Monday, September 10, 2012

Alex WIns 2012 Slinger Speeway Late Model Track Championship!

It was a family affair, as not only did Alex Prunty win the Late Model track championship Sunday, but his uncle Dennis also became the 2012 Slinger Speedway Super Late Model Champion!

Both Alex&Dennis celebrate being crownded 2012 Slinger Speedway Champions

Ryan DeStefano took top honors in the 35-lap late model feature while Alex Prunty captured his first late model track championship.

Alex and his family pose for championship photos!
Adam Peschek paced the opening laps over Justin Poenitsch and John DeAngelis while Alex Prunty and Ryan DeStefano raced close behind. A traffic jam throughout the field on lap three created a multi-car incident in turn four in which fast qualifier Dan Church sustained the most damage after striking the retaining wall head on. Peschek continued to lead over Poenitsch and Prunty on the restart with DeAngelis and DeStefano right behind them in fourth and fifth. DeStefano used an inside pass to take fourth from DeAngelis and then he and Prunty began to work their way forward, pressuring Poenitsch for second as Peschek continued to lead. Prunty and DeStefano both worked their way around Poenitsch on the inside and began to track Peschek for the lead, catching him by lap 25. Prunty again used the inside to pass Peschek for the lead and DeStefano followed before Peschek broke loose off turn two and spun to the infield on lap 30 to produce the caution flag. During the caution period, smoke began to slowly emit from Prunty’s car however, no fluid was leaking from it and he remained on the speedway for the final restart. As the green flag waved, DeStefano was on his marks and he charged into the lead as Prunty settled into second with the laps winding down. DeStefano raced to the win while Prunty’s second place finish earned him the track championship. Jerry Mueller finished third while Justin Poenitsch and Pat McIntee rounded out the top five as John DeAngelis and Al Stippich crashed hard in turn four while racing to the checkered flag for position.

Story by: Dan Margetta
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