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Fifth Win Extends Hatton Point Lead

Scott HattonSun Prairie, Wis., July 31, 2005-Defending series champion Scott Hatton scored a wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Hatton made a brilliant opening lap move which saw him advance from fifth place to the lead by the time he exited turn four. Hatton increased his lead each lap while close racing ensued behind him. Hatton enjoyed a 1.8 second lead when he began lapping the tail of the field at the midway point.
Caution was displayed for a stalled car on lap 15 bunching up the field. On the restart Davey Ray passed Danny Stratton for second, with Brad Kuhn following. Hatton appeared headed for an easy victory, when debris was spotted on the track surface, with three laps remaining. 
On the restart Hatton held off Ray and Kuhn to score his fifth victory of the season driving the Huston Solution Racing Stealth/Mopar#15. Australian Darren Jenkins in his first appearance at he track finished fourth ahead of Nick Lundgreen. Hatton currently holds a 109 point lead over Danny Stratton heading into the Aug. 6 event at Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway before returning to Angell Park on Aug. 7.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 5 RAY 14.673 1 STRATTON 1 WAELTI 1 HATTON
2 3 WAELTI 14.64 2 LUNDGREEN 2 DULL 2 RAY
3 43NZ QUINN 14.753 3 SHREFFLER 3 RAMSTACK 3 KUHN
4 74 KUHN 14.754 4 WEISENSEL 4 DESELLE 4 JENKINS
5 15 HATTON 14.794 5 MUELLER 5 HOEGSTED 5 LUNDGREEN
6 2 STRATTON 14.822 HT 2   6 WIPPERFURTH 6 MUELLER
7 17K ADAMS 14.944 1 HATTON 7 WALTERS 7 WEISENSEL
8 87 DULL 15.019 2 LABROSSE 8 ADAMS 8 KEELAN
9 99 WEISENSEL 15.019 3 CLAAS 9 LABROSSE
10 3A D.JENKINS 15.037 4 MAYHEW 10 DESELLE
11 7 FISCUS 15.119 5 FISCUS 11 STRATTON
12 40 LUNDGREEN 15.126 HT 3   12 LUEBKE
13 17 KEELAN 15.143 1 KUHN 13 SHREFFLER
14 93 LABROSSE 15.15 2 JENKINS 14 HOEGSTED
15 22 MUELLER 15.28 3 RAY 15 RAMSTACK
16 2 RAMSTACK 15.414 4 LUEBKE 16 WAELTI
17 21K MAYHEW 15.452 5 KEELAN 17 CLAAS
18 21S SHREFFLER 15.502   18 MAYHEW
19 43 LUEBKE 15.585 DASH   19 WHIPPERFURTH
20 6 DESELLE 15.612 1 KUHN 20 WALTERS
21 39 BECKWITH 15.677 2 HATTON 21 FSCUS
22 97 HOEGSTED 15.683 3 RAY 22 QUINN
23 99X CLAAS 15.762 4 WAELTI
24 5W WALTERS 15.887 5 QUINN    
25 79 WIPPERFURTH 16.1 6 STRATTON    
26 2X SCHMIDT 20.131        
27 74X KUHN NT