Wimmer Stops Kenseth At Slinger

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Casey Johnson was the only driver other than Dennis Prunty to lead the event up until Prunty’s misfortunes, and after Kenseth got around him for second, settled for third.

“I ran out of brakes there at the end when I was trying to run down Chris (Wimmer) as hard as I could,” Johnson said. “When I saw that 22 car (Prunty) go to the infield, I thought, ‘Man, there’s a chance. It’s not every day you get to battle with Matt Kenseth when you go to these big races, so it was a lot of fun.”

Chris Wimmer in victory lane at the Slinger Nationals. (Doug Hornickel photo)
Chris Wimmer in victory lane at the Slinger Nationals. (Doug Hornickel photo)

Earlier in the day, Conrad Morgan stated he was as ready as he ever was for the SuperSeal Slinger Nationals and the 65-year old veteran proved that thoroughly with a strong and impressive fourth-place finish. Dalton Zehr took the checkered flag in fifth.

Morgan won the 30-lap super late model qualifying race over Brian Johnson Jr. and Nathan Haseleu.

Steven Scheel drove to his biggest win of the season to date in the 35-lap late model feature.

Kevin Knuese won the Midwest Truck Series feature that ended on lap 24, six laps short of the scheduled distance due to a rain shower.

The finish:

Chris Wimmer, Matt Kenseth, Casey Johnson, Conrad Morgan, Dalton Zehr, Steve Apel, Andrew Morrissey, Lowell Bennett, Nathan Haseleu, Austin Luedtke, Brad Mueller, Steve Dorer, Travis Dassow, Brian Johnson Jr., Robert Braun, Tim Lampman, Dennis Prunty, Michael Bilderback, Ross Kenseth, Mike Egan, Braison Bennett, John Deangelis, James Swan, Paige Decker.