10 Questions with…James Swan

Driver of the #97 Midwest Truck Series Entry Quite possibly the most excited person about the return of the trucks to Slinger tomorrow! How did you get into racing? My parents took me to Lake Geneva Raceway when I was 5 years old; we ended up moving closer to the track when I was 7 years old and my brother …

10 Questions with…Mike Reichenberger

Midwest Truck Series Driver returning to Slinger Speedway this Sunday for the first time in 27 years! How did you get into racing? I got into racing because of my dad; he was doing it and I fell in love with it. Forty-three years later I am still doing it. I am not that old, lol. I Started at 15; …

Hunter Graham #707

Do you ever wonder what happens when you give 10 questions to a Johnson and Sons Paving Bandolero driver? Here’s how it goes, let me introduce you to Hunter Graham #707 By: Katlyn Hall, PR/Marketing Intern How did you get into racing?It’s a family tradition. My great-grandpa and grandpa raced a long time ago. My dad grew up involved in …

10 Questions with…Jason Stark

Driver of the #81 602 Late Model The 602 Outlaw Late Model Tour hits the high banks this weekend for the first time! How did you get into racing? My dad and my grandpa. My dad raced Hobby Stocks when I was a kid, then a Late Model, and a Sportsman at the end, and my grandpa raced a bunch …

10 Questions with… Season Bennett

Driver of the #22 SODA Quad and UTV Come out this Friday and/or Saturday to see another member of the Bennett racing family take on the high banks! How did you get into racing? From my dad actually! I started at the age of 7.5 for drag racing; I drag raced Junior Dragster until I was 18, then took a …

10 Questions with…Riley Stenjem

Driver of the #77 Super Late Model 2022 Kulwicki Driver Development Program Finalist How did you get into racing? I’ve really grown up watching racing quite a bit. My dad didn’t race when I was kid, but he raced right out of high school and then he quit to go on the road working. So I kind of had a …

10 Questions with…Robbie Reiser

1983 Mini Stock Champion 1991, 1992, 1993 Super Late Model Champion Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame, Class of 2014 Slinger Speedway Wall of Fame, Class of 2018 How did you get into racing? My dad and my grandpa raced together in the Modifieds from 1958 to 1970 and then in 1971 they switched to Late Models. My dad …

10 Questions with Daniel Calhoun

Driver of the #4 Sportsman 2021 Sportsman Rookie-of-the-Year How did you get into racing? I live in the same town as Rick Corso, and my dad’s been helping Rick since he started racing back in ‘89. I’ve been going to the races with them and my dad decided one day to put me in his car and I liked it …

10 Questions with…Jason Clope

Driver of the #3 Slinger Bee 2021 Slinger Bee Rookie-of-the-Year How did you get into racing? My grandpa and I used to watch NASCAR races probably ever since I was three, and I just loved watching them. We finally were able to get into go-karting a couple years back, and did that for two years. So really my grandpa is …

10 Questions with…Tyler Schley

Driver of the #6 Modified and the # Late Model 2021 Slinger Super Speedway Finish Line Bar & Grill Modified Champion How did you get into racing? To make a long story short, my dad coached Parker Klumb in football. After Parker was killed, Kathy Fies started the Memorial Go-Kart deal. At that point I wasn’t racing so dad got …

11 Questions with…Ayrton Brockhouse

(pronounced “air-i-ton”) Driver of the #12 Bandolero 2021 Slinger Speedway Bandolero Champion How did you get into racing? When I was still in diapers, I used to ride 4-wheelers and anything motorized around our house and shop. My Dad put me in a 1/4 midget at age four and we raced at Little Elko where I got many wins. What …

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 …

10 Questions with…Luke Fenhaus

Driver of the #4 Super Late Model 2021 Super Late Model Champion 2021 Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) Finalist How did you get into racing? I got into racing from my family. My cousin raced snowmobiles on ice oval when I was young. My dad raced before him and my grandpa raced before both of them. I was also involved …

10 Questions with…Axel Oldenhoff

Driver of the #29 Bandolero How did you get into racing? It runs in my family. My dad raced in the Sportsman class, my Uncle Nick races at Beaver Dam and my Great Uncle is Scott Null. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? I like the high banking and the fast speed. Who do you need to thank? …

10 Questions with…Colin Saegert

Driver of the #28 Finish Line Sales & Service Super Beez What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? I grew up around racing with my dad and his buddies. But once I became friends with Zach Greer, he pushed me to get my own car and start racing for myself. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? What’s …

10 Questions With…Kendall “The Hammerhead” Becker

Driver of the 20x Slinger Bee How did you get into racing? Well, I’ve been watching my Dad [Shane Becker, #20 Figure 8] for as long as I can remember; he has always inspired me to be a racer. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? There is so much about Slinger I like…the high banks, the speeds, but …

10 Questions with…Mason and Markus Obermeyer

Drivers of the #93 and #44 Bandoleros How did you get into racing? Markus: My dad Mason: Same. When I was four, I started saying I wanted to race. Markus wanted to race because I started and he saw how fun it was. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? Markus: The high banking Mason: It’s my hometown track …

10 Questions with…Ryan Craine

Driver of the #99 Late Model How did you get into racing? I grew up two miles from Slinger Speedway and spent most Sundays at the track. I helped a few different people in the pits. When I was 18, I started working in Briggs and Stratton motorsports (Kart Racing Engine Division) and started racing Karts in the Midwest Sprint …

10 Questions with…Bill Tandetzke

Driver/Car Owner/Sponsor in the Modified Division How did you get into racing? My Dad took us to Shawano or State Park Speedway when we were kids. I have been hooked on racing ever since I was 8 years old, and knew that I wanted to race as soon as I was old enough. What do you like about Slinger Super …

10 Questions with…Sean Eurick

Driver of the 97 American Super Cup How did you get into racing? My dad was into cars. I watched the movie “Cars” at 2 ½ and became obsessed with racing from that day. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? I love the high banks and the speed through the turns. It’s a very wide track with lots …

10 Questions with…Brad Keith

Driver of the #48 Super Late Model Part of the Keith’s Marina Race Against Cancer Benefitting Chix4ACause How did you get into racing? When I was a junior in high school, there was an Enduro car and pickup truck combination for sale on the Wal-Mart bulletin board. As crazy as that sounds. My buddies and I were drinking beer and …

10 Questions with…Brett Butler

Driver of the #7 Sportsman How did you get into racing? I got into racing out of high school, starting with drag racing for a couple of years. Then I joined the military and that took up most of my time. After that I worked with Dale Kiley-Schaefer at Fuel and he kind of talked me into it, coached me …

10 Questions with Jack Stern

Driver of the #26 Late Model How did you get into racing? I went to Slinger Speedway when I was about 17. Not long after, my brother and I saw Rick Schaefer’s #31 thunderstock on the side of the road for sale. Without having a clue what we were doing, we bought it and took it to the track. We …

10 Questions With…Zach Greer

2020 Super Beez Rookie of the Year How did you get into racing? I’ve always had kind of a mechanical background and I’ve always watched a lot of racing growing up. I have a lot of friends like Jake Schraufnagel, Zach Braun, and Dale Kiley-Schaefer who race. When I came into Slinger High School and started hanging out with them, …

10 Questions with…Haylee Flairty

Driver of the #08 Bandolero and the #08 Memorial Go-Kart How did you get into racing? My dad used to race, before I was born, and we’ve always gone to the racetrack. I started out with go-karting. When I saw Bandoleros, they just looked really fun! Describe the Bandolero division. It’s a really fast go-kart! It’s in a car form, …

10 Questions with…Jacob Vanoskey

Driver of the #84 Super Late Model and Late Model How did you get into racing? I started going when I was three; my dad and uncle would take me to Slinger every week. I started driving at 14 with the 4-cylinder and it went from there to Midwest Sportsman, Late Model, and then Super Late Model. What do you …

10 Questions with Jon Reynolds, Jr

Late Model “Driver X” Slinger Super Speedway Late Model Champion 2007, 2008 How did you get into racing? My dad. He raced my whole life, so growing up that’s all I knew. My dad got it from his dad, so I’m truly a third generation racer. What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway? Fast! Everything about it…it’s very challenging …

10 Questions with…Cale Heinonen and Chase Heinonen

Memorial Go-Kart (MGK) Drivers Stop at Kettle Moraine Bowl in Slinger today for the 10th Annual MGK Swap Meet and Wes Biswell Memorial Car Show from 9-1! Free Admission! Brat Fry benefitting MGK! Tell us a little about yourself. Cale: My name is Cale Heinonen. I drive the #17 Wiedmeyer Express kart. I am 14 years old and started racing …

10 Questions with…Rahn Sewell from The Finish Line Bar & Grill

2020 Bar Car Champion How did you get into racing? In 1973, my mom and dad’s first date was at Slinger Super Speedway. That was my first racetrack experience (I was three). It made quite the impact…standing by the fence watching cars go around. I must have thought they were going 1000 miles per hour! In 2021, The Finish Line …

10 Questions with…Rick Bruskiewicz

2020 Figure 8 Champion How did you get into racing? I started with Spectator racing in 1998, then went to the Slinger rental cars [now the Bar Cars]. Then my buddy, Frank Verhunce, got a Bee and we shared that. We moved to Team Cruisers, and when those ended I turned the car into a Thunderstock. In 2007 I moved …

10 Questions with…Mark Fogel

2020 Slinger Sixers Champion How did you get into racing? My dad and my grandfather both raced for years and I grew up going to their races. My dad did the Team Cruisers back when they had that division. When they brought it back [in 2019], I kind of talked him into doing it with me, and that’s how I …

10 Questions with…Dennis Frings

Car Builder/Owner Class of 2008 – Southeastern WI Short Track Hall of Fame How did you get into racing? My dad liked racing back when coupes, hard tops…whatever you want to call them, took over from the midgets. We built a ‘34 Ford and raced it and then we built a couple of ‘37 Fords and raced at Beaver Dam …