Mad Cow Racing Sweep
The Kokomo based Mad Cow Racing team made the Spring Championship their own
playground Saturday at Anderson Speedway.
The team took four of the five top spots during qualifying, swept the top
four positions in the feature and walked away with the two heat race victories.
Gary Bragg Jr. grabbed the lead at the start of the feature pressed by Chris
Teepe and teammate Jerry Dane. Frank Gasho in a Mad Cow Dodge Omni passed Mike
Alley for the fifth position.
The caution waved for the first time on lap three for a multi-car crash in
turn one, which bunched up the field.
Teepe attempted an inside pass on the restart entering turn one, but Bragg
on the high side had the momentum to maintain the top position. For the next
three laps Gasho and Gary Bragg Sr. swapped the fourth position until the next
caution flag was waved.
It ended up being a bizarre few minutes. The cars of Kevin Harmon and David
Powell got together on the back straight with Harmon coming to rest facing the
wrong direction on the track.
Harmon then was driving the wrong way on the track looking to make a u-turn
when he crashed head-on with Aaron Jones, ending both drivers night of racing.
On the restart Teepe visibly slowed and was passed first by Dane, then Bragg
Sr. and Gasho. Alley claimed the fifth position with a pass of Teepe on the
front straight after 13 laps.
Bragg Jr. won by 7.5 seconds over his father with teammates Dane, Gasho and
Alley rounding out the top five. Teepe settled for sixth, a lap down to the
“I looked at the scoreboard and it was a Mad Cow sweep,” Bragg Jr. said.
Bragg Sr. passed Jones on the second lap entering turn three and went on to
his third heat win of the season followed by Dane and Gasho.
Muncie driver Brad Bell took the early lead in the second heat race and was
chased by Trevin Henson and Ron Phipps, who both spun in turn four on the second
That moved Teepe into second followed by Harmon, Alley and Bragg Jr. A lap
later Alley and Bragg moved into the second and third spots and on the next
circuit they both passed Bell on the front straight with an inside pass.
Bragg got inside Alley entering turn one halfway through the heat race to
record his first heat victory of the year followed by Alley and Harmon. Bell
settled for fourth and Phipps came home in fifth.