Hess increases Badger points lead with Angell Park win 

Jerry Coons JrBy Bryan Gapinskim Sun Prairie, Wis., July 20, 2008---Mike Hess increased his series points lead by capturing the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The victory was his third of the season, in Badger competition.
Aaron Fiscus took the lead at the start, while Hess passed three cars in the opening lap advancing to fourth place. On the second lap a four car accident blocked the track forcing the event to be stopped. The restart saw Hess improve his position each lap, closing to Fiscus's rear bumper on lap 5.
Hess passed Fiscus for the lead on the backstretch on the next lap, and within three laps held a five-car advantage. A stalled car brought out the caution flagon lap 10. On the restart fast qualifier Michael Pickens moved into second place. Hess and Pickens both running on the cushion quickly pulled away from the field. Hess maintained a two-car length lead as the pair began lapping slower cars on lap 22.
Hess and Pickens held a straightaway lead over third place, when Pickens slowed and retired from the event with three laps remaining. Hess appeared headed for an easy victory when Bryon Walters hit the backstretch wall and flipped several times on lap 28. The two-lap shootout saw Hess take advantage of two lapped cars between himself and second place Scott Hatton on the restart. 
Hess driving the Jerry Hardy owned Buzzard/Hawk Chevrolet#4 finished two-car lengths ahead of Hatton at the finish. Bubba Atig, Robbie Ray, and Brandon Waelti completed the top five. Hess currently leads Waelti by 133 points heading into the Aug. 3 event at Angell Park.
Feature Lap Leaders: Fiscus 1-5, Hess 6-30.
*Walters flipped on lap 28 of feature, uninjured.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 2 PICKENS 14.719 1 WAELTI 1 PICKENS 1 HESS
2 67 ALTIG 14.872 2 WIPPERFURTH 2 RAY 2 HATTON
3 14AU SMITH 14.898 3 KEELAN 3 SMITH 3 ALTIG
4 13 CLARKE 14.95 4 SMITH 4 NOBLE 4 RAY
5 4 HESS 15.018 5 RAY 5 DESELLE 5 WAELTI
6 3R RAY 15.064 HT 2   6 MAYHEW 6 SMITH
7 1 HATTON 15.068 1 WALTERS 7 BUDRES 7 NOBLE
8 71 NOBLE 15.104 2 FISCUS 8 MALONE 8 GOUGH
9 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.124 3 HESS 9 IRWIN 9 IRWIN
10 14 GOUGH 15.129 4 ALTIG 10 ALTIG 10 BUDRES
11 7 FISCUS 15.151 5 NOBLE 11 PICKENS
12 21K MAYHEW 15.212 HT 3 12 FISCUS
13 57 DESELLE 15.231 1 CLARKE 13 WALTERS
14 5W WALTERS 15.246 2 HATTON 14 KEELAN
15 3 WAELTI 15.293 3 GOUGH 15 MALONE
16 41 MALONE 15.296 4 IRWIN 16 DESELLE
17 31 BUDRES 15.376 5 PICKENS 17 MAYHEW
18 17 KEELAN 15.56 HT 4   18 WIPPERFURTH
19 79 IRWIN NT 1 ALTIG 19 CLARKE
20 15X NT 2 RAY
3 NOBLE
4 MALONE
5 SMITH