Bennett foils Prunty's chance of repeating at Slinger!
By Lanae Weyer

May 28, 2000; Slinger, WI - Dan Beer's from Amoco waved the green flag to start the 20 car field and last weeks feature winner David Prunty (Lomira) looked to repeat in the EH Wolf and Sons Amoco Memorial Weekend Special until two late race cautions set up a heated fight between Lowell Bennett (Neenah) and Prunty. The former track champion took the victory over Prunty as they out ran Al Schill (Franklin), Donavan Morgan (Oconomowoc), and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) in the 80 lap Memorial Day Late Model Feature.

52800d.jpg (21629 bytes) Lowell Bennett (#2) scored his first Late Model feature win of the season in the E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day 80.

He is joined in victory lane by;Front Row L-R: Ethan Wolf, Brennen Herther
Back Row L-R: Dan Beers, Craig Wolf, Rachel Wolf, Jennifer Lynn (Miss SSS),
Bennett, Minette Wolf, Ed Wolf.

Early feature leader Donavan Morgan  (Oconomowoc) took an early lead passing John Zimmerman (Markesan). While Prunty also found his way into second and made a pass on Morgan on lap 12. Caution waved on Lap 26 when Conrad Morgan (Waukesha) lost the left front wheel of his machine causing the 6 time track champion to brush the wall in turn four. After the restart Prunty pulled to a full straight away lead and claimed the Mac Tools Half-Way Challenge while Lowell Bennett (Neenah) worked his way around Al Schill (Franklin) on lap 41 to take the second position.

Much like last week David Prunty (#1) found himself in a late race battle with Lowell Bennett (#2) as he tries to hold the top spot late in the Memorial 80 lap feature at Slinger.  Bennett would make the pass, crossing the finish line one car length ahead of Prunty. 52800b.jpg (15036 bytes)

Bennett was unable to cut into Prunty's lead until a caution on lap 59 bunched the field back up. The restart saw David Prunty  and Lowell Bennett pull away from Schill. Prunty was running like a dog with Bennett as his tail, once again the caution waived for the last time with 8 laps to go. When green flag racing resumed Prunty had a mirror full of Lowell Bennett as after slight contact Bennett worked his way around taking the lead on lap 73 with Prunty, Al Schill, Donavan Morgan (Oconomowoc), and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) rounding out the top five.

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Defending track champ Conrad Morgan (#92) had mechanical problems and tagged the wall.

In other Late Model action, the Semi-feature saw Dan Mills (Menomonee Falls) outrun the cars of Scott Schoeni (Slinger), and Todd Thelen (Oconomowoc) as they battled for second place for a spot to advance to the feature. Schoeni held off the last lap charge of Todd Thelen. Scott Patrick (Dousman) won the Consolation  race with Wayne Freimund (West Allis) following on his bumper
in the 20 lap shoot out, Jamie Wallace (Pell Lake) won the 8 lap Mac Tools Trophy Dash for the Late Models and Lowell Bennett (Neenah) clocked fast time with a lap of 11.694 seconds.

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Dennis Prunty celebrates his EH Wolf Memorial feature.  Prunty address's  the crowd with his familiar DDP salute.

Dennis Prunty (Allenton) won the 30 lap Midwest modified feature after making an inside move on second place finisher Chris Peterson (Cedarburg). Prunty took the lead and following a caution on lap 14 outran his brother Dale Prunty (Allenton), Brian Holtz (Franklin)and Larry Reihbrandt (Wauwatosa). This is the reining track champions second win of the season. Dale Prunty (Allenton) was the fast qualifier for a third time this season with a lap of 12.555 seconds and Alan Keppert (West Bend) won the 8 lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Trophy Dash.

The main story of the night was the domination of rest of the events as Dan Jung won the eight lap Slinger Stinger heat race. He also won the Slinger Stinger feature and the Figure 8 feature. Dan scored his second win of the night as he took an early race lead over David Beck (Butler)and Lyle
Messinger (Milwaukee). Messinger worked the outside groove and moved into the second spot until a cluster of lap traffic set-up a classic 3 car battle for second. The heated battle saw Bill Shavlik (West Bend) making a move around the pair as Beck, Messinger, and Brad Hartman (North Lake) rounded out the top five. Hartman had previous won one of the eight lap heat race though Bill Shavlik (West Bend) set fast time at 13.671 seconds.

52800a.jpg (20340 bytes) Ready to rumble!!  A full pack of team Cruisers is set to challenge the high-banked quarter-mile paved oval.   In each car are a pair of "pilots".  One operates the steering and the brake, while the other operates the gas pedal.

The Team Cruiser 10 lap feature bumper car expedition was claimed by Rob and Brian Meyers after a red flag in the action they teamed up to win the victory. The Suburban Motors Speedway guest car races were driven by the E. H. Wolf and Amoco representatives for the 6 lap fight, with Bob Schaefer to grease his way to the top for the feature win. The Spectator Elimination Race was
won by Tim Osowski.

Mobil Presents the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic
 This Sunday at the Slinger Super Speedway!

Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday night, June 4th,  Mobil presents the first  round of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic at the Slinger Super Speedway. The evening, which will be highlighted by twin 50 lap late model features for no increase in admission along with a full racing program in all seven divisions, is the opening round of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic, a series of three events scheduled throughout the year for late model drivers.

The Midwest Modifieds are an exciting part of the Sunday Night program.  Here Dennis Prunty (#1) races past early leader #72 Mike Held this past Sunday.  Prunty, the defending division champion, cruised to the checker, his third of the season during the program. 52800e.jpg (15954 bytes)

Kids 12 and under in attendance are eligible to participate in the Coca-Cola 500 Big Wheel races  and will also be eligible for a drawing for a free bicycle to be given away at intermission.

Spectator gates open at 4:45 p.m. with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing set to begin at 7 p.m.  Spectators can race on the Worlds fastest 1/4 mile high banked oval with one of our cars that we provide for you, for more information on the Speedway Guest Cars an  any event at the track, contact the Slinger Speedway Track Office during normal business hours at (262) 644-5921 or visit the brand new website at

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Rusty Wallace Special held on June 13th brought to you by Gordie Boucher Ford of West Bend. The night's events begin with gates opening at 4:45, Time Trials at 5:15 and racing action at 7pm. For more information check the web suite or call the track
office at 262-644-5921.

Slinger Super Speedway is also stepping up on their giveaways for the new Millennium. Three grand prizes this season including a T.V., Trip to Vegas, and the big prize of a Sporty Sonoma step side 2000 GMC truck located by the main entrance of the track. For all race fans that purchase a ticket for the races we keep the one half and put it into a hopper and then at the end of the season we draw the winner the winner must have their ticket stub to win, so hold onto your regular season ticket stubs for the drawing of the truck on September 17th. No purchase necessary see track box office for details.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer  CLICK HERE