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Win Clinches Badger Title for Hatton

Scott HattonSun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 21, 2005- Scott Hatton clinched the 2005 Badger Midget Auto Racing Association season championship by winning the 50-lap feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The title is Hatton's third career, allowing him to join a group of five other drivers with three driving championships or more in the organizations 69-year history. Hattons becomes the first driver since Dan Boorse (1998-99) to win back-to-back series championships. 
Chad DeSelle jumped into the lead at the start, while Hatton passed five cars in the first four laps to move into second place. A stalled car on lap seven bunched up the field. On the restart Hatton shadowed DeSelle passing him for the lead as the pair exited turn two on the lap 9. 
Once in the lead Hatton stretched his lead, only to see cautions on laps 14 and 25 erase his two second-plus advantages. The final half of the race saw Hatton lapping the tail of the field, and maintaining his lead over DeSelle, as the two pulled away from the field. Hatton driving the Huston Solution Racing Stealth/Mopar#15 finished 1.577 seconds ahead of DeSelle for his seventh series feature victory of the season. Brandon Waelti, Nick Lundgreen and Rick Mueller completed the top five. 
Two races remain on the Badger schedule both at Angell ParkSpeedway. Sunday Night Aug. 28 will be the 5th annual Hall of Fame Midget Classic, and on Sept. 4 the 24th annual Fireman's Nationals presented by Pepsi.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 74 KUHN 14.958 1 McMURTRY 1 LUNDGREEN 1 HATTON
2 2 STRATTON 14.979 2 SHREFFLER 2 LIGHT 2 DESELLE
3 3 WAELTI 14.995 3 SOMMERFELD 3 MAYHEW 3 WAELTI
4 5 RAY 14.995 4 HOEGSTED 4 QUINN 4 LUNGREEN
5 15 HATTON 15.067 5 DULL 5 WALTER 5 MUELLER
6 43NZ QUINN 15.081 HT 2   6 SHREFFLER 6 WEISENSEL
7 10 LUECKERT 15.199 1 WAELTI 7 SOMMERFELD 7 LIGHT
8 99 WEISENSEL 15.22 2 KEELAN 8 LeJEUNE 8 QUINN
9 93 LAROSSE 15.229 3 FORBES 9 HOEGSTED 9 LUECKERT
10 8X PANKRATZ 15.234 4 MUELLER 10 LUEBKE 10 LABROSSE
11 6 DESELLE 15.237 5 LABROSSE 11 JORDAN 11 FORBES
12 21K MAYHEW 15.297 HT 3   12 FISCUS 12 MAYHEW
13 19 STROEHLE 15.301 1 DESELLE 13 RAMSTACK 13 KEELAN
14 40 LUNGREEN 15.302 2 HATTON 14 DULL 14 SHREFFLER
15 22 MUELLER 15.377 3 STRATTON 15 McMURTRY 15 WALTERS
16 34 LeJEUNE 15.385 4 SLOTTEN 16 STROEHLE
17 4 LIGHT 15.425 5 WEISENSEL 17 PANKRATZ
18 2 RAMSTACK 15.507 HT 4   18 SOMMERFELD
19 5W WALTERS 15.52 1 KUHN 19 STRATTON
20 87 SLOTTEN 15.522 2 BREWER 20 BREWER
21 17 KEELAN 15.538 3 STROEHLE 21 KUHN
22 96 BREWER 15.577 4 LUECKERT 22 SLOTTEN
23 7 FISCUS 15.614 5 PANKRATZ
24 95J FORBES 15.635 DASH      
25 49 SOMMERFELD 15.714 1 KUHN    
26 43 LUEBKE 15.812 2 RAY    
27 97 HOEGSTED 15.848 3 HATTON    
28 87X DULL 16.027 4 WAELTI    
29 8 JORDAN 16.062 5 STRATTON    
30 6X McMURTRY 16.116 6 QUINN    
31 21S SHREFFLER NT        
32 99X DULL NT