Tuesday, April 26, 2016

1st Heat Race Win, and 8th Place Feature Finish in Debut @ Slinger Speedway in a Super!

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This weekend was the first time Alex have ever raced the Super Late at Slinger. It rained most of the morning, but after practice was done, we looked to be a solid top 10 car borderline top 5. In qualifying, Alex learned from his mistake last week at the Dells, and had a better idea of what this new 10" tire we are now on will do, and just BARELY missed fast time! Fast time was an 11.24, we qualified 6th with a 11.28! Some pretty tight times for the 33 car field!

By qualifying in the top 6, we were in the "Fast Dash" (The 6 fastest cars in the division for 10 laps). We started on the pole, and his my first attempt, we were able to hold off Steve Apel (3 time& defending Super Late Model Track Champion @ Slinger) and Brad JJ Mueller (3 time Super Late Model Track Champion) for his first career Fast Dash win in his 1st Attempt!
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​We were very conservative with adjustments on the car after heat race, because we had never ran a feature at slinger before in this division. The car was a touch tight in the heat race, but we opted to leave it and see what changes as the tires wear. After leading the first 3 laps, the car got too tight for Alex to race for the lead in the bottom, and we just started logging laps. He ran 6th most of the race, and toward the end, he had a little issue with lapped traffic. Ended up 8th. Still not bad for a rookie! We beat A TON of good cars, and had a lot of fun doing so!

We also made the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newspaper! Check it out! http://www.jsonline.com/sports/autoracing/376918351.html

Also, here are highlites from the race!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdLYvayfGd0&feature=youtu.be

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