SCHILL SCORES 5TH WIN OF 2006 IN
WI); September 3, 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.
Al Schill used the outside lane to his advantage, making a late race
pass of Jeremy Lepak, en route to his fifth late model feature
victory of the season Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway in
the Port-A-John 100.
“Maybe it was a little experience and saving something for the end,”
Schill explained when asked afterwards how he managed to pull off
the win after Lepak’s car seemed so strong in the middle stages. “It
also helped to start on the outside as that was his (Lepak’s) lane
and he was running the outside when he was in front of me because
that’s where he was the most comfortable,” Schill continued. “It all
worked out in the end.”
Nick Schumacher led the opening laps while Schill, Dennis Prunty,
and Conrad Morgan followed. Schumacher paced the first seven laps
before stalling on the speedway with mechanical problems, producing
the first caution flag and handing the lead to Schill. Schill led
Prunty and Morgan on the restart with Tony Strupp, Lowell Bennett,
and Mike Strupp holding down the rest of the top five positions.
Prunty tried to pressure Schill for the lead, but soon he too
experienced mechanial issues, leaving the speedway on lap ten. With
Schill continuing to show the way, Morgan and Tony Strupp fought
hard over the second spot and their aggressive racing eventually led
to a multi-car spin in turn three involving Mike Strupp and Matt
Kocourek as the caution flew again on lap 12.
Again, Schill was on the marks for the restart as behind him, Morgan
and Bennett contested second place with Bennett using the inside to
sneak by at the stripe. Bennett held strong on the inside line and
quickly closed on Schill, rubbing the rear bumper of Schill’s car
slightly as they exited turn two, but Schill remained the leader.
Schill eventually eased ahead of Bennett while both Lepak and David
Prunty used the inside groove to work their way around Morgan and
into third and fourth place respectively. Lepak has his car hooked
up nicely in the middle stages and he first tracked down Bennett
with an inside move on lap 40 and then quickly took to the outside
to race around Schill for the lead a lap later. Lepak began to
stretch out his advantage over Schill while Bennett and Prunty raced
for third. Debris on the racetrack produced the final caution flag
of the event on lap 78, erasing Lepak’s lead and allowing Schill to
Lepak chose the inside line for the restart, leaving Schill to use
the outside lane and the decision proved to be costly to Lepak as
Schill immediately charged alongside as racing resumed. Using the
outside groove, Schill stayed directly alongside Lepak, gradually
gaining an advantage by not allowing Lepak’s car to run free off the
corners. Schill took the lead for good on lap 83, as Lepak’s car
appeared to push off the turns, sending him into a battle with
Prunty for second place. Schill drove the remaining laps perfectly
and scored his fifth feature win of the season while Lepak held off
Prunty for second. Bennett finished in the fourth spot ahead of John
Mueller who was fifth. Morgan took the checkered flag in sixth place
while Matt Kocourek, Fred Winn, Mike Egan, and Gary LaMonte
completed the top ten finishers.
Rich Bickle won the 30-lap late model semi-feature while Gary
LaMonte edged Collin Bamke with an impressive last lap move to snag
second place at the stripe. Scott Schoeni and Pete Wiedmeyer rounded
out the top five finishers. Jerry Eckhardt won the 15-lap late model
consi over Ron Ragan, Shawn Roethle, and Chris Blawat. Mike McCabe
was fifth. Tony Strupp was the winner of the late model fast dash
and David Prunty paced qualifying after turning in a lap at 11.349
Pat McIntee held off Scott Ascher and Dave Thomas to take top honors
in the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman Series feature.
Jeff Holtz paced the first two circuits, racing alongside Mike
Borchardt, who edged ahead to lead on lap three. McIntee raced his
way around Holtz on the inside lane to take second place, bringing
Ascher along with him and into third. Corey Funk found the wall in
turn three to draw a caution flag on lap 14 and Borchardt led
McIntee and Ascher for the restart. As Borchardt and McIntee entered
turn one side by side when racing resumed, Borchardt suddenly spun
in the inside lane and the race was quickly under the yellow flag
again with McIntee now holding down the lead. McIntee led Ascher and
Rob Braun for the restart, as behind them, track championship
contenders, Brad Keith and Mike Graczkowski contested fourth place.
The battle over fourth place heated up a few laps later on lap 17
when Graczkowski appeared to get loose in turn two, spinning
directly in front of Keith as the two made significant contact in
turn three with the caution waving. McIntee led Ascher as the green
flag waved while Dave Thomas used the restart to work his way into
third place, passing Rob Braun and Kenny Joosten. McIntee’s
advantage slowly began to disappear as the laps wound down and both
Ascher and Thomas filled McIntee’s rear view mirror. Ascher took a
look to the inside on the final lap, but was unable to pass and
McIntee drove to the win. Following Ascher, Thomas finished in third
place while Joosten and Jimmie Evans completed the top five.
Earlier, Ascher won the Midwest Sportsman Series fast dash and the
division’s fastest qualifier for the evening was Dave Thomas who
toured the speedway in 12.641 seconds.
Scott Nottestad, Nick Schumacher, and Andy Wendt entered the final
Limited Late Model main event of the season, just seven points apart
in the season standings and when all was settled, Nottestad captured
the track championship while Jerry Eckhardt drove away with the
30-lap feature win.
Rick Corso paced the event for six laps, before Eckhardt took
command with an aggressive inside move on lap seven. Brad Keith also
raced his way around Corso and into second place just before the
caution flag appeared when championship contenders Nottestad and
Wendt tangled in turn two. Eckhardt continued to lead on the restart
while Corso fought hard with Keith for second place. Corso took the
spot on lap 12 and with Keith caught on the outside, both Jeff
Steenbergen and Rob Braun also managed to pass by and into third and
fourth respectively. Nick Wendt also advanced his way forward,
slicing all the way to second place by lap 20. Steenbergen’s bid for
the win came to an end on lap 22 when he slowed with mechanical
problems as the caution flag waved. While Eckhardt pulled away over
the final laps, both Nottestad and Andy Wendt caught Schumacher and
all three contenders raced in a tight pack. Nottestad was able to
edge to the inside and pass Schumacher in the closing laps to score
the championship. Eckhardt drove to the feature win over Nick Wendt
and Corso. Chris Ratajczyk finished a strong fourth and Keith
crossed the stripe in fifth.
The Limited Late Model fast dash win was captured by Kyle Jarlesberg
while Scott Nottestad was the fastest qualifier at 12.441 seconds.
Dale Prunty has been invincible in the Midwest Modified division of
late and Sunday night proved to be no exception as he charged to his
sixth feature win in a row.
Joe Ottmann led the field to the green flag and he led the first two
laps before Wes Biswell drove by on the outside and into the lead.
Behind the lead duo, Ron Schmitt, John Kruschel, Jason Feyereisen,
and Steve Huelsbeck battled for position until Kruschel broke loose
on lap five and spun in turn two. With no other options, both
Feyereisen and Huelsbeck piled into Kruschel’s machine and the field
was slowed under the yellow flag. Biswell led Schmitt and Ottmann as
racing resumed while Prunty advanced his way up to fourth place.
Prunty took over third place by lap nine and three laps later he
used the inside to slide by Schmitt for the second spot exiting turn
four. By the time he entered turn one, Prunty was in the outside
lane and alongside Biswell for the lead. Biswell held his ground in
the inside lane and both drivers race door to door for the lead
before Prunty pulled ahead on lap 12. While Prunty led, Biswell did
not let him get away and he had enough for a last lap shot at the
win. Biswell tried but could not complete a pass for the lead and
Prunty took the checkered flag about a half car length ahead of
Biswell. Schmitt crossed the stripe in third place while Feyereisen
and Ottmann were fourth and fifth respectively.
Huelsbeck was the winner of the Midwest Modified fast dash and
Steven Schulz set fast time at 12.341 seconds.
Jake Vanoskey and Miles Dornbrook were the winners of the Slinger
Bees races and Steve Fohrer won the Spectator Eliminator races in
his new BMW. The late model drivers who have Port-A-John as a
sponsor drove the Speedway Guest Cars and Dennis Prunty bested the
field to win the event. Donald Van Camp held off Shane Becker to win
an exciting Figure 8 race to close the night.
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Band was chosen as the only band in the Midwest to perform at the
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