Schill Races to Second Win
of Season In
Coca-Cola & Open Pantry Mid-Season Championships!
By Dan Margetta
11, 2004; Slinger, WI -Al Schill took
the lead on lap 31 and drove to his second victory of the season in the 60-lap Coca-Cola
and Open Pantry Mid-Season Championships Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Schill started from the fifth position and immediately began to battle Dennis
Prunty for the early lead while Eric Fransen and Dave Teske raced close behind. Schill
made numerous attempts to get around Prunty on the low side, but Prunty had the high side
working early and each time was able to maintain his lead while Teske began to reel in the
leaders from third place. A spin by Mike Egan that collected numerous other cars produced
the first caution flag on lap 19 with Prunty leading Schill, Teske, Brad Mueller, and
Fransen. Soon after racing resumed, the pace was slowed again when David Prunty spun and
was clipped by Tom Hromadka on lap 23.
Schill once again charged to the inside on the restart and made another serious bid for
the lead on Prunty while further back, Dave Feiler advanced into the top six.
Schills persistence finally paid off on lap 31 as he was able to race by Prunty for
the lead while Teske and Mueller went door to door for third. Once out front, Schill began
to ease away from the field while Muellers charge forward continued as he took third
place from Teske on lap 48.
Two laps later, Mueller used the outside to sweep around Prunty for second while Schill
extended his lead. Schill could not be caught over the final laps as he charged to his
second feature win of the season over Mueller and Prunty. Teske ran a strong race and came
home with a solid fourth place finish while Lowell Bennett made a late charge through the
field to finish fifth. Feiler took the checkered flag in sixth followed by Fransen, Austin
Konetski, Travis Dassow, and Mike Strupp.
Gregg Haese drove to the win in the 30-lap late model semi-feature to transfer into the
main event along with second place finisher Scott Schoeni. Chris Ratajczyk was third
followed by Randy Schuler and Mark Bitzan. Mueller won the fast dash and Feiler set fast
time at 11.398 seconds.
Wes Biswell won the Eldorado Trailer Sales Midwest Modified feature that was shortened to
21 laps due to a rain shower that would eventually wash out the remaining races.
Steve Schulz jumped into the lead at the start over Ken Wills and Russ Moberly. Schulz led
the opening laps as Biswell sliced through the field, taking third place from Moberly on
lap eight. By lap 15, Biswell had caught and passed Wills for second while Schulz
continued to lead. Biswell ran down Schulz and took the lead just before Dale Prunty
slowed on lap 18 and brought out the caution flag. Biswell kept his lead as racing resumed
for two more laps before the skies opened up and the race was halted. Schulz finished
second followed by Wills, Jeff Holtz, and Ron Schmitt.
Earlier in the evening, Schulz won a wild modified dash and Dan Miller was the fastest
qualifier at 12.302 seconds.
Mike Graczkowski was the winner of the Midwest Sportsman fast dash and James Swan set fast
time by touring the speedway in 12.583 seconds.
Terry Beeson held off Ryan DeStefano to win the first Slinger Bees event and Robin Van
Hoff won the second race over Shawn Friedeck. Bill Metzger from Coca-Cola was the winner
of the Port-A-John Speedway Guest Car event. The Coca-Cola 500 big wheel race was won by
Mitch Delcamp of Grafton while Cody Jones of Lomira took second and Richie Schultz of
Lomira finished third. Auttum Bartlett of Waukesha won the bike.
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25th Miller Lite Nationals Tuesday
By Lanae Weyer
Slinger, WI (Spl.) The 25th Annual Miller
Lite Nationals, one of the most prestigious late model special events in the country, is
set for Tuesday night, July 13th at the Slinger Super Speedway.
The areas best late model drivers including Brad Mueller, Lowell Bennett, Conrad
Morgan, Al Schill, and Dave Feiler will compete against visiting NASCAR stars such as
defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Matt Kenseth, Scott Wimmer, Kyle Busch, Johnny
Sauter, and Chris Wimmer. Also scheduled to compete in the event are past nationals
champions Rich Bickle and Dick Trickle, who will compete against his brother Chuck Trickle
for the first time in his career.
The nights events will include a 250-lap late model feature, along with supporting
races in the division. The Midwest Sportsman will also be apart of the evening with a
40-lap feature which will count towards regular season track points. Gates will open at
3pm with qualifying at 4:30 and events to follow. Tickets are available at the track box
office and at the Pioneer Plaza in Richfield. Kids ages 9 and under will be admitted free
when accompanied by a paid adult admission.
Tickets are still available for the special autograph session that includes reserved
admission to the racing events, pre-race pit access, catering in a tent area plus an
exclusive autograph session with Nextel Cup Champion Matt Kenseth, Busch Series drivers
Kyle Busch, Slinger Nationals Champion Dick Trickle and more. The events for the special
ticket holders will begin at 4pm in an exclusive tent in the pit area where guests will
enjoy a catered event. After the autograph session the special ticket holders will move to
an exclusive section reserved in the grandstand area to watch the nights events unfold.
Fans can stop in or call the track office at (262) 644-5921 for additional details on the
special autograph session.
Camera Case & TV Night at the
By Lanae Weyer
Slinger, WI June 23,(Spl.) This Sunday Night July
18th, is Authorized US Cellular Agent Camera Case & TV Night at the Slinger Super
Speedway. The evening will be highlighted by a 75-lap late model feature along with a full
racing program in all divisions, plus fans will have the opportunity to meet the Modified
and Midwest Sportsman drivers. Camera Case & TV located in West Bend and Hartford is
your electronic playground, featuring U.S. Cellular, the areas leading wireless service
provider. Time trials begin at 5:15 and racing at 7pm. The Slinger Super Speedway, the
Milwaukee areas only short track racing facility, is located 15 minutes north of
Milwaukee, ¼ mile west of Highway 41 on Highway 144 in Slinger.
The Slinger Super Speedway Sunday night racing action runs through September 19, 2004. For
sponsorship opportunities including track signage and billboards contact the Public
Relations Department at (262) 628-7929.