Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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By Dan Margetta

(Slinger, 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.

Photo Highlights

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Jeremy Lepak (#40) stopped David Prunty's win streak at three, by taking his turn in victory lane after topping the Sundance Vacations 65.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Colin Bamke (#27) and Dennis Prunty (#1) worked battled their way toward the front of the pack in the Super Late Model main event.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Dennis Prunty (#42) topped the Super Late Model dash.
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Dale Prunty (#17) continued is win streak in Midwest Modified action taking the feature contest and setting fast time.
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A fire in the engine compartment of Matt Pate's (#34) machine forced a late race yellow in the Midwest Modified feature.  The fire was quickly extinguished and Pate was uninjured.
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Mike Borchardt (#29) topped the Midwest Sportsman dash.

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Jay Shambeau (#5) works the low line under Mike Borchardt (#29) on his way to winning his second Midwest Sportsman feature of the season.
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Angela Cope and Amber Cope represented Sundance Vacations the race night sponsor.
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Al Stippich (#66) was the evening's winner in the Thunderstock contest.

“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 finishers.

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 straight feature.

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 fifth.

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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Port-A-John 100 Labor Day Special and Fireworks Show
Happy Hour with Live Music by X County Junction 6-7pm


(Slinger, WI) 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 Eliminators.

Happy Hour will take place from 6-7pm with Live Music by X County Junction, $1 Miller Tappers, and $1 Pepsi Products. General Admission Gates Open at 4:45, Time Trials at 5:15 and Racing starts at 7:00 pm. Rain date Monday September 4th.

There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group hospitality 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 our web site at: