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Prunty takes victory over Schill at
Slinger Super Speedway!

By Weyer / Margetta

July 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 Schill’s winning streak to win the 60 lap late model feature.

“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.

Photo Highlights

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David Prunty (#1) scored his third Late Model feature win of the 2001 season at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Al Schill (#14) and Lowell Bennett (#2) engaged in a battle on the track.  The two are also sitting atop the standings. Schill would finish second tonight and closed on Bennett's point lead as Bennett claimed fourth.
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Late Model rookie Dennis Prunty (#42) ran wheel to wheel with Cindy Peterson (#36) for the lead during the opening laps of the Late Model feature event.\
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Brad Mueller (#89) took top honors in the Late Model dash this evening.
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Eric Fransen (#16) outqualified over 40 other cars to set fast time this evening in Late Model action.
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Jeff Holtz (#12) continues to dominate the Midwest Modifieds as he racked up his seventh feature win of the 2001 season.
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Brian Holtz (#3) and Dale Prunty (#17) spin during the opening laps of the Midwest Modified main event.
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Dale Prunty (#17) turned in a solid performance this evening setting quick time in the Midwest Modifieds and later finishing second in the feature race.
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Andy Monday (#6) topped the action in the visiting Wisconsin Sport Truck headliner.
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Slinger Stingers provided plenty of thrilling action this evening on the high-banked quarter mile paved oval.

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 Prunty’s 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 Feature.

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 finished fifth.

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 night’s 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 World’s Fastest 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.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

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Michael 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 8’s, Speedway Guest Cars and Spectator races. There will also be rides for Kids in Race Cars at Intermission.

Michael Harman Well Drilling and Pumps specializes in Rotary & Cable tool drilling for all your Commercial, Residential, Industrial, and Farm needs. They repair and service all makes and models. Call for your FREE Estimate at 966-7006 for your complete well drilling and pump service.

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 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