“Driver X” Erik Darnell added to the
July 18th Slinger Nationals
Matt Kenseth tops list of Returning Champions
(Slinger, WI) July 6, 2006 - Erik
Darnell, Driver of the Roush Racing #99 Truck has recently committed
to racing in the 27th Annual Miller Lite Slinger Nationals. Erik was
named the 2005 Roush Racing Driver X, and winner of a full-time ride
in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Erik has many victories racing
short tracks around the Country and the Slinger Nationals is one he
would like to add to his list. Erik stated, “We are coming to
Slinger to Win, I don't want to just show up and race!”
Erik will have stiff competition with former Nationals Winner Matt
Kenseth topping that list. Matt will drive a car prepared by
Pathfinder Chassis owners Jason Schuler and Joe Wood.
Along with Matt and Erik, Roush Racing Teammate Todd Kluever will
join Morgan-McClure Nextel Cup Driver Scott Wimmer challenging
former Nationals Champions Dick Trickle, Richie Bickle Jr., Lowell
Bennett, Tony Strupp, David Prunty, Conrad Morgan, and defending
Nationals Champion Nathan Haseleu.
Advance tickets for the July 18th Miller Lite Nationals are now on
sale at the Slinger Speedway track office or at Pioneer Plaza,
located at Highways 41& 145 in Richfield. Fans can save $3.00 when
they purchase tickets in advance before Sunday, July 16th. There is
a limited supply of autograph session tickets on sale at the track
office for $50.
Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 4:00
p.m. and events to follow. The 250 lap Late Model feature will
follow the preliminary events, which includes a 40 Lap Midwest
Sportsman Feature Race. The rain date is Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
Slinger Speedway is located just off Hwy 41 and Highway 144 at 280
Cedar Creek Road in Slinger, WI. For more information on upcoming
events call the track office at 262-644-5921 or visit our web site