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Hatton Nears Badger Title With Victory

Scott HattonSun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 14, 2005- Scott Hatton took a major step towards his second straight Badger Midget Auto Racing Association Championship, by capturing the 25-lap feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Aaron Fiscus jumped into the lead at the start and paced the first two laps before Nick Lundgreen escaped injury in a minor flip in turn one. On the restart Hatton moved into second place with Jerry Coons, Jr. passing Hatton for second place one lap later. The caution flag appeared for stalled cars on laps five and ten, each time setting up passes for the lead on the restarts. Coons passed Fiscus for the lead on lap seven and paced the next four laps before Hatton took the took the top position on lap 11. 
One lap later former series champion Kevin Doty flipped violently entering turn four. The series of flips ended with Doty's cars bouncing off the top of the wall and landing on the entrance road to the track outside the turn four wall. Doty was transported to University Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
On the restart Hatton pulled away from the field and spent the final five laps of the event in heavy lapped traffic. Hatton driving the Huston Solution Racing Stealth/Mopar#15 finished 1.43 seconds ahead of Coons, Brad Kuhn, Davey Ray and Aaron Fiscus. Hatton's sixth feature win of the season coupled with Danny Stratton's 20th place finish increases Hatton's series point lead to 208 points over Stratton with three races remaining. 

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 23 COONS 14.731 1 JENKINS 1 COONS 1 HATTON
2 1AU TOWNSEND 14.911 2 GOUGH 2 FISCUS 2 COONS
3 74 KUHN 14.926 3 LUEBKE 3 MUELLER 3 KUHN
4 88 BOORSE 14.953 4 CLAAS 4 JENKINS 4 RAY
5 99 WEISENEL 14.994 5 CAREY 5 WALTERS 5 FISCUS
6 15 HATTON 15.019 HT 2   6 STROEHLE 6 BOORSE
7 2 STRATTON 15.041 1 HEISS 7 LABROSSE 7 MUELLER
8 87 SLOTTEN 15.046 2 KUHN 8 GOUGH 8 SLOTTEN
9 5 RAY 15.083 3 HATTON 9 WEISENSEL 9 STROEHLE
10 43NZ QUINN 15.125 4 RAY 10 SOMMERFELD 10 TOWNSEND
11 7 FISCUS 15.191 5 LUNDGREEN 11 CLAAS 11 WALTER
12 22 MUELLER 15.216 HT 3   12 LUEBKE 12 JENKINS
13 21K MAYHEW 15.235 1 DESELLE 13 MAYHEW 13 LEJEUNE
14 6 DESELLE 15.28 2 LeJEUNE 14 PERKINS 14 RAMSTACK
15 40 LUNGREEN 15.35 3 RAMSTACK 15 CAREY 15 SHREFFLER
16 50 DOTY 15.363 4 SLOTTEN 16 KEELAN 16 HEISS
17 ,02 RAMSTACK 15.366 5 TOWNSEND 17 LABROSSE
18 5W WALTERS 15.388 HT 4   18 QUINN
19 63 PERKINS 15.429 1 DOTY 19 DOTY
20 34 LeJEUNE 15.455 2 BOORSE 20 STRATTON
21 93 LAROSSE 15.476 3 STRATTON 21 DESELLE
22 21S SHREFFLER 15.481 4 SHREFFLER 22 LUNGREEN
23 49 SOMMERFELD 15.561 5 QUINN
24 0 HEISS 15.563 DASH      
25 99X CLAAS 15.627 1 COONS    
26 30 CAREY 15.628 2 HATTON    
27 43 LUEBKE 15.698 3 KUHN    
28 97 HOEGTED 15.783 4 WEISENSEL    
29 3A JENKINS 16.184 5 BOORSE    
30 87X DREHER 16.329 6 TOWNSEND    
31 2X STROEHLE 16.706        
32 2X SCHMIDT 17.249      
33 57 GOUGH 23.688    
34 19 STROEHLE NT    
35 17 KEELAN NT