10 Questions with…Tom Jasinski

Driver of the #46 CED Late Model How did you get into racing? My grandpa raced for Harley, then my dad and uncle raced at Hales Corners so it was in my blood from the time I was born. I started driving when I was 14 in the Bandits, and destroyed my first Bandit probably five nights in (also hopefully …

10 Questions With…Bobby “Bobby G” Gutknecht

Driver of the #10 Sportsman How did you get into racing? When I was 16, I worked at a gas station. My boss’ brother-in-law had a car and I helped him during the week. At that time you had to be 18 to go in the pits, so I couldn’t go along to the track. Then there was another guy …

10 Questions With…Slinger Speedway Alumni

Join us on Sunday for Alumni Night! (Alumni must RSVP to slingerspeedwaymarketing@gmail.com) Former champions will gather on the Billy Braun Victory Deck at 6:10 for a group picture! Jim “Chico” Cina Raced: Slinger Stingers 1984 to 1992 Champion: Slinger Stingers 1986 My favorite memory was in 1986. I won the championship, became a grandpa, and a writer for the Milwaukee …

10 Questions With….Matthew and Zachary Oelhafen

Memorial Go-Kart Drivers Join us tomorrow for the annual Memorial Go-Kart Tribute Night! Kart features, Balloons to Heaven at 5:50, and Silent Auction items!! Tell us a little about yourself. Matt: I’m 14, I go to Kewaskum High School (I will be a freshman). After high school, I plan on going into sports business. My favorite food is burgers from …

10 Questions with…”The Franklin Flyer” Bill Prietzel

Driver of the #1 Diamond Racing Wheels Modified “It has been 48 years of going in circles and ending up in the same place.” How did you get into racing? I was born in Plymouth and Carl Kulow lived around the corner. I would ride with him to the track and Happy Laack who ran the races was a relative. …

10 Questions with…Mike Held

Driver of the #72 Coachwork Auto Body Super Late Model How did you get into racing? My dad worked for EH Wolf and Sons. They sponsored Joel Laufer and, as always, the Memorial Day race. They would use that race as an Employee Appreciation Day. I was 10 years old at the time and we went to the races – …

10 Questions With…Alex Hartwig

Driver of the #901 Bandolero, who just recorded his 80th career win! How did you get into racing? My dad’s friend had a go-kart and we rented it for a night. I found I liked that, so we kept going. I raced go-karts on dirt for two years. Then I moved to Bandos because my dad thought they were safer. …

10 Questions With…Jeremy DeRuyter

Hooligans Flattracker Catch MOTORCYCLES on the track at Slinger tomorrow night! What are the Hooligans? Hooligans are a street bike-based class which are turned into flattrackers. The bikes must use the stock frame and NO modifications are allowed to the chassis. Wheels, suspension, and body work are allowed to be changed, and unlimited engine modifications are allowed. How did you …

10 Questions with…Andrew Meyerhofer

Driver of the #14 Sportsman Stop by Andrew’s pit this Sunday and purchase a sticker benefitting the Ronald McDonald House! How did you get into racing? I shared a 4-cylinder back in 2009 with my cousin Rachel. But it’s been a family thing for longer than that. I had a couple of uncles run street stock and figure 8 in …

10 Questions With…Georgia Lacroix (“lack-roy”)

Rookie Driver of the #95 Koschkee Tile & Stone #95 Slinger Bee How did you get into racing? When I was little, I used to go to the races and I always wanted to do it. So a family friend always told me, “I’ll get you in a car”. That never ended up happening. Then I had a really bad …

10 Questions with…Johnny Sauter

Driver of the #5 Super Late Model Special Guest Interviewer: April Anderson What do you like about Slinger Speedway? Memories as a kid watching my Dad race, and growing up with all of the nostalgia is the biggest reason I love to come here. Slinger is fast-paced, demanding and challenging. Who do you need to thank? My wife (Courtney) and …

ONE Question with…Former Miss Slinger Winners

Join us for the Miss Slinger Contest tomorrow night! What was the best part of being Miss Slinger? Jean (Gilligan) Killoren, 1981-1982 The best part was all the excitement; being in the middle of the track was fantastic! Kathy Peterson, 1985-1986 The best part of my experience was meeting and getting to know the drivers and the fans! Amanda (Tackes) …

10 Questions With…..Ryan DeStefano

Sponsor on WABAM/SupplyZone Night How did you get into racing? It all started when I was very little… my dad would run the Slinger enduros. He enjoyed those so much that he then decided to build a Slinger Stinger. He ran for many years then built a racecar for my brother and, shortly after, one for myself! At one time …

10 Questions with Ken Hoerig

A key player in making Vintage Night happen! How did you get into racing? It was 1974 and the guy who lived across the street, Darrel Werkmeister, had a racecar. I started helping him, and he asked, “How’d you like to be on my pit crew?”. That’s where it all started. I helped him for 3-4 years, then Frankie Heimerl …

10 Questions with Lincoln and Lainey Cain

Third Generation Racers Memorial Go-Kart Drivers, PLUS… Check out Lincoln’s Bandolero debut at Slinger, with Lainey serving as Crew Chief, tomorrow night! How did you get into racing? Lincoln – From my dad. When I was younger I went to watch his races. I also have been racing in the Memorial Go-kart division at Slinger Speedway. Lainey- I heard about …

10 Questions with…Conrad Morgan

Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame – 2013 Inductee Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2015 Special Guest Interviewer: Tyler Pudleiner Question 1. Who do you need to thank? Crew: My wife Lisa (Thank you for not only staying involved with our racing at home and at the track, but being so supportive of my passion for …

“Special” 12 Questions with…Tony “The Tiger” Strupp

Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame – 2012 Inductee Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2015 How did you get into racing? I grew up on a farm and I was always hearing this noise on Sunday nights, like car rumblings, in the Slinger area. So my buddies and I decided to check it out one night. …

10 Questions with Dave “The Black Rat” Haferkorn

Figure 8 Champion: 1984, 1988, 1997 Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2018 How did you get into racing? In probably 1978 I started going to Hales Corners. I helped pit crew for Rick Anderson, Mike Cayton, and Mike Egan. Then I started racing in a Spectator car at Slinger, probably in 1980. I did that for a …

10 Questions With…Mark Gundrum

PR/Marketing Director from 1990-1995 How did you get into racing? I was a fan first. In fact, I grew up ½ mile from Slinger Speedway, born and raised in Slinger. I started going to the racetrack when it was still dirt with a neighbor who was a classmate of mine. His dad, Norman Saegert, worked at the track as a …

10 Questions With…Eddie Dabroski

Flagman in Training How did you get into racing? When I was about 2½ years old, my mom and dad took me to the track. We stayed for the whole night. When we were ready to leave the pits, I started kicking and screaming because I didn’t want to leave. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? How fast …

10 Questions With…The Slinger Modifieds (“Mods”) Division

Describe the division, please. Never thought I would get the chance to really be competitive in this class, but the rules as they are make it easy for a variety of chassis and engine combinations to be competitive. The whole idea is to make it affordable and enjoyable. As the rules are written, it is a keep it simple concept. …

10 Questions with…Dan Margetta

Slinger Speedway Video Guy Co-Host of The Drivers Meeting Radio Show Producer/Co-Host of Let’s Talk NASCAR Radio Show Race Fan Extraordinaire How did you get into racing? My dad is a big race fan and he and my grandpa took me to the USAC stock car races at the Milwaukee Mile when I was two years old. I think it …

10 Questions with…Frank “The Farmer” Smith

8-time Slinger Speedway Sportsman Champion 2007 Inductee – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2015 How did you get into racing? Oh boy. Well my buddy talked me into it – that’s how it happened. He had a friend with a car way up north, and he decided it should have …

10 Questions With….The Slinger Speedway Safety Team

Who holds what role on the team? John Heinan – Safety Director/Incident Command; Shelley Greenwald – Assistant Safety Director/Paramedic; Dan Yenor – Firefighter; Colin O’Donoghue – Firefighter; Robby Heinan – Firefighter, Scot Laabs – Firefighter If someone is interested in joining and/or subbing for the Slinger Speedway Safety Team, who should they contact? John Heinan, (262) 689-2281 Or, after the …

10 Questions with Patrick Heaney

Driver of Various Numbered Cars in Various Divisions Racing Photographer Collector (and Seller) of Racecar Pictures How did you get into racing? (Laughs) My dad took me to the ¼ mile at State Fair Park when I was two years old. My mom said I was never the same after that. I was addicted. That was 1958. When was your …

10 Questions with…Al Schill

With Special Guest Appearances by his wife, Gwen 2016 Inductee – Slinger Wall of Fame 2009 Inductee – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame How did you get into racing? At my dad’s salvage yard. Racers that were older than me came there for parts, and got me involved. Why did you stop racing? My equipment was out-of-date, I …

10 Questions with…Jim Kannenberg

Leader of the “Kannenberg Connection” 1981 & 1987 Figure 8 Champion 1985 Slinger Stinger Champion How did you get into racing? Well, that was quite a few years back…Dad and a friend made a puddle jumper (some people call them jitneys – made out of Model A or Model T parts and pieced together) and were racing through the corn …

10 Questions with…Russ Lake Legendary Racing Photographer

How did you get into racing? My dad, who worked at Allis Chalmers ran the Milwaukee Mile for the promoter from ‘29 until….whenever. I’d go with him; the first picture I ever had published, in the Milwaukee Sentinel, was taken at The Mile in ‘51. I was 15 years old. They sent me a check for $7.50. They still pay …

10 Questions with…Jacob Nottestad

Driver of the Kearns Motor Car Company #97 Late Model Slinger Super Speedway 2019 Late Model Champion How did you get into racing? I started racing at age ten in go-karts. My dad raced Late Models when I was a kid, and won the 2006 Late Model championship; he stopped racing to build a new house, then I started in …

10 Questions with…Gene Schwister

2012 Inductee – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame Driver, Car Builder, Car Owner How did you get into racing? Through my brother [Bill], he started helping Miles Melius in ‘58. I started driving in ‘63. I was building cars – Greg Krueger drove for me. He had the primary car; if it was ready, then I took mine. …

10 Questions with…Al Strobel and Mitchell Strobel

Father and Son Drivers of the #14 Slinger Bees Check out both tomorrow at our LAST event of the year…The Futures! How did you get into racing? Al: We only lived like three miles from Slinger Speedway when we moved out here from Milwaukee. My dad took me when I was 4 or 5 years old, and we watched Bill …