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Wilmot Badger Midget event falls to Stratton

Danny StrattonWilmot, Wis., Aug. 6, 2005- Danny Stratton scored his fifth Badger Midget Series feature victory of the season Saturday Night, winning the 30-lap event at Wilmot Speedway.
On the first start, New Zealand's Jimi Quin spun on the backstretch collecting two other cars including Ric Forbes who flipped escaping injury. Nick Lundgreen paced the first lap before series point leader Scott Hatton moved in front. 
Stratton passed five cars in the first four laps to move into third place. With Hatton running the low groove, Brad Kuhn and Stratton ran the high side of the track as the trio pulled away from the field. Hatton and Kuhn were event at the finish line on lap eight, and two turns later Kuhn assumed the lead. Stratton moved into second on the tenth lap. The pair pulled away from the field as they weaved through the field lapping cars. 
Stratton made a brilliant pass entering turn three to take the lead from Kuhn on the 16th lap. Bob Schreffler stalled on the track with nine laps remaining bunching up the field. On the restart Stratton and Kuhn again controlled the front of the race. Kuhn bobbled slightly with three laps remaining trailing Stratton by a car length, allowing Stratton who was driving the Hans Lein Spike/Esslinger #2 entry to finish 0.89 seconds ahead of Kuhn. Hatton, Mike Hess and Dan Boorse completed the top five. During qualifying Greg Lueckert broke Hatton's two month old track record with a lap of 15.518 seconds. 

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 10 LUECKERT 15.518 1 STRATTON 1 WALTERS 1 STRATTON
2 74 KUHN 15.695 2 DESELLE 2 BECKWITH 2 KUHN
3 2 STRATTON 15.816 3 FORBES 3 SHREFFLER 3 HATTON
4 3A JENKINS 15.833 4 QUINN 4 LUNDGREEN 4 M.HESS
5 51 M.HESS 15.943 5 FISCUS 5 MAYHEW 5 BOORSE
6 93 LABROSSE 15.958 HT 2   6 WAELTI 6 LUNDGREEN
7 15 HATTON 16.052 1 KUHN 7 THERKELSEN 7 JENKINS
8 5W WALTERS 16.082 2 M.HESS 8 LUEBKE 8 DESELLE
9 43NZ QUINN 16.094 3 MUELLER 9 B.HESS 9 GERSTER
10 21S SHREFFLER 16.161 4 DULL 10 LABROSSE 10 WALTERS
11 43 LUEBKE 16.171 5 GERSTER 11 SOMMERFELD 11 WAELTI
12 40 LUNDGREEN 16.178 HT 3   12 FISCUS
13 87 SLOTTEN 16.323 1 RAMSTACK 13 LUECKERT
14 22 MUELLER 16.327 2 JENKINS 14 MUELLER
15 95J FORBES 16.395 3 LUECKERT 15 RAMSTACK
16 88 BOORSE 16.465 4 BOORSE 16 SLOTTEN
17 5 GERSTER 16.504 5 HATTON 17 MAYHEW
18 7 FISCUS 16.525   18 THERKELSEN
19 97 WAELTI 16.591 19 SHREFFLER
20 51H B.HESS 16.65 DASH   20 QUINN
21 21K MAYHEW 16.789 1 STRATTON 21 FORBES
22 2 RAMSTACK 16.956 2 LUECKERT 22 BECKWITH
23 87X DULL 17.097 3 M.HESS
24 6 DESELL 17.012 4 KUHN    
25 39 BECKWITH 17.232 5 PERKINS    
26 9 SOMMERFELD 17.814 6 LABROSSE    
27 11 THERKELSEN 18.451        
28 2X SCHMIDT 19.269        
29 3 WAELTI NT