15, 2001; Slinger, WI - Al Schill charged from the tenth
starting position to win his second late model feature in a row in the Pioneer Plaza
Mid-Season Championships 65 lap event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Chris Ratajczyk jumped into the lead from his outside front row starting position at the drop of the green flag and paced the first six eight laps before pole sitter Donavan Morgan took over the top spot. Cindy Peterson also found a way around Ratajczyk to move into second place as Lowell Bennett and Brad Mueller battled for fourth. Florian Wisinski, Charlie Thon, and Pete Wiedmeyer tangled in turn three on lap 12 to bring out the first caution flag.
Peterson edged inside of Morgan on the restart and the two raced side by side and swapped the lead over the next nine laps before Morgan was able to move ahead solidly on lap 23. Peterson once again made an inside bid for the lead four laps later while Bennett, Schill, and Mueller raced for third through fifth. Peterson finally made the inside groove work and took command of the race at the halfway mark to claim the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus and an extra $200 bonus from Pioneer Plaza.
Schill caught Bennett for third on lap 33 and began to track down Peterson and Morgan as another caution appeared when Fred Winn experienced a small rear hub fire on the backstretch. Schill charged to the inside of Morgan on lap 36 for second and slowly began to reel in Peterson. Three laps later, Schill ducked to the inside of Peterson entering turn three and began to stretch out his lead. While Schill gradually pulled away, Bennett worked his way around Peterson for second while Morgan and Mueller held down the fourth and fifth positions.
A late caution flag on lap 51 for an incident involving Todd Thelen and Randy Schuler allowed Bennett to close to Schill's rear bumper. Bennett was able to keep up with Schill on the restart but was unable to find enough speed to get by as Schill scored his second feature win in a row. Peterson ran a strong race to finish third while Morgan and Mueller rounded out the top five.
In other late model action, Wes Biswell won the semi-feature over Todd Thelen and Peterson won the dash. David Prunty was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.721 seconds.
Schill also won the Driver of the month for June for his accomplishments including 2 feature wins, 2 dash wins, 2 top 5's and 1 top ten. The worst finish he had for the month was sixth. Larry Luikonen won the AAL fan challenge and took home $100.00 from the Jim Fischer Agency.
Larry Reihbrandt drove away from the field to win his third Midwest Modified feature of the season. Steve Lurvey held the early lead while Reihbrandt fell in line in second ahead of Russ Grade and Mike Graczkowski. Reihbrandt took the lead on lap four and pulled away to a sizeable advantage as the field bunched up behind him. Dan Jung and Jeff Holtz worked their way through the field to take over third and fourth by lap 17.
Jung and Holtz were in second and third by lap 22 as Reihbrandt held a ¼ lap lead. Reihbrandt cruised to the win while Jung held off Holtz for second place by less than a car length. Dale Prunty rebounded from a slide through the infield early in the race to finish fourth and Dan Miller was fifth.
In other Midwest Modified action, Holtz was the winner of the dash and Prunty set fast time at 12.550 seconds.
Paul Wagner held off Scott Ascher to win the 18 lap Slinger Stinger feature. Kurt Brown, Todd Gehring, and Jay Bleskan raced at the front of the pack in the early going as Wagner, Ascher, and Bill Shavlik steadily moved toward the front. A caution flag on lap seven slowed the field when Dave Obermeyer hit the turn four wall.
Wagner took over the lead with five laps to go with a daring inside move entering turn three. Ascher and Shavlik moved into second and third the next lap and Ascher's last lap bid for the win fell just short as Wagner took the win. Shavlik took third place while Gehring and Joe DeStefano completed the top five.
In other Slinger Stinger action, Roger Schmid and Scott Ascher each won a heat race and Pat McIntee was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.308 seconds.
Mike Newlin won the Figure 8 event and Randy Mohr and Steve Clark won a team cruiser heat race. Jim Jesowshk was the winner of the Spectator Elimination races.
The Slinger Super Speedway will host the 22nd annual Miller Lite Nationals this Tuesday night, July 17th. The Miller Lite Nationals will feature NASCAR stars Ken Schrader, Ted Musgrave, Rich Bickle, Scott Wimmer, Dick Trickle, and Scott Riggs and ASA standouts Butch Miller and Scott Hansen taking on Slinger Speedway's best late model drivers in a 200 lap late model feature. NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Matt Kenseth will also be on hand for an autograph session and the Midwest Modifieds will race in a regular point night for that division.
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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 late model feature.
Butch Miller has been added to the line up and will compete with the rest of the racing legends for the Miller Lite Nationals title. Miller joins Scott Hansen and NASCAR stars Ken Schrader, Matt Kenseth, Rich Bickle, Scott Wimmer, Dick Trickle and Craftsmen Truck Series standout Ted Musgrave as visiting drivers who will be on hand at the Slinger Super Speedway for the 22nd edition of the Miller Lite Nationals. Wisconsin Rapids native Dick Trickle who's 1200 plus race wins in nearly 40 years of competition has earned him the title of the "Winningest Stock Car Driver in America," will be looking for his record setting fifth Nationals title, having won the Nationals in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1989. Trickle will be behind the wheel of the back-up car of six-time track champion Conrad Morgan.
Ken Schrader a native of Fenton Missouri, has logged many laps on Wisconsin Short tracks and has scored a Nationals feature victory at Slinger in 1994. Schrader was the NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1985 and has won races in stock cars, sprints and midgets. Schrader's ride for this year's Miller Lite Nationals will be a car prepared by Scott Hansen.
Cambridge native and 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the year, Matt Kenseth won the Nationals in 1994 and will also be at the Slinger Super Speedway for a special autograph session.
Edgerton native, Rich Bickle is a two time Slinger Super Speedway track champion and will be looking for his third Nationals title, having claimed the crown in 1992 and 1996. Bickle will drive for respected car owner Rick Skelzo in this years event.
Scott Wimmer, from Wausau, is currently in his rookie year on the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series driving for Bill Davis Racing and will be seeking his first Nationals title behind the wheel of his own car.
Ted Musgrave, a native of Franklin, moved to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the 2001 season after 10 years as a regular on the Winston Cup Series. Musgrave has five Winston Cup pole positions in his career and has won four NASCAR Truck Series events this year including the recent event at the Milwaukee Mile. Musgrave also scored a Nationals feature win in 1993 and will take on the high banked oval on Tuesday July 17th in hopes of adding to that total. Musgrave, like Schrader will drive a car prepared by Scott Hansen.
Scott Hansen is currently racing in the ASA series and has driven in both the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and Craftsmen Truck Series during his career. In addition to preparing cars for Musgrave and Schrader, Hansen will also bring his own car to compete on July 17th.
Butch Miller is a star on the American Speed Association (ASA) circuit this year who won the Nationals in 1995. Miller will drive a car that is currently a front-running machine at the race track in Kaukauna.
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 Monday July 16th 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.
Special; Slinger, WI - This Sunday Night, July 22nd, Five Star Stock CarBodies presents a 70 lap late model feature and full racing program in the LateModels, Midwest Modifieds, Slinger Stingers, Team Cruisers, Figure 8s, Speedway Guest Cars and Spectator races at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Fans will also have a chance to win prizes through out the night. Five-Star Race Car Bodies, mission is to provide innovative products, outstanding quality and exceptional service by understanding the needs of todays racer.Five Star will also be giving a little something to the drivers on their sponsored night event.
Kids will receive a FREE T-shirt, as they come in through the gate while supplies last. Plus there will be a huge demo derby paying $500 to the winner will roundout the nights action.
Drivers interested in participating in the $500 to win demo derby should call the track
office at (262) 644-5921 to sign up.