Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, 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.

Photo Highlights

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David Prunty (#1) scored his third Late Model feature win of the 2005 season at Slinger Super Speedway taking top honors in the Ritter-Parker Store 75.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Defending champion and current point leader Brad Mueller (#89) works the high line in effort to pass Dennis Prunty (#42).
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Dennis Prunty (#42) captured the fast dash in the Late Model division.
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Bud Feyeriesen (#90) turned in fast qualifying honors in the Midwest Modifieds.

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Pat McIntee (#35) was the winner this evening in Midwest Sportsmen feature action.
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Gary LaMonte (#63) and Collin Bamke (#20) battle for the second spot during the final laps of the Midwest Sportsman feature race.
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James Swan (#97) earned the victory in the Midwest Sportman dash race.
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Gary Lamonte (#63) earned the fast qualifiyng honors in the Midwest Sportsman division.

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Bob Losiniecki (#33) captured the first of the two Slinger Bee contests.
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Tom Bleeker (#98) earned a win in the second Slinger Bee event.

“This was a totally different car tonight than I’ve had all year,” Prunty told the crowd from victory lane. “I’ve 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 dad’s 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. Mueller’s 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) doesn’t 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 I’m 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 Morgan’s 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. Morgan’s 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 Prunty’s 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 11.524 seconds.

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, and Swan.

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 Graczkowski’s 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 couldn’t 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 feature.

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 flag.

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 at 7:00.

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