Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, 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.

Photo Highlights

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Dave Feiler (#93) earned his first Late Model feature win of the 2005 season when he captured the Miller/Bon Jovi 70.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Dave Feiler (#93) works under Mike Egan (#89) to take the lead in the Late Model main event.
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Dennis Prunty (#42) scored a victory in the Late Model dash for the second straight week..
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Scott Schoeni (#31) took top honors in the Late Model semi-feature contest.

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Current point leader in the Late Model division, Brad Mueller (#89) set fast qualifying honors this evening.
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Steve Schulz (#45) was the winner this Sunday evening in the Midwest Modified main event.
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Ron Schmitt (#6) captured the Midwest Modified dash.
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Bud Feyeriesen (#90) continued to show the way in qualifying for the Midwest Modified division.

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James Swan (#97) captured both the dash and the feature contest this evening in Midwest Sportsman action..
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Gary Lamonte (#63) turned in the fastest qualifying effort in the Midwest Sportsman division.
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Eric Schuetz (#18) earned his first career victory at Slinger Super Speedway taking the Thunderstock feature.
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Bill Walsh (#30) earned top honors on one of the Slinger Bee contests...
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... while Ryan Zielski (#7) gathered up another Slinger Bee checkered in the other race

While Feiler’s car wasn’t 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 couldn’t 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 wasn’t like I wanted it tonight but that’s the way my year’s been going. The car wasn’t that good but I could still win the race.”

“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 Egan’s 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 didn’t 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 Egan’s 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 caution flag.

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 Obermeyer’s car just under the flagstand.

Fiorita led as racing resumed with Senercia pressuring him while Swan made his way around Joosten for third. Senercia’s 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


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