June 24, 2001; Slinger, WI - There was no stopping the ageless Al Schill as he drove to his second late model feature win of the season in the Ritter Parker Store 70 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
"This is the same car I put in the fence a few years back," exclaimed Schill from victory lane referring to a spectacular incident that occurred in 1997. "The car is finally back and it was just awesome, even with a borrowed motor in it. I've been racing for 35 years now legally and about five more of sneaking in using my brother's name, so I guess I've been at this a good 40 years."
Cindy Peterson and Danny Heying led the field to the start and Peterson immediately jumped out to the lead while Rich Loch and Schill worked their way into second and third. Schill maneuvered his way around Loch to grab second on lap 13 as Peterson continued to show the way. Donavan Morgan and David Prunty held down the fourth and fifth positions as the top five ran single file.
Schill finally made his move and used the outer groove to pull alongside Peterson on lap 22 before completing the pass for the lead on lap 25. Schill's outside pass also brought along Loch as Peterson was relegated to third. Schill led at lap 35 and collected the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus as Morgan took third place from Peterson. Schill extended his lead to eight car lengths while Morgan caught Loch to take over second.
Morgan began to close in as Schill encountered lapped traffic but his charge came up about three car lengths short as Schill took the checkered flag for his second feature win in the last four weeks.
Morgan settled for a second place finish and Loch held off Peterson to take fourth place. Conrad Morgan raced from his twelfth starting position to claim the fifth position. Defending track champion Lowell Bennett finished sixth while Brad Mueller, Eric Fransen, Heying, and Charlie Thon rounded out the top ten.
In other late model action, Todd Thelen won the 30 lap semi-feature and Rick Saegert took the win in the 12 lap consi. Schill won the dash and Brad Mueller was the fastest qualifier at 11.710 seconds.
Larry Reihbrandt won a thrilling 30 lap Midwest modified feature by holding off a determined Chris Petersen. Ed Grober led the opening 21 laps as Reihbrandt and Petersen held onto the second and third positions.
Debris on the track produced the caution flag on lap 22 which bunched the field for the restart with Grober at the point followed by Reihbrandt, Petersen, Kevin Kenealy, and Jeff and Brian Holtz. Grober developed mechanical problems as he charged to the green flag on the restart which gave the lead to Reihbrandt.
Petersen dogged Reihbrandt over the final nine laps as Jeff Holtz quickly moved from fifth to third. Petersen used the outside to move alongside on the final lap but his efforts to win his first career feature fell just inches short as Reihbrandt took the checkered flag for the victory. J. Holtz charged from a twelfth starting position to finish a strong third as Dale Prunty also advanced from the eleventh starting spot to claim fourth. Kenealy finished fifth.
In other Midwest modified action, Petersen won the dash and Prunty set fast time at 12.511 seconds.
Paul Wagner took top honors in the Slinger Stinger feature that was cut short at 13 laps due to numerous caution flags. Rookie Shane Radtke made his first appearance at Slinger an impressive one as he led the opening four laps as a pair of caution flags for spins involving T.J. Boisvert and Nathan Fick slowed the action.
On the restart, John Henning moved into the lead dropping Radtke into a battle with Jason Feyereisen for second. Bill Shavlik and Mark Scholten held the fourth and fifth positions until Scholten drifted wide on lap ten which collected Shavlik and sent both cars into the frontstretch wall.
Following another caution for a spin on the restart, track officials shortened the event to 13 laps which set up a two lap shootout between Henning, Feyereisen, and Wagner as Radtke drifted back in the field. Henning led the white flag lap but Wagner charged by Feyereisen and then shot to the inside of Henning entering turn three.
As both cars exited the final corner, Wagner pulled ahead to take the win by less than a car length over Henning. Feyereisen finished third while Pat McIntee and Roger Schmid completed the top five.
In other Slinger Stinger action, Wagner and Kurt Brown claimed victories in heat races and McIntee was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.317 seconds.
Russ Davison won his first Figure 8 event of the season and the team cruiser race was won by the team of Jack Sutherland and Craig Grudzinski. Dan Kaughler won the Speedway Guest Car event and Tom Elsinger won an exciting Spectator race in his 1996 Corvette.
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Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday Night, July 1st, bring the family out to celebrate Independence Day early with AAL Fischer Agency as they present the Firecracker 2001 for the benefit of the MACC Fund at the Slinger Super Speedway.
The night will be highlighted by an 85-lap late model feature and full night of action in all sevens divisions along with the area's largest ground and aerial fireworks display. The rain date for the event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th.
The Jim Fischer Agency and Aid Association for Lutherans is racing for kids. Fans wishing to help them raise money for the MACC Fund should call (262) 789-7590 for details.
The Slinger Super Speedway will hold a Demo Derby on Sunday, July 22, and drivers wishing to participate are encouraged to call the track office for details.
Spectator gates open at 4:45 p.m. with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Slinger Super Speedway is located ¼ mile West of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For more information, call the track office during normal business hours at (262) 644-5921 or check out the track website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.
Special; Slinger, WI - The 22nd Annual Miller Lite Nationals late model special is set for Tuesday night, July 17, at the Slinger Super Speedway.
The Miller Lite Nationals is one of the most prestigious late model events in the country featuring many NASCAR stars and the best Midwest short track drivers in a 200 lap feature.
NASCAR Winston Cup stars Sterling Marlin, Ken Schrader, and Matt Kenseth will join Busch Grand National drivers Rich Bickle, Scott Wimmer, Dick Trickle and Craftsmen Truck Series standout Ted Musgrave as they meet the very best Midwest late model drivers such as Scott Hansen, Conrad Morgan, Lowell Bennett, and Brad Mueller.
Past Miller Lite Nationals champions include Mark Martin, Butch Miller, and the late Alan Kulwicki and Joe Shear, making the Nationals title a highly sought after prize among area late model drivers.
Advance tickets are now available at the track office or Pioneer Plaza in Richfield. Fans purchasing advance tickets will receive a $3 discount and kids ages nine and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Slinger Speedway season ticket holders need to purchase their Nationals tickets in advance by July 16th at Noon to receive their special discount. The cut off date for advanced ticket sales is Monday July 16th at Noon.
Slinger Super Speedway will also present a Demo Derby on Sunday, July 22, and drivers wishing to participate are encouraged to call the track office for details.
Spectator gates for the 22nd Annual Miller Lite Nationals open at 3 p.m. and qualifying races start at 4:30 p.m. with racing events and an autograph session to follow. The Slinger Super Speedway is located ¼ mile West of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For more information, call the track office during normal business hours at (262) 644-5921 or check out the track website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.