Brad Mueller wins the
Uptown Automotive Al Schill Jr. Memorial!
2003; Slinger, WI - Brad Mueller became
the first repeat winner of the Uptown Automotive Al Schill Jr. Memorial 70-lap late model
feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway as he edged sentimental favorite Al
Schill Sr. at the finish of the drama-filled event.
I really wanted Al Schill to win that race, stated Mueller after
scoring his third feature win of the season. That man deserves to win his kids
race, hes a hard competitor and when I saw him coming with five to go there, I knew
I would have my hands full because the car was good but it wasnt that good
Schill made a valiant charge to win the race, held in honor of his son, late in the race
by using the outside groove to move from sixth to Muellers rear bumper over the
final circuits and came up just short at the checkered flag.
Earlier in the event, Mueller chased Dave Teske, who led a majority of the second half of
the race and appeared to be on his way to his first late model feature victory before
spinning in turn three while battling Mueller for the top spot on lap 64.
I feel bad for Dave Teske, Mueller continued afterwards. We were
battling pretty hard and he got loose getting in (the turn) and got into my door and spun.
I dont know if I wouldve been able to get by him as he was running a good
Pete Wiedmeyer rocketed into the lead at the start from his outside front row starting
spot and held the point for the first ten laps before Conrad Morgan took command of the
race while Rich Loch, Teske, and David Prunty joined the lead pack. Morgans turn out
front lasted four laps before Loch took over the lead just before the first caution flag
flew on lap 16 for a spin by Brad Hartman. Loch continued to lead on the restart as Prunty
jumped to the outside and began to pressure Morgan for second with Teske close behind.
Prunty gained control of second on lap 25 and began to track down Loch for the lead when
he suddenly slowed and retired from the event due to a broken header pipe.
Pruntys exit moved Teske into second place ahead of Morgan, Mueller, and Ryan
Mathews. Austin Konetskis engine problems on lap 39 brought out the caution flag
again and on the restart, Teske shot by Loch to grab the lead. Teske led at the halfway
mark to collect the Badgerland Motorsports Halfway Challenge as Loch began to fade when
his right front tire went flat. Teske held onto the lead through another caution period on
lap 53 when Dennis Prunty, Wiedmeyer, and Mike Pascavis tangled in turn one and turned
back several challenges before spinning on lap 64 while battling Mueller for the lead.
Schill charged to the outside over the final laps and sliced his way to second place as he
closed in on Mueller en route to his second place finish. Morgan finished third while Ryan
Mathews and Mike Egan rounded out the top five.
In other Late Model action, Lowell Bennett won the 30-lap semi-feature and Scott Schoeni
finished second and claimed the final transfer position into the feature. Eric Fransen
finished third ahead of Brad Dahmer and Dan Jung who were fourth and fifth respectively.
Chad Barker was the winner of the late model consolation race. Conrad Morgan won the Fast
Dash and David Prunty set fast time with a 11.269 second lap.
Wes Biswell collected a birthday gift as he won the 30-lap Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest
Modified 30-lap feature.
The event got off to a rocky start when Roger Schmid broke an axle during hot laps but
once the event got underway, Gregg Pawelski took the early lead over Steve Schulz and
Brian Holtz. Pawelski pulled ahead as Dale Prunty advanced forward, passing Holtz and
Schulz to take second. The hard, intense racing up front created a logjam of cars and Russ
Grade became a victim of the gridlock and slid into the infield to produce the first
caution. Prunty raced into the lead on the restart as Biswell and Pawelski became locked
in a battle for second. Biswell took over the position and began to chase Prunty for the
lead as Ken Wills moved into the top five.
A second caution appeared on lap 22 when Larry Reihbrandt and Jason Feyereisen tangled
on the backstretch, setting up an eight lap dash to the finish. Biswell remained glued to
Pruntys tire tracks on the restart as Schulz, David McCardle, and Russ Moberly slid
into the second turn wall to slow the event under the yellow flag once again. Biswell took
to the outside groove during the final five laps and was able to edge ahead as both he and
Prunty took the white flag. Biswell maintained his momentum heading into turn one and
emerged with the lead, holding on to capture the victory over Prunty and Holtz. Wills
finished fourth and Pawelski was fifth.
Wes Biswell won the Eldrado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified dash while Larry Reihbrandt
turned in fast time with a 12.121 second lap.
Scott Ascher raced to the victory in the 25-lap Midwest Sportsman feature, holding off
Nick Schumacher and Josh Bauer for his second consecutive feature win.
Steve Campbell led the early laps as Pat McIntee, Brian Keith, Bauer, and Ascher occupied
the second through fifth positions. With Campbell still leading, Bauer and Ascher worked
their way into second and third by lap five. Campbell drifted wide in turn two on the next
lap, and Ascher capitalized on the miscue by charging by and into the lead. A spin by Todd
Gehring slowed the event under caution on lap ten and once racing resumed, Ascher
continued where he left off, by pacing the field as the leader.
With Ascher still leading, Bauer and Schumacher muscled their way around Campbell for
second and third place just before another caution appeared on lap 13 when Dave Obermeyer
slowed with a flat tire. Ascher checked out on the restart and never looked back as he
cruised to his second feature win in a row while Schumacher was able to catch and pass
Bauer for second. Gary LaMonte was fourth while Campbell finished fifth.
Ascher also won the fast dash while Nick Schumacher placed time trials with a 12.581
second fast lap.
Mark Fogel and Eric Schmitz claimed the first heat of the Team Cruisers as Al Stippich and
Doug Pasbrig won the second heat. Aaron Cain won the Slinger Bees feature over Shawn Gavin
and Ryan DeStefano while Scott Goetzke took the win in the Figure 8 event that finished a
lap early when Shane Becker and Curt Mielock met in the X. Rob Meyers won the
Spectator Elimination races and Dave Markowiak was the winner in the Port-A-John Speedway
Guest Car event.
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& Design 2 Construct Presents
the 2003 Miss Slinger Super Speedway Pageant!
Slinger, WI (Spl.) This Sunday night, Enders Corporation
partners up with Design 2 Construct to present the Miss Slinger Super Speedway pageant and
the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series event at the Slinger Super Speedway. Pageant
contestants will compete in swimwear for the title of Miss Slinger Super Speedway, which
affords the winner $1,000.00 in cash and the chance to represent the speedway throughout
the 2003 race season. Interested ladies should visit the speedways office for an
application or access the registration form on-line at www.slingersuperspeedway.com.
In addition to regular weekly activities, the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series will
be making their second of three visits to the Slinger Super Speedway. MSCS drivers will
try their luck at navigating the high banks of Slinger Super Speedway in a 40-lap battle
for the checkered flag. This weekends MSCS race is one of eight series events, which
are also run at Lake Geneva Raceway and Rockford Speedway in Illinois. On-track action at
the worlds fastest quarter-mile oval will also include competition in the following
divisions, Late Models, Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modifieds, Team Cruisers, Slinger
Bees, Figure 8s, Port A John Speedway Guest Cars and the Spectator Eliminators.
The Slinger Super Speedway Sunday night racing action runs through September 21, 2003. In
addition to regular Sunday night activities, Slinger will host the 24th Annual Miller Lite
Nationals on Tuesday night, July 22nd. The show will feature NASCAR Winston Cup Series
drivers Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch. Advance tickets are available for purchase by calling
the speedways box office at 262.644.5921.