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Brad Mueller Takes Home The Alan Kulwicki Memorial Win!

May 18, 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.

Photo Highlights

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Brad Mueller (#89) captured the 11th Annual Alan Kulwicki Memorial feature event.   The show was presented by Bob Fish, Pontiac, Buick, GMC.
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On the final lap of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race, Brad Mueller (#89-blue) was able to slip to the inside of Mike Egan (#89-red) for the lead.  Mueller would go on to win the race, just edging out Egan.

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Tough racing at the front!  Dave Teske (#51) runs hard to stay ahead of Chris Peterson (#73) and Al Schill (#14) during the early portions of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race!

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Greg Dreher (#35) and Mike McCabe (#8) avoid a spinning car during the Late Model Semi-feature contest.
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Brad Mueller (#89) started the evening out with a fast qualifying effort, turning in a blazing lap of 11.248 seconds.
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Wes Biswell (#23) captured his first Midwest Modified feature win of the 2003 season.
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Larry Reihbrandt (#96) grabbed fast qualifying honors in the Midwest Modifieds.
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Russ Grade (#13) captured the Eldorado Trailer Sales Trophy Dash for the Midwest Modifieds.
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George Schultz (#44) was the big winner in the 50 lap headliner for the Midwest Sportsman Challenge Series this evening here at Slinger Super Speedway.
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Dan Ryan (#19) made the long haul from Minnesota payoff by setting fast time for the Midwest Sportsman Championship series.
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James Swan (#97) captured the dash event in the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series.
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Mark Fogel and Eric Schmitz won the 2-Man Cruiser main event this evening.
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Randy Burkwald won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car race.

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 Egan’s 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 Egan’s 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.

     “I’ve got to hand it to Mike Egan,” said Mueller afterwards, “He raced me clean and let me have the upper groove, he’s a gentleman.” “It’s 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 Teske’s 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 finished fifth

     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 Bauer.

     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 8’s, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators.

Discount coupons for the night’s event are available at participating Amoco retailers across Wisconsin, including Country Mart in Richfield, Don’s 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, Schaefer’s Amoco in Slinger, Steve’s 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 special.

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 speedway’s office at 262.644.5921 for further information or visit their web-site at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.