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WSORR 2007: Ben Wandahsega Rebounds to Win at Bark River

On Saturday at the start of the race Ben came through the first corner in the 3rd position passed Keith Steele over the hill jump for 2nd during the opening lap, then began chasing down and gaining on leader Dave Waldvogel. Going through the starting line turn Wandahsega got a little impatient and drove into the corner too hard. The truck biked up on two wheels, he saved it but when he came down he rolled the Forest Co. Potawatomi/Toyo Tires Chevy 2,5 times the other way. Keith Steele won with Don Williams in 2nd and Dan Baudoux rounding out the podium. Wandahsega was able to restart and was credited with 7th on Saturday.

Sunday was much better for Ben and Team Wandahsega as they rebounded for a win in front of their hometown crowd. Saturday’s winner Keith Steele and Wandahsega ran 1-2 in the opening laps with Ben applying steady pressure on the leader. Ben’s spotter RJ Flannagan kept reminding him to be patient and just keep steady pressure on the leader. On lap seven Ben was right on Steele’s rear bumper as Steele encountered mechanical problems. The duo had pulled away from the rest of the field so from this point Ben just cruised to the victory winning by 20 seconds. Don Williams and Dave Waldvogel rounded out the podium.

Even with his 7th place finish on Saturday, Ben increased his point lead from 8 to now 11 points with the win on Sunday. Besides the misfortune on Saturday Ben has been Mr. Consistant in the WSORR Super Trucks class this year with 3 wins and 2 seconds in his other finishes. Rounds VII & VIII of the World Series of Off-Road Racing on August 11th & 12th will once again return to Ben’s hometown of Bark River, Michigan (USA).

2007/07/19 | 15:21 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Ben Wandahsega

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