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Stratton Scores Last Lap Win At Angell Park

Danny StrattonSun Prairie, Wis., June 19, 2005-California's Danny Stratton used a last lap pass to win the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Stratton survived six restarts in the event, four due to red flags involving flipped cars.
After a Kenny Adams opening lap flip caused a complete restart, Aaron Fiscus jumped into the lead closely followed by Stratton. Fiscus paced the initial six laps before Stratton moved in front, at the same time third place Jerry Coons Jr. retired with mechanical problems. The field was bunched up after a caution on lap nine for a three car accident.
Scott Hatton moved into second on the 10th lap, two laps later Craig Carey flipped violently down the front stretch, escaping injury. On each restart Stratton pulled away from the field, only to see Hatton close on his lead after a few laps, with current point leader Davey Ray a close third. Rick Mueller, and Mike Hess escaped injury in separate flips on laps 18,and 21 of the event. 
Stratton again got a nice jump on the field on the restart with four laps remaining. On the 23rd lap Hatton pulled even with Stratton exiting turn two,and took the lead entering turn three. Hatton took the white flag as the leader, but drifted over the cushion in turn two, allowing Stratton,and Ray to pass him. Over the final half lap Stratton held his line and finished one car length ahead of Ray with Hatton an additional car length behind in third place. Chad DeSelle, and Brandon Waelti completed the top five.
For Stratton who drove the Hans Lein owned Spike-Esslinger #2 entry it was his first career feature win at the facility. Ray holds a 39 point lead over Waelti heading into the June 26 event at the track.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 15 HATTON 14.672 1 FLESHER 1 FORBES 1 STRATTON
2 51 HESS 14.693 2 KEELAN 2 SLOTTEN 2 RAY
3 95X FORBES 14.778 3 COONAN 3 LABROSSE 3 HATTON
4 23 COONS 14.812 4 J.JONES 4 FISCUS 4 DESELLE
5 2 STRATTON 14.923 5 LUEBKE 5 ADAMS 5 WAELTI
6 87 SLOTTEN 14.998 HT 2   6 FLESHER 6 FISCUS
7 74 KUHN 15.015 1 WAELTI 7 KEELAN 7 FLESHER
8 93 LABROSSE 15.024 2 LeJEUNE 8 CLAAS 8 SLOTTEN
9 22 MUELLER 15.025 3 SHREFFLER 9 LUEBKE 9 DOTY
10 7 FISCUS 15.044 4 MUELLER 10 RAMSTACK 10 LUNDGREEN
11 6 DESELLE 15.052 5 QUINN 11 J.JONE 11 HESS
12 43N QUINN 15.087 HT 3   12 MAYHEW 12 MUELLER
13 30 CAREY 15.098 1 RAY 13 COONAN 13 LABROSSE
14 5 RAY 15.109 2 LUNDGREEN 14 DIBART 14 LeJEUNE
15 21S SHREFFLER 15.132 3 DESELLE 15 DREHER 15 CAREY
16 17K ADAMS 15.184 4 STRATTON 16 P.JONES 16 SHREFFLER
17 5 LOYETT 15.243 5 HESS 17 MOUNCE 17 KEELAN
18 3 WAELTI 15.265 HT4   18 QUINN
19 50 DOTY 15.339 1 KUHN 19 COONS
20 40 LUNDGREEN 15.364 2 HATTON 20 KUHN
21 63 PERKINS 15.378 3 DOTY 21 FORBES
22 2 RAMSTACK 15.406 4 CAREY 22 ADAMS
23 99 CLAAS 15.415 5 COONS
24 34 LeJEUNE 15.438 DASH      
25 43 LUEBKE 15.442 1 HATTON    
26 59 FLESHER 15.539 2 SLOTTEN    
27 17 KEELAN 15.673 3 STRATTON    
28 21 J.JONES 15.768 4 COONS    
29 23 DEBART 15.844 5 HESS    
30 94 CONAN 15.872 6 FORBES    
31 8 JORDAN 16.027        
32 12 MOUNCE 16.06      
33 29 P.JONES 16.098    
34 18 DREHER 16.421    
35 21K MAYHEW 16.895