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Press Release

By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 23—The two most successful super late model drivers of the season to date, battled it out for the win in the YP.com 60 lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway with Steve Apel besting James Swan to capture his third feature victory of the year.

“We had a mishap last week and the guys really stuck it out this week and put in the time in the shop and made some changes,” Apel told the crowd from victory lane, “And in the long run, that’s what did it.” “If it wouldn’t have been (James) Swan, I probably would’ve went to the outside,” Apel continued explaining how he used the inside groove to turn back the challenges of Swan, “My car is good on the outside but I knew Swan would be fast.”


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 16—James Swan passed Lowell Bennett with eleven laps to go and drove to his third super late model feature victory of the season in the PMF Landscape Supply 60 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“Holy Cow,” an excited Swan exclaimed from victory lane, “I don’t know what to say…I didn’t expect to win one, but three? This is Awesome!”


(Slinger, WI) – The 34th Annual Slinger Nationals will be honoring Dick Trickle, the man that helped to create the event that will take place Tuesday July 2. Dick Trickle became a legend, regarded as “America’s Winningest Racer”, with an estimated 1200 wins in his illustrious career. Trickle was a 4 time champion of this event that he suggested to then-promoter Wayne Erickson create back in 1980.


By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., June 9—Steve Apel defeated Conrad Morgan to capture the 60-lap super late model feature victory on Throwback Night Sunday at the Slinger Super Speedway for his second consecutive main event triumph.

“I gave Conrad (Morgan) room on the inside and he gave me plenty of room on the outside and we raced,” Apel stated describing his late race battle with Morgan, “He did a heck of a job and I hate to steal one from him because I know he wants it probably as bad as I do.”


By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., June 2—Steve Apel took the lead on lap 18 of the 60-lap Pepsi Challenge Series Round One super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway and turned back a late charge from James Swan to score his first main event victory of the season.

“I just didn’t want to hit the wall coming off turn four, that was the biggest thing, “Apel said from victory lane describing the battle with Swan over the final laps, “I knew I had a car that could win and it was just a matter of hitting my marks and not making mistakes.”


Slinger, Wisconsin (May 26, 2013)—After years of trying, Rob Braun scored his first career super late model feature win Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway capturing the E.H. Wolf Memorial Day Fireworks 75. Defending track champion Dennis Prunty took the runner-up spot over Casey Johnson.

The win, however, did not come without controversy.


By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., May 19—Driving a car sporting the same #97 that the late Alan Kulwicki raced at the Slinger Super Speedway years ago, James Swan edged Rob Braun in a thrilling finish to the 21st annual Alan Kulwicki Memorial super late model feature Sunday night.


(Slinger, WI) May 17, 2013 – With heavy hearts the staff at Slinger Speedway would like to pass on our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dick Trickle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. There are many Dick Trickle stories to be told and bench races to be run but those are for another day... today we are comforted knowing Dick is resting peacefully. Gods speed Dick!

In the coming days we will be making arrangements to honor Dick at this year’s Slinger Nationals, an event he suggested Wayne Erickson create back in 1980. The Slinger Nationals turned into a mid week classic that allowed barnstorming racers an opportunity to compete without missing their weekly tracks events. Dick Trickle will be missed by many, but Slinger Speedway will always remember him.


By Dan Margetta - Slinger, Wis., May 5—Tire smoke and sliding race cars shrouded the Start/Finish line as the twin checkered flags swirled to signal the end of the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway and when the dust settled, Brad Mueller eked out the win by the slimmest of margins over Steve Apel.


By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., April 28—James Swan worked the outside lane off a restart to pass Dave Feiler for the lead on lap 47 en route to victory in the season opening Miller Lite 75 Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“I’m surprised a whole heck of a lot,” Swan told the crowd from victory lane, “Dave Feiler was fast yesterday (in practice) and I didn’t think I would get to him.” “But I just kept working, working, and working, “Swan continued, “And then on that restart I just said I’m going to try the outside and see if it works, and it did.”