Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Christmas from the DDP Motorsports Team


Wisconsin Asphalt Racing News
Prunty's Snowball Dream Melts After Pair Of Crashes
Written By Gregg Paul
Racing is not an inexpensive sport. It takes a lot of money just to run locally, let alone when you try to venture out to a premiere event and run up against the free spending top dollar higher echelon teams.
Dennis Prunty parlayed his winnings from the 2015 Slinger Nationals victory as well as sponsorship money from Anderson's Maple Syrup and several fans who ponied up cash to help make a Snowball Derby dream a reality.
Yet dreams are always fleeting. Prunty experienced that twice in one day on Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.
Prunty was caught up in a practice crash trying to avoid another spinning car and suffered only minor cosmetic damage.
However that was only the precursor of things to come.
While trying to work on the car, the crew inadvertently forgot to move their qualifying tires and were penalized a lap in qualifying, making the already daunting task of making the show on time just that much tougher.
"Well this day has not gone as planned," lamented Prunty. "While we were fixing the car we did not have anyone move our tires and lost one lap of qualifying because of it. So no warm up lap for me. Just two green flag laps."
The damage to the car from the practice crash was insignificant, albeit time consuming.
"The car is ok, just needed a new spoiler and rear bumper," said Prunty. "Depending on how much it cools off, it's going to be hard to make the show."
The cooler temperatures make it take longer to get the tire temperatures up to optimal operating performance, which makes it doubly hard to get in a good enough qualifying lap in such a tight field.
"It's hard to make it stick on the first lap," said Prunty. "I just hope I get the tires warmed up enough on the first lap to be able to do something on the second."
Those words from Prunty would prove to be very prophetic once qualifying began. Coming to the green flag, Prunty lost control of his car and slammed the wall ending his bid to race in this year's Snowball Derby.
"Not sure what happened, but the car just snapped loose," said Prunty. "I was trying to go right away because of the lost lap. There's just too much damage to fix."
Perhaps this year's dream has melted, but hope always springs eternal. Hopefully plans are already being pondered for another run in next year's event.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Snowball Derby 2015!

Want to get away one last time before Christmas? Join Dennis at the 48th Annual Snowball Derby!
67 Drivers from the Us & Canada are signed up
5 Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Florida.
December 2nd - December 6th, 2015
Click here for more info

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Falloween at Dells Raceway, Sunday, October 25th

Dennis will be racing the #42 car at Dells Raceway Park 
this Sunday, October 25th
No Packer game this Sunday
...and lots of great racing action in the Dells!

Friday, October 2, 2015

If you've never been to LaCrosse Speedway for Oktoberfest, 
you're missing a great time!
Dennis will be racing in the ARCA Midwest Tour 200 lap Feature 

For Fan Info, Click Here

2015 Oktoberfest Race Weekend Schedule

Thrsday, October 8th, 2015
Super Late Models: “The Futures”
LaCrosse Late Models & Sportsmen
Thunderstox, Hornets, Bandits
The ‘World-Famous’ Double-O Race
Friday, October 9th, 2015
Super Late Models: “The Dick Trickle 99”
Great Northern Sportsmen Series
Fest Trucks
9:30-1:00 • AFTER RACE PARTY (Exhibition Hall) Diamond & Steel Band

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Super Late Models: ARCA Midwest Tour
Big-8 Late Model Series
Midwest Dash Cars
Mid-American Stock Car Series
9:30-1:00 • AFTER RACE PARTY (Exhibition Hall) The Freezers Band
Sunday, October 11th, 2015
Super Late Models: ARCA Midwest Tour
Big-8 Late Model Series JMCK 63 Invitational
Vintage Cars
We'd Like to thank Jeff Blaser for the following collage
He made from the September Showdown in the Dells

Monday, September 21, 2015

Come to Dells Raceway Sept. 26th!

Get your fill of racing before Winter comes!
September Showdown at Dells Raceway
Sept. 25-26, 2015
Open Practice on Sept. 24th
Dennis will race the 42 on Saturday, Sept. 26th

Click Here to visit Dells Raceway for more info

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 Sept. 19, 2015

After being rained out on Sept. 12th, the 54th annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 race is scheduled to run this coming Saturday, September 19th. This is Chicagoland's Biggest Race!
Illiana Motor Speedway, Schereville, Indiana. Click here to visit their website for further details

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100

Join Dennis and the #42 car 
at Illiana Motor Speedway, next Saturday, September 12, 2015
for the Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Journal Sentinel Article, Sept. 3, 2015 by Dave Kallmann

Dave Kallmann...on Auto Racing

Season-long Slinger battle to be decided Sunday

                                                                                                                                Dave Kallmann

Steve Apel (front) and Dennis Prunty (rear) battle in the Slinger Speedway season opener on April 26. Sunday’s race will decide the champ.

If you were writing a script for a racing season, how would it go?

You'd need main characters. And keep it simple. Maybe just two.

Make them both tough guys, but put one in a white hat and the other in black, because conflict is always entertaining.

Then keep them inexplicably linked. Eash is the other's shadow. One chases one week and then leads the next. They lean on each other, as if every position counts. Sometimes their finishes are too close to call

Now wrap it up with a winner-take-all finale. One that happens naturally, though, that isn't forced. Isn't contrived.

That's all that's left - the season finale and maybe a clever title - for the compelling story that is the season-long battle at the top at Slinger Speedway in 2015.

"Im not sure what is going on with the rest of the competitors...but it's been Steve (Apel) and I, 1 and 2," Dennis Prunty said this week.

"Im glad it's going to be a race...And depending on how gqulifying goes, it'll probably come down to who's in front of who on that last lap."

So, who will it be Sunday night? Prunty, the 2012 super-late model champion, who went unbeaten in July and has won a season-high seven points-paying features? Or Apel, the two-time defending champion who has won three of the past four features and leads by five points?

"It's so hard to predict," Prunty said. "The one thing I do have going for me is it's a 100-lap race and normally I'm pretty good on the long run.

"If there's a lot of cautions, you'd probably pick Steve. If this thing went 100 laps green flag, I'd feel pretty confident about it...It's a good show for the fans, I'll tell you that."

Those two have been the show nearly every week, running nose to tail or side to side for laps at a time, often finishing 1-2. Twice Apel's red, white and neon No. 51 and Prunty's black 22 have finished imperceptibly close, two- and four- thousandths of a second apart.

"It's amazing to think that you can race for 60 or 75 laps and have that close of a finish on the last lap." said Apel, whose six feature victories include those two nail-biters.

Naturally, they've run into each other a few times, but both say it's all good. Their contact stems from hard racing, and that's what the fans pay to see.

"I would say we have a lot of respect for each other, but Dennis likes playing the black hat," Apel Said, "That's the way the track kind of played it out, too."

"It's good for the track and good for the fans to have the rivalry against each other, but still respect each other on the racetrack."

Y'know what else would be good?

In this case, a sequel.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another Close Finish

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dennis was the Fast Qualifier
A win tonight was not in the cards for Dennis, as He and Apel battled for the win.

With 5 points now separating the leaders at Slinger Super Speedway
next week will determine the season championship!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Competition for the Championship continues this Sunday

With 2 weeks left in the season at Slinger Speedway 
and only 1 point separating the leaders
the action this Sunday should be good!

Come out and support Dennis, as he competes to try to win the Championship!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Clean Sweep, August 23, 2015

Dennis makes it a clean sweep at Slinger Super Speedway!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Fast Qualifier, Winner of Heat Race 
Pepsi Challenge Feature Winner!

Pepsi Challenge Championship at Slinger!

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tonight at Slinger Super Speedway
is the
Pepsi Challenge Championship Race

Monday, August 17, 2015

Another Close Finish at Slinger

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Slinger Super Speedway

Dennis and Steve Apel have been battling all season, tonight's race was no different, with another close finish!  
Dennis is 18 points out of the lead with 3 races to go.

Circle Track Magazine's Video of the close finish

Thanks to Dan Margetta for the video!

Dennis Wins Cranberry 100 at Dells Raceway!

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Dennis has another good payday as he takes the checkered flag at Dells Raceway Park,
taking home the $3000 purse.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 8/15/15
Dennis Prunty Wins Habelman 100

Dennis Prunty from Lomira, WI. won the elusive Habelman 100 Saturday night at Dells Raceway Park, breaking Travis Sauters stronghold on the event for the past two years. Austin Nason and Brian Johnson Jr. brought the field to green with Johnson Jr. taking the early lead. It was to be short lived, as a caution came out on lap 2, which took out the always hard charging Frank Kreyer and the 2 time defending champion of the Habelman 100, Travis Sauter. On the restart Brian Johnson Jr. had mechanical failure and had to give up the lead and head to the pits, which gave the lead to Austin Nason. Nason held the point till lap 9, when the always hard charging driver from Montello, WI., Bobby Kendall the lead from Nason. At the halfway point of the race it was Kendall, Nathan Haseleu, Mark Eswein, Dennis Prunty and Dalton Zehr in the top five. Then with 30 laps to go it was Pruntys time to shine, as he picked his way to the front, slipping past Kendall on lap 70 and held the point all the way to victory lane and picked up the check for $3000 for the victory. Mark Eswein from Wisconsin Rapids, WI.. had a nice run, finishing second. Hasseleu was third, Kendall finished fourth and Dalton Zehr rounded out the top five.
A Big Thank You goes out to all the fine people at Habelman Brothers Company and to all the fans and race teams who came out to make the night a success.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cranberry 100 at Dells Raceway Sat. Aug. 15, 2015

Dells Raceway Park
N1070 Smith Rd., Wisconsin Dells,WI. 53965
Pit Gates Open 11:00am ,Practice 1:30-3:30pm ,Qualifying 5 pm, Racing 7pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015

This Saturday night we embark on the 3rd Annual Habelman Cranberry 100
"Prunty's are starting to become a name at DRP. Dennis Prunty will be returning. Dennis has had plenty of success at DRP in the Super Lates and hopes to take the big check home, as he did at the Slinger Nationals this year. His nephew, Alex Prunty, has been racing at DRP as a regular and sits 2nd in points in just his rookie season. He has been running up front, but just shy of getting that first win."
As of Aug. 11th they had 22 entries, including Dennis and Alex Prunty.
                                            Click Here for the full story and other info.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kaukauna, Tuesday, August 4th!

Join Dennis at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna 
this Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, for the ARCAMT Dixieland 250!

Pits open at 10am, Practice at 2:15pm
Gates Open to public at 4pm, Qualifying at 5pm, Racing at 7pm

W1460 County Rd KK, Kaukauna, WI 54130

(920) 766-5577

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Oakfield Car Show!

Join us this Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Oakfield, WI.
The Oakfield Car Show
One of Dennis' race cars will be on display and 
he will be available to meet and sign autographs
Only $10 to register your show car.
This year's show will benefit the 
Veteran's of Foreign Wars in Lomira & Oakfield

Monday, July 20, 2015

Dan Margetta's story about July 19th Feature win


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 19-Dennis Prunty and Steve Apel have been the story all season at the Slinger Super Speedway and Sunday night was no exception as they added yet another chapter to their battles with Prunty scoring the victory in the Pomp’s Tire 60-lap super late model feature after aggressively taking the lead from Apel with less than five laps to go.
“I know I touched him a little bit but we were racing hard for the win,” Prunty stated from victory lane afterwards describing the winning pass that rooted Apel out of the inside lane, “I love racing with Steve (Apel).”
“I’m disappointed because we came here to win,” Apel said following his second place finish after leading for most of the race, “when it’s this hot it’s hard, the tires get hot really quick and things start to go away. That’s twice now Dennis (Prunty) has passed me at the end.”
Rob Braun and Steve Apel led the field to the green flag and Apel eventually prevailed from the outside lane after several laps of side by side racing. Braun found himself in a battle for second with Conrad Morgan, John DeAngelis, and Tim Lampmann as Apel began to ease away slightly. The inside lane proved to be the quick way in the early going and DeAngelis, Morgan, Dan Church, and Dennis Prunty all used it to advance as Braun and Lampman fell back on the high side. Morgan than worked his way in to the inside of DeAngelis to take over second while Church filled the inside gap and raced door to door with DeAngelis for third while the leader Apel and second place Morgan drew farther ahead. This time it was DeAngelis’ turn to be caught on the outside and Church and Prunty raced by on the inside for third and fourth place. A lap later, Prunty made his way around Church for third using the high groove as Apel and Morgan enjoyed a comfortable margin out front. A half spin by Nick Wagner in turn two produced the first caution flag of the race on lap 36 with Apel leading Morgan, Prunty, DeAngelis, and Church. A lap after racing resumed the yellow flag waved again for a spin by Brian Holtz in turn two and the caution period proved to be beneficial to Morgan as he spun in between turns three and four but was allowed to maintain his position due to the caution flag already being displayed for Holtz’s incident. Apel chose the inside lane for the restart while Morgan picked the top groove and the choice proved to be detrimental to Morgan as he struggled a bit on the high side allowing Prunty and DeAngelis to race by. Morgan fell in line directly in front of Church in fourth and the two began to dispute the position while Prunty and DeAngelis tried to track down Apel in the lead. As Church and Morgan battled into turn one on lap 40, contact between Church’s right front corner and Morgan’s left rear corner sent Morgan’s car spinning off turn two as the yellow flag waved for a third time. Church and Morgan were sent to the rear of the field for their involvement in the incident as Tim Lampman and Dale Prunty moved into fourth and fifth respectively behind Apel, Dennis Prunty, and DeAngelis. Apel chose the inside lane for the restart and Dennis Prunty took to the high side and as the green flag appeared, Apel was able to maintain the lead while Prunty slid back in line behind him. The top five ran nose to tail for the next several laps with Dennis Prunty glued to Apel’s rear bumper just ahead of DeAngelis in third. After several massages to Apel’s rear bumper, Prunty delivered a slightly harder shot exiting turn four with four laps to go and moved alongside as Apel’s car skidded up a groove. The pair raced side by side for the next two laps with DeAngelis directly behind them in third before Prunty prevailed from the inside. Apel was able to get back in line ahead of DeAngelis to keep second and although he gave a strong effort, he could not catch the leader as Prunty drove under the checkered flag for the win. Apel finished a close second directly followed by DeAngelis in third while Dale Prunty crossed the finish line in fourth. Tim Lampman finished a solid fifth while Conrad Morgan rebounded from his earlier spin to finish sixth. James Swan finished in seventh and Chris Blawat was eighth. Rob Braun and Nick Wagner completed the top ten finishers.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Night Feature Win #5 at Slinger Super Speedway

                        Sunday, July 19th, 2015
After becoming the Slinger Nationals Champion on Tuesday, Dennis came back and won tonight's Pomp's Tire, 60 Lap Feature at Slinger Super Speedway, again in the Wiedmeyer Express # 22.


      Special Thanks to Bob Schneider Jr. for the pictures!

July 19th, 2015 - Pomps Tire Night at Slinger

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Journal Sentinel Article about Dennis' win at Slinger Nationals

Dennis Prunty finishes strong

at the Slinger Nationals

Dennis Prunty climbs from his car after a dominating performance.

Slinger— Dennis Prunty got the second chance to win the SuperSeal Slinger Nationals he feared he never would.
Perhaps Ty Majeski will someday, too.
Prunty dominated the 199-lap feature Tuesday night just as he had a year earlier, and he ended up standing in victory lane rather than alongside a stalled car in the pits. Doused in water and holding a freshly opened Miller Lite, Prunty thrust an oversized check in the air and then explained how he kept himself from thinking he might be disappointed again.
"Here's the deal," Prunty said. "I had that in the back of my head; I'm like, I just want to lead laps. Lead laps and if you lead the last one you win. If you don't lead the last one, there's still a lot of lap money, so I got to the front as I could and just tried to be smart about it."
With the $10,000 winner's share and about another $5,000 in money put up by individual sponsors for the leader, Prunty and his team went home with their biggest payday.
"It's not just the name on the wall, it's also the big check," said Prunty, the 2012 track champion. "I've always wanted to walk out of a racetrack with a big check.
"That thing's going in the backseat of the truck, and I'm going to haul it around for two weeks."
Prunty needed just nine laps to get to the front from his fifth starting position and gave up the lead only in side-by-side battles after restarts. Within 3½ laps of any of those he was gone again. Overall he led 189, including the final 128.
Majeski, a hotshot from Seymour quickly building a national reputation, came on late to become Prunty's biggest challenger. Majeski cut a 3-second lead to seven-tenths before they came upon lapped traffic and Prunty got through it more quickly.
Trapped behind a battle of lapped cars, Majeski hit Gary LaMonte and spun him with six laps to go. The yellow would have allowed him to pull alongside Prunty, but instead he was penalized and sent to the end of the lead lap.
"I was going for the win there," Majeski said as he stood stone-faced in front of his car in the pits, a group of fans keeping a respectful distance.
"I tried to get to the outside of the 63 in Turns 1 and 2. He never gave me a lane. I went down into 3 and 4, he parked it in the center and I wasn't expecting him to park it."
Elsewhere, Majeski said, he believed he'd have kept his position, "but that's the way it goes. It could be a lot worse. I could be sitting here with a wrecked race car, so we'll take P4 (fourth)."
With Majeski gone, 67-year-old Conrad Morgan was alongside Prunty for what should have been the final restart. It was aborted, though, when Morgan hit the kill switch while shifting. He was fortunate to avoid being run over and got another chance.
He finished second, and two-time defending track champion Steve Apel was third.
"I played it the whole night," said Morgan, the seven-time track champion who won the Nationals in 1999. "I didn't want to burn the car up, I didn't want to burn the brakes up, I didn't want to burn the tires up. I didn't want to wear myself out.
"With about 10 laps to go I had the opportunity. I tried. But Dennis just had a really good car. He's been good all year."
Ross Kenseth's best chance to win the Nationals evaporated in 11 laps. The 22-year-old son of six-time Nationals winner and NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth dropped out with a failure in the rear end of the car of Prunty's he drove.
"I'm still bummed about Ross," Prunty said in victory lane. "I gave him a really good car, and something broke. I'm just glad I wasn't in that car this year. I was going to drive that one."
Others out of contention or out completely before halfway included NASCAR Camping World Truck Series frontrunner Johnny Sauter, making a rare Nationals appearance, and John DeAngelis, a two-time feature winner already this season. Both had suspension problems.
Rich Bickle, who won the his fourth Nationals in 2013 and then took last year off, dropped out after he and five-time champ Lowell Bennett tangled early.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dennis Prunty Wins The Slinger Nationals!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Dennis received a check for $10,000 
for winning the Slinger Nationals!

Journal Sentinel Article, July 13, 2015

Ross Kenseth hoping to outrun Dennis Prunty at Slinger Nationals

 Ross Kenseth takes a practice run Monday at Slinger Speedway.
Updated July 13, 2015
Slinger — Maybe Ross Kenseth got the wrong impression when Dennis Prunty offered him a car to race in the Slinger Nationals.
"He's been real fast the last couple of years and has won a lot of races, so there's a good a chance as any to get that done," the son of NASCAR champion and six-time Nationals winner Matt Kenseth said recently.
"And it never hurts to be running one of Dennis' cars because I know if I'm leading he won't wreck me."
Maybe. Maybe not.
Prunty clarified his position on team orders Monday, on the eve of the 36th running of the biggest event of the year at Slinger Speedway.
"It's whoever wins, wins," Prunty said, "and if I've got to hit him, I'll hit him and I'm sure he's going to do the same to me. I've just got to talk to him about how we're going to fix my car if he wrecks it. We haven't talked about that yet.
"We're both here to win. I have no reason to finish second, and I think he feels the same. This is a win-or-nothing race."
The 199-lap feature will pay more than $10,000 to the winner. Qualifying is set for 4 p.m. and the feature shortly after 8 p.m.
Prunty was in a playful mood after he and Kenseth parked their black Nos. 22 and 42 cars, respectively, after a short practice session that left both of them pleased. But the 42-year-old, a champion at Slinger and at the Dells Motor Speedway, has shown when his window net goes up, he won't be pushed around. 
Plus, last year still hurts.
Prunty had the race in control with the white flag in sight when a fried ignition wire shut down his car just as quickly as if he'd have flipped the switch. Each time Prunty has led since, he has wondered what might go wrong.
"It bothers me that it happened, having a car so good," Prunty said. "To me, I might only get that one chance (in the Nationals). Hopefully we get another chance at it this time and everything goes good."
If Prunty doesn't get it done as a driver, he still has a shot for the victory as Kenseth's car owner. Prunty has won a season-best four features at Slinger, including three of the past four. In two outings in the car Kenseth will drive, Prunty finished first and third.
The two struck up friendship in 2009 while pitting side by side at the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fla. — "I think we fed him that year," Prunty said — and they have raced against each other and worked together numerous times.
"I think he was joking around with me when he brought it up to me last year and he said, 'Hey, if you want to run my car sometime, let me know.' And I took him up on the offer," Kenseth said. "I wanted to get Slinger on my schedule early. I wanted to have a good shot at winning. That's one race I do put a lot of effort into for the last, gosh, six years now."
Kenseth has a top finish of third in the event.
The 22-year-old said his confidence on the track has been boosted by a victory in the ARCA series at Michigan International Speedway and a sixth place in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway last month. Those runs also have helped in Kenseth's quest for a regular NASCAR ride.
"On paper, you kind of get rid of the speculation," he said. "You've got something to show, rather than saying, 'Oh, no, I'll get the job done for you.'
"It just comes down to finding the money to put it all together. It's the time of year now that I've kind of got ahead of the game in starting to talk about next year for something full time or even a handful of races to go do because I'm ready to get back in the seat again."
Ideally without having to rebuild Prunty's car first. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Slinger Nationals Practice

Dennis driving the 22 and Ross Kenseth driving the 42 on July 13th, 2015 at Practice for the Slinger Nationals

Ross Kenseth and Dennis discussing something by Dennis' 42 car.

Special Thanks to Bob Schneider Jr. for supplying the photos! 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ross Kenseth to Drive Dennis Prunty Race car in the Slinger Nationals

Dennis and his crew have been working hard to get the Prunty #42 car set up and ready for Ross Kenseth to drive at the Slinger Nationals on Tuesday, July 14th!  
Click Here to order your tickets online, or stop at the track office while your at the races Sunday, July 12th. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 5, 2015 Slinger Story & photos


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 5—Battling to regain the lead with four laps to go, Dennis Prunty edged Steve Apel to capture his fourth super late model feature victory of the season in the second round of the Pepsi Challenge Series Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Prunty and Matt Kocourek occupied the front row as the race began and Prunty quickly established himself as the leader from the inside lane, bringing along John DeAngelis with him and into second place which left Kocourek to battle with Conrad Morgan and Steve Apel for third. Kocourek struggled on the high side early and he began to fade as first Apel and Morgan and then later Brad Mueller and Michael Bilderback all drove by for position. With Dennis Prunty enjoying a sizeable lead, Apel tracked down DeAngelis and used an outside pass on lap 16 to take over second while Morgan, Bilderback, and Mueller staged a three-way battle over the third position. Bilderback and Morgan were both able to work to the inside of Mueller to nail down third and fourth place respectively while farther ahead Apel closed to Prunty’s rear bumper for the lead. A half spin in turn one by Gary LaMonte while racing for position in heavy traffic produced the first and only caution flag of the event on lap 31.

Prunty chose the outside lane for the restart but it was Apel who was on the button as racing resumed and he charged to the lead from the inside groove. Prunty had to fend off an inside challenge from DeAngelis to keep possession of second place while Bilderback quickly dove to the inside lane to defend fourth place from Mueller and Morgan. With Apel continuing to show the way over Prunty, Morgan made his move as he worked his way around both Mueller and Bilderback and a few laps later, Dale Prunty had his car working on the inside lane and he too passed Mueller and Bilderback to take over fifth. Dennis Prunty began to gradually close the distance between himself and Apel for the lead as the laps wound down while Morgan and Dale Prunty closed in on DeAngelis to challenge for third. With five laps to go, Dennis Prunty was on Apel’s tail as Apel’s car began to kick loose off the turns and with four circuits left, Prunty made his move, making in inside pass for the lead. Apel tried to battle back but his loose condition off the turns negated and hopes of retaking the point as Prunty drove to his fourth feature win of the season. John DeAngelis held off Conrad Morgan for third while Dale Prunty rounded out the top five finishers in fifth. Brad Mueller finished in the sixth position followed by Brian Johnson Jr. in seventh and Gary LaMonte in eighth. Michael Bilderback and Chris Blawat finished ninth and tenth respectively.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dennis Wins Pepsi Challenge July 5, 2015

Dennis won The Pepsi Challenge round 2,
60 lap Super Late Model Feature, 
in the Wiedmeyer Express #22, 
tonight at Slinger Super Speedway!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Firecracker 75 at Slinger Speedway June 28th!

Love Racing? Love Fireworks? 
Come on out to Slinger Super Speedway 
this coming Sunday, June 28, 2015!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 DDP Motorsports Apparel is now Available

A limited supply of DDP Motorsports 
shirts and hoodies are now available!

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Get yours before they are gone!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 21—Driving a different car than the one he wheeled last Sunday, Dennis Prunty found himself in victory lane at the Slinger Super Speedway for the second week in a row after besting a strong field in the 65-lap super late model feature on PMF Landscape Supply Scout Night.
“We got the car pretty close and this is the Pete Wiedmeyer owned car,” Prunty said after climbing out of the #22 machine he has piloted for most of the season, “We are trying to get this car perfect for the Slinger Nationals and we’ll just keep tweaking on it each week.”
A few new faces were in the field as many area drivers have shown up to gain experience on the Slinger high banks in preparation for the upcoming Nationals event and one of those new faces was Ty Majewski who battled Prunty in the late stages before eventually finishing second. Majewski’s second place run was impressive considering he had to make the main event field through the semi-feature and began the race far back in the starting lineup.
“My car was real free underneath Dennis (Prunty) and I had to catch it“ Majewski said afterward, “We struggled in qualifying and had to make the race through the semi-feature but we were able to capitalize on a few other’s misfortunes and come home with a second place finish.”
John DeAngelis drove forward from his thirteenth starting position to finish a strong third while defending super late model track champion Steve Apel rebounded from an early spin to take the checkered flag in fourth. Jeff Holtz rounded out the top five finishers but was later disqualified after failing post race technical inspection. Dale Prunty crossed the finish line in sixth place followed by Rob Braun in seventh and Travis Dassow in eighth while Rich Loch and Josh Wallace rounded out the top ten.
Matt Koucerek battled Natalie Decker to pace the opening six laps before Decker worked the inside lane to take command of the race on lap seven. Decker remained out front until lap 32 when Prunty was able to drive by for good. Decker raced in the top five for the first half of the race before becoming involved in one of the event’s four caution periods while battling with Dassow for second on lap 38 and eventually finished 13th.