the way in Bumper to Bumper 80!
August 6, 2000; Slinger, WI - Donavan Morgan scored the biggest win of his career in dominating fashion in the Bumper to Bumper 80 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway for his third late model feature victory of the season. "Last week our car was 70% and in order to win races up here, you definitely have to be 100%," said the second generation driver from Victory Lane. "Since we won those races back to back (on June 11th and June 18th), we've been trying our hardest and it just wasn't coming, but we got one again tonight."
Morgan fell into second place at the drop of the green flag as pole-sitter Al Schill held the early lead. Schill's chance at victory ended early as a flat right rear tire caused him to spin down the backstretch while leading on lap two, bringing out the first caution flag. Morgan led Brad Mueller, Eric Fransen, and Todd Thelen on the single-file restart and quickly pulled out to a ten car length lead.
Fransen maneuvered his way past Mueller by using the inside groove on lap 25 to take second while Morgan maintained his ten car length lead. Lowell Bennett moved into the top five and joined Conrad Morgan and Mueller in a spirited battle for third. Donavan's advantage over Fransen was erased on lap 35 when Fred Winn spun in turn two to bring out the second and final caution of the event.
It was back to business as usual for Donavan on the restart as he raced
out to a substantial advantage over Fransen while Mueller had his hands full holding off
Bennett and Conrad Morgan for third. Bennett finally took over third place on lap 52
as Mueller's car appeared loose in the outer groove. Fransen began to close in the waning
laps as Donavan approached lapped traffic as Conrad slid past Mueller for fourth on lap
73. Mueller's car developed engine problems two laps later and he retired from the
event. Donavan worked the lapped traffic to perfection and took the victory by
Dennis Prunty spoiled Chris Petersen's victory party in the Midwest Modified 30 lap feature as he took the lead with two laps to go and captured his seventh feature victory of the season. Petersen, who led every lap but the final two, held on to finish second. Brian Holtz found himself in yet another battle for position with Dale Prunty and took the checkered flag in third as Prunty finished a close fourth. Lenny Gallenberg III finished fifth.
The 18 lap Slinger Stinger feature got off to a rocky start as a
four car incident in turn three on the opening lap slowed the event under the yellow flag.
David Beck led the first six laps on the restart before Roger Schmid took over the
top spot with an inside pass. Lyle Messinger and Bill Shavlik
Mark and Ken Fogel won the Team Cruiser ten lap race and Mark Ritger
was the Figure 8 race winner. Greg Wojcik took the win in the Speedway Guest Cars
and Messinger won the Spectator Races in his Camaro Z28.
76 Racing Gas
& Krueger's Entertainment Center 65 Slated at Slinger Super Speedway!
Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday August 13th, Slinger Super Speedway presents 76 Racing Gas & Krueger's Entertainment Center of Menomonee Falls Night. The evening will be highlighted by a 65 lap late model feature, along with the Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stinger Street Stocks, Figure 8's, Speedway guest cars, Team Cruisers division, Spectator races, and a special race in the Super Mini Cups on the Worlds fastest 1/4 mile oval. Kids, 11 and under will receive a free checkered flag as they enter, while supplies last.
Fans attending the races are also 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 Sonoma that will be given away in September.
Spectator gates for the 76 Racing Gas & Krueger's Entertainment Center open at 4:45 p.m. with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing set to begin at 7 p.m. Rules and entry forms for the Spectator 200 Enduro, Demo Derby, and Mini-Amtrack Race are now available at the track office. Entry forms for all the events are now being accepted. The Spectator 200 will have the starting line up determined by the order that the entry forms are returned to the track office. With a field of over 100 cars again expected for the event, it is encouraged that drivers return their entry form promptly to get the best possible starting spot. For more information on 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 track website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com