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Dawson Sutton won on Sunday at Milwaukee Mile Speedway.(Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Dawson Sutton Steals ASA Stars Father’s Day 100 At Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wisc. — ASA STARS National Tour Rookie Dawson Sutton earned his first career series win Sunday afternoon at the Milwaukee Mile Speedway in surprise fashion.

Sutton, the 17-year-old rising star from Lebanon, Tenn., swept past Ty Majeski on lap 96 of the Father’s Day 100, then held off the Wisconsin short track superstar over the final four circuits at the famous Wisconsin State Fair Park oval.

Majeski dominated early, passing polesitter Casey Roderick on lap 15, leading the next 80 laps and winning both the first and second stages. Majeski had opened up leads of more than three seconds during each stage, but could not pull away from the rookie Sutton over the final 30-lap sprint.

Sutton stayed on the rear bumper of Majeski during the final stage, challenging him on several occasions before making the winning pass with four laps to go.

Majeski, who dominated the opening round of the ASA STARS National Tour Wisconsin doubleheader Friday night at Madison International Speedway, held on for second.

Cole Butcher, who entered the weekend as the Series points leader, rebounded from a tough weekend to finish third. Butcher crashed while leading Friday night at Madison and then crashed his primary car during practice at Milwaukee Saturday afternoon. The podium finish salvaged the weekend for the hard-charging Canadian.

Casey Roderick, who took over the ASA STARS National Tour points lead after Madison, finished fourth. The Pulaski, Miss. racer led the first 15 laps from the pole before surrendering the point to Majeski. Roderick ran in the top five all afternoon, placing second in Stage One and fifth in Stage Two. The solid day allowed Roderick to unofficially retain his point lead at the ASA STARS National Tour midway point.

Billy Van Meter rounded out the top five, also a solid rebound after finishing dead last Friday night at Madison.