DAVID PRUNTY TOPS
RITTER-PARKER STORE 75!
WI) July 24, 2005 - David Prunty scored his third win of the season Sunday
night at the Slinger Super Speedway as he held off Brad Mueller and Lowell Bennett to win
the Ritter-Parker Store 75-lap late model feature.
This was a
totally different car tonight than Ive had all year, Prunty told the crowd
from victory lane. Ive got to thank the crew who stayed up until three in the
morning yesterday to get it to turn so well.
Donavan Morgan drove his dads familiar #92 and led the field to the green flag along
with Ken Wills. Morgan immediately charged into the lead from the inside groove with
Dennis Prunty, Brad Mueller, and David Prunty following to take the top positions. Morgan
began to edge ahead while Mueller looked for a way around Dennis Prunty just before the
caution flag flew on lap 23 when Scott Schoeni spun in turn four.
Morgan once again eased ahead of the field on the restart while Mueller began to look both
high and low for a way around Dennis for second as David Prunty and Lowell Bennett lined
up directly behind them. Mueller eventually chose the high side and was able to pull
alongside Dennis for a few laps but was unable to complete the pass as Dennis used all the
available space on the inside lane. Muellers move was costly as David was able to
edge his nose to the inside and take over the third position by lap 30. Once around
Mueller, David went to work on his brother, staying glued to Dennis back bumper,
trying to find a way around on the inside. David took to the outer groove on lap 40 and
was able to draw alongside down the backstretch. When the brothers got to the third turn,
David suddenly ran out of room and was forced to back off, prompting track officials to
show Dennis the black flag for failing to stay in his lane.
I think he (Dennis) doesnt understand where the lanes are, David joked
following the event as his brother congratulated him in victory lane. Dennis likes
to race me harder than anybody else, but Im used to it.
With the departure of Dennis Prunty, David advanced into second place with Mueller holding
down third over Bennett and Dave Feiler while Morgans advantage out front grew. The
lead cars began to run nose to tail and in doing so, Prunty and Mueller were able to track
down Morgan, closing the gap by lap 46. Morgans car began to push high off the turns
and that allowed Prunty to pass him to take the lead just before lap 50. Mueller repeated
the move a few laps later while Bennett and Feiler also followed suit as Morgan became
caught in the outside lane. By the time Mueller cleared Morgan for second, Prunty had
built up a sizeable lead and appeared to be on his way to an easy victory when a Gregg
Haase spin on lap 70 produced a caution flag that set up a five lap sprint to the finish.
Prunty was ready for the restart but so was Mueller and he stayed in Pruntys tire
tracks as racing resumed. Mueller dogged Prunty over the final laps but Prunty was too
strong exiting the turns and he drove to his third win of the season. Mueller was forced
to settle for the runner-up position for the second week in a row while Bennett took the
flag in third place. Feiler finished a much-needed strong run with a fourth place finish
and Austin Konetski was fifth. Morgan came home in sixth place at the finish ahead of Nick
Schumacher and Travis Dassow while John Mueller and Ken Wills rounded out the top ten.
Scott Schoeni held off Randy Schuler to win the 30-lap late model semi-feature. Jerry
Eckhardt finished in third place and Ron Ragan and Jim Jesowshek were fourth and fifth
respectively. Dennis Prunty won the fast dash and Feiler set fast time on the night at
Pat McIntee took home top honors in the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman feature, taking the
checkered flag ahead of Gary LaMonte and Collin Bamke.
McIntee started third and followed pole-sitter Gary Tisler for a lap before completing the
pass for the lead on lap two. Behind the lead duo, Brad Keith led James Swan and Dave
Thomas as they disputed the third spot just ahead of Bamke and LaMonte. The yellow flag
flew on lap seven when Jan Kantner spun in turn one with McIntee leading Tisler, Keith,
McIntee maintained his lead on the restart while Keith and Swan ducked inside of Tisler to
take over second and third respectively. LaMonte began his charge to the front, using the
inside lane to pick off cars and moving into third place by the halfway point. LaMonte was
pressuring Keith for second when the yellow flag appeared again for fluid on the track
following Mike Graczkowskis mechanical problems on lap 17. On the restart, McIntee
continued to lead as LaMonte looked for a way around Keith. After numerous looks to the
inside, LaMonte tried the top groove but couldnt make it work as he lost ground to
McIntee and Keith. McIntee was never headed and as the white flag was displayed, LaMonte
dove to the inside of Keith to take second place. McIntee drove to the win while LaMonte
finished in second. Bamke also made an inside move on the final lap to take third place at
the stripe while Keith finished in fourth. James Swan was fifth.
Swan was the winner of the Midwest Sportsman dash and LaMonte bested the field in
qualifying, turning in a lap at 12.668 seconds.
Steve Huelsbeck led flag-to-flag en route to the victory in the 25-lap Midwest Modified
Huelsbeck started from the pole and used the inside lane to take the lead, bringing Wes
Biswell and Ron Schmitt with him while outside front row starter fell back into a battle
with Russ Moberly and Jason Feyeresien over the fourth position. With everyone trying to
get to the bottom lane, some bumper tag occurred throughout the field and in the ensuing
traffic jam, Moberly and Eddie Bentfield spun in turn four on lap two to draw a caution
Huelsebeck led Biswell and Schmitt on the restart while Feyereisen and Dale Prunty held
down the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Huelsebeck and Biswell jumped out ahead as
the green reappeared while Feyereisen and Prunty pressured Schmitt for third. Contact
between the three on lap 19 slowed them down slightly and allowed Huelsbeck and Biswell to
pull away. Huelsbeck drove the final laps flawlessly and drove to the checkered flag for
the win while Biswell finished a close second. Feyereisen was able to get around Schmitt
in the closing laps and crossed the stripe in third place while Schmitt and Prunty rounded
out the top five.
Earlier in the night, Biswell won the fast dash and Feyereisen was the fastest qualifier
at 12.283 seconds.
Chris Beine held off Shawn Hoefler to win the 12-lap Thunderstock feature with Joe
DeStefano Sr. charging hard to finish third. Ryan DeStefano finished in fourth place and
Eric Schuetz was fifth. Bob Losiniecki and Tom Bleeker each won Slinger Bees races while
Gary Bauer won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Cars event. Russ Lorbecki won the Spectator
Elimination event in his 1986 Chevy Camaro and Donald Van Camp was the winner of the
Figure 8 race.
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Miller 150th Anniversary Bon Jovi Night - Win Tickets to Bon Jovi
(Slinger, WI) Sunday night
July 31st Miller Bonjovi Night - register to win two tickets to Miller Brewing Companies
150th Anniversary Brew-Ha Party including tickets to see Bon Jovi Live at Miller Park.
Don't forget to register Sunday Night July 31 at Slinger Super Speedway! 70 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
The demo derby scheduled for next Sunday has been postponed to August 14th.
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.