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Mueller Takes Home His 5th Feature Win!!

August 31, 2003; Slinger, WI - Brad Mueller edged a step closer to his first track championship Sunday night, as he parlayed a late race charge into his fifth feature victory of the season in the Port-A-John 100 at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Photo Highlights

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Current Late Model point leader Brad "J.J.' Mueller (#89) added to his point lead with a win in the Port-A-John 100.  It was his fifth feature victory of the 2003 season.  He's joined in victory lane by representatives of Port-A-John, the evening's race sponsor.

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A fleet of Port-A-John sponsored racing machines take part in opening ceremonies.
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Donavan Morgan (#99) held the top spot in the Port-A-John 100 during the early going.  Eric Fransen (#16) was able to eventually work his way by for the lead.
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Mike Egan (#89) took to honors in the Late Model dash this evening.
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Scott Schoeni (#31) hit the wall hard during one of the Late Model preliminary events this evening.  He was uninjured in the accident.
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Dan Jung (#18) goes for a spin and is narrowly avoided by Brad Dahmer (#45) during Late Model action this evening.
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Brad Mueller (#89) set the fastest qualifying lap of the day and later would come back to win the Late Model main event.
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Ken Wills (#5) survived the Midwest Modified feature taking the win.
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A late race tangle in the Midwest Modified main event eliminated many of the front running cars.
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Jeff Holtz (#31) captured the Eldroado Trailer Sales Trophy Dash.
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Current Midwest Modified point leader Dale Prunty again set fast qualifying honors for the class.
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Steve Campbell (#51) visited victory lane twice this evening in Midwest Sportsman action, taking the checkered flag in both the feature and the dash race.

Mueller steadily improved his position throughout the race but seemed mired in fifth place until he used the outside lane to power his way past three cars on lap 80 to advance into second just behind leader Eric Fransen. Mueller then stalked Fransen over the next ten laps, using a similar outside pass to take the lead on lap 90. Fransen stayed glued to Mueller’s rear bumper over the final laps but was unable to mount a serious charge as Mueller drove to the victory.

Donavan Morgan jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag while Brad Hartman and Fransen worked their way into second and third place, respectively. The field quickly began to string out as everyone dove to the inside line, forming a 20 car freight train that snaked its way around the high-banked oval. The first half of the race ran caution-free, with Morgan continuing to lead ahead of Fransen, Hartman, Dave Teske, and Mike Egan. By the time the first caution flew on lap 63 for an Austin Konetski spin in turn two, Mueller had raced his way into seventh as he became one of the few drivers to test the outside groove.

While Mueller was gradually working his way toward the front, Fransen began to pressure Morgan for the lead, moving alongside on lap 77. Fransen and Morgan battled for two laps before Fransen claimed the top spot as the yellow flag waved again when Conrad Morgan looped his car in turn two after racing hard for position with Dennis Prunty.

As racing resumed, Fransen and D. Morgan pulled ahead slightly while Mueller found himself in a gridlock battle with Egan, David Prunty, and Hartman for the third spot. With 20 laps to go, Morgan, Egan, and Prunty all battled fiercely on the inside lane and when the hard racing between them forced them to check up slightly, Mueller remained on the throttle on the outside and blasted by all three of them and into second spot.

From there, Mueller tracked down Fransen for the lead, taking the top spot with ten laps to go and driving to the victory. Fransen finished a close second followed by Lowell Bennett and David Prunty. Morgan took the checkered flag in fifth place and Egan finished in sixth spot. Hartman drove the best race of his career and wound up with an impressive seventh place finish, while Dennis Prunty, Chad Barker, and Dave Teske rounded out the top ten.

John Zimmerman held Jamie Wallace and Mark Bitzan at bay to win the 30-lap late model semi-feature. Al Schill drove Tom Hromadka’s car to a fourth place finish in the semi, after experiencing engine problems with his own car in practice. Dan Jung was fifth. Jerry Eckhardt won the 12-lap late model consolation race over George Olson and Dan Mills. Mike Egan claimed the victory in the dash while Brad Mueller circled the speedway in 11.297 seconds to nail down fast time on the evening.

Ken Wills survived a wild 30-lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified feature as he drove to a convincing win over Rick Ottman.

Larry Reighbrandt edged ahead at the start while the rest of the field raced close behind in a tight two-by-two formation. Wes Biswell drifted high while racing down the backstretch on lap three and was swept into a spin heading into the third turn, triggering a chain-reaction accident that collected the cars of Dale Prunty, Jason Feyereisen, Dennis Prunty, and Steve Schultz. Of those cars involved, those of Dale Prunty, Feyereisen, and Schultz headed to the pit area with severe damage. Reighbrandt maintained his lead on the restart while Jeff Holtz held down second place just ahead of Ottman, Wills, and Russ Moberly. Holtz immediately jumped to the outside lane and pulled alongside Reighbrandt to battle for the lead, while Wills also took to the outer groove to grab third from Ottman on lap 14.

The complexion of the race changed drastically one lap later when Dennis Prunty spun in turn two and both Reighbrandt and Holtz ricocheted off Prunty’s stalled car, eliminating both from the event. Wills took over the lead as racing resumed while Ottman tried to fend off Roy Aitchison for second. Aitchison was able to take the position a few laps later and tried to track down Wills for the lead. Wills proved to be too strong over the closing laps and drove to the victory over Aitchison and Ottman. Paul Wagner finished a strong fourth while Russ Moberly capped off a consistent race with a fifth place finish. Aitichison was later disqualified after failing post-race technical inspection.

In other Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified action, Jeff Holtz won the dash and Dale Prunty blistered the speedway in 12.160 seconds as the evening’s fastest qualifier.

Steve Campbell outdistanced Pat McIntee and Josh Bauer to win the 25-lap Midwest Sportsman Series feature.

Campbell and McIntee occupied the top two positions at the start while Todd Gehring, Colin Bamke, and Dave Thomas rounded out the top five in the early going. Bamke took over third place on lap five and then executed a bump and run pass on McIntee for second place on the following circuit, while Campbell continued to hold down the lead. Bamke’s run toward the front became derailed on lap 19 when his car twisted loose coming off turn two, causing him to lose two spots as both McIntee and Josh Bauer got by for the spot. Ron Weyer spun on the backstretch after cutting down a tire on lap 20, producing a caution flag and giving McIntee and Bauer the chance to close in on Campbell’s rear bumper for the final laps. Campbell was ready for the challenge and held both McIntee and Bauer at bay to score the win. Scott Ascher moved up steadily through the field to finish fourth and Mike Graczkowski was fifth.

In addition to his feature win, Campbell also claimed top honors in the dash while Bauer was the fastest qualifier at 12.560 seconds.

Bob Losiniecki and Joe DeStefano each won a Slinger Bees event, while the Team Cruiser race was won by P.J. and Aaron Cain. Scott Goetzke won the Figure 8 race and the Spectator Elimination races were won by Al Strobel in his 1971 Chevy Caprice convertible. Dane Hacker won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race.

Additional funds were added to tonight’s Late Model, Midwest Sportsman and Midwest Modified division earnings by Port-A-John, the night’s event sponsor.


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Eden Meat Market Race of Champions at The Slinger Speedway!

Slinger, WI (Spl.) – This Sunday Night, September 7th, Behling Racing Equipment presents the Eden Meat Market Race of Champions at the Slinger Super Speedway. The event will be highlighted by twin features in the Late Model division, along with racing action with the Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modifieds, the Slinger Bees, the Team Cruisers, the Figure 8’s, the Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators. In addition, the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series will be on hand for their third and final round of competition at the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval.

Current Late Model division point leader Brad Mueller is positioned to win his first title in 2003 during the track season championships Sunday night, September 14th. The night will be highlighted by a 75-lap Late Model feature and a demolition derby. The demo derby will pay an impressive $400.00 to win. Entries are now being accepted for participation in the 2003 derby.

The Slinger Super Speedway 2003 season concludes with the Spectator 200 lap Enduro and the New Compact Car 100 lap Enduro, set for Sunday, September 21st at 2 p.m. Entries are now being accepted for both events by calling the track office at 262.644.5921.

For more information, call the track office during business hours at (262) 644-5921 or check out the tracks website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.