Win Number Two for Schill
in Milwaukee Electric Tool 60!
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.
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 well
have a good time afterwards and talk about the great side by side racing on a short track
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
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, Muellers car kicked loose in
turn four and came around, taking Lochs 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 Pruntys 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. Graczkowskis 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
Moberlys 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
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.
For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE
Demo Derby plus Full Racing Program at Slinger Speedway
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.
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.