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Fourth Win Moves Hatton Into Point Lead

Scott HattonSun Prairie, Wis., July 24, 2005-Defending Badger Midget Series champion Scott Hatton finds himself atop the series point standings for the first time this season, after winning the 25-lap feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Kevin Doty jumped into the lead at the start, with Hatton passing three cars on the opening lap. The next two laps Hatton advanced his position one car each and was in third place on lap three. Hatton began challenging Doty for the lead and passed Doty on the sixth lap, however the caution was displayed when third place running Cody Wisensel stopped on the track with engine problems, moving Doty back into the lead.
On the restart Doty, Hatton, and Brad Kuhn pulled away from the field, and ran three car lengths apart for the next seven laps. Hatton moved under Doty entering turn three on the 13th lap, and took the lead. A half lap later Kuhn passed Doty for second place. 
Hatton began lapping the tail of the field on lap 15, and with lapped traffic stretched his lead over Kuhn to a two second advantage. The final two laps Hatton ran cautiously in heavy lapped traffic and finished 0.563 seconds ahead of Kuhn for his fourth victory of the season. Dash winner Brandon Waelti, Jerry Coons Jr., and Davey Ray completed the top five. Hatton now holds a 40 point lead over Waelti heading into the July 31 event at the Angell Park.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 43NZ QUINN 14.878 1 DESELLE 1 LABROSSE 1 HATTON
2 74 KUHN 14.942 2 DOTY 2 LUEBKE 2 KUHN
3 6 DESELLE 15 3 MUELLER 3 KEELAN 3 WAELTI
4 15 HATTON 15.007 4 WALTER 4 RAMSTACK 4 COONS
5 3 WAELTI 15.018 5 FISCUS 5 SHREFFLER 5 RAY
6 22 MUELLER 15.028 HT 2   6 STROEHLE 6 DOTY
7 7 FISCS 15.133 1 RAY 7 KUHN 7 LUNDGREEN
8 40 LUNDGREEN 15.166 2 WAELTI 8 GOUGH 8 STRATTON
9 29 C. WEISENSEL 15.207 3 CLAAS 9 HOEGSTED 9 DESELLE
10 1AU DOTY 15.124 4 WEISENSEL 10 DULL 10 LABROSSE
11 93 LABROSSE 15.228 5 LeLEUNE 11 KEELAN
12 17 KEELAN 15.235 HT 3   12 QUINN
13 5W WALTERS 15.248 1 HATTON 13 MUELLER
14 23 COONS 15.259 2 STRATTON 14 FISCUS
15 5 RAY 15.259 3 COONS 15 RAMSTACK
16 43 LUEBKE 15.358 4 LUNDGREEN 16 CLAAS
17 2 STRATTON 15.362 5 QUINN 17 LUEBKE
18 34 LEJEUNE 15.405   18 SHREFFLER
19 99 DULL 15.46 DASH 19 LeJEUNE
20 2 RAMSTACK 15.489 1 WAELTI 20 STROEHLE
21 21S SHREFFLER 15.521 2 DESELLE 21 WEISENSEL
22 86 ALLGAIR 15.553 3 HATTON 22 WALTERS
23 97 HOEGSTED 15.834 4 MUELLER
24 99X CLAAS 16.154 5 KUHN    
25 87 FISCUS NT 6 QUINN    
26 57 GOUGH NT