Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

From everyone at APR, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2015!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good Weekend in Dells!

We had a great weekend racing in the Dells! We unloaded fast, and that's  one heck of an accomplishment, being that it's only the 3rd time I've ever raced there! We qualified 3rd, and ended up winning the fast dash for cash! With that, we started 6th in the feature, and battled the 2nd place qualifier side by side in the outside groove for 25 laps after the drop of the green flag. As the intense battle ended with us prevailing, we were able to run down several cars in front of us, but ran out of time as the checkered flag waved with us in the 4th position.

With as much fun and excitement the trip to the Dells brought, we have decided to go back and try again this weekend to get a win away from Slinger. Sunday morning we will convert the car back over to our Slinger set up and race Sunday night as well! Going to be a fun busy weekend!

Monday, August 11, 2014

3rd Win of Season Comes in Exciting Fashion!

Story By Dan Margetta

Mike Held forged ahead to lead the opening laps as Alex Prunty quickly slid into the second spot with Jack Stern, Ricky Heinan, and Dan Church close behind. A minor tangle between Jerry Mueller and Andy Evraets in turn three on the third lap bunched up the field causing Tyler Schley to hit the wall hard as the caution flag waved. Prunty was ready on the restart and he was able to charge ahead of Held for the lead as racing resumed, leaving Held to fend off Church and Stern for second. Church and Stern both made their way around Held for second and third respectively before the second caution flag waved on lap 10 for a spin by Corey Funk in turn four. Prunty maintained the lead over Church on the restart as two laps after the green flag appeared, the field slowed again when Grant Griesbach was tagged in the back while trying to edge inside of Ricky Heinan for the fifth spot, causing Griesbach to loop around and collect Steve Scheel and Andy Evraets. Al Stippich was also judged to be part of the incident and he restarted from the back as Prunty and Church lined up to duel for the lead once again. This time Church was able to gain the lead as the race got underway once again but Prunty remained in his tire tracks as it was evident the two would settle the outcome. Prunty took to the outside in the final laps and he and Church raced side by side for several circuits with Church able to keep the lead from the inside. On lap 33, the leaders approached lapped traffic and with a lapped car directly in front of Church in the inside lane, it was all Prunty needed to take the lead from the outside. Prunty then drove to his third feature victory of the season, leaving Church to finish a strong second. Wayne Freimund took the checkered flag in third place while Ricky Heinan and Jack Stern rounded out the top five.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Back to Back 2nd Place Finishes in Slinger!

Story By Dan Margetta

Dan Church scored the feature win in the 40-lap late model main event, taking the checkered flag ahead of Alex Prunty and Jon Reynolds Jr.

Jack Stern and Mike Held battled for the lead in the opening laps before Stern took command of the event from the inside on lap three. Al Stippich and Dan Church also used the inside to take over second and third respectively as Held fell into a battle with Jon Reynolds Jr. and Alex Prunty for the fourth spot. With Stern remaining in the lead, Church was able to work his way to the inside of Stippich to take over second as Reynolds and Prunty made their way around Held and into the top five. Church’s car remained glued to the inside of the racetrack and within two laps of grabbing second place, he quickly maneuvered around Stern to take the lead. Once he was in the outside groove, Stern began to fade as Stippich, Reynolds, and Prunty all passed by on the inside. As Church began to extend his lead, Reynolds and Prunty raced into second and third respectively as they both passed Stippich on the inside. With Church comfortably out front, the best battle on the speedway was between Reynolds and Prunty for second as Prunty made numerous attempts to pass on the outside. After several failed attempts on the outside, Prunty was finally able to duck to the inside of Reynolds and after a few laps of door to door racing, he grabbed the second position. There was no catching Church however as he drove to the victory leaving Prunty to settle for second with Reynolds taking the checkered flag in third. Al Stippich finished a strong fourth and Mike Held charged back up to finish fifth.

Tyler Schley and Jack Stern each recorded wins in the late model heat races while Jon Reynolds Jr. set fast time with a lap of 12.486 seconds.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Strong 2nd Place Finish in Slinger!

Story By Dan Margetta

Steven Schulz led the early laps over Ricky Heinan, Jack Stern, and Mike Held, while Mike Meyerhofer raced into fifth. The inside groove worked best early on and Stern, Meyerhofer, Dan Church, and Alex Prunty all used it to move forward as Heinan and Held tried to hang on in the outside lane. Meyerhofer, Church, and Prunty then tracked down Stern for second as Schulz continued to lead. With Schulz out front, Church began to pressure Meyerhofer for second as Prunty raced directly in their tracks while farther back, Wayne Freimund nearly collided with the wall when Duke Long’s car got out of shape and carried wide in turn four. One lap later the caution flag waved when Long’s car looped around after contact with Freimund’s as Schulz led over Meyerhofer, Church, and Prunty. Schulz and Meyerhofer batted side by side for the lead as racing resumed before Meyerhofer was able to power ahead and into the lead from the outside groove. A few laps later, Prunty also used the outside to pass Schulz for second while Church followed suit a few laps later and took over third with another outside pass. Meyerhofer could not be caught over the final laps and he drove to the victory with Prunty taking the checkered flag in second place. Church finished third while Schulz and Mike Held rounded out the top five.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Off Weekend at Slinger, Brings Fun in the Dells!

With Slinger having this past weekend off, Alex and team took a trip to Dells Raceway Park to see what kind of flat track car they have! Overall the weekend went very well with Alex qualifying 6th, and finishing the feature 4th after a 3rd place fast dash finish!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Overheating Causes Late Issues After Running Up Front On Father's Day

Story By: Dan Margetta

Tyler Schley and Jack Stern swapped the lead in the early laps with Pawelski, Church, Ricky Heinan, and Freimund racing for position directly behind them. Alex Prunty and Mike Held also joined the lead group as the inside lane began to advance with Stern leading and Schley caught on the high side as Pawelski, Church, Prunty, and Freimund all moved forward in the lower groove. As Schley tried to fill a momentary gap in front of Freimund, contact between the cars sent Schley’s car looping around where it was struck by Heinan, producing the first caution flag on lap 11. Stern chose the inside lane for the restart and Pawelski made the outside work for him, battling side by side with Stern for the lead before his determination paid off on lap 13 with an outside pass for the lead. Church settled into third place while behind him, Alex Prunty came out on the winning end of a three car battle over fourth with Ryan Miles and Mike Held. Church and Prunty then used the inside line to move by Stern and into second and third respectively while Pawelski continued to lead. A spin by Duke Long in turn two produced another caution flag on lap 20 and Pawelski chose the inside lane for the restart, leaving the high side for Church. Contact on the backstretch between the leaders, temporarily log jammed the field and resulted in Church moving to the inside and Pawelski being sent up top as their lead battle continued. Church was hooked up on the inside and after several laps of racing side by side with Pawelski, he was able to ease into the lead just before the caution flew again on lap 26 when Miles and Stern tangled in turn three. Church and Pawelski renewed their battle for the lead as racing resumed with Alex Prunty now entrenched in third place directly behind them. A final caution flag waved on lap 33 when Grant Griesbach’s car got loose in turn two and collected Tyler Schley’s machine in the process and during the slowdown, Prunty left the track when his car began leaking fluid. Church continued to fend off Pawelski over the final seven laps and he drove to the victory with Pawelski finishing a close second. Wayne Freimund took the checkered flag in third place while Mike Held and Shawn Scheel rounded out the top five.

Alex Posts 2nd Win of the Season!

By: Dan Margetta

Alex Prunty scored his second late model feature victory of the season in the 40-lap main event after a late battle with Ryan Miles.

“We’ve got the car working on the outside and are starting to figure things out and I’m happy,” stated Prunty from victory lane.

Ryan Zielski and Tim Lange paced the field to the green flag and battled side by side while Mike Held, Wayne Freimund, and Ryan Miles followed in their tracks. Held looked to the inside of the leaders entering turn one on lap four and the three wide situation that was created bottle-necked the field resulting in Lange’s car coming to a stop in turn three to produce the caution flag. Zielski also received damage from the incident and retired from the event while Held was shown the black flag for creating the three wide situation. Freimund took over the lead for the restart with Jack Stern, Ricky Heinan, and Miles following. Freimund and Heinan battled for the lead for a few laps before Heinan took over the point from the outside. Heinan began to stretch his lead as Alex Prunty began to work his way through the field, entering the top five just before the caution flew for a second time for a spin by Brittney Helmers in turn two. As racing resumed, Heinan held the point over Miles, Freimund, and Prunty and after a few laps of battling, Miles was able to wrestle the lead away from Heinan. A spin by Grant Griesbach in turn four on lap 27 produced the final caution flag of the event with Miles leading over Prunty, who worked his way up to second ahead of Heinan and Freimund. Miles and Prunty raced alongside each other on the restart and remained glued together for a few laps, rubbing doors in the process. Prunty eventually prevailed to take the lead as he drove to his second feature win of the season. Miles finished a strong second while Freimund and Heinan crossed the line in third and fourth respectively. Dan Church rebounded after suffering damage in the lap four incident and drove his way to a fifth place finish.

Monday, June 2, 2014


Races in Slinger last night were cancelled due to heavy rain and were postponed until next Sunday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alex Brings Home his First Win of the Season!

Alex Prunty drove to the victory in the 40-lap late model main event for his first feature win of the season.

Steve Schultz and Ricky Heinan set the pace for the 40 lap feature and Schultz grabbed the lead on lap five after a side by side battle. Schultz set the pace for another five laps before retiring to the pits with an ignition issue on lap ten. That allowed Heinan to build a half a lap lead before Brittney Helmers brought out the first caution on lap 16. On the restart Justin Poenitsch lost his hood in an incident with several other cars allowing for another restart. Heinan got the jump on that restart with Alex Prunty moving to second. On lap 20 Heinan and Prunty got together in turn one causing both to spin and bring out another caution. Heinan retired from the event and admitted fault for the incident allowing Prunty to get his spot back as the leader for the restart. Following another caution on lap 22 for a turn one incident involving Kevin Knuese, Prunty and Stephen Scheel battled side by side for the lead. Prunty eventually pulled away and raced off to win the feature event with Scheel coming in second and Wayne Freumund finishing third.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Evening Full of Crashes, Ends Up Ending Race Early

Story By Dan Margetta

Wayne Freimund was the winner of the late model feature that ended prematurely at the halfway point due to a red flag situation for a severe crash that involved several of the front running cars.

Tyler Schley and Ricky Heinan contested the lead in the opening laps with Wayne Freimund, Ryan Miles, Dan Church, Alex Prunty, and Al Stippich racing for positions behind them. The caution flag waved on lap six when Tim Lange’s car got out of shape on the backstretch after some hard racing with Mike Held. Before Lange could correct the car, Kevin Knuese and Jake Vanoskey were collected in the incident. Schley and Freimund battled for the lead as racing resumed before Freimund was able to take the top spot from the outside on lap 11, just before the caution waved again on lap 13 as Schley looped around in turn four and Ricky Heinan found the wall in the scramble to avoid the incident. That left Freimund and Church lined up in the front row as the green flag reappeared and Freimund used the lower lane to maintain the lead while Miles also used the inside to take over second, dropping Church into a race for third with Stippich. The race came to an abrupt halt on lap 20 when Stippich experienced mechanical problems while racing with Church and the ensuing fluid on the track sent both Stippich and Church into the turn one wall. With nowhere to go and no control due to the oil on the racing surface, Alex Prunty also tagged the first turn wall and finally all three cars were slammed hard by the spinning car of Jerry Mueller. The incident brought out the red flag and due to time limit constraints the event was concluded with all cars not responsible for the fluid on the track being awarded their positions at the last completed lap. Freimund was declared the winner followed by Miles in second place ahead of Church, Jack Stern, and Alex Prunty. Jerry Mueller finished sixth and was taken to a local hospital for observation following the incident from which he was later released.

Late Model heat race wins were captured by Jake Vanoskey and Steven Schulz while Dan Church was the fastest qualifier at 12.535 seconds.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Great Start to the Season!

It was a memorable night last night in Slinger for our team as we ran the #39 in honor of Alex's father who is suffering from sudden heart issues this past week! We battled hard for the lead the final 20 laps of the race in the outside groove, just not enough up top to get the pass done. Very happy to open the season with a Fast Qualifier Award and a 2nd Place feature Finish!
 Story by Dan Margetta:

Dan Church survived a hard fought battle with a determined Alex Prunty to win the 40-lap late model feature, sliding the checkered flag after contact on the final lap.
Justin Poenitsch and Church led the field to the green flag and Church used the outside lane to grab the early lead while Ryan Miles followed suite from the outside to take over second, leaving Poenitsch to battle Jerry Mueller and Wayne Freimund for third. The caution flag appeared on lap two for a spin by Ricky Heinan in turn three and on the restart, Church chose the inside lane and maintained his lead for a lap before Miles muscled his way to the inside of Church, setting up a side by side battle for the lead. Behind them Poenitsch and Jerry Mueller also raced alongside each other for third and when Poenitsch grabbed the spot, Mueller ran out of room off turn two, brushed the wall and came down the track, collecting Al Stippich and Eric Connell in the process as the caution flag waved. Church and Miles resumed their battle for the lead as racing resumed until Miles slipped and faded a bit on the outside in turn four, allowing Freimund to move into second while Alex Prunty raced forward to challenge Poenitsch in fourth. Poenitsch’s car began to get loose and both Prunty and Mike Held drove by as Freimund held off Miles for second while Church began to extend his lead. Miles began to drift back on the outside and both Prunty and Held raced around him and into third and fourth respectively. Prunty was the driver on the move as he dispatched Freimund a few laps later for second and began to close on Church for the lead when the caution waved again on lap 21 when Poenitsch hit the turn four wall. Church held off Prunty’s challenges as racing resumed through caution periods on lap 27 for an incident between Miles and Held and on lap 31 when Held hit the turn four wall hard. In the final laps, Prunty did everything he could to unseat Church from the lead while Freimund sat close by in third. On the final lap, Prunty muscled his way to the inside of Church off turn two and when Church held the inside lane, the contact between the two turned Prunty’s car into Freimund’s as the top three fought for control on their way to the checkered flag. Church held onto his sliding car to cross the line first for the win over Prunty while Mike Meyerhofer charged into third at the stripe, leaving Freimund to finish fourth ahead of Ryan Zielski in fifth.

Al Stippich and Ryan Zielski were the winners of the late model heat races while fast time was set by Alex Prunty at 12.486 seconds.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Slinger Opener Postponed Until May 4th

Mother nature won the opening event to be held at the Slinger Speedway on Sunday, as cold temperatures, strong winds, and rain ended the possibilities for a beautiful opening day. The Slinger opening event has been rescheduled to May 4th, with qualifying at noon, and racing set to begin at 2pm! We hope to see you there! Thanks to Bob Schneider Jr for the photo!

Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 Race Season Coming Soon!

As the 2014 race season is coming closer and closer, continue to watch our Facebook page for continual updates!

The car is just about ready for race season! Are you!?