LEPAK NOTCHES WIN #2 IN SUNDANCE
WI) August 27, 2006 - Jeremy Lepak notched his
second late model feature win of the season Sunday night at the
Slinger Super Speedway, holding off David Prunty to win the Sundance
Vacations 65 and stopping Prunty’s win streak at three weeks.
“When you’ve got that #1 car (Prunty) coming to you, you’ve always
got to look in the mirror,” Lepak stated from victory lane. “I just
tried to look straight ahead and just do what I had to do and keep
my rhythm to keep this car out front.”
Gary LaMonte and Collin Bamke paced the field at the start and Bamke
used the outside to grab the lead while LaMonte battled with Dennis
Prunty and Lepak for second. Prunty and Lepak both were able to race
their way past LaMonte and a few laps later LaMonte also fell victim
to Nick Schumacher and David Prunty. Bamke began to pull away to a
sizeable advantage as Lepak moved into second place while Dennis
Prunty tried to hold off his brother David for third place. David
Prunty advanced to third on lap 24 while Lepak began to slowly close
the distance between him and the leader. By lap 40, Lepak was glued
to Bamke’s rear bumper and after making several looks to the inside,
Lepak looked to the high side and completed the pass on lap 42.
Three laps later David Prunty worked his way by Bamke for second and
began to attempt to close on Lepak for the lead. Lepak caught the
tail end of the field and worked the lapped traffic well to maintain
his advantage over David Prunty while Dennis Prunty and Bamke
engaged in a spirited battle for third. Lepak was able to hold David
Prunty at bay and he drove to the win while behind the top two,
Bamke edged Dennis Prunty for third. Nick Schumacher finished fifth
while Josh Bauer and Al Schill were sixth and seventh respectively.
John Mueller, Lowell Bennett, and Chad Barker completed the top ten
Lepak also was the winner of the 30-lap late model Race of Champions
which consisted of feature winners and fast qualifiers from the
season. Dennis Prunty finished in second place ahead of David Prunty
and Al Schill. John Mueller took the checkered flag in fifth. Scott
Schoeni held off Mark Bitzan to win the 30-lap late model
semi-feature. Randy Schuler crossed the finish line in third while
Race McComb and Dan Jung finished in fourth and fifth respectively.
Dennis Prunty won the late model fast dash and David Prunty was the
fastest qualifier at 11.456 seconds.
Jay Shambeau drove to his second feature win of the season in the
30-lap Midwest Sportsman Series main event.
Corey Funk led the opening laps while Shambeau settled into second
place as Mike Borchardt and Pat McIntee began to work their way
forward. Funk led the first 12 laps before Shambeau made his move,
diving to the inside of Funk in turn four to take command on lap 13.
Borchardt used the top side to advance his way into third place by
the halfway mark while McIntee and Mark Kissinger followed close
behind. Borchardt and McIntee were able to race their way into
second and third respectively by lap 18 just before the caution flag
appeared a lap later for debris on the track. Shambeau chose the
inside for the restart while Borchardt worked the top side. Shambeau
and Borchardt battled door to door over the final laps with Shambeau
holding the inner lane and Borchardt remaining tough on the outside.
On the final lap, Shambeau charged hard out of turn two and drifted
out front while McIntee quickly filled the inside gap, kicking
Borchardt to third place. Shambeau drove under the checkered flag
for the win while McIntee edged Borchardt for second place. Mike
Graczkowski finished in fourth place while Dave Thomas completed the
distance in fifth place.
Mike Borchardt won the Midwest Sportsman Series fast dash and Mike
Graczkowski turned in a lap at 12.770 seconds to set fast time.
No one has been able to unseat Dale Prunty for a feature win in the
Midwest Modified division lately and Sunday night’s 25-lap main
event concluded with the same results as Prunty won his fifth
Joey Bentfield and Wes Biswell led at the green flag and the outside
lane proved to be the quick one as Biswell, Steve Huelsbeck, and
Prunty all shot into the first three spots while Bentfield battled
with Steven Schulz and Jason Feyereisen over the fourth position.
Biswell paced the first two laps before Huelsbeck took to the
outside, completing the pass for the lead on lap three while Prunty
also worked the outer groove and worked his way around Biswell for
second place. Huelsbeck showed the way for eight more laps before
Prunty pulled alongside on lap 12. Prunty and Huelsbeck raced side
by side with Prunty working the high side and Huelsbeck staying down
low until Prunty eventually eased ahead with a good run off the
corner on lap 14. Matt Pate’s car suddenly erupted in flames on the
frontstretch on lap 16 and the field was stopped under the red flag
as the track was cleaned from the incident. Prunty chose the inside
for the restart and he again shot out front as racing resumed.
Huelsbeck was not as fortunate as he lost ground on the outside as
Biswell, Schulz, and Ron Schmitt all got by to move into the second
through fourth spots. Prunty charged to his fifth straight feature
win as Biswell and Schulz finished second and third respectively.
Schmitt came home in the fourth spot while Jason Feyereisen finished
Steve Huelsbeck was the winner of the Midwest Modified fast dash and
Prunty was the fastest qualifier at 12.373 seconds.
Al Stippich made a daring three-wide pass on Les Wiedenhoeft and
Brad Jakes to take the lead on lap five and went on to take top
honors in the 17-lap Thunderstock feature. Ryan DeStefano finished
in second place ahead of Troy Martingilio and Rick Schaefer while
Aaron Cain took the checkered flag in fifth.
Bob Losniecki and Travis Buchholz split the victories in the 8-lap
Complete Car Care Slinger Bee events and Bill Ostovich Sr. won the
Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race. Pat McComb was the winner of
the Spectator Eliminator race and Willie Van Camp topped off the
night with a win in the Figure 8 event.
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Sunday Night September 3rd - Port-A-John presents
The Port-A-John 100 Late Model Race and Fireworks show along with a
Full Racing Program that includes Midwest Sportsman, Midwest
Modified, Limited Late Models, Complete Car Care Slinger Bees,
Figure 8s, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator
Happy Hour will take place from 6-7pm with Live Music by X County
Junction, $1 Miller Tappers, and $1 Pepsi Products. General
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