Steve Apel Edges Dennis Prunty At Slinger. Photo By Eamon Bauman
APEL EDGES PRUNTY IN A PHOTO FINISH TO WIN E.H. WOLF AND SONS 75!
 
By Dan Margetta
 
Slinger, Wis., May 25—Longtime Slinger Speedway track rivals Steve Apel and Dennis Prunty staged a memorable battle for the win in the E.H. Wolf and Sons 75 Sunday as they crossed the finish line side by side with Apel scoring the victory by .002 seconds in one of the closest finishes in speedway history.
 
“We came out here to put on a show and I hope you guys enjoyed it because that’s the way it is going to be every single week,” Apel told the large crowd on hand from victory lane, “I gave Dennis (Prunty) what I thought was plenty of room to race with me and we put on one heck of a show.”
 
“I should have just crashed him like he did to me last week,” a less gracious Prunty stated afterwards. “I’m not here to make friends and I’m going to run him like that every time I get a chance, “
 
Prunty continued before launching several barbs directed at Apel and his crew.
Rich Loch and Ryan DeStefano led the field to the green flag and Loch raced out to the early lead while Dale Prunty and Mike Egan followed. Loch paced the first six laps before Dale Prunty caught him and used the outside groove to sweep by for the lead on lap seven. Dale Prunty and Loch ran nose to tail for several laps with Egan in their tracks in third while behind them Dennis Prunty and Steve Apel sliced their way forward from deep in the field and into the top five.
 
Conrad Morgan and Nick Wagner tangled in turn two to produce the first caution flag on lap 26 with Dale Prunty continuing to lead over Loch, Dennis Prunty, Egan, and Apel.
 
Dale Prunty chose the inside lane for the restart and Loch took to the high side which proved costly when racing resumed as Dale Prunty and Apel launched ahead from the low groove. Dennis Prunty was caught behind Loch on the outside and also fell back as Egan raced by.
 
Once Dennis Prunty was able to move to the low lane, he first passed Loch, followed by Egan and then set his sights on Dale Prunty and Apel who maintained first and second respectively.
 
The caution flag waved for a second time on lap 59 when Morgan’s car suddenly broke loose off turn two and looped around after several attempts to catch it in an incident that also swept up Jamie Wallace and Al Schill.
 
Dale Prunty chose the inside lane for the restart and Apel took to the top side and as the green flag appeared, Apel timed it perfectly to charge into the lead off turn two. Dennis Prunty also made his way around Dale Prunty a few laps later, setting up the tremendous battle for the lead between the last two super late model track champions.
 
With five laps to go, the pair ran door to door with Prunty able to edge alongside entering the corners while Apel was able to power off the turns from the outside. On the final lap, Prunty was able to duck inside entering turn three and had a slight edge exiting turn four and as Apel powered back on the top, the two drag-raced to the checkered flag with Apel barely in front at the stripe by just .002 seconds.
 
Dale Prunty capped off a strong race with a third place result while Mike Egan and Gary LaMonte rounded out the top five. Rob Braun was sixth followed by John DeAngelis Jr. and Lowell Bennett while Ryan DeStefano and Dan Church completed the top ten finishers.
 
Lowell Bennett won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Al Schill and Travis Dassow. Jamie Wallace and Chris Blawat were fourth and fifth respectively.
 
Super late model heat race wins went to Chris Blawat, Jamie Wallace, and Mike Egan while Steve Apel was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.373 seconds.
 
Ryan Zielski turned back several challenges to win the 40-lap late model main event.
 
Zielski charged to the lead at the start as Tyler Schley and Kyle Chwala followed in second and third as farther back Mike Held and Alex Prunty began to work their way forward. A spin by Brittiny Helmers in turn two drew the first caution flag on lap 18 with Zielski leading over Schley, Chwala, Held, and Prunty. Zielski and Schley chose the inside for the restart while Chwala went to the outside and the move paid off as he was able to edge ahead of Schley for second just before the caution waved again on lap 21 for debris on the speedway with Zielski still leading. Zielski again chose the inside as racing resumed and he was once again able to keep the lead as Chwala slotted into second again just ahead of Schley and Held. Chwala made several attempts to edge to the inside of Zielski but each time came up short and when Chwala’s car began to slide off the corners, Zielski was able to pull away slightly. Zielski would not be caught over the final laps and he drove to the victory ahead of Chwala who settled for second at the finish. Tyler Schley finished off an impressive race with a strong third place showing and Alex Prunty finished fourth after passing Mike Held late in the race, leaving Held to finish fifth.
 
Steven Schultz won the late model semi-feature over Jake Vanoskey and Matt Rowe. Brittiny Helmers and Tyler Hromadka rounded out the top five. Late model heat races were won by Jake Vanoskey, Brian Holtz, and Alex Prunty. Mike Held was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.188 seconds.
 
Jason Thoma passed Joe Shelby on the final lap to win the 30-lap Area Sportsman feature after starting deep in the field. Shelby finished a strong second after leading all but the final circuit. Adam Peschek finished third and Nick Egan was fourth as both collided at the start-finish line. Adam Bleskan was fifth.
 
Scott Hoeft won the Area Sportsman heat race for his first win at the Slinger Speedway and Jason Thoma was the fastest qualifier at 12.935 seconds.
 
14 year old E.J. Waldron won the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature edging out Tom Berens in an exciting race. Heather Stark finished third while Brandon Tackes and Bill Rose rounded out the top five.
 
Dave Schmidt won the Slinger Bee semi-feature over Paul Reagle and Brandon Berens while Slinger Bee heat race victories went to Misty Benn, Rick Schaefer, and Nick Schmidt. Dale Kiley-Schaefer set fast time for the Slinger Bees with a lap of 14.769 seconds.
 
Scott Roberts won the Spectator Eliminator races in his Chevy IROC Camaro while Shane Becker captured his first Figure 8 race win in nearly three years to close out the evening.
John DeAngelis Jr. Wins Kulwicki Memorial At Slinger WARN Photo
DeANGELIS SCORES FIRST CAREER FEATURE WIN IN SLINGER’S ALAN KULWICKI MEMORIAL
 
By Dan Margetta
 
Slinger, Wis., May 17—Scoring your first career super late model feature victory is always a memorable moment, but when you do it driving a car #7 in the Alan Kulwicki Memorial at the Slinger Super Speedway, it becomes even more special.
 
John DeAngelis Jr. did just that Sunday night as he held off a stout field to capture that elusive first win Sunday night in the 60-lap super late model main event, the 22nd edition of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial, held each year in honor of the late 1992 NASCAR Champion.
 
“I don’t even know what to say right now,” an obviously excited DeAngelis beamed from victory lane, “It was seriously amazing to drive the Alan Kulwicki #7 on a Polish Victory Lap. I didn’t think it would come on this night but it did!”
 
Chris Blawat paced the opening laps from his outside front row starting position as Tim Lampman and DeAngelis also used the outside groove to move into second and third ahead of pole sitter Nick Wagner. DeAngelis then drove to the inside lane and completed a pass of Lampman for second as Blawat continued to lead.
 
Behind the top three, Ryan DeStefano, Rob Braun, Rich Loch, Mike Egan, Dennis Prunty, and Steve Apel all worked the high line as they advanced forward lined up nose to tail. On lap 12, DeAngelis looked to the outside of Blawat and grabbed the lead on lap later while behind them Braun worked to the inside of DeStefano for position which opened the door for Loch, Prunty, and Apel to get by.
 
While the mid-pack jostling for position was occurring, DeAngelis began to stretch his lead as Lampman caught Blawat for second and took the spot with an inside move. Blawat developed a problem which appeared to be a tire going down soon thereafter and he faded quickly as the field began to rapidly pass by with DeAngelis still leading over Lampman. Braun advanced his way into third place while Prunty and Apel both were able to get by Loch to snag fourth and fifth respectively and the three of them began to close in on Lampman for second by lap 28.
 
Braun was the first to run down Lampman and he charged to the inside to complete the pass for second as Prunty and Apel soon followed while DeAngelis enjoyed a fairly sizeable lead. Prunty and Apel closed to Braun’s bumper for second and Prunty was able to edge alongside Braun in the low groove with Apel directly in their tracks.
 
As the side by side battle with Braun and Prunty approached lapped traffic in the inside lane, Braun used the traffic as a pick for Prunty and when Apel tried to fill the gap on the outside, Prunty muscled his way to the top, forcing Apel wide as they both drove around the lapped car.
 
Just one lap later, the first caution flag waved on lap 49 when contact between Apel and Prunty resulted in Prunty looping around off turn two and both were sent to the rear of the field for the restart with DeAngelis leading over Braun, Lampman, Loch, and Lowell Bennett.
 
DeAngelis chose the inside lane for the restart and was able to outgun Braun for the lead as racing resumed while Bennett and Loch raced door to door for third with Dale Prunty advancing to challenge Lampman for fifth just ahead of Brad Keith.
 
A tangle between Keith and Lampman on lap 52 in turn four drew the second caution flag of the event setting up an eight lap sprint to the finish with DeAngelis leading Braun, Loch, and Bennett.
 
Once again DeAngelis was able to power ahead on the restart and he kept the lead over Braun while Loch and Bennett renewed their side by side battle for third. DeAngelis could not be beat over the final laps and drove the victory ahead of Braun while Bennett edged Loch for third at the stripe. Dale Prunty battled from deep in the field to finish fifth while Mike Egan was sixth. Conrad Morgan finished seventh while Steve Apel, Dennis Prunty, and Ryan DeStefano rounded out the top ten.
 
Al Schill returned to the highbanks for the first time in nearly a year and he won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Josh Wallace, and Dan Church. Kelsey Bauer-Dassow finished fourth to advance to the main event while Braison Bennett was fifth. Super late model heat race victories were recorded by Jeff Holtz, Lowell Bennett, and Dennis Prunty. Prunty also set fast time with a lap of 11.378 seconds.
 
Alex Prunty drove to victory in the 40-lap late model feature event, leading the final 23 laps to take the checkered flag.
Tyler Schley and Kyle Chwala brought the field to the green flag and Schley drove to the early lead from the inside groove as Ricky Heinan, Brian Holtz, and Alex Prunty battled behind the lead duo. Chwala applied heavy pressure to Schley for the lead, trying both the inside and outside grooves to get by which allowed Heinan and Prunty to close in. As the leaders worked lapped traffic, Schley was able to maintain his slight lead over Chwala while Prunty was able to use the traffic to get around Heinan for third. After numerous attempts to take the lead from the outside, Chwala’s car lost traction on lap 15 and he spun off turn two and the caution flag waved as Tyler Hromadka’s car spun as well. Schley chose the inside lane for the restart while second place Prunty went to the outside with Heinan and Mike Held lined up in order behind them. Schley was able to hold onto the lead for a single circuit as racing resumed before Prunty powered by on the outside, bringing Held along with him. Heinan also was able to advance around Schley in the waning laps for third, leaving Schley to race with Jordan DeVoy over fourth. Prunty was able to keep Held at bay and he drove to the victory, leaving Held to settle for second. Heinan took the checkered flag in third while an incident between Schley and DeVoy coming to the checkered flag in which DeVoy’s car spun off turn four was under review at the time of this article. DeVoy was scored fourth and Al Stippich fifth with the official results pending.
 
Late model heat races were won by Grant Griesebach who held off Joe Bongiorno for his first victory in the division and Jerry Mueller who muscled his way around Kyle Chwala on the final lap. Alex Prunty was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.203 seconds.
 
Andy Welter passed early leader Scott Hoeft on lap three and drove to the victory in the 25-lap Area Sportsman feature. Nick Egan and Adam Peschek both charged from the rear of the field to finish second and third respectively while Joe Shelby and Adam Bleskan rounded out the top five finishers.
 
Adam Bleskan won the Area Sportsman heat race and Nick Egan was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.130 seconds.
 
Heather Stark captured the first feature victory by a female driver at the Slinger Speedway in over a decade as she led start to finish to win the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature. EJ Waldron finished second and Jacob Schraufnagel was third. Dale Kiley-Schaefer and Tom Berens rounded out the top five.
 
Steve Zoromski won the Slinger Bee semi-feature over Jakob Hassler and John Daley. Misty Benn finished fourth and Tristan Dorzok was fifth. Brandon Tackes was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 14.754 seconds.
 
Kyle Pritchard won the Spectator Eliminator races and Scott Goetzke was the winner of the Figure 8 race to close the evening.
STEVE APEL SCORES CLEAN SWEEP AT SLINGER!
By Dan Margetta
 
Slinger, Wis., May 3— Defending super late model track champion Steve Apel returned to victory lane in grand fashion Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway by setting fast time, winning his heat race, and then prevailing in a hard fought battle with Dennis Prunty to win the 60-lap main event.
“This is a good start to the year and that was a heck of a battle with Dennis (Prunty) for the lead,” Apel exclaimed from victory lane after several laps of intense side by side racing, “He bumped me and I bumped him back, we got sideways and we got back at it…I’m tired!”
“I’m not sure what happened, maybe I had a fuel issue,” Prunty said after a momentary slow down relegated him from the lead battle to a third place finish, “We touched a couple of times and my car was so good on the outside but it wasn’t good enough to get it done today.”
Tim Lampman and Conrad Morgan led the field to the green flag and they traded the top spot during the opening laps with Travis Dassow, Chris Blawat, and Jamie Wallace following close behind them. Lampman claimed sole possession of the lead from the inside lane, leaving Morgan to battle with Dassow over second as both Dennis Prunty and Steve Apel advanced to join the lead pack. Dassow’s car washed wide in turn two allowing Blawat to take over in the battle with Morgan for second as Jamie Wallace also worked his by as Dassow fought to control his car. On lap six, Dassow’s car slid up the track once again, momentarily bottling up those behind him and in the aftermath, Rich Loch and Fred Winn hooked together and spun off the backstretch to draw the first caution flag. Lampman and Morgan resumed their side by side battle for the lead as racing resumed with Blawat and Wallace racing in tandem behind them just ahead of Prunty and Apel who also raced door to door over fifth. Morgan’s car drifted high in between turns three and four on lap 13 and as he slowed to save the car, Blawat and Wallace dove to the inside, setting up a three-wide situation that ended with Wallace spinning off the nose of Blawat’s car into turn one and the caution flag waved again.
Lampman and Morgan again resumed their fight for the lead as the green flag waved but this time they had Apel and Prunty breathing down their necks from the outside lane while Josh Wallace and Rob Braun used the inside groove to join the front runners. Morgan was able to wrestle the lead away from the outside lane as Lampman’s car began to loosen up on the inside and a few laps later both Apel and Prunty also worked their way around Lampman and into second and third respectively. Apel soon tracked down Morgan and worked the inside groove to grab the lead and Prunty soon followed suit, taking over second place as Morgan dropped to third. Prunty then went to work on Apel for the lead, applying heavy pressure to Apel’s rear bumper in the center of the turns. Apel’s car kicked sideways off turn four after mild contact from Prunty but he kept his foot in it and continued to battle alongside Prunty for the lead. After several laps of side by side racing, Prunty was able to drive to the lead from the outside but Apel kept him in his sights and a spin by Nick Wagner in turn four on lap 52 set up an eight lap shootout between the two super late model champions. Prunty chose the outside lane for the restart and as racing resumed was able to edge ahead of Apel entering turn one. However, Prunty’s car slowed off turn two and Apel and Morgan raced by before Prunty picked up speed again off turn four. Once out front Apel would not be denied and he held off Morgan for his first feature victory of the season, completing the clean sweep on the afternoon. Morgan finished a strong second while Prunty recovered to finish third. Tim Lampman and Josh Wallace rounded out the top five finishers in fourth and fifth respectively. Jamie Wallace finished sixth ahead of Rich Loch and Rob Braun while Chris Blawat and Travis Dassow completed the top ten.
Braison Bennett held off his father Lowell Bennett to win the 30-lap super late model semi-feature and they along with Pat McIntee and Dan Church advanced to the main event. Super late model heat race wins were recorded by Lowell Bennett, Dale Prunty, and Steve Apel while Apel was also the fastest qualifier at 11.318 seconds.
Mike Held captured his first career Slinger Speedway feature victory in the 40-lap late model main event.
Ricky Heinan and Jack Stern paced the field to the green flag and Heinan drove to the early lead while Stern raced with Brian Holtz and Jordan DeVoy for the second through fourth spots. Behind the top four Kyle Chwala and Mike Held began to work their way forward just before the caution flag waved on lap nine for a spin by Joe Bongiorno in turn two. Heinan led the first lap back under green but then slid loose off turn four which allowed Stern to take command from the outside and bring Held along with him into second. Stern paced the event for a few laps before Held tracked him down and took the top spot with an inside pass just before the caution waved again on lap 33 Tyler Schley’s car looped around off turn two. While under the caution period it was determined the car of Tyler Hromadka was leaking fluid and during the clean up Stern left the speedway with some sort of mechanical issue. That advanced Chwala to the second position and he lined up alongside Held for the restart with seven laps to go. Held would not be denied however and he drove to his first career feature victory while Chwala took the checkered flag in second. Alex Prunty sliced his way forward in the closing laps to finish third while Ricky Heinan and Grant Griesbach rounded out the top five.
Duke Long and Ricky Heinan each were winners of late model heat races and Mike Held was the fastest qualifier after circling the speedway in 12.162 seconds.
Adam Peschek won the Area Sportsman feature over Joe Shelby and Nick Egan while Andy Welter finished fourth ahead of Nick Ostberg in fifth. Peschek also won the heat race and Egan was the fastest qualifier at 13.086 seconds.
Nick Schmidt won the Slinger Bees feature, holding off the challenges of Tom Berens for the victory. Brandon Tackes crossed the finish line in third while Matt Rose and Jakob Hassler finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Nick Schmidt also won the Slinger Bees semi-feature over Paul Reagles and Jared Deming. Slinger Bees heat races were won by Paul Reagles, Nick Schmidt, and Heather Stark while Carl Benn set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 14.644 seconds.
Derek Doerr won the American Super Cup feature over David Cerer and Andy Forster. Chris Deren and Ken Jones completed the top five finishers. David Cerer won the American Super Cup heat race and Derek Doerr was the fastest qualifier at 15.237 seconds.
Justin Wemette was the winner of the Spectator Eliminator races in his Subaru while Joe Mueller won the Figure 8 race which was the final event on the afternoon.

DENNIS PRUNTY ALL THE WAY IN MILLER LITE 75 AT SLINGER!

By Dan Margetta

 

Slinger, Wis., April 26—The record books will show Dennis Prunty led every lap in the Miller Lite 75-lap super late model season opening feature Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway but the eventful race was anything but a cake walk for the 2012 track champion as he had to survive numerous incidents and turn back the challenges of Rob Braun en route to victory.

Prunty bested pole sitter Tim Lampman at the drop of the green flag and immediately drove to the lead from his outside front row starting position while Braun went to work on Lampman for second with Chris Blawat, Gary LaMonte, Ryan DeStefano, and Dan Church all mixing it up for position behind them. On the second lap, LaMonte bobbled in between turns three and four and swung wildly toward the outside wall before saving the car and continuing on despite losing several positions. With Prunty maintaining his lead, a mid-pack dust up around lap 15 sent Blawat cutting across the infield and left a struggling Nick Wagner with a flat left rear tire as cars scrambled to avoid his slowed machine. Wagner was unable to steer the car off the racing surface and as he slid to a stop on the frontstetch to draw the caution flag, he was tagged by Travis Dassow, who had already committed to the high side to get by and was left with nowhere to go.

Prunty chose the outside lane for the restart, leaving Braun the inner groove and Braun made several attempts to take command of the event from the low side only to have Prunty power ahead off the corner and keep the lead. Behind the lead duo, Lampman, DeStefano, Church, and Mike Egan all raced in a tight pack for the third through sixth spots. Lowell Bennett and Steve Apel also joined that battle and within a few laps both used the outside lane to pass Egan just before Lampman’s race ended with engine problems on lap 28 and the fluid spewed from his car drew the race’s second caution flag.

Prunty again left Braun the inside lane for the restart and this time Braun kept even for the lead for a few laps before once again, Prunty eventually pulled ahead while DeStefano, Church, Bennett, and Apel were joined by Egan and Conrad Morgan in their fight for position. Morgan’s car suddenly snapped around in turn one on lap 40 and as the caution flag waved it was quickly determined a majority of the race track was coated in oil leaked from an unknown car. As Morgan was awarded his spot back due to the oil, Apel’s car was found to be the source of the fluid and he was taken off the track only to return later several laps down.

Following a massive clean-up, the race restarted with Prunty once again choosing the outside lane and as Braun charged into turn one from the inside, he slid in the oil dry and skated high up the track, saving the car as Lowell Bennett raced by into second. A half spin by Fred Winn in turn two on lap 42 slowed the event once again under caution with Prunty now leading over Bennett, Braun, Church, and Egan. Bennett took his shot from the inside as racing resumed but once again, Prunty was able to power ahead exiting the turns as Bennett soon became under attack from both Braun and Church for the second position. Bennett’s car appeared to swing wide off turn four as the field completed lap 45 and when the cars exited turn two, contact during the battle for second pushed Bennett’s car into the backstretch wall. As he slid off the fence towards turn three, Bennett’s car turned to the left and was struck hard on the left side by the car of Ryan DeStefano. The incident produced a red flag on the speedway as Bennett was tended to and later taken to the hospital for an apparent foot injury.

The final 30 laps were contested caution free as Braun made numerous charges from the inside lane but each time was unable to unseat Prunty from the top spot. Prunty pulled away in the later stages and drove under the checkered flag for the victory while Braun settled for second place with Conrad Morgan rebounding to finish third. Mike Egan and Rich Loch rounded out the top five finishers in fourth and fifth respectively. Brad Mueller finished a respectable sixth ahead of Josh Wallace and John DeAngelis while Steve Apel and Nick Wagner completed the top ten despite being many laps down at the finish.

Josh Wallace won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Brad Mueller and Conrad Morgan as they along with fourth place finisher Fred Winn all advanced to the main event. James Swan missed the cut by one spot and finished fifth. Super late model heat race wins were recorded by Josh Wallace, Lowell Bennett and Travis Dassow while Steve Apel was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.262 seconds.

Alex Prunty and Casey Johnson battled for the lead throughout the 40-lap late model feature before Prunty was able to edge ahead at the finish and record the victory.

Johnson led the opening laps over Ryan Zielski, Jordan DeVoy, Mike Held, and Prunty before the first caution flag waved when Zielski spun off turn four after contact from Held. As racing resumed, Johnson and Prunty traded the lead over the next several laps as both drivers used both the high and low grooves to work their way by one another while DeVoy occupied third ahead of Jerry Mueller and Brian Holtz. With close contact racing occurring through the field, a spin by Duke Long on lap 27 drew the second caution flag of the race with Prunty leading over Johnson and DeVoy. Prunty and Johnson resumed their lead battle on the restart with Prunty edging ahead just before the caution waved again two laps later when Corey Funk looped his car on the front straightaway. After another quick caution on lap 31, Prunty and Johnson picked up just where they left off and again battled hard for the lead. Prunty eventually prevailed while Wayne Freimund and Jerry Mueller went to war for the fourth position. Their battling allowed Mike Held to charge by while Prunty maintained his lead over Johnson and DeVoy. Prunty held off Johnson and drove to the victory while Johnson finished a close second just ahead of DeVoy who turned in an impressive performance by finishing third. Mike Held was fourth and Jerry Mueller edged Wayne Freimund for fifth.

Wayne Freimund won the 20-lap late model semi-feature over rookie Joe Bongiorno and Jack Stern. Tyler Schley and Jake Vanoskey rounded out the top five. Late model heat races were won by Jack Stern, Al Stippich, and Casey Johnson while Alex Prunty set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 12.065 seconds.

Jason Thoma edged Bill Prietzel in a thrilling finish to the Area Sportsman 30-lap feature as the two raced under the checkered flag side by side.

Scott Hoeft paced the opening laps before getting crossed up in turn two on lap 19 and looping his car on the backstretch to draw a caution flag. Devin Schmidt took the lead for a lap from there before getting passed by Bill Prietzel on lap 20. Jason Thoma advanced through the field and challenged Priezel for the top spot and the two raced door to door for the lead in the closing laps. On the final lap with the pair side by side, Thoma edged Prietzel for the win in a photo finish while Adam Peschek finished third. Joe Shelby and Nick Egan rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

Area Sportsman heat race wins were captured by Jay Kalbus and Andy Welter while Bill Prietzel set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 12.868 seconds.

Tom Berens won the 25-lap Slinger Bees feature over Nick Schmidt and Dale Kiley-Schaefer. Jacob Schraufnagel took the checkered flag in fourth ahead of defending track champion Brandon Tackes in fifth.

EJ Waldron won the Slinger Bees semi-feature over Tristan Dorzok and Jared Deming. Jayden Buckley and Kevin Bush rounded out the top five. Slinger Bees heat races were won by EJ Waldron, Rick Schaefer, and Tom Berens while Jacob Schraufnagel set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 14.670 seconds.

Scott Goetzke closed out the afternoon by winning the Figure 8 race with a last lap pass of Joe Mueller.

2015 Slinger Speedway Schedule

Preliminary Schedule – updates will be added

Afternoon Racing - Qualifying 12:00 Racing 2:00pm

April 5 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

April 12 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

April 19 – Sunday Afternoon Annual Open Race Day for all divisions Noon to 4 - free general admission seating rain date Saturday April 25.

April 26 - Sunday Afternoon 2 pm - Miller Lite Spring Opener 75 lap Super Late Model Race starting the 68th season at Slinger Speedway. FULL RACING PROGRAM. Rain Date May 3

May 3 – Sunday Afternoon 2 pm - full racing program

May 10 – Happy Mother’s Day Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day 2 pm – 6 pm Free General Admission

NIGHT RACING STARTS - Qualifying 5:00 Racing 6:30pm 

May 17 – Sunday Night - full racing program

May 24 – FIREWORKS Memorial Day Special with Fireworks 75 lap Super Late Model Feature and full racing program.  Rain Date: Monday night May 25

May 31 – Full race program plus MWS - LM off

June 7 – Full racing program

June 14 – Full race program Plus MWS - AS off

June 21 – Full race program Scout Night All uniformed scouts get in FREE!

June 28 – FIREWORKS: Independence Day Celebration 75-lap Super Late Model Feature and full race program, rain date July 5.

July 5 - Full race program Miss Slinger Speedway Contest

July 12 – Prelude to the Nationals King of the High Banks LM, MWS, AS, SB, F8

July 13 - Slinger Nationals prelims

July 14 - The 36th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite - 200 lap Super Late Model Rain date: Wednesday July 15

July 19 – Full racing program 

July 26 – HD Bike Night Full Racing Program

August 2 – Celebrity Night full racing program

August 9 – Full race program  plus MWS - AS off

August 15 – SATURDAY NIGHT – SlamFest rain date Saturday Night August 22

August 16 – Fan Appreciation Night full racing program

August 23 – Full racing program plus MWS - LM off

August 30 – Full racing program

September 6 –   FIREWORKS: Labor Day Celebration 100-lap Super Late Model Feature and full race program Super Late Model Championship Night. Rain date: Monday night September 7.

September 12 - Memorial Go Karts

Afternoon Racing - Qualifying 12:00 Racing 2:00pm

September 13 – Slinger Season Championships LM, MWS, AS, SB, F8

September 20 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

September 27 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating