Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dean Strom

(Slinger, 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) Super Speedway.

Photo Highlights

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Austin Konetski (#13) earned a wire-to-wire victory in the Subway 60 at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Fred Winn (#75) and Mike Egan (#89) have an unplanned encounter during the Late Model activities this evening.
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Jerry Eckhardt (#61) scored a popular victory topping the Late Model semi-feature race.
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Multi-time track champion Lowell Bennett (#2) takes a victory lap after winning the Late Model dash.
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David Prunty (#1) scored fast qualifying honors this evening in the Late Model division.
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Slinger Speedway regular Chris Ratajczyk (#21) topped the special Limited Late Model main event. 5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Chris Ratajczyk (#21) works the low line past Jeff Steenbergen (#76) on his way to winning the Limited Late Model feature.
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Add another feature victory to the win column in the Midwest Modifieds for Dale Prunty (#17)!
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Jason Feyeriesen (#90) remained fast in qualifying for the Midwest Modifieds.
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James Swan (#97) made his way to the winner's circle after topping the Midwest Sportsman feature race.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Dave Thomas (#19) and Mike Borchardt (#29) do battle during the Midwest Sportsman races.

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 feature.

James Swan took the win in the Midwest Sportsman feature in a photo finish over Dave Thomas.

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 point lead.

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 night cap.

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 Wallace.


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Slinger 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 at 7:00.

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 speedway’s public relations department at: 262-370-0440, the track office at: 262-644-5921 or our web site at:

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 Harvick’s/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 speedway’s public relations department at: 262-370-0440, the track office at: 262-644-5921 or our web site at: