Hatton snaps Loyet streak to win Thiel Memorial

Scott HattonBy Bryan Gapinski Beaver Dam, Wis., July 3, 2009---Scott Hatton increased his Badger Midget Series points lead, capturing the 8th annual Mid State Equipment Sue Thiel Memorial Friday Night at Dodge County Fairgrounds. Hatton's victory snapped Brad Loyet's series record tying five-feature win streak.
Eric Johnson flipped on the opening lap of the feature, escaping injury. Chad DeSelle took the lead on the complete restart closely followed by Mike Hess and Hatton. The field was bunched up for a debris caution on lap 5. On the restart Hatton ran on the rear bumper of DeSelle and made a great pass using multi-grooves to take the lead exiting Turn 2 on lap 9. 
Loyet set fast time and won his heat race, but started from the tail of the field in his back-up car, and was running third behind Hatton and Hess on lap 13, when he slowed on the track retiring from the event. On the restart lap Hess made two attempts to pass Hatton for the lead, each coming up short. 
Hatton then cruised unchallenged for the remainder of the race. Hatton driving the Huston Solution owned Stealth/Mopar No. 15 finished 4.15 seconds ahead of Hess followed by Aussie Matt Smith, DeSelle, and Tim Noble. 

QUAL       HT 1   A FEAT  
1 o5 LOYET 21.051 1 HESS 1 HATTON
2 1 HESS 21.529 2 SMITH 2 HESS
3 15 HATTON 21.728 3 ERFURTH 3 SMITH
4 19 DESELE 21.755 4 DESELLE 4 DESELLE
5 7 FISCUS 21.919 5 JOHNSON 5 NOBLE
6 31 BUDRES 21.921 HT 2   6 FISCUS
7 71 NOBLE 22.053 1 LOYET 7 SHREFFLER
8 13 SMITH 22.081 2 HATTON 8 DULL
9 21s SHREFFLER 2.365 3 SHREFFLER 9 ERFURTH
10 25 ERFURTH 22.535 4 NOBLE 10 LOYET
11 56 DULL 22.648 5 DULL 11 JOHNSON
12 82 JOHNSON 22.817
13 o5x LOYET NT