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.