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PRUNTY EDGES FENHAUS TO WIN E.H. WOLF AND SONS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 80 AT SLINGER

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PRUNTY EDGES FENHAUS TO WIN E.H. WOLF AND SONS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 80 AT SLINGER
Dennis Prunty and Steve Apel Battle For Position. Sleeveless Bob Photography | Bob Schneider Jr. Photo

PRUNTY EDGES FENHAUS TO WIN E.H. WOLF AND SONS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 80 AT SLINGER

By Dan Margetta

Photo Credit: Sleeveless Bob Photography | Bob Schneider Jr.

Slinger, Wis., May 30—Dennis Prunty outdueled Luke Fenhaus on a final restart with six laps to go and then held off a hard charging Fenhaus to win the E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day Weekend 80-laps super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Speedway.

Prunty led the opening 46-laps of the main event before Steve Apel was able to muscle by for the lead as the front runners worked lapped traffic. Luke Fenhaus was also able to slip by Prunty a few laps later and he began to track down Apel for the lead. Fenhaus made numerous looks to Apel’s inside as the laps wound down and he was able to ease alongside Apel for the lead on lap 74. As Apel and Fenhaus raced side by side, lapped traffic loomed ahead and Fenhaus was able to squeeze out front after the leaders leaned on each other while passing a lapped machine. As the pair swept into turns one and two while continuing to race hard, Fenhaus looped around after slight contact with Apel’s bumper to draw the caution flag with six laps to go. Apel utilized the “tap out” rule and accepted blame for the incident which allowed Fenhaus to remain in the lead with Dennis Prunty in second. Fenhaus chose the bottom lane for the restart Prunty took advantage of the outside groove to edge ahead as racing resumed. Fenhaus could pull to Prunty’s door in the closing laps but he was unable to maintain the momentum off the turns and Prunty took the checkered flag by a half car length.  

“I knew I had too much air in my tires and needed a caution to get the air down as I had about a 20-lap car and needed a break,” Prunty stated from victory lane, “I finally got the break.” I’ll tell you what when he gave me the outside I was saying ‘what is he thinking?” Prunty continued,  “I probably pinched him twelve times in six laps there but who wouldn’t?”

“I couldn’t do anything, my right front got too cold and there was just so much grip on the right front after that caution and I just pushed up into him every lap. “Fenhaus explained afterwards, “I couldn’t do much more.” I screwed up on the restart and I should’ve took the top as I probably could’ve rolled better there,“ Fenhaus continued, “It was a Rookie mistake.“

Brad Keith finished a strong third as his results have improved each week.

“The car was pretty good tonight and over the winter the guys changed a lot of stuff and we’ve been trying to get it back to where it needs to be.” Keith said . “I think after tonight we know which way we need to go and I think we will only get better.”

R.J. Braun finished fourth and Rich Bickle completed the top five finishers. Steve Apel rebounded from his tangle with Fenhaus to finish sixth while Alex Prunty was seventh ahead of Nick Wagner in eighth. Brad Mueller and Ryan DeStefano rounded out the top ten finishers in ninth and tenth respectively.

Brad Keith was the winner of the super late model fast dash and Luke Fenhaus was the fastest qualifier with a blistering lap of 11.129 seconds.

Zach Greer was the winner of the 25-lap Super Beez feature over Dale Kiley-Schaefer and Brandon Tackes. Collin Saegert and Mitchell Strobel finished fourth and fifth respectively. The Super Beez heat races were won by Carson Strese and Dale Kiley-Schaefer. Todd Buckley set a new track record in qualifying after turning in a lap at 13.462 seconds.

Carl Benn won the 25-lap Slinger bees feature over Brady Held and Ricky Gebhard. Dylan Gagliano crossed the finish line in fourth followed by Marty Tackes in fifth. Mitchell Strobel and Misty Benn each won a Slinger bees heat race Billy Braun set fast time for the evening with a 15.203 second lap.

Dillon Schwanbeck edged James Lynch to win the 25-lap Great North Legends main event. Aaron Moyer finished third followed by Michael Weber and Collin Stocker in fourth and fifth respectively. Jason Harnisch won the Legends semi-feature over Tyler Ledbetter and Michael Guderski. Tony Moyer finished fourth to claim the final transfer position to the main event. Legends heat race victories were captured by Ben Massman, Danny Lemkuhl, and Aaron Moyer while Dillon Schwanbeck was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.302 seconds.

Alex Hartwig was the winner of the 20-lap Bandolero feature. Ayrton Brockhouse took the checkered flag in second while Lincoln Cain finished third. Axel Oldenhoff finished fourth and Paxton Benz finished fifth. Bandolero heat races were won by Mason Obermeyer and Carter Nilson while Alex Hartwig was the fastest qualifier with a lap at 14.585 seconds.

The Speedway Guest Car event was won by the Raceway Bar and Grill backed entry while Russ Lorbiecki closed out the evening with a victory in the Figure 8 race.

UPTOWN MOTORCARS SUPER LATE MODELS

Feature

80 laps | 00:00:00Presented by Uptown Motors

PosStartDriverHometownCar
12Dennis PruntyKnowles, WI42P
28Luke FenhausWausau, WI4F
34Brad KeithSlinger, WI48K
45RJ BraunWales, WI92B
59Rich Bickle Jr.Edgerton, WI45B
66Steve ApelWest Bend, WI51A
77Alex PruntyLomira, WI11P
811Nick WagnerHartford, WI38W
91Brad MuellerRandom Lake, WI89M
103Ryan DeStefanoHartland, WI0D
1110Rich LochMuskego, WI55L
1213Jacob VanoskeyHartford, WI84V
1312Conrad MorganWaukesha, WI92M
1414Curt TillmanRockton, IL40T
1515Greg DreherSaxon, WI35D

FINISH LINE SALES & SERVICE SUPER BEEZ

Feature

25 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
16Zach GreerSlinger, WI44G
24Dale Kiley-SchaeferWest Bend, WI88K
32Brandon TackesWest Bend, WI24B
41Colin SaegertTheresa, WI28C
57Mitchell StrobelIron Ridge, WI14M
68Carson StreseJefferson, WI8S
73Al StrobelIron Ridge, WI14S
9Chris JacksonSouth Beloit, IL37J
5Todd BuckleyWest Bend, WI8B
10Derek HoerigGermantown, WI70H

COLLETT SYSTEMS SLINGER BEES

Feature

25 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
16Carl BennLISBON, WI01B
28Brady HeldIron Ridge, WI04H
318Ricky GebhardOconomowoc, WI10G
42Dylan GaglianoColgate, WI6G
55Marty TackesWest Bend, WI24M
619Misty BennMenomonee Falls, WI19B
77Kevin LentzJuneau, WI8L
817Brandon MennickeSlinger, WI11M
911Mitchell StrobelIron Ridge, WI14M
103Tracy NeuIron Ridge, WI15N
111Scott EmrichMilwaukee, WI21E
1220Jason ClopeJanesville, WI3C
1310Travis KreuserWest Bend, WI20K
1413Kendall BeckerHartford, WI20X
15 12Dylan LembergerMenomonee Falls, WI52L
16 14Jim BentzlerHartford, WI6B
17 9Billy BraunWales, WI31B
18 4Al StrobelIron Ridge, WI14S
1916Tom Elsinger JrWest Bend, WI23E
2015Paul ReaglesColgate, WI25R

FIGURE 8S

Feature

10 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
11Russ LorbieckiSussex, WI95L
28Ryan LovaldMuskego, WI67L
37Bill ShavlikWest Bend, WI0S
46Rick BruskiewiczMayville, WI17B
53Nick OstbergWest Bend, WI1O
2Chris NeumannMuskego, WI61N
4Eli GoreckiElkhorn, WI83G
DNSShane BeckerHartford, WI20B

SPEEDWAY GUEST CARS

Feature

6 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
13Raceway *Slinger, WI711
24Finish Line *Slinger, WI16
32Slinger Speedway *Slinger, WI74
45Sidetracked *Oak Creek, WI2
51Sheryl’s 175 *Slinger, WI175

GREAT NORTH LEGENDS

Feature

25 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
19Dillon SchwanbeckPoynette, WI27S
27James LynchPalos Park, IL76L
32Aaron MoyerAllenton, WI140M
41Michael WeberMarion, IA8W
54Colin StockerFarmington, MN8S
610Luke AllenMinnetrista, MN3A
78Matt AllenMinnetrista, MN16A
85Ryan JohnsonCharlotte, NC03J
911Robby MorrisonAlburnett, IA32M
1017Michael GuderskiMarkesan, WI90G
1113Keith PaulsrudRogers, MN23P
1216Tyler LedbetterOak Park Heights, MN64L
1314Danny LehmkuhlCedar Rapids, IA20L
1415Jason HarnischLacrosse , WI7H
1518Tony MoyerAllenton, WI41M
16 6Jacob TiegenMarion, IA7T
17 3Kacey KorsmoAtkins, IA52JR
18 12Robby CarterLakeville, MN87C

BANDOLERO

Feature

20 laps | 00:00:00

PosStartDriverHometownCar
19Alex HartwigPortage, WI901H
28Ayrton BrockhouseShakopee, MN12B
35Lincoln CainSlinger, WI5C
47Axel OldenhoffLake Mills, WI29O
53Paxton BenzWausau, WI5B
64Carter NilsonRockford, IL4N
71Haylee FlairtyHartford, WI08F
810Ayden BrockhouseShakopee, MN13B
96Anna PriceRhinelander, WI64P
102Cooper BodendorferMuskego, WI64B
1112Mason ObermeyerUnion Grove, WI93O
1213Parker BodendorferMuskego, WI06B
1315Paegan EllingsonWatertown, WI61E
1414Markus ObermeyerUnion Grove, WI44O
15Colton PershallOnalaska, WI32P

Photo Credit: Sleeveless Bob Photography | Bob Schneider Jr.

By Dan Margetta | Slinger Speedway

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