Hatton scores #1 at Beaver Dam

By Bryan Gapinski
Beaver Dam, Wis., Aug. 28--- Scott Hatton captured the Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Racing Series 20-lap feature Saturday Night at Beaver Dam Raceway. The victory was the first of the season for the four-time Badger Champion.
Hatton suffered engine problems leading his heat race in his primary car. Hatton used his back-up car and started in the last position (15th) in the feature. Travis Berryhill jumped into the lead at the start. Hatton moved into the top five on Lap 6. Two laps later Hatton improved to fourth place.
Mike Hess passed Courtney Erfurth for second place on Lap 9. One lap later at the midway point Berryhill held a half straightaway lead over Hess. With five laps remaining Berryhill's lead grew to nearly six seconds, when the caution appeared for a spun car. On the restart Hess stayed on Berryhill's rear bumper.Hess took the lead crossing the start/finish line to complete Lap 17. Entering Turn 1 the pair made slight contact, causing both to slow momentarily.Hatton running a higher groove passed both to take the lead exiting Turn 2.
Another caution with two laps remaining bunched up the field. Berryhill drew event with Hatton, when the white flag was displayed. But his last lap effort fell two-car lengths short at the finish. Hatton driving the Huston Solution owned Stealth/Mopar No. 15 finished ahead of Berryhill, Hess, Erfurth and Rich Camfield. The Badger season concludes next Saturday Sep. 4 at Beaver Dam Raceway.

QUAL       HT 1   A FEAT  
1 57 ROBINSON 17.063 1 HESS 1 HATTON
2 4 HESS 17.194 2 CAMFIELD 2 BERRYHILL
3 19 BERRYHILL 17.328 3 SHREFFLER 3 HESS
4 25 ERFURTH 17.374 4 ERFURTH 4 ERFURTH
5 41 WAELTI 17.463 5 FISCUS 5 CAMFIELD
6 6 FISCUS 17.538 HT 2   6 FISCUS
7 15 HATTON 17.567 1 BERRYHILL 7 WAELTI
8 28 FUERST 17.596 2 WAELTI 8 FUERST
9 91 KING 17.622 3 ROBINSON 9 SHREFFLER
10 5 CAMFIELD 17.661 4 TERRY 10 TERRY
11 82 JOHNSON 17.691 5 WISENSEL 11 JOHNSON
12 21 SHREFFLER 18.121 12 THERKELSEN
13 20 WISENSEL 18.201 13 WISENSEL
14 11 THERKELSEN 18.403 14 KING
15 19X IMHOFF 20.039 15 ROBINSON
16 15X NT