Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend race update

4th place finish at Dells Raceway Park..... and 2nd place finish at Slinger Super Speedway.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Whats up for the last week of May????

Slinger Super Speedway found us with a 6th place finish and a car in one piece.... so lets see what it can do at the Dells Raceway Park this Saturday May 28!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lets "get after it"... May 22nd Slinger Super Speedway

May 22 – Sunday Afternoon 4 pm Slinger Super Speedway- Pepsi Challenge Round One 75 Lap Feature, qualifying at 2pm. See you there!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Next week super late model racing.....

See Dennis Prunty of DDP Motorsports next weekend at Slinger Super Speedway. May 15 – Sunday Afternoon 4 pm - Alan Kulwicki Memorial 70 lap SLM Race plus 50,000 pennies for the kids and full racing program and American Super Cup Cars.
See you there!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

GODSPEED T.P. 5/5/11

Doug Hornickel Photo -
by Matt Panure
This past week has been the most painful for short track fans, drivers and officials in recent memory. A man who was a good friend, a mentor, a hero – was taken from us far too soon. A man who was one of few who transcends the mystique of short track racing will no longer be a part of our small little world.

I cannot claim that I knew Tom Powell as much as I would have liked to. I had the honor and privilege of working closely with him for several seasons at Slinger, where he instantly won over every official and driver with his infectious enthusiasm for the sport and entertaining quips over the radio. Our friendship lasted even after we went our separate ways from the Speedway. It was always great to see T.P. and catch up.

Some have known Tom much longer, and have many stories to tell. Let us all be thankful, even if we only had met him once, and only have one story to tell. It’s more than most people can say.

It was hard to go to a big race event and not see T.P. Let’s face it, he was and still is the most entertaining man to pick up a set of flags anywhere, anytime. By the way, don’t call him a flagman, that’s what you call the guy directing traffic at a construction site. I dare you to go anywhere in the country and find someone in the flag stand with more flair (and better hair) than T.P. It was no secret that he was the best, and yet, he never let that give him cause to be arrogant.

Sure T.P. was stubborn once he got in that flag stand. He knew what he wanted, knew how to run the race to his liking and was going to do it his way. But once he hopped out of that flag stand he was just a regular guy. He’d ask you questions, shoot you a wink and a smile or take the time to tell you a joke. You always could expect T.P. to brighten your day, no matter how bad things seemed to be going.

It’s hard to say if anyone will have the same impact T.P. had in the flag stand, but I would argue (and I’m sure many of you would help me out) that T.P.’s reach went far beyond the flag stand. I remember when I started announcing, while T.P. and I were still working at Slinger, how often he would tell me I was getting better. That extra boost of confidence, whether to a wet-behind-the-ears announcer, or a rookie driver, or anyone who could use it was exactly what I will remember about T.P. He was always there to help out, boost your confidence, help improve the sport, and be a friend when you needed one of those too.

Many of you have already logged your favorite T.P. memories on Facebook. I encourage you to keep doing so there, and please share on our Racing Online Forum as well. It is certainly great therapy, and an excellent way to ensure that T.P.’s legacy will carry on. We ask you please keep your thoughts and prayers with T.P.’s family in their time of need.

So in honor of T.P., let’s all “Be Advised,” “Bust a Move,” “Get Jiggy with It,” “Twist ‘Em Hot,” “Shake It, Shake It,” and “Fly One!” Godspeed T.P. You were a great friend to many, and will be missed by all.

Racing Online Article
Dennis' Favorite T.P. quote:  "If it's not your day get out of the way"

Visitation: Sunday May 8, 2011. Honquest Funeral Home starting at 3:00. Address 4311 N. Mulford Rd. Loves Park, Il. 61111

Funeral: Monday May 9, 2011. Willl be held at the Rockford Speedway. Gates open at 11:00 with funeral beginning at 12:00. Reception to follow.

Monday, May 2, 2011

4/27/11 - Driver's Meeting Radio Show featuring Dennis Prunty

Listen to Dennis Prunty on last week's Driver's Meeting Radio Show...

Broadcasted Live on 92.5 WBWI every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. from the Mineshaft in Hartford.

This Wednesday night @ 7pm:
Slinger Super Late Model driver, Mike Egan; Beaver Dam Raceway Legends driver, Brian Peterson; and Mark Kurly Kissinger. We'll ask Kurly about crashing the Slinger Speedway Two-Seater.  Plus, The Tech Inspection with Justin Poenitsch Racing and your questions answered on The 92.5 Red Line (call: 262-417-RACE).

Slinger Opener Results

Photo by Bob Schneider Jr
First night of racing.. not bad. 11.41 qualifying time. 3rd in the Fast Dash. The feature didnt turn out as expected.  Got up to 2nd place then broke header in the last half of the race. Lets see what we can do in 2 weeks. Good job to Alex Prunty in first night in the #11 car!! Thanks to all who came out and braved the cold.