DENNIS PRUNTY WINS PEPSI CHALLENGE 60, ROUND 2,
AT SLINGER SPEEDWAY!!!
WI) July 9, 2006 - Dennis Prunty won round 2 of the Pepsi
Challenge presented by Nutrisoda and Culver’s of Jackson, Sunday
night at Slinger Speedway by taking the 60-lap late model feature.
Dennis Prunty won round 2 of the Pepsi Challenge presented by
Nutrisoda and Culver’s of Jackson, Sunday night at Slinger Speedway
by taking the 60-lap late model feature.
Prunty took the lead on lap nine and held off his brother, David, to
notch his first win of the 2006 campaign.
“I think he’s getting a little smarter, he’s been racing for
awhile,” joked the winner, referring to David. “He knows how to race
The late model feature got off to a rough start with three cautions
in the first three circuits. The incidents eliminated current point
runner-up Al Schill and sent championship contender Lowell Bennett
to the back of the pack.
Throughout the cautions, Mike Egan paced the field while Dennis
Prunty shadowed him. Dennis Prunty got around Egan with his brother
following in the second spot.
At the half-way mark it was Dennis Prunty, David Prunty, Egan, fast
qualifier John Mueller and Josh Bauer.
As the Prunty’s worked lapped traffic, David got a fender underneath
his brother on numerous occasions, only to be pinched behind the
In the second half of the event, Bauer, Mueller and last week’s
feature winner, Jeremy Lepak all got past Egan.
The final 56 laps of the late model feature were run caution-free.
Behind the Prunty’s, Bauer, Mueller and Lepak completed the top
Jason Feyereisen took the lead of the Midwest Modified feature at
the halfway mark when leader Eddie Bentfield bobbled off of turn
two. Feyereisen controlled the rest of the race to score the win.
Midwest Modified point leader Steve Huelsbeck charged to the
runner-up spot while Wes Biswell, fast qualifier Ron Schmitt and
Bentfield rounded out the top five.
Just one caution flag slowed the Modified feature. That occurred at
lap 10 when Joseph Osterman and defending track champion Dale Prunty
were eliminated in a two-car spin in turn four.
The Midwest Sportsman feature was won by Mike Graczkowski.
Graczkowski was also the division’s fast qualifier.
Mike Borchardt took the lead at the drop of the green from his
outside front row starting spot and led the first nine laps. Brad
Keith then forged to the lead and held it for two laps before giving
way to Graczkowski.
Graczkowski pulled away and scored the win over Borchardt, Jay
Shambeau, Mark Kissinger and Scott Shambeau.
Several cautions slowed the Midwest Sportsman feature and prompted
speedway officials to shorten the events distance from 30-laps to
25. Front-runners Ryan Zielski, Corey Funk, Andy Haver, Pat McIntee,
Dean Olla and Brad Keith were all victims of the carnage that ensued
during the run.
Pole Sitter Andy Wendt led every lap in route to a convincing
limited late model feature win. Nick Schumacher, one of a handful of
drivers pulling double duty on Sunday night, Scott Nottestad, Chris
Ratajczyk and Jerry Eckhardt chased Wendt to the checkered flag.
Jason Schill won the speedway’s Port-A-John Guest car race while
Willy VanCamp scored a last turn win in the Figure-8 curtain closer.
Slinger Speedway officials were forced to juggle the evening’s
schedule when heavy rains swept through the area as the late model
feature was being introduced. Track drying took nearly an hour, but
the entire race schedule was completed.
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Wisconsin Corn Growers - Rapid Mart BP E85 Night
Matt Kenseth Nextel Cup Car on Display
(Slinger, WI) Special:
Sunday Night July 16th: The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and
Hartford Rapid Mart bp present E85 Night at Slinger Speedway. See a
75 lap Late Model Feature along with our regular Sunday program that
includes Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Complete Car Care
Slinger Bees, Figure Eights, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars, One on
One Spectator Eliminators and Thunderstocks. Plus Wisconsin Sport
Trucks and a Roll Over Contest! Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at
5:15, and Racing at 7:00.
Rapid Mart BP is your local E85 fuel source conveniently located on
Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger. Rapid Mart BP is your E85
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dependence on foreign oil. Check out the Wisconsin Corn Growers
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There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well
as company and group outings available for the 2006 season outings
available for the 2006 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: