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Thon becomes 9th different winner of Alan Kulwicki Memorial at Slinger!
By Weyer / Margetta

May 20, 2001; Slinger, WI - Charlie Thon Jr. became the ninth different face in Victory Lane in as many Bob Fish Pontiac/Buick/GMC Alan Kulwicki Memorial races Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Photo Highlights

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Charlie Thon Jr. (#02) became the ninth different driver to win the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Eric Fransen (#16) brought his car to victory lane after winning the second 50 lap Late Model feature event.
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Stacking them up, the cars of Cindy Peterson (#36), Florian Wisinski (#95) John Mueller (#23) and Randy Schuler (#72) get tangled during the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race.
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Randy Schuler's car came to rest atop the machine of John Mueller (#23) during an incident in the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race.  Neither driver was injured in the accident.
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Dan Miller scored his first Midwest Modified main event of the 2001 season at Slinger Super Speedway!
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50,000 pennies were poured onto the track during intermission and children attending the evening's show had the opportunity to scramble for the coins!

“I have to thank the guys that race here as they all race clean and I have to thank God for taking care of our heroes like Alan Kulwicki, Dale Earnhardt, and Al Schill Jr.,” stated Thon after scoring the victory in the prestigious late model event that has yet to have a two-time winner.

Thon took the green flag from the pole position and swapped the lead with Chris Ratajczyk for the opening laps while Al Schill and John Zimmerman fought it out for third. Cindy Peterson broke loose on lap nine in turn three and collected Florian Wisinski. Randy Schuler and John Mueller also became involved with Schuler’s car ending up directly on top of Mueller’s machine, causing the event to come to a halt under the red flag. All drivers emerged from the incident uninjured.

Thon continued to hold the point once the field was back under green as Ratajczyk began to fade, allowing Schill, Conrad Morgan, and Eric Fransen to get by. Brad Mueller, Zimmerman, and Lowell Bennett were also in the mix as the lead cars ran in a bundle. Thon led lap 25 and collected the $100 Mac Tools Halfway Bonus while Schill and Morgan staged their own battle for second with Fransen, Mueller, and Zimmerman racing hard behind the top three. Mueller broke loose while racing inside of Fransen on lap 27 to bring out another caution and the ensuing melee collected Zimmerman, Toby Rott, and Donavan Morgan. Mueller, Rott, and D. Morgan were relegated to the pit area while Fransen was placed at the rear of the field for his alleged involvement in the incident.

Thon once again shot out into the lead on the restart and had to ward off numerous challenges from Schill who was able to use the inside groove to pull alongside. Schill was able to draw even in the corners but Thon had enough horsepower to edge ahead as the laps began to wind down. Thon eventually was able to establish a solid lead as Schill fell into the clutches of C. Morgan and Bennett who were right behind in third and fourth. Thon took the win while Morgan and Bennett both moved up to finish second and third respectively, dropping Schill to fourth. Jamie Wallace claimed the fifth spot after starting deep in the field.

Fransen returned to claim the second 50 lap late model feature for his second feature win of the season.

The lead lap cars from the first event were inverted for the start of the second race and Rataczyk took the early lead before Fransen claimed the top spot on lap six. Schill, Rich Loch, and C. Morgan followed behind the lead duo while Fransen extended his lead. Morgan got by Schill for second on lap 21 as Bennett entered the top five with Fransen still holding a comfortable lead. Fransen led at the halfway mark and collected the Mac Tools Halfway $100 Bonus as Morgan tried to cut into his lead while working lapped traffic.

The top five began to string out and Fransen maintained his advantage to take the victory over Morgan and Bennett. Schill was fourth while Ratajczyk capped off a good run with a fifth place finish.

Todd Thelen dominated the late model semi-feature to take the win over Mike Egan and Fred Winn. Brad Hartman held off Matt Koucerek to win the late model consi. Bennett won the dash and Mueller was the fastest qualifier at 11.738 seconds.

Dan Miller won his first feature event of the season in the 30 lap Midwest Modified main event.

Miller fell behind early leader Mike Graczkowski and Gregg Pawelski at the drop of the green flag and took the lead with an inside move on a restart following a caution period on lap 11 when Brian Holtz spun after getting tagged by another car. Shortly after losing the lead, Graczkowski got loose in the first turn and slid up the racetrack, collecting numerous cars in the process. A total of eight cars were involved in the incident and all but those of Chris Petersen and Mike Held were able to continue.

Miller held the point over Jeff Holtz, and Ed Grober while Dan Jung and Ron Weyer kept the leaders in sight. Jung and Grober got together on lap 19 to bring out another caution as B. Holtz recovered from his earlier spin to take third place from Weyer just behind Miller and J. Holtz. J. Holtz was able to maneuver to the inside of Miller numerous times over the final ten laps but was unable to find enough traction to take the lead as Miller held on for the win. Jeff Holtz was second while Brian Holtz and Weyer were each awarded third place following a scoring error. Steve Lurvey was fourth and Alan Keppert finished fifth.

In other action, J. Holtz won the modified dash and Ed Grober was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.571 seconds.

Bill Shavlik held off a determined Paul Wagner to win the 18 lap Slinger Stinger feature. Scott Ascher finished a close third while Jason Feyereisen bested Patrick McIntee for fourth place.

Shavlik and Wagner each recorded Slinger Stinger heat wins while Wagner also set fast time at 13.381 seconds.

The Figure 8 event did not have a winner as leader Scott Goetzke and Bill Ahles Jr. crashed in the X on the final lap and apparent winner Shane Becker failed post race technical inspection. The teams of P.J. and Aaron Cain and Joe and Ryan DeStefano won the Team Cruiser races while Jasper Drengler won the Spectator Elimination race. Gary Bauer won the Speedway Guest Car event. Joseph Mertz won the $100 AAL Challenge and four year old Rachel Peszko found the lucky penny in the penny drop to win $430 in cash and prizes.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

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E.H. Wolf / Amoco present
Memorial Day Weekend Special at Slinger!

By Weyer / Margetta

Special; Slinger, WI -  E.H. Wolf and Sons along with Amoco present the Memorial Day Weekend Special Sunday night, May 27, at the Slinger Super Speedway.

The evening, highlighted by an 80 lap late model feature, will also include a full racing program in the late model, Midwest modified, Slinger stinger, team cruiser, speedway guest car, spectator elimination, and figure 8 divisions.

Fans wishing to attend the races can pick up special coupons for $1 off admission at participating Amoco retailers. Participating Amoco retailers include Steve’s Amoco-Sheboygan, EZ In and Out Amoco-West Bend, Willow Creek Amoco-Germantown, County Line Amoco-Colgate, Bullfrog Station Amoco-Dousman, Don’s Unimart Amoco-Slinger, Rapid Mart Amoco-Hartford, Schaefer’s Amoco-Slinger, Westside Mart Amoco-Hartford, Village Mart Amoco-Jackson, Romies Amoco-Allenton, Pioneer Plaza Amoco-Richfield, and Wild Goose Station Amoco-Juneau.

Conrad Morgan, Lowell Bennett, Eric Fransen, Charlie Thon, and Donavan Morgan have all won feature races at Slinger this season and they will be on hand to take on other top drivers such as Brad Mueller, Al Schill, and David Prunty in the special 80 lap late model main event.

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 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.