Prunty Takes Port-A-John
100 and Joosten Wins Legend at Slinger!
WI) September 3, 2005 - David Prunty posted his fifth late model feature win of
the season by taking top honors in the Port-A-John 100 and Kenny Joosten charged to
victory in The Legend 60-lap Midwest Sportsman Series main event Sunday night
at the Slinger Super Speedway.
I wish we could
restart the season with the set-up we have now, Prunty said from victory lane.
The six DNFs (from earlier in the season) really hurt us but were happy
with the five wins.
Ken Wills and Al Schill brought the field to the green flag and after racing side-by-side
for the first five laps Schill powered his way into the lead on the outside. Donavan
Morgan and Austin Konetski slipped in line in third and fourth while Dennis Prunty worked
to hold off John Mueller, David Prunty, and Brad Mueller for fifth place. Dennis
Pruntys car began to kick loose on lap 15 and he was forced to go up the track to
save it, allowing David Prunty and Mueller to go by as the leaders lined up nose-to-tail
ahead of them. As Schill continued to lead, Prunty and Mueller soon caught Wills and
Morgan and began to pressure them for second place. Wills briefly got out of shape in turn
two and the momentarily bobble benefited Prunty and Mueller as they shot by, grabbing
second and third place respectively. Schill kept his car out front for the first 28 laps,
before Prunty as able to work his way by to take command and soon after, Mueller also was
able to get around Schill for second. The first caution flag flew on lap 33 when Mike
Strupp had something break on his car and he slapped the turn two wall.
Prunty led Mueller and Schill on the restart as Lowell Bennett appeared in the top five,
racing with Wills, Morgan, and Austin Konetski. Bennett advanced his way to fourth place
by lap 35 and the top five remained static with Prunty still leading over Mueller and
Schill. Bennett was the driver on the move during the middle stages as he worked his way
under Schill by lap 55 to grab third place as Morgan moved up to challenge Schill for
fourth. Schill and Morgan battled alongside each other for three laps before Schills
car looped around in turn four, producing the yellow flag with Prunty leading Mueller,
Bennett, Morgan, and Feiler.
A lap after racing resumed, Austin Konetski appeared to have a throttle stick and his car
smacked the turn three wall with the right rear before snapping around and climbing the
wall, coming to rest on his roof at the bottom of the speedway. Konetski was not injured
in the incident and the field lined up for the restart with Prunty maintaining his lead
over Mueller. Prunty began to gradually pull away from Mueller in the closing stages as
Bennett began to put the pressure on for second place. Prunty was unchallenged in the
final stages and he drove to his fifth feature win of the season. Mueller held off Bennett
for second place and Feiler finished in fourth place ahead of Morgan and Wills. Nick
Schumacher was seventh while Dennis Prunty, John Mueller, and Mike Egan rounded out the
Toby Rott won the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Jeff Way and Scott Schoeni. Rich
Loch took the checkered flag in fourth place and Conrad Morgan made his return to the
speedway with a fifth place finish. Jerry Eckhardt held off Rick Corso to win the 12-lap
late model consi and David Prunty won the fast dash. Brad Mueller was the fastest
qualifier at 11.418 seconds.
Joosten charged from deep in the field to score the win and the $3,000 payday in The
Legend, a 60-lap feature for the Midwest Sportsman Series.
Indiana driver, Keith Sterkowitz led the early laps as Jeff Tisler, Dave Thomas, and
Collin Bamke followed close behind. Sterkowitz maintained the top spot as the field
remained tightly bunched behind him. Ryan Finleys car broke loose in turn two on lap
14 and as he tried to save the car, he clipped the right rear of Ron Weyers machine
on the backstretch, sending Weyers car over on its roof and into the turn
three billboards. Weyers car spun around while upside down before coming to rest at
the bottom of the banking as the field was slowed with Sterkowitz leading Tisler and
On the restart, the field stacked up in accordian-like fashion, resulting in James Swan
spinning into the infield as the race remained under green. Swan was able to continue but
found himself far back in the pack, nearly a lap down. A few laps later, on lap 25, Gary
LaMonte experienced mechanical problems and he dropped out of the event. Thomas was able
to get around Tisler for second place and took to the outside lane in an attempt to take
the lead from Sterkowitz. After several laps of trying, Thomas made the outside lane work
and took command of the race on lap 30, just before the second caution flag appeared when
Jan Kantner spun and collected Andy Haver in turn two.
Thomas led Sterkowitz on the restart as Pat McIntee moved into third place while Joosten
advanced into the top five in fourth place ahead of John Senercia and Kenny Richards.
Joosten was the driver on the move in the second half as he sliced his way by McIntee for
third place by lap 45 and then charged around Sterkowitz for second on lap 50. Meanwhile,
Swan made an incredible comeback as he made up ground following his earlier spin, taking
fifth place from Senercia. Joosten soon tracked down Thomas and made his move for the lead
with four laps to go as Swan also charged through the field, challenging for the third
spot as the laps wound down. Joosten completed the pass for the lead on lap 56 and then
held off Thomas to score the victory while Swan took the checkered flag in third place.
Senercia crossed the stripe in fourth place while Sterkowitz finished fifth. Swans
third place finish clinched the track championship and he and Joosten celebrated on the
frontstretch with a series of burnouts.
Ron Weyer was the winner of the 20-lap Midwest Sportsman semi-feature over Andy Haver and
Jay Schambeau. Mike Borchardt and Scott Schambeau rounded out the top five. Rob Braun was
victorious in the fast dash and James Swan set fast time with a lap of 12.542 seconds.
Steve Schulz turned back all challenges to win the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature, taking
the win over Ron Schmitt and Dale Prunty.
The race got off to a rocky start as several cars including Eddie Bentfield, Joe Houpt and
Dale Prunty made contact at the drop of the green, sending them spinning to the infield.
The second attempt at starting the race was much better as Schulz charged into the lead
over Ron Schmitt and Jason Feyereisen. Wes Biswell advanced forward in the early laps,
taking over third place by lap five as Schulz continued to lead. David McCardle entered
the top five and began to race with Feyereisen for position by lap 13 and two laps later,
both drivers tangled in turn one to produce a caution flag with Schulz leading Schmitt and
Biswell. Schulz was never headed over the final laps and raced to the win while Schmitt
finished in second place. Dale Prunty rebounded from his earlier misfortunes and he was
able to snag third place from Biswell at the finish. Steve Huelsbeck completed the top
Schulz also was victorious in the fast dash and Feyereisen was the fastest qualifier after
turning in a lap in 12.347 seconds.
Rick Schaefer won the thrilling 12-lap Thunderstock feature over Chris Beine and Eric
Schuetz. Aaron Cain and Mark Kissinger finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Ryan Zielski and Scott Bundy each won Slinger Bees races and Moe DeStefano was the winner
of the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Cars race. Rob Myers drove a Cadillac to the win in the
Spectator Elimination events and Scott Goetzke won the Figure 8 race.
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Grill and Five Corners Dodge present Salute the Military Night
All Uniform Military
Personnel will be admitted free.
(Slinger, WI) Sunday Night September 11th - The Charcoal Grill of West Bend and 5 Corners
Dodge of Cedarburg Present Salute the Military Armed Forces and Season Championship Night
at Slinger Speedway. ALL UNIFORM MILITARY Personnel with an ID will be admitted to the
race at No Charge!
See a 75 Lap Late Model Feature along with Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Complete
Car Care Slinger Bees, Thunderstocks, Figure 8s, Port A John Speedway Guest
Cars and One on One Spectator races. Plus Limited Late Models! Gates Open at 4:45, Time
Trials are at 5:15 and Racing Starts at 7:00 pm.
Slinger HS Marching Band Will Perform Sunday September 11, 2005
We are starting to book
advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group hospitality outings
now for the 2006 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