Wallace take home Miller Genuine Draft
April 30, 2000; Slinger, WI - While the youth movement made a valiant effort Sunday at the Slinger Speedway, in the end it was longtime veteran and defending track champion Conrad Morgan who came home with the overall title in the Miller Genuine Draft Twin 75's Spring Opener.
Morgan secured the overall crown by finishing second in the first 75 lap late model feature and then used a thrilling last lap pass to win the nightcap.
Jamie Wallace, a relative newcomer to the high banks of Slinger, jumped out the early lead in the first Miller Genuine Draft 75 as Morgan, who started eighth, began to work his way towards the front. Following a lap 13 caution for a Jeff Holtz and John Mueller spin, Morgan found himself in a hard battle with Eric Fransen for second while Wallace padded his lead by lapping slower cars. On lap 54, Fransen slowed momentarily allowing Morgan to set his sights on Wallace. Morgan could only manage to close to Wallaces rear bumper on the final lap as Wallace took the victory. Al Schill finished third while David Prunty and Fransen rounded out the top five.
Morgan began the second Miller Genuine Draft 75 from the fourteenth position while Rich Loch led a tightly bunched pack at the drop of the green flag. The close racing at the front of the field produced a spectacular looking incident involving Donavan Morgan and John Zimmerman which brought out the red flag on lap 11. Once racing resumed, Loch continued to hold the top spot as Schill and Morgan expertly worked traffic and began to close in.
Schill made his bid to take the point with seven laps to go but found himself in a spin down the backstretch while charging for the lead, allowing Morgan to move into second. Morgan hounded Loch over the final five laps and pulled even on the outside as the two raced side-by-side to the white flag. Finding the outer groove to his liking, Morgan was able to outdistance Loch through the fourth turn to take the victory by a half car length.
Toby Rott held off Chris Rataczyk to win the 35 lap late model semi-feature while Joe Gross was the winner of the 12 lap late model consi. Cindy Peterson won the eight lap late model dash while Morgan was the fastest qualifier at 11.594 seconds.
Defending Midwest Modified track champion Dennis Prunty began the new season in strong fashion as he captured the win in the 35 lap modified main event. Prunty took the lead on lap four and was never headed as he took the checkered flag ahead of Chris Peterson, Mike Held, and Lenny Galenberg III. Paul Treuthardt finished fifth.
Lyle Messinger held off Scott Ascher to score his first win of the season in the 20 lap Slinger Stinger feature. Jim Schmittinger finished third ahead of Craig Loiselle and Bill Shavlik.
This Sunday night May 7th, Als Auto Salvage, Champion Chicken, and Pro Power Engines present the Al Schill Jr. Memorial at the Slinger Speedway highlighted by a 77 lap late model feature plus a full racing program. Gates open at 4:45 pm with time trials at 5:15 pm and racing at 7 pm.
kicks off this Sunday Night
Special; Slinger, WI
- Points battles start the regular season opener Sunday night May 7th as Al's Auto
Salvage, Champion Chicken, pro power present The Al Schill Jr. Memorial at the Slinger
Super Speedway. The night will be highlighted by a 77 lap late model feature attributed to
the late Al Schill
Defending track champion Conrad Morgan (Waukesha) will seek his seventh late model championship as drivers will have to pry the top spot away from the veteran racer. Morgan who is looking for a four-peat, can expect challenges from 99 runner up Lowell Bennett (Neenah), Brad Mueller (Random Lake), Cindy Peterson (Butler), David Prunty (Lomira), Jamie Wallace (Pell Lake), Al Schill (Franklin).
A new crop of Rookie contenders are also expected to compete on the high banked oval as
drivers in the late model division will again battle for the honor of Rookie of the Year
and the huge payday that
In the Midwest Modifieds, Eldorado trailer sales will also contribute money to the division this weekend for the Al's Auto Salvage, Champion Chicken, pro power present The Al Schill Jr. Memorial and through out the season.
Kids, ages 11 & under, will receive a FREE checkered flag as they enter the track,
while supplies last.
SLINGER SUPER SPEEDWAY
DATE: April 30, 2000
Event: MILLER GENUINE DRAFT TWIN 75'S SPRING OPENER
Miller Genuine Draft LATE MODEL FEATURE #1 FINISH - 75 LAPS
Miller Genuine Draft LATE MODEL FEATURE #2 FINISH -75 LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER -Conrad Morgan 11.594 seconds
Late Model Semi Feature Finish - 35 LAPS
Late Model Consi Feature Finish - 12 LAPS: 1.Joe Gross ( Milwaukee); 2.Mike McCabe (Muskego); 3.George Prentice Jr. (Milwaukee)
MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH - 30 LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER -Dale Prunty
SLINGER STINGER FEATURE FINISH - 20 LAPS
FAST QUALIFIER- Brad Hartman (North Lake)