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Bennett back in victory lane lane in Hartman Well Drilling & Pumps 65 at Slinger Super Speedway!
By Weyer / Margetta

August 5, 2001; Slinger, WI - Current point leader and defending track champion Lowell Bennett got to the front of the field early on and captured his third late model feature win of the season in front of a fast closing Al Schill in the Michael Hartman Well Drilling & Pumps 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“I just tried to get out front and cruise, what a week for Bennett Racing,” exclaimed an excited Bennett from victory lane. “These other guys are tough, Albert (Schill) and the Pruntys (David & Dennis), they definitely make me earn my keeps here,” continued Bennett who extended his point lead in the battle for the track championship over Schill with the win.

Photo Highlights

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Lowell Bennett (#2) took an early lead in the 65 Lap Late Model main event and then held on for his third feature victory of the 2001 season here at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Pete Weidmeyer (#22) topped the action this evening in the Late Model Semi-Feature event, earning the right to transfer to the feature race.
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David Prunty (#1) bested 40 other competitors for fat qualifying honors in the Late Model division.  He would later take fourth in the main event.
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In spite of an accident earlier in the evening, Jeff Holtz (#12) was able to make his way to the winner's circle for the 8th time this season in Midwest Modified feature action.
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Going for the lead, Jeff Holtz slips under Dan Miller (#33) for the top spot on his way to winning the Midwest Modified main event.
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Alan Keppert (#7) had a mechanical failure result in a hard impact with the wall during the Midwest Modified main event. 
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Dale Prunty (#17) set fast time for the second straight week in Midwest Modified action.
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Jason Feyereisen (#90) captured a Slinger Stinger heat and later came back to finish fourth in the feature contest.
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Mark and Ken Fogel (#27) have continued to be tough to beat in 2-Man Cruiser action on the high banked Slinger Super Speedway.

Dennis Prunty started on the pole and shot out to pace the field for the opening laps as Florian Wisinski, Chris Ratajczyk, Bennett, and Cindy Peterson ran side by side for position behind him. While Prunty ran alone out front, Bennett was able to poke his way to the outside of Ratajczyk and Wisinski to take second on lap 19 as Eric Fransen, Conrad Morgan, and Brad Mueller joined the lead group. Bennett caught Prunty on lap 25 and used an inside pass to take the lead while Fransen, Morgan, and Mueller worked their way to take the third through fifth spots.

Bennett led at the halfway mark and collected the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus as Morgan, Mueller, and Fransen began to work on Prunty for second. Fransen experienced mechanical problems on lap 36 and headed to the pit area while Morgan eventually made his way around Prunty for second on lap 42. Fred Winn’s incident with the turn three wall brought out the caution flag. During the slow-down, Morgan relinquished his second position when he developed mechanical problems and retired to the pit area.

Bennett led on the restart over Prunty and Mueller who found themselves embroiled in a battle for position with Schill who had charged through the field from the 21st and final starting slot. Schill stood by and watched as Mueller pressured Prunty on both the high and low sides for second, having momentarily gained the position on lap 47 before spinning in the second turn as the result of some hard racing between the two to bring out the caution flag.

Schill lined up for the restart in second place as two lapped cars provided a buffer between himself and the leader, Bennett. As the race resumed, Bennett took off to a substantial lead as Schill dispatched the lapped machines a few circuits later. With clear traffic in front of him, Schill was able to gradually close in on Bennett but could not get close enough to mount a challenge as Bennett scored his third feature win of the season. Dennis Prunty held off his brother David in a close finish for the fourth spot and Ratajczyk completed a strong run with a season-best fifth place finish.

In other late model action, Pete Wiedmeyer held off Joe Gross and Wes Biswell to win the 30-lap semi-feature and Scott Schoeni won the 12-lap consi. Bennett was the top finisher in the fast dash and David Prunty led late model qualifying with a lap at 11.707 seconds.

Jeff Holtz continued to set the Midwest modified division on fire as he won his eighth 30-lap feature of the year after nearly destroying his car in an accident during the dash earlier in the evening.

After completely tearing off the back end of the car in that incident, Holtz’s crew, with help from many crew members from other modified teams, worked feverishly and used the rear end of his brother, Brian’s modified to repair his car in time to start the feature.

Pole-sitter Dan Miller led the opening laps of the event as Andy Evraets, Alan Keppert, and Kevin Kenealy followed close behind while Dan Jung and Holtz began to move through the field. Keppert and Evraets made slight contact on the backstretch and Keppert’s throttle appeared to stick as he crashed hard into the wall in turn four to bring out the red flag. Keppert appeared alert and was talking with safety officials following the crash but he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for precautionary reasons.

Miller maintained his lead on the restart as Jung and Holtz raced by Kenealy and Evraets to claim second and third. Holtz used a lapped car to pick Jung on lap 13 and move into second place as Miller continued to lead. Two laps later, Holtz found his way around Miller to lead the event at its halfway point. The caution flag appeared again on lap 16 when fast qualifier Dale Prunty and Lenny Gallenberg III tangled in turn two. Once out front on the restart, Holtz pulled away to a sizeable advantage and raced to his eighth feature win of the season. Miller held off Jung to finish second as Kenealy and Evraets rounded out the top five.

In other Midwest modified action, Keppert was the winner of the dash and Prunty’s lap of 12.539 seconds made him the night’s fastest qualifier.

Todd Gehring won his first Slinger stinger feature in a race that was shortened to 12 laps due to time constraints by holding off Roger Schmid and Pat McIntee at the finish. Jason Feyereisen and Jimmie Evans were fourth and fifth respectively.

Feyereisen and Kurt Brown each won Slinger stinger heat races earlier in the evening and McIntee was the fastest qualifier at 13.485 seconds.

Shane Becker won a wild 12 car Figure 8 event that featured numerous lead changes in the course of ten laps and the tandem of Mark and Ken Fogel won a Team Cruiser race.

The team of Mark and Dan Jung appeared to win the second Team Cruiser race but were later disqualified after failing post-race technical inspection. Kyle Hartman drove to an impressive win in the Speedway Guest car event and Rick Schaefer topped the Spectator Elimination races in his 1990 Pontiac Firebird. Larry Lacoun of Milwaukee won the AAL Fan Challenge of $100.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

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76 Racing presents Fan Appreciation night at Slinger Super Speedway!
By Weyer / Margetta

Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday night, August 12th, 76 Racing presents Fan Appreciation Night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

The evening will be highlighted by a 65 lap late model feature and will also include a full racing program in the Late Models, Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stingers, Team Cruisers, Figure 8’s, Speedway Guest Cars and Spectator races. The Super Mini-Cups will also be in action as they will make a special appearance at the track.

As part of the Fan Appreciation Night celebration there will be free beer and soda available for fans after the races and the first 300 adults will receive a free Slinger Speedway cap when they enter the spectator gate. Slinger Super Speedway will also have other special giveaways for the fans throughout the night.

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 on upcoming events and race programs, call the track office during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (262) 644-5921 at www.slingersuperspeedway.com