By Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 16, 2011) Ty James of Oconomowoc rocketed out into the lead of the Bill Collins Memorial 50 lap Late Model feature presented by Tired Iron Promotions on his way to leading every lap and getting the victory. The win marked the tenth different feature winner in as many weeks of competition at Wisconsin’s Action Track.
James and Rob Myers led the field of 18 drivers to the green with James taking control of the point through turns one and two on the opening circuit. Myers fell in line behind James with Shaun Scheel riding in third. James started to move away from the pack as Scheel moved into the high lane next to Myers. Scheel grabbed second just before the first of four caution periods slowed the field. Point leader, Jason Erickson, pulled his mount to the infield under the caution ending his night. As racing resumed, Scheel began to apply pressure to James out front while Brandon Pendleton worked past Myers for third. The top two began to break away from the pack as Pendleton tried to hold off Dylan Schuyler for the third position. Schuyler claimed the spot as the second caution waved on lap 14. Scheel continued to pressure the leader through two more cautions as the laps ticked away. Lap after lap, Scheel got a run to the inside of James entering turn one, but James pulled back ahead down the back stretch each time. James held off the advances of Scheel to see the checkers first and pick up the win. Scheel came home second with Schuyler, Steve Dobbratz and Trent Erdman rounding out the top five.
This article was posted to the website on July 17th, 2011