Bennett Wins His Second
Feature Win of the Season!!
24, 2003; Slinger, WI - After
suffering through a mid-season drought, defending track champion Lowell Bennett finally
turned his luck around Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway as he outdistanced
current point leader Brad Mueller to win the Shelter From the Storm Roofing 75 for his
second feature win of the season.
was pretty easy compared to what weve had lately, stated Bennett afterwards.
Weve had to start way behind everybody the last few weeks and we had a little
break to start near the front tonight, which made a big difference.
Dave Teske started from the pole and quickly took the lead at the drop of the green flag
while Bennett moved into second place ahead of Fred Winn and Brad Hartman. A spin by
Hartman in turn two on lap three stacked up the field and as cars ran into the log-jam,
fenders became crinkled, sending the cars of Travis Dassow, Dennis Prunty, and Al Schill
off the track with damage. Of those involved, Dassow was the only one unable to continue
as fluid poured from his car.
Unlike the past few weeks, the low groove proved to be the place to be and a few laps
after the restart, Bennett was able to rout his way to the inside of Teske. Bennett and
Teske raced side-by-side with Bennett stuck to the inside and Teske trying to hang tough
in the outer groove. The race for the lead was settled when the caution flag flew again on
lap 13 as John Mueller spun and impacted the turn one wall, leaving Bennett with the lead
over Teske, Rich Loch, and Brad Mueller who had worked his way forward to fourth from his
seventh place starting spot.
Bennett pulled ahead on the restart while Loch went to work on Teske for second place. As
Loch took to the outside groove to edge alongside Teske, Mueller filled the spot left open
on the inside and all three drivers battled for second place while Bennett eased out to a
five-car length advantage. Loch finally was able to clear Teske to take the spot on lap 25
and Mueller made his way by Teske for third place a few laps later just before the yellow
flag waved again when Chris Ratajczyk and Fred Winn tangled in turn three on lap 28.
The real battle on the restart was behind the top four as Eric Fransen and David Prunty
battled hard for fifth with Schill lurking close behind, having advanced to sixth and
feeling no effects from his earlier damage. Bennett maintained his advantage over Loch and
Mueller at the halfway point to collect the Badgerland Motorsports Halfway Challenge. As
Bennett pulled away from Loch and Mueller, Schill began to challenge Teske for fourth
place, taking the position on lap 53.
Bennett comfortably out front, Mueller went to work on Loch for second place and
eventually made his way by while Bennett was working lapped traffic. Once in second place,
Mueller was able to gradually close in on Bennett, but couldnt get close enough to
challenge for the win as Bennett drove to his second feature victory of the season. Loch
finished in third place while Schill overtook Teske for fourth. Fransen finished in sixth
place ahead of David Prunty and Mike Egan while Scott Schoeni and Dennis Prunty rounded
out the top ten.
Conrad Morgan held off Dan Jung to win the 30-lap late model semi-feature as those two
advanced to the main event. Lyle Messinger was third followed by Tommy Hromadka and Randy
Schuler. Brad Mueller won the dash and David Prunty set fast time with a lap of 11.465
Dale Prunty charged to the win in the Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified 30-lap
feature, holding off Ken Wills in the process.
Wills led the opening laps, bringing the inside line of Rick Ottman, Prunty, and Jeff
Holtz with him, falling in line ahead of Jason Feyereisen and Wes Biswell. Prunty began
his march forward early by capturing second place from Ottman when his car kicked loose
off turn four on lap three. Five laps later, Prunty was able to draw alongside Wills for
the lead and powered by to take command of the race on lap ten. Meanwhile behind the top
two, Holtz, Biswell, and Steve Schultz were busy racing for third place.
Prunty and Wills comfortably out front, Holtz powered his way into third place while
Ottman and Biswell raced hard for fourth place. The field became strung out over the final
laps, and Prunty drove away to his sixth feature win of the season. Wills finished second
and Holtz took the checkered flag in third. Biswell advanced forward to finish fourth
while Schultz edged Ottman.
In other Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified action, Wills won the dash and Prunty was
the fastest qualifier at 12.364 seconds.
Jeremy Miller made the trip to Slinger from Rockford, Ill, and made victory in the 25-lap
Midwest Sportsman Series feature.
Todd Gehring jumped into the lead at the start as the field played a little bumper tag
heading into the first turn. Pat McIntee and Mike Graczkowski battled for second while
Miller, Steve Campbell, and Nick Schumacher remained in striking distance. Dave Thomas and
Dave Obermeyer tangled in turn one on lap 13 and collected Scott Ascher in the process to
bring out the first caution flag of the race.
Gehring faded as racing resumed and Miller grabbed the lead, bringing McIntee, Schumacher,
and Campbell with him while Gehring fell back to fifth. Gehrings problems got worse
two laps later when he spun on the front stretch along with Jan Kantner to bring out
another caution flag. Miller led Schumacher on the start and the two proceeded to put on a
heart-racing duel for the lead over the final ten laps while McIntee and Campbell disputed
third place. Miller was able to turn back numerous challenges by Schumacher and raced his
way to the victory. Schumacher came up about a car length short at the finish and had to
settle for second while Campbell held off McIntee for third. Jay Shambeau finished fifth.
Miller also scored the win in the dash and Josh Bauer paced qualifying with a lap of
Jason Warner took the checkered flag first in the opening Slinger Bees race over Tom
Berens and Jacob Vanoskey while Aaron Cain won the second race in a wild finish over Ryan
DeStefano and Bill Corallini. Jason Steffan and Art Hahn won the Team Cruiser event and
P.J. Cain won the Spectator Elimination races in his Dodge Stealth. Mark Ritger was the
winner of the Figure 8 race and Tim Prom was victorious in a highly competitive
Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car event.
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Port A John 100 Labor Day Fireworks Special!
Slinger, WI (Spl.) This Sunday Night, August 31, Port A John
presents The Labor Day Weekend Special at the Slinger Super Speedway.
The evening, will be highlighted by a 100 lap late model feature and full racing program
in the Late Models, Midwest Modifieds, Midwest Sportsman, Street Stocks, Figure 8s,
Team Cruisers, Speedway Guest cars, Spectator races, and Slinger Bees. The evening will be
capped off with a huge ground and aerial fireworks display. In the case of inclement
weather the rain date will be set for Labor Day, Monday September 1.
Fans entering the speedway will receive a free Can Cooler courtesy of Port A John while
supplies last, plus free giveaways through out the night. Port A John specializes in
restrooms, sinks, and deluxe restroom trailers for backyard parties, weddings, or any
other special event. For more information call Port A John at (262) 253-1400.
This Sunday evening is also the final chance for fans to enter the Slinger Super Speedway
Program Book Sweepstakes with a grand prize of two tickets to a NASCAR Winston Cup event.
Other prizes include a 2004 Slinger Super Speedway Individual Spectator Season Pass and a
family four-pack of tickets to the Slinger Super Speedway Season Championships on
September 14th. The drawing for all prizes will take place during this Sundays race
Entries are being accepted for both the Spectator 200-lap Enduro and the 4-cylinder
Compact Special 100-lap Enduro scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.
The starting line ups for both events are determined by the order in which the entry forms
are received at the speedway. Interested novice drivers may find out more information by
stopping in or calling the track office at the below number.
Spectator gates open at 4: 45p.m. for this Sundays event with time trials at
5:15p.m. and racing scheduled to begin at 7p.m. The Slinger Super Speedway is located ¼
mile West of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For more information, call the track
office at (262) 644-5921 or visit the website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.