didn't stop Fransen and Prunty at
the Bob Fish Alan Kulwicki Memorial!
By Lanae Weyer
May 21, 2000; Slinger, WI - Due to rain showers the Bob Fish Alan Kulwicki
Memorial started with a rain delay. The nights events were ran but some of the action was
not run due to mother nature. The Late Model Action was intense in both of the twin 50 lap
Late Model features starting with Eric Fransen who edged Lowell Bennett by inches to win
the eighth annual Bob Fish Pontiac/Buick/GMC Alan Kulwicki Memorial 50 lap feature Sunday
night at the Slinger Super Speedway while David Prunty won his first ever late model
feature in the nightcap.
Bob Fish - "Alan Kulwicki Memorial" Feature winners!
new faces made their way to the winner's circle during the running of the Alan
Kulwicki Memorial races. In the left photo Eric Fransen (#16) won the first 50-lap
feature of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Sunday night at Slinger. He is joined by
Miss Slinger Jennifer Lynn, Bob Fish Rep's Ginni Fish, and Kristy Weir. In the right photo
David Prunty (#1) scored his first career Late Model victory at Slinger Super Speedway
winning the second 50 lap event.
Its a huge honor to win this, said Fransen from
Victory Lane. Alan Kulwicki was a huge inspiration for me to start racing because he
did a lot of it on his own and made it to Winston Cup.
Fransen started on the pole and fell in behind early leader John Zimmerman at the start
with Jamie Wallace, Al Schill, and Rich Loch close behind. Zimmerman continued to hold the
top spot over Fransen as early spins by Jeff Holtz, Randy Schuler, and Mike Pascavis
brought out caution flags on laps nine and 16.
||The battle! Eric Fransen
(#16) and Lowell Bennett (#2) ran wheel to wheel in the first 50 lap feature race.
Fransen was able to maintain a slight advantage and went on to score the win.
Bennett would settle for runner-up honors. Bennett was extremely fast this evening
scoring two second place feature finishes.
Fransen applied the pressure to Zimmerman on the lap 16 restart and used the
outer groove to take the lead with Wallace moving to second and Bennett working his way
into the top five. Bennett raced his way into third by lap 30 and ran nose-to-tail with
Fransen and Wallace out front.
Bennett made his move into second by driving around Wallace on the high side and then made
numerous attempts to get alongside Fransen before diving to the inside with two laps to
go. Fransen and Bennett ran side-by-side over the final lap before Fransen was able to nip
Bennett by inches at the finish line. Wallace finished third while Zimmerman and Loch
rounded out the top five.
|Going for the lead! David
Prunty (#1) was hooked up in the outer groove! Here he passes Brad Mueller (#89) as
he goes on his way to the win in the second 50-lap Late Model feature race. Mueller,
who led the event in the early going finished in fifth.
Prunty began the second 50 lap feature from the 12th starting position and
charged into the top five by lap ten as Al Schill and Brad Mueller dueled for the lead.
Prunty ran the outside like he was on a rail and shot into the lead on lap 31 as Conrad
Morgan, Lowell Bennett, and Cindy Peterson made their presence known in the top five.
Prunty could not be caught however as he charged to his first ever late model feature win
in convincing fashion over Bennett, Peterson, and Morgan. Mueller finished fifth. In
Victory Lane, Prunty could barely contain his emotion as he thanked his sponsors, family,
and friends who have assisted him this season. The win was his first feature victory
behind the wheel of a Late Model.
Mike Egan (Slinger) claimed the checkered flag in the thirty lap Semi feature with Dan
Mills (Menomonee Falls) following close behind, with Joe Gross (Milwaukee), Mike McCabe
(Muskego), and Scott Schoeni (Slinger) to follow. Race McComb (Jackson) took the Late
Model Concilation feature over Bob Rose (Pewaukee).
gave up the lead and then took it back! John Kruschel (#94) is shown reasserting
himself as he take the lead of the Midwest Modified feature after he had lost it to Dennis
The Midwest Modified feature saw long time modified competitor John Kruschel John
Kruschel (Sussex) out dual Dennis Prunty (Allenton) for the win. Early leader Eddie Grober
gave up the lead to John Kruschel (Sussex) on lap 2. Kruschel held the lead while Dennis
Prunty (Allenton) and Brian Holtz (Franklin) battled side by side.
The former track champion took the lead on lap 13. Prunty had a two car advantage over
John Kruschel (Sussex) and Brian Holtz (Franklin), but Kruschel and Holtz ran down Prunty.
The trio traded positions but it was Kruschel taking his first modified feature over the
defending champion Dennis Prunty and Brian Holtz. Scott Subchek took his first checkered
as he won the Midwest Modified Semi-feature.
The Slinger Stinger feature, Brad Hartman (North Lake) took the victory after passing the
#88 of Scott Shambeau. Hartman took the lead on lap 4 a he was hounded by Roger Schmid
(Stone Bank). The pair pulled away from the field until caution at the halfway point in
the race when a spin on the front strech bunched up the field for a exciting restart
between Aaron Bitzan (Menomonee Falls) and Mike Graczkowski contact caused a multi-car
accident on the final lap. The Slinger Stinger first heat race was won by Fred Strobel
(Hartford) and heat two was claimed by Bill Shavlik (West Bend)
|Kid's get into the action at
Slinger Super Speedway as they scramble for coins which were put on the track during
intermission. The children were then let loose to clean up the spill of change
deposited on the racetrack.
The crazy figure 8's had quit an exciting time splashing and sliding in the mud
from the rain, the winner of the Bob Fish/General moters Alan Kulwicki Memorial was
claimed by the double duty driver Dan Jung who also won the Team cruiser feature with his
brother Mark. The Spectator Race was won by Kevin Smith.
E.H. Wolf / Amoco Memorial Day
This Sunday at Slinger Super Speedway!
May 21, 2000; Slinger, WI
- Slinger Super Speedway celebrates the holiday weekend
this Sunday night May 28th as, E.H.Wolf and participating Amoco retailers present the 2000
Memorial Day Weekend 80.
Slinger Speedway standouts Conrad Morgan, Al Schill, Lowell Bennett, and Brad Mueller will
take on visiting ASA star Scott Wimmer in an 80 lap late model feature along with a full
program of racing in all seven divisions.
Fans can visit particpating area Amoco Stations and pick up an adult discount coupon good
for a $1.00 savings on admission for the Amoco Memorial Day Weekend 80 Festivities..
Spectator gates open at 4:45 p.m. with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing set to begin at
7 p.m. Spectators can race on the Worlds fastest 1/4 mile high banked oval with one of our
cars that we provide for you, for more information on the Speedway Guest Cars and any
event at the track, contact the Slinger Speedway Track Office during normal business hours
at (262) 644-5921
or visit the brand new website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com
Slinger Super Speedway is also stepping up on there giveaways for the new Millennium.
Three grand prizes this season including a T.V., Trip to Vegas, and the big prize of a
Sporty Sonoma step side 2000 GMC truck located by the main entrance of the track.
For all race fans that purchase a ticket for the races we keep the one half and put it
into a hopper and then at the end of the season we draw the winner the winner must have
their ticket stub to win, so hold onto your regular season ticket stubs for the drawing of
the truck on September 17th. No purchase necessary see track box office for details.
Ford presents The Rusty Wallace Special at Slinger Super Speedway!
May 21, 2000; Slinger,
WI - Race Fans will be treated to a
special event at the Slinger Super Speedway coming up in a few weeks, featuring Winston
Cup Champion Rusty Wallace. Wallace will be visiting the world's fastest ¼ mile
oval on June 13th. Race fans that have purchased Season Tickets will be entitled to spend
the night's events with Rusty Wallace and other VIP guests at the
tracks VIP Pavilion. Race fans may purchase season passes and you may visit with one of
Nascar finest stars by calling the track office at (262) 644-5921 for more information.
The evening events will start out with gates opening at 4:45pm and time
trials at 5:15pm racing action at 7pm including, 75 laps of Late Model Feature racing and
full night of racing action in all seven divisions. Rusty Wallace 's Winston Cup car will
be at the world's fastest ¼ mile oval. This night will be one not to forget as Rusty will
join the Season Pass holders in the festivities for the Gordie Boucher Ford / Miller Rusty
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