Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dennis Prunty Wins Dixieland 250

Photos by Bruce Nuttleman, Speed 51, powered by Jegs

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin11:52 p.m. CDT August 2, 2016

KAUKAUNA - Dennis Prunty held off Ty Majeski to win the Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway on Tuesday night.
Prunty took home the top prize of $10,000 in the 250-lap ARCA Midwest Tour event.
Bobby Kendall finished third, with Chris Weinkauf fourth and Cardell Potter fifth.
Jeff Van Oudenhoven, a Fox River Racing Club regular on Thursday nights at WIR, held the lead early in the race until Majeski took over the top spot on lap 45.
Majeski, the two-time defending Midwest Tour champion and current series points leader from Seymour who has been signed to the Roush Fenway Racing Development Program, held the lead over Prunty after 100 laps.
Prunty was still in third place on lap 150, with Johnny Sauter in the lead ahead of Paul Shafer Jr.
Sauter was back in the lead on lap 200, but he eventually ran into trouble with seven laps to go and Prunty took over the lead, holding off Majeski for the win.
Dalton Zehr finished sixth, with Andrew Morrissey, Shafer, Nick Panitzke and Van Oudenhoven rounding out the top 10.
Sauter finished in 17th place and Lowell Bennett was 21st.
Majeski was the fastest qualifier with a time of 19.192 seconds. Shafer was second at 19.233 and Austin Nason was third at 19.316.
Michael Bilderback won the “Dixieland Delight” race over Rich Schumann Jr. and Michael Ostdiek before the main event.
                                 Special Thanks to my Sponsors and Crew!  Happy Birthday Gwen!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 3--—In a traditional Slinger Speedway battle, Dennis Prunty held off Steve Apel to nail down his fourth super late model feature victory of the season Sunday night in the Interstate Sawing Independence Day 75
John DeAngelis Jr. raced to the early lead at the drop of the green flag as the field quickly fell under the caution flag on lap two when the second and third place cars of Fred Winn and Rob Braun tangled entering turn one triggering an incident that also collected Rich Loch. DeAngelis returned to the lead on the restart over Nick Wagner and Brad Keith while the outside line began to move forward and Brad Mueller, Dennis Prunty, Gary LaMonte, and Steve Apel all took advantage of the high side to grab third through sixth respectively. As they sorted out, Dennis Prunty wasted little time in first moving around Mueller for third and then Nick Wagner for second as DeAngelis continued to set the pace. As Prunty began to track down DeAngelis for the lead, LaMonte pressured Mueller for fourth as right behind them Apel and Casey Johnson gained spots after prevailing in an intense battle with Brad Keith and Alex Prunty. Dennis Prunty closed in on DeAngelis for the lead and took some serious looks to the inside of the leader just before the caution waved on lap 23 when Rob Braun’s car spun while racing with Mitch McGrath off turn two. DeAngelis chose the inside lane for the restart and Dennis Prunty used the outside lane to stay even with the leader as racing resumed. Prunty eventually ducked back in line as LaMonte and Apel advanced to third and fourth respectively. Prunty eventually worked his way alongside DeAngelis on the inside lane and took the lead after several laps of door to door racing as LaMonte closed in on the leaders from third. LaMonte then maneuvered his way past DeAngelis for second as Apel, Mueller, and Casey Johnson took over the fourth through sixth spots when Nick Wagner’s car washed high off turn four. The caution flag waved for the third time on lap 46 when Grant Griesbach’s car looped around in turn four with Prunty leading over LaMonte, DeAngelis, Apel, Mueller, and Johnson. Prunty chose the outside for the restart and he remained the leader as LaMonte couldn’t formulate a challenge with his car pinned down on the inside. Apel used the outer groove to advance his way around DeAngelis for third while Casey Johnson moved into fourth, dispatching Mueller into a battle for fifth with Chris Blawat and Jeff Holtz. While racing side by side, Blawat and Holtz ran up on Mueller exiting turn four and side contact between them sent Blawat’s car spinning into the infield as the caution flag waved on lap 55. Once again Prunty charged to the lead from the outside as racing resumed while both Apel and Johnson took advantage of LaMonte not being able to keep his car glued to the inside lane to race into second and third respectively. Prunty scooted away to a comfortable lead while Johnson pressured Apel for second. A tandem spin between Grant Griesbach and Bradley Kossow in turn four on lap 70 drew the caution flag and set up a five lap shootout between Prunty, Apel, and Johnson for the victory. Apel gave a valiant effort in the closing laps but Prunty was too strong from the outside and he drove to his fourth feature victory of the season. John DeAngelis prevailed in an intense battle for third with Casey Johnson while Chris Blawat finished fifth. Brad Mueller finished sixth followed by Alex Prunty and Gary LaMonte while Nick Wagner and Mitch McGrath rounded out the top ten.
James Swan won the 30-lap super late model semi-feature over Ryan DeStefano and Mike Egan as they along with fourth place finisher Dalton Zehr transferred to the main event. Jerry Eckhardt finished fifth. Super late model heat race victories went to Ryan Farrell, Jon Reynolds Jr., and Brad Keith and Alex Prunty set fast time for the first time in his super late model career by turning in a lap at 11.299 seconds.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sweet Year with Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup

Anderson's New Banner!
Be sure to get some Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup at your favorite grocer!
Anderson's Syrup makes Pancakes better!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Join the DDP Team this Sunday, May 22nd

Slinger Super Speedway

Gates open at 4:45, Qualifying 5:00pm, Racing 6:30pm
Click Here to go to Slinger Speedway website

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Slinger Super Speedway, May 15th

The DDP Team will be racing at Slinger Super Speedway
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
To visit the Slinger Speedway website Click Here

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 7th - CRA 125 at Anderson's Speedway

The DDP Team is headed back out on the road again...
This time traveling to Indiana, to race in the 
CRA Super Series 125 at Anderson's Speedway!

1:00 PMOpen Pit Gates
3:15 PMCRA Drivers’ Meeting
4:00 PMPractice- CRA Super Series
5:00 PMPractice – Rotating
Figure 8’s
6:30 PMQualifications
CRA Super Series
Figure 8’s
7:30 PMDriver’s Meeting
7:55 PMInvocation and National Anthem
8:00 PMHeats
ThunderCars (10 Laps)
Figure 8’s (10 Laps)
CRA Super Series (125 Laps)
ThunderCars (30 Laps)
Figure 8’s (25 Laps)

Adults - $15
Kids (6-12) $4
Five and Under, Free!

Track Contact –
Anderson Speedway
Anderson, Indiana
Phone: 765-642-0206
Address: 1311 Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson, IN, 46016

Friday, April 29, 2016

ARCA Midwest Tour at MIS, May 1st

Joe Shear Classic presented by SCAG Power Equipment Expected Entries

Expected Entries
Joe Shear Classic presented by SCAG Power Equipment
ARCA Midwest Tour
Sunday Afternoon May 1, 2016
Madison International Speedway, Oregon, WI
26 as of 4/25/16 / Will be updated Thursday
Car # Name Hometown State
2 Dillon Kralovetz Bonduel WI
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
5 Jeremy Miller Rockton IL
5 Johnny Sauter Necedah WI
5 Travis Sauter Prairie Du Sac WI
7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
9 Derek Kraus Stratford WI
11 Andy Jones Gurnee IL
12 Nick Murgic Rosemount MN
14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL
22 Nick Panitzke Lakeville MN
28 Jake Finney Sycamore IL
38 Jeff Holtz Franksville WI
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles WI
43 Matt Kocourek Franklin WI
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield IL
58 Cardell Potter Camp Douglas WI
75 Chris Weinkauf Merrill WI
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN
78 Skylar Holzhausen Bangor WI
90 Duke Long West Bend WI
91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI
99 Tim Sauter Necedah WI
O4 Natalie Decker Eagle River WI
Joe Shear Classic presented by SCAG Power Equipment- 
ARCA Midwest Tour 100 Lap Feature, Mid-American Stock Cars plus Midwest Truck Series 
FREE Can Cooler to the First 1,000 through the gate and Autograph Session
1122 Sunrise Road, Oregon, WI 53575 / (608) 835-9700
Click Here to visit MIS website

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Journal/Sentinel Article about Prunty Family

For Prunty Family, racing stock cars is a 
way of life
    Dennis Prunty passes defending track champion Steve Apel on the outside to take the
    lead Sunday, April 24th

Story by: Dave Kallmann of the Journal Sentinel

April 24, 2016

The boys in the family don't decide to race. It just happens; it's what they do.

For a male born into the Prunty clan, to not race would require a conscious choie.

"We have pictures all the way back to when I was 3, pop-riveting on bodies with Dad," said Alex Prunty, a third-generation driver from Lomira.

"(Uncle) David would make me take all the tires...he'd have; five, six, seven, eight sets of tires laid out on the concrete, have me wash all the wheels, put air in the tires and go measure them. I was 6 maybe, 5-6"

Together, Alex, his father, Dan, and three of Dan's brothers have amassed 12 track championships at Slinger Speedway and two titles in the Slinger Nationals, a summertime special event of national acclaim.

"It's just a way of life for us," said Dennis Prunty, a three-time Slinger champ who won the Miller Lite Spring Opener on a cool afternoon Sunday.

Alex, 23, will be the one Prunty with a chance to add the family name to the Slinger record book again - the only member scheduled to compete every week - and he'll be the first to tell you he faces long odds.

A champion in the Slinger Bees beginner division (2010) and limited late models ('12 and '15), Alex made his debut in the track's premier super-late model class Sunday. He qualified sixth-fastest on the quick quarter-mile, won his heat race from the pole and finished eighth in the longest feature he had ever run.

"That was fun," he sad afterward, happy to have gained the experience without hurting his car.

"If we'd have won the feature, that would have been huge, but realistically, as a rookie, I think this was a great night. We're going to build off of this."

Alex's father, Dan, won titles in the Slinger Stingers street-stock division in 1991 and '92 and stepped out of the car about the time Alex was born. These days he works as a part of Alex's team.

David won super-late model titles at Slinger in 2006 and '07 - and also a Slinger Nationals title - but stepped out of the car after his second son was born.

Dale, a four-time champion in the modifieds from 2003-'06, had been a regular at Slinger in the super-late models in recent years. He's parked for the moment, though, after his wife gave birth to their first child last week.

And Dennis, the 2012 super-late champion, the Slinger Nationals 2015 champion and a two-time champion in the mods, plans to run 10-15 races at Slinger this year, but do more traveling for regional shows and high-paying national-level events.

The final Prunty brother, Dusty, used to drive in enduros and now serves as Dennis' spotter.

While Dennis finds new challenges elsewhere, Alex will have his hands full in the top division at Slinger.

The cornering ability of the car has been one adjustment, the budget another. But Alex, who works in engine and development for Briggs & Stratton, has been building toward this for eight years.

"For the longest time I was driving a beau-up, $400 Pontiac Sunfire, yet I have a super-late, limited-late and a truck and trailer," he said. "If you want it that bad, you can make it happen. I'm still living at home. All my money is going to this car, trying to get to this stage. So far, so good."

Prunty blood runs thick, but so does a competitive spirit. Whatever the combination has been, they've raced out of the same shop, just off Hwy. 41, but...

"The shop has a wall between the two sides," Dennis said.

"Dale and I usually work together. David used to be on his own. Now Alex is on that side. But he knows what I have (for setups)."

Alex and Dennis haven't really raced each other. Although they were on the track a few times together last year when Alex made some super-late model starts at the Dells Motor Speedway, they didn't have occasion to rub fenders. And Dennis made quick work of Alex as he cut through traffic on Sunday.

"I ain't nervous about it or anything," Dennis said. "Whoever wins, wins. I'll race him like anyone else."

The family's passion for racing derived from Doug, Alex's grandfather, who had a brief turn as a driver at the since-closed Hales Corners Speedway.

"From the legendary stories we hear at Christmas, he raced twice and flipped over both times," Alex said. "That was the end of it."

Safe to say the next generations have fared much better.

Click Here to read Dave Kallmann's article about Dennis winning the Slinger Speedway Miller Lite 75 Season Opener.

Photo by Dave Kallmann as Dennis runs his victory lap after the Miller Lite 75 Spring Opener at Slinger Speedway on Sunday, April 24th.

About Dave Kallmann:
Dave Kallmann covers racing and motorsports.
You can also follow Dave on Twitter @davekallmann

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dennis Wins Slinger Season Opener!

Dennis takes home the Win
at the Slinger Season Opener
75 Lap Super Late Model Feature!
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Slinger Season Opener!

Join the DDP Team at Slinger Super Speedway
this coming Sunday, April 24th
for the Slinger Season Opener!
Gates Open at Noon

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ice Breaker 100!

Wisconsin Dells Raceway Park
Ice Breaker 100
This weekend, April 16 & 17th

Dennis will be driving the 
New Pathfinder House Car

Perfect weekend weather for Racing!
Admission to the stands is FREE 
on Saturday, April 16th to watch the Practice!

Make a weekend of it in the DELLS!
Come up to support the DDP Team

To see this weekend's Dells Raceway Schedule, Click here

Dells Raceway Park
N1070 Smith Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI. 53965
Phone: 608-253-RACE (7223)

Saturday, April 2, 2016


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Remember these companies when looking for parts or services

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Reiser & Kenseth Cars unveiled at Auto Museum

The Prunty Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup #42 
will be proudly displayed this Saturday, 
April 2, 2016, from 10am - 2pm
at The Wisconsin Auto Museum in Hartford, 
along with other area Drivers Race Cars...

At the unveiling of the new display of NASCAR cars,
donated by Robbie Reiser and Matt Kenseth, to the SE Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame and Wisconsin Auto Museum.

The first car is a Reiser Enterprises NASCAR Bush Chevrolet, 
built by John & Robbie and represents Matt's very first NASCAR Win at Rockingham.

The second car is a Roush Ford Winston Cup Car, that represents the last race, that Matt and Robbie were together as Driver and Crew Chief at Roush.

Both cars will be prominently displayed on a four post lift, within the Hall of Fame Display at the Museum.

Area Race Tracks will have flyers and schedules available for anyone attending.

Food & Beverages will be provided and many of our area drivers and crew members are expected to be on hand, as well as some of the Hall of Fame Inductees.

Please join us and be sure to spread the word!

Admission only $5
Wisconsin Auto Museum
147 Rural Street. 
Hartford, WI. 53027

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Icebreaker 100 List of Entrants

Here is the current entry list for the ICEBREAKER 100 Super Late Models
(As of 3/24/2016)

1. Dennis Prunty
2. Joel Thiesen
3. Alex Prunty
4. Ty Majeski
5. Steve Apel
6. John DeAngelis
7. Travis Sauter
8. Keith Tolf
9. Andrew Morrissey
10. Johnny Sauter
11. Mike Egan
12. Duke Long
13. Mike Lichtfeld
14. Eddie Hoffman
15. Bobby Kendall
16. Dan Lindsley
17. Tim Schendel
18. Mark Eswein
19. Jeff Storm
20. Greg Borchardt
21. Robert Maynor
22. Dan Fredrickson
23. Dalton Zehr
24. Shane Morrissey
25. Steve Rubeck
26. Austin Nason
27. Alexander Gringas
28. Cole Anderson
29. Derek Kraus
30. Erik Darnell
31. Dale Schultz
32. T1 Racing – Driver TBA

Friday, March 25, 2016

Dells Raceway, Ice Breaker 100, April 17th, 2016

Help Us Increase the A-Main Purse! Each $100 Sponsored increases the purse by $4 to every position! 

With Every Sponsorship you will be given 1 Adult Grandstand Admission! Ticket will be available at the "Will Call" window the day of the race.

Click Here to go to the Sponsor form!

Current, as of 3-25-16
Pos.A Main
Stats taken from Dellsracewaypark website, March 25, 2016.
For more info and updates, visit their website 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

20% Off Electronics

One of our Sponsors at DDP Motorsports has authorized a Special Discount for DDP Race Fans. Go to the website, Enter DDP20 in the Discount Code Box and you'll receive a 20% discount on your first order. 
You can use the DDP20 Code when calling in an order too, at 866-258-5521 
You'll also be helping support our Race Team! Thanks.. 


Wednesday, February 10, 2016


The DDP team will have one of the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup # 42 Race Cars on display
at: The World of Wheels Car Show!
                    February 19th thru February 21st

Dennis plans to be there to sign autographs and hand out samples of ...
Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup!

Look for Dennis and the Race Car
at The West Bend Dyno Tuning Display

54th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

                                          Milwaukee’s Largest Indoor Custom Car Show!
                                  Wisconsin Expo Center - State Fair Park in West Allis, WI. 
                                          Click Here to visit the World of Wheels Website

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


DDP Motorsports announces Partnership 
Pathfinder Chassis

DDP Motorsports LLC will also be partnering with Pathfinder Chassis, from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, to run a brand new 2016 Pathfinder Super Late Model Race Car for some select races during the 2016 racing season.
JJ Fabrication, Inc., the manufacturer of the Pathfinder Chassis brand of Asphalt Late Model Race Car, is headquartered at 3372 Burke Road, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. They also currently offer the offset (straight rail) chassis, truck chassis, and NASCAR perimeter chassis (NASCAR Touring Series legal).

This is the new Chassis built for Dennis for the 2016 season

In 2005, Pathfinder Chassis' new owners, Jason Schuler and Joe Wood, introduced an updated soft spring, big bar chassis and began building winning race cars for many of the Midwest's finest drivers, including NASCAR stars, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Scott Wimmer, Travis Kvapil and Ross Kenseth.  In addition to their complete shock service, specializing in JRI, Penske and Afco Shocks, Pathfinder Chassis also offers chassis repair and set up, quick change rear end service and maintains a complete inventory of chassis and suspension parts that can be shipped right to your front door.

Everyone at Pathfinder Chassis, Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup and DDP Motorsports are really excited about the 2016 Racing Season!
Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup will also be the Primary Sponsor on this Pathfinder/DDP Motorsports Race Car. 

For more info on our sponsors

To see our current 2016 racing schedule, click here

Monday, January 25, 2016

Trailer Design for 2016

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup and DDP Motorsports

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Anderson's Maple Syrup Partnering with DDP Motorsports!

Dennis makes an exciting announcement at the Slinger Speedway Banquet!
Friday, January 22, 2016

DDP Motorsports Announces Partnership with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup
Knowles, WI (Jan. 22, 2016) – DDP Motorsports LLC is proud to announce that Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup will be partnering with us for the entire 2016 Racing Season. Made and Marketed by the same Wisconsin family since 1928, Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup will be featured as the Primary Sponsor for our Racing Team. Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup has had a long history of supporting NASCAR Drivers over the years and is excited to also be a part of Short Track Racing in 2016.
Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup is a tradition over 85 years in the making. In 1928, Paul Anderson first shared the distinct taste of Wisconsin’s Northwoods by producing delicately sweet pure maple syrup. Three generations later, his Grandson, Steve Anderson, still produces the pure, all natural, healthy alternative to artificial “maple- flavored” syrups. Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup can be found in Supermarkets and Specialty Stores all across the Country.
Dennis Prunty, Car Owner and Driver of the Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup, #42 Super Late Model Race Car, is a 25 year veteran of the sport and plans to kick off his 2016 Racing Season at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday and Saturday, April 8th & 9th in the ARCA/CRA 125. 

For more information...please visit:

To see the 2016 racing schedule, click here

Mike Gaulke 
Marketing Manager 
DDP Motorsports LLC 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 Race Schedule now available

The DDP Team has it's tentative schedule set up for 2016
Our first race of the season will be in Tennessee
Visit our Race Schedule page to view

The ARCA/CRA Super Series will kick off it's 2016 point season 
Friday-Saturday, April 8 & 9th at the famous 
Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee.