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Slinger Super Speedway welcomes the Midwest Sportsman division and the Midwest Sportsman Championship Series in 2003!
By Cortney Owen

Slinger, WI - ( 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 speedway’s 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 speedway’s 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 competitive.”

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 enforced.”

The Midwest Sportsman division will join the Late Model, Midwest Modified, Figure 8 and Team Cruisers divisions to complete the event lineup at the World’s Fasted Quarter Mile Paved Oval. Slinger Super Speedway’s 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 speedway’s communication department at 414.425.6710.