10 Questions With….Brandon Tackes Driver of the #24 Super Beez 2018 Slinger Super Speedway Super Beez Champion!

How did you get into racing?
My dad smashed his regular street car, he was rear-ended. We bought it back from the insurance company and turned it into a Bee.

What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway?
That it’s really fast, and that the banking is so great that you don’t even need to get on the brake. It’s a fun track!

What’s the most interesting race you’ve been in?
Slinger used to have that Futures race at the end of the season. I loved that you had a bunch of fast cars from everywhere. It was fun competing against drivers from other tracks.

Who is on your crew?
My dad-Marty, Carl Benn, and all of Carl’s crew. We always help each other out.

Who are your sponsors?
PMF Landscape Supply (West Bend), Lifetime Exhaust (West Bend), A&W Iron and Metal (Kewaskum), A1Limo.com (Newburg), Midwest Preferred Insurance Group (West Bend), Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac (West Bend), Looking Great Landscaping (Slinger), Amsoil, Goeden’s Auto Body (Kewaskum), TD Graphics (West Bend), Pruett Floor Covering (West Bend), Window World (Milwaukee), MWR Technology (Joliet, IL), Roskopf’s RV Center (Richfield), West Bend Lakes Golf Club, Strobel’s Tree Service (Iron Ridge), Broadway Auto Sales (Hartford)

What is your real job?
I work at Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac in the Service Department, working on cars. I’ve been there for five years.

What is your favorite racing memory at Slinger?
Winning the championship this year and in 2014 in the Slinger Bees

How did you get your car number (#24)?
It’s my birthday, I was born on the 24th

What is your favorite food?
Anything pasta

Which Slinger driver (past or present) do you respect the most?
Lowell Bennett – he’s always really fast and he’s a good guy. He borrowed Braison’s car one week and I raced against him in the 4-cylinders – that was awesome!