DAVID PRUNTY NETS SECOND FEATURE WIN IN
GREAT LAKES UNDERGROUND EQUIPMENT COMPANY 65!!!
WI) August 6, 2006 - David Prunty took another step
towards his first track championship as the current point leader
charged to his second feature win of the season in the Great Lakes
Underground Equipment Company 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super
“It was hot out there tonight,” Prunty exclaimed from victory lane.
“I’m not going to take these wins for granted anymore, this is only
our second one this season…they sure don’t come easy.”
Chad Barker paced the early laps over Mike Egan and Dennis Prunty
and John Mueller while David Prunty, Al Schill, and Lowell Bennett
looked for ways to advance forward. Dennis Prunty moved into second
place by lap five and began to pressure Barker for the top spot. The
hard racing between the two resulted in Barker spinning in turn two
on lap seven, forcing both drivers to restart from the back of the
pack as the caution flag waved. The leader’s misfortune, handed the
lead to Mike Egan who chose the inside lane for the restart, leaving
Mueller to deal with the outside.
Egan pulled away as racing resumed while Schill worked his way into
second place two laps before the yellow flag appeared again when
Travis Dassow spun while racing with Josh Bauer. Egan lined up on
the inside for the restart and Schill flanked him as the green flag
waved and Schill used the ouside to grab the lead on lap 13. Behind
the front two, Bennett and David Prunty managed their way around
Mueller to take over third and fourth place respectively. Three laps
later, Prunty charged his way first around Bennett and then made his
way by Egan and into second place. Prunty then edged alongside
Schill and the two raced door to door for five laps before Prunty
prevailed just before the 25-lap mark. Once out front, Prunty
streaked away from the field while Schill fell into a battle for
second with Bennett while Egan and Mueller disputed the fourth spot.
A final caution flag flew on lap 49 after Rich Loch spun on the
frontstretch while battling with Mike Strupp, leaving a 15 lap
sprint for the finish with Prunty choosing the inside line and
Bennett taking to the top side.
Prunty and Bennett both were on their marks for the restart, but
Prunty proved to be too much on the inside and he retained the top
spot. Behind them, Mueller advanced forward to race hard with Schill
for third and Dennis Prunty worked his way ahead from the back of
the field to fight for the fifth spot with Egan. Prunty drove
flawlessly over the final laps and scored his second late model
feature win of the season over Bennett. Schill edged Mueller for
third place while Dennis Prunty charged to a fifth place result.
Robert Maynor put together a strong run to nail down the victory in
the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Randy Schuler and Jim
Schmittinger. Scott Schoeni and Race McComb rounded out the top
five. Bennett was the winner of the fast dash and David Prunty set
fast time at 11.403 seconds.
Mike Borchardt Jr. raced to his first career Midwest Sportsman
Series feature win, leading the final 16 laps en route to the
Corey Funk launched into the lead at the start while Borchardt fell
into line in second place. A quick caution flag on lap five for a
Mike Graczkowski spin in turn two, slowed the field but Funk was
able to maintain his lead as racing resumed. Funk’s outstanding run
took a turn for the worse on lap 14 when he blew a right rear tire
and spun in turn two while leading, forcing cars behind him to take
evasive action. The incident collected the cars of Chris Beine and
Dean Olla as they were the only two drivers unable to continue.
Funk’s misfortune left Borchardt with the lead for the restart over
Jay Shambeau and Ryan Zielski. Another quick caution flag for Nathan
Fick’s spin following a cut tire on lap 16 temporarily slowed the
field, but as racing resumed, Borchardt maintained the top spot over
Shambeau and Zielski. Brad Keith, Rob Braun, and Dave Thomas entered
the fray as they ran side-by-side with Shambeau and Zielski while
Borchardt pulled away. Borchardt could not be caught in the waning
laps and he raced to his first career feature win while Shambeau
edged Braun for second place. Zielski wrapped up one of his best
races with a fourth place finish and Thomas completed the top five
Brad Keith was the winner of the Midwest Sportsman Series fast dash
and Pat McIntee was the fastest qualifer at 12.681 seconds.
Earlier, Brad Keith charged to an exciting win in the 30-lap limited
late model feature over Nick and Andy Wendt.
Nick Wendt paced the opening laps over Jeff Steenbergen and Andy
Wendt while Keith, Jon Reynolds Jr., and Scott Nottestad raced
behind them. Steenbergen worked the outside in an attempt to take
the lead, but he drifted wide on lap ten and fell back three spots,
allowing Andy Wendt and Keith to race by. Keith began to pressure
Andy Wendt for second place, pushing to the inside on lap 24 with
Reynolds right behind them. As Keith and Wendt went into the corner,
Wendt skated up the track allowing Keith to move alongside, as
Reynolds took to the top-side, trying to pass them both. By the time
all three made it down the backstretch, Keith was able to prevail
ahead of Wendt and Reynolds, while Nick Wendt continued to lead.
Once into second place, Keith tracked down Nick Wendt and took
command of the race by using the high line on lap 26. Keith raced to
the win ahead of Nick Wendt while Andy Wendt finished in third
place. Reynolds finished in fourth place and Steenbergen rebounded
for a fifth place finish.
Andy Wendt won the limited late model dash and Scott Nottestad was
the fastest qualifier at 12.473 seconds.
Dale Prunty was on the marks for a green-white-checkered restart and
led the final two circuits to win the 25-lap Midwest Modified
John Kruschel led the field to the green flag and quickly
established himself as the early leader while Jason Feyereisen
worked the outside lane in second place. Ron Schmitt, Dale Prunty,
and Steve Huelsbeck raced in formation behind the top duo while
Kruschel continued to lead. Feyereisen’s attempts on the outside
eventually began to fade as Schmitt, Prunty, and Wes Biswell worked
the inside and into second through fourth place respectively.
Kruschel was able to maintain his lead as Prunty moved around
Schmitt for second place after dispatching Biswell for third.
Feyereisen and Huelsbeck became hooked together on lap 23 with the
end result being Huelsbeck smacking the frontstretch wall and
bringing out the caution. Kruschel chose the inside for the restart
but he was no match for Prunty, who charged into the lead as racing
resumed. Biswell also made his way around Kruschel and tried to
catch Prunty for the lead. Prunty charged ahead and took the win
over Biswell while Kruschel finished in third place. Ron Schmitt and
Joe Ostermann completed the top five finishers.
Jason Feyereisen won the Midwest Modified dash and Dale Prunty
toured the speedway in 12.273 seconds and was the fastest qualifier.
Tom Berens aggressively won the opening Complete Car Care Slinger
Bee race while Desi Wiedenhoeft outraced the field to win the second
Complete Car Care Slinger Bee event. Jim Rient was the winner of the
Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race and Carl Trapp won the Spectator
Eliminator race in his 1972 Chevy Nova. Shane Becker closed the
night with a win in the Figure 8 event.
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