Mueller scores again at Slinger!
By Lanae Weyer

July 8, 2000; Slinger, WI - Brad Mueller took the lead from Todd Thelen with seven laps to go and then held off Lowell Bennett to win the 60 lap Round Two of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic presented by Mobil Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Thelen jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and immediately pulled away from the field as Rich Loch, Dave Teske, Al Schill, and David Prunty battled for second through fifth.  Mueller moved into the top five by lap 15 as Thelen continued to drive away from Loch, Prunty, and Schill.

7900b.jpg (17710 bytes) The field for round two of the Coca-Cola Triple Crown Classic was set and ready to roll.  Todd Thelen (#32) and Dave Teske (#51) sat on the front row for the start of the contest.  Thelen who would lead most of the race finished fifth.

Thelen continued to hold the top spot at the halfway point and collected the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Challenge as Lowell Bennett made his presence known by moving into fifth place. Mueller was able to pass Prunty for third by lap 40 and lined up nose to tail with Loch as they began to track down Thelen who began working lapped traffic.   The train of Loch, Mueller, Prunty, and Bennett closed to Thelen's rear bumper but could not get by as Thelen appeared to be on his way to his first late model feature win before a five car incident brought out the caution flag on lap 50 and changed the complexion of the race.

For the second time this season Brad Mueller (#89) made his presence in the winner's circle here at Slinger Speedway.   Mueller took over the lead in the Late Model feature event with just seven laps left in the contest and held on for the victory.  7900a.jpg (15602 bytes)

Mueller immediately dove to the inside of Loch and grabbed the second spot on the restart and then used the inside groove to take the lead on lap 53 when Thelen got loose entering turn one.  Bennett also charged on the restart and moved from fourth place to second in the scramble for positions.

Once out front, Mueller was able to hold off Bennett for the win as Loch finished third ahead of Conrad Morgan and Thelen who faded to fifth. "I wouldn't have been able to run Thelen down (without the yellow)," said Mueller afterwards. "That kid ran a hell of a good race and I give him a lot of credit but my car was really awesome on restarts off the bottom and when we had that restart with nine to go I just said 'boys we're going to go the bottom and take the win on this one.'"

Lowell Bennett (Neenah) was the fast qualifier with a lap of 11.679 seconds. Veteran driver Al Schill (Franklin) won the fast dash. Other Late Model wins were taken by Mark Bitzen in the Late Model Conciliation feature. While future stars Jeff Holtz (Franklin) and Florian Wisinski (Greenfield)
advanced to the Main as they outran Chad Barker (Caledonia) in the Late Model Semi Feature.

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Wire to wire win!  John Kruschel (#94) took command of the Midwest Modified main event at the drop of the green and held on to the checkered to score his first victory of 2000.

It was almost the same scenario in the 30 lap Midwest Modified feature but John Kruschel, who led from start to finish, barely edged a hard charging Dennis Prunty to take the win. Kruschel started on the pole and took the lead at the drop of the green while Prunty methodically sliced his way through the field from his eleventh starting position.  A caution flag on slowed the action on lap seven when Dale Prunty and Larry Reihbrandt tangled on the backstretch.

Kruschel continued to hold the lead on the restart as Prunty moved into the top five and began to charge toward the lead.  Prunty worked his way into second as the laps wound down and on the final lap drove hard into turn three on the inside in a bid to take the lead.  However, Kruschel held his ground coming off turn four and held off Prunty for the win by less than a car length.  Brian Holtz finished a close third while Lenny Gallenburg and Steve Lurvey rounded out the top five. The Eldorado Trailer Sales Modified was won by Steve Lurvey (Dousman) while Dennis Prunty (Allenton) took home fast time honors with a lap of 12.489 seconds

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Roger Schmid (#25) held off a last lap challenge by Mike Graczkowski to earn his second Slinger Stinger feature win this year.

The 18 lap Slinger Stinger feature was won by Roger Schmid (Stone Bank) as he took the win over a hard charging Mike Graczkowski (Jackson) Mike was unable to make the pass at the line. Scott Ascher (Sussex) took 3rd, Aaron Bitzen finished fourth and Lyle Messinger finished fifth. Schmid also led at the halfway point picking up the A.P.C. bonus money and being entered in the A.P.C. Slinger Stinger Showdown event this fall.  In other Stinger action Lyle Messinger won the first 8 lap heat race and Roger Schmid (Stone Bank) won the 2nd heat. The divisions' fast qualifier of evening was Bill Shavlik (West Bend) with a lap of 13.538 seconds.

The growing Team Cruiser division heats were won by Joe and Ryan Destephano, and Dan and Mark Jung.    Jim Schmidinger won the spectator match race in his 3 lap door to door race against a crowd pleasing 2000 Corvette. Bill Metzger won the Suburban Motors Speedway guest car event. The winner in the Figure 8 race was disqualified.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer  CLICK HERE

Pioneer Plaza Presents Mid-Season Championships!
By Lanae Weyer

Special; Slinger, WI - Pioneer Plaza presents The Mid Season Championships this Sunday night, July 16th, at the Slinger Super Speedway. The evening will be highlighted by a 65 lap late model feature paying out $1200.00 to win, along with a huge demolition derby paying $400 to the winner.

A full racing program in the Late Models,  the Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stinger Street Stocks, Figure 8's, Speedway guest cars, Team Cruisers division, and Spectator races on the Worlds fastest 1/4 mile oval is also on tap.

Drivers interested in participating in the demo derby can pick up a copy of the rules and regulations  at  the Slinger Speedway Office or call    (262) 644-5921 during normal business hours.

Fans attending the races are encouraged to  hold onto their ticket stubs after entering the track, to be eligible for the special give-a-ways through out the season including a T.V., Trip to Las Vegas, and a 2000 GMC Truck that will be drawn later in the season. Spectators can also  race at the
Slinger Speedway in one of the Suburban Motors Speedway Guest Cars provided by the track.

Spectator gates for the Pioneer Plaza Mid-Season Championships open at 4:45 p.m. with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing set to begin at 7 p.m. For more information on the Speedway Guest Cars or any event at the track, stop in at the Slinger Speedway Track Office during normal business hours or call (262) 644-5921. Fans can also visit the new website at for up coming events.

Miller Lite Nationals Tickets Now on Sale at Slinger Super Speedway! NASCAR Stars at Slinger Speedway!
By Lanae Weyer

Special; Slinger, WI - 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 Midwest Modified Division racing to round out the late afternoon 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  Rich Bickle, Ken Schrader and Jason Schuler at the world's fastest 1/4 mile oval. NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year contender Matt Kenseth will also be on hand to sign autographs.  Other top late model drivers expected to compete
include Conrad Morgan, Lowell Bennett, Cindy Peaterson, Brad Mueller, and David Prunty.

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. Adult tickets are only $18.00 the day of the race and can be reduced by $3.00 if purchase in advance, prior to 4PM, Saturday, July 29th cut off date. Kids, ages 9 & under, will be admitted FREE for the Sunday afternoon, July 29th Miller Lite Nationals.

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
awarded later in the season. The Slinger Super Speedway is located off of Hwy 41 at Highway 144 and Cty. AA in Slinger. For more information on upcoming events call the track office at 262-644-5921 during regular business hours or visit our new website at