10 Questions with…Rich Bickle, Jr.

Driver of the #45 Super Late Model 2015 Inductee – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2016 This Sunday night you will find Rich inside the main gate, selling ($20) and autographing copies of his new book, Barnyard to Brickyard. How did you get into racing? My dad raced for 33 …

10 Questions with…Stephen Nasse

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the #51 Super Late Model from Pinellas Park, FL (Special thanks to Stephen’s sister, Kristen, for her assistance!) How did you get into racing? My family has deep roots in racing. My grandfather started a race team back in the day at our local track. My dad was always a race fan and met my mom at …

10 Questions with…Jerry Mueller

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the #49 Homers Towing & Service Late Model Current Holder of the Late Model Track Record How did you get into racing? My dad raced and then my brothers (Joe, John, and Jimmy) raced too, so it’s been in the family. Jimmy raced for Jim Kannenberg. I used to hang around when my brother worked there. They …

10 Questions With….Carl Benn

Driver of the #01 Slinger Bee and #01 Figure 8 How did you get into racing? Well, how I got into racing was I started going to Slinger and kept saying to myself, “Hey, I want to do that.” After spectating for six or seven years, I finally bought a Slinger Bee in late 2008. We actually had a little …

10 Questions With….Miss Slinger Kristy Held

Join us for this year’s Miss Slinger Reunion and Contest tomorrow night at the Parker Store Carl Wegner Memorial Race! Interested contestants can get more info here: (Bob, please link the form from the track website – thanks) Why did you want to become Miss Slinger? I love racing and wanted to be more involved. I’m also shy and this …

Special Father’s Day Edition

1 Question… What is/was the best thing about your dad? Zach Prunty, driver of the All Out Marine #39 Late Model, about dad, Dan Prunty: No matter what the project is, he is always bound and determined to finish it and he never gives up. His creativity is beyond this world. I’m lucky to call him my dad. Mitchell Haver, …

10 Questions With….Tim Keith

Longtime Sponsor of Slinger Racing/Racers Join us for the Keith’s Marina/Chix 4 A Cause Race Against Cancer tomorrow night. Gates open at 4:30 so that fans have time to wander amongst the great raffle and silent auction items in the Pavilion area outside of turns 1 and 2. There will also be a live auction at intermission (will Bobby Gutknecht …

10 Questions with….Jamie Wallace

Kulwicki Memorial Race Winner, 1998 and 2009 Join us tomorrow for the 27th Annual Alan Kulwicki Memorial Race! How did you get into racing? Through my dad – he raced through all the ranks at Lake Geneva Raceway while I was growing up. That’s how I got my car number [#87]; it was his at the end of his career. …

10 Questions With…Patrick Wardlaw

Driver of the Lakeshore Burial Vault #55 Figure 8 Figure 8 Rookie-of-the-Year Contender a/k/a “The Figure 8 guy that went over the dirt pile at the Opener” How did you get into racing? Ryan [Lovald] got me into it. I worked with him quite a few years ago, and was towing some cars to the race track for him last …

10 Questions With…Dale Kiley-Schaefer

Co-Driver of the #89 Team Cruiser Catch the Debut of the 6-cylinder Team Cruisers tomorrow, 2pm start! How did you get into racing? I got into racing through my father, Rick Schaefer. He started the year I was born (or the year after), so he pretty much had me around it since I was a baby. What do you like …

10 Questions – Special Mother’s Day Edition

10 Driver/Staff Answers to 1 Question What is/was the best thing about your mom? Steve Zoromski, Creek View Landscape #20 Super Beez Mom: Janette Zoromski One of the best things is the food! So many great home cooked meals and plenty for seconds. Randy Schuler, #72 Circle B Recreation Super Late Model Mom: Barb Schuler She has always supported my …

10 Questions With…Jared Apel

Driver of the #51 Engineered Metal Products Enduro Car Crew Chief on the #51 Schroeder’s Simplicity Lawn & Garden Equipment Super Late Model See Jared back behind the wheel in tomorrow’s Slinger Enduro 200! Gates open at noon, racing starts at 2pm 200 laps of constant action! How did you get into racing? My dad used to take us since …

10 Questions With….Scottie Koch

Figure 8 Champion: 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1990 Slinger Speedway Focus Group Member Scottie and 75 other Slinger Speedway Champions will assemble for a group picture tomorrow at 1:30 by the flagstand at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Season Opener! What have you been up to since you stopped racing? I haven’t stopped! My duties have just changed from when …

10 Questions – Special Edition / 10 Reasons to Head to Slinger Today

10) TODAY is the Memorial Go-Kart Swap Meet and Wes Biswell Memorial Car Show at Kettle Moraine Bowl in Slinger from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Admission is FREE! Look for the Slinger Speedway “booth” for the first chance to purchase Bar Car driving opportunities! Regular Sunday –AND– Nationals tickets (Meet & Greets too!) will also be available for purchase (cash or …

10 Questions With….Paul “Frogy” Forgach Longtime Sponsor of Slinger Racers

How did you get into racing? I’ve always been a gearhead, always had fast street cars and rode Harleys. I used to hang out at Great Lakes Dragaway, Hales Corners and the Kaukauna drag strip. In 1980 I moved here and started going to Slinger. I watched everyone from Trickle to Bickle….Bobby Allison…Rusty Wallace…Kenseth when he was a little kid. …

10 Questions With….The Figure 8 Division

How much will it cost to get involved? The cost of a figure 8 car really depends on a persons budget…cars can be built for 2,000$ or you can spend as much as 6-8000$. There is alot of used chassis for sale out there so alot of times you can find them pretty cheap for around 500-1000 $ complete minus …

10 Questions With….The Slinger Bees Division

How much will it cost to get involved? “My mom and dad bought my first car for $300. Once we replaced some of the bad parts, we had maybe $1000 into the car but it blew up and we later bought a car from Rick Schaefer. He won the night I blew my car up. Afterward, we walked over to …

10 Questions With….Zach Braun

(who recently turned 21!) Driver of the #30 Late Model Memorial Go-Kart Alumni & Volunteer How did you get into racing? I was in Cub Scouts and Mike Egan [super late model #89] did a presentation on Memorial Go-Karts. I was really into racing at the time; we went to the track every single weekend and I could hear the …

10 Questions With….Miles “Mouse” Melius

2011 Inductee – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2014 (Special thanks to Gene Schwister for his assistance!) Stop at the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in Hartford today from 10:00 to 2:00 to join Miles “Mouse” Melius’ 95th Birthday Celebration! Why did you get into racing? I was …

10 Questions With….The Team Cruisers Division

Why is the Team Cruiser division returning to Slinger Super Speedway in 2019? “There are a couple of reasons to bring back the Team Cruisers. Number one is demand, and if everyone that says they want to build and race in the division does it, we will have a good-sized field of cars right out of the box. The second …

10 Questions With….Bill Shavlik Driver of the #0 Figure 8

Why did you get into racing? I started with a Demo Derby and an Enduro, both at Slinger in the late 80’s. That made me want to buy a racecar! The first one was a Stinger (in 1994 or 95). I bought it on a Saturday from Birdie Shong, and bought a trailer on Sunday morning. That night I took …

10 Questions with…Mark Ritger Driver of the 1X Figure 8

(See end of article for the full list of divisions raced) Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame – Class of 2017 How did you get into racing? My dad starting taking me to the races in 1968 at Cedarburg Firemen’s Park every Wednesday night. Before I knew it, Dad and I were going to races at least two times a week …

10 Questions With….Jay Kalbus Driver of the #27 Sportsman

How did you get into racing? I was taken to the track by my father when I was young, so I’ve always wanted to race something. I started as a kid in snowmobiles, then go-karts, and motocross. At Slinger, I started with Enduros in the 80’s, then Figure 8’s a little. I also raced The Futures when they used to …