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Hord, Baumgartner find rough road at Bark River races

August 13, 2012
By Keith Shelton - For The Daily News , The Daily News

BARK RIVER - It was a day of seizing the moment and recovering from missed opportunities for some, Sunday at the Bark River International Raceway.

Andrew Caddell, who's truck rolled over on Saturday, was put in a tough spot in the Pro Light division. Forced to line up 11th in a strong field that included Nick Baumgartner of Iron River, Caddell chipped away at the leaders.

On the opening lap alone, Caddell moved up six spots and took over second place after the restart before taking the lead from Brad Lovell on the final lap.

Baumgartner had a respectable Sunday showing after a rough outing Saturday in which he was involved in a minor accident. Starting in the 13th position, Baumgartner worked his way up to a seventh place finish.

"Yesterday was going good. I was driving good and I was in a position to make a drive for it, in fifth place, close to the halfway point. Then rolled over, and it took so long to flip me back over, I was a lap down and couldn't even win it."

Still, being able to race for the U.P. crowd was a highlight for Baumgartner.

"I like it," he said of being on what is more or less his hometown track.

"Last year, I broke down both times so it was nice to get a good clean run at it.

"These Pro Lights go so much faster, so it's pretty awesome. I've just got to have more seat time. We're gonna get it, we'll have a couple more sessions before Crandon, Wis., so we're going to come out swinging."

Chad Hord of Felch had another rough outing in the AMSOIL PRO 2WD class after suffering vehicle damage Saturday and settling for eighth place after he was unable to finish the race.

On Sunday, Hord came in fifth, bowing to winner C.J .Greaves. Bryce Menzies who secured a first place finish Saturday, finished off the podium Sunday, in fourth place.

(Keith Shelton is with The Daily Press of Escanaba)



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