Bennett and Schill score big Late Model wins in AAL Fischer Agency Race of Champions Afternoon at Slinger!
By Weyer / Margetta

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.

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One step closer to the title! Lowell Bennett (center) with won the AAL Fischer Agency 65 and is joined in victory lane by, Jim Fischer, Josh Fischer, Miss Slinger Speedway Jennifer Lynn, Brian Kurth and Karen Hug. The win increased Bennett's point lead over Conrad Morgan.

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
from the top five. As Bennett and Mueller continued to work their way towards front, Loch caught Holtz and moved alongside to challenge for the lead on lap 28. With Holtz and Loch running side-by-side, Bennett was able to close in as Loch completed the pass for the lead on lap 29.  Bennett also raced past Holtz and into second as Loch claimed the $100 Mac Tools Bonus for leading at the halfway mark.

The battle up front!  Lowell Bennett (#2) slips to the inside of Rich Loch (#55) on the high banked turns of Slinger Speedway.  Bennett was able to pass Loch for the lead of the AAL Fischer Agency 65 which he maintained to the checkered.  Loch would settle for a third place finish. 91000b.jpg (15449 bytes)

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
checkered flag in sixth.

Al Schill (#14) was unstoppable in the AAL Fischer Agency Race of Champions.  The event was open to feature and dash winners throughout the season.  Schill was out front of the non-stop contest when the checkered flag fell. 91000f.jpg (22664 bytes)

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.

91000d.jpg (13812 bytes) In the closing laps of the Midwest Modified feature, Brian Holtz (#3) found himself challenged by current point leader Dennis Prunty.  Holtz was able to hold on to the lead and score his second win of the 2000 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. 

A feature victory was just what Brian Holtz (#3) needed most as he attempts to run down Dennis Prunty in the current Midwest Modified point standings.  The win was the second feature victory of the 2000 season for Holtz. 91000c.jpg (18486 bytes)

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.

91000g.jpg (20449 bytes) It was a great day Bill Shavlik (#1) at Slinger Super Speedway.  The current Slinger Stinger point leader set fast time and later came back to win the extended Arts Performing Center 30 lap main event.  That performance all but assured Shavlik the 2000 title in the division.

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
numerous charges for the lead by Messinger and Paul Wagner as Shavlik sliced his way to the front of the field.  Shavlik caught Ascher and made the winning pass with just three laps to go en route to his third feature win this year.  Shavlik's win earned him $300 in  bonus money from A.P.C. as Ascher finished a strong second. Wagner finished third ahead of Messinger and Dan Jung. Ascher and Jung each won Slinger Stinger heats while Paul Wagner won the special trophy dash.

Hard chargin Brad "J.J." Mueller (#89) turned in a solid performance on Sunday afternoon.  He set fast time with a lap of 11.724 second on the high banked quartermile besting the 43 car field.  He later came back to take second place after a last lap pass in the AAL Fischer Agency 65. 91000e.jpg (16695 bytes)

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 Z24.

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Behling Racing Equipment presents the 2000 Season Championships at Slinger Sunday Afternoon!
By Lanae Weyer

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 top fifteen finishers. All cars will start the three abreast with a large cash prize going to the first car that travels the 200 lap distance first.  The order the entries come in is the way you will be lined up for the 200 lap event. Spectator 200 cars may also enter the demo derby with the same car.

The Mini-Amtrack Race, is three cars tied together with a long chain between them and only the outer cars are under power. The event pays $1000 to win, $400 for second, and $100 to start.  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. The Spectator 200 Enduro drivers may use their Enduro Cars in the Mini-Amtrack Race which will be run prior to the Enduro.

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