Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to Back Feature Wins in Slinger! #6 on the Season!

Story By Dan Margetta

Alex Prunty parlayed a late caution into a feature victory as he passed Al Stippich with five laps to go and captured the victory in the 40-lap late model main event.

Stippich and Corey Funk led the field to the green flag and Stippich charged into the early lead from the outside leaving Funk to battle with Andy Evraets, Tyler James, and Jordan DeVoy. As Stippich began to stretch his lead out front, Alex Prunty and Mike Held began to work their way forward after starting deep in the field. Stippich continued to enjoy a sizeable lead as the laps clicked away while Prunty and Held broke into the top five. By lap 29, Prunty and Held had advanced all the way to second and third respectively while Stippich remained solidly in the lead. Stippich began to catch lapped traffic which allowed Prunty and Held to begin to erase the space between themselves and the leader. Matt Rowe and Andy Evraets got together off turn two on lap 34 which sent Evraets’ car spinning around and drew the caution flag with just six laps remaining as Stippich led Prunty, Held, Corey Funk, and Brian Holtz. As racing was about to resume, Funk appeared to have a right rear tire go down and he spun coming to the green flag, ultimately keeping the field under caution a while longer. On the second attempt, Prunty was on his marks from the outside lane and he entered turn one even with Stippich for the lead. By the time they exited turn two, Prunty edged ahead, completing the pass shortly thereafter. Prunty scooted away in the final laps and drove to the win while Stippich and Held staged an aggressive battle for second of which Stippich prevailed at the finish. Held had to settle for third place while Brian Holtz and Dan Jung rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

Matt Rowe and Al Stippich were the winners of the late model heat races and Alex Prunty was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.270 seconds.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Trip To Slinger Sunday Results in 5th Feature Win of the Season!

By Dan Margetta

Alex Prunty scored his fifth feature win of the season by taking top honors in the 40-lap late model feature.

Joe Bongiorno and Tyler Schley set the pace at the beginning with Alex Prunty, Jordan DeVoy, Al Stippich, and Adam Peschek racing for position close behind. Bongiorno led the opening laps through a few caution periods before Prunty emerged to take the lead on lap nine. Once out front, Prunty’s main challenges came from DeVoy and Mike Held, as caution flags waved for separate incidents on lap nine and seventheen. Prunty was up to the task on each restart and he turned back challenges from DeVoy and Held to grab his fifth feature win of the season. Jordan DeVoy finished second followed by Mike Held in third and Adam Peschek in fourth. Al Stippich finished fifth.

Jake Vanoskey and Joe Bongiorno each scored victories in the late model heat races while Alex Prunty was the fastest qualifier at 12.205 seconds.

After Leading Majority of Super Late Feature Saturday Night at DRP, Flat Tire Ends Alex' Night

Mike Lichtfeld of Portage WI won the Super Late Model Jacoby Waterproofing Summer Sizzler 60 at Dells Raceway Park Saturday Night. Rich Schumann Jr and Landry Potter brought the field to green for the main event with Potter grabbing the top spot early with Schumann and Alex Prunty of Lomira, WI in hot pursuit. By the mid point of the race it was Prunty to the lead followed by Schumann with Potter fading to third and Lichtfeld now joining the mix, by lap 38 Lichfeld worked his way thru traffic and took command of the race for the win followed by Schumann with current DRP point leader Tim Schendel coming home third, Potter fourth and Dalton Zehr rounded out the top five. Heat Wins went to Landry Potter and Corey Jankowski with Alex Prunty picking up the Blystone's Towing and Recovery Dash and Dalton Zehr set fast time for the evening with a mark of 13.623

Super Late Models - Feature A
1- 44L Mike Lichtfeld
2- 54 Rich Schumann Jr.
3- 21 Tim Schendel
4- 22P Landry Potter ...
5- 19Z Dalton Zehr
6- 31J Cory Jankowski
7- 34 Brandon Hill
8- 87 Collin Reffner
9- 13 Mike Breiner
10- 18N Frank Nitzke
11- 17 Mark Simonsen
12- 88 Ken Jacoby
13- 11P Alex Prunty
14- 25 Jeff Storm
15 11K Bobby Kendall
16- 7 Dave Gawronski
17- 32L Steve Lichtfeld

Super Late Models - Heat 2
1- 31J Cory Jankowski
2- 34 Brandon Hill
3- 54 Rich Schumann Jr.
4- 13 Mike Breiner
5- 18N Frank Nitzke
6- 7 Dave Gawronski
7- 32L Steve Lichtfeld
8- 17 Mark Simonsen
9- 88 Ken Jacoby

Super Late Models - Heat 1
1- 22P Landry Potter
2- 11P Alex Prunty
3- 21 Tim Schendel
4- 11K Bobby Kendall
5- 44L Mike Lichtfeld
6- 25 Jeff Storm
7- 19Z Dalton Zehr
8- 87 Collin Reffner

Super Late Models - Trophy Dash
1- 11P Alex Prunty
2- 11K Bobby Kendall
3- 21 Tim Schendel
4- 44L Mike Lichtfeld
5- 19Z Dalton Zehr
6- 25 Jeff Storm