BAUER CAPTURES FIRST LATE MODEL VICTORY
IN PPC 70!!
WI) July 30, 2006 - The 2006 season at the Slinger
Super Speedway produced another first time winner Sunday night as
rookie Josh Bauer held off Lowell Bennett and David Prunty to score
his first career late model feature victory in the Professional
Plumbing Contractors 70.
“This is amazingly exciting,” Bauer told the crowd from victory
lane. “To come back from last week when we wrecked and then Lowell
(Bennett) running me clean, it is just awesome.”
Fred Winn and Dennis Prunty began the race from the front row and
Prunty used the outside to take the lead at the start as Winn fell
in line behind him. Chad Barker moved into third place ahead of
Tommy Pecaro and Nick Schumacher while Bauer, Bennett, David Prunty,
and Jeremy Lepak raced for track position just outside the top five.
The front four lined up and began to pull away just before the first
caution flag waved on lap 29 when Winn experienced mechanical
problems while running second and pulled off the speedway trailing
liquid behind him. Just as racing resumed, an accordion-like effect
on the restart resulted in numerous cars making contact, sending
Schumacher spinning around in turn four and clipping Conrad Morgan
which sent Morgan across the track and into the frontstretch wall.
Lepak became another casualty of the incident as he was forced to
restart the race from the rear of the field.
Dennis Prunty chose the inside for the restart, leaving Barker to
line up to his outside. Barker was able to keep pace as racing
resumed and he raced side by side with Prunty for three laps before
edging by on lap 32. Once out front, Barker immediately dove to the
inside while Bauer and Bennett both made they way around Prunty.
Bauer began to close in on Barker for the top spot with Bennett also
moving in while David Prunty charged forward as well. Bauer used the
high side to complete the pass for the lead on lap 40 and Bennett
followed suite a few laps later, advancing to second place. David
Prunty worked his way into third place by lap 51 and he along with
Bauer and Bennett began to string away from the rest of the field.
With the front three racing single-file, Lepak was the car on the
move in the second half, launching his way from the back all the way
to sixth place by lap 60, just behind Dennis Prunty and Al Schill.
Bauer hit his marks over the final ten laps and drove to the win,
just ahead of Bennett and David Prunty. Lepak charged his way to
fourth place at the finish while Dennis Prunty rounded out the top
five. Schill finished in sixth place and Barker took the checkered
flag in seventh. Travis Dassow, John Mueller, and Brian Johnson Jr.
completed the top ten finishers.
Josh Bauer won the late model fast dash and Jeremy Lepak was the
fastest qualifier after turning in a lap of 11.404 seconds.
Dave Thomas came from seemingly nowhere to win the 30-lap Midwest
Sportsman feature after last lap fireworks scrambled the field at
Jay Shambeau paced the beginning laps while Jeff Holtz used the
bottom groove to take second place by lap six while Dean Olla, Rob
Braun, and Thomas followed in the third through fifth spots
respectively. Holtz and Braun managed to work their way into second
and third place by lap 20 and together they tracked down Shambeau
for the top spot. Holtz took to the top-side while Shambeau held the
bottom groove and they raced door to door with Braun glued directly
behind on the inside. Holtz eventually pulled off the pass with four
laps to go and Braun followed to take second place with three
circuits remaining. Braun looked to the inside of Holtz as the white
flag unfurled and just past the start-finish line, the leaders made
contact which appeared to damage the right front suspension on
Braun’s car. The end result was both cars making hard contact in
turn one as both drivers skated up the race track allowing third
running Dave Thomas to sneak by on the inside. Thomas charged on to
take the win ahead of Shambeau, who crossed the stripe in second.
Pat McIntee finished third followed by Mike Borchardt and Dean Olla.
Mike Graczkowski raced to the win in the Midwest Sportsman Series
fast dash and Pat McIntee toured the speedway in 12.690 seconds to
nail down fast time honors on the night.
Dale Prunty used the outside groove to charge to the win in the
20-lap Midwest Modified feature.
Joey Bentfield led the early laps before John Kruschel used the
inside lane to take command of the event on lap two. Prunty and Wes
Biswell began to thread their way forward and into the top five a
few laps later while Steve Huelsbeck and Jason Feyereisen followed.
Prunty used the outside lane to track down Kruschel for the lead,
making his move down the backstretch on lap six. Biswell worked his
way into second place soon thereafter while Ron Schmitt entered the
battle for third with Feyereisen and Huelsbeck. Once out front,
Prunty was able to cruise to the win while Biswell took the
checkered flag in second place. Schmitt came out on top of the
battle for third place at the stripe ahead of Huelsbeck and
Kruschel was the winner of the Midwest Modified fast dash and
Biswell was the fastest qualifier at 12.423 seconds.
Dustin Krebs held off a fast closing Al Stippich and Aaron Cain to
take top honors in the 17-lap Thunderstock feature. Brad Jakes
finished fourth and Jamie Vetter was fifth. Jake Vanosky and Travis
Buchholtz were the winners of the Complete Car Care Slinger Bees
races. Wally Waters was the winner in the Port-A-John Speedway Guest
Car race and Troy Nicklaus won the Semi-Truck elimination races.
Bill Vorpagel was the winner of the Spectator Eliminator races in
his BMW and Donald Van Camp took top honors in the Figure 8 event.
For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer
Vintage Race Car and
Presented by Great Lakes Underground Equipment Company
(Slinger, WI) Sunday August 6th -
Vintage Race Cars Reunion Night presented by Great Lakes Underground
Equipment Company. See Vintage Race Cars and get autographs from
drivers of yesteryear. The Vintage Race Cars will be available for
everyone to take a close up look on the front stretch during our
6:30 autograph session.
Slinger Speedway Reunion Night - August 6th, 2006
John Surges #8 Champion Chicken (Paul Feldner)
Dan Kopshe #1 sedan
Bob Surges #86 (Lee Weber)
Dave Wilson #1 (Willie Goeden)
Dave Waldron #0
Ken Hoerig #5 (Wayne Erickson)
Tim Dessereau #K9 (Billy Johnson)
M.J. Both #A3 (Johnnie Reimer)
Bill Foth #7JR (George Giesen)
Chris Ratajczyk #7 (Bobby Ratajczyk)
Dan Muth #25
Rick Fahl #17 sedan
Brian Titel- (Ken Markwardt Car)
Jerry Bergdorf – (Russ Waldron Car)
Bob Ensweiler – (Miles Melius Car)
Front stretch autographs and cars on display at 6:30. - Parade
laps just before intermission. - Regular racing program starts at
The Great Lakes Underground Equipment Company Late Model Feature
will be a 65-lap race. Midwest Sportsman, Midwest Modified, Complete
Car Care Slinger Bee’s, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars, One on One
Spectators, and Figure 8’s will be in action along with Limited Late
Models. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00.
Great Lakes Underground Equipment is a supplier of professional
municipal and contractor equipment. We have a service shop with
three full size truck bays, which are ready to service your every
need. Great Lakes supplies Vac-con®, a combination of sewer and
Industrial cleaning machines, and the complete line of U.E.M.S.I.
televising equipment & cleaning supplies. In addition we supply
Hot-Shot jetting machines, as well as Hydro-excavation equipment and
supplies. Great Lakes’ main office is located in Butler, Wisconsin.
To inquire about further information on our products and services
give us a call at 262-781-9100.
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: