Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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Win Number Two for Schill in Milwaukee Electric Tool 60!
By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, WI) August 7, 2005 - Al Schill charged to his second feature win of the season Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway as he turned back the challenges of Lowell Bennett and David Prunty to win the Milwaukee Electric Tool 60.

Photo Highlights

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Al Schill (#14) (left) is joined by Miss Slinger Speedway and representatives from Milwaukee Electric Tool, as the veteran racer scored his second Late Model feature win of the season on the high-banked quarter-mile oval.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Lowell Bennett (#2) works by Travis Dassow (#92) on his way to a second place finish in the Late Model main event.
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Donavan Morgan (#92) took over the wheel of a car normally driven by his father and scored top honors in the Late Model Semi-Feature contest.
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Dave Feiler (#93) collected the checkered flag after winning the Late Model dash.
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David Prunty (#1) scored fast qualifying honors in the Late Model division.

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A former champion at Slinger Super Speedway, Andy Wendt (#18) collected the victory in the Limited Late Model class which was making a guest appearance.
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Dale Prunty (#17) concluded his evening with a feature win in the Midwest Modifieds.
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Russ Grade (#13) and Ross Moberly (lower car) got together curing the Midwest Modified feature contest
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Steven Schulz (#45) won the feature last week and set fast time this week in the Midwest Modifieds.
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Collin Banke (#20) collected the checkered in the Midwest Sportsman feature race.
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Pat McIntee (#35) collected the win in the Midwest Sportsman dash.
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Joe Defano Jr. was the winner this evening in the Thunderstocks main event.

“Lowell (Bennett) and I have done many races like that through the years,” Schill told the crowd, explaining his battle with Bennett for the win. “We just raced clean and we’ll have a good time afterwards and talk about the great side by side racing on a short track like this.”

Dennis Prunty outgunned Ken Wills into turn one at the start to take command of the event while Schill used the inside to slip into second place, bringing Travis Dassow, Bennett, and David Prunty with him. Dennis Prunty and Schill began to pull away while Bennett went to work on Dassow for third. After making numerous attempts to the inside, Bennett finally looked on the high side and took the position by lap ten. A few laps later, David Prunty was also able to make a move around Dassow to claim fourth. The advantage Dennis Prunty and Schill gained was eliminated on lap 22, as the caution flew for a spin by Dan Jung in turn four.

Schill made an attempt to gain the lead on the restart, but Prunty was ready for him and kept his car glued to the inside lane. With the top five remaining static, the action began to heat up further back as John Mueller and Rich Loch ran numerous laps side-by-side in a clean tussle for the eighth position. On lap 34, Mueller’s car kicked loose in turn four and came around, taking Loch’s car with him as the two slid along the frontstretch wall, bringing out the caution flag for a second time.

This time, Schill timed his restart perfectly and was able to get a run on Prunty as they headed into turn one. By the time they exited turn two, Schill was able to inch the nose of his car to the inside of Prunty and draw alongside. Prunty proved tough on the outside lane but eventually Schill prevailed to take the top spot on lap 36 while Bennett quickly filled the inside gap and pulled alongside Prunty. With Schill steadily pulling away, Prunty and Bennett then battled alongside each other over second with Bennett holding the inside and Prunty remaining stout on the high side. The battle for second was both hard and aggressive and it resulted in Prunty’s car looping around in turn four on lap 43 to put the field under caution again with Schill leading Bennett, David Prunty, Dassow, and Brad Mueller.

Schill and Bennett put on a classic battle over the final laps with Bennett able to close entering the corners and Schill proving stronger upon the exits. With Bennett and third place David Prunty glued to his bumper, Schill remained smooth and took the checkered flag a car length ahead them. Bennett settled for a second place finish while David Prunty crossed the finish line a close third. Brad Mueller was able to pass Dassow late in the race to post a fourth place finish, while Dassow settled for fifth.

Donavan Morgan won the 30-lap late model semi-feature and transferred into the main event along with second place finisher Fred Winn. Dave Teske, Tommy Hromadka, and Randy Schuler completed the top five.

Dave Feiler won the dash and David Prunty was the fastest qualifier at 11.472 seconds.

Collin Bamke scored his second feature victory of the season by slicing through the field to claim the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman main event.

Mike Graczkowski led the opening laps as Dave Thomas, Brad Keith, and Pat McIntee followed. Bamke jumped into fifth at the start as the front-runners ran in a pack with Graczkowski hanging onto the lead. Graczkowski’s race came to an end on lap six as smoke poured from his car, sending him into the pits and handing the lead to Thomas. Keith took over second place with McIntee, Bamke, and Rob Braun all looking for a way by. Keith tried the outside lane in a bid for the lead but was unable to make the pass which allowed McIntee to use the inside to get second place by lap 15. After numerous attempts to root Thomas from the inside lane, McIntee also looked to the outside and with Keith also in the top lane, Bamke quickly dove to the inside and moved from fourth place into a side by side battle with McIntee for second. Bamke made the move stick by lap 20 and grabbed second, leaving McIntee and Keith to race with James Swan and Gary LaMonte who advanced forward into the top five. Once clear of traffic, Bamke ran down Thomas and he also looked to the outside lane to find a way to the lead. On lap 25, Bamke made the top groove work and he motored around Thomas and into the lead. Bamke pulled away over the final five laps and scored his second win of the season. Thomas finished in second place ahead of Swan and LaMonte who got around McIntee for third and fourth place.

McIntee was victorious in the Midwest Sportsman dash and LaMonte continued to dominate qualifying, setting fast time at 12.603 seconds.

Andy Wendt held off the challenges of Ryan Carlson to win the Eldorado Trailer Sales Limited Late Model 40-lap feature.

Wendt started from the outside of the front row and charged into the lead at the start over Aaron Falbe and Kyle Jarlesberg. Jerry Eckhardt and Chris Ratajczyk began to move through the field, entering the top five along with Dylan Schuyler by the fifth lap, just before the caution flew for a David Serchuck spin in turn one. Wendt continued to lead over Falbe on the restart as Eckhardt moved into third place while Carlson began to march forward, taking fifth place from Schuyler by lap ten. Carlson then overtook Jarlesberg for the fourth spot as Wendt remained out front. A spin by Jon Reynolds Jr. in turn two on lap 18 brought out the caution flag again with Wendt leading Falbe, Carlson, and Eckhardt. As racing resumed, Carlson drew alongside Falbe and took over second place. Carlson then began to track down Wendt who had gained a sizeable lead by lap 30. A spin by Tyler James on lap 34 set up a six-lap charge to the finish as Carlson closed on Wendt for the restart. Wendt was on the money for the final laps and held off Carlson for the win. Eckhardt finished a strong third while Ratajczyk advanced late in the race to come home in fourth. Falbe took the checkered flag in fifth.

Eckhardt was the winner of the Eldorado Trailer Sales Limited Late Model dash and Jon Reynolds Jr. paced qualifying at 12.403 seconds.

Dale Prunty charged to the win in the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature, taking the checkered flag about four car lengths ahead of Steven Schulz.

Russ Moberly and Eddie Bentfield led the field to the green and Moberly used the inside to gain the top spot while Russ Grade slipped into second, dropping Bentfield to third. Moberly led the opening lap as Grade made the move to the inside in a bid for the lead and the ensuing contact resulted in Moberly spinning and Grade ending up parked on top of Moberly’s machine while the caution flag waved. Bentfield inherited the lead for the restart and he led the second lap before once again, the caution flew as David McCardle and Jason Feyereisen tangled in turn one, leaving McCardle spun around at the inside of the track.

Bentfield maintained his lead on the restart over Prunty and Schulz while Steve Huelsbeck and Ron Schmitt followed. Prunty worked over Bentfield for the lead on lap six and Schulz followed a lap later to claim second. Huelsbeck and Schmitt also were able to pass Bentfield a few laps later as Schulz looked to the inside and outside for a way around Prunty for the lead. Bentfield held on to the fifth spot until lap 22 when he spun in turn four, moving Feyereisen and Wes Biswell into a battle for the spot. Prunty stayed smooth over the closing laps and held off Schulz for the win. Huelsbeck finished in third place and Schmitt crossed the stripe in fourth place. The battle between Feyereisen and Biswell boiled over on the final corner and they tangled on the frontstretch, allowing Bill Tandetzke to finish fifth.

Earlier in the evening, Russ Grade won the fast dash and Steven Schulz set fast time after turning in a qualifying lap of 12.319 seconds.

Joe DeStefano Jr. claimed top honors in the 12-lap Thunderstock main event, taking the victory over Jim Bentzler and Chris Beine. Ryan DeStefano and Andy Okrasinski rounded out the top five finishers. C.J. Corallini was the winner of the first Slinger Bee race after Jamie Vetter and Desi Weidenhoeft tangled while racing for the win and Steve Paukner edged Scott Bundy to win the second Slinger Bee event. Ed Wagner won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race and Jack Sutherland drove his Camaro to the win in the Spectator Eliminator race. Donald Van Camp closed the night with a victory in the Figure 8 race.


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Demo Derby plus Full Racing Program at Slinger Speedway


(Slinger, WI) - Sunday Night August 14th See a 65 lap Late Model Feature, Along with 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: A Huge Demo Derby. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00 pm.

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