Scott Hatton Makes It Two Straight At Angell Park

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Scott Hatton on his way to victory in Sunday's Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – Scott Hatton won the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway for the second-straight week.

Hatton set a new 20-lap track record, besting Bill Balog’s two-year old mark by over 15 seconds.

On the opening lap Hatton quickly moved from his inside row two starting position to take thelead. Third place running Casey Shuman retired from the event on the third lap. At the completion of lap five, Hatton held a 2.2 second lead over the group battling for second place that included Buddy Luebke, Robbie Ray and Kevin Olson.

Two laps later Hatton began lapping the tail of the field. At the half-point of the event, Hatton had increased his advantage over Ray to nearly a half-lap. Hatton ran the remainder of the event in lapped traffic, increasing his lead slightly every lap.

Hatton finished 9.16 seconds ahead of Ray driving his Stealth/Honda No. 1 for his 36th career feature victory at the track. Kevin Olson, Brad Greenup, and Kurt Mayhew completed the top-five.

“I had to be smooth and patient since I was in lapped traffic for so much of the race, the car was perfect the crew did a great job for me tonight,” said Hatton.

The finish:

Scott Hatton, Robbie Ray, Kevin Olson, Brad Greenup, Kurt Mayhew, Buddy Luebke, Kevin Olson, Mike Stroik, Zach Boden, Brian Peterson, Kyle Koch, Randy Reed, John Smith, Laura Smith, Don Bigelow, Casey Shuman.