By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., August 22—teve Apel won the Pomp’s Tire Fan Appreciation 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway in a wild finish after tangling with Dennis Prunty while they raced to the checkered flag, triggering a mulit-car incident that left the finish in doubt until officials sorted out the melee.
A late caution involving Mike Egan and Conrad Morgan on lap 62 set up the crazy conclusion as Prunty led Apel for the final three lap dash toward the finish. Prunty chose the inside lane for the restart and with Apel alongside, racing resumed with Prunty holding a slight advantage for the lead. A lap later, Apel made a brilliant move to turn under Prunty exiting turn two to take the inside line, leaving Prunty up high as they battled side by side to the white flag. On the final lap, Apel defended his line, using a sizeable amount of racetrack exiting turn two and halfway down the backstretch, the cars made right front wheel to left rear wheel contact which sent Prunty’s car spinning across the nose of Apel’s car as they entered turn three.
This article was posted to the website on August 23rd, 2010