Loyet scores fourth straight Badger Midget Victory

Brad LoyetBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., June 21, 2009---Brad Loyet scored his fourth straight Badger Midget Series victory, Sunday Night, capturing the 25-lap feature at Angell Park Speedway. It also marked the third straight runner-up finish for series points leader Scott Hatton.
Bubba Altig led Hatton at the start, while Loyet passed three cars on the opening lap moving into fifth position. Altig, Hatton and Jerry Coons Jr. opened up an advantage over the field, when the caution was displayed on lap 9, when fast qualifier Kody Swanson stalled exiting the track. During the caution Coons pitted for wheel repairs and rejoined the field in last place.
Loyet passed Hatton on a lap 10 restart for second place. Loyet pulled to Altig's rear bumper on lap 15, and drove under Altig to take the lead exiting Turn 4. Hatton took over second place, one lap later. The event was stopped on lap 20 when Chase Barber flipped several times entering Turn 1. Barber, alert and conscious, was transported to University Hospital-Madison for further observation
On the restart Loyet pulled to a three-car length advantage and held the distance over Hatton for the final five circuits. Brad Kuhn, Altig and Brandon Waelti completed the top five. Hatton holds a 30-point lead over Loyet in series standings heading into the June 28 event at Angell Park Park. In the event Loyet will try to become the first driver to win five straight Badger features in over 30-years.

QUAL       HT 1   B FEAT   A FEAT  
1 19K SWANSON 14.579 1 WAELTI 1 DESELLE 1 LOYET
2 90 BARBER 14.579 2 ALTIG 2 KUHN 2 HATTON
3 1 HESS 14.602 3 HESS 3 FUERST 3 KUHN
4 21K MAYHEW 14.692 4 SMITH 4 SMITH 4 ALTIG
5 o5 LOYET 14.752 5 THERKELSON 5 MAYHEW 5 WAELTI
6 3 WAELTI 14.766 HT 2   6 FISCUS 6 DESELLE
7 31 BUDRES 14.805 1 HATTON 7 ERFURTH 7 COONS
8 5 COONS 14.82 2 LOYET 8 PERKINS 8 HESS
9 19 DESELE 14.923 3 COONS 9 DULL 9 SMITH
10 7 FISCUS 14.926 4 BARBER 10 JOHNSON 10 FUERST
11 15 HATTON 14.942 5 DULL 11 DRANGMEISTER 11 SHREFFLER
12 57 ALTIG 14.992 HT 3 12 THERKELSON 12 FISCUS
13 41 KUHN 15.041 1 SWANSON 13 ERFURTH
14 28 FUERST 15.068 2 SHREFFLER 14 PERKINS
15 13 SMITH 15.205 3 BUDRES 15 MAYHEW
16 21S SHREFFLER 15.271 4 FISCUS 16 WALTERS
17 56 DULL 15.424 5 ERFURTH 17 DRAMGMEISTER
18 82 JOHNSON 15.549 DASH   18 BARBER
19 25 ERFURTH 15.657 1 BARBER 19 BUDRES
20 63 PERKINS 15.785 2 SMITH 20 SWANSON
21 11 THERKELSON 17.067 3 MAYHEW 21 DULL
22 76 DRANGMEISTER 17.597
23 5W WALTERS NT
24 7X FISCUS NT