Bennett Muscles Field for win
of The Ritter Parker Store 65 at Slinger Speedway!

By Lanae Weyer

July 23, 2000; Slinger, WI - Lowell Bennett scored his second late model feature victory of the season in the Ritter Parker Store 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

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Current Late Model point leader Lowell Bennett (#2) is joined by Miss Slinger Speedway Jennifer Lynn, and Ritter / Parker Store reps Scott Huston and Tom Savignac after winning the feature event.

Scott Schoeni jumped from the pole position to lead the opening lap before giving way to fellow front row starter Rich Loch on lap two.  Loch began to open up an advantage as Schoeni faded allowing Eric Fransen, Conrad Morgan, and Cindy Peterson to get by and battle for second.  Loch's advantage was erased on lap 23 when an incident between Jerry Mueller and Mike Pascavis in turn four brought out the first caution flag.

Loch continued to lead over Fransen, Morgan, and Peterson on the restart as Brad Mueller and David Prunty worked their way up to the lead cars.  Prunty was clearly the fastest car in the field and he sliced his way by Peterson and Morgan to take over third place just past the halfway mark while Loch continued to lead and claim the $100.00 Mac Tools bonus.  Prunty caught Fransen for second and made an attempt to get by on lap 39 but the two cars made contact in the fourth turn to bring out the second caution flag of the event.  Both drivers were sent to the rear of the field which moved Morgan into second behind Loch as Bennett occupied the third spot ahead of Peterson and Brad Mueller.

The top female Late Model driver in the Midwest, Cindy Peterson (#36) topped the MAC Tools trophy dash this evening.   Peterson has already claimed a feature event and is currently in the top 10 in the Late Model standings. 72300a.jpg (17267 bytes)

Bennett dove to  the inside on the restart and took the second spot from Morgan. Bennett pressured Loch for the lead but could not get by as Loch held his ground while running the outside groove.  The third and final caution flew on lap 49 as Charlie Thon and Chris Rataczyk tangled in the second turn.

Bennett again shot to the inside on the restart and grabbed the lead from Loch on lap 52 as Morgan, Peterson, and Mueller battled for position behind the lead duo.  Once out front, Bennett pulled away to take the win as Loch held off Morgan for second  by less than a car length.  Mueller edged
Peterson to finish fourth with a fast closing Prunty finishing sixth.

72300e.jpg (16099 bytes) Kid's had a great time at Slinger Super Speedway this week as drivers took some time to offer up stock car rides.   There is no doubt a lap around Slinger Speedway's high banked turns provided plenty of thrills for the kids.

In other Late Model action Matt Raudabaugh (Menomonee Falls)outran Jerry Mueller to take the 30 lap Late Model Semi-Feature win. Dan Mills (Menomonee Falls) finished third, Jeff Holtz (Franklin) took fourth while Florian Wisinski (Greenfield) finished fifth.

The Late Model Consolation was won by Joe Gross (Milwaukee) and Chris Blawat finished in the runner- up spot. David Prunty (Lomira) was the fast qualifier in the Late Models with a lap of 11.625 seconds. Cindy Peterson (Butler) won the 8 lap Mac Tools trophy dash.

John Kruschel (#94) dominated the Midwest Modified feature event this evening as he topped his nearest competitor by a half-lap when the race ended. 72300c.jpg (14111 bytes)

John Kruschel took the lead from Dan Miller on lap eight and raced to his fourth Midwest Modified feature win of the season.  Kruschel held a half lap lead over Lenny Gallenberg III and third place finisher of Dan Miller. Brian Holtz and Larry Reihbrandt rounded out the top five.  The event ended
under the checkered and yellow flags as brothers Dennis and Dale Prunty tangled on the backstretch while battling for sixth on the final lap. Steve Lurvey (Dousman) won the Eldorado Trailers Midwest modified trophy dash. Dennis Prunty (Allenton) was the fast qualifier with a lap of 12.410 seconds.

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Mike Graczkowski (#2) found the fast way through lapped traffic to win the Slinger Stinger main event this evening.

Mike Graczkowski won a wild Slinger Stinger feature over Bill Shavlik and Dan Jung in an 18 lap event that ran caution free even though numerous single car spins scattered the field.  Lyle Messinger finished fourth just ahead of Scott Ascher as the lead cars took the checkered flag amidst heavy lapped traffic.Graczkowski led at the halfway point in the event netting him the A.P.C. Challenge series money.

Jim Schmittinger won the first 8 lap Stinger heat, while Roger Schmid (Stone Bank) won the second heat race. The Fast qualifier in the division was Bill Shavlik (West Bend) turning a lap of 13.301 seconds.

The figure 8's ran a clean race although one car caught fire to bring out the red flag. Resuming the activities, Mike Newlin claimed the victory with a clean sweep. The two Team cruiser heats were won by Rob and Bryan Meyers and Dan and Mark Jung as they avoided flying tires to win the second heat. Craig Golgen won the Suburban Motors Speedway guest car feature, while Jim
Bentzler of Hartford won the Spectator race.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer  CLICK HERE

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

Special; Slinger, WI - Advanced tickets are now on sale for the 2000 Miller Lite Nationals to be held Sunday, July 30th, at the Slinger Super Speedway. This year marks the 21st edition of the prestigious late model summer special which will feature a  200 lap main event for the Late Models. The  Midwest Modifieds will also be in action.

 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.

Wisconsin Rapids native and NASCAR Busch Grand National driver  Dick Trickle, whose 1200 plus race wins in nearly 40 years of competition has earned him the title of the "Winningest Stock Car Driver in America," headlines an impressive list of stars set to compete in the Nationals.

Joining Trickle to race in the event are NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader, Rich Bickle, and Jason Schuler.. NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year contender Matt Kenseth will also be on hand to sign autographs  Other top area late model drivers expected to compete inlcude Conrad Morgan, Lowell Bennett, Brad Mueller, and David Prunty.

Spectator gates opening at 3:00 pm.with qualifying and preliminary races beginning at 5:30pm. The 200 lap Late Model feature will follow the preliminary events and fans will also be treated to an autograph session with the NASCAR stars.

Kids, ages 9 & under, will be admitted free for the Sunday, July 30th Miller Lite Nationals and the rain date is  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