Super Late Model winner Dave Feiler with Miss Slinger Ashley HoffmanBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Sept. 5—Dave Feiler endured several rain delays and the challenges of Lowell Bennett during the Russ Darrow Labor Day Weekend Special Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway before being declared the winner after the skies opened up for a final time on lap 74 of the scheduled 100-lap super late model main event.
Jeff Holtz set the early pace, taking the lead at the drop of the green flag over Feiler, Eric Fransen, Al Schill, and Brad Keith as Conrad Morgan launched a stout high-groove run off turn two to move all the way to third by the second lap. Holtz continued to lead with Feiler in his tracks as Fransen found his rhythm, slipping around Morgan for third place on lap six. Feiler and Fransen began to pressure Holtz for the lead as it appeared Holtz’s car showed more hesitation in the middle of the corners than his challengers. The leader’s slight break in momentum resulted in a soft nudge from behind which crossed up Holtz’s car, sending it up the track and into the concrete upon the exit of turn two, producing a caution flag on lap ten. Feiler led Fransen and Morgan on the restart with Al Schill, Lowell Bennett, and Steven Schultz filling out the top six as racing resumed. After one lap of green flag racing, Bennett worked the inside to advance to fourth as behind him, Jamie Wallace, Brad Mueller, Steve Apel, and Dennis Prunty all battled hard over the sixth spot.