Morgan all the way in Bumper to Bumper 80!
By Weyer / Margetta

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."

8600a.jpg (17025 bytes) Donavan Morgan (#99) has been getting used to visiting victory lane at Slinger Super Speedway.  The second generation driver scored his first career Late Model victory earlier this season and since then he's made winning a habit.  The Bumper to Bumper 80 victory was his third of the 2000 season.

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.

John Zimmerman (#44) came off a great showing at the Slinger Nationals last week and backed that up with a win tonight in the Mac Tools Trophy dash for Late Models. 8600b.jpg (18061 bytes)

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
about ten car lengths over Fransen.  Bennett finished third ahead of Conrad while Todd Thelen claimed the fifth position. Donavan's victory also netted him an additional $200 from Mac Tools for
leading at the halfway point and winning the 80 lap main event.

Defending NASCAR RE/MAX Challenge Series champion Brian Hoppe won the 35 lap late model semi feature over Scott Lindsay who earned an extra $200 from Mac Tools for leading at the halfway mark.  Jerry Eckhardt also pocketed $50 from Mac Tools by winning the late model consi while Rich Loch was the fastest qualifier at 11.611 seconds.

8600c.jpg (17302 bytes) Lucky Seven!  Dennis Prunty (#1) waited until the closing laps of the 30 lap Midwest Modified feature before he stole the lead from Chris Peterson.  Prunty led the final two laps of the contest recording his seventh feature win of the season.

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.

Roger Schmid (#25) had his hands full during the final lap of the Slinger Stinger main holding off both Lyle Messinger and Bill Shavlik to earn the victory. 8600d.jpg (15611 bytes)

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
also moved around Beck and joined Schmid in a three car battle for the lead. Shavlik made a late charge around Messinger and began to close rapidly on Schmid but Schmid took advantage of lapped traffic occupying the inside groove to hold on for the win. Shavlik finished a close second just ahead of Messinger. Dan Jung and Aaron Bitzan rounded out the top five.

8600e.jpg (14693 bytes) Mark Ritger the defending Figure Eight champion had the field covered this evening taking a convincing win.

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.

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76 Racing Gas & Krueger's Entertainment Center 65 Slated at Slinger Super Speedway!
By Weyer / Margetta

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