May 4th, 2021
We made the trip to Grundy County Speedway last Saturday with our Mid Am car. Although it was a warm day it was really windy and driving that big motor home of ours was a real treat for Bill.
Bill did not qualify well and had to start the feature in the second from last row. He didn't move up quickly but through all the cautions and lane choices he did make it up to 6th. The last caution for us was on lap 31 of 44. He radioed to me and said he had had enough fun for one day and pulled into the pits. It got a little rough out there and there was no reason to stay on the track with all that going on. Driving it into the trailer is better than shoveling it in.
The opener for the Dells is on Saturday May 8th for us with the Modified. Hope to see you all there.
April 26th, 20121
Sunday night at Slinger was the start of Bill's 49th season of racing. Seems like yesterday he started out with his old Chevelle.
His first lap of qualifying was a 12.42 and I know he was practicing faster than that. As he went into turn 1 for his second lap he slid and didn't correct it fast enough and ended up turning a 12.8 As he came off the track he was disappointed and figured he blew that one. As it turned out he had fast time. He was pretty surprised.
The heat race wasn't so pretty. He just couldn't pass any cars and ended up 5th.
Feature race was a little better. He passed a couple of cars early in the race and was running second. He was about 8 to 10 car lengths behind the leader and kept picking off the distance. With about 5 laps to go he was just a car length behind the leader. Bill brushed the back stretch wall and hurt his alignment. He wasn't able to keep up with Tyler Schley and Tyler ended up winning the feature.
Next weekend we will be going to Grundy County Speedway with the Mid American car. We haven't been to that track in a number of years. We are both anxious to run with the Mid Am series again. Last year we only ran one race with them due to schedule conflicts. Hope you all can make the trip and we will see you at the races.
April 1st, 2021
Welcome back to billprietzel.com
I'm sure by now you have all noticed that our web site has been off line. This was caused by a lack of communication between myself and GoDaddy and has now been rectified, although I had to rebuild our web site from scratch. I'm not very good at this so it may take me a while to figure it out.
We have been very busy this winter with going to the Snowball Derby in December with our Modified and an auction in Iowa in February. Recently Bill has been rebuilding Bill Tandetzke's Modified after the crash at the Dells on the last day of the season. With the help of Bill Tandetzke, Gary Budzien and Jeff and Tom Jasinski it is going back together very well and should be ready for the season to open.
We have about 17 race dates lined up for the Modified and 10 for the Mid Am Series. At this point we will try to make most of them. Our opening date April 25th at Slinger with the Modified. Mid Am is scheduled for April 17th at Rockford but we will be missing that to honor our Grandson, Carson, at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. We are very proud of his accomplishments and we hope he continues to work hard at all of his endeavors.