Friday, November 29, 2013

LOOKING BACK at 2013

This past summer, the Prunty Family won three Super Late Model Races, 
three weeks in a row, at Slinger Super Speedway. 
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PRUNTY SCORES FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON IN POMP'S TIRE 60
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Aug. 18 - Defending Super Late Model Track Champion, Dennis Prunty captured his first feature victory of the season by winning the Pomp's Tire 60 over Conrad Morgan Sunday  night at Slinger Super Speedway.
"It feels good and it's been a long time." Prunty told the crowd from victory lane. "We've been fast all year, but just had bad luck everywhere we went."
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DALE PRUNTY WINS ROUND THREE OF PEPSI CHALLENGE SERIES; APEL OVERALL PEPSI CHAMPION
Slinger, Wis., Aug. 25 - Dale Prunty held off Steve Apel to win the 60-lap super late model feature that was the third round of the Pepsi Challenge Series Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway, while Apel's second place finish netted him the overall Pepsi Series championship.
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DENNIS PRUNTY BEATS AUSTIN LUEDTKE IN A SLINGER LABOR DAY CELERATION THRILLER WHILE STEVE APEL IS THE TRACK CHAMPION
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Sept.1 - Proving he is never to counted out, Dennis Prunty won the 100-lap super late model feature with a thrilling and controversial last lap pass on Austin Luedtke, while Steve Apel claimed the 1013 super late model track championship, Sunday night at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Everyone from the DDP Motorsports Team 
would like to wish you all safe travels
and a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Article


2013 OUSCI Preview- Dennis Prunty's 1981 Pontiac Trans Am
October 21, 2013 at 2:59 PM
by Jim McIlvaine

West Bend Dyno has been a regular stop each year along the way during OPTIMA's search for the Ultimate Street Car. This year, Brad Reikkoff and the crew there decided it was time to step off the sideline and get into the game with this beautiful 1981 Pontiac Trans Am-  a car that has been in Reikkoff's family for decades. We know that dates Brad a bit, but this was actually his daily driver in high school.

With the knowledge Reikkoff's team accumulated over the years of watching Faceoff and OUSCI competitors roll through their facility, they knew if they wanted to get into the field with an F-body, they'd have to really step up in a big way. While there have been a lot of F-bodies in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and K&N Filters, the inclusion of so many have made it more difficult for those that follow. What have you done that hasn't already been done better by a past competitor? Is your story better, your power, your attention to detail?

For Reikkoff, it may be all of the above and then some. While his Trans Am doesn't quite approach the outright insanity of Polly Blytt's 253-mph TA, with 950 horsepower and 938 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, it enters the conversation. An LS3-based 415 cubic-inch engine is responsible for those numbers, but not by itself. A 3.3-litre Lysholm TVS supercharger with OEM electronic fuel-injection helps push it over the top. The short block has been upgraded with all kinds of go-fast parts to help handle the boost- rods and a crankshaft from Callies, MAHLE pistons and CNC-ported LS9 heads.

Stainless Works headers and Borla mufflers handle the post-combustion plumbing and a Centerforce clutch sends all the power through a T56 transmission and into a Ford nine-inch rearend outfitted with 3.73 gears, a center section from Strange and Moser axles. While this car sounds like it was built to go fast in a straight line, the crew at West Bend Dyno definitely made sure it could handle the curves without the assistance of loose dirt from Hazzard County.

With a front subframe and four-link in the rear from Heidt's the car has been set up to handle all that power and distribute it in all the right ways. AFCO Shocks have also been thrown into the mix, along with a strong set of Wilwood brakes for stopping duty. Reikkoff took things a step further in the build, putting the car on a serious carbon fiber diet with lightweight doors and fenders helping equalize the distribution of the weight that is left in the car, while helping offset the additional pounds from the custom roll cage.

All of that is well and good, but without a driver to get the most out of it, a car like this is likely to only have a good showing in the Detroit Speed Road Rally and Lingenfelter Performance Design Challenge before calling it a day. Fortunately for Brad, one of his employees and the builder of record for his car is Dennis Prunty, an amateur Wisconsin circle track racer, who proved in this year's Faceoff, that he is more than capable of turning the wheel in both directions.

Prunty may be familiar to bullring racing fans, but his name is a relatively-new one in Pro-Touring circles. Folks have taken notice quickly though. Prunty notched a top-10 finish in the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge at Road America, edging out Pro-Touring icon, Bret Voelkel for the seventh spot. From there, he went over to the Ridetech autocross and somehow managed to take out the entire field, including one of the best autocrossers in the country, 2011 OUSCI champ, Danny Popp.

Prunty (or the Trans Am) stumbled somewhat in the Wilwood Speed/Stop Challenge, but his performance in the other two events was more than enough to make everyone take notice and gave Prunty and eighth-place overall finish in the event. After receiving the invite to SEMA and Pahrump, Brad and the West Bend crew decided to go for broke with the car, which is how it ended up with so many of the parts we've already mentioned.

On the one hand, it's scary to think of what Prunty did before they made the car even lighter and faster. On the other hand, making those changes has thrown some variables into the equation. We spotted the car on Facebook headed to the paint booth just a few days ago, so we know it will be pristine for SEMA. However, that also means it has been taken apart and put back together without events to properly shake it down and identify any issues that may arise.

Did Reikkoff push the needle too close to race car and too far away from street car for the Lingenfelter Performance Design Challenge judges? Did his late-season upgrades cost him the consistency of a known performer? Did he make just the right changes that will allow Dennis Prunty to unseat Mark Stielow? We'll find out in Pahrump and we want you to be there. Buy your OUSCI tickets today!

On TV Thur, Oct. 31, 2013 - Faceoff at Road Americal

OPTIMA® Batteries Faceoff at Road America Qualifying Event Episode Premieres Thursday, October 31 with more high intensity performance vehicles and nail-biting action 

Oct. 17, 2013 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine AGM batteries and chargers, is proud to announce the premiere of the OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series to air on Thursday, October 31 at 6 p.m. EDT and 9 p.m. EDT on MAV TV.
In the premiere, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the action during the OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This regional qualifying event introduces a diverse range of performance vehicles and the stories behind the passionate drivers as they compete on one of the most historic race tracks in America.
“This episode captures the passion of the automotive community with a great cast of entertaining characters. If you’re looking for fast beautiful cars, then this is your show,” said Cam Douglass director of product development and marketing for OPTIMA Batteries. “This series has grown so much over the past few years – many thanks to our sponsors and loyal enthusiasts – and we look forward to sharing the excitement of OPTIMA’s Faceoff at Road America Qualifying Event with viewers at home.”
The fun begins as all of the Faceoff participants drive more than 60 miles through Wisconsin’s scenic Kettle Moraine State Park to the Road America facility in the Detroit Speed Road Rally. Later in the weekend, all 71 Faceoff participants get on the track to test their cars and driving skills through the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge, Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge, Ridetech Street Challenge Autocross and the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Design Challenge.
Participants traveled from all over the country to showcase their vehicle’s performance potential - making this year the most diverse yet. During the episode, four participants are awarded with invitations to OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational event, held after the SEMA show in Pahrump, NV. Viewers can watch (and Tweet along using the hashtag #OUSCI) to see which participants are selected based not only on their vehicle’s performance, but also the spirit and attitude they showed over the course of the weekend.
Get in on the Action
The Faceoff at Road America is a Regional Qualifier event leading up to OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational, to be held in Pahrump, NV, after the SEMA show in early November. Fans can purchase tickets to the sixth annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational at http://optimainvitational.com/. Tickets are $30 per person and include a free event t-shirt. The event will take place at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, a state-of-the-art racing facility in Pahrump, Nevada on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational is presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil and K&N Filters. This year’s event sponsors are BFGoodrich Tires, Detroit Speed and Engineering, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Ridetech and Wilwood Disc Brakes. And finally, associate sponsors include Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, The Roadster Shop, Centerforce Performance Clutch, MAC Tools and Jet-Hot Coatings.
For more information on the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, please visit http://www.optimainvitational.com/.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Road to Vegas...Bird gets Make-Over

The Road to Vegas

Just under a month from now, Dennis, along with Brad Riekkoff, the staff of West Bend Dyno Tuning, family and friends will be headed to Nevada for the 2013 Optima Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational.  
Below is a little photo array of some of the changes being made to "The Bird" before She Flies!


OPTIMA Batteries 
Ultimate Street Car Invitational 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST) Pahrump, NV

Tickets are only $30, but as of Oct. 10th, there are only 511 tickets remaining!  So if you plan to attend, get your tickets soon!  Click here for ticket information.
If you'd like to follow the progress on "The Bird",  please visit West Bend Dyno Tuning's Road to Vegas Facebook page by clicking here.

Dimples is going to the Scrap Yard!

Sadly, after many good years of racing, the orange #42 car, affectionately nick-named "Dimples" ran her last race, at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, during the ARCA Midwest Tour Oktoberfest 100, on Sunday, October 6th.
After taking a hard hit into a wall, Dimples is not repairable.
Dennis was close to winning Rookie of the Year, but was runner up, due to the wreck.
Congratulations to James Swan for winning the 2013 Rookie of the Year in the ARCAMT.

                                                    RIP  DIMPLES

Monday, September 30, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour at Oktoberfest, LaCrosse

Autumn Getaway! 

Head up to LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin
to root Dennis on, as he fights for Rookie of the Year, in the ARCA MT
For race fans who don't know, Oktoberfest is a 4 day party... 
with camping, racing, racing and more racing!

For details on all the activities taking place at Oktoberfest Click Here

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour continues at Elko Speedway in Minnesota

MUSIC and RACING! Fri. and Sat., Sept. 20-21, 2013
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head up to Elko Speedway, 1/2 hour south of downtown Minneapolis.
You'll not only get to watch Dennis run Dimples with her new engine, with every intention to win...You'll be helping fight ALS, since proceeds will be donated to help find a cure for this terrible disease. For more information on the track, lodging, etc...click here


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tundra Super Late Model Championship at Slinger-Sept 8, 2013


The Tundras are coming to Slinger Super Speedway! 

2012 TUNDRA SLM Champion, Dennis Prunty, will take to the high banks at Slinger Super Speedway, for his first race of the season in the Tundra series, driving the Double Duece, as the 2013 competitors come to fight to see who will win this years championship.
Gates open at Noon, Racing at 2pm.
Should be an exciting day of racing as the Champions for the Late Model, Mid West Sportsman, Area Sportsman, Slinger Bees and Figure 8 drivers will be determined. American Super Cup cars will also be racing.
For directions or other Slinger Super Speedway info, click here.



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

High Performance Pontiac Article

Two Top Pontiacs Compete in Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational



Dennis Prunty will also be joining the competition with a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am. The Trans Am is considered a West Bend Dyno car belonging to Brad Riekkoff, who once-upon-a-time drove the car to high school every day. 
According to Brad, "I worked on the car every day, even if it didn't need it, and drove it every day of my sophomore, junior, and senior years sporting a mullet and a big smile!"
After high school, Brad's stepfather bought the car from him when Brad couldn't afford it anymore. It sat for about 16 years until the summer of 2009 when the pair decided to dust off the cobwebs in an attempt to drive the car in the local Fourth of July parade. Well, it didn't go as planned and the motor awoke with an unhappy rod-knock. After missing the parade, Brad managed to convince his stepfather that the car deserved an LS transplant. Luckily, he agreed and it was decided that West End Dyno could do whatever they wanted with the car to show what the still-small shop was capable of. Budget was small for the build, so after a few thousand dollars, West End Dyno had to foot the remaining bill. Still making a name for itself, West End Dyno struggled to find time and money to work on the car, which often was placed on the back burner to allow more time for customer cars and funds. A few years later, plenty of hard work paid off, and the car was back on the road with top-notch performance. 
The car was outfitted with a Wegner-built 416 LS3 engine and Wegner front drive, Daily Engineering dry-sump, Lysholm 3.3L twin-screw supercharger, custom stainless exhaust and Stainless Works headers, and an Aeromotive fuel system running on E85. A T56 6-speed transmission with a Quick Time bell housing and Center Force DYAD clutch were installed, as well as a 9-inch rear with Moser axles and Strange center section (3.50 gears). Rounding out the transformation were an Afco radiator and triple-adjustable shocks, Heidt's subframe and 4-link rear suspension, Formula 43 wheels, a custom 10-point roll cage, and Wilwood brakes. Sparco seats, seatbelts, and steering wheel reside in the cockpit, along with an Autometer/Stack gauge package. The car was last painted by Brad's uncle in 1991 and features Carbon Kustoms carbon fiber front inner and outer fenders and doors. 
West End Dyno hosted a lunch stop for the Optima Face-Off and was excited to be entering their Trans Am in the event! Since they would all be running the event, part-time employee and longtime friend, Dennis Prunty, was chosen to drive the car in the competition. Dennis had a few years' experience with a late model race car and was a vital part of making the build happen. On the day of the competition, struggling with rubbing tires and leaking fluids, the guys had only one chance to dial in the brakes and suspension. They did the best they could and took first in autocross and seventh in the road course with over 70 cars competing. 
"We were very happy with the car's first time performing and we sure did make my stepdad proud!" Brad told us. "I had tears in my eyes at the end of the event to find out that we were picked to compete in the final race in November."
Brad tells us that they are currently making a few changes to the car to lighten it up a bit before the final event and dial in the suspension and brakes in an effort to put West End Dyno's name on the map. 


Another list of qualifiers will be announced on October 9th. Stay tuned to optimabatteries.com for more information as it becomes available.

To view all the photos and read the rest of the article about the other car, click here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PRESS RELEASE, ARCA Midwest Tour

 Rookie Of The Year Battle Heats Up In 
The Waning Days Of The Season
by Gregg Paul
The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings 2013 crop of rookies vying for the top spot have a lot of pride, prestige, and awards to shoot for this season. The pride and prestige of being named the top rookie in any given year is always reason enough to fight to win. However, the awards package that the ARCA Midwest Tour has supplied definitely makes it more than worthwhile to throw your hat in the ring.


Those awards consist of a free engine lease for the 2014 season from McGunegill Engine Performance, a bare chassis from Pathfinder Chassis and $2,500 in tech support, an "A" body package from Five Star Bodies, and a $5,000 Roltek transmission.

Certainly a prize list such as this, has garnered the attention of those drivers competing for the awards.

"This is a pretty good deal that's actually better than winning a championship at most tracks," said Dennis Prunty. "My track championship didn't do anything like that."

Team Spiked Island Touring Star and current Rookie points leader James Swan concurred with Prunty's assessment on the rookie program.

"The Midwest Tour rookie of the year program is second to none," said Swan. "The awareness and list of possible contingency prizes make it so worth giving it everything you have! With the exceptionally high level of competition and knowledge among my competitors, I never thought I would have a chance at being this year's "ROY" because this is my first year driving a super late model."


Team Vita Ice Touring Star Jeremy Miller added his take on the rookie program.

"The rookie program has great incentives to it," said Miller. "Pathfinder Chassis giving you a chassis. Roltek Transmissions, McGunegill going to let you use a motor, these incentives are great. It's definitely worth trying to run the series full time."

The 2013 Rookie battle began as a race amongst five drivers. Through attrition and the perils of racing the battle has left just three drivers in contention for the coveted rookie title. Heading into the Marshfield 100 at the Marshfield Motor Speedway on August 31st, James Swan holds a twenty point lead over Dennis Prunty. Jeremy Miller is in third place, 67 points behind Swan.

Each contender has had their share of ups and downs throughout the 2013 campaign. Each has missed making the starting lineup for a race. Each has had their share of good and bad finishes as well. Jeremy Miller set fast time at Madison International Speedway for the Border Wars 2, and has one top five and three top ten finishes. Unfortunately Miller failed to start two feature events and has had bad luck in several others.


"We started the year with a brand new car and ended up destroying it at Madison," said Miller. "We rebuilt the car and just have been struggling ever since. We had a few hit and miss runs where we ran decent, then the next race we'd struggle. I'm definitely taking my rookie lumps, I know that. It's just been one of those years where I'd wish I could forget it. I've never had a year like this, I'm used to season after season of running for points and have quite a few championships and then this year I had a lot higher hopes than where we're at. I know the competition is a lot tougher "

Prunty never figured he would be in a position to contend for the rookie title, yet has persevered through the hardships this season.

"We really had no intention on racing the full season," said Prunty. "There were some conflicts in the scheduling and we were just going to take it easy and do whichever ones we could and see how it goes. We went to Toledo and finished in 7th and thought we'd be in the top five in points, and thought we'd have a shot at this. We've had some horrible luck and I am surprised I am as close as I am being only 20 points out. We broke the rack in Madison, broke an axle in Wausau, had the engine missing at the Milwaukee Mile, and go to Grundy and had a mishap. So it's pretty amazing that we're within 20 points."


James Swan looks at the ARCA Midwest Tour in a whole new light now that he is competing in it. Swan leads the rookie points, but it is mainly due to his consistent finishes. Swan has only one top ten, but has been the highest finishing rookie at several other events.

"I am even more impressed with the ARCA Midwest Tour than I was before," said Swan. "I have always looked from the outside at the Tour, as the ultimate racing series in the country. Now that I've been racing with the series, I've come to realize that most of the fans I meet during the autograph sessions have the same opinion! The owners, competitors, sponsors, and officials are all so professional, it's no wonder the Tour has prospered, and continues to grow."

Swan discussed how his rookie rivals have impacted his racing throughout the season.


"I've been in Jeremy Miller's shadows for the few years that we've raced together," said Swan. "Dennis Prunty has been racing super lates for a while, and even won a championship! I didn't know enough about Bobby Kendall or Nick Barstadt, but they were equally competitive. I've always raced, and not worried about the points, because when you try and make things happen, that's usually when accidents or mistakes happen."

Prunty is hoping his luck can change and he can make a run at closing the gap between he and Swan.

"If I have some good luck towards the end of the season, maybe I can be right in there," said Prunty. "As far as the other competitors, we really thought Jeremy Miller would have had it wrapped up from day one, but he's had some bad luck and hasn't been up in there that much. James Swan is 20 points ahead of me and he's done a lot of traveling in the past and I think he'll be pretty good here these last few races."

James Swan is so impressed with how things have gone with the Midwest Tour, that he has already made plans regardless of how the rookie battle works out.


"I've been asked by a friend if I thought I had a chance of winning a Midwest Tour race, and I said maybe I could get lucky and luck into one," said Swan. "I've also said that there are probably ten drivers that I may never beat, but my team and I never give up! I also believe that we are getting better by understanding the cars, and procedures, and even making friends as a bonus. We are all so proud to be a part of this series, that we will be back again next year, no matter what the outcome is this year."

Jeremy Miller knows he has his work cut out for him if he wants to gain ground on Swan and Prunty, but that has not slowed his determination or effort to make a late charge at the title.

"There are a lot of race tracks I've never been to with a super late model and there's so many different things that you do to those cars than you do to a limited late that I am used to running," said Miller. "The competition is tough. I'll gain some points here, have a bad run and fall out of a race and they gain points on us. It's kind of one of those things if you gain ten, then you lose ten the next week. If you have one good run where you qualify good, run in the top five, you gain a ton of points if your competitors don't have a good day. By no means are we out of the deal yet. It's just going to be a tall order to take. We definitely have to get our program better before we start worrying about anybody else."

There are three races remaining to see just what that outcome will be. The race within a race will be a battle to the finish between drivers who by this time are no longer rookies, yet yearn to wear the crown as Rookie Of The Year.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwest tour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

Learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, by logging on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at  (630) 212-6022  or Tim Olson at  (612) 327-5831  or Steve Einhaus at  (262) 729-4111  or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

MARSHFIELD 100, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st..

Join Dennis as he fights for Rookie of the Year
ARCA Midwest Tour - Marshfield 100, 
Saturday, August 31, 2013  

Marshfield Motor Speedway - 10853 Cty. Rd. H, Marshfield, WI. 54449
For more info, click here to visit their website.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dennis wins Super Late Feature at Slinger! August 18, 2013

After a lot of bad luck during the 2013 racing season, 
Slinger Super Speedway defending track champion, 
Dennis Prunty, is back in Victory Lane!  
                                                   Photo by Alex Prunty Racing

PRUNTY SCORES FIRST WIN OF THE SEAS
ON IN POMP’S TIRE 60
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Aug. 18—Defending super late model track champion, Dennis Prunty captured his first feature victory of the season by winning the Pomp’s Tire 60 over Conrad Morgan Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
“It feels good and it’s been a long time, “Prunty told the crowd from victory lane, “We’ve been fast all year but just had bad luck everywhere we went.”
“Everybody said Conrad (Morgan) was really flying, “Prunty continued as he described the battle with Morgan, who worked his way through the field into second to have a final shot at the win when a late caution appeared with 13 laps to go, “But they didn’t know I was taking it easy and saving my tires so I had something for him there at the end.”
“I don’t blame Dennis (Prunty) for saving his tires,” Morgan quickly quipped immediately following the winner’s interview, “Because when you start up front you can.” Prunty began the event from the fourth position, three spots ahead of Morgan.
“I tried everything I could do,” Morgan continued, “But this wasn’t the first time he was leading a race when the caution came out late and he did great.”
Eric Fransen and Michael Bilderback led the field to the green flag and while they raced side by side, Fransen was able to edge ahead at the stripe to lead as the caution waved following a spin by Tom Hromadka in turn one. Fransen picked up right where he left off prior to the caution and led the restart as the inside lane proved to be advantageous early with Dale Prunty sliding into second and Dennis Prunty tucked right behind him racing with the outside running Bilderback for third. Dale Prunty was able to peek the nose of his car toward Fransen’s inside exiting turn four and when Fransen attempted to close the door in turn one, his maneuver was met with a nudge in his left rear corner which was enough to allow Dale Prunty to take the lead. Dennis Prunty followed suit the next lap and also worked the inside line to grab second, leaving Fransen to race with Bilderback over third. The Prunty brothers began to drive away out front with Dennis pressuring Dale for the lead and when Dale’s car washed wide in turn four on lap nine, Dennis found the opening he needed to make the inside pass for the top spot. Once out front Dennis began to open up a sizeable advantage over Dale while behind them Steve Apel used the low groove to pass by both Fransen and Bilderback to move into third as Travis Dassow and Conrad Morgan also advanced forward to enter the top five a few laps later. Apel ran down Dale Prunty and latched onto his bumper in a race for second but as the race progressed into the second half, the driver on the move was Morgan, who first passed Dassow to secure fourth and then tracked down Dale Prunty and Apel to set up a three car battle for the second slot. With Dennis Prunty comfortably out front, Apel tried the outside lane in a bid to overtake Dale Prunty for second but the move backfired when Morgan instantly filled the inside lane opening and snagged third place, dispatching Apel to fourth. This time it was Morgan’s turn to try the outside to get around Dale Prunty, but unlike Apel’s bid earlier, Morgan’s car handled well in the top groove and he completed the pass to move into the runner-up spot. Once he was alone in second, Morgan noticeably cut into Dennis Prunty’s lead but appeared to be too far back to mount a serious challenge. That changed drastically on lap 47 when an apparent suspension failure on Michael Bilderback’s car sent him sailing hard into the turn one wall to produce the caution flag and erase Dennis Prunty’s advantage over Morgan. Prunty chose the inside lane for the restart while Morgan lined up alongside in the high groove and after an aborted start, the two raced side by side into turn one. Morgan held tough on the outside and he remained even with Prunty for a lap and a half before Prunty was able to push ahead exiting turn two. Morgan instantly ducked into the inside lane ahead of Apel to secure second while Dale Prunty and Dassow raced for third just ahead of Rob Braun and Lowell Bennett. Dennis Prunty would not be denied over the final laps and he drove to his first super late model feature win of the season while Morgan settled for a strong second. Apel crossed the stripe in third while Travis Dassow finished fourth. Rob Braun gained positions in the closing laps and he rounded out the top five in fifth.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour Continues this Friday in Norway!

Follow Dennis as he continues to compete in the ARCA Midwest Tour... this Friday, August 16th, 2013 in Norway Michigan, in the DOC 360 100 Lap Super Late Model Event at Norway Speedway!



The Speedway is located between State Hwy 141 and US Hwy 2 just south of town on US Hwy 8 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds.  Google Map
Tentative Schedule for Friday
Norway Speedway Timeline Schedule subject to change 
12:00PM Pit Gate Opens
1:30PM ARCAMT Practice Begins (60Mins)
2:30PM Break 30 Mins
3:00PM ARCAMT Practice #2 Begins (45Mins)
3:45PM Practice Ends
5:00PM Qualifying Begins ARCAMT
5:30PM Local Practice Begins
6:00PM ARCAMT Autograph Session Begins
6:15PM Local Qualifying Begins
6:50PM Opening Ceremonies
7:00PM Racing Begins:
ARCAMT Qualifier #1- 20 Laps
ARCAMT Fast Dash – 15 Laps
Norway Street Stock Heats
ARCAMT Last Chance- 20 Laps
Norway Fab Four Heats
Norway Street Stock Feature
ARCAMT DOC 360 100
Norway Fab Four Feature


Admission Prices: 
Grandstand
$10 adults
$7 students 7 and up
FREE - Children 6 and under and Active Military**

**ID required
Pit
Member - $15
Non-member - $25


For more info, visit the track's website by clicking here.
Questions can be directed to the tracks email at: norwayracing@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour Border Wars at MIS Aug. 10 & 11, 2013

Join Dennis at Madison this coming weekend, August 10 & 11th 
as the ARCA Midwest Tour and the Arca CRA battle it out 
in the Mid-Summer Border Wars 150 SLM Challenge!


The ARCA Midwest tour and the Arca CRA Super Series Battle it out for Border Wars. 
This is one of only two combined Midwest Tour / CRA events in the country this year.
Watch Super Late Model Drivers from all over the Midwest Battle it out on Wisconsin's Fastest Half Mile
along with the SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour and the INEX Legends
Saturday, August 10th
Open Practice Noon - 5:00 PM (Admission for fans is free)
Sunday, August 11th
Border Wars (ARCA Midwest Tour vs. CRA Super Series) plus Midwest Trucks and Legends
Gates Open at 11:30 AM / Practice 11:30 / Qualifying 2:15 / Racing at 4:00
For more info about MIS (Madison International Speedway) Click Here to visit their website. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Race Car for Sale or Lease

Dennis is racing this car, affectionately nick named Black Betty, at Slinger Super Speedway this Sunday, July 28, 2013.  This car is for sale. $12, 000. Complete or lease it for $800 per race. 
 
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Congratulations to West Bend Dyno Tuning, LLC

West Bend Dyno Tuning is now officially a NASA (National Auto Sport Association) Approved Tech Shop.
They are certified to do annual inspections for race cars and even pre-tech for HPDE drivers.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 - Miss Slinger Pageant

$1000 WINNER, $300 2nd place, $200 3rd place Miss Slinger Super Speedway Contest July 14th.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Milwaukee Mile, Mon & Tue, July 8 & 9th, 2013



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Divisions Competing
  • ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings
  • Big 8 Late Model Series
  • Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour
  • Mid-American Stock Car Series
  • IMCA Vintage Stock Cars
Basic Event Timeline
Sunday July 7th:
  • 3:00-7:00pm: Early Team Registration and Rig Parking (All Divisions)
  • 3:00-7:00pm: Campers Infield Village Parking Open
  • FREE SHUTTLE TO “Sheraton” hotel on Mooreland Ave, Milwaukee WI
Monday July 8th:
  • 5:30am: FREE SHUTTLE BEGINS BACK TO THE MILE FROM Sheraton
  • 6:00am: Team Registration and Rig Parking Resumes (All Divisions)
  • 7:00am-6:00pm: Campers Village Open
  • 9:00am: Practice Begins (Grand Stand Open to All Ticket Holders)
  • 4:00pm: Qualifying Begins (Mid-American/Midwest Trucks)
  • 6:00pm: Opening Concert Performance by “Cherry Pie”
  • 8:00pm: Concert by 38 Special begins in the Bank Mutual Amphitheater (behind main grandstand)
  • 10:00pm: FREE SHUTTLE BACK TO THE Sheraton Hotel for all hotel guests
  • 8 & Under is free for all GA on track events Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday July 9th:
  • 8:00am: Pit Gate Opens
  • 9:00am: Practice Begins (Big 8/ARCAMT)
  • 12:00pm: Race Day Qualifying Begins (Big 8/ARCAMT)
  • 2:00pm: Qualifying Events and L/C Features/Vintage Feature
  • 3:30pm: Features Begin (Mid-American/Midwest Trucks/Big 8)
  • 5:45pm: Howie Lettow Memorial 150 Driver Intros Begin
  • 6:00pm: Performance by 484th Army Reserve Band
  • 6:25pm: Start Your Engines!
  • 6:30pm: Howie Lettow Memorial 150
  • Free Shuttle Following Event to Sheraton Hotel
  • For more information Click Here to visit the website.  There you can visit individual website links.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dennis Prunty drives 1981 Pontiac Trans Am  to Win in Ridetech Autocross

June 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

by Jim McIlvaine

 

SCCA National Champion, Mary Pozzi was on hand to give pointers in ride-alongs, but no amount of schooling could help anyone catch Dennis Prunty in the Ridetech Autocross at the 2013 OPTIMA® Faceoff at Road America. Prunty ran a blistering time of 43.099 seconds, beating second-place finisher, Bret Voelkel, by .358 seconds. Prunty's ride was a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am out of West Bend Dyno's garage, which produces a whopping 1,300 horsepower. Fortunately, he was able to harness all that power when he needed it most, topping a very impressive field of competitors. 
To see the full list of results, click here






Exciting things happening at Slinger Super Speedway!

                                 This coming Sunday, June 30, 2013
                 Dennis will race the Wiedmeyer #22 in the SLM 75 Lap Feature
                  
                        Then...Tuesday, July 2, 2013
                             The Slinger Nationals!
             Dennis will race the Wiedmeyer #22 in the 199 Lap SLM Feature

                    For more information, Click Here to visit the Slinger Super Speedway website

Monday, June 24, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour, Marshfield 100 June 29th, 2013

Join the DDP Team in Marshfield, WI. 
as Dennis competes in the ARCA Midwest Tour, Marshfield 100

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Rain Date TBA
Marshfield Wisconsin - Map


Saturday June 29, 2013 ARCAMT Race Day Schedule
11:45 – Registration for ARCAMT begins – Please enter South Gate!
12:30 – ARCAMT Pre Tech
1:30 – First Practice for ARCAMT (45 minutes)
2:15 – Break – Gate opens for support divisions to cross track
2:30 – Second Practice for ARCAMT (45 minutes)
3:15 – Break – Gate opens for support divisions to cross track
3:30 – Practice for support divisions
3:45 – Tech opens for ARCAMT
4:40 – Track Cleared
4:45 – Rabbit Run – (Last 7 cars in qualifying)
5:00 – Qualifying – ARCAMT
5:45 – Autograph session ARCAMT (In Grandstands)
5:50 – Qualifying – Support Divisions
6:45 – Opening Ceremonies

7:00 – ARCAMT Last Chance Race
- ARCAMT Fast Dash
- X-Treme Pro 4’s Heats (8 laps)
- Bandit Heats (8 laps)
- Rocket Heat(s) {8 laps}
Intermission
X-Treme Pro 4’s Feature- 20 Laps
Bandit Feature- 15 Laps
Rockets- 12 Laps
ARCAMT Earth Inc. Marshfield 100 Feature Event
For more info Click Here to visit the Marshfield Motor Speedway web site

Sunday, June 16, 2013

West Bend Dyno Days, June 22 & 23, 2013

Be sure to attend !


OPTIMA® FACEOFF AT ROAD AMERICA, Sunday, June 23rd.



Dennis will be racing the West Bend Dyno Tuning Pontiac at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Sunday, June 23, 2013
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7AM Gates Open

9AM Car Show open to Spectators (Enter at gate 6)

9:15AM BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge and Wildwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge, 
                    and Ridetech Street challenge Autocross.

12 - 1PM  Track closed for lunch break.  Food will be available onsite at the Gearbox restaurant 
                  and is cash pay.

1:15 - 4pm   All sessions continue

4:30PM  Awards Ceremony

5PM  Car show closed to Spectators

6PM  Gates Close

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are free if you show a NASCAR ticket from the same weekend.  Otherwise spectator tickets can be purchased at RoadAmerica.com  Tickets are $20 per person. Children 12 & under are free. We accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover, online or at the gate.
Note:  Food is Cash Only.

CAR SHOW INFORMATION:
For the first year ever, OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America will incorporate an onsite car show.  Anyone is welcome to bring their vehicle, as there are no restrictions on what kind of show cars can enter the show.  The Car Show is free is with the purchase of a spectator ticket to the Faceoff event. Several Awards and Prizes will be distributed to those participating in the car show.  Car show is open to all years/makes/models!  For details contact Scott Parkhurst at sparkhurst@olson.com


     Photo by Bob Schneider Jr.

For more information click here