IT’S PRUNTY AGAIN IN THE SNO-WAY 60!!
WI) August 20, 2006 - David Prunty racked up his
third late model feature victory in a row Sunday night, surviving a
wreck-strewn event to cruise to the victory at the Slinger Super
“We actually didn’t start off that good tonight,” Prunty stated
after crossing the finish line nearly a half lap ahead of his
closest competitor. “But we’re not afraid to adjust on the car and
we made all the right calls, I’ve really got to thank the crew.”
“We’ve just hit on something out here and I think it’s working
really good,” Prunty continued. “I just went right to the outside
and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to pass them on the outside
To say the event got off to a rocky start would be an understatement
as contact between Josh Bauer and Gary LaMonte who were running
second and third behind leader Mike Egan, touched off a multi-car
incident on lap two as the field stacked up behind them. The end
result was the car of Chad Barker being too damaged to continue
while Lowell Bennett, John Mueller, and Tommy Hromadka suffered
significant damage but not enough to be retired. Egan led Travis
Dassow and Dennis Prunty on the restart but, Mueller’s car didn’t
come up to speed after contact with the car alongside him and once
again the field traffic-jammed behind him. This time, Mike Strupp
found himself being turned into the car of Nick Schumacher before
continuing on into the turn one wall as the incident also collected
Egan chose the inside for the restart but Dassow used the outer
groove to take command of the race at the drop of the green flag.
Dassow led for a few laps before Egan battled back to retake the
lead just before the yellow flag appeared again on lap seven for
debris on the track. As racing resumed, Egan used the inside lane to
keep the lead while Al Schill ducked inside of Dassow for second.
Dassow became caught on the outside as David Prunty, Dennis Prunty,
and Conrad Morgan all worked their way by. Dassow’s misfortunes
continued on lap 15 as he tangled with Pete Wiedmeyer in turn two to
draw the fourth caution flag of the race. This time, Egan once again
occupied the inside lane while Prunty took to the top, having worked
his way around Schill for second place just prior to the yellow
flag. Prunty was tough on the outside and he raced his way into the
lead one lap later.
Prunty and Egan began to stretch their margin on the rest of the
field as all eyes were on Al Schill and Dennis Prunty as they staged
their own private war for third place during the race’s middle
stages. While David Prunty and Egan raced unchallenged, Schill and
Dennis Prunty charged hard, racing alongside each other with Schill
hugging the inside and Prunty riding the high side. Dennis Prunty
eventually was able to edge ahead to take over third while David
Prunty continued to extend his lead over Egan. David Prunty cruised
to the win over Egan, who turned in his strongest performance to
date with a second place finish. Dennis Prunty held off Schill for
third while Josh Bauer finished in fifth. Conrad Morgan also drove a
strong race to finish in sixth ahead of Rich Loch and Gary LaMonte,
who rebounded from his earlier spin to take the checkered flag in
eighth. Matt Kocourek and Fred Winn rounded out the top ten.
Collin Bamke won the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Randy
Schuler and Mike McCabe. Mark Bitzan and Jim Schmittinger finished
fourth and fifth respectively. John Mueller was the winner of the
late model fast dash and Matt Kocourek toured the speedway in 11.392
seconds and was the evening’s fastest qualifier.
Mike Graczkowski drove to the win in the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman
Series feature, holding off Dave Thomas at the conclusion.
Ryan Zielski led the opening lap before Graczkowski dove to the
inside in turn three to take the lead on lap two. Graczkowski built
up a huge lead while Pat McIntee, Dave Thomas, Brad Keith, and Rob
Braun all began to work their way forward. Graczkowski extended his
advantage to about a half lap by lap 20 but the lead was erased on
lap 27 when Troy Weich spun in turn two, bringing out the caution
flag. Graczkowksi wouldn’t be denied and he jumped out to the lead
again as racing resumed. McIntee battled with Thomas for second
place while Keith muscled his way into third place with an
aggressive move on Braun. On the final lap, McIntee experienced
mechanical problems and slowed while Graczkowksi took the win over
Thomas. Keith finished third while McIntee brought his ailing
machine home in fourth place. Jimmie Evans finished fifth.
Rob Braun was the winner of the Midwest Sportsman Series fast dash
and Keith was the fastest qualifier at 12.786 seconds.
Kris Kelly topped the limited late model 30-lap feature, taking the
victory ahead of Nick Schumacher and Jerry Eckhardt.
Eckhardt led the opening laps over Kelly and Andy Wendt as numerous
incidents of bumper tag scattered the field twice in the first ten
laps as the race remained green. Eckhardt maintained his lead over
Kelly as the leaders approached lapped traffic. Kelly tried to use
the lapped traffic as a pick in an effort to get by Eckhardt, but
Eckhardt would have none of it, dicing to the inside to split the
lapped cars and keep his lead. While Eckhardt and Kelly raced for
the lead, Andy Wendt and Jeff Steenbergen closed in to make it a
four-car battle for the lead. A spin by Joel Laufer in turn two drew
the caution flag on lap 19 and Eckhardt chose the inside lane for
the restart. Kelly took to the outside and got the jump as the green
flag flew to take the top spot on lap 20. With Kelly out front,
Wendt began to pressure Eckhardt for second place as Steenbergen
became caught on the outside as Nick Schumacher and Jon Reynolds Jr.
both made their way around. Another caution flag on lap 26 for an
incident between Laufer and Dave McCardle slowed the field. Kelly
kept his lead on the restart as Wendt dove to the inside of Eckhardt
in a bid for second place. After passing Eckhardt, Wendt drifted
high in turn two before looping around on the backstretch where he
was clobbered by Reynolds and the race was slowed again. Kelly drove
the final two laps flawlessly and took the win over Schumacher while
Eckhardt, Brad Keith, and Steenbergen charged three-wide to the
checkered flag. Eckhardt finished in third place just ahead of Keith
Nick Wendt was the winner of the limited late model fast dash and
Jon Reynolds Jr. set fast time at 12.418 seconds.
Dale Prunty and Steve Huelsbeck mirrored their battle for the track
championship as they fought for the victory in the 25-lap Midwest
Modified feature as Prunty came away with the win.
The outside lane edged ahead on the start as Huelsbeck took the top
spot over Prunty, Biswell, and Jason Feyereisen. Prunty took to the
outside while Huelsbeck held the inside as the two raced
side-by-side for the lead. Huelsbeck was able to maintain the lead
as Prunty continued to apply the pressure from the outside. Joey
Bentfield spun into the turn three wall on lap 15 to bring out the
caution flag as Huelsbeck and Prunty continued their battle as
racing resumed. Prunty kept to the outside and began to slowly inch
ahead as Huelsbeck continued to race on the inside. Prunty took the
lead on lap 18 and charged ahead to take the win. Huelsbeck finished
a strong second while Wes Biswell and Ron Schmitt finished third and
fourth respectively. Jason Feyereisen finished fifth.
Steve Huelsbeck won the Midwest Modified fast dash and Prunty set
fast time at 12.388 seconds.
Tom Berens and Joseph Koncriach each won Slinger Bee events and Phil
Ostovich won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race. Wayne Ennis
was the winner of the Spectator Eliminator event and Shane Becker
closed the evening with a win in the Figure 8 race.
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Late Model Race of Champions - Motorcycle burnout contest
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with the Thunderstocks. Plus: a motorcycle burnout contest! Gates
open at 4:45, qualifying at 5:15 and racing at 7:00.
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