Prunty takes victory over Schill at
Slinger Super Speedway!
By Weyer / Margetta
29, 2001; Slinger, WI - The only driver to defeat Al Schill
at the Slinger Super Speedway over the past month has been David Prunty and that was the
case Sunday night as Prunty snapped Schills winning streak to win the 60 lap late
It was only 60 laps we had to check out, I had to get to the front early and just
keep going because Al (Schill) was coming, remarked Prunty after scoring his third
feature win of the season.
Cindy Peterson and Dennis Prunty led the field to the green flag and
ran side by side to trade the lead three times over the first six laps before Dennis
powered by on the outside to take sole possession of the top spot on lap seven.
Dennis was unable to keep his car in the bottom groove which allowed
Peterson to pull alongside and retake the lead on lap ten while Lowell Bennett, Charlie
Thon, David Prunty, and Schill battled for the remaining top five positions. Bennett and
David Prunty used the inside lane to work their way past Dennis to take second and third
on lap 16 as Peterson continued to lead. Schill made the move to the inside of Dennis a
few laps later and claimed the fourth position.
Peterson was able to hold Bennett at bay while Prunty went to work on the defending track
champion in an attempt to take over second. Prunty literally muscled his way by Bennett on
the inside on lap 22 and began to track down Peterson for the lead. Edging to the inside
of Peterson while exiting turn two on lap 26, Prunty made his car stick on the inside
groove and raced by Peterson to take the lead at the completion of lap 27. Bennett took
advantage of Pruntys move and grabbed the second spot one lap later dropping
Peterson into a battle with Schill for third.
Prunty scooted out to a four car length lead and collected the $100 Mac
Tools Bonus for leading halfway at lap 30 while Bennett, Peterson, and Schill staged a
brilliant three car battle for second behind him. Schill began his charge to the front by
taking third on lap 33 and then raced hard with Bennett while Prunty extended his lead.
Schill slipped to the inside of Bennett for second on lap 45 and Peterson followed suit to
drop Bennett to fourth.
Schill began to slowly close in on Prunty but could not catch him as the veteran driver
from Lomira scored his third feature win of the season. Peterson followed Schill to finish
third while Bennett and Brad Mueller rounded out the top five.
In other late model action, John Zimmerman held off John Mueller to win the 30- lap
Semi-feature and Scott Applin won the 12-lap consolation race. Brad Mueller won the fast
dash and Eric Fransen was the fastest qualifier at 11.801 seconds.
Jeff Holtz racked up his seventh feature win of the season in the 30-lap Midwest Modified
The event got off to a rocky start when contact between front row starters Steve Lurvey
and Gregg Pawelski bunched up the field and sent John Kruschel, Russ Grade, and Brian
Holtz into the turn one wall before a lap could be completed. Lurvey and Pawelski were
placed at the rear of the field for the complete restart which moved Holtz into the inside
second row position.
By the end of the first lap, Holtz had shot around Andy Evraets and Kevin
Kenealy and assumed the lead. Once out front Holtz began to check out on the field as
Larry Reihbrandt and Dale Prunty battled for second. Brian Holtz made repairs from his
first lap crash and rejoined the race between Jeff Holtz and the second and third place
cars as caution waved again when Chris Petersen began to leak fluid on the track.
On the restart, a lapped car created havoc with the second and third place cars, which
resulted in B. Holtz and Prunty spinning in turn three. B. Holtz was relegated to the pit
area by track officials for his involvement in the incident and Prunty lined up for the
restart in second behind Jeff Holtz and in front of Reihbrandt. Even with the lapped car
out of the picture, no one was able to catch Jeff Holtz who forged ahead to score his
seventh feature win of the season. Prunty finished second and Reihbrandt was third while
Kenealy and Dan Jung rounded out the top five.
In other Midwest modified action, Kenealy won the dash and Prunty set fast time with a lap
of 12.514 seconds.
Pat McIntee celebrated his birthday with a win in the 18 lap Slinger stinger feature.
Jimmie Evans and Kurt Brown swapped the lead during the opening laps as McIntee charged
from deep in the field to take fourth place by lap three. Dave Obermeyer had part of the
exhaust system fall from his car and Brian Henry lost a tire to bring out the red flag
with Evans leading Jay Bleskin, Nathan Fick, and McIntee. On the restart, newcomer Herb
Haldemann and James Littrell tangled in turn one to slow the field once again.
Bleskin was able to charge past Evans on the restart to take over the
position while Joe DeStefano Sr. and McIntee also passed Evans for the second and third
spots. Bleskin suddenly slowed while leading on lap six, moving DeStefano into the lead.
McIntee powered by three laps later and led the rest of the way to the finish as Paul
Wagner passed DeStefano to finish second. Roger Schimd was fourth and Jason Feyereisen
In other Slinger Stinger action, Haldemann and Evans each won a heat race and Wagner was
the fastest qualifier at 13.465 seconds.
Andy Monday won the 20 lap feature for the visiting sport trucks as the series raced on
the Slinger high banks for the first time. Robyn Wussow was the nights fastest
qualifier and finished second ahead of John Meidam and Rob Vandermoss. Dan Vixer finished
fifth as the drivers put on an impressive show by running three and four wide around the
Worlds Fastest ¼ mile oval.
Mike Newlin won the Figure 8 event and Team Cruiser races were won by Rob and Bryan Myers
and P.J. and Aaron Cain. Frank Verhunce won the Spectator Elimination race and Ken Morris
was the Speedway Guest Car winner. One lucky fan also took home the AAL Fan Challenge
Monies of $100.00 for picking the late model feature winner of the evening.
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Hartman Well Drilling & Pumps at Slinger
plus Rides for Kids in Race Cars!
By Weyer / Margetta
Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday Night, August 5, Michael Hartman Well
Drilling & Pumps presents a 65 lap late model feature and full racing program in the
Late Models, Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stingers, Team Cruisers, Figure 8s, Speedway
Guest Cars and Spectator races. There will also be rides for Kids in Race Cars at
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Spectator gates open at 4: 45 p.m. for the Sunday event with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and
racing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Slinger Super Speedway is located ¼ mile West of
Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For more information, call the track office during
normal business hours M-F 9-5 at (262) 644-5921. Check out the new track website for
upcoming events and race programs at www.slingersuperspeedway.com