Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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Dan Margetta

(Slinger, WI) August 13, 2006 -  For the second week in a row, David Prunty held the winner’s trophy following the late model feature at the Slinger Super Speedway as he turned back the challenges of Lowell Bennett to capture the win in the Pepsi 100.

Photo Highlights

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David Prunty (#1) was greeted in victory lane by his daughter following the Pepsi 100. His win in the third leg of the Pepsi Triple Crown also gve him the overall Pepsi Triple Crown title.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
David Prunty (#1) works the low side of Lowell Bennett (#2) on his way to winning the 100 Lap feature contest for the Super Late Models this evening at Slinger Super Speedway.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Al Schill (#14) and works his way toward the front in the Super Late Model main event.  The veteran racer would finish third in the contest.  He is shown passing Dennis Prunty (#42).
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Rich Loch (#55) topped the Super Late Model semi-feature contest.
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Mike Egan (#89) had an unfortunate meeting with the wall during the Super Late Model feature race.
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Al Schill (#14) topped the fast dash in Super Late Model action this evening. 5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Dale Prunty (#17) topped the Midwest Modified main event.

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Dale Prunty (#17) dives under former race leader Joey Bentfield (#00) to take of the top spot in the Midwest Modified feature.
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Brad Keith picked up the dash victory in the Midwest Sportman division.
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Midwest Sportsman fast qualifier Mike Graczkowski (#2) takes the American Flag for a tour around the oval during opening ceremonies.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Justin Okruhlica (#03) topped the Thunder- stocks feature event this evening.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
The Wisconsin Sport Trucks were on hand the the high-banked Slinger Speedway oval provided room to race four wide through the turns!
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Vincent Eggle won the Demolition Derby which concluded the evening's racing program.

“Lowell (Bennett) is a great racer but I could tell he was just a little tight and I just took advantage of that,” Prunty told the crowd after scoring his third feature win of the season as well as the overall Pepsi Challenge championship. The Pepsi Challenge consisted of points awarded for three rounds during the 2006 Slinger season and the Pepsi 100 made up the championship round.

Fred Winn and Tommy Pecaro paced the field to the green and Pecaro got the jump at the start to shoot out into the lead while Winn fell into place in second ahead of Bennett and Chad Barker. Pecaro maintained his lead using the outside groove as Winn kept the nose of his machine planted alongside on the inside line. Winn was able to edge ahead to lead a few laps before Pecaro once again advanced on the outside to retake the top spot. Bennett then took to the outside to overtake Winn for second place on lap 14 and tracked down Pecaro for the lead when the leader slipped and bobbled in turn two. Using the inside line this tim, Bennett made his way around Pecaro for the lead on lap 22. The first caution flag appeared on lap 39 when Mike Strupp and Pecaro tangled in turn two and Bennett lined up on the inside for the restart, leaving Winn to take the top side.

The inside lane worked well as racing resumed and Bennett kept his lead while Barker, David Prunty, Dennis Prunty, and Al Schill all advanced into the top five while Winn and Nick Schumacher fell back on the outside. As Winn and Matt Kocourek raced hard for position, they made slight contact and in the gridlock behind them, Mike Egan and Randy Schuler spun in turn three to draw another caution flag on lap 44. Bennett once again took to the inside for the restart and Barker lined up on the outside, leaving David Prunty to occupy the inside slot behind Bennett. The inside line again marched forward as the green flag reappeared and Prunty slotted into second place behind Bennett while Schill, Barker, and Dennis Prunty followed. Another quick caution on lap 52 for a spin by Dave Teske in turn two, resulted in David Prunty occupying the outside lane alongside Bennett for the restart.

Prunty was able to work well in the top groove and both he and Bennett raced side by side for several laps with neither driver able to gain a sizeable advantage. Prunty finally was able to clear Bennett for the top spot on lap 63 as behind them, Schill skated up the track as Dennis Prunty and John Mueller raced by and into third and fourth. A final caution flag appeared on lap 65 as Mike Egan spun against the turn one wall and this time Bennett found himself in the outside lane for the restart with Prunty in the inside lane. Prunty held his ground and raced unchallenged to the checkered flag, leaving Bennett to settle for second place. Schill rebounded to finish third as Dennis Prunty and Josh Bauer rounded out the top five.

Rich Loch won the 30-lap late model semi-feature and along with Nick Hammer transferred into the main event. Tony Strupp finished third ahead of Tommy Hromadka and Jim Schmittinger. Al Schill was the winner of the late model fast dash and David Prunty set fast time at 11.321 seconds.

Brad Keith walked away with the Midwest Sportsman series feature win, taking a convincing victory over Pat McIntee and Rob Braun.

Corey Funk and Ryan Zielski paced the field to the green and Zielski took the early lead as Keith battled with Mark Kissinger for third. By lap three, Keith worked his way into second place and then dove to the inside of Zielski to take command of the event. Once out front, Keith checked out on the field as McIntee and Braun made their way into second and third place respectively. The top three ran unchallenged as Zielski raced with Mike Borchardt and Mike Graczkowski for fifth. Borchardt and Graczkowski split Zielski on lap 20 with Graczkowksi using the inside and Borchardt taking to the outside as both of them moved forward. Keith cruised to the victory over McIntee and Braun while Graczkowksi finished in fourth place and Borchardt finished fifth.

Keith also was victorious in the Midwest Sportsman Series fast dash and Graczkowksi was the fastest qualifier at 12.659 seconds.

Dale Prunty held off Wes Biswell to win the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature.

Joey Bentfield led the way to the green flag and he quickly jumped out front while Joe Ostermann and Jason Feyereisen disputed second place. Dale Prunty, Wes Biswell, Ron Schmitt, and Steve Huelsbeck all raced hard behind them. Bentfield increased his lead while Feyereisen tried to work his way around Ostermann, finally settling on the inside lane on lap ten. The move proved costly as Ostermann checked up exiting turn four, forcing Feyereisen to slow and allowing Prunty and Biswell to race by on the outside and into second and third place respectively. Once into second, Prunty tracked down Bentfield, moving to the inside on lap eleven to complete the pass for the lead. Biswell followed the move a lap later and advanced to second place while Schmitt battled Feyereisen and Huelsbeck over third place as Bentfield faded on the outside. At the halfway mark, Prunty led Biswell while Huelsbeck took sole possession of third place ahead of Feyereisen and Schmitt. With five laps to go, Feyereisen spun across the front stretch, but the race remained under the green flag as Schmitt moved to fourth place. Prunty could not be caught in the final laps and he drove to the win ahead of Biswell and Huelsbeck while Schmitt crossed the line in fourth place with Jon Kruschel finishing fifth.

Earlier, Feyereisen won the Midwest Modified fast dash and Prunty was the fastest qualifier at 12.359 seconds.

Kyle Quella drove to a convincing win the Wisconsin Sport Truck main event over Tyler Nault and Scott Baker.

Jason Looker paced the opening laps while Baker pressured him. Looker’s time out front was relatively short-lived as he spun across the frontstretch while racing with Baker. As Looker attempted to rejoin the chase, he stalled against the wall as the field beared down and Jason Plutz clipped his stalled truck to bring out the caution flag. On the restart, Baker was the leader, but didn’t come up to speed as trucks whizzed by him. Quella worked his way forward to snag the lead on lap 11 and proceeded to check out from there, steadily increasing his advantage as the laps clicked by. Behind Quella, Tyler Nault and Baker battled with Dan Vixmer for second. Quella was untouched as he charged to the win ahead of Nault, Baker, and Vixmer. In addition to winning the feature, Quella was also the fastest qualifier, touring the speedway in 12.924 seconds.

Justin Okruhlica took the checkered flag first in the Thunderstocks feature over Jamie Vetter and Shawn Hoeffler. Mark Kissinger finished in fourth place ahead of Rick Schaefer. Travis Buchholtz was the winner of the first Complete Car Care Slinger Bee race that ended under caution when Josh Wenninger rolled his car four times on the backstretch. Wenninger was not injured in the mishap and Matt Schatz won the second Slinger Bee event. Trevor Michaels won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race and Drew Zellmer was the Spectator Eliminator race winner in his Subaru. Donald Van Camp won the Figure 8 event and Vincent Eggle won the demo-derby to close the night.

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