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Feiler Sweeps E.H. Wolf & Sons 65 and Behling Racing Equipment Race of Champions!
By Dan Margetta

August 29, 2004; Slinger, WI - Serving notice that he is not out of the hunt for the track championship, Dave Feiler swept both the E.H. Wolf & Sons 65-lap late model feature and the 30-lap Behling Racing Equipment Race of Champions Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Photo Highlights

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Dave Feiler (#93) claims the EH Wolf & Sons late model feature event and kept the title chase alive for the season championship.   Joining him were sponsors  Ed & Craig Wolf and Miss Slinger Sarah Olson.
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Dave Feiler (#93) holds off Lowell Bennett (#2) and David Prunty (#1) to claim the Race of Champions event.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Current point leader Dale Prunty claims another feature in the Midwest modified division Sunday night at Slinger
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Ron Schmitt (#6) and Dale Prunty (#17) battle for the lead in the Midwest Modified main event.  Prunty would make the pass and go on to take the victory.
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Josh Bauer won the a-main feature event in the sportsman division.
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Josh Bauer uses the outside groove to pass early leader #48 Brad Keith to claim the main event.
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Joe DeSteffano #8 slides under early leader Aaron Cain #5 to claim the street stock race
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The always exciting Slinger Bees provide non stop action.

Feiler entered the evening with a seemingly insurmountable deficit in the point standings to defending late model track champion Brad Mueller but his victory in the E.H. Wolf & Sons 65 coupled with some bad luck suffered by Mueller leaves just a 60-point difference between them with just two weeks remaining in the regular season.

“We caught some good breaks tonight,” Feiler told the crowd from victory lane. “The car really went through the pack well and I could use both the inside and outside lanes. It was fun out there tonight.”

Donavan Morgan paced the opening laps as the outside lane starters got the jump at the green flag with Dave Teske, David Prunty, and Eric Fransen taking the second through fourth positions. Feiler also started on the outside line of cars in row five, and by lap ten, had worked his way into fifth. Most of the drivers seemed to prefer the inside groove early on and the top five snaked around nose-to-tail until Feiler was able to edge to the inside of Fransen to take fourth place on lap 27. Brad Mueller followed Feiler’s lead toward the front and used a similar maneuver to dispatch Fransen for fifth on lap 30. Feiler and Mueller continued to work the inside and both were able to pass Prunty to move into third and fourth respectively by lap 35.

 

After Prunty lost the positions to Feiler and Mueller, he remained in the outside lane and eventually lost a position to Fransen before falling back in line. Feiler went to work on Teske but was unable to use his familiar “turn-under” inside lane tactics as Teske was firmly planted on the bottom of the speedway. Feiler had his car handling well however, and three laps later, took to the high lane to pass Teske for second. As those behind him jockeyed for position, Morgan scooted out to a sizeable lead that was all but erased when the caution flag appeared on lap 40 when Mueller spun in turn two after contact with Fransen. Both were placed at the rear of the field as Feiler lined up directly behind Morgan for the restart.

As racing resumed, Feiler was able to turn under Morgan and pull alongside but Morgan held his ground and would not allow Feiler to clear him for the lead. After a few laps of racing side-by-side, Feiler’s car appeared to have the edge handling wise, as he was able to get more forward grip exiting the turns and he eased ahead to take the lead on lap 45. Once in front, Feiler simply drove away from Morgan and Prunty as farther back, Lowell Bennett and Al Schill were steadily moving their way towards the front after starting deep in the field. Bennett and Schill worked their way into the top five in the later stages of the race as Feiler led comfortably over Morgan and Prunty. At the finish, Feiler won convincingly over Morgan and Prunty while Bennett and Schill rounded out the top five. Teske finished sixth while Mueller was able to claw his way back to a seventh place finish. Austin Konetski, Gregg Haese, and Fransen completed the top ten finishers.

Prunty and Feiler led the field to the green flag for the 30-lap Behling Racing Equipment Race of Champions that consisted of late model feature and fast dash winners from the season to date. Feiler got the jump at the start and took the lead over Prunty, Bennett, and Schill. Mueller and Teske followed close behind the top four with Mueller looking repeatedly to move alongside Schill for the fourth spot. As Feiler continued to lead, Bennett looked to the outside and raced alongside Prunty for second. Bennett was able to get second by lap five and raced in Feiler’s tire tracks with Prunty also falling in line in third. Schill, Mueller, and Teske staged a three-way battle for fourth until Teske exited the event with mechanical problems on lap 11.

 

Prunty was able to use the inside lane to get alongside Bennett for second near the halfway mark and while they battled, Feiler began to stretch out his lead. Mueller was able to get around Schill and soon joined the fight for second with Prunty and Bennett. Prunty was able to overtake Bennett for second on lap 22 and Mueller quickly filled the inside gap to race side-by-side with Bennett for third. Feiler could not be caught over the remaining laps and he drove to the win ahead of Prunty, who had to settle for second. Mueller was able to outdistance Bennett for third and Schill crossed the stripe in fifth place.

Pete Weidmeyer won the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Scott Schoeni and Mark Bitzan. Chris Ratajczyk finished in fourth place and Randy Schuler was fifth. David Prunty won the fast dash and Feiler paced qualifying after touring the speedway in 11.317 seconds.

Josh Bauer drove to the win in the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman feature over Brad Keith and James Swan.

Jan Kantner and Scott Shambeau paced the start as the field raced in tight formation with Keith, Bauer, Gary LaMonte, and Swan challenging for the top five spots. As Kantner led the opening laps, Keith used the outside to take second place from Shambeau and a lap later, took to the inside to pass Kantner for the lead. Bauer followed Keith’s move to take second and LaMonte and Swan followed soon thereafter to take the third and fourth spots respectively. Bauer then used the outside to move alongside Keith for the lead and eventually took the spot near the halfway point. Colin Bamke also moved forward and passed Kantner for fifth on lap 20 as Bauer maintained his lead over Keith. As Bauer and Keith held the top two spots, Swan caught LaMonte for third place and took the position on lap 26. Bauer drove to the victory over Keith as Swan held off LaMonte for third. Bamke crossed the finish line in fifth place.

Swan was the winner of the fast dash and LaMonte was the fastest qualifier at 12.537 seconds.

Dale Prunty used the outside grooved to power to another feature win in the 25-lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified main event.

Ron Schmitt charged into the early lead with the rest of the field nipping at his heels and held steady on the inside lane. Russ Grade was the first driver to challenge Schmitt by trying the outside and he quickly became hung out to dry and faded to fifth as Jeff Holtz, Steve Schulz, and Dan Miller all got by. Schulz made his move to the outside on lap 18 but couldn’t make the move work and immediately got back in line. This opened the door for Miller to take to the outside a lap later and he attempted to squeeze alongside Schulz for second. Contact between the two cars exiting the second turn sent Schulz hard into the turn three wall and Miller to the rear of the field as the caution waved. Schmitt led Holtz on the restart with Prunty moving into third as a result of the incident and as racing resumed, Holtz remained on the inside while Prunty took his shot on the outside. Prunty was able to edge around Holtz and began to pressure Schmitt for the lead when the final caution flag appeared on lap 21 after Russ Grade and Jason Feyereisen tangled in turn two. Prunty again took to the top side on the restart and charged around Schmitt for the lead on lap 23. Prunty drove away for the final two laps and scored the win over Schmitt who nailed down a respectable second place finish. Holtz took the checkered flag in third and Miller came back through the field to finish fourth. Russ Moberly rounded out the top five.

Wes Biswell won the fast dash and Dan Miller was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.174 seconds.

Tom Berens, Joseph Bentfield, and Robin Van Hoff each won Slinger Bees events and Aaron Cain was victorious in the Thunderstocks feature. Jim Schmittinger won the Spectator Elimination races in his Corvette and Chad Vollmer was the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car event winner. Donald Van Camp Jr. won the Figure 8 event to close out the evening. Earlier during intermission Hanna Keller and C.J. Schafer each won bicycles courtesy of Behling Racing Equipment. Behling Racing Equipment also added additional monies to the purses in the Late Model, Midwest Sportsman, Midwest Modified, and Thunderstock divisions.

 

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

 

Port A John 100 Labor Day Fireworks Special!
By Lanae Weyer

 

Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday Night, September 5th, 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 8’s, Thunderstocks, Speedway Guest cars, Spectator races, and Slinger Bees. The evening will also include a huge ground and aerial fireworks display. In the case of inclement weather the rain date will be set for Labor Day, Monday September 6.

Fans entering the speedway will receive a free giveaways courtesy of Port A John while supplies last. 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.

As part of the September 12th Eden Meat Market Season Championships program the speedway will be giving away fifteen adult Green Bay Packer jackets along with a pair of tickets for an upcoming packer game. Fans are encouraged to stop in at Eden Meat Market to pick up coupons for a dollar off an adult admission to any of the races in September.

Entries are being accepted for both the Spectator 200-lap Enduro and the 4-cylinder Compact Special 100-lap Enduro scheduled for Sunday, September 19th 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 262 644 5921 for registration forms and additional information.

Spectator gates open at 4: 45p.m. for this Sunday’s event with time trials at 5:15p.m. and racing scheduled to begin at 7p.m. The Slinger Super Speedway is located mile West of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For availability and other sponsorship opportunities including discounted track billboards for the remainder of 04 and the 05 seasons contact the Public Relations Department at (262) 628-7929 or visit the website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.