Slinger Speedway Honors 2006 Champions
Prunty(s), Graczkowski, Nottestad, Van Camp Crowned
WI); January 8, 2007 - Slinger Super Speedway
completed its 59th year of racing during the 2006 season and the
annual awards festivities capped off another successful campaign for
the Worlds Fastest Quarter Mile Asphalt Oval. The Awards Ceremony
took place Saturday evening January 6th 2007 at The Chandelier
Ballroom in Hartford, WI. Dinner was catered by the Eden Meat Market
and preceded the awards ceremony while Comedy Sportz provided
entertainment after all the cash and hardware was handed out.
Heading the list of Champions crowned was Late Model Champion David
Prunty. Other champions receiving accolades were: Midwest Sportsman
– Mike Graczkowski, Limited Late Model – Scott Nottestad, Midwest
Modified – Dale Prunty, and Figure 8 – Donald VanCamp Jr. The Late
Model Rookie of he Year Award went to Josh Bauer; Midwest Sportsman
Rookie of the Year was Ryan Zielski.
2006 Late Model Champion David Prunty had a division leading ten
fast times, and fifteen top fives finishes. He had one trophy dash
win to go with 4 feature wins. While driving the Stone Mountain
Access Systems, Luedtke Lumber, PORT A JOHN Pontiac David won the
second 75 lap Miller Lite Opener, The UEMSI Great Lakes Underground
Equipment 65, The Pepsi 100, and The Sno-Way snow plow equipment 60.
He was also the overall winner of the Pepsi Challenge on his way to
winning his first late model track championship. Finishing in second
place was veteran Al Schill with a division leading five wins. Third
place was Lowell Bennett followed by Josh Bauer, Dennis Prunty, John
Mueller, Nick Schumacher, Mike Egan, Fred Winn, and Collin Bamke
rounded out the top 10.
Josh Bauer took home the 2006 Rookie of the Year honors by winning
one feature, finishing in the top ten Eleven times, collecting two
trophy dash wins, and one semi feature win. Josh finished 4th in the
championship standings during his maiden voyage racing a late model
on the high banks of the World’s Fastest 1/4 Mile Oval in the
Cardinal Fabricators, Picks Pub Monte Carlo.
Driving the Port A John number 17 Dale Prunty completed a three peat
in the Midwest Modified Division. Dale successfully defended his
2004 and 2005 titles by placing in the top five sixteen times,
winning one trophy dash, setting fast time on four occasions and
winning seven features. Steve Huelsbeck took runner up honors in the
modified division with Ron Schmitt, Wes Biswell, Jason Feyereisen,
Eddie Bentfield, John Kruschel, Joey Benteild, Joe Osterman, and
Matt Pate rounding out the top ten.
2006 Midwest Sportsman Champ Mike Graczkowski driver of the
Schroeder Implement, D&B Tool, Quality Welding Pontiac lead the
division in feature wins with four, and Fast times with six. He also
collected fourteen top tens, eight top fives and one trophy dash
win. Brad Keith finished second in the Midwest Sportsman Division
and the rest of the top ten are Pat McIntee, Jay Schambeau, Rob
Braun, Mike Borchardt, Dave Thomas, Ryan Zielski, Scott Schambeau,
and Jeff Holtz.
The 2006 Midwest Sportsman Rookie of the year is Ryan Zielski. Ryan
recorded three top fives, ten top tens and one trophy dash win. In
2005 he recorded the most wins in the Complete Car Care Slinger Bee
division before moving up divisions in 2006 and racing against
seasoned veterans. Driving the Joe Cool Racing #21 Ryan showed he
has the talent to get the job done.
Star Packaging jumped on board to sponsor the Limited Late Model
Series. Scott Nottestad took top honors in the Star Packaging
Limited Late Model Championship standings winning the title by a
mere 12 points over Nick Schumacher. Driving the Badger Consulting,
Kearns Motor Car Monte Carlo Nottestad recorded eight top tens, two
fast times, one trophy dash win and two feature wins. Rounding out
the top five was Andy Wendt, Jerry Eckhardt, and Kris Kelly.
2005 Champion Donald Van Camp repeated winning the 2006 Championship
in the Figure 8 division. Donald had seven feature wins along with
fifteen top five finishes. Runner up was Willy Van Camp, with Jeff
Wohlabe, in third, Shane Becker in fourth and Scott Goetzke in
The Thunderstock division honors went to Al Stippich and Justin
Okruhlica for recording the most wins with 2-checkered flags each.
The Driver in The Complete Car Care Slinger Bee’s that recorded the
most wins with 7-checkered flags is Travis Buchholz.
The 2007 season will open with a practice day on Saturday April 21st
and The Miller Lite Twin Season Opener on Sunday Afternoon, April
22nd. April 29th and May 6th will also be afternoon races with
Mothers Day May 13th starting night racing. It was also announced
that Matt Kenseth will return to defend his 2006 Slinger Nationals
title July 17th, 2007.
On behalf of track owner-promoter Wayne Erickson, and the entire
staff Slinger Speedway would like to thank everyone that has been a
part of the success the track enjoyed in 2006 - especially the many
fans, teams, and sponsors.