BENNETT EDGES WALLACE IN LEROY MEATS OF HORICON 60!

Ryan DeStefano Late Model Dash WinnerRyan DeStefano Late Model Dash WinnerWallace quickly paced the opening lap before the lone caution flag of the event flew when Conrad Morgan’s car momentarily broke loose in turn two, stacking up the field and triggering an accordion-like effect that sent the cars of Austin Luedtke, Tommy Hromadka, and Terry Patnode into the infield grass. All were able to continue with the exception of Luedtke and as racing resumed, Wallace once again took the point, leading over Steve Schultz, and Fred Winn while behind them, Bennett, Morgan, Dennis Prunty, and Steve Apel battled over fourth. Bennett had his car working on the inside line and by lap ten, he made his way into second place as Morgan followed soon thereafter with an inside move around Schultz for third as Prunty and Apel settled a relatively clean side by side battle for position in fifth and sixth respectively. Bennett began to narrow the gap between himself and Wallace in the lead while Prunty and Apel worked their way around Schultz in fourth and began to chase down Morgan in the third spot. Bennett caught up to Wallace’s rear bumper near the half way mark and eased the nose of his car inside Wallace’s door in a bid for the lead on lap 32. Wallace gave room on the outside and both he and Bennett raced for the lead side by side with Wallace holding the edge slightly upon the exit of the turns. The door to door racing for the lead enabled Morgan and Prunty to close in to make it a four-car battle for the top spot while Bennett quickly ducked back in line as the top four raced nose to tail through lapped traffic. Wallace and Bennett opened up a slight gap on Morgan and Prunty once they cleared the lapped machines with Bennett racing directly in Wallace’s tire tracks as the laps wound down. Wallace took the white flag as the leader with Bennett still directly behind him as they both cleared another lapped car down the backstretch. Wallace maintained the lead as they entered turn three but in the middle of the corner, Wallace’s car skated up just a bit, opening the door on the inside for Bennett to make a run for the checkered flag. Bennett seized on the opportunity and cut to the inside of Wallace exiting turn four, winning the drag race to the checkered flag by .036 seconds for the victory. Conrad Morgan finished a strong third while Dennis Prunty crossed the finish line in fourth place ahead of Steve Apel in fifth. Mike Egan finished in sixth place and Al Schill was seventh while Steve Schultz, Randy Schuler, and Scott Schoeni rounded out the top ten.

Andy Haver Midwest Sportsman Fast TimeAndy Haver Midwest Sportsman Fast TimeMike Egan took top honors in the 25-lap super late model qualifying race over Austin Luedtke and Randy Schuler. Scott Schoeni finished fourth, ahead of Tommy Hromadka who was fifth. Steve Schultz won the super late model fast dash and Dennis Prunty’s lap of 11.529 seconds earned him fast qualifier honors on the night.

Pat McIntee captured the victory in the 35-lap late model main event over Rob Braun and Dave McCardle.

McIntee and Braun led the field to the green flag with McIntee taking the early lead as Braun worked the high line in second ahead of Ryan DeStefano, McCardle, Bill Shavlik, and Wayne Freimund. Contact between Braun and DeStefano in turn one bunched up the field, triggering a caution flag and damaging the cars of Freimund, John DeAngelis, and Mike Graczkowski. Of the three, Freimund was the only one to return to the event, minus the front end, as racing resumed with McIntee leading over McCardle and John Reynolds Jr. With McIntee out front, Reynolds and McCardle raced side by side as Travis Dassow advanced through the field to join the leaders in fourth. By lap seven, Dassow used the inside line to grab third place from McCardle and two laps later, he dove to the inside to take second from Reynolds. Chris Blawat also worked his way forward, making his way around McCardle and Reynolds for third place by lap 18. A spin by Dan Wood in turn two on lap 25 drew the caution flag with McIntee leading over Dassow, Blawat, Reynolds, and McCardle. McIntee chose the inside for the restart with Dassow alongside and the two raced door to door for the lead as racing resumed. As the leaders entered turn three, McIntee’s car appeared to slide up slightly, rubbing against Dassow’s door. Dassow’s car then spun toward the inside of the track exiting turn four, right in the path of those behind him as Reynolds and Blawat piled in, with Blawat’s car momentarily ramping over Reynolds’ machine. The impact from Reynolds’ car turned Dassow’s ride back to the right where it met the turn four wall head on as the caution flag waved again. McIntee led over McCardle for the restart with Rob Braun and Wayne Freimund working their way back into the mix after earlier problems. As McIntee led, Braun raced to the inside of McCardle in turn two and took over second place, leaving McCardle to battle with Freimund for third. McIntee drove to the victory over Braun while McCardle held off Freimund for third. Ryan DeStefano finished fifth. DeStefano also was the winner of the late model fast dash and Jon Reynolds Jr. set fast time with a lap of 12.620 seconds.

Al Stippich Thunderstock Feature Winner and Mountain Outfitters Trike Race WinnerAl Stippich Thunderstock Feature Winner and Mountain Outfitters Trike Race WinnerJames Swan drove to his sixth feature win in the 30-lap Midwest Sportsman main event.

Swan raced with Jack Stern for the lead in the beginning laps before taking command of the event on lap four while Jay Shambeau, Brian Holtz, and Ryan Farrell raced for position behind them. The caution flag flew on lap four as Jimmie Evans and Gregg Pawelski tangled in turn three with Swan leading over Stern, Jay Shambeau, and Brian Holtz. Swan held the point on the restart over Stern and Shambeau while Farrell and Andy Haver worked their way into fourth and fifth respectively. A caution for debris on lap nine slowed the field again and as racing resumed, Haver advanced to fourth place as Mike Lange moved forward and into fifth. On lap 13, Farrell’s car broke loose off turn two and as he tried to save it, the car headed toward the infield grass, collecting Pawelski in the process as the caution waved again with Swan leading over Stern, Shambeau, Haver, and Lange. Swan continued to lead as the green flag appeared while Stern became caught in the outside lane with Shambeau, Lange, and Brian Holtz all making their way around. A spin by Josh Wenninger on the frontstretch on lap 26 drew another caution as Swan led over Shambeau and Lange. Swan again charged to the front on the restart as Lange moved around Shambeau for second place on lap 28. Swan drove to the checkered flag to score his sixth win of the season over Lange who finished second. Jay Shambeau was third while Brian Holtz and Scott Shambeau rounded out the top five. Jimmie Evans won the Midwest Sportsman fast dash and Andy Haver set fast time at 12.912 seconds.

Slinger Bee Feature Winner Mark JohlerSlinger Bee Feature Winner Mark JohlerAl Stippich won the 20-lap Thunderstock feature, taking the checkered flag ahead of Eric Lingford, Ken Schraufnagel, and John Daley.

Jordan DeVoy led the first lap before Jake Larson took over the top spot on lap two while Stippich charged forward and into second place by lap four just before a spin by DeVoy in turn one brought out the caution flag. Larson led on the restart but Stippich powered by on the outside, clearing Larson for the lead while exiting turn two while Andy Welter and Ken Schraufnagel raced behind them. With Stippich out front, Welter challenged Larson for second and the hard racing between them produced the caution flag on lap nine when Welter’s car looped around in turn four. Stippich led over Schraufnagel as racing resumed while Eric Lingford advanced from deep in the field to enter the top five by lap eleven. Stippich continued to hold the top spot while Lingford charged ahead into fourth place just before another caution waved when Doug Passbrig’s car erupted in smoke on lap 13. Once again Stippich charged to the lead on the restart while Lingford first passed Bernie Leonard for third and then caught Schraufnagel for second. Stippich could not be caught in the final laps and he drove to the win while Lingford crossed the line in second place ahead of Schraufnagel in third. John Daley and Adam Peschek rounded out the top five. Nate Fick won the Thunderstock heat raced over Bernie Leonard and Carl Benn. Chris Beine and Tim Kreuser finished fourth and fifth respectively. Schraufnagel won the Thunderstock fast dash and Andy Welter was the fastest qualifier at 13.580 seconds.

The 20-lap Slinger Bee feature was won by Mark Johler over Kyle Stark and Braison Bennett. Nick Wagner finished fourth and Alex Prunty was fifth. The 15-lap Slinger Bee semi-feature was won by Erica Knutson who took the checkered flag ahead of Joe Shelby and Dave Lembke. Zach Clarke and Josh Fehrman finished in fourth and fifth. Mark Johler won the Slinger Bee fast dash and Nick Wagner’s lap of 15.623 seconds earned him top honors in qualifying. Pat Fischer won the Speedway Guest Car race and Al Strobel won the Spectator Eliminator event. Scott Goetzke edged Shane Becker to win the Figure 8 race to close the evening.