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 …

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 …