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Bennett tops Mother's Day Special at Slinger!
By Weyer / Margetta

May 13, 2001; Slinger, WI - It didn’t take defending track champion Lowell Bennett long to find Victory Lane in the 2001 season as he captured the 60 lap Mother’s Day Special late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Photo Highlights

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Defending track champion Lowell Bennett (#2) took home his first Late Model feature checkered of the 2001 season at Slinger.
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The opening laps of the 60 Late Model headliner saw Dave Teske (#51) and Al Schill (#14) take turns leading the event.
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Slipping past for the lead, Lowell Bennett (#2) took the top spot from Al Schill (#14) on lap 20 of the 60 lap contest.
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Down to the wire Donavan Morgan (#99) and Rich Loch (#55) did battle for the second spot during the Late Model feature. Loch would claim the position by a few feet.
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A first late model win went to rookie Brad Hartman (#28) as he fended off Wes Biswell (#77) by inches to win the consolation race.
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Lyle Messinger (#44) won his heat and the feature event in Slinger Stinger action.

Pole-sitter David Teske outgunned fellow front row starter Conrad Morgan to lead the opening lap before Morgan charged back on the outside to take over the top spot on lap four. Morgan and Teske ran side by side and swapped the lead as Al Schill, Bennett, and David Prunty were tucked behind the lead duo waiting for a lane to open up. Morgan edged out front as the first caution flew for John Zimmerman’s spin in turn one.

The single-file restart allowed Morgan to stretch out to a four-car length advantage over Schill and Teske who were battling hard for second while Bennett found himself being challenged by Rich Loch and Eric Fransen. Schill and Bennett used the outer groove to overtake Teske when Morgan suddenly spun in turn one while leading on lap 16. As the field scattered to avoid the incident, Fransen had nowhere to go and slammed into Morgan’s spinning car, retiring both drivers from the event.

Schill paced the field for the restart and held off Bennett’s charge until lap 20 when the defending track champion motored by to take the lead. Bennett held the lead at lap 30 and collected the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus. As Bennett began to move away, Loch, Prunty, and Donavan Morgan all worked their way around Schill to take over second through fourth place. Bennett built up a three-car length lead and cruised to the win as Loch won the three-car battle for second over Morgan and Prunty. Jamie Wallace used a late charge to take fifth place while Schill edged fast qualifier Brad Mueller for sixth.

In other late model action, Zimmerman won the 30 lap semi-feature over Matt Raudabaugh and Mike Egan while rookie Brad Hartman won the 12 lap consi over Russ Peterson. Bennett took the win in the dash and Mueller was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 11.684 seconds.

Brian Holtz completed a late race drive to the front by winning the 30 lap Midwest Modified feature.

Mike Held grabbed the lead from the pole position at the start of the event and worked both the high and low grooves to hold off repeated challenges from Ed Grober, Mike Graczkowski, and Dan Jung while Holtz weaved his way through traffic to crack the top five by lap 12. Holtz raced by Jung for third and then took over second when Grober’s car developed a push and went wide off turn two on lap 21. Graczkowski spun one lap later and collected Dale Prunty to bring out the caution flag. Holtz challenged Held for the top spot on the restart but was unable to get by as Held once again worked both grooves to keep the lead. Holtz dove to the inside of Held on lap 28 to take command of the event and then led the final two laps to take the victory. Held finished second just ahead of Jung and Larry Reihbrandt. Grober finished in the fifth position.

Steve Lurvey won the Midwest Modified dash and Prunty was the fastest qualifier after turning a lap of 12.550 seconds.

Lyle Messinger ran away and hid from the field as he easily won the Slinger Stinger 18 lap feature. Bill Shavlik finished second ahead of Scott Ascher, Paul Wagner, and John Henning in an event that surprisingly ran caution free despite some very hard side by side racing throughout the pack.

The two Team Cruiser heat races were won by the teams of Mark and Ken Fogel and Jack Sutherland and Craig Grudzinski.

Joe DeStefano Sr. was the winner of the spectator elimination races and Mike Newlin won a wild Figure 8 event. Newlin crashed while leading on the final lap and collected the top four cars but then refried his car and barely held off Jack Sutherland who was running a distant fifth for the win.

Added fun to the night was when AAL awarded one lucky fan $100 and is also raising money for the MACC Fund each week of the race season.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

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Bob Fish Pontiac, Buick, GMC Presents the Alan Kulwicki Memorial this Sunday at Slinger Super Speedway!
By Weyer / Margetta

Special; Slinger, WI -  This Sunday night Bob Fish Pontiac/Buick/GMC presents the ninth annual Alan Kulwicki Memorial at the Slinger Super Speedway.

The night will be highlighted by Twin 50 lap late model features, plus a full night of racing in all seven divisions for no increase in admission.

The prestigious event is held in honor of the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki and has traditionally drawn many of the top late model drivers in the Midwest as past winners have included six-time Slinger champion Conrad Morgan, Cindy Peterson, Eric Fransen, and current NASCAR star Matt Kenseth.

Also included as part of the program is the popular “Dash for Cash” where youngsters 11 and under are invited to participate in the scramble for 50,000 pennies spread along the front stretch during intermission.

As is the case each and every week at the Slinger Super Speedway, fans coming to the track are eligible to drive the Speedway Guest Cars where for a nominal fee, spectators are given the opportunity to race against friends on the 1/4 mile high banked oval in cars specially prepared by the track.

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. 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.