about it.... Morgan all the way in Labor Day Special at Slinger!
September 3, 2000; Slinger, WI - Conrad Morgan led from start to finish in the Potawatomi Bingo Casino 100 and wore out the field enroot to his fifth late model feature win of the year Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
"We've worked all year to get this car running, and tonight it finally ran right," said the six-time track champion from Victory Lane. Morgan started on the outside of the front row and quickly shot into the lead at the start as Dave Teske and Donavan Morgan fell in behind. Charlie Thon Jr., David Prunty and Brad Mueller battled for positions behind the leaders as Lowell Bennett began to march forward from his tenth starting position. Teske ran strong early on and kept the second spot until lap 37 as Bennett began to slice his way through the top five.
After taking fifth from Prunty, Bennett used the outer groove to move
around Thon, and D. Morgan within a few laps to take third. Teske fell to Bennett's
charge on lap 37 as C. Morgan held a twenty car length lead. Morgan was well out front of
the field at the halfway point and he collected the $100
Bennett was only able to keep up with C. Morgan for a few laps following
the restart as D. Morgan raced with Prunty and Mueller who had worked their way back up
into the top five. Morgan once again found his groove and pulled out to a 20 car length
lead over Bennett as D. Morgan, Prunty, and Mueller began to string out amongst
themselves. Prunty muscled his way around D. Morgan
Among the casualties of the incident were the cars of point leader and fastest qualifier Dennis Prunty and second place in points Brian Holtz.
Dan Miller held the lead over Ed Grober and Mike Held as the event was
completely restarted. Dale Prunty and Petersen followed in fourth and fifth.
Larry Reihbrandt, who earlier won the dash, experienced a mechanical problem and hit the
wall in turn one to bring out the second caution.
Prunty pulled away in the lead while Petersen eventually moved around
Miller for second on lap 21. Petersen made a charge for the lead as the laps wound
down but came up short in his bid as Prunty took the victory. Miller finished behind
Petersen in third while Ron Weyer recovered from the first lap incident to finish fourth.
Held ran a strong race to finish fifth.
Scott Ascher and Lyle Messinger each won a Slinger Stinger heat race and
Paul Wagner was the fastest qualifier with a lap time of 13.518 seconds. The team of Dan
and Mark Jung won the Team Cruiser event and Scott Mars was victorious in the Speedway
Guest Cars. Chris Price was the Figure 8 race winner and Jim Schmittinger took top honors
in the Spectator Races.
Sunday Afternoon AAL Fischer Agency
presents the Race of Champions To Benefit the MACC Fund!
Special; Slinger, WI
- This Sunday afternoon, September 10th, AAL Fischer Agency presents the Race of
Champions, for the Benefit of the MACC Fund at the Slinger Super Speedway. The Jim
Fischer Agency of Aid Association for Lutherans is racing for kids and to help them raise
money for the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) fans are invited to
Fans can pick up discount coupons good for fifty cents off one adult admission at Pioneer Plaza located off Hwy 41 on Hwy 145 in Richfield. For every coupon presented at the track Slinger Super Speedway Promoter Wayne Erickson will donate fifty cents to the MACC Fund.
Also slated to appear is Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson as part of the Ken Johnson Memorial Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Ride for the Ranch. Thompson is the Honorary Ride Marshall for the event. For more information on the ride, call Dan Johnson at (262) 251-0234 or Steve Pericak at (262) 251-8670.
The afternoon will be highlighted by twin features in the Late Models and
Midwest Modifieds for no increase in admission and a full racing program in all seven
divisions on the world's fastest 1/4 mile oval. The night will also include the Slinger
Stinger Showdown for feature winners from the 2000
Fans entering the speedway on September 10th will also be eligible to win a television and a 2000 GMC truck will be given away on September 17th. The Eldorado Trailer Sales Clean Sweep award for the Midwest Modified division now stands at $1900. The award, which increases $100 each week it is not claimed, goes to the first Midwest Modified driver that sets fast time, wins the dash, and the Midwest Modified feature.
Spectator gates for the AAL Fischer Agency Race of Champions to benefit
the MACC Fund open at the new Fall starting time of 12 NOON with time trials at
1:00 p.m. and racing set to begin at 2 p.m.
The Mini-Amtrack Race, are three cars tied together with a long chain between them and only the outer cars are under power. The group will be timed for starting position, and there is a 5 group minimum entry. Interested participants are invited to call or stop in at the track office to pick up an entry form.
For more information on the Speedway Guest Cars, the Spectator 200 Enduro, Mini-Amtrak Race, Demo Derby, call the Slinger Speedway track office during normal business hours at (262) 644-5921. Fans can also keep up to date with the latest happenings at the Slinger Speedway with the new website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.