September 14, 2001; Slinger, WI - The 2001 Race of Champions and Post Printing Season Championship races slated for Sunday night, September 16, at the Slinger Super Speedway will take place as scheduled.
Slinger Speedway Owner/Promoter Wayne Erickson and the speedway staff will have collection sites set up at the track to accept donations toward the many victims and families in distress following Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC. In addition, a portion of the admission proceeds from Sunday night's events will be donated to the American Red Cross.
"We were undecided if we should race this Sunday, but we received
many calls from people who expressed their desire to have the races go on as a way to take
their minds off this horrible tragedy," stated Erickson, a former Veteran. "We
decided we could race and give a part of ourselves to do something good and raise money to
help those in need."
Other organizations holding charitable events at the track Sunday include Kimberly and Patrikus who will give money to the local Boys and Girls Club and Aid Association for Lutherans who will raise contributions for the MACC Fund through their season long "Racing for Kids" program.
The racing activities scheduled for Sunday night will be highlighted by a 75-lap late model feature along with special Race of Champions events to be held in both the late model and Midwest modified divisions. The Slinger Stinger street stocks, Figure 8's, Team Cruisers, Speedway Guest Cars, and Spectator racers will also be in action for no increase in admission. A free children's bike will also be given away compliments of Behling Racing Equipment and the AAL Driver of the Month for August will be awarded.
The evening will mark the final points events of the season and track champions will be crowned in all divisions. Al Schill holds a seven-point lead over Lowell Bennett in the chase for the late model track championship.
Spectator gates open at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday with time trials at 5:15 p.m. and racing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Slinger Super Speedway is located 1/4 mile West of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger. For more information call the track office at (262) 644-5921 during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or check out the newly developed track website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.