Hatton holds off Coons at Angell Park

Scott HattonBy Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 5, 2009---Scott Hatton won his straight second feature holding off Jerry Coons Jr. to win the 25-lap Badger Midget Series Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The victory was Hatton's 33rd at the facility tying him with Billy Johnson for fifth place on the all-time track feature victory list. 
Two cautions during the first five laps kept the feature field close. One lap after the second restart, Hatton passed Brandon Waelti for the lead and began increasing his lead each circuit. Coons moved into second place on lap 9, and trailed Hatton by a straightaway. With ten laps remaining Coons had cut Hatton's lead in half. Hatton's blistering pace continued as he ran in heavy lapped traffic.
The caution appeared with two-laps remaining for a stalled car. On the restart Coons made an excellent charge at Hatton for the lead falling short on the first attempt. Coons then saved his final try for the victory exiting Turn 4 on the final lap falling short by one-car length. 
Hatton driving the Huston Solution Racing owned Stealth/Mopar No. 15 has finished all eleven series feature events this season in the top five. Coons, Brad Kuhn, Mike Hess, and Brandon Waelti completed the top five. Hatton now holds a 104-point lead over Brad Loyet in series points heading into the July 12 event at Angell Park Speedway. 

QUAL       HT 1   B-FEAT   A FEAT  
1 o5 LOYET 14.978 1 B.WAELTI 1 MAYHEW 1 HATTON
2 41 KUHN 15.057 2 COONS 2 FISCUS 2 COONS
3 5 COONS 15.104 3 HESS 3 FUERST 3 KUHN
4 21K MAYHEW 15.122 4 DULL 4 DULL 4 HESS
5 5D DAUM 15.151 5 DRANGMEISTER 5 ERFURTH 5 B.WAELTI
6 1 HESS 15.206 HT 2   6 THERKELSEN 6 HINES
7 19 DESELLE 15.231 1 HATTON 7 SHREFFLER 7 LOYET
8 15 HATTON 15.239 2 KUHN 8 DRANGMEISTER 8 DESELLE
9 3 B.WAELTI 15.259 3 DAUM 9 SMITH
10 13 SMITH 15.4 4 FISCUS 10 DAUM
11 24 HINES 15.403 5 THERKELSEN 11 FUERST
12 21S SHREFFLER 15.442 HT3 12 FISCUS
13 28 FUERST 15.465 1 LOYET 13 SHREFFLER
14 7 FISCUS 15.499 2 DESELLE 14 MAYHEW
15 56 DULL 15.676 3 SMITH 15 ERFURTH
16 25 ERFURTH 16.059 4 MAYHEW 16 THERKELSEN
17 11 THERKELSEN 17.276 5 ERFURTH 17 DULL
18 76 DRANGMEISTER 18.118 QUAL DASH   18 DRANGMEISTER
19 7X L.WAELTI 1 HINES
2 FISCUS
3 DULL
4 ERFURTH