Division - Two feature wins for Schill
August 29, 1999; Slinger, WI - Al Schill (Franklin) scored two feature wins at the Slinger Super Speedway, as he won both the 76 Racing Gas / Behling Racing Equipment Fan Appreciation 60 lap, late model feature and the Midwest Modified 30 lap feature, Sunday night, August 29th. Schill who has been pulling double duty all year put together a near perfect night by avoiding an unbelievable last lap battle in the late model main. Schill was followed in the top five by current points leader, Conrad Morgan (Waukesha), Toby Rott (Slinger), Jeff Holtz (Franklin) and Chris Ratajczyk (Menomonee Falls) after the melee, which occurred after the field accepted the white flag, jumbled the lead cars. He then immediately jumped into his Modified and charged from the back of the pack to score his second victory of the night.
Schill who started on the outside of the front row in the late model main, fell behind early race leader David Prunty (Lomira) at the onset. Prunty jumped to an early lead, pulling ahead of Schill until lap 13, when a caution brought the field back together. On the restart Prunty once again showed his dominance by pulling ahead of Schill, as the rest of the pack fought behind the two lead cars. Just as the field began to get strung out, the second caution of the night came out on lap 28. Prunty got a great restart and seemed to have the field at hand, pulling to a 6 car length lead at the halfway point of the race. On the 35th circuit, apparent motor problems caused Prunty to pull into the infield, erasing his commanding lead and ending his night.
Schill, picking up the lead, was busy fighting off Jeff Kendall (Montello) who moved up to challenge the veteran Franklin driver. Rich Loch (Muskego) who was in third spot with five laps to go, slowed suddenly causing Strupp and Morgan to run into the rear of the Loch machine. Loch's car stalled in the middle of the track exit, causing a yellow flag with three laps to go. On the restart, a heated battle between Kendall and Lowell Bennett (Neenah) ended when the two made contact in turn 2 on the last lap. Kendall fought to hang onto his squirrelly car, but lost the handle, spinning in between turns 3 and 4. The accident collected a host of cars and forced the feature to end under both the checkered and yellow flags. The 30 lap late model semi-feature looked like a runaway as Brad Mueller (Random Lake) pulled into the lead from the start and ran to almost a half a lap lead over Fred Winn (Milwaukee).
The battle appeared to be for the second position and the second of the two transfer spots into the feature, as Todd Thelen (Oconomowoc) moved up to challenge Winn. All that changed on the 23rd lap, as the lead car of Mueller began to smoke and had to be black flagged, relegating him to the pits. With Mueller's departure, the race win went to Todd Thelen as he made his way around Winn. Winn had his mirror full of Donavan Morgan (Oconomowoc), but would finish ahead of the younger Morgan for second. Dan Mills (Menomonee Falls) came home fourth and Charlie Thon Jr. (Germantown) rounded out the top five.
Race McComb (Jackson) recorded the win in the 15 lap late model Consi Feature.
Al Schill's good fortunes continued in the 30 lap Midwest Modified feature as he worked his way through traffic to take the win. Rounding out the top five was Chris Harmon (East Troy), Steve Lurvey (Dousman), Larry Reihbrandt (Wauwatosa) and John Kruschel (Sussex).
Schill found himself in the top five after making quick time of the field. Schill was in third by lap 20 and locked in a four car battle for the top spot, Kruschel, Harmon and Lurvey. On the 24th lap, Schill dove low and slid past Kruschel to move into the lead. Schill cruised to the checkered flag unchallenged, leaving the rest to battle for second place. Florian Wisinski (Greenfield) was the fast qualifier of the evening for the modifieds, as he ran a lap of 12.383 seconds.
A winner could not be determined after the completion of the 16 lap Slinger Stinger Street Stock Division Feature. A last lap incident involving the first and second place cars resulted in the race finishing under the checkered and yellow flags. Craig Loiselle (Milwaukee) crossed the finish line first, apparently inheriting the win. He was followed by Bill Shavlik (West Bend) in second, Mike Pascavis (Sheboygan) third, Dan Prunty (Lomira) fourth and Peter Wiedmeyer (West Bend) rounded out the top five. Loiselle would subsequently be disqualified during post race inspection, resulting in no winner being declared in the race.
The 8 lap Stinger heats were taken by David Beck (Butler) and Dan Miller (Sussex) and Bill Shavlik (West Bend) timed in quickest for the division with a lap of 13.512 seconds.
Willy Van Camp (Appleton) outlasted the 8 car field during the 10 lap Figure 8 feature.
In other racing action, the Speedway Guest feature was claimed by Mike Hug and Mike Wiskowski (Sheboygan Falls) won the Spectator Elimination Races.
LATE MODEL FEATURE 60-LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER - Conrad Morgan (Waukesha) 11.593 seconds
SEMI FEATURE FINISH 30 LAPS
CONSI FEATURE FINISH 15 LAPS
MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH - 30 LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER - Florian Wisinski (Greenfield) 12.383 seconds
SLINGER STINGER FEATURE FINISH 16 LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER - Bill Shavlik (West Bend) 13.512 seconds
FIGURE 8 WINNER - Willy VanCamp (Appleton) 10-laps
TEAM CRUISERS - Mark and Ken Fogel 10-laps
SPEEDWAY GUEST CARS - Mike Hug
SPECTATOR RACE - Mike Wiskowski (Sheboygan Falls)