AUSTIN KONETSKI WINS
SUBWAY 60 AT SLINGER SUPER SPEEDWAY
WI) July 10, 2005 - Austin Konetski, of Janesville, led every lap to win the
Subway 60 presented by Coca-Cola, late model main event, Sunday night at Slinger (Wis)
The win was his second
in three weeks at the high-banked .25-mile oval. Two-time defending track champion Dale
Prunty took the lead on lap 10 and cruised to victory in the 25-lap Midwest Modified
James Swan took the win in the Midwest Sportsman feature in a photo finish over Dave
Chris Ratajczyk prevailed in a 10-lap side-by-side battle with Jeff Steenbergen to take
the win in the limited late model feature event.
Konetski started the 60-lap Subway main event from the outside of row one and jumped ahead
of pole sitter Ken Wills at the drop of the green. Dennis Prunty, Nick Schumacher and Brad
Mueller gave chase.
Wills quickly had mechanical problems, which caused a three-wide situation on the front
stretch. The melee shuffled Mueller all the way back to 12th.
Brad Dahmer brought out the events first caution with a harmless spin in turn four while
Nathan Haseleu put the field under the yellow again when his mount slowed exiting turn two
just 12 laps later.
By the half-way mark Dennis Prunty ran second with Schumacher in third. Travis Dassow
brought out the next caution when his machine came to rest in turn one.
As the field raced into turn one on lap 34, Schumacher worked under Prunty for the
runner-up spot, pinning Prunty on the outside. Lowell Bennett stuck his nose under Prunty
as the pair raced off of turn four. They touched; both spun, and set off a wild, smoky
melee. When the dust settled, Schumacher ran second with Dave Feiler, John Mueller and
David Prunty the top five.
Konetski ran the final 20 laps uncontested, but the rash of cautions obviously took their
toll on the youngster. After all those cautions, I kept looking in my mirror,
said a relieved Konetski. That was the longest 60-laps ever.
Dave Feiler got by Schumacher for the runner-up spot late in the event. John Mueller and
David Prunty rounded out the top five with Brad Mueller rallying for sixth.
In the Midwest Modified feature, Russ Grade led the field with Wes Biswell, Prunty and
Steven Schulz in tow. Prunty wasted no time in working to the front, taking the runner-up
position from Biswell on lap five before working around Grade five laps later.
Once out front, Prunty motored to the checkered ahead of Grade, Biswell, fast qualifier
Jason Feyereisen and Schulz. With his win, Prunty took over the divisions championship
James Swan started the Midwest Sportsman main event from the 12th position. He quickly
worked his way to the front to challenge leader Thomas. The pair thrilled the crowd,
swapping the lead nearly every lap over the final dozen circuits.
Swan nipped Thomas by inches at the checkered flag with Rob Braun, Gary Lamonte and Jay
Shambeau rounding out the top five.
Jeff Steenbergen started the limited late model 30-lap feature from the pole and quickly
jumped to the lead over front row mate Nick Wendt.
Jason Schuler started from the fourth spot but quickly worked his way to the runner-up
position and began to pressure the leader. Steenbergen held Schuler at bay. Meanwhile
Ratajczyk moved up to join the battle.
Ratajczyk took over the runner-up spot from Schuler and quickly moved under Steenbergen in
a bid for the lead. The pair spent the final ten circuits racing side-by-side. Ratajczyk
nipped Steenbergen at the line with Schuler, Dylan Schuyler and Ryan Carlson rounding out
the top five.
Marty Holden won the Port-A-John guest car race while Donald VanCamp, Jr won the figure 8
The 26th annual Miller Lite Nationals comes to the Slinger Super Speedway, Tuesday night,
July 12. The event features a 250-lap main event and includes racing appearances by Dick
Trickle, and current NASCAR drivers Kerry Earnhardt, Todd Kluever, Ron Hornaday and Kenny
For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE
Speedway Mid Season Championships
(Slinger, WI) Sunday Night
July 17th Slinger Speedway presents the Mid Season Championships. 75 Lap Late Model
Feature plus our regular Sunday night program including: the Midwest Modified, Midwest
Sportsman, Thunderstocks, Slinger Bees, Figure Eights, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and
the One on One Spectator Eliminations. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing
There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group
hospitality 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 our web site at: www.slingersuperspeedway.com.
Extreme Wheels on the High Banks of Slinger Speedway
(Slinger, WI) Saturday Night
July 16th - EXTREME Wheels on the High Banks presented by MOOSES 4x4 Recreation Center of
Hartford and Glenn Curtis Motorsports of West Bend!
Monster Trucks, Extreme Motorcross Freestyle Competition and More! Kevin
Harvicks/Kid Rock, Monster Patrol, Captain USA, OZZ Monster, and 3 time World
Champion Bear Foot. These are the big Boys of Monster Trucks and Super Stars of National
Television set to battle it out at Slinger Speedway. They will do side by side racing
along with a freestyle competition!
In addition you will see direct from the X games and ESPN, the breath taking feats from
the East Cost Extreme Motocross Freestyle Team featuring Rudy Waller and Company. Plus The
Cody Cavenaugh Extreme Motocross Thrill Show and More! Show begins at 6:30 PM Saturday
Night July 16th.
Also: We have added Supermoto racing! SuperBikers2, is going to bring Slinger Speedway
some of the most exciting racing action that you will ever see! Born in the USA, bred in
the countries of Europe, and now on it's way back to the USA. Supermoto racing is a
combination of roadracing, dirt-track racing and maybe a little of motocross racing.
Wherever it came from, it is just plain fun!!!
Gates open at 4:00 pm, Racing begins at 6:30 pm.
For more information, contact the speedways public relations department at:
262-370-0440, the track office at: 262-644-5921 or our web site at: