Jake Vanoskey Winner of the Late Model FeatureJake Vanoskey Winner of the Late Model FeatureBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., August 22—teve Apel won the Pomp’s Tire Fan Appreciation 65 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway in a wild finish after tangling with Dennis Prunty while they raced to the checkered flag, triggering a mulit-car incident that left the finish in doubt until officials sorted out the melee.

A late caution involving Mike Egan and Conrad Morgan on lap 62 set up the crazy conclusion as Prunty led Apel for the final three lap dash toward the finish. Prunty chose the inside lane for the restart and with Apel alongside, racing resumed with Prunty holding a slight advantage for the lead. A lap later, Apel made a brilliant move to turn under Prunty exiting turn two to take the inside line, leaving Prunty up high as they battled side by side to the white flag. On the final lap, Apel defended his line, using a sizeable amount of racetrack exiting turn two and halfway down the backstretch, the cars made right front wheel to left rear wheel contact which sent Prunty’s car spinning across the nose of Apel’s car as they entered turn three.

Must See Sprint Series Feature Winner Mike LarrisonMust See Sprint Series Feature Winner Mike LarrisonBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Aug. 21—Coatsville, Indiana’s Mike Larrison charged to his first series win in the lightening-quick 60-lap Must See Racing Extreme Sprint Series main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Kyle Flint launched to the lead as the 18-car field thundered toward the green flag while Hank Lower slotted into second place ahead of Jason Cox, Larrison, and Jason Blonde. Flint began to draw away from the field, extending his lead to a sizeable advantage over Lower, while Cox, Larrison, and Blonde lined up behind him. The extreme pace around the high-banked speedway took it’s toll by lap 18 as Blonde exited the event with problems, moving series point leader, Troy DeCaire into fifth place, just in front of fast qualifier and new world record holder Jeff Bloom, who advanced from his tenth starting spot to sixth. With Flint comfortably out front, a bobble by Lower in turn three on lap 26 caused Cox to take evasive action and the move sent his machine looping around to collect the turn four wall, drawing a caution flag that erased Flint’s huge advantage. As racing resumed, Flint maintained his lead while Larrison moved into second place and began to work his way around the lapped machines between himself and the leader.

Mike Egan yellow 89 holds off Brad "jj" Mueller for the Win in the SLM FeatureMike Egan yellow 89 holds off Brad "jj" Mueller for the Win in the SLM FeatureBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., August 15—Mike Egan turned back a strong late race challenge from Brad Mueller to capture his first super late model feature victory in five years in the 60-lap second round of the KFC/Pepsi Challenge Series Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“Towards the end there, the car was getting looser and looser and I tell you, we ran it into the corners so hard I couldn’t believe it stuck and somehow I got ahead,” Egan stated from victory lane, “My spotter told me I really had to pedal because (Mueller) was coming and I was giving it all I had, I didn’t have anything left.”

By Dan Margetta (Al Graf Photos)
Slinger, Wis., August 8— Lowell Bennett prevailed in an intense battle with Steve Apel and drove away to his fifth victory of the season in the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“I tell you what, he (Apel) was really strong, “Bennett described racing with Apel for the lead, “I saw him get loose a couple times and that’s how I got in there on the inside of him. Hats off to him, he ran me hard and that’s fun racing, I just love racing like that.”