Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, WI) June 12, 2005 - Andrew Morrissey capped off a successful weekend of racing by driving to victory in the Johnson Sausage Shoppe 75-lap late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Morrissey, who had also claimed a feature win over the weekend at another area track, led most of the event and crossed the finish line about eight car lengths ahead of defending track champion Brad Mueller.

Photo Highlights

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Andrew Morrisey (#39) came home the winner of the Johnson Sausage Shoppe 75 at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Rich Loch (#55) set the early pace in the Johnson Sausage Shoppe 75, while Andrew Morrisey (#39) and Rich Loch (#55) give chase.
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Once out front Andrew Morrisey (#39) became the man to catch in Late Model feature action.  John Mueller (#23) and Conrad Morgan (#92) give chase.
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Dave Feiler (#93) captured the Late Model sash event.
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Defending champion Brad Mueller (#89) placed himself back atop the qualifying ranks by setting fast time.
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Kris Kelley (#1) came away with a feature win in the Limited Late Models which were making a guest appearance this week.
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Nick Wendt (#46) was victorious in the Limited Late Model dash.
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Dale Prunty (#17) gathered up the Midwest Modified feature checkered.

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Dale Prunty (#17) works the outside lane, to get past Steve Huelsbeck (#61) for the lead in the Midwest Modified main event.
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Jason Feyereisen (#90) set fast time honors in the Midwest Modifieds.
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James Swan (#97) has become a familiar face in victory lane after the Midwest Sportsman feature contests.
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Pat McIntee (#35) turned in the fastest lap in Midwest Sportsman qualifying.

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Mark Kissinger (#7) won the Thunderstocks main event.
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Ryan Zielski (#7) gathered up a win in the first Slinger Bee contest. 5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Scott Bundy (#94) captured the second Slinger Bee event.

“It’s nice to have a weekend like this,” Morrissey claimed from victory lane. “We had a rough start at the beginning of the season but it’s really starting to come together for us now.”

Rich Loch and Conrad Morgan led the field to the green flag and Loch used the inside lane to snag the lead early on while Morgan took to the outside to battle with Morrissey and John Mueller. The inside lane prevailed early on and Morrissey used it to take over second place as Morgan slipped back, racing hard with John Mueller, Nick Schumacher, and Brad Mueller. Morrissey dogged Loch and remained glued to his bumper by lap 20 as farther back, Schumacher bobbled in turn four and the combination of him trying to save his car and the rest of the field trying to drive around him, caught up Austin Konetski in a spin down the frontstretch to bring out the caution flag on lap 25.

Morrissey continued to stalk Loch on the restart and on lap 27 he wedged his nose to the inside of Loch’s left rear as they exited turn two. Morrisey then won the drag race to turn three and used the inside lane to take the lead. John Mueller took advantage of Morrissey’s move and he passed Loch for second while Brad Mueller and David Prunty closed in on the top three.

A tangle involving Conrad Morgan and Fred Winn on the frontstretch slowed the race under caution for a second time on lap 35. Morrissey and John Mueller ran nose to tail on the restart as Brad Mueller jumped to the outside lane and pulled alongside Loch for third. Loch’s car appeared tight on the inside lane and without the benefit of being able to use the outside, he faded as both Brad Mueller and Prunty were able to pass him by. Prunty’s bid for two Slinger feature wins in a row ended on lap 49 when he slowed with mechanical problems and retired from the event.

Morrissey steadily pulled away from the field as Brad Mueller caught John Mueller for second place, taking the spot on lap 50 while Loch and Lowell Bennett disputed the fourth position. Morrissey ran the final 25 laps unchallenged and drove to the win over Brad Mueller and John Mueller who finished second and third respectively. Bennett finished in fourth place while Loch took the checkered flag in fifth. Dennis Prunty finished sixth and Konetski recovered from the earlier spin to come home seventh. Mike Egan was eighth and Ken Wills finished ninth while Race McComb turned in an impressive performance to round out the top ten finishers.

Tom Hromadka won the 30-lap late model semi-feature over McComb and Dan Jung while Jerry Eckhardt and Jim Jesoshek completed the top five. Dave Feiler was the winner of the fast dash and Brad Mueller set fast time at 11.515 seconds.

James Swan held off a determined Gary LaMonte to take the victory in the 25-lap Midwest Sportsman feature.

The field found havoc in turn one after the completion of the first lap when contact between pole-sitter Corey Funk and Jason Taghikhani gridlocked the field in the turn, resulting in a multi-car pile-up that eliminated the cars of Mike Graczkowski, Adam Berge, and Mike Borchardt. Once racing resumed, Gary Tisler paced the field for the beginning eight laps with Pat McIntee and Swan keeping him under pressure. Tisler’s car appeared to be loose in the center of the corners and Swan took advantage of that by using the inside to first drive by McIntee on lap six and then used the same move to take the lead on lap eight. Tisler began to backslide through the field as Scott Schambeau, LaMonte, and Brad Keith were all able to work their way around him while Swan continued to lead.


LaMonte then made his way by Schambeau to take over third and began to track down the lead duo of Swan and McIntee. A spin by Andy Haver in the closing laps, produced a caution flag which tightened the field for the finish. Swan was up to the challenge and maintained the lead when racing resumed as McIntee had his hands full with LaMonte. With ten laps to go, LaMonte executed a bump and run on McIntee and took second place while Swan held on to a comfortable the lead. In the final laps, LaMonte closed the gap between himself and the leader but fell about a car length short at the checkered flag as Swan took the victory. McIntee finished third followed by Keith and Schambeau.

Swan won the Midwest Sportsman fast dash and McIntee circled the speedway in 12.643 seconds and was the evening’s fastest qualifier in the sportsman division.

Dale Prunty took top honors in the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature, holding off Steve Huelsbeck at the finish.

Roger Schmid started on the pole and led the beginning laps as fellow front-row starter Eddie Bentfield raced alongside. Behind them, Huelsbeck, Prunty, Ron Schmitt, and Dave McCardle scrambled for track position as the field circled the speedway in a tightly bunched group. Huelsbeck and Prunty worked their way to the outside and propelled themselves by Schmid and Bentfield on lap four to take the top two spots. Huelsbeck continued to lead with Prunty in his tire tracks while Schmitt and McCardle were joined by Wes Biswell in the fight for third. Prunty remained in the high groove and eventually was able to squeeze by to take command of the event on lap 13. Once out front, Prunty was never headed as he drove to the win over Huelsbeck and Schmitt. Biswell won a hard fought battle with McCardle to finish fourth, leaving McCardle to settle for a fifth place finish.

Huelsbeck was the winner of the Midwest Modified fast dash and Jason Feyereisen set fast time with a lap of 12.272 seconds.

Kris Kelly claimed the trophy in the 35-lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Limited Late Model main event.

Mike Held paced the opening two laps before Kelly was able to motor by, taking the lead on lap three. Behind the lead duo, Kyle Jarlesberg, Nick Wendt, and Tyler James ran side by side for the third through fifth positions. Jim Syvrud developed mechanical problems on lap 14 and the caution flag flew for fluid on the racetrack with Kelly leading Jarlesberg, Held, Wendt, and Chris Ratajczyk. Kelly maintained the lead over Jarlesberg as racing resumed while Held was unable to keep his car down exiting the corners, allowing both Wendt and Ratajczyk to make their way by and into third and fourth. Held’s problems continued on lap 28 when he slowed exiting turn four and was hit by Bret Schmidt, slowing the race under the caution flag. Kelly stretched his lead on the restart as the action heated up for third between Wendt, Ratajczyk, and James. Kelly drove to the victory over Jarlesberg while Ratajczyk used the outside to charge to third place at the finish. Wendt finished in fourth place and James was fifth.

Wendt was the winner of the fast dash and Dylan Schuyler paced qualifying with a lap of 12.613 seconds.

Mark Kissinger won the Thunderstock feature over Chris Beine and Shawn Hoefler. Rick Schaefer was fourth followed by Bob Gigstead. Ryan Zielski and Scott Bundy won the Slinger Bees races and Rob Mayer won the Spectator Eliminator event. Dale Klingbeil was the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race and Donald Van Camp closed the night with a win in the Figure 8 event.


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(Slinger, WI) Sunday night June 19th More Than Millwork Fathers Day Special and Scout Night! ALL SCOUTS IN UNIFORM GET IN FREE. The night will feature a 75-lap Late Model Race and joins the regular Sunday program that includes Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Thunderstocks, Slinger Bees, Figure Eights, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators. Limited Late Models will return to Slinger July 10th, August 7th, and September 11th. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00.

More Than Millwork, located behind Uptown Chevrolet in Slinger, is a proud sponsor of the Slinger Super Speedway stand-outs of Late Model driver Brad Mueller and Midwest Sportsman driver Colin Bamke. More Than Millwork offers windows, doors, cabinets and more serving the needs of homeowners, and Contractors. Call them at 262-644-0111 for an appointment to better serve you or just stop in to see what they can do for you.

There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group

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 visit our web site at: