KONETSKI NETS CAREER WIN
IN EWALD AUTOMOTIVE/RI CORPORATION 70!
By Dan Margetta
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.
All year long
weve been fast in qualifying but its so hard to come from the back,
Konetski stated from victory lane. Its so tough here with the competition and
theres so many good guys racing here that its 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 Kocoureks car began to go
away and he fell back sixth as Morrissey, Dassow, and David Prunty all got by.
Kocoureks 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
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
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.
For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE
KEITHS MARINA 2005 FIREWORKS NIGHT 75
(Slinger, WI) Sunday Night
July 3rd Keiths 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.
Keiths Marina is located on Highway 33 West in West Bend. Stop in and check out
their Huge indoor showrooms. Keiths Marina sells Bayliner, Maxum, Monark, Smoker
Craft, Sylvan, and Trophy Boats. Powering Keiths Marina Boats are Mercury engines,
number one on the water. Along with selling quality boats, motors and equipment
Keiths Marina has certified technicians ready to take care of your needs. Give Tim
Keith a call at: 262-334-9389 or check out the Keiths Marina website at:
There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group
outings available for the 2005 season. For more information, contact the speedways
public relations department at: 262-370-0440, the track office at: 262-644-5921 or visit
our web site at: www.slingersuperspeedway.com.