Al Schill Takes Home
Memorial Weekend Special!
2003; Slinger, WI - Al Schill led a
single lap to win the E. H. Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Special Sunday night at the
Slinger Super Speedway but it was the one that counted as his pass of Lowell Bennett on
the white flag won his first feature of the season in the 80-lap Late Model event.
Bennett charged out to the first
place spot, while Dan Mills maneuvered into second spot by lap two. Bennett began to pull
away until a caution flag flew for cars spinning on the front stretch in front of the
leaders. On the restart Bennett maintained the lead as Mills and Chris Peterson fought for
second spot. Schill, starting in eighth position, charged forward to take forth spot from
Scott Schoeni on the outside.
Schoeni began to fade as Mueller took over fifth place by lap 15,
and joined the three-way battle for third with David Prunty, and Schill. While
Bennetts advantage grew to nearly seven car lengths, Mueller used the inside groove
to take second place from Peterson and David Prunty moved up to battle Schill for forth
Bennett led at the halfway mark and appeared to have the race in
hand until lapped traffic began to interfere with his progress, allowing Mueller to close
in on the lead. Prunty fought with Mueller for second and took control on lap 52, as
Schill and Rich Loch edged close. Muellers back quarter panel began to come loose
and progressively became worse. Mueller received the black flag on lap 69. Another caution
waived for debris on the track, allowing the field to come together. On the restart, five
lapped cars separated Bennett from Schill, Prunty and Loch. Schill maneuvered his way
through lapped traffic when a third caution flag flew for a spin in Turn Four. On the
final lap, Schill tried the bottom groove of the speedway and was able to pull alongside
Bennett, heading into Turn One. As both drivers exited the fourth turn, Schill was able to
motor his engine ahead and take the win.
The last two laps were a gift from heaven from my late son,
Al Schill Jr., said Schill afterwards. With another feature win, it looks like
I cant quit yet.
Schill added another feature win to his career, while Bennett
placed a competitive second. David Prunty and Rich Loch finished third and forth,
In other Late Model action, Brad Hartman won the 30-lap
semi-feature and Ryan Mathews finished second to transfer into the feature. Brad Dahmer
was third, while Tommy Hromadka and Travis Dassow rounded out the top five. Mike Monroe
won the 15-lap Late Model consolation race over Rick Corso and Edward Grober. Brad Mueller
won the Fast Dash and David Prunty set the fastest qualifying time with a lap of 11.333
Current track record holder Dan Miller drove away to the win in
the 30-lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified feature.
Steve Schulz and Miller battled for the lead at the start as Russ
Grade and Dennis Prunty raced for third ahead of Larry Reihbrandt. An early caution flag
was shown as two cars tangled out of Turn Four. On the restart Prunty and Grade dueled for
second, as Miller expanded his lead over the pair. Miller was untouchable during the final
laps and breezed to the win over Prunty while Holtz took third over Biswell and Dale
The Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified Fast Dash went to
Russ Grade and Dale Prunty set fast time with a lap of 12.084 that was just shy of the
track record of 12.195 set two weeks ago by Dan Miller.
Scott Ascher won the 25-lap Midwest Sportsman feature in a break
Brad Keith, and Mike Graczkowski battled for the lead at the
start, over Nick Schumacher and Scott Ascher. By lap ten, Ascher worked through lapped
traffic and moved into the second spot and began to work on Keith. Ascher took the lead on
lap twelve bringing Schumacher and Josh Bauer along for the ride. Schumacher tried his
best to get by Ascher, but could not prevail and finished in second while Bauer finished
third. Greg Hermann was fourth and George Schultz rounded out the top five.
The Midwest Sportsman dash was won by Brad Keith, while Josh
Bauer set fast time with a 12.535 lap.
Dave Berndt won the Slinger Bees feature and the Figure 8 event
was won by Scott Goetzke. The team of Al Stippich and Doug Pasbrig drove to the win in the
Team Cruiser division, while Jim Schmittinger topped the Spectator Eliminator action. Lee
Gerbitz won the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car event.
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Presents the 7,000 Nickel Drop for Kids at Slinger Super Speedway!
Slinger, WI (Spl.) This Sunday night, June 1st, bring the
whole family out to Slinger Super Speedway for the Uptown Automotive 60-lap Late Model
feature and a full night of racing in all divisions. Kids 11 & under will have their
chance to take part in intermission activities during the 7,000 nickel drop. The nickel
drop, which is held on the speedways front stretch, will afford children ages 11 and
under the opportunity to collect up to $350.00 in nickels.
On-track action at the worlds fastest quarter-mile oval will consist of competition
in the speedways eight divisions, including Late Models, Eldorado Trailer Sales
Midwest Modifieds, Team Cruisers, Slinger Bees, Figure 8s, Port A John Speedway
Guest Cars, Spectator Eliminators and the new Midwest Sportsman division.
During last weekends qualifying session, David Prunty closed in on the current track
record with an 11.333 qualifying effort. Drivers have been hoping to break the record,
which is held by Tony Strupp, as they continue through their 20-week championship point
chase that will ultimately determine the 2003 track champions. David Prunty currently
leads the championship point standings for the Late Model division, while Wes Biswell and
Shane Becker lead the Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified and Figure 8s point
The Slinger Super Speedway Sunday night racing action runs through September 21, 2003.
Fans may test their driving ability in 2003 by renting one of the Port A John Speedway
Guest Cars, which are still available for rental on May 18th. The track is also accepting
registration forms for the 2003 Miss Slinger Super Speedway pageant. Interested women
should contact the speedways office at 262.644.5921 for further information or visit
their web-site at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.