Hess dominates Angell Park Field for victory #3

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie,Wis., July 19, 2009---Mike Hess scored a wire-to-wire victory Sunday Night, capturing the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway. The event also marked the second straight week the feature went non-stop.
Hess quickly jumped into the lead at start from his outside front row starting position. By lap 5 Hess enjoyed a two second advantage over Matt Smith. Two laps later fast qualifier Scott Hatton moved into second position. Hess began lapping slower cars on lap 10. Despite running in heavy lapped traffic Hess increased his lead over Hatton and Brad Kuhn as the pair waged a torrid battle for second position.
Running the cushion Hess continued his march through the field, lapping up to seventh place by the finish of the race. Hatton narrowed Hess's lead in the final four laps. Hess driving the Jerry Hardy owned Buzzard/Hawk No. 1 finished 1.36 seconds ahead of Hatton, followed by Kuhn, Smith and Brad Loyet.
" The car was perfect and we had to take advantage of starting up front this week" commented Hess after the victory. Hatton leads Loyet by 125 points, with Hess winner of two straight events now trailing by an additional 22 points heading into the July 26 event at Angell Park Speedway.

QUAL       HT 1   QUAL DASH A FEAT  
1 15 HATTON 14.847 1 DESELLE 1 SMITH 1 HESS
2 57 ALTIG 14.877 2 HAGEN 2 KUHN 2 HATTON
3 3 HAGEN 14.938 3 FIKE 3 WALTERS 3 KUHN
4 7 FISCUS 14.974 4 SMITH 4 ERFURTH 4 SMITH
5 41 KUHN 14.978 5 SLOTTEN     5 LOYET
6 3A FIKE 15.106 HT 2       6 ALTIG
7 1 HESS 15.185 1 LOYET 7 DESELLE
8 o5 LOYET 15.219 2 ALTIG 8 FISCUS
9 19 DESELLE 15.254 3 DULL 9 OLSON
10 5 WALTERS 15.298 4 ERFURTH 10 DULL
11 25 ERFURTH 15.365 5 KUHN 11 MAYHEW
12 13 SMITH 15.367 HT 3 B-FEAT   12 WALTERS
13 1H OLSON 15.438 1 HESS 1 KUHN 13 SHREFFLER
14 56 DULL 15.476 2 HATTON 2 OLSON 14 SLOTTEN
15 21S SHREFFLER 15.582 3 FISCUS 3 MAYHEW 15 ERFUTH
16 21K MYHEW 15.587 4 WALTERS 4 ERFURTH 16 JOHNSON
17 82 JOHNSON 15.769 5 OLSON 5 JOHNSON 17 FIKE
18 87 SLOTTEN 15.928     6 SLOTTEN 18 DRANGMEISTER
19 99 GOUGH 16.354     19 HAGEN
20 76 DRANGMEISTER 17.411