Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, WI) June 26, 2005 - Austin Konetski charged to his second career late model feature victory Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway, taking the checkered flag first in the Ewald Automotive/RI Corporation 70-lap late model feature.

Photo Highlights

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Austin Konetski scored his second career Late Model feature victory during the Ewald Automotive/RI Corporation 70, and was join in victory lane by the evening's race sponsors.
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Austin Konetski (#13) works past Dan Jung (#68) on his way to winning the Late Model feature contest at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Matt Kocourek (#43) and Dan Jung (#68) did battle for the top spot during the early portions of the Late Model feature contest.
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David Prunty (#1) works by Travis Dassow (#92) on his way to a third place finish in the Late Model feature.
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Dave Feiler (#93) captured the Late Model dash.
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Randy Schuler (#72) and Pete Weidemeyer (#22) have an unplanned encounter during the Late Model semi-feature contest.
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Brad Mueller (#89) the defending Late Model champion set fast time honors during the evening.
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Wes Biswell (#23) captured the Midwest Modified feature race.
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Brad Keith (#48) topped the Midwest Sportsman dash.  Rains came before their feature contest.
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Rick Schaefer (#31) captured the Thunderstocks event this evening.
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Ryan Zielski (#7) one one of the Slinger Bee main events.....

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While Andy Soine (#21) was thrilled to have won the other Slinger Bee contest.

“All year long we’ve been fast in qualifying but it’s so hard to come from the back,” Konetski stated from victory lane. “It’s so tough here with the competition and there’s so many good guys racing here that it’s fun when you win.”

Matt Kocourek and Dan Jung led the field to the green and Jung used the outside lane to charge into the lead with Konetski following in his tracks. Kocourek fell into line in third place just ahead of Andrew Morrissey and Travis Dassow. The field remained bunched together after the first lap and that contributed to a quick caution flag as a result of a tangle between Nick Schumacher and Dave Teske.

On the restart, Jung maintained the lead but Konetski immediately took to the outside and pulled alongside. Jung was able to hold Konetski off for a few laps, but the Janesville driver refused to give up on the groove and finally took the lead by out-pedaling Jung off the corner on lap 15. Behind the lead duo, the handling on Kocourek’s car began to go away and he fell back sixth as Morrissey, Dassow, and David Prunty all got by. Kocourek’s handling woes continued on lap 21 and he spun off the frontstretch but the race remained under the green flag as Dave Feiler and Brad Mueller began to chase down the top five.

The top three positions stabilized over the middle stages as the best battle on the speedway was between Dassow and Prunty for the fourth spot. Prunty took the spot at the halfway mark and by lap 40 both Feiler and Mueller were able to make their way around Dassow. Konetski began to work lapped traffic by lap 50 and Jung remained within striking distance as Prunty began to pressure Morrisey for third place. Prunty was able to complete the pass to take over third a few laps later and began to chase down Konetski and Jung.

A late race spin by Fred Winn on lap 62 slowed the race under the caution flag for a second time and set up an eight-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Konetski was right on the money on the restart and immediately shot out to a three-car length advantage while Jung had his hands full with Prunty and Morrissey. Konetski maintained his advantage and took the checkered flag for the win while Jung finished a strong second. Prunty came home in third place while Morrissey and Feiler rounded out the top five.

Mark Bitzan took top honors in the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Scott Schoeni as both drivers transferred into the main event. Mike Egan finished third followed by Race McComb and Tom Hromadka. Feiler won the fast dash and Brad Mueller was the fastest qualifier, circling the speedway in 11.415 seconds.

Wes Biswell led wire to wire and drove to the win in the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature.

Biswell started on the pole and quickly moved out front as Ron Schmitt, Steve Schulz, and David McCardle disputed positions behind him. Some very hard racing between them shook up the standings and produced some tense moments but when all was settled by lap 10, Biswell led Schulz, Dale Prunty, Schmitt, and Jason Feyereisen. Feyereisen worked his way forward into a battle with Schulz for second place by lap 20 as Biswell continued to lead. Schulz and Feyereisen tangled together in turn one two laps later, resulting in a caution flag and sending both to the rear of the field for the restart. That moved Prunty into second behind Biswell while Schmitt held down third place in front of Steve Huelsbeck and Roger Schmid as racing resumed. Prunty did all he could to catch Biswell, looking both high and low but he could not make a challenge as Biswell raced to the win. Prunty settled for second place while Huelsbeck finished in third. Schmitt crossed the stripe in fourth place while Russ Grade rounded out the top five.

Biswell also won the fast dash and Prunty turned in an extremely fast qualifying lap of 12.181 seconds.

In Midwest Sportsman division action, Brad Keith won the fast dash and Gary LaMonte set fast time at 12.648 seconds.

Rick Schaefer won the 12-lap Thunderstock feature over Mark Kissinger and Ryan DeStefano. Ryan Zielski and Andy Soine each won a Slinger Bees event before heavy rains forced an early end to the evening.

The rain washed out the Midwest Sportsman feature along with the Spectator Eliminator races and Figure 8 event.


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(Slinger, WI) Sunday Night July 3rd Keith’s Marina 2005 Fireworks Night! HUGE Ground and Aerial Fireworks Display! 75 lap Late Model Feature and joins the regular Sunday program that includes Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Thunderstocks, Slinger Bees, Figure Eights, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators. Plus Midwest Sportsman Championship Series! Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00. Rain date Monday night July 4th.

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