10 Questions with…Dillon Schwanbeck

Driver of the #27 Legend
2021 Slinger Speedway Legend Champion

How did you get into racing?
I got into racing because my dad was RC racing, and at the age of four we started Go-Kart racing. Then, I went straight to Legends at the age of 15/16.

What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway?
It’s just fast. It’s a fast and fun track.

Who do you need to thank?
Crew: My dad-Paul and my mom-Michelle. Sponsors: O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mac’s Pub, T&S Custom, Grandma and Grandpa “D”, Grandma and Grandpa Tschanz, Creative Point of View, Guffrey Insurance, and Jess Riedner Photography. Anyone else: Legends Direct

What is your real job?
I’m currently a student at UW-Parkside, a junior majoring in Sports Management. [Follow-up Question…what would be your dream job in that field?] Working for an NBA franchise.

Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions/foods/etc
I’m always listening to music on the way to the track and watching video of past races.

Why should someone race Legends?
It’s a great learning car to get into the short track world. Many that come out of them are very successful in Late Models and Trucks.

What is your favorite racing memory at Slinger?
That would be this year when I had a clean sweep! That was definitely my most memorable moment.

How did you get your car number (#27)?
My dad asked me one day when I was four, and we just stuck to it.
If you could have dinner with any two people (alive or passed), who would they be?
Michael Jordan – just to hear all the stories that he has to tell. Ayrton Senna [Indy car driver] – just to talk about all of his racing accomplishments and all of his tips and tricks that he had.

Which Slinger driver (past or present) do you respect the most?
Rich Bickle for all of his accomplishments in the short track world and in the professional world.