July 6th Nationals takes on extra importance prior to July 10th SRX debut
(Slinger, WI) When Tony Stewart’s SRX Series (Superstar Racing Experience) invades the Slinger Super Speedway on July 10th, one car will be reserved for a grassroots, local driver. Today it was announced who will pilot that ride against 10 world class, championship racers. The winner of the 42nd running of the Supply Zone Slinger Nationals, presented by Miller Lite and WABAM, will earn an automatic bid to compete in the inaugural SRX race at Slinger, before a national television audience, just four-days after the tracks super late model, crown jewel event.
“We talked about this long and hard with the SRX folks,” said Slinger Speedway promoter, Todd Thelen. “Getting a local or regional short-track racer in one of their cars was the plan all along. We agreed that the perfect way to choose who that driver would be, is to settle it on the track. And what better platform, than the Slinger Nationals, a super late model crown jewel.”
The Slinger Nationals is a proving ground for the best of the best among super late model racers for the last 41 years. Past winners include NASCAR Hall of Famers Alan Kulwicki (1981) and Mark Martin (1984) and NASCAR Cup Series champions Matt Kenseth (1994, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2019) and Kyle Busch (2011). Regional stars, Ty Majeski (2018 and 2020) and Bubba Pollard (2017) have been recent winners of the prestigious event.
The SRX Series is an exciting, new, racing series developed in part by NASCAR Hall of Fame members Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham. Drivers will race identically prepared, state of the art, machines at historic short tracks across America. The All-Star driver lineup includes NASCAR icons, Stewart, Bill Elliott, Bobby Labonte and Michael Waltrip. They will join Indy Car heroes Paul Tracy, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves. Willy T. Ribbs and Ernie Francis, Jr will represent the sports car racing world.
“We wanted to add to the drama and excitement SRX will bring fans by adding a Rocky Balboa or Cinderella story to each week’s race,” said Ray Evernham, co-founder of SRX.
Reserved grandstand seating remains for the July 6th Slinger Nationals as well as the July 10th SRX event. Fans can secure their seats, online, by visiting a href=”https://slingersuperspeedway.com”>www.slingersuperspeedway.com.
The 2021 campaign will mark the 74th season at the venerable short-track, dubbed the World’s Fastest ¼ Mile Oval.
Slinger Speedway is located off of Highways 41 and 144 at 280 Cedar Creek Road in Slinger, WI. For more information on upcoming events visit our web site at a href=”https://slingersuperspeedway.com”>www.slingersuperspeedway.com or call the track office at 262-644-5921.
There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group outings available for the 2021 season. For more information, contact the speedway’s PR and Marketing at: 262-297-2882, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our web site at: www.slingersuperspeedway.com.