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Stratton Gains Point Lead With Victory

Danny StrattonSun Prairie,Wis., July 10, 2005-Danny Stratton scored a one car-length victory Sunday Night capturing the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway. The win was Stratton's third in the past four events, and moved him into the series point lead.
Nick Lundgreen jumped into the lead at the start, while Stratton passed four cars on the opening lap. By the fourth lap Stratton moved into third, and one lap later was in second place. Rookie driver Chad Deher flipped hard in turn four bringing out the red flag on the ninth lap. Deher was uninjured in the incident which destroyed his car.
On the restart Stratton used the inside groove passing Lundgreen for the lead. Two laps later Lundgreen began falling off the leaders pace. Jerry Coons Jr. moved into second followed closely by Scott Hatton. The final seven laps saw the trio run through lapped traffic, several times Coons pulled to Stratton's bumper but couldn't pull off a pass for the lead. Stratton finished one car length ahead of Coons, with Hatton an additional car length behind in third place. Brandon Waelti, and Chad DeSelle completed the top five.
Davey Ray entered the event as the series point leader but suffered engine problems in the trophy dash sidelining him for the evening. Stratton now holds a 14-point lead over Waelti heading into the July 16 event at The Raceway at PowerCom Park (Beaver Dam,Wis.), before heading back to Angell Park on July 17.Both events will be co-sanctioned with the Gateway Midget Series.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 15 HATTON 14.687 1 DESELLE 1 KEELAN 1 STRATTON
2 2 STRATTON 14.703 2 COLE 2 FLESHER 2 COONS
3 5 RAY 14.773 3 QUINN 3 FISCUS 3 HATTON
4 23 COONS 14.799 4 DREHER 4 MAYHEW 4 WAELTI
5 3 WAELTI 14.878 5 LUEBKE 5 LEJEUNE 5 DESELLE
6 6 DESELLE 14.912 HT 2   6 CLAAS 6 FLESHER
7 22 MUELLER 14.954 1 WAELTI 7 HOEGSTED 7 OLSON
8 6H OLSON 14.979 2 STRATTON 8 SAUER 8 QUINN
9 43N QUINN 15.017 3 SHREFFLER 9 SLOTTEN 9 FISCUS
10 21K MAYHEW 15.03 4 LUNDGREEN 10 SHREFFLER
11 40 LUNDGREEN 15.106 5 OLSON 11 LUNDGREEN
12 17 KEELAN 15.135 HT 3   12 MAYHEW
13 93 LABROSSE 15.172 1 HATTON 13 LABROSSE
14 7 FISCUS 15.277 2 MUELLER 14 KEELAN
15 5W WALTERS 15.329 3 COONS 15 RAMSTACK
16 2 RAMSTACK 15.395 4 LABROSSE 16 COLE
17 21S SHREFFLER 15.38 5 RAMSTACK 17 CLAAS
18 43 LUEBKE 15.444   18 LUEBKE
19 99 DULL 15.527 19 LEJEUNE
20 34 LeJEUNE 15.541 20 DREHER
21 18 DREHER 15.715 21 MUELLER
22 97 HOEGSTED 15.777 22 HOEGSTED
23 59 FLESHER 15.845
24 57 COLE 16.313 DASH      
25 96 SAUER 16.385 1 COONS    
26 99 CLAAS 16.996 2 HATTON    
27 20 WEISENSEL NT 3 WAELTI    
28 87 SLOTTEN NT 4 DESELLE    
5 RAY    
6 STRATTON