Slinger Super Speedway - Race Report

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Keith's Marina 85 Goes to Prunty!
by Dan Margetta

(Slinger, WI); July 1, 2007 - David Prunty found himself in the right place at the right time, utilizing the outside groove to storm into the lead with 12 laps to go and driving to victory in the Keith’s Marina 85 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“The outside lane came in late, “Prunty explained to the crowd from victory lane, “The outside was definitely the place to go.”

Photo Highlights

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Super Late Model current point leader and defending champion David Prunty celebrates his victory in the Keith's Marina 85 with a representative of Keith's Marina.
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David Prunty (#1) puts a move on his brother Denns Printy (#42) to advance in the Super Late Model main event.
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Conrad Morgan (#92) set the pace early in the Super Late Model feature before being passed by Dennis Prunty (#42).
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Fred Winn (#75) and Nick Hammer (#40) collide during the Super Late Model feature contest.
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Al Schill (#14) topped the Super Late Model semi-feature event.
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Dale Prunty (#17) topped the Super Late Model dash race.
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Brad Mueller (#89) carried the American Flag during opening ceremonies after setting quick time in qualifying for the Super Late Models.
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Former Midwest Sportsman standout Scott Ascher (#19) topped the Limited Late Model feature this evening. 5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Rob Braun (#98) won the Limited Late Model dash.
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Dan June (#68) was quickest in Limited Late Model qualifying.
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Bobby Giers (#50) won the Midwest Sportsman feature race.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Kenny Joosten found his way to victory in the Midwest Sportsman dash.
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Wes Biswell (#23) the Midwest Modified feature winner.5901a.jpg (13981 bytes)
Ron Schmitt (#6) gets headed the wrong direction during the Midwest Modified main event.

Conrad Morgan set the pace at the drop of the green flag as he edged ahead of Dennis Prunty, Nick Hammer, Matt Kocourek, and Mike Strupp while behind them David Prunty, Brad Mueller, and Lowell Bennett began to advance forward from deep in the field. Morgan continued to set the pace as Dennis Prunty dogged him for the top spot, racing directly on his rear bumper throughout the first 30 laps. Prunty was able to take command of the event on lap 31 following a nudge to Morgan in turn two while David Prunty, Mueller, and Bennett found themselves on the edges of the top five by lap 40. Morgan was able to keep Dennis Prunty in his sights as the leaders weaved their way through lapped traffic while Hammer held down the third slot just ahead of the trio of David Prunty, Mueller, and Bennett. The first caution flag of the race flew on lap 72 following an incident involving Fred Winn and James Swan in turn three and as the field lined up for the restart, Dennis Prunty chose the inside lane, leaving Morgan to take to the outside.

Dennis Prunty’s car kicked loose exiting turn four as the green flag appeared and Morgan was able to briefly get a jump for the lead, but as the cars raced through turn two, Morgan’s car also dirt-tracked sideways and Prunty was able to make up the lost ground. As Dennis Prunty and Morgan battled side by side off turn four, Morgan’s car again washed loose and he slide sideways into the infield while David Prunty stayed on the gas in the outer groove to drive into the lead on the outside from third place. Moments after David Prunty took the lead, Hammer looped his car around in turn two and numerous cars spun to avoid the incident as the race was slowed again with David Prunty leading Dennis Prunty, Bennett, Mueller, and Kocourek.

David Prunty chose the outside lane for the restart and launched into the lead at the drop of the green flag while Dennis Prunty held back the charges of Bennett, Mueller, and Al Schill, who moved into the top five. With David Prunty pulling away, Bennett was able to nose to the inside of Dennis Prunty for second as the laps wound down but both cars made side-to-side contact on the frontstretch but as the cars bounced off each other, neither driver lost control and the race remained green. The dust-up did however, allow Mueller and Schill to charge by into second and third place respectively. No one could catch David Prunty in the closing laps and he drove to his fourth feature win in five weeks while Mueller finished a strong second. Schill advanced to the main event through the semi-feature and ended the night with a respectable third place result while Dennis Prunty and Bennett rounded out the top five.

Al Schill was the winner of the 30-lap late model semi-feature over Matt Raudabaugh and Mike Meyerhofer. Randy Schuler finished in fourth place and Race McComb took the checkered flag in fifth. Scott Schoeni was victorious in the 15-lap late model consi over Brady Bennett and Steve Schulz. Dan Lensing and Shawn Roethle completed the top five. Dale Prunty was the winner of the late model fast dash and Brad Mueller was the fastest qualifier at 11.452 seconds.

Scott Ascher led flag to flag to capture his first feature win of the season in the 25-lap limited late model main event.

Ascher charged into the lead from his outside front row starting position while Andy Evraets held off Bill Shavlik and Rob Braun for second. Contact between Shavlik and Braun triggered a multi-car incident in turn two on the second lap with the cars of Joel Laufer and Jim Dragich suffering the worst damage after Laufer’s car drove completely under the machine of Dragich. Ascher maintained the top spot on the restart while Jon Reynolds Jr. streaked into second place and Evraets found himself in a battle with Dan Jung and Jeff Steenbergen over the third spot. Despite numerous looks to the inside, Ascher was able to hold Reynolds at bay over the final laps while Evraets, Jung, and Steenbergen put on a spirited three car battle for third. At the stripe, Ascher crossed the line first to score the win ahead of Reynolds, while Jung and Steenbergen ducked inside of Evraets to finish in third and fourth place respectively, leaving Evraets with fifth.

Rob Braun took top honors in the limited late model fast dash and Jung was the fastest qualifier at 12.353 seconds.

Bobby Giers scored the victory in a wild 25-lap Midwest Sportsman main event.

Mark Kissinger paced the opening laps over Giers while Jake Vanoskey, Scott Shambeau, and Jeff Holtz raced close behind them. A caution flag for debris on lap three bunched up the field and on the restart, Giers took off after Kissinger for the top spot. On lap seven, Giers made his move, taking the top spot from Kissinger while farther back, Kenny Joosten and Adam Mass sliced their way forward and into the top five. Joosten was up to the fourth position by the halfway mark and five laps later, was charging into the second spot behind Giers. A spin by a lapped machine on lap 22 triggered a six car melee in the second turn as the speedway was littered with wrecked race cars and the event was slowed. As racing resumed, Giers maintained the lead while Joosten couldn’t get his car to work on the outside as Scott Shambeau and Pat McIntee raced by and into second and third. Giers raced to the victory over Shambeau and McIntee while on the final lap, an aggressive battle for fourth between Joosten and Mike Graczkowski resulted in Graczkowski looping around in turn three. Joosten made it back to the checkered flag to finish third fourth while Dave Thomas finished in the fifth spot.

Earlier in the evening, Joosten took the win in the Midwest Sportsman fast dash and Graczkowski topped the charts in qualifying with a lap of 12.601 seconds.

Wes Biswell worked his way through the field to lead the final three laps en route to victory in the 25-lap Midwest Modified feature.

Ron Schmitt took command of the race at the drop of the green flag while Steve Huelsbeck and Biswell raced side by side for second. The yellow flag appeared on lap seven when Joe Ostermann and Bill Tandetzke tangled in between turns three and four with Ostermann’s car ramping over Tandetzke and into the turn four wall. As racing resumed, Schmitt and Huelsbeck battled door to door for the top spot with Huelsbeck edging ahead to lead lap 16 before Schmitt was able to sneak back into the lead. While Huelsbeck and Schmitt fought for the lead, Biswell and Steven Schulz were right behind them, disputing the third and fourth spots. A spin by Russ Moberly brought out the caution flag again on lap 21, setting up a four-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Biswell was wound up on the high side as the green flag reappeared and he motored around Schmitt for the lead, bringing Schulz along with him in the outer groove. As Biswell began to stretch his lead, Schulz also used the top groove to move into second while Schmitt and Huelsbeck raced for third. Biswell charged to the win ahead of Schulz while Schmitt, Huelsbeck, and John Kruschell completed the top five.

Huelsbeck was the winner of the Midwest Modified fast dash and Schulz set fast time after touring the speedway in 12.356 seconds.

Seth Lootans captured top honors in the 20-lap Thunderstock feature, starting deep in the field before taking the lead with two laps to go.

Ryan Gutknecht paced the opening two laps as he battled alongside Al Stippich for the top spot. The side by side battle ended abruptly on lap four when the two made contact on the frontstretch and then continued to tangle into turn one as Stippich pounded the wall, breaking the rear axle in the process. Aaron Cain inherited the lead for the restart and he immediately became embroiled in a three-car tussle for the lead with Brad Norgard and Lootans. Norgard threaded the needle between Cain and a lapped car to snag the lead on lap 12 and continued to hold both Cain and Lootans off for another five laps. On lap 18, mechanical issues with Norgard’s car caused him to wash out wide and fall off the pace as Lootans pounced on the opportunity, ducking to the inside to pass by both Cain and Norgard to take the lead. From there, Lootans drove to the victory over Cain while Dave Edwards, Justin Okruhlica, and Troy Martingilio completed the top five finshers. Lootans also was the fastest qualifier at 13.809 seconds.

Tom Berens held off Bob Losiniecki to win the 12-lap Slinger Bees fast heat. Jared Apel finished third followed by C.J. Corallini and Matt Westphal. Stephanie Losiniecki drove to a convincing win over Tanya Manke and Desi Wiedenhoeft in the 14-lap Slinger Bee second heat. Frank Verhunce and Brandon Schwai.

Hunter Schulz was the winner of the first Speedway Guest Car event and Bill Ostavich Jr. captured the victory in the second event. A.J. Whitley drove his Pontiac Fiero to the win in the Spectator Eliminator event and Donald Van Camp closed the evening with a win in the Figure 8 race.


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PEPSI Challenge Round 2
Tricky Travelsteads Crash MANIA Stunt Show


(Slinger, WI) Sunday Night July 8th Pepsi Americas presents the Pepsi Challenge Series Round Two. A 60 lap Late Model Feature will headline the racing events. Late Models will be joined by: Limited Late Models, Midwest Sportsman, Thunderstock, Slinger Bee’s, Figure 8’s, The West Bend Savings Bank Speedway Guest Cars and Spectator Eliminators. A bike will be given away to a lucky race fan, kids ages 11 and under are eligible. Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying at 5:15, and Racing at 7:00.

See Tricky Travelstead and his CRASH MANIA Stunt Show. Tricky will perform car jumps, a human body burn, crashes, explosions, and even more FIRE! Danger is Tricky’s business; see exciting, hot, thrilling stunt action this Sunday night July 8th at Slinger Speedway.

There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities available for the 2007 season. For more information, contact the speedway’s PR and Marketing at: 262-370-0440,, or visit our web site at: