by Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 12, 2012) Dan Jung of Iron Ridge lead flag to flag on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway to capture the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model main event. Jung grabbed the lead on the opening lap and held off all challengers to get his first win of the 2012 season.
Starting alongside Dylan Schuyler, Jung took the early advantage with Schuyler trying to hang with him on the inside. Schuyler dropped back into a battle for second with Ty James on lap two while Bob Kahler watched from fourth. James cleared for the second spot on lap four as he pulled up behind Jung to challenge for the top spot. The sole caution of the race flew on lap 13 when Steve Dobbratz spun coming out of turn two. As racing resumed, Jung drifted a little high entering turn one and allowing James to get a good run to the inside. But James couldn’t make the move stick as Jung returned to sole possession of the lead on lap 14. James continued to apply heavy pressure to the leader as Schuyler watched the battle from the third position. With 20 laps remaining, Schuyler drove to the high side and drew even with James for second. A lap later, Schuyler found himself back in the runner up spot as he began to look for a way around Jung at the front. But Jung stayed strong on the point as he held off any and all advances on his way to the checkers to get the win. Schuyler settled for second with James, Kyle Jarlsberg and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five.
This article was posted to the website on May 13th, 2012