BLAWAT NETS SECOND FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON AT SLINGER!

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Slinger, Wis., June 19—For the second time in three weeks Chris Blawat found himself in victory lane at the Slinger Super Speedway after the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday night.

“That car was awesome, it’s the kind of car you dream of driving, “ Blawat told the crowd afterward, “We’re having a good year here and we’ll take it.”
Grant Griesbach and Steve Apel paced the field to the green flag and Apel quickly jumped to the early lead from the outside leaving Griesbach to battle alongside Nick Wagner for second with Chris Blawat and Alex Prunty directly behind them. As Apel began to inch away, Wagner eventually took over the second spot with an outside pass on Griesbach and Blawat followed a few laps later, making a similar move on the high side to move into third. Prunty also worked his way around Griesbach and into fourth while Rob Braun began to challenge the top five as well. Apel maintained his lead while Blawat tracked down Wagner and slipped by on the inside for second just before the first caution flag waved on lap 13 when Duke Long and Mitch McGrath tangled in turn one. Apel chose the outside lane for the restart and as the green flag waved, Blawat was able to stay alongside his door through the turn from the inside groove and was able to wrestle the lead away on lap 15. Apel slid back in line behind Blawat in second while Alex Prunty charged by Wagner on the outside for third. Prunty then tracked down Apel for second and made numerous attempts to maneuver to the inside after Apel’s car washed slightly off the turns. Prunty nudged his way alongside off turn two on lap 33 but Apel held him tight from the outside and would not allow Prunty to complete the pass. On lap 36 Prunty once again dove to the inside of Apel entering turn one but as he exited turn two, the upward momentum from Prunty’s car combined with Apel turning left to line up the backstretch made for a tight squeeze off the corner and the back end of Prunty’s car looped around and he slid down the backstretch as the caution flag waved for the second time. Blawat chose the inside lane for the restart and Apel hung tough from the outside as he barely led the first lap back under green but Blawat was strong as well and he reclaimed the top spot a lap later. Behind the top two, Rob Braun moved into third place as Nick Wagner washed high through turns three and four before eventually looping around to draw the third caution flag on lap 38. Once again Blawat took to the bottom for the restart and Apel again was able to challenge from the top side as racing resumed. Apel again paced the first two laps back under green and just as before Blawat gradually worked the low side to reclaim the lead on lap 39. Rob Braun and Brad Keith began to battle over the third spot while James Swan and Ryan DeStefano joined the top five. Braun prevailed in the battle for third and then tracked down Apel for second, working him over until he was able to race by on the inside. Once into second, Braun began to slice into Blawat’s lead as the laps began to click away. Suddenly with three laps to go, Braun dropped his car to the apron and came to a halt in the infield, leaving Blawat with a sizeable lead over Apel and Brad Keith. Blawat charged to his second feature victory in three weeks as Apel finished in the runner up slot for the second consecutive week. Brad Keith finished a strong third while Ryan DeStefano and James Swan rounded out the top five. Fred Winn finished in sixth place and Grant Griesbach was seventh. Lowell Bennett crossed the finish line in eighth place while Travis Dassow and Tim Lampman completed the top ten.

Lowell Bennett, John DeAngelis Jr., and Steve Apel all were super late model heat race winners and Travis Dassow was the fastest qualifier after circling the speedway in 11.295 seconds.

Kyle Chwala captured his first career late model feature victory in the 40-lap main event.

Al Stippich and Ryan Gutknecht led the field to the green flag and Stippich used the inside line to take the early lead over Gutknecht while Tyler James and Kyle Chwala raced for third with Mike Meyerhofer, Ryan Farrell, Mike Held, and Jordan DeVoy close behind. Chwala first tried the outside lane then dove to the inside a few laps later to take second place from Gutknecht while the rest of the frontrunners remained side by side behind them. Chwala then tracked down Stippich and pressured him heavily for the lead as a spin by Zach Braun in turn four produced the caution flag on lap 23. Stippich chose the inside lane for the restart with Chwala moving to the outside and as racing resumed, Chwala was able to keep even with Stippich as they decided the top spot racing door to door. Stippich had a difficult time keeping his car down off the turns which allowed Chwala to prevail from the outside to take the lead on lap 26 as Ryan Farrell advanced into third just ahead of Gutknecht. With Chwala continuing to lead, Farrell went to work on Stippich for second having his numerous inside looks thwarted when Stippich closed the door entering the turns. After repeated warnings from the flagman toward Stippich to maintain his lane, Farrell eventually wrestled his way by Stippich and into second as Jordan DeVoy tried to follow Farrell’s lead from third. DeVoy also peeked to the inside of Stippich for the position and when Stippich defended the maneuver by closing the door again he drew the black flag from the flagman. As the laps wound down, Kyle Chwala would not be denied as he drove to his first career late model feature victory while Ryan Farrell completed his best run of the season with a second place finish. Jordan DeVoy finished in third place ahead of Mike Held and Ryan Gutknecht in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Jack Stern and Kyle Chwala each won late model heat races and Mike Held was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.293 seconds.

Andy Welter had to fend off the challenges of Paul Wagner to win the 35-lap Area Sportsman feature.

Wendt set the pace from the drop of the green flag but was challenged heavily by Wagner who never left his rear bumper throughout the event. Wagner dogged Welter for all 35 laps but could never find a way around as Welter drove to the feature win. Scott Hoeft advanced through the field to finish in third place while Jacob Schraufnagel and Brad Hetzel rounded out the top five. Ken Au and Paul Wagner each recorded Area Sportsman heat race victories while Scott Hoeft set fast time for the division by touring the soeedway in 13.098 seconds.

Tom Berens held off Nick Schmidt to win the 25-lap Slinger Bees feature. Steve Zoromski took the checkered flag in third place but later was deemed to not pass post race technical inspection while Rick Schaefer and Heather Stark rounded out the top five. Slinger Bee heat races were won by Gerald Lyon, Paul Reagles, and Nick Schmidt while Tom Berens topped the qualifying charts with a lap of 14.518 seconds.

Brian Baldyga won the 20-lap American Super Cup feature over Amanda Bohn and Tony Rendina. Greg Davis finished fourth and Brandon Mennicke finished in fifth place. American Super Cup heat races were won by Tony Rendina and Preston Stoecker while Brian Baldyga was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 15.383 seconds.

Dave Siehndel won the Spectator Eliminator races in his Chevy Camaro and Scott Goetzke closed the evening by winning the Figure 8 event.

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BRAUN GETS FIRST FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON!

Photos By: Bob Schneider Jr.

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By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 12—Rob Braun patiently waited in second place for most of the wild 60-lap super late model main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway before making his way around defending track champion Steve Apel in the closing laps to capture his first feature victory of the season.
“We’ve had a rough year and it’s been frustrating,” Braun stated from victory lane describing his team’s effort this season, “I was in the garage until four o’clock in the morning, sitting there almost falling asleep, working on this thing trying to get it ready.”

Braun started from the pole position but it was outside front row starter, Steve Apel who quickly established himself as the leader, leaving Braun to battle Conrad Morgan for second place ahead of Grant Griesbach, Nick Wagner, and Alex Prunty. The first of many caution flags waved on lap eight when Mitch McGrath’s car looped around in turn three while battling for position with James Swan. Apel chose the outside groove for the restart and once again charged to the lead as Morgan maintained second while Griesbach, Braun, and Prunty disputed third place. Eventually the inside groove prevailed as Braun and Prunty both moved past Griesbach, dropping him into a battle over fifth with Brad Mueller. While Prunty continued to challenge Braun for third, Mueller made repeated attempts on the inside to get by Griesbach in fourth, but couldn’t complete the pass as his car would slide loose off the corners. Mueller’s car eventually broke loose off turn four on lap 27 to draw a caution flag with Apel leading over Morgan, Prunty, Braun, and Griesbach. Once again Apel chose the outside lane leaving Morgan the inside and after two aborted attempts at restarting, the green finally appeared but only for a lap as Duke Long’s car broke loose mid-pack and bottled up the cars of James Swan, Brad Keith, and Brad Mueller in turn three with Swan’s car resting atop the left side of Keith’s machine. A similar lineup for the restart with Apel again choosing the high lane and Morgan on the low side produced nearly the same results as just after receiving the green flag, Morgan’s car drifted a bit wide off turn four where it was tagged by Prunty and sent spinning off the front straightaway producing yet another caution period. Prunty and Morgan were placed at the rear of the field for the next restart which left Apel leading over Rob Braun, Griesbach, and last week’s feature winner, Chris Blawat.

After another aborted restart which resulted in Duke Long and Morgan turning sideways deep in the pack in turn four, the field finally put in some green flag laps with Apel continuing to lead over Braun and Griesbach. However, three laps later, the yellow flag would wave again for an incident between Mike Egan and Mitch McGrath in turn four on lap 31. Apel maintained the lead despite some serious challenges from Braun in the inside groove while Griesbach held off Blawat and Ryan DeStefano for third. As racing resumed, Apel used the outside groove to keep command over Braun while Blawat used the inside lane to take third away from Griesbach while Joh, n DeAngelis and Alex Prunty moved forward to challenge DeStefano over fifth. The racing action came to a halt on lap 36 when Conrad Morgan’s car pounded the turn four wall nose first before crumpling to a stop in the infield as the red flag was displayed. Morgan was assisted from his car and transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Once the track was cleared and racing resumed, Apel again used the outside groove to power into the lead over Braun, Blawat, and Griesbach while Prunty used the inside lane to move around DeStefano for fifth. Jon DeAngelis attempted to follow Prunty’s inside move around DeStefano but the two made contact, looping both cars down the front straight to draw yet another caution on lap 45. On the ensuing restart, Apel continued to use the outside lane to keep the lead, however, Braun wouldn’t let him get away and made repeated attempts to turn under Apel for the lead. Behind the top two, Blawat began to close from third while Alex Prunty worked his way around Griesbach and into fourth just before yet another yellow flag appeared on lap 53 for an incident between Fred Winn and Pat McIntee in turn one. This time however, Braun wasn’t ready to let Apel get away from the outside and he stayed even in the inside groove as the two raced door to door for the lead with the laps counting down. Braun was able to edge ahead slightly at the line with five laps to go and then took sole possession of the top spot a lap later as Apel pulled in behind him just prior to the final caution flag waving for debris on the backstretch on lap 57. Braun was ready for the three lap shootout and he held off Apel to capture his first super late model feature victory of the season. Apel finished a strong second and took over the championship points lead while Alex Prunty finished third and moved into second place in the point standings. Chris Blawat followed up last week’s winning run with a solid fourth place finish and Grant Griesbach scored his best super late model feature finish in fifth. Ryan DeStefano finished sixth followed by John DeAngelis in seventh while Duke Long, Brad Kossow, and Fred Winn rounded out the top ten.

John DeAngelis won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Mike Egan and Brad Kossow. Pat McIntee finished fourth to transfer to the main event and Tim Lampman took the checkered flag in fifth. Super late model heat race victories were recorded by John DeAngelis, Brad Keith, and Steve Apel. Brad Mueller was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.291 seconds.

Mike Held drove to victory in the 40-lap late model feature over Jack Stern and Steven Schulz.

Kyle Chwala and Jack Stern brought the field to the green flag and Stern raced out to the early lead as Ryan Farrell moved up into second place by lap five. Stern maintained the top spot over Farrell while Steven Schulz, Held, and Jordan DeVoy began to advance forward. An incident between Jake Vanoskey and Andy Evraets on lap 16 produced the caution flag with Stern leading over Farrell, Held, Ryan Gutknecht, and DeVoy. Held took advantage of the cone on the restart and used the outside lane choice to challenge for the lead as racing resumed. Stern held the point until lap 27 when Held was able to get by for the lead on the outside. Held was able to maintain the lead through another caution period as he drove to the victory. Stern finished in second place followed by Schulz and Jordan DeVoy. Ryan Gutknecht was fifth. Late model heat races were won by Kyle Chwala and Andy Evraets while Jordan DeVoy was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.223 seconds.

Ryan Gutknecht hold off Eric Lingford to win the 35-lap Midwest Sportsman feature. Chris Ratajczyk took the checkered flag in third place followed by Ken Calhoun and Jimmie Evans. Scott Shambeau and Ryan Gutknecht each took home Midwest Sportsman heat race victories while Kenny Joosten was the fastest qualifier at 12.899 seconds.

Nick Schmidt won the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature while heat race wins went to Matt Urban, Todd Buckley, and Tom Berens. Berens also set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 14.375 seconds.

David Prunty closed out the evening by driving his Corvette to the win in the Spectator Eliminator events.

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E.H. WOLF MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL GOES TO CONRAD MORGAN!

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By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., May 29—South Eastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Famer Conrad Morgan notched yet another win in his impressive career as he drove to victory in the E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day 75-lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Singer Super Speedway.

After taking the lead near the halfway mark, Morgan held off a hard charging Alex Prunty his first super late model feature victory of the season while for Prunty, it was the super late model rookie’s second consecutive runner-up finish.

Ryan DeStefano and Fred Winn brought the field to the green flag with Nick Wagner and Mitch McGrath behind them and all spent time near the front of the field as caution flags slowed the action on lap seven and lap 22. DeStefano was out front following the lap 22 slow-down over Conrad Morgan, Gary LaMonte, and Alex Prunty, while Dennis Prunty, Jeff Holtz, and Steve Apel lurked close behind. DeStefano paced the event until just before halfway when Morgan made his move to take the lead while Alex Prunty and Holtz moved into third and fourth respectively as Dennis Prunty, Apel, and LaMonte battled for fifth place behind them. Hard racing between Dennis Prunty and Apel on lap 35 drew another caution flag and both took the restart from the rear of the field, leaving DeStefano out front over Morgan, Alex Prunty, and Holtz. Morgan went to work on the restart and a lap later, grabbed the lead on lap 36 while Apel and Dennis Prunty began to work their way forward again. With Morgan out front over Alex Prunty, Holtz was able to take third place from DeStefano who faded a bit as Apel, Dennis Prunty, and LaMonte all were able to get by for position. Morgan would not be denied in the final laps and he drove under the checkered flag to take the victory, leaving Alex Prunty to settle for second place for the second consecutive week. Jeff Holtz advanced from deep in the field to finish third while Steve Apel and Dennis Prunty rounded out the top five. Gary LaMonte finished in sixth place ahead of Ryan DeStefano and John DeAngelis Jr. in seventh and eighth respectively while Grant Griesbach and Brad Keith completed the top ten finishers.

Brad Keith won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Jeff Holtz and John DeAngelis Jr. Jerry Mueller and Tim Lampman rounded out the top five. Super late model heat race victories were recorded by Dan Church, Dennis Prunty, and Mitch McGrath. Gary LaMonte was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.328 seconds.

Jordan DeVoy won his second late model feature event of the season as he held off Tyler James to win the 40-lap main event. Mike Held finished third while Mike Meyerhofer and Al Stippich rounded out the top five. The event was stopped momentarily when Jack Stern’s car made hard contact with the turn one wall before coming to rest and erupting in flames. The Slinger Speedway safety crew brought the blaze under control and Stern emerged from the incident uninjured. Al Stippich and Jakob Hassler each won a late model heat race and Jordan DeVoy was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.236 seconds.

Joe Shelby stopped Andy Welter’s win streak in the Area Sportsman division as he held off Welter to capture his first career feature victory in the 30-lap main event. Welter finished a strong second while Jacob Schraufnagel crossed the finish line in third ahead of Paul Wagner and Ken Au in fourth and fifth respectively. Adam Bleskan won the Area Sportsman heat race and Andy Welter was the fastest qualifier after circling the speedway in 13.119 seconds.

Kyle Stark won the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature over Jakob Hassler and Nick Schmidt. Tom Berens finished fourth and Jared Deming rounded out the top five in fifth place. Steve Zoromski won the Slinger Bee semi-feature over Paul Reagles and Carol Ostovich. Marty Tackes and Bill Ostovich Jr. finished in fourth and fifth respectively. Slinger Bee heat race victories went to Steve Zoromski, Nicole Mueller, and Nick Schmidt and Kyle Stark was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 14.439 seconds.

Willy Van Camp won the Figure 8 event over Scott Goetzke and Rick Bruskiewicz. Ryan Lovald was fourth while Russ Lorbiecki and Shane Becker rounded out the field in fifth and sixth respectively.

JAMIE WALLACE BACK IN VICTORY LANE AT SLINGER!

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By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., May 22— Jamie Wallace was back in victory lane at the Slinger Super Speedway Sunday night for the first time since 2009 after capturing the victory in the 60-lap Pepsi Challenge Series Round One super late model feature.

“They did a nice job on this car,” Wallace told the crowd afterwards, “everyone involved with the crew just did a great job. This is a family event for us and it’s a lot of fun.”

Wallace and Nick Wagner brought the field to the green flag and Wallace got the early jump from the pole position to take command while third place starter Fred Winn quickly moved into second leaving Wagner to battle with Alex Prunty for third. James Swan occupied the fifth spot just ahead of an intense battle between Chris Blawat, Steve Apel, Conrad Morgan, and Dennis Prunty. Wallace maintained his lead over Winn while Alex Prunty went to work on Wagner for third, pressuring him for a few laps before completing the pass as the leaders began to work lapped traffic. Wallace weaved his way through the lapped machines and continued to set the pace while Alex Prunty and Wagner began to run down Winn for the second position. Swan kept the top four in sight from the fifth spot while Blawat and Apel raced side by side behind him with Dennis Prunty in their tire tracks. Apel muscled his way by Blawat on the inside to grab sixth while Blawat was able to power his way on the outside to fend off Dennis Prunty to hang onto seventh. Closer to the front, Alex Prunty worked his way underneath Winn coming off turn four on lap 46 to take second and as Wagner tried to capitalize on the opening and grab third, Winn tried to cover his spot and the two cars lifted together and made heavy contact with the turn one wall to produce the one and only caution flag of the event.

Wallace chose the outside lane for the restart leaving Alex Prunty the inside groove as racing resumed with fourteen laps to go. Using his discretion as the leader, Wallace timed the start to be on the throttle at the new restart line and made Prunty wait just a split second which was enough power Wallace into the lead from the outside as the field exited turn two. Alex Prunty quickly fell into line in second while Swan, Apel, and Dennis Prunty staged a torrid battle for third with Swan and Apel side by side while an anxious Prunty looked high and low in an effort to get by. Wallace drove the final laps flawlessly and scored his first Slinger super late model feature win since 2009 while Alex Prunty’s runner-up performance was his best career super late model feature result. Swan held off the two most recent track champions to net third while Apel edged Dennis Prunty in a fender rubbing battle over fourth place. Chris Blawat finished sixth ahead of Conrad Morgan and Ryan DeStefano in seventh and eighth place respectively while John DeAngelis and Brad Mueller rounded out the top ten.
Brad Mueller won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Mitch McGrath and Brad Keith as they along with fourth place finisher Rob Braun all transferred to the main event. Lowell Bennett finished fifth. Super late model heat race victories went to Brad Keith, Mike Egan, and Dennis Prunty while the ageless Conrad Morgan set fast time with a lap of 11.321 seconds.

Bobby Gutknecht won the exciting 35-lap Midwest Sportsman feature as the division made its first appearance of the 2016 season.

Bobby Gutknecht and Ryan Gutknecht started on the front row and raced side by side, swapping the lead throughout most of the event. Ryan Gutknecht held the outside lane and Bobby Gutknecht worked the low line as neither could get a sizeable advantage to take sole possession of the lead. As the top two battled, Eric Lingford, Brian Holtz, and Bill Prietzel closed in to create a five car battle for the top spot as the laps wound down. On the final lap with the leaders still side by side, Ryan Gutknecht’s charge on the outside came to a halt when he broke loose in turn four and spun around, allowing Bobby Gutknecht to take the victory with Lingford finishing second. Prietzel collected the spinning Ryan Gutknecht as Brian Holtz finished third with Kenny Joosten and Jimmie Evans coming around to complete the top five finishers. Kenny Joosten and Eric Lingford each picked up a Midwest Sportsman heat race victory and Jimmie Evans nailed down his first career fast qualifier honors with a lap of 12.851 seconds.

Andy Welter remained perfect for the 2016 season in the Area Sportsman division as he drove to his third consecutive feature victory in the 30-lap main event.

Adam Blesken paced the opening laps before Ken Au took command of the race on lap eight. Au maintained the top spot until lap 14 when Welter swept by to take the lead. Welter could not be caught the rest of the way and he drove to the victory over Au and Bleskan while Jacob Schraufnagel finished fourth and Paul Wagner took the checkered flag in fifth. Earlier Adam Bleskan won the Area Sportsman heat race and Paul Wagner was the fastest qualifier after turning in lap at 13.127 seconds.

Jakob Hassler took the lead on lap eleven and drove the victory in the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature. Steve Zoromski crossed the finish line in second place while Tom Berens finished third. Emery Waldron completed a strong run in fourth place and Matt Rose was fifth. Rick Schaefer won the 15-lap Slinger Bee semi-feature over Kyle Sikora and Carol Ostovich. Tom Elsinger Jr. and Jordan Becker rounded out the top five. Carol Ostovich scored her first career heat race victory while Rick Schaefer and Heather Stark also captured Slinger Bee heat race wins. Tom Berens set a new track record in Slinger Bee qualifying with a lap of 14.395 seconds.

Scott Roberts won the Spectator Eliminator event in his 1987 Chevy Camaro while Scott Goetzke won the Figure 8 race that was shortened when Ron Schmitt and Brandon Fix collided in the “X.” Neither driver was seriously injured in the incident.

DENNIS PRUNTY EDGES STEVE APEL IN MILLER LITE 75 AT SLINGER!

By Dan Margetta

 

Slinger, Wis., April 24— As the laps wound down, Dennis Prunty outdueled Steve Apel in heavy traffic to capture the victory in the season opening Miller Lite 75 Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“We just got into lapped traffic and I was following Steve (Apel), “ Prunty stated from victory lane, describing the winning pass with three laps to go, “He was slipping and sliding and I was slipping and sliding and when he went down there, I just stuck it on the outside and it worked for me.”

Alex Prunty and Gary LaMonte led the field to the green flag and they swapped the lead in the opening laps before LaMonte eventually prevailed to take the top spot from the outside lane. Brad Mueller also used the outer groove to challenge Prunty for second place, taking the position after a few laps of side by side racing and Steve Apel followed suite with a similar outside move to grab the third spot. Conrad Morgan’s car slowed to the inside on lap ten to draw the first caution flag with LaMonte leading over Mueller, Apel, and Prunty. Despite losing several positions, Morgan was able to continue in the event as the field began to form for the restart.

LaMonte maintained the lead on the restart as Mueller challenged for the top spot on the outside as racing resumed while Jeff Holtz and Dennis Prunty joined the lead group alongside Apel and Alex Prunty. Mueller was able to work the outside long enough to take the lead on lap  17 while LaMonte and Holtz remained glued on his bumper with Apel and Dennis Prunty side by side behind them. Mueller was unable to protect both the high and low side and after a nudge from Holtz in turn three, he skated up the track allowing the inside running LaMonte, Holtz and Apel to charge by and into the first three spots. By the time Mueller gathered up his car, Prunty also slipped by as the race remained under green. With LaMonte out front, Apel went to work on Holtz for second, first making a charge on the inside before moving to the outside lane to finally complete the pass. Dennis Prunty and Mueller also took to the outside to work their way around Holtz and into third and fourth respectively as Apel tried to track down LaMonte for the lead. Apel, Prunty, and Mueller were able to close on LaMonte as the leaders began to work lapped traffic as the heavy traffic took its toll further in the field as Conrad Morgan and Jamie Wallace exited the event after suffering damage as the result of contact with a lapped machine. While still in traffic, Apel used the outside groove to pin LaMonte behind a lapped car, allowing the defending track champion to take the lead and bring Prunty and Mueller along with him as LaMonte fell to fourth. Still amidst lapped cars, Prunty looked to the inside of Apel for the lead but could only pull alongside before being blocked by traffic with less than ten laps to go. With three laps to go, Prunty moved to the outside and was able to get a run alongside Apel off turn two in effect, pinning him behind the lapped machines and allowing Prunty to take the lead. Apel could only charge to Prunty’s rear bumper in the closing laps as Prunty scored the win while Apel had to settle for second. Brad Mueller finished a close third while Gary LaMonte and Jeff Holtz rounded out the top five finishers.

Rob Braun edged James Swan to win the 30-lap super late model semi-feature as they along with third place Mitch McGrath and fourth place Brad Keith transferred to the main event. Grant Griesbach finished fifth. Super late model heat race victories were recorded by Jerry Eckhardt, Jerry Mueller, Casey Johnson, and Alex Prunty while Jeff Holtz was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.239 seconds.

Jordan DeVoy won the 40-lap late model feature over Kyle Chwala and Mike Held. Earlier leader Brian Holtz finished fourth while Mike Meyerhofer was fifth.

Holtz charged to the early lead over Tyler James, Ryan Gutknecht, Meyerhofer, and DeVoy while Chwala and Held raced close behind. The inside groove worked best early on and James, Meyerhofer, and Held advanced ahead while Gutknecht and DeVoy worked the outside with Holtz still leading. As Held passed Gutknecht on the front straightaway, his right rear made slight contact with Gutknecht’s left front which edged Gutknecht into the wall to draw the first caution on lap five. Held restarted from the rear of the field while Gutknecht retired from the race as Holtz led James, Meyerhofer, Chwala, and DeVoy. Holtz maintained his lead as racing resumed while James and DeVoy were able to move forward on the inside ahead of Meyerhofer and Chwala. Tyler Schley also worked the inside to get in front of Meyerhofer and Chwala while Mike Held worked his way forward from the rear of the field. A spin in turn four by Tyler Hromadka produced a caution flag on lap 14 with Holtz leading over DeVoy, James, Held, and Schley. On the restart, DeVoy was able to power ahead of Holtz from the outside lane to take the lead while James and Schley raced for third as Held battled with Chwala and Al Stippich just behind them. As the field raced off turn four Schley’s car swung wide in the outside lane and as he corrected it, side contact with James caused James’ car to spin across the track to produce another caution flag. As racing resumed, DeVoy continued to lead over Holtz while Stippich battled with Chwala and Held for third. Holtz became caught on the outside and he faded back as Stippich, Chwala and Held battled for second behind the leader DeVoy. With just four laps to go smoke began to billow from Stippich’s car and the caution waved as fluid was on the track. DeVoy was up to the task during the final laps and he drove to the victory over Chwala and Held while Holtz and Meyerhofer rounded out the top five.

Jordan DeVoy and Justin Poenitsch each won a late model heat race and Mike Held set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 12.053 seconds.

Andy Welter won the 30-lap Area Sporstman feature over Paul Wagner and Jake Schraufnagel while Jay Kalbus and Adam Bleskan rounded out the top five. Scott Reidner won the Area Sportsman heat race and Jake Schraufnagel was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.953 seconds.

Tom Berens won the 25-lap Slinger Bee feature over Steve Zoromski and Nick Schmidt. Kyle Sikora won the Slinger Bee semi-feature over Jayden Buckley and Jason Hennes. Slinger Bee heat races were won by Kyle Sikora and David Schmidt while Brandon Tackes set fast time with a lap of 14.933 seconds. Scott Goetzke was the winner of the Figure 8 race. 

2016 Slinger Speedway Schedule

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

April 3 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

April 10 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

April 17 – Sunday Afternoon Annual Open Race Day for all divisions Noon to 5 - free general admission seating rain date Saturday April 23.

April 24 - Sunday Afternoon 2 pm - Miller Lite Spring Opener 75 lap Super Late Model Race starting the 69th season at Slinger Speedway. FULL RACING PROGRAM. Rain Date May 1

May 1 – Sunday Afternoon 2 pm - full racing program

May 8 – Happy Mother’s Day Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day 2 pm – 6 pm - free general admission seating

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

May 15 – Sunday Night - full racing program

May 22 – Full race program plus MWS - LM off

May 29FIREWORKS Memorial Day Special with Fireworks 75 lap Super Late Model Feature and full racing program.  Rain Date: Monday night May 30

June 5 – Full racing program

June 12 – Full race program Reunion Night Plus MWS - AS off

June 19 – Full race program PMF Scout Night All uniformed scouts get in FREE!

June 26 – Full race program

July 3 - FIREWORKS Independence Day Celebration 75-lap Super Late Model Feature and full race program, rain date July 4.

July 10 – Full racing program

July 17 – Prelude to the Nationals King of the High Banks LM, MWS, AS, SB, F8

July 18 - Slinger Nationals prelims/testing

July 19 - The 37th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite - 200 lap Super Late Model Rain date: Wednesday July 20

July 24 – Full Racing Program

July 31 – Full racing program

August 7 – Full race program  plus MWS - AS off

August 13SATURDAY NIGHT – SlamFest rain date Saturday Night August 20

August 14 – Fan Appreciation Night full racing program

August 21 – Full racing program plus MWS - LM off

August 28 – Full racing program

September 4 –   FIREWORKS: Labor Day Celebration 100-lap Super Late Model Feature and full race program Super Late Model Championship Night. Rain date: Monday night September 5.

September 10 - Memorial Go Karts

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

September 11 – Slinger Season Championships LM, MWS, AS, SB, F8

September 18 – Sunday Afternoon Open Race Day - free general admission seating

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