FEILER NETS FIRST VICTORY
OF THE SEASON IN MILLER/BON JOVI 70!!
WI) July 31, 2005 - Dave Feiler found victory lane for the first time this
season as he took top honors in the 70-lap late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger
Super Speedway on Miller Bon Jovi Night.
car wasnt perfect, he took advantage of a slip by Mike Egan on lap 55 to gain the
lead and then had enough to hold off Egan for the victory.
We experienced a little bit of trouble with the rear-end and I couldnt get on
the gas like I wanted, Feiler explained to the crowd. I really had to take it
easy on the car because it really wasnt like I wanted it tonight but thats the
way my years been going. The car wasnt that good but I could still win the
I could see he (Egan) was loosening up and as we got to lapped traffic I was kind of
reeling him in, Feiler continued, describing the winning move which occurred exiting
turn two when Egans car broke loose on lap 55.
The race got off to a tough start as a multi-car accident on the frontstretch at the
completion of the first lap constituted a red flag situation and action was stopped while
the track was cleared. The melee began when John Mueller spun on the straightaway while
running fourth and with the frontstretch blocked, cars began piling into the fracas
resulting in severe damage to the cars of Al Schill, David Prunty, Travis Dassow, Mark
Bitzan, and Robert Maynor.
Once racing resumed Egan and Feiler maintained the top two spots throughout the event with
Egan leading the first ten laps while Feiler desperately tried to turn under him in a bid
to take the lead. When the inside moves didnt work, Feiler took to the outside,
pulling alongside Egan on lap nine and taking the top spot on the next circuit. Egan kept
Feiler in his sights and when Feiler bobbled in turn two on lap 35, he quickly pounced on
the situation and regained the top spot. Feiler then stalked Egan for a number of laps
before Egans slip-up cost him the lead on lap 55.
Egan turned in his best performance of the season, leading early on and then working his
way by Feiler on the outside to lead laps 36-54 before finishing a season-best second
place. Dennis Prunty rebounded from his troubles a week ago to come home with a third
place finish ahead of Lowell Bennett and Brad Mueller who finished fourth and fifth
respectively. A spin by Fred Winn on the final lap forced the race to end under the
Nick Schumacher finished in sixth place ahead of John Mueller and Ken Wills. Mike Strupp
and Randy Schuler completed the top ten finishers.
Scott Schoeni won the 30-lap semi-feature over Brad Bennett and Ron Ragan. Race McComb and
George Olson rounded out the top five. Dennis Prunty won the fast dash while Brad Mueller
set fast time at 11.455 seconds.
James Swan drove to the win in the 40-lap Midwest Sportsman feature which was part of the
Midwest Sportsman Championship Series.
Jan Kantner and John Fiorita paced the field at the green flag as Kantner led the opening
lap before giving way to Fiorita when he broke loose in turn two on the second lap.
Kantner then spun in turn four and the field was slowed under the yellow flag with Fiorita
leading John Senercia, Kenny Joosten, and Swan. The top five remained static on the
restart and a lap later, the yellow appeared again when Dean Olla experienced mechanical
problems on the frontstretch and Dave Obermeyer spun in an attempt to avoid him. Before
the incident was over, Corey Funk also spun in attempt to avoid everything and collided
with Obermeyers car just under the flagstand.
Fiorita led as racing resumed with Senercia pressuring him while Swan made his way around
Joosten for third. Senercias efforts paid off by lap ten as he took command of the
race, dropping Fiorita back into a battle with Swan and Joosten for second while Brad
Keith entered the top five. Swan and Joosten were able to get by Fiorita by lap 16 and two
laps later they caught Senercia for the top spot. Swan took the lead on lap 18 and began
to draw away while Joosten and Keith went to work on Senercia for second. Swan extended
his lead by the halfway point while Joosten and Keith forced Senercia to the outside and
moved into second and third respectively. Swan was unchallenged throughout the second half
and cruised to the victory over Joosten and Keith. Senercia finished in fourth place and
Fiorita crossed the stripe in fifth.
Swan won the fast dash and Gary LaMonte continued to dominate qualifying, setting fast
time with a lap of 12.627 seconds.
Steve Schulz took the lead early and then held off a hard charging Jason Feyereisen to win
the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature.
Ron Schmitt and Schulz led the field to the green flag and Schulz used the outside lane to
gain the top spot upon the completion of lap two. Schmitt stuck with the bottom while
Feyereisen also looked to the top as they battled for second with Schulz remaining out
front. Dale Prunty and Steve Huelsbeck followed close behind the lead trio as the top five
ran nose to tail. A spin by David McCardle in turn three on lap eight produced the first
and only caution flag of the race with Schulz leading Feyereisen, Schmitt, and Prunty.
Schulz and Feyereisen were ready for the restart and they got a slight jump as racing
resumed, pulling away from Schmitt, Prunty, and Huelsbeck. By lap 15, Schulz still led
Feyereisen who looked both high and low for way around while Prunty tracked them down,
setting up a three-car battle for the lead. As the top three fought for position, Schmitt
and Huelsbeck also staged a tussle for the fourth spot. Schulz hit his marks over the
final laps and was able to hold off Feyereisen for the win by about a car-length. Prunty
finished a close third while Schmitt edged Huelsbeck at the stripe to finish fourth,
leaving Huelsbeck to settle for fifth.
Schmitt was the winner of the fast dash and Feyereisen was the fastest qualifier of the
evening, turning in a lap of 12.241 seconds.
Eric Schuetz scored his first career Slinger victory by taking the checkered flag first in
the 12-lap Thunderstock feature. Rick Schaefer finished second ahead of Joe DeStefano Sr.,
Chris Beine, and Andy Okrasinski. Ryan Zielski and Bill Walsh each took home wins in
Slinger Bees events and Pam Netteshiem won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race. Pat
McComb topped the Spectator Elimination races in his 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo and Scott
Goetzke closed the night by winning the Figure 8 event.
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Milwaukee Electric Tool Red Zone Experience 60
Rides in Race Cars for Kids
WI) - Sunday Night August 7th Milwaukee Electric Tool Red
Zone Experience 60 See a 60 lap Late Model Feature, Plus our regular Sunday program that
includes Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Thunderstocks, Slinger Bees, Figure Eights,
Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the One on One Spectator Eliminators. PLUS: Limited
Late Models and Its also Rides for kids in a racecar night! Kids will get a chance
to ride around the track at intermission in a real racecar. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying
at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00 pm.
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.