January 22, 2016
by Fay Hendricks
Six Slinger Speedway champions were celebrated Friday night as the historic track ended its 67th year of racing. The night was filled with fine food, friendship and fun as all enjoyed the company of their extended racing family. Co-promoters Todd Thelen and Rodney Erickson greeted all and thanked everyone for another great season of racing. Awards and door prizes were greatly appreciated by those in attendance, and many basked in the warmth of friendship long after the ceremony ended. Slinger can be proud of the fact that nineteen of its champions have been inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame, as well as track owner Wayne Erickson and flagger Dick Witt. By earning his third consecutive super late model title, Steve Apel joined four other Slinger champions and Hall of Fame members by achieving that hallmark at least once.
This article was posted to the website on December 31st, 2015