Victory Number Three for Hatton 

Scott HattonBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 10, 2008---Three-time series Champion Scott Hatton, captured the 30-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The victory was the third for Hatton this season, and moved him into second place in series points.
As the field was about to complete the first lap, series points leader Mike Hess flipped, ending his quest for a third straight feature victory. A complete restart saw Tim Noble jumping into the lead, with Hatton moving into third place on lap 3. Three circuits later Hatton moved into second, and began to close on Noble's lead.
Entering Turn 3 on lap 10, Hatton took the lead. Noble stayed on Hatton's rear bumper and with lapped traffic in front of the leaders, Noble regained the lead on lap 16, leading two more laps before surrending the top position to Hatton. Bubba Altig passed Noble for second place on lap 22, and began cutting into Hatton's lead. Heavy lapped traffic during the final few laps narrowed Hatton's advantage.
Hatton driving the Huston Solution Racing Stealth/Mopar No. 15 finished 1.03 seconds ahead of Altig. Austrian Adam Clarke, who started in the last row, finished third, with Noble and trophy dash winner Chad DeSelle completing the top five. Hatton's winning time was less than three seconds off the existing track record set by Larry Rice in 1970. 
Hess now holds a 150-point lead over Hatton, with Brandon Waelti trailing in third place by an additional two points. The next event will be the Cornfest 50-lap event at the track on Aug. 17.

Feature Lap Leaders: Noble 1-10, Hatton 11-15, Noble 16-18, Hatton 19-30.
*Hess flipped on lap 1 of feature, uninjured.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 4 HESS 14.737 1 WAELTI 1 DESELLE 1 HATTON
2 3 WAELTI 15.043 2 WIPPERFURTH 2 WALTERS 2 ALTIG
3 67 ALTIG 15.047 3 HATTON 3 NOBLE 3 CLARKE
4 57 DESELLE 15.057 4 GOUGH 4 FISCUS 4 NOBLE
5 3R RAY 15.083 5 DESELLE 5 GOUGH 5 DESELLE
6 15 HATTON 15.088 HT 2   6 LEJUENE 6 RAY
7 13 CLARKE 15.181 1 HESS 7 LUEBKE 7 FISCUS
8 14 GOUGH 15.25 2 RAY 8 IRWIN 8 GOUGH
9 5W WALTERS 15.263 3 ALTIG 9 CLARKE 9 IRWIN
10 7 FISCUS 15.276 4 CLARKE 10 MAYHEW
11 71 NOBLE 15.285 5 WALTERS 11 LUEBKE
12 19 WIPPERFURTH 15.409 DASH 12 LEJUENE
13 34 LEJUENE 15.439 1 DESELLE 13 WIPPERFURTH
14 43 LUEBKE 15.586 2 WAELTI 14 WALTERS
15 21K MAYHEW 5.63 3 ALTIG 15 BUDRES
16 56 DULL 15.933 4 HESS 16 WAELTI
17 31 BUDRES 16.868 17 HESS
18 79 IRWIN 17.734  
19 7W NT
20 15X NT