By Dan Margetta
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Eddie May made the trip from Illinois to the Slinger high banks and
it paid off with a victory in the 35-lap late model feature over Ryan
DeStefano and Alex Prunty.
Nick Wendt and Mark Kissinger paced the field to the green flag and
they raced side by side for the lead in the opening laps before Wendt
prevailed from the inside. Adam Peschek tried to take advantage of the
opening to the inside of Kissinger but as they battled for the second
spot, contact between the cars sent Kissinger spinning around off turn
four to produce the caution flag. Both Peschek and Kissinger restarted
the race from the rear of the field as Wendt led over Eddie May, Justin
Poenitsch, and Al Stippich. Wendt and May raced door to door for the
lead as racing resumed and several laps later, May’s persistence on the
outside paid off as he cleared Wendt for the lead. Once out front, May
began to stretch his advantage while Wendt was forced to defend second
from both Poenitsch and Stippich who both raced directly behind Wendt.
The caution flag appeared on lap 19 when Pat McIntee had problems and
rode along the frontstretch wall with May leading over Wendt and
Poenitsch. May once again showed the way as racing resumed over Wendt
while Ryan DeStefano, Alex Prunty, and John DeAngelis all caught up to
the leaders. Poenitsch spun off turn four while trying to turn back a
challenge from DeStefano to produce the caution flag on lap 24 with May
leading over DeStefano, Prunty, DeAngelis, and Dan Church. May was up to
the task in the closing laps and he fended off all challengers to
capture the victory over DeStefano and Prunty while DeAngelis and Church
finished in fourth and fifth respectively.
Church was the winner of the late model fast dash while Nick Wendt won
the first late model heat race over Adam Peschek and Eddie May. Brad
Norgard took top honors in the second late model heat race over Pat
McIntee and Tim Lange. Alex Prunty was the fastest qualifier with a lap
of 12.370 seconds.