and Schill score big Late Model wins in AAL Fischer Agency Race of Champions Afternoon at
September 10, 2000; Slinger, WI - Lowell Bennett continued his outstanding 2000season by notching the win in the 65 lap late model feature Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway while Al Schill won the AAL Fischer Agency Race of Champions.
Jeff Holtz raced to the top spot at the drop of the green from his outside front row starting position while Cindy Peterson, Randy Schuler, and Rich Loch fought for track position behind him. Holtz stretched out his lead to about seven car lengths over Peterson and Loch when Tom Hromadka spun in turn four to bring out the first caution on lap 14. Holtz was able to fend off Peterson's challenge on the restart to keep the lead as the field was slowed once again on lap 17 for a three car tangle which resulted in Scott Lindsay looping around in turn four.
Peterson's race came to an end on the restart as she experienced
mechanical problems and retired from the event with Holtz still leading Loch, Schuler, and
Eric Fransen. Bennett moved into fourth place by lap 20, bringing the night's
fastest qualifier Brad Mueller along with him to dispatch Fransen
Once Bennett was in second place, he wasted little time in tracking
down Loch and maneuvered his way into the lead on lap 40. Mueller claimed the third
spot shortly thereafter following a spirited battle with Holtz who continued to run strong
in the top five. Bennett was never headed from there and moved out to a comfortable
margin over Loch and Mueller who were racing hard for the second spot. Bennett took
the victory by nearly four seconds over Mueller who edged Loch for second at the stripe.
Fransen and Al Schill completed the top five while early leader Holtz took
The 40 lap late model Race of Champions for feature and dash winners from the season was headlined by Schill, Bennett, and Conrad Morgan. With a combined total of 13 track championships between them, Schill led the event flag to flag to take the $1000 win while Bennett outdistanced Morgan for second. Fransen and Peterson rounded out the top five.
Matt Raudabaugh held off Scott Lindsay to win the 30 lap late model semi-feature while Fransen captured the win in the dash.
Brian Holtz positioned himself in the right place at the right time and then held off a determined Dennis Prunty to win his second 30 lap Midwest Modified feature of the season.
Dan Miller led the first four laps of the event before Ron Weyer charged into the lead with an inside pass exiting turn two. Weyer solidified his lead as Lenny Gallenberg took over the second spot with Holtz, Chris Petersen, and Prunty racing hard for third. Weyer appeared to be on his way to his first career victory when he bobbled slightly in turn two, allowing Gallenberg to move alongside with four laps to go. As the pair exited turn four, they touched wheels causing both cars to spin as Holtz took over the lead with the caution flag displayed to the field.
Holtz, who earlier in the day won the dash, then fought off serious challenges from Prunty and Petersen to score his second feature win of the season. The win also enabled Holtz to further close the gap between himself and Prunty in the track point standings. Larry Reihbrandt, who was the afternoon's fastest qualifier, finished fourth just ahead of Dale Prunty.
The 20 lap Midwest Modified Race of Champions provided a familiar plot as Holtz and the Prunty brothers, Dennis and Dale, once again found themselves at the front of the field. Dennis won the caution-free event made up of feature winners, dash winners, and fast qualifiers from the year over Dale while Holtz finished a respectable third. Larry Reihbrandt and John Kruschel rounded out the top five.
Bill Shavlik set fast time in the Slinger Stinger division and then
came from deep in the field to win the extended 30 lap A.P.C. Slinger Stinger feature.
Lyle Messinger and Scott Ascher swapped the lead in the early going before Ascher took
control of the top spot by lap ten. Ascher fended off
Mike Newlin won the Figure 8 event and the team of Alan Stippich and
Doug Pasbrig won the Team Cruiser race. Doug Avercamp was the winner in the Suburban
Motors Speedway Guest Cars while Matt Bohn won the Spectator race in his 89 Chevy Cavalier
Behling Racing Equipment presents the
2000 Season Championships at Slinger Sunday Afternoon!
Special; Slinger, WI - The Slinger Super Speedway will crown track champions in all divisions Sunday afternoon September 17th as Behling Racing Equipment presents the 2000 Season Championships.
The afternoon will be highlighted by a 75 lap late model feature along with a full racing program in the Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stingers, Team Cruisers, Speedway Guest Cars, Spectator Races, and Figure 8's. The afternoon will also be a regular track point event with all points accumulated counting toward the season championships in all divisions.
Fans are also encouraged to bring their ticket stubs from throughout the year as the main prizes from the season-long giveaways will be drawn. One lucky fan will win a brand new television and another will win a 2000 GMC Sonoma Stepside pick-up truck Sunday Afternoon.
Spectator Gates for the Behling Racing Equipment Season Championships open at Noon with Time Trials at 1 p.m. and racing scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
The Slinger Super Speedway 2000 season concludes with the Spectator 200
Enduro, Mini-Amtrak Race, and a demo derby, three special events on September 24th. The
Spectator 200 is a 200 lap event for street type cars and novice drivers paying $1400 to
the winner. Prizes will be awarded to
The demo derby will pay $700 to the overall winner and $300 to each heat winner. Spectator 200 Enduro Cars may also be used in the Demolition Derby. 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.