Brad Mueller Takes Home
The Alan Kulwicki Memorial Win!
2003; Slinger, WI - Brad Mueller led
only a single lap in the 11th Annual Bob Fish Pontiac Buick GMC Alan Kulwicki Memorial
Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway but it was the one that counted as his pass of
Mike Egan on the white flag circuit netted him his first victory in the prestigious 75-lap
late model event.
Mueller took the green flag from the
tenth starting position and immediately charged forward into fifth place as Egan edged
ahead of Dave Teske, Chris Petersen, and Al Schill to grab the early lead. Egan pulled
away to a two car-length advantage while Mueller closed in on the three-car battle for
second involving Teske, Petersen, and Schill. Petersen began to fade as Mueller took over
fourth place by lap 25 and five laps later he was pressuring Schill for second with Egan
still comfortably in front of the field. While Egans advantage grew to nearly a
straightaway, Mueller used the outside groove to take second place from Schill and Rich
Loch moved up to battle with Teske for fourth place.
Egan, who has made it his goal to win a late model feature this
season, led at the halfway mark and appeared to have the race in hand until lapped traffic
began to impede his progress, allowing Mueller to close in. By lap 50, Mueller was in
Egans tire tracks and looked to the inside numerous times in a bid to take the lead,
but each time Egan was able to pull ahead off the corners. On the final lap, Mueller took
to the high side of the speedway and when Egan slipped slightly off turn four, he was able
to pull alongside, heading into turn one. As both drivers exited the second turn, Mueller
was able to power ahead and held off Egan at the finish to take the win.
Ive got to hand it to Mike Egan, said Mueller
afterwards, He raced me clean and let me have the upper groove, hes a
gentleman. Its a really good feeling winning the Alan Kulwicki
Memorial, continued Mueller as he became the tenth different winner of the event in
the 12 years it has been held.
Schill completed another consistent run with a strong third place
finish while Teskes fourth place effort was one of the best of his career. Rich Loch
rebounded from his tough luck a few weeks ago to finish fifth.
In other late model action, Dan Jung won the 30-lap semi-feature
and Scott Schoeni finished second to transfer into the feature. Pete Wiedmeyer was third
while Joe Gross and Mark Bitzan rounded out the top five. Andy Wendt won the 10-lap late
model consolation race over Mike Pascavis and Lyle Messinger. Al Schill won the Fast dash
while Brad Mueller set the fastest qualifying time with a 11.248-second lap.
Wes Biswell drove away to the win in the 30-lap Eldorado Trailer
Sales Midwest modified feature to chalk up his first win of the season.
Biswell charged into the lead at the start as Gregg Pawelski and
Steve Schultz raced for second ahead of Jason Feyereisen and Russ Grade. Dale Prunty, Jeff
Holtz, and Larry Reihbrandt all hooked up to slice through traffic and move into the top
five by lap 15. Biswell shot out to a lead of nearly a half lap in the closing stages
while Prunty took over second place and brought Reihbrandt and Holtz along with him and
into third and fourth. Biswell was untouchable during the final laps and cruised to the
win over Prunty while Holtz was able to race around Reihbrandt for third place. Ken Wills
The Eldorado Trailer Sales Modified Fast Dash went to Russ Grade
as Larry Reihbrandt set fast time with a 12.084 lap that was just shy of the track record
set last week by Dan Miller of 11.956 seconds.
George Schultz charged to victory in the 50-lap Midwest Sportsman
Series feature by outdistancing Brandon Norris and James Swan. The event was the third
round of the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series, which consists of events held at
tracks in Slinger, Rockford, and Lake Geneva.
Jim Thorson jumped into the lead at the start over Nick
Schumacher and Pat McIntee. By lap ten, Josh Bauer and Schultz had moved into third and
fourth respectively as Thorson continued to set the pace. Schumacher tracked down Thorson
by lap 20 and took over the lead with Schultz, Bauer, and Brandon Norris within striking
distance. As the leaders worked their way through lapped traffic, Schultz was able to dive
to the inside of Schumacher on lap 22 and complete the pass for the lead a lap later.
The top five remained steady until the
final five laps when Norris and James Swan trapped Schumacher behind a lapped car and took
over second and third respectively. On the final lap, the caution flag waved when Bill
Prietzel experienced engine problems and spread oil on the track. The event was scored
using the last completed lap and Schultz took the win under simultaneous yellow and
checkered flags. Norris finished second and Swan was third followed by Schumacher and
Bobby Hacker won the 20-lap semi-feature over John Senercia and
Brian Keith. John Fischer and Jay Shambeau completed the top five. The Midwest Sportsman
dash was won by James Swan, while Jake Ryan set a track record in time trials with a
12.405 second lap.
Dave Berndt won the Slinger Bees feature and the Figure 8 event
was won by Shane Becker. The team of Mark Fogel and Eric Schmitz drove to the win in the
team cruiser race while Rob Meyers topped the spectator eliminator action in his Chevy
Monte Carlo. Randy Burkwald won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest car event.
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E.H. Wolf and Participating Amoco Retailers present the
Memorial Day Weekend Special at The Slinger Super Speedway
Slinger, WI (Spl.) This Sunday night, long-time
track sponsor E.H. Wolf & Sons partners up with participating Amoco dealer to present
the Slinger Super Speedway Memorial Day Special. The night will feature an 80-lap Late
Model feature and a full night of racing in all divisions including competition in the
Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modifieds, Team Cruisers, Slinger Bees, Figure 8s,
Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators.
Discount coupons for the nights event are available at participating Amoco retailers
across Wisconsin, including Country Mart in Richfield, Dons UniMart in Slinger,
Dousman Oil Bullfrog Station in Dousman, EZ In & Out in West Bend, Kettle Moraine
Amoco in Delafield, Landry Amoco in Brookfield, Pioneer Plaza in Richfield, Romies Amoco
in Allenton, Schaefers Amoco in Slinger, Steves Amoco in Sheboygan, Village
Mart in Jackson, Westside Mart in Hartford, Wild Goose Station in Juneau, Willow Creek in
Germantown, Wisconsin Towing & Auto Service in Port Washington and various Open Pantry
locations. Coupons are good for a dollar off gate admission the Memorial Day Sunday night
The rain date for the Memorial Day Special is Monday night, May 26th and regular Sunday
night racing action at Slinger Super Speedway runs through September 21st. Fans may test
their driving ability by renting one of the Port A John Speedway Guest Cars, which are
still available for rental throughout the remainder of the race season. The track also
announced last week that registration for the 2003 Miss Slinger Super Speedway pageant has
begun and interested women should contact the speedways office at 262.644.5921 for
further information or visit their web-site at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.