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Hatton Two For Three At 'Prairie

Scott HattonBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., June 13, 2004--Scott Hatton extended his Badger Midget Series point lead, capturing the 25-lap feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The win was his 17th career at the facility. Boyd Calvert paced the initial six laps of the feature before retiring with a broke pump belt. Calvert's car stalled on the track bringing out the caution. On the restart Michael Kendall of Auckland, New Zealand led Australian Adam Clarke, Randy Koch, Davey Ray, and Hatton. Rookie Billy Wood Jr., flipped on the restart, escaping injury.
Kendall paced the next two laps before Brian Terry flipped on the backstretch also escaping injury. On the restart Brandon Waelti passed Kendall for the lead. Waelti's lead was short lived as one lap Hatton took the lead on the tenth circuit. Hatton set a blistering pace and at the midway point held a 2.84 second lead over Ray.
Hatton began lapping the tail of the field with ten laps remaining. Randy Koch stopped on the track for a flat tire setting up a six lap shootout between Hatton, and Ray. Hatton led Ray by three car lengths the remainder of the distance to score the win driving the Huston Solution Racing Stealth-Mopar. Rounding out the top ten were: Chad DeSelle, Don Droud, Clarke, Kevin Doty, Waelti, Kendall, Cody Wisensel, and John Jones.
The next series event will be on June 20 at Angell Park Speedway. The scheduled July 3 Badger/IRA Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the Davenport (Iowa) Speedway has been postponed.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 15 HATTON 14.655 1 WAELTI 1 CALVERT 1 HATTON
2 5 RAY 14.814 2 TERRY 2 GOUGH 2 RAY
3 3 WAELTI 14.869 3 KENDALL 3 CAREY 3 DESELLE
4 20 WEISENSEL 15.088 4 J.JONES 4 WOOD 4 DROUD
5 30 CAREY 15.101 5 SLOTTEN 5 COONAN 5 CLARKE
6 99 KUHN 15.129 HT 2   6 SCHREFFLER 6 DOTY
7 81 DESELLE 15.141 1 DROUD 7 KEELAN 7 WAELTI
8 23 CLARKE 15.177 2 CLARKE 8 LUEBKE 8 KENDALL
9 82 GOUGH 15.267 3 RAY 9 WEISENSEL
10 4X KERTSCHER 15.351 4 KOCH 10 J.JONES
11 57 KOCH 15.373 5 FISCUS 11 GOUGH
12 40 KENDALL 15.39 HT 3   12 CAREY
13 19 CALVERT 15.407 1 DOTY 13 KOCH
14 2 DROUD 15.424 2 HATTON 14 KERTSCHER
15 87 SLOTTEN 15.443 3 DESELLE 15 COONAN
16 7X DOTY 15.51 4 WEISENSEL 16 SLOTTEN
17 7 FISCUS 15.528 5 KERTSHER 17 SCHREFFLER
18 21 J.JONES 15.549   18 LUEBKE
19 93 LABROSSE 15.701 DASH   19 FISCUS
20 17 KEELAN 15.72 1 HATTON 20 TERRY
21 4 TERRY 15.822 2 RAY 21 WOOD
22 29 P.JONES 15.971 3 CAREY 22 CALVERT
23 14 WOOD 15.983 4 KUHN    
24 21 SHREFFLER 15.985 5 WEISENSEL    
25 43 LUEBKE 16.083 6 WAELTI    
26 81X COONAN 16.139