Slinger Supper Speedway - Race Report

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Schill Races to Second Win of Season In
Coca-Cola & Open Pantry Mid-Season Championships!

By Dan Margetta

July 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.

Photo Highlights

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Ageless veteran Al Schill (#14) gathered his second Late Model feature win of the 2004 season at Slinger Super Speedway by taking the Coca-Cola & Open Pantry Mid-Season Championships.
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Eric Fransen (#16) and Dave Teske (#51) do battle during the Late Model main event.

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Defending track champion Brad Mueller (#89) works bast Dennis Prunty (#42) on his way to a second place finish in the Late Model main event.

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A gathering in the corner slowed the Late Model feature as Fred Winn(#75), John Mueller (#23), Mike Egan (#89) and Conrad Morgan (#92) get collected.
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Dave Feiler (#93) turned in the fast qualifying effort of the day. Feiler would climb to sixth at the finish of the Late Model feature event.
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Steve Schultz (#45) works the high line to pass Wes Biswell (#23) for the lead during the Midwest Modified feature race.
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Steve Schultz (#45) captured both the dash and the feature contest this evening in the Midwest Modifieds.
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James Swan (#97) topped qualifying in the Midwest Sportsman division.
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Terry Beeson (#48) captured the first Slinger Bee main event....
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While Robin Van Hoff Jr. (#56) gathered up the checkered flag in the second Slinger Bee race.

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. Schill’s 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 Mueller’s 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.

For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE

25th Miller Lite Nationals Tuesday July 13th!
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 area’s 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 night’s 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 Races
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 area’s only short track racing facility, is located 15 minutes north of Milwaukee, 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.