Slinger Super Speedway
welcomes the Midwest Sportsman division and the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series in
By Cortney Owen
( February 18, 2003) - Beginning
in 2003, the Midwest Sportsman division will replace the Slinger Stinger division at
Slinger Super Speedway. The new division will help establish a more uniform set of body
and engine rules for the speedways existing competition standards. In addition, the
speedway will host three of eight events in the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series.
In keeping with the tradition established by the Slinger Stinger division, the Midwest
Sportsman division will assist drivers in learning the basic rules of auto racing while
adapting to the techniques which ideally result in the optimum set up of the car. Safety
is a key concern in this division, but competition will still provide the exiting on-track
action that drivers and fans have come to expect from the Slinger Stinger division.
The speedways Director of Competition, Sid Seidl, who was at the forefront of the
campaign to add the Midwest Sportsman division to Slinger Super Speedway competition, is
looking forward to the new series. Fans and sponsors are both looking forward to the
Midwest Sportsman division, said Seidl, because racing will be so
In addition to weekly Midwest Sportsman competition, Slinger Super Speedway will welcome
the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series in 2003. The series will include a limited
schedule for Midwest Sportsman series cars that will bring an improved field to
participating tracks. The series will visit Slinger Super Speedway as well as Lake Geneva
Raceway in Wisconsin and Rockford Speedway in Illinois. This will allow the bulk of the
entrants to run for a track championship, as well as tour with the series. Comprehensive
rules will be released in the coming weeks; however general Midwest Sportsman standards
are likely to be enforced.
Midwest Sportsman competition rules are comparable to the rules governing the Mid-American
Stock Car Racing Series. The Mid-American Stock Car Racing Series was developed to provide
a support class for paved track owners throughout the Midwest and has expanded, in less
than 10 years, into three different divisions including stock cars, trucks, and Late
Models to become a popular racing series throughout the Midwest.
Track promoter Wayne Erickson intends to use 2003 as a transition year to introduce the
Midwest Sportsman division to competition. Former Slinger Stinger division
competitors will have certain provisions made to gain entrance to Midwest Sportsman events
throughout 2003, said Erickson. In 2004, however, rules will be more strictly
The Midwest Sportsman division will join the Late Model, Midwest Modified, Figure 8 and
Team Cruisers divisions to complete the event lineup at the Worlds Fasted Quarter
Mile Paved Oval. Slinger Super Speedways schedule runs from mid April through
September. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities with the speedway still exist for the
2003 season. For more information, please contact the speedways communication
department at 414.425.6710.