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It’s All Schill in the Enders Construction Design 2 Construct 75 !!
By Weyer / Margetta

June 9, 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.

Photo Highlights

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Al Schill Sr. (#14) scored his first Late Model feature win of the 2002 season at Slinger Super Speedway, besting the competition in the Enders Construction Design 2 Construct 75.

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Cindy Peterson (#36) had a solid performance until a late race spin while challenging for the lead.  Here she passes Conrad Morgan (#92).
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Conrad Morgan (#92) powers past early race leader Dave Teske (#51) on his way to an eventual second place finish in the 75 lap Late Model feature race.
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Mark Bitzen (#28) had a scare as he hit the wall during the Late Model Semi-feature and had his car burst into flames.   Slinger's top notch safety crew quickly extinguished the blaze and Bitzen was unhurt in the incident.
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John Zimmermann (#44) did battle with Chris Peterson (#73) for top honors in the Late Model semi-feature.  Zimmermann would win the race with Peterson taking second.  Both would advance to the main event.

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Current Point Leader David Prunty (#1) topped the Late Model feature field this evening in qualifying.
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Mike Egan (#89) proved best in the Mac Tools Late Model Trophy Dash..
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Dale Prunty (#17) was out front of the pack when the checkered flag fell in Midwest Modified feature action this evening.
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Gregg Pawelski (#71) took his sharp looking Modified to victory lane after winning the dash event.
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David Pichler (#3) captured the Slinger Stinger feature race this evening.

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 Schill’s 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 Schill’s tire tracks when the race went back to green and dogged the veteran driver over the next 20 laps.

Peterson was literally glued to Schill’s 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. Peterson’s 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 Morgan’s car wouldn’t 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 night’s 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 Miller’s 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.

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 13.509 seconds.

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.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE