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Father, teen son win at Baer Field Speedway

Father, teen son win on Baer Field track

Saturday night races at Baer Field Speedway began on a somber note as news spread that Cliff Setser, part of one of the area’s most well-known racing families, had died at 83.

But it was a night of racing Setser would have enjoyed, highlighted by Scott and Austin Coe, father and son, both getting victories.

Scott Coe won the 30-lap modifieds race, edging Terry Fisher Jr., who made a last-lap pass of Jeremy Wallen.

With Scott Coe still in Victory Lane, the street stocks began a 25-lap feature. Austin Coe, 14, tailed the field, despite qualifying well, because his father didn’t think he was ready to start in the pack in just his third race.

Austin Coe made early moves into the top 10, capitalized on a series of cautions, got into second thanks to a cut tire and passed Tim Miller on the final lap to win.

Father and son embraced in Victory Lane.

In the ARBodies late models, Tommy Cook got his second victory of the season, after his brother, Dean, was stripped of the win because his was one of three cars found to be too low in post-race inspection.

The Afdent Dental mini stocks saw Zac Sipe get his second victory of the season.

In the front wheel drives, R.J. Weick got the victory.

– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette