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#16 Steve Apel Feature Winner Super Late Model with#16 Steve Apel Feature Winner Super Late Model withHolds Off Late Charge From Bennett To Secure Victory

Written By: Gregg Paul

Steve Apel has had a challenging season at the Slinger Super Speedway in 2012. The challenges of gambling on different setups. The challenges of dealing with adversity. The challenges of worrying about his father’s illness. As well as the challenge of proposing to his long time girlfriend.

Each and every time Apel has survived those challenges and thrived on it. Not only did he take each challenge head on, he took the checkered flag in the Pepsi Challenge 60.

When things are going well it looks easy and when they are not it’s been a struggle. Apel’s answer to that is just as straightforward as his driving.


SLM Feature Winner James SwanSLM Feature Winner James SwanBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 22—James Swan scored his first career super late model feature victory by holding off a closing Rich Bickle to win the Old Wisconsin 60 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.


SLM Feature Winner Dennis Prunty (speedgraphicscompany.com)SLM Feature Winner Dennis Prunty (speedgraphicscompany.com)By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 15—Dennis Prunty survived a torrid battle with Steve Apel and then held off Jeff Holtz to capture his fourth super late model feature victory of the season in the YP.Com Yellow Pages 50 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Rob Braun and Jeff Holtz paced the field to the green flag with Holtz getting the jump from the outside lane to pace the early laps as the caution flag quickly waved on lap three for debris on the racetrack. Holtz chose the inside line for the restart and immediately charged to the front as Braun struggled on the outside, allowing Dennis Prunty to slip underneath him for second. Conrad Morgan and Steve Apel also made their way around Braun on the inside as up front, Prunty began to pressure Holtz for the lead by using the high lane to pull alongside.


King of the High Banks Late Model Winner Alex PruntyKing of the High Banks Late Model Winner Alex PruntyBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 8— Alex Prunty claimed top honors in the King of the Highbanks 60-lap late model feature while Mike Egan held off Dennis Prunty to score his first super late model feature victory of the season in the Netwurx 50 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“This feels good, “Prunty exclaimed from victory lane after turning back a strong challenge from Zack Riddle before taking the win over Gregg Pawelski and John DeAngelis Jr., “Zack Riddle had one of the fastest cars out there and I gave him the outside…he didn’t want the outside but he wasn’t getting the inside from me.”


The Kingo fo the High Banks Entry form is now available. Click here to download and print.


Matt Kenseth in Victory Lane with Miller Coors repsBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 1—Matt Kenseth outdueled Kyle Busch on a late restart and drove to the victory in the 200-lap Miller Lite Nationals feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway to capture his record-setting sixth title in the prestigious super late model event.

“We were really good on long runs in the last half and I could see Kyle’s car was fast but at the end of the longer runs, we were really running him down,” Kenseth stated from victory lane, describing the event which quickly became a two car battle for the win between the visiting NASCAR Sprint Cup stars. Kenseth and Busch occupied the top two positions from lap 50 forward with Kenseth leading early before Busch charged by to take the lead on lap 88.


Slinger Nationals internet ticket sales are closed, but there are plenty of tickets available at the track Sunday, gates open at Noon.


Opening Ceremonies with Fast QualifiersOpening Ceremonies with Fast QualifiersBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 24—Steve Apel steered clear of the early incidents that plagued the Keith’s Marina 75 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway to capture his second super late model feature victory of the season, taking the checkered flag ahead of Rich Bickle.

“Everyone on this team is just awesome, “Apel told the crowd from victory lane after dedicating the win to his father who returned to the track after being away due to health reasons, “The car was on a rail tonight and I’m just the lucky one behind the wheel.”

Rob Braun and Jeff Holtz brought the field to the green flag and Lowell Bennett’s car immediately slowed from the outside of the second row and as Bennett drifted high in turns one and two, Dennis Prunty and Donavan Morgan ducked to the inside in possible anticipation of Bennett leaving the race track. That set up a three-wide situation in turn two and contact between Prunty and Bennett, sent Bennett’s car hard into the concrete at the exit of turn two right side first. The event was stopped under the red flag as safety personnel tended to Bennett who exited his car under his own power but entered the ambulance with a possible shoulder injury.


Schedule of Events (all times tentative and subject to change) - Printable Schedule

8:00 am Pit Gates Open

8:30 – 11:00 am Super Late Model Tech Inspection (Mandatory)

11:00 – 12:30 pm Late Model (LLM) Tech

10:30 – 12:30 pm Practice Super Late Model

Noon Spectator Gates Open

12:30 – 1:00 pm Practice Late Model (LLM)

1:00 – 2:00 pm Practice Super Late Model

2:15 – 2:45 pm Tire Scuff Super Late Model & Late Model

3:00 pm Matt Kenseth Ride Along


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 17—Dennis Prunty drove to his third super late model feature win of the season Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway, holding off Lowell Bennett and Jeff Holtz to take top honors in the PMF Landscape Supply 50-lap main event.

“Let’s keep this going, “Prunty stated after climbing from his car in victory lane, “I did this for my Dad because if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be doing this so I have to say ‘Happy Father’s Day to him and all the other dads here tonight.”

Rob Braun jumped out to the early lead at start of the race with Jeff Holtz following in his tire tracks while Dennis Prunty and Mike Graczkowski raced alongside each other for third. Prunty used the inside to take the third position and with Graczkowski hung out in the top lane, Dale Prunty and Chris Blawat both made their way into fourth and fifth place respectively from the inside groove. With Braun remaining out front, Dennis Prunty worked the outside line to charge around Holtz for second place as Dale Prunty moved up to challenge Holtz for third while behind them, Lowell Bennett passed Chris Blawat for fifth.