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 …

10 Questions With….Garrett Konrath Driver of the #9 Slinger Bee

How did you get into racing? I started watching racing when I was really young, as far back as I can remember. But I really didn’t get into it until I started helping Zach Braun [#30] with his late model, and spotting for him. Two years after that, I bought my own car. In 2017, I ran two races at …

10 Questions With….Todd Behling Slinger Super Speedway Announcer

CONGRATULATIONS to Todd Behling, who will be inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame next Saturday! How did you get into racing? I was actually a fan and never raced, but basically dreamed up a radio program overnight, and explained to WAUK what I wanted to do. They said I could do it as long as I …

10 Questions with…Brady Held Driver of the #04 Slinger Bee

2018 Slinger Super Speedway Bees Champion! How did you get into racing? Twenty-six years ago, my mom and dad met at Slinger Speedway, so it’s kind of in my blood! My mom actually bought me my first racecar while my dad was Up North (he said it was “a very bad investment”). Last year was my first year and I …

10 Questions With….Dennis Prunty Driver of the #42 Super Late Model

Every week we’ve asked the featured person which Slinger Super Speedway driver they respect the most. Tallying up the answers, there was a tie between Brad Mueller and Dennis Prunty, so they are the subjects for the final two “10 Questions” of the season (watch for special editions during the off-season). Brad Mueller’s answers were posted yesterday. Why did you …

10 Questions With….Brad Mueller Driver of the #89 Super Late Model

Every week we’ve asked the featured person which Slinger Super Speedway driver they respect the most. Tallying up the answers, there was a tie between Brad Mueller and Dennis Prunty, so they are the subjects for the final two “10 Questions” of the season (watch for special editions during the off-season). Dennis Prunty’s answers will be posted tomorrow. Why did …