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 …

10 Questions with…Paul Wagner

Driver of the Infinity EDM #53 Sportsman How did you get into racing? My friend Terry Beason was racing Slinger Stingers in the early to mid 90s and he ended up blowing an engine and couldn’t afford to buy another, so I bought it. That’s actually how I got my number; he was #53, so I just kept it. What …

10 Questions with…Steve Apel

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the Schroeder’s Simplicity #51 Super Late Model Tomorrow night the 2019 Super Late Model Champion will be crowned. Apel holds a 48 point lead over Brad Mueller, and a 52 point lead over Alex Prunty. Mathematically, it is possible for any of them to win the championship! Go to the track website, select Fan Info on the …

10 Questions with…Scott Hoeft

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the #00 Super Beez Join us for the Race for Autism Awareness tomorrow night, as the Hobby Stocks, and some extra Super Beez, invade Slinger Super Speedway! How did you get into racing? My parents had been taking me to the track since I was little. Then they bought me a go-kart when I was nine years …

10 Questions with…Tracy Neu

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the #15 VW “Bug” Slinger Bee Join us for Healing Elements Day Spa Ladies Night tomorrow night! The first 200 Ladies through the gate get a goodie bag! Special “Ladies Night in the Suite” tickets are available for purchase – contact lynn@slingersuperspeedway.com for more info. How did you get into racing? I feel like I have been …

10 Questions With…Brad Kossow

Driver of the Oscar Mike Foundation #12 Super Late Model How did you get into racing? My dad started racing at Lake Geneva when I was about 10 and I was quickly drawn in. Saturdays at the racetrack were some of my best childhood memories. At 14 I began driving Allison Legacy cars at tracks around the Midwest. Towards the …

10 Questions with…Steve “Zoro” Zoromski

#mytrackmyroots Driver of the #20 Super Beez How did you get into racing? I’d been a fan of the racetrack for many years, and always said I wanted to race a car. I just didn’t know how to get into it. Then my nephew, Paul Reagles [#25], started racing in the Bees. One day he said, “You should take my …

10 Questions with…Lynn Wagner

Slinger Super Speedway PR/Marketing Coordinator & Questioner for 10 Questions The Questioner role is being filled by Todd Thelen today. 1. Do you have a family member that raced or was on a race team? If not what attracted you to racing? When I was a kid, my Uncle Denny (Duehning) worked at the track. Every Sunday, he would pick …

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. …