For Steve Dorer, racing at the Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin is all about the competition.
The high level of fender-banging action of Midwestern Super Late Model racing is what brings the Florida resident back to his home area – he was born in Michigan – throughout the short track racing season. The 44-year-old logs just as many miles getting to tracks as he does on them in search of the next opportunity to showcase himself, his No. 10 racecars and his Racecar Engineering business that plastered on the quarter panels.
The next event on his Midwestern want-to-win list is the July 15th SuperSeal Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite at Wisconsin’s Slinger Speedway. A past competitor with fast racecars at Slinger, Dorer is in search of that elusive first victory to add to his Midwestern triumphs.
“For the most part that track is real racy,” said Dorer. “It has a couple lanes of racing and most of the time it’s really fair racing.”
Dorer finished fifth in the 2013 Slinger Nationals and heads in to this year’s event after a good run with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars tour last week. Dorer started fourth and recovered from an incident that sent him to the rear of the field to finish a respectable fifth place.
“Leaving Angola I felt like we could’ve won that race. But if I had to choose one to win, I really want to win the (Slinger) Nationals. So I thought if I had to give one up in order to win the (Slinger) Nationals, then so be it.”
The 2012 Florida United Promoters Late Model Series Champion and Redbud 300 winner at Indiana’s finds himself running more selective events nowadays as opposed to sticking with a particular series. Part of what brings him back to his Midwestern roots is the amount of hard, yet clean, racing action he gets to experience in events like the Slinger Nationals.
“At the end of the day you need to be proud not just of what you’ve done, but how you did it,” added Dorer. “Those guys seem to have a lot of sportsmanship. There’s a lot of people who have lost the drive to do things right. It’s nice to come up here and be treated right and have guys race you clean but hard.”
Fans looking to catch Steve Dorer and other top Super Late Model stars in the Slinger Nationals can purchase tickets now by visiting www.slingerspeedway.com. Can’t make it to the track? 51 TV, a presentation of Speed51.com, will have a live pay-per-view video broadcast that will feature multiple video cameras, a live at-track broadcast team and more. It’s just $19.99 to watch all the excitement of the Slinger Nationals on 51 TV. Click here to order the broadcast now.
– By Mark Keeler, Speed51.com Correspondent.