Loyet wins three-car battle at Wilmot

Brad LoyetBy Bryan Gapinski Wilmot, Wis., June 13, 2009---Brad Loyet edged Scott Hatton and Mike Hess in a torrid three-car battle to win the "Fourth annual Salute to Harry Turner", 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Saturday Night at Wilmot Raceway. The event featured five official lead changes.
Polesitter Bryon Walters paced the first five laps, which were slowed by three caution flags. On the restart Hatton took the lead, while Loyet improved one position per lap moving into second on lap 8 behind Hatton. Loyet edged Hatton at the start/finish line to lead lap 10, before giving the lead back to Hatton, with Hess trailing by one car length. 
Following a lap 12 restart, Loyet used the high side pass moving around Hatton for the lead.Hess moved into second position four laps later. The trio broke away from the remainder of the field and were never separated by more than two-car lengths. Hatton repassed Hess for second position, with five laps remaining and pulled to Loyet's rear bumper on several occasions but couldn't executed a pass for the lead.
Loyet driving the Loyet Motorsports owned Spike/Ford-Esslinger No. 05 finished two-car lengths ahead of Hatton, with Hess trailing by an additional car-length in third place. Chad DeSelle, and Aaron Fiscus completed the top five. Earlier in the night Loyet and Hess turned the first-sub 15 second laps at the track, with Loyet topping Brad Kuhn's three-year old qualifying track record. 

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 o5 LOYET 14.755 1 DESELLE 1 BUDRES 1 LOYET
2 1 HESS 14.967 2 HESS 2 JOHNSON 2 HATTON
3 15 HATTON 15.052 3 FISCUS 3 ERFURTH 3 HESS
4 19 DESELLE 15.186 4 WALTERS 4 DULL 4 DESELLE
5 21S SHREFFLER 15.196 5 JOHNSON 5 THERKELSON 5 FISCUS
6 7 FISCUS 15.247 HT 2   6 PERKINS 6 WALTERS
7 57 ALTIG 15.275 1 HATTON 7 ALTIG
8 31 BUDRES 15.311 2 LOYET 8 BUDRES
9 56 DULL 15.479 3 ALTIG 9 DULL
10 5w WALTERS 15.514 4 SHREFFLER 10 ERFURTH
11 28 FUERST 15.567 5 ERFURTH 11 KAISER
12 82 JOHNSON 15.655 12 THERKELSON
13 25 ERFURTH 15.939 13 SHREFFLER
14 63 PERKINS 16.346 14 JOHNSON
15 17 KAISER 16.419 15 PERKINS
16 11 THERKELSON 17.565
17 13 SMITH NT