SCHILL SCORES WIN #3 IN PEPSI CHALLENGE ROUND ONE
PRESENTED BY ARBY’S!!!
WI) June 4, 2006 - 61-year old veteran Al Schill took the
late model feature field to school Sunday night at the Slinger Super
Speedway, charging to his third win of the season in the 75-lap
Round One of the Pepsi Challenge Series presented by Arby’s.
“I’ve been sticking with this car since 1997 and it’s proved to be a
good one,” Schill explained from victory lane. “Time will tell if I
still got another championship in me but it looks like I might have
some more left in me.”
Travis Dassow shot into the lead at the start with John Mueller and
Josh Bauer falling in line behind him as Jim Schmittinger, Gary
LaMonte, and Nick Schumacher battled over the fourth position. An
incident between Ken Wills and Dennis Prunty in turn one on lap two
produced the caution flag with Dassow leading Mueller and Bauer. It
didn’t take long for the action to heat up again as right after
racing resumed, contact between Schmittinger and Mike Strupp in turn
three blocked the track. Having no where to go, Chad Barker, Mike
Egan, and Conrad Morgan became swept up in the incident with
Morgan’s car resting on top of Egan and Strupp’s machines,
necessitating a red flag.
With the track cleared and the green flag out again, Dassow worked
the inside lane and fended off numerous challenges by Mueller as
Bauer lurked close behind. Mueller held tough on the outside before
gradually falling back as Bauer moved into second place by lap 10,
bringing Schill and Lowell Bennett along with him into third and
fourth place respectively. Bauer closed to Dassow’s rear bumper by
lap 15 and also looked to the outside in a bid for the lead, racing
alongside Dassow for three laps before easing in front on lap 18.
Schill also caught Dassow and used the outside to advance to second
place a few laps later, setting his sights on Bauer for the lead.
Schill tracked Bauer down by lap 30 and also used the high line to
race his way into the lead on lap 32 and a few laps later, Bennett
also made his way around Bauer and into second place. Further back,
brothers David and Dennis Prunty edged their way forward, entering
the top five in fourth and fifth respectively by passing Dassow and
Mueller by lap 40.
Once out front, Schill extended his lead and was never seriously
challenged, racing to a fifteen car-length victory over Bennett and
Bauer. David Prunty finished in fourth place just ahead of Dennis
Prunty in fifth. John Mueller took the checkered flag in sixth place
while Nick Schumacher, Gary LaMonte, Tommy Pecaro, and Ken Wills
rounded out the top ten.
Dale Prunty took top honors in the 30-lap late model semi-feature
over Chad Barker and Race McComb. Mark Bitzan finished in fourth
place and Tommy Hromadka was fifth. Shawn Roethle was the winner of
the 12-lap late model consi over Chris Blawat and Jim Jesoshek. Ron
Ragan and John Nelson were fourth and fifth respectively. Josh Bauer
won the fast dash and David Prunty bested the 36 cars that took
qualifying runs with a lap of 11.359 seconds.
James Swan drove to a dominating win in the 40-lap Midwest Sportsman
feature over Pat McIntee and Brad Keith.
Jeff Holtz led the opening lap before he experienced mechanical
problems and drifted high in turn four and stalled to bring out the
caution flag with Brad Keith taking over the top spot. Mike
Borchardt held down the second slot followed by Scott Ascher, Pat
McIntee, and Swan as the green flag reappeared. Keith maintained the
top spot while Swan began to march forward, moving into second place
by lap 17. Swan then drove around Keith for the lead on lap 19 and
began to stretch away from the field. McIntee was the driver on the
move during the middle stages, passing Ascher for third place by lap
25 and then tracking down Keith for second four laps later. Swan’s
advantage grew to nearly a straightaway over the final laps and he
cruised to the win. McIntee finished a strong second and Keith
crossed the stripe in third. Mike Graczkowski maneuvered his way
around Ascher to take fourth place while Ascher took the checkered
flag in fifth.
Corey Funk won the 15-lap Midwest Sportsman semi-feature over Jimmy
Evans and Scott Shambeau. Andy Haver finished fourth and Tom
Elsinger was fifth. Scott Ascher was the winner of the fast dash and
James Swan set fast time at 12.607 seconds.
Wes Biswell led wire to wire to capture the victory in the 20-lap
Midwest Modified feature, holding off Ron Schmitt and Dale Prunty at
Biswell and Joe Houpt led the field to the green flag and Biswell
quickly established himself as the leader while Prunty moved up from
the fourth starting spot to take second. Ron Schmitt grabbed the
third spot while Houpt, Jason Feyereisen, and Steve Holzhausen
disputed the fourth position. With Biswell maintaining his lead,
Schmitt caught Prunty and began to pressure him for second, taking
over the position on lap six while Holzhausen advanced to fourth
place ahead of Feyereisen. Schmitt caught Biswell in the closing
laps and looked outside numerous times but was unable to make a pass
and Biswell charged to the win. Schmitt finished in second place and
Prunty came home in third. Huelsbeck and Feyereisen rounded out the
Feyereisen won the Midwest Modified fast dash and Huelsbeck turned
in a lap of 12.481 seconds and was the night’s fastest qualifier.
Al Stippich won the Thunderstocks feature event over Ryan DeStefano
and Dustin Krebs. Rick Schaefer was fourth and Jim Bentzler finished
fifth. Bob Losiniecki and Travis Buccholz split the Slinger Bees
races and John Schmidt was the winner of the Port-A-John Speedway
Guest Car event. Russ Lorbecki won the Spectator Eliminator race and
Jeff Wohlrabe closed the night with a win in the Figure 8 event.
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Construction Design 2 Construct Miss Slinger Speedway Night -
$1000 to Miss Slinger Speedway
(Slinger, WI) June 4, 2006 –
Sunday night June 11th Enders Construction Design 2 Construct Miss
Slinger Super Speedway 2006 Pageant! The night will feature a 75-lap
Late Model Race along with the regular Sunday program that includes
Midwest Modified, Midwest Sportsman, Complete Car Care Slinger Bees,
Figure Eights, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator
Eliminators - Plus Limited Late Models. Gates open at 4:45,
Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00.
There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well
as company and group
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the speedway’s public relations department at: 262-370-0440, the
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