Its All Schill in the Enders
Construction Design 2 Construct 75 !!
By Weyer / Margetta
2002; Slinger, WI - Al Schill turned back all challengers and led nearly every
lap to score his first feature win of the season in the Enders Construction/Design 2
Construct 75 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Schill began the event from the outside of the front row and raced
alongside Dave Teske at the front of the field during the opening laps before powering by
on the outside to take sole possession of the lead on lap three. Schill moved ahead to a
sizeable advantage over Teske by lap 16 as Cindy Peterson, Conrad Morgan, and David Prunty
raced for third. A spin by Toby Rott in turn one produced the first of many caution flags
and erased Schills lead.
Schill had his car working on the inside lane of the speedway for the restart as Teske and
Peterson followed while Morgan tried the outside lane in a bid to get around Peterson for
second. Peterson held her ground on the inside while Morgan remained persistent on the
outside and eventually took over the position on lap 23.
Further back in the field, Dennis Prunty drifted wide in turn two while
running sixth and lost positions, dropping back into a side-by-side battle with Rich Loch.
The fender-rubbing duel ended the next lap when Prunty sailed into the third turn wall,
drawing a caution flag and sending Loch to the rear of the field for the restart.
Schill once again proved to be strong on the inside and maintained his lead as Morgan
began to work to get around Teske for second. Morgan took over second and Peterson
captured third as Teske was kicked back two positions while Schill led at the halfway
point to collect the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus.
With Schill solidly in command over Morgan and Peterson, David Prunty and
Teske staged the best battle on the speedway as they decided the fourth position. The two
made contact with each other in between turns three and four on lap 44 and Prunty found
the same spot on the wall his brother hit a few laps earlier as the yellow flag flew
again. Teske was sent to the rear of the field for the restart leaving Schill, Morgan,
Peterson, Lowell Bennett, and Eric Fransen in the top five positions.
Peterson suddenly came to life as racing resumed as she challenged Morgan for second while
Schill maintained the top spot. Peterson took over second place and closed in on Schill
when Dan Mills spun to slow the field under caution again on lap 50. Peterson remained in
Schills tire tracks when the race went back to green and dogged the veteran driver
over the next 20 laps.
Peterson was literally glued to Schills rear bumper and nudged him
several times as she made strong challenges for the lead. Schill was sideways at least
four times as the laps wound down but each time Peterson appeared to back off, allowing
him to save the car. Petersons bid for the lead ended on lap 71 when she spun in
turn one while attempting to dive underneath Schill. The ensuing caution flag set up a
four lap dash to the finish with Schill leading Morgan, Lowell Bennett, and Fransen.
Schill kept his car hooked up on the inside lane and led the final four laps as
Morgans car wouldnt stay down and pushed up slightly in the corners. Schill
took the checkered flag about a car length ahead of Morgan to score his first late model
feature win of the season. Bennett finished third while Fransen and Jamie Wallace were
fourth and fifth respectively as the top five finished nose-to-tail at the stripe.
In other late model action, John Zimmerman won the 30-lap semi-feature over Chris Petersen
as both drivers came out on top of a close four-car battle at the finish to transfer into
the 75-lap main event. Fred Winn, Danny Heying, and Chris Ratajczyk rounded out the top
five. Lyle Messinger won the 15-lap consi and Mike Egan took top honors in the dash. David
Prunty turned a lap of 11.740 seconds to become the nights fastest qualifier.
Dale Prunty won the 30-lap Midwest modified feature as he led a wild scramble of cars
across the finish line.
Gregg Pawelski started from the pole position and led the first 21 laps with Dan Miller,
Ed Grober, Prunty, Wes Biswell, and Jeff Holtz all racing for positions behind him. The
top six ran two-by-two until Miller was able to maneuver his way into the lead with an
outside pass on Pawelski on lap 22. Prunty followed Miller around Pawelski and took over
second place while Holtz and Biswell closed in on the lead cars.
Prunty powered around Miller to take the lead with two laps to go as Holtz
charged into third. Holtz and Miller made contact in turn four on the final lap causing
Miller to spin. Biswell and Grober came together while trying to avoid Millers
spinning car, sending Grober into the wall and Biswell sliding down the frontstretch on
his roof. As Prunty took the win, track scoring sorted out the results with Biswell
finishing second ahead of Pawelsi and Grober. Dan Jung finished fifth.
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In other Midwest modified action, Pawelski won the dash and Holtz was the fastest
qualifier with a lap of 12.574 seconds.
David Pichler led from start to finish to win the 20-lap Slinger stinger feature.
Pichler took the lead at the drop of the green flag as Dave Obermeyer, Jimmie Evans, and
James Littrell gave chase. Roger Schmid was working his way towards the front when
something broke on his car and he backed into the turn one wall hard on lap four. Pichler
continued to lead when racing resumed as Jason Feyereisen passed Obermeyer for second. The
top three positions remained unchanged as Pichler scored the win over Feyereisen.
Obermeyer was third and Paul Wagner edged out Todd Gehring for fourth place.
Feyereisen won the Slinger Stinger fast dash and Pat McIntee led qualifying with a lap of
The team of Rob Meyers and Tanya Krueger won the Team Cruiser race and Scott Bundy was the
winner of the Slinger Bees race. Terry Van Roy returned to Slinger and won the Figure 8
event while Dale Ehliter won the Spectator Elimination races in his Camaro.
Erin Salzman was chosen among thirteen contestants to be crowned the 2002 Miss Slinger
Speedway in a pageant during intermission. Salzman will be awarded $1000 throughout the
season as she fulfills her duties representing the track. 2001 Miss Slinger Speedway
Amanda Tackes was the first runner-up and received $200 while April Buss was the second
runner-up and received $100 courtesy of Enders Construction.