Morgan is back in victory lane!
July 3, 2000; Slinger, WI - After going nearly two months without a late model feature victory, Conrad Morgan found his way back to Victory Lane by taking top honors in the Wolf Paving / MGS Enterprises Firecracker 85 Monday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
The win was Morgan's first since May 14th at the World's Fastest 1/4 Mile Oval, a track he has been known to dominate on in the past. "They're all fast, there isn't a slouch in the bunch out here and you've got to be on your toes to beat them," said the six time track champion afterwards. "Last year we won four or five in a row and this year we can't hardly win one in a row but we're coming and getting better as the season goes on."
Morgan started seventh in the extremely competitive event that began with Tom Hromadka, Charlie Thon, and Al Schill all leading in the first five laps. Schill established himself as the leader when the field began to string out as Morgan and Lowell Bennett began to work their way into the top five.
Morgan used the outer groove to slip around Schill and take command of the
event on lap 19. Bennett moved around Schill to take second one lap later and
positioned himself in Morgan's tire tracks. The first caution of the race waved on lap 22
when last week's feature winner Cindy Peterson spun in turn one after just taking over
fifth place. Morgan and Bennett continued to set the pace on the restart as fast qualifier
David Prunty raced into third place and began to track down the
Morgan, who led at the halfway point and collected an additional $200 for the Mac Tools Halfway Challenge, continued to hold the top spot over Bennett and Prunty as Brad Mueller and Al Schill staged a battle of their own for fifth.
A final caution on lap 79 for a spin by the sixth place running Rich Loch gave Bennett and Prunty one last opportunity to get by the defending track champion. It was not to be however, as Morgan pulled away on the restart and Bennett's car began to develop handling problems, allowing Prunty to get by for second with three laps to go. Prunty could only close to within three car lengths as Morgan took the checkered flag for the win. Mueller ran strong in the end to finish third as Bennett faded to fourth just ahead of Schill.
The Late Model Semi-Feature was dominated by Jeff Holtz (Franklin) as he and the second place car of Toby Rott (Slinger) advanced to the feature event. Lance Bjorklund (Oconomowoc) led all of the Late Model Cosolation race but it was last years Rookie of the year Wayne Freimund (West Allis) who took him at the line in the 20 lap event. In other Late Model action Todd Thelen took the 8 lap trophy dash and David Prunty (Lomira) took fast time honors with a lap of 11.633 seconds.
The Midwest Modified division, it was last years champion Dennis Prunty
(Allenton) sawing his way from deep in the field to take the 30 lap event. Prunty had to
run down the early race leader Chris Peterson (Cedarburg) and the trophy dash winner Steve
Lurvey (Dousman) for the win. Dale Prunty
In the Slinger Stinger feature action Bill Shavlik (West Bend) made the winning pass over Mike Graczkowski (Jackson) with just 2 laps to go in a heated four car 12 lap battle, Lyle Messinger (Milwaukee) finished third Scott Ascher followed in fourth and Roger Schmid (Stone Bank) rounded out the top five. Bill Shavlik (West Bend) now will be entered in the seasons A.P.C. Stinger Showdown event scheduled at the end of the season. The Stinger heat races were won by Bill Shavlik (West Bend) and Scott Ascher (Sussex) while Brad Hartman (North Lake) turned the fastest lap with a 13.374 seconds.
Dan and Mark Jung won the first of two Team Cruiser heats with Darryl and Craig Adams winning the second 10 lap event. Chris Price made a daring move to win the Figure 8 feature by sliding sideways across the start finish line with Dan Gracyalny.
Brian Oelhafen won the Suburban Motors Speedway Guest car heat, and P.J. Cain won the Spectator Eliminations in his Dodge Stealth.
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Round Two of the Coca-Cola
Special; Slinger, WI - Mobil presents Round 2 of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic at the Slinger Super Speedway. The evening, will be highlighted by a 60 lap late model feature and full racing program in the Late Models, Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stingers Street Stocks, Figure 8's, Team Cruisers, Speedway Guest Cars, and the Spectator Races divisions.
Round 2 of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic, is one of the series of
three events scheduled throughout the year for late model drivers. Plus, NASCAR Remax Star
Brian Hoppie will be challenging Slingers best drivers as he gets ready for the Bumper to
Bumper night at Slinger Super
Fans will receive a FREE ticket with any four liter bottles of Coca Cola purchased at participating Mobil Stations for the July 9th event, while supplies last, and kids 12 and under in attendance are eligible to participate in the Coca-Cola 500 Big Wheel races and will also be eligible for a drawing for a free bicycle to be given away at intermission at the Speedway.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Pioneer Plaza Mid-Season
championships Sunday night July 16th with a 65 lap late model feature and a huge
demolition derby. Drivers interested in participating in the demo derby can pick up
a copy of the rules and regulations at the Slinger
Slinger Super Speedway is also stepping up on there giveaways for the new Millennium. Three grand prizes this season including a T.V., Trip to Vegas, and the big prize of a Sporty Sonoma step side 2000 GMC truck located by the main entrance of the track. For all race fans that purchase a ticket for the races we keep the one half and put it into a hopper and then at the end of the season we draw the winner the winner must have their ticket stub to win, so hold onto your regular season ticket stubs for the drawing of the truck on September 17th. No purchase necessary see track box office for details. Visit the new website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.
Nationals Tickets Now on Sale
Special; Slinger, WI - Mobil prAdvanced tickets are now on sale for the 2000 Miller Lite Nationals at the Slinger Super Speedway. The July 30th Special will feature two 100 lap main events for the Late Model division, along with support divisions racing to round out the show. Tickets are available at the Slinger Speedway track office or at Pioneer Plaza, located at Highways 41& 145 in Richfield. Fans can save $3.00 when they purchase tickets in advance for the Miller Lite Nationals before Saturday, July 29th at 4pm.
The Summer Special will be highlighted by the return of Wisconsin Rapids Native Dick Trickle who is scheduled drive in the 21st year history of the Miller Lite Nationals. NASCAR stars joining Trickle include Matt Kenseth, Rich Bickle, Ken Schrader and Jason Schuler at the worlds fastest 1/4 mile oval. Other top stars include defending champion Conrad Morgan, Al Schill, Lowell Bennett, Brad "JJ" Mueller, Cindy Peterson, David Prunty plus many, many more rising stars.
The afternoon will get under way with spectator gates opening at 3:00 pm. Qualifying racing kicks off at 5:30pm and will be followed by the Twin 100 lap Late Model features. Fans will also be treated to an autograph session with the NASCAR stars. Look for more information on this night in the weeks to come.
Kids, ages 9 & under, will be admitted free for the Sunday event July
30th Miller Lite Nationals. If inclement weather occurs the program will be run on Monday
July 31st. Fans in attendance also will be entered into the season long give-a-ways where
a new truck, T.V., and a Trip to Vegas, will be
For more information on upcoming events call the track office at 262-644-5921 during regular business hours or visit our new website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.