Feiler Sweeps E.H. Wolf
& Sons 65 and Behling Racing Equipment Race of Champions!
By Dan Margetta
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.
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 Feilers 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, Feilers 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 Feilers 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
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 Keiths 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
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 couldnt 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
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
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 8s,
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
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 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