2011

Kyle Busch with Wayne Erickson and Miss Slinger Ashley Hoffmann (All Speedgraphics Photos)Kyle Busch with Wayne Erickson and Miss Slinger Ashley Hoffmann (All Speedgraphics Photos)By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 10—Erasing his late race demons from a year ago, Kyle Busch muscled past Dave Feiler following a restart with 26 laps to go and drove to his first victory in the Miller Lite Nationals 200-lap super late model main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“The restarts were tricky and I didn’t know whether I wanted the bottom or the top as neither one of them was working for me for the first two laps but then my car would really come in,” Busch stated from victory lane after playing cat-and-mouse games with Feiler on several late race restarts before sweeping into the lead for good as racing resumed on lap 174.


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 9—Jeff Holtz led flag to flag to capture the Prelude to the Nationals 40-lap Midwest Sportsman feature event Saturday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.


SLM Feature Winner Dave Feiler with Tim and Pat Keith of Keiths Marina (Speed Graphics Company Photos)SLM Feature Winner Dave Feiler with Tim and Pat Keith of Keiths Marina (Speed Graphics Company Photos)by Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., July 3—Dave Feiler took the lead on lap 64 and drove to victory over Josh Wallace to capture his third super late model feature triumph of the season Sunday night at the Singer Super Speedway in the caution-free Keith’s Marina 85.

“This place is really incredible, “Feiler exclaimed from victory lane, “We’ve had a car just like this all year long but haven’t had very much luck, but we’ll start with three (wins) and we’ll do one at a time or whatever it takes. We’ve just got to take one race at a time and if we do our homework at home and can beat the luck thing, I think we have a really good piece here.”

Josh Wallace launched to the lead from the pole position in the opening laps as Jon Reynolds Jr., Eric Fransen, Ross Kenseth, and Lowell Bennett lined up behind him. Wallace was able to stretch out his advantage as Reynolds and Fransen raced alongside each other for second with Fransen claiming sole possession of the spot by lap five. Fransen made the outside lane work to grab second place and Bennett followed in his tracks, running the high lane to get by Reynolds for third with Jeremy Lepak moving up to challenge in the outer lane. Lepak also made his way around Reynolds as Kenseth also jumped to the top to make his way forward. Further back, Dave Feiler began his trek toward the front, snapping up two positions by working the low line to get around both Steve Apel and Conrad Morgan.


YP.com 70 Feature Winner Steve Apel in Victory
Lane with AT&T The Real Yellow Pages
representatives (Speed Graphics Photos)
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 26—After taking the lead following a late-race restart, Steve Apel held off a hard charging Travis Dassow to win his second super late model feature of the season in the YP.Com 70 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“That’s what everybody comes out here for…to watch awesome racing,” Apel told the crowd from victory lane, “Travis Dassow ran me clean and he could have moved me easily. I gave him the outside and tried to give him as much room as I could. I didn’t want to block him for the win, he had the outside and just didn’t have enough to get out there to get by.”

“Steve (Apel) did exactly what he had to do,” Dassow said after narrowly missing the win, “He knew I had a good car coming off the bottom and he put the car where he needed to be where I couldn’t get around him. We’ve got to work on the car a little bit, but this thing’s a rocketship.”


Super Late Model Feature Winner Jeremy LepakSuper Late Model Feature Winner Jeremy LepakBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 19—Jeremy Lepak and Brad Mueller slugged it out over the final laps of the PMF Landscape Supply Scout Night 75 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway before Lepak edged Mueller by a half car-length for the victory.

“I didn’t want to touch Brad (Mueller), I don’t like racing like that, “Lepak told the crowd after the aggressive battle for the win that saw both drivers leave their marks on each other’s cars, “I wanted to be able to pass him clean, I knew we had the car to do it. I knew if I could get up on his bumper, he was pushing and pushing harder and I knew eventually I could get the run underneath him, I just had to be patient.” “I can’t say I’m real happy with him there at the end, I thought he raced me a lot harder than I raced him, but I think me and Brad are pretty good friends so I think we’ll work this deal out.”


SLM Feature Winner Dave Fieler in Victory
Lane (Speed Graphics Photos)
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 12—Dave Feiler passed Steve Apel with 23 laps to go and held on to win his second feature victory of the season in the US Army Reunion Night 70-lap super late model main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

“Steve (Apel) was guarding the bottom a little bit but when he was coming off the corner, he was letting it go all the way to the wall,” Feiler stated describing the winning pass afterwards, “He’s a great racer and I backed off and let him collect himself and he held onto it and I just set him up coming out of turn two.”

“The guys gave me a good car again, it just wasn’t the car to win, “Apel said following his second runner-up finish in as many weeks. “He (Feiler) definitely had the better car tonight.”


Wayne Freimund Late Model
Feature Winner
By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., June 5—Jeremy Lepak held off a hard charging Steve Apel to win the Ewald Automotive 70-lap super late model main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway to capture his second feature win of the season.

“That’s why you never give up,” Lepak told the crowd from victory lane after Apel closed to his rear bumper in the final laps, “After we got past the lapped cars I think I used up my right front (tire) running the outside trying to get around those guys and he (Apel) put the hammer down and did the only thing he could which was to get up on my bumper and hope I screwed up, but I think my experience paid off right there and I didn’t panic.”

“I knew Lepak was there and I was watching him in the mirror the whole race, “Apel explained following his runner-up finish, “I knew he had a fast car and once I bobbled a little bit and he got underneath me, I gave him the inside and I figured I would try to save my tires for the end and just jump in behind him and follow him, I’m not sure if I would have beat him but we were there and that’s all that matters. Maybe one of these times I can get him”