Wallace takes home the E.H. Wolf &
Sons / Amoco Memorial Weekend Special!!
By Weyer / Margetta
2002; Slinger, WI - Jamie Wallace dominated the E. H. Wolf & Sons / Amoco
Memorial Day Weekend Special 80 lap late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super
My crew put a good car together, but I am telling you Dave
Teske was tough and Rich Loch got in there right at the end. I just tried to be smooth and
it worked out in the end.
Wallace started on the pole took the lead on the first lap. Wallace led every lap of the
feature, and survived 3 cautions for the win. The first caution flag flew on lap eleven
when a car became loose and spun in turn four.
On the restart Wallace jumped into the lead ahead of Mike Egan and Teske. Teske maneuvered
around Egan and tried to go to work on the inside of Wallace. As they battled for the lead
they began to pull away from the field. Eagan and Dennis Prunty tried to catch the dueling
pair bringing Loch with them. Loch took the bottom groove of the track and was able to
take the spot away from Prunty.
The gap began to narrow between the top four runners as they encountered lap traffic.
Wallace held the pack off of Teske, Eagan and Loch to claim the Mac Tools half way bonus
monies compliments of Dan Casey.
Just after Half way the caution flag flew again for another spin in turn one. On the
second restart, Teske gave Wallace a run for his money as he tried numerous times to get
him on the inside. Loch took advantaged of the situation and pulled away from Egan and
drafted Wallace ahead of Teske. Loch took the second spot away from Teske while Conrad
Morgan broke into the top five as the caution waved on lap 66.
Following the restart while running in third Dave Teske car broke and nearly hit the turn
3 & 4 wall, ending his best run this season. The remaining 20 laps were pressuring
laps as Rich Loch made a run on the inside, but came up short. Al Schill started from the
rear of the field, after his Semi feature transfer for third spot. David Prunty finished
fourth and Conrad Morgan came home fifth.
The 49 Late Models in attendance, allowed 2 transfer spots in the Semi-Feature battle for
the top. Scott Schoeni ran down early race leader Chris Peterson, and following a mid race
caution passed Peterson for the lead. Al Schill hounded Schoeni for the last 9 laps. Their
side by side battle allowed a close 3-way last lap fight for third, as Austin Konetski
nipped Chris Petersen and Chad Barker who finished fifth.
Other Late Model Action included Lance Bjorklund holding off Mike McCabe to win the Late
Model Conci. Conrad Morgan set fast time of 11.721 while Brad Mueller won the fast dash.
Dale Prunty found his way to victory lane twice by taking top honors in the 30 lap Midwest
Modified Feature and Fast Dash.
Greg Pawelski led the field until a caution flew on lap seven collecting the Mike Held. On
the restart fourth place Dale Prunty plummeted to second as he passed Matt Raudabaugh, and
Russ Grade. Caution flag flew again as Grade collected the turn four wall, making the
field scatter. On the restart Prunty lend the field to another caution when debris rolled
across the racetrack.
Once again the field lined up and ran another three laps to bring out
another caution when Ron Schmitt and Wes Biswell tangled in turn four. When the green flag
waived Prunty pulled away leaving Pawelski, and Dan Jung to battle for second with Jung
coming out on top. Jeff Holtz won fourth place honors along with setting fast time at
12.675 seconds. Eddie Grober survived a first lap spin and came back to finish fifth.
Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK
Roger Schmid topped the 20 lap Slinger Stinger feature to score another victory.
Nathan Fick led the field to the green with Jay Shambeau, and Scott Scholl following close
Dave Obermeyer worked his way up to second spot by working his way around the top
competitors. On the sixth lap a caution flag flew due to a spin. As the field resumed
Roger Schmid and Pat McIntee worked together and moved through traffic to claim the top
two spots. Obermeyer best the rest taking third place from Shambeau, and last weeks
feature winner David Pichler.
Pichler also won the Slinger stinger dash and Paul Wagner was the fastest qualifier with a
13.579 second lap around the high-banked ¼ mile oval.
Shane Becker won the Figure 8 race and Larry Williams was the winner of the Speedway Guest
Car event. Mike Cina of Hartford drove his Ford Escort GT to the victory in the Spectator
Elimination races. Jennifer Niggemeier won the Coca Cola Kids Club Party.