Sunday afternoon for the Wisconsin Challenge Series, Miller Classic 100, at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway. That ties the series record for car count, set last season at Wisconsin International Raceway for an event that featured guest appearances by Nextel Cup drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.
“This is probably the toughest field I’ve ever competed in,” said fourth place finisher Josh Vadnais. “I’ve been to races that have had more cars, but from top to bottom, this is by far the toughest field I’ve ever seen.”