11:15
Special thanks to Racecar Engineering for their support of tonight’s Slinger Nationals 200. 
11:15
11:15
Thanks everyone for joining us tonight. There are no changes to the full field rundown we posted earlier. 
11:13
Comment From Hacker

Way to go Matt & Pathfinder Chassis!!!!! One Hot Ride!! 

11:13
Comment From ProwdRowdyFan

Thanks to Kathy Rowdy F. founder of our Kyle Busch fanpage she informed us of you guys!!! 

11:13
Comment From Hacker

Ross too!!! in that awsome Pathfinder!! 

11:13
Comment From Guest

Congrats to Matt with the win!! And a 3rd for his son, Ross! Way To Go! 

11:12
Kyle Busch refused to talk to talk over the PA or media. 
11:11
Matt Kenseth becomes the first six-time winner of the Slinger Nationals. 
11:07
Comment From Ron

Thanks to Speed51 for the coverage. I enjoyed following. Congrats to Matt Kenseth on the win! 

11:05
11:01
Comment From Michael Dillon

Hope Kyle took notice of Becca tonight and maybe give her a shot in the truck some day!!! 

11:01
Comment From ChuckAtl

Possible future teammates finish 1-2 

11:01
Comment From Gary in San Diego

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Great job Matt! AND 51.com! Thank you! 

11:01
Comment From Mary

Becca showed she can race with the big boys tonight! Just 23 laps of car were needed tonight. 

11:01
Comment From Nyte18

congrats to Matt .. wish I could have been there, sounded like a great race … Rowdy will get him back here next year 😉 thanks for the great coverage speed51.com … you guys rock!! 

11:01
Comment From Mary Ann B.

Congrats to Matt from a big fan in NJ! Great finish with Ross finishing 3rd! 

11:01
Comment From Judy in Wales, WI

Nice job Rob Braun of Wales, WI…and the ageless Al Schill!!! 

10:57
Getitng pics. 
10:57
21-24
Eric Fransen
Matt Kocourek
Dale Prunty
Steve Apel 
10:57
16-20
Lowell Bennett
Jeremy Lepak
Steve Dorer
Mike Egan
James Swan 
10:56
11-15
Ryan DeStefano
Jeff Holtz
Tommy Hromadka
Becca Kasten
Brad Mueller
10:56
6-10
Rob Braun
Rich Loch
Josh Wallace
Al Schill
Dennis Prunty 
10:55
Unofficial rundown.

Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Ross Kenseth
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle

10:54
Comment From Michael Dillon

SOOOO sorry for Becca thought she had a third in the bag! way to go girl!!! 

10:54
Kenseth wins his sixth Nationals. 
10:54
Comment From Guest

Lot of attrition..to bad Becca, great run. Mike from New Smyrna 

10:54
Comment From ProwdRowdyFan

It’s time to get “rowdy” Go Busch!!! 

10:54
White flag for Kenseth. 
10:54
Now 0.821 
10:53
Five laps to go. Lead is 0.652 
10:53
6 to go for Kenseth. 
10:53
Lead is growing. 
10:53
7 to go. 
10:53
0.545 between Matt and Kyle. 
10:52
10 to go for Matt Kenseth. 
10:52
12 to go…Matt has a two car length lead. 
10:51
Matt has about a car length with 13 to go. 
10:51
Is Busch waiting to make his winning move on Kenseth or does Matt have what it takes? 15 to go. 
10:50
20 to go…Matt leads over Busch with Bilderback in third. Ross is fourth. Braun fifth. 
10:50
Kenseth gets the lead over Busch. 
10:50
Green is out and Kenseth is tryign for the lead. 
10:49
13 cars on track. 9 cars on the lead lap. 
10:48
We have 24 laps to go. Busch, Matt, Bilderback, Ross, Bickle, Braun, Loch, Wallace, Schill. 
10:47
Kasten broke the motor and is done for the day. 
10:47
This is caution #14. Report is that an axle came off of Prunty’s car. 
10:46
Caution flies on lap 177. Dennis Prunty spins. Kasten goes to the pits. 
10:45
Lap 175 – leaders up on lap traffic. 
10:45
Gap is about .4 from Busch to Matt. 
10:45
Comment From Karen

I’m cheering go both 51’s go KB and Becca 

10:45
Comment From MKensethFan84

Nice call! Thx for the coverage from us in Las Vegas. 

10:45
About two car lengths separate Kasten and Bilderback. 
10:44
Comment From Michael Dillon

Must be thrilling for Becca to be running with Matt and Kyle!!! 

10:44
Matt is staying close to Busch. About a car length separates the two. 
10:44
Lap 170 – Busch, Matt, Kasten, Bilderback, Ross, Bickle, Braun, Dennis Prunty. 
10:43
About a second and a half from Matt to Kasten. 
10:43
Lap 165 – Busch has a 0.532 second lead. 
10:43
Lap 164 – Ross on the inside of Bickle for fifth. 
10:43
Matt is staying within a car length of Busch. Kasten has a little gap over Bilderback. 
10:42
Busch gets away from Kenseth with 41 to go. 
10:42
Matt and Busch battlind for the lead. Kasten in third with Bilderback on her bumper. 
10:41
Kenseth hanging with Busch on the inside with 155 completed. 
10:41
14 cars on the track. 11 on the lead lap. 
10:41
About to go green. 
10:40
Busch, Matt, Kasten, Bickle, Ross is the top five with 47 to go. 
10:40
Comment From Mary

Bob and Angie… THANK YOU FOR KASTEN #51! 

10:40
Comment From Guest

#slingernationals is now a top trend on twitter!! 

10:40
Comment From ProwdRowdyFan

Let’s go Rowdy!!!!! Tks 51.com!!! 

10:39
When they first announced that Matt had to go the rear, the crowd gave a very loud boo. 
10:39
Busch is electing to re-start on the outside. 
10:39
Comment From Nyte18

I like the ruling, even though I want KB to win, Matt was right, great that the guys there are willing to overturn things like that 

10:39
The car that was turned was a lap down and was not moving out of the way. Was given the move over flag and did not follow the flag. That was the call. 
10:38
Ruling has been overturned. Kenseth will stay in second. 
10:37
Matt said on the radio that he will not go. He is saying that it was a lap car that didn’t get out of the way. 
10:36
Caution flies on lap 153. Holtz spins as Matt Kenseth made contact with him. Holtz was a lap car racing with the leader. Not sure if they will send Kenseth to the rear. They are sending him to the rear. 
10:34
Comment From J. Bittner

Great coverage tonight! Thanks a ton! GO 45! 

10:34
Comment From The Dude

Thanks for all the updates….go JJ Mueller! 

10:34
Kenseth is within 0.614 seconds of Busch. 
10:34
They are side by side in front of Busch. 
10:33
Lap 150 – Busch, Matt, Kasten, Bickle, Ross, Prunty, Bilderback, Braun, Wallace, Loch. 
10:33
Busch is coming upon lap traffic. 
10:32
Lap 145 – Busch has a 1.986 second lead. 
10:32
Now 2.284 
10:32
The gap from Busch to Kenseth is 2.396. 
10:32
Lap 140 – Ross gets by Prunty for fifth. 
10:31
Kenseth is slowly is tracking down Busch. 
10:31
Comment From Tom

Thanks www.speed51.com for the coverage tonight! I’m jumping between your site and Twitter for some great updates!!! 

10:31
Lap 137 – Ross looking on the outside of Prunty for fifth. 
10:30
Lap 135 – Schill is now going slow. and falling back. 
10:30
Report on Mueller…engine expired. 
10:30
Lap 130 – Busch, Matt, Kasten, Bickle, Prunty, Ross, Schill, Bilderback, Braun, Wallace. 
10:29
Lap 127 – Mueller is off pace and pulls to the infield. 
10:29
126 laps in the books. 
10:28
Busch is getting about a tenth of a second bigger lead each lap. 
10:28
Busch has a 2.373 second lead over Kenseth. 
10:28
Lap 120 – Kasten makes a strong move on the inside passes Prunty and gets by Bickle to third. 
10:27
Lap 117 – Matt and Bickle battle for second. Prunty is there with them. Kenseth gets second. 
10:27
Lap 115 – Matt on the inside of Bickle for second. Bickle holds. Prunty passes Kasten for fourth. 
10:26
Lap 112 – Busch, Bickle, Matt, Kasten, Dennis Prunty 
10:26
Comment From Lenny

Go Kasten 

10:26
Busch opens up a one second lead over Bickle. 
10:25
Becca Kasten to fourth. 
10:25
Busch back to the lead. Bickle settles for second. 
10:25
Bickle lead lap 104 and Busch 105. 
10:24
Busch restarting on the outside again. but Bickle won’t let him get the jump. We have a battle for the lead. 
10:24
Comment From iceracer45 

45 is usually very quick the second half, From slinger in Detroit tonite …. 

10:23
Top ten – Busch, Bickle, Matt, Braun, Kasten, Ross, Dennis Prunty, Schill, Mueller, Loch, Wallace, DeStefano, Bilderback (all lead lap cars) 
10:22
Bennett said on the radio that he either lost his rear axle or differential. 
10:22
Comment From Mike

Go get ’em Richie! 

10:22
Around 2pm, it was 88 degrees, it is now 70. 
10:21
Comment From Jeremy Lepak Racing PR

Thanks for the coverage tonight guys. Wish I was there cheering on my friend but this is the next best thing. 

10:21
Caution flies on lap 103 as Lowell Bennett comes to a stop on the infield in the backstretch. 
10:21
Comment From Gingotts

I’ll root for Matt Kenseth whatever he’s driving, wherever he’s driving it. Thanks for helping me keep up with Matt and Ross from NY. 

10:20
Lap 103- Bickle on the inside of Kenseth and takes over second. 
10:20
Green is out and Busch gets the same jump on the outside like on the last re-start. 
10:20
99 laps to go with one to go. 
10:20
Comment From shawn U #2

wish i could be there tonight, on labor watch with the wife ! 

10:19
Field is doubled up…and Busch is re-starting on the outside. 
10:19
Comment From Rod Brown

I think its great to see the NASCAR guys come and race the locals, like they did back in the day 

10:19
Sounds like everyone made changes. Everyone was practicing during the heat of the day. It is cooler now. 
10:19
Comment From Christina

wishing i was there so bad but at least i know what going on because of these constant updates. Thanks. 

10:18
Comment From Shirley

Just started following short track on Speed 51.com. This is GREAT! Thank you! 

10:18
Comment From Steve Kidney

Thanks to speed 51 for letting us keep up with our driver Steve Dorer racecar engineering 

10:18
Comment From Mark & Crystal K 

Thank you Speed 51 for this great coverage. Mark & Crystal in Tenn 

10:18
10:18
Comment From Karen

Thank you for covering these short track races.KB fan in NY..go speed51.com

10:18
Comment From wristpin 

thanks to the sponsor that makes this possible 

10:17
Comment From MKensethFan84

All for both Kenseths! Let’s get em! 

10:17
Comment From Chad 

Awesome job to all the guys at SPEED51!! 

10:16
Cars are back out and we are about to finish the 33rd Annual Slinger Nationals. 
10:15
Comment From sportsman12 

Thanks for the coverage speed51..listening here in Snowball Derby country as always..next best thing to being there.. 

10:14
Comment From Jason Jefferson 

Thanks so much for the coverage!! Short trackers dream race and able to keep up on speed51 is awesome! 

10:14
Comment From Racing Electronics 

Awesome job Speed51.com as always – Good luck to all our customer’s! 

10:14
Sorry about that last comment. Hit the wrong button and it popped up. Zach…it is great that these NASCAR drivers come to compete at local tracks. You don’t see other athletes in other sports doing this. 
10:13
Comment From Brett McCoy 

Go 45! 

10:12
Comment From Bob & Angie Dillner 

We are excited about Becca Kasten wheeling our #51 back to the front. Way to go team! 

10:12
Two minutes to go in the break. 
10:12
There is no radio coverage for tonight’s event. This is it. 
10:11
Comment From Nyte18 

really appreciate speed51.com running these races, I’m a KB fan on the west coast & this is the only way I can ever be part of his short track racing 

10:11
Comment From Judy in Wales, Wi 

Great coverage Speed51! Love to see my locals…old and new…battle the stars!! 

10:11
There are about 14 crew members working on Brad JJ Mueller’s car. 
10:10
Rob Braun is getting coaching from Dave Feiler during the break. Four minutes to go in the break. 
10:09
Comment From Curtis and Jan Miller

Great coverage we are listening in Atlanta GA 

10:09
Comment From Adam

Nice to see two future team mates going at it for the top spot nice 

10:09
10:09
Comment From Michael Dillon

Looks like a good job from BeccaKasten to get back into the top ten, way to go girl! 

10:09
Comment From Envy Suspension

Sounds like the best asphalt race u can watch these days! I was there in 2006 when Matt came from the rear a few times due to ignition troubles. NOW THAT WAS A GREAT SHOW 

10:08
Bickle takes the blame for getting into Fransen which sent him to the rear. He said that he had to go to the back and put a show on for the fans. He is up to fourth. 
10:07
14 cars are on the lead lap. 
10:06
Here is the unofficial rundown at the halfway break…

51 – Busch
17 – Matt Kenseth
98 – Braun
45 – Bickle
25 – Ross Kenseth
51 – Becca Kasten
14 – Schill
42 – Dennis Prunty
2 – Bennett
55 – Loch
89 – Mueller
8 – Josh Wallace
0 – Ryan DeStefano
2 – Bilderback
40 – Lepak (-1)
10 – Dorer (-1)
3 – Hromadka (-1)
38 – Holtz (-1)
89 – Egan (-32)
97 – Swan (-57)
5 – Fransen (-58)
43 – Kocourek (-73)
17 – Prunty (-78)
16 – Apel (-82) 

10:01
Caution flies on lap 101. 
10:01
Lap 100 is completed. White flag for the break. 
10:00
Busch has a 1.298 second lead over Kenseth. 
10:00
99 completed. 
10:00
Lap 97 – Bickle to fourth and sets his sights on Braun. 
10:00
Lap 95 – Bickle is looking to get by Schill for fourth. Sticks his nose to the inside. 
9:59
Busch is pulling away, Matt may be saving his tires. He is secured in second. 
9:59
Seven laps away from the break. 
9:59
Lap 90 – Busch has a three car length lead over Matt. 
9:58
Busch makes a strong move on the outside and takes the lead. 
9:58
Coming to the green 
9:57
We are 13 away from the break. 
9:57
Comment From Steve Kidney 

Tell Bob we are glad to see the track in angola open again now can have one of these races there 

9:56
check that caution flies on 88. Top ten – Matt, Busch, Braun, Schill, Dennis Prunty, Ross, Mueller, Kasten, Loch. 
9:55
Lap 89 caution flies as Hromadka spins on his own in turn three. 
9:54
86 completed and it appears that the battle for lead has settled. But Bickle is working on Schill for fourth on the outside. 
9:54
Lap 81 – Busch gives a car length to Kenseth. Wonder if Busch is trying to cool the engine and tires? 
9:53
Comment From Terri H

Keepin up with the race here, on speed51.com, all the way from Vegas. Would love to watch Matt race with Ross in this race! Maybe next year! (sigh!) 

9:53
Lap 79 – Bickle back in the top five as he gets around Dennis Prunty. 
9:53
Busch is all over Kenseth but cannot get around him. 
9:52
77 completed. 
9:52
Busch on the outside. But gets behind him and tries the inside but Matt shuts the door. 
9:52
Green is out. Matt gets a slight jump. 
9:51
Top ten – Matt, Busch, Braun, Schill, Dennis Prunty, Ross, Bickle, Bennett, Mueller, DeStefano. 
9:50
Lap 73- Busch on the inside of Matt. BUT…guess what…the caution is out. Bilderback around in turn four. Caution #10. 
9:49
The two NASCAR stars are battling for the lead. Kenseth goes back to the lead. The crowd cheers. Busch is on his bumper. 
9:49
Green is out…here we go. 
9:48
Top ten – Matt, Busch, Schill, Braun, Dennis Prunty, Ross, Bickle, Bennett, Mueller, Bilderback. 
9:48
Hi Bob!!! Get on Dillner One and come up for the finish!!! 
9:47
Comment From Bob & Angie Dillner 

We are in Indoana tonight watching coverage of one of the coolest short track events in the country on Speed51.com. Wish we could be there with all the great fans. Great job to the 51 team. 

9:47
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch will be side-by-side on the double file re-start. This will be fun. 
9:47
Caution flies on lap 71. Something happened to Mike Egan’s car. 
9:46
There is a break at lap 100. 
9:46
70 laps completed out of 200. 
9:46
Matt’s lead is now at 1.447 seconds over Busch. 
9:46
Dennis Prunty goes to fifth with 67 laps in. 
9:46
Busch is looking for two National wins in a row. Matt is looking for his record setting seventh. 
9:45
Margin is staying about 1.7 seconds between Matt and Busch. 
9:45
60 laps of 200 complete. Matt, Busch, Schill Bennett, Braun…Top five. 
9:44
Busch just knocked two tenths. off. 
9:44
Matt has a 1.923 second lead over Busch. 
9:44
Lap 55 – Busch has had enough. He gets second and is pulling away. 
9:43
Busch and the 67-year-old veteran are putting on a show. 
9:43
Matt has a 1.5 second lead over second. 
9:43
But Schill is back on the inside. 
9:42
Lap 50 – Busch has second and is setting his sights on Kenseth. 
9:42
Lap 48 – Busch to the outside of Schill for second. 
9:42
Matt, Schill and Busch are nose to tail with 47 in the books. 
9:41
Green is back out on lap 45. 
9:41
Report on Fransen, no fuel pick up. 
9:41
Top Ten – Matt, Schill, Busch, Bennett, DeStefano, Lepak, Ross, Prunty, Bilderback. 
9:40
I may need to load up on caffeine for the drive home. 
9:39
Fransen is slow on the track. Caution flies. 
9:39
Lap 43 – Busch to third. 
9:39
Lap 42 – Busch on the inside of Bennett for third. 
9:38
Lap 39 – DeStefano working the inside of Ross for 7th. 
9:38
Lap 37 – Busch by Braun for fourth. 
9:37
Green is out. Kenseth leads but Schill is there. 
9:36
Remember Rob Braun won the qualifier race to make the show. 
9:36
Top Ten – Matt, Schill, Bennett, Braun, Busch, Ross, DeStefano, Lepak, Holtz, Dennis Prunty. 
9:36
Kasten has a flat left rear tire. Heading to the pits. 
9:35
Officials are saying that Kasten and Dorer got together, both the rear. Dorer goes to the pits. 
9:35
Lap 36 – Josh Wallace appeared to check up in turn four causing Steve Dorer to spin. 
9:34
Lap 34 – Busch looked to the outside of Braun for fourth, but can’t make the move. 
9:34
Lap 31- Schill vaults to second. Busch is moving to the front. Up to fifth. 
9:33
Green is back out and Kenseth vaults to the lead. Schill on the inside of Bennett for second. 
9:32
Kenseth, Bennett, Schill, Braun, Ross, Busch, Holtz, DeStefano, Dennis Prunty, Lepak, Josh Wallace, That is your top-ten. 
9:32
Matt Kenseth is looking for his sixth title. 
9:31
Water came from Matt Kocourek’s car. He is done for the night. 
9:31
Caution flies on lap 30 as there is a report of water in turns one and two. They are looking to see who is leaking water. 
9:30
Matt shuts the door on Bennett and is leading. 
9:30
Schill to third. 
9:30
Bennett is keeping Matt on the outside. 
9:30
Lap 25…Matt Kenseth is the new leader as he is getting a strong run off the corners. 
9:29
Kenseth is working the outside of Bennett for the lead. 
9:29
Green is back out. 
9:29
One to go…we need a long green flag run. 
9:28
Spotters are asking the pace car to pic up the pace as some are overheating. 
9:28
23 laps completed. Bickle is not happy on his radio. 
9:27
Comment From P1 Autosports 

Thanks for the update… not what I wanted to hear but your doing a kick ass job!! This is great thanks to the sponsors 

9:26
Bennett, Matt, Fransen, Ross, Schill, Busch, Braun, Holtz, Dennis Prunty 
9:25
Lap 22 – Matt is about a half car length ahead. But Fransen gets loose in turn two and spins. Another caution. They are saying that Bickle got into Fransen to cause the spin. Dale Prunty got collected in a melee and will need to go on the hook. 
9:23
Green is out and Bennett to the lead while Matt battles Fransen for second. 
9:23
19 of 200 completed. 
9:23
Bennett, Fransen, Matt, Ross, Bickle, Schill, Braun, Holtz, Dennis Prunty, Loch, Lepak. 
9:22
The report from the pits, he broke his rear end. 
9:21
Steve Apel comes to a stop in turn two. Caution comes out…Apel moves and heads to the pits. 
9:21
Lap 18 – Matt clears Ross for fourth. 
9:20
Lap 16 – Fransen gets by Ross for third. Matt is battling Ross on the outside for fourth. 
9:20
Busch behind Matt and Bickle. 
9:20
Lap 13 – Apel back to the lead. Matt on the outside of Bickle for fifth. 
9:19
Green flies this time. Apel and Bennett stay side by side. 
9:19
Apel gets a good jump…but the starter didn’t like that start. We are going to try again. 
9:18
Green is back out on lap 12. 
9:18
On the radio, Lowell Bennett is saying his car is real tight on the high side. 
9:17
Top ten – Apel, Bennett, Ross, Fransen, Bickle, Matt, Busch, Schill, Braun, Loch. 
9:16
Caution Lap 12 – Michael Bilderback and James Swan makes contact in four, turning Swan around. 
9:16
Lap 11- Apel back to the point with Bennett on his bumper. Fransen on the outside of Kenseth for third. 
9:15
Apel and Bennett bring the field back to green. 
9:14
They do double file restarts, no cone. 
9:13
Apel, Bennett, Ross, Fransen, Bickle, Swan, Matt, Busch, Bilderback, Schill is your top-ten. 
9:12
Caution Lap 10 – Josh Wallace spins in turn four. 
9:12
Lap 9 – Bennett on the inside of Ross for second. Takes the spot. Fransen is following. 
9:12
Lap 7 – Apel leads that lap on the outside. 
9:11
Green is back out. Kenseth and Apel battle for the lead. 
9:10
Caution came on lap 6. Five laps completed. 
9:10
Ross Kenseth, Apel, Bennett, Fransen, Swan, Bickle, Matt Kenseth, Bilderback, Busch, Schill, Loch, Wallace, DeStefano, Braun, Holtz, Dorer, Egan, Dennis Prunty, Dale Prunty, Lepak, Hromadka, Kocourek, Mueller, Kasten. 
9:08
They are saying that Kasten got into Mueller, she will be going to the rear. Mueller has some damage on his left rear quarter panel. Going to the pits to get repaired. 
9:07
CAUTION LAP 5 – Brad JJ Mueller goes around on the inside of turn two. He will re-join the field at the rear. 
9:07
Kenseth up to seventh. 
9:06
Lap 3 – Kenseth, Apel, Bennett, Swan, Fransen. 
9:06
Ross Kenseth takes the lead with Apel behind him in second. 
9:05
Green is out and we are underway. 
9:05
One to go to green!!! 
9:04
Ok…let’s get ready to go racing. 
9:04
9:04
Couple of warm up laps. We are close to starting. But first this message. 
9:03
9:02
Four wide salute coming up 
9:02
Kenseth inside, Swan outside and so on. 
9:00
The command has been made to fire the engines and the field is rolling!!!

Starting lineup again
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Johnny Hmonadka
Jeremy Lepak 

8:59
8:59
8:59
8:58
8:57
Gregg Paul is in the pits and if anything is happening, he will update us. 
8:56
Just have a quick favor before we start typing away during the 200-lap event. Please do not ask me how your favorite driver is doing. I won’t be able to answer those questions. During the cautions, i will try to give a rundown as best as I can. Really appreciate it in advance and thanks for joining us tonight. 
8:53
Are you suggesting they are doing..BBBBBUUUUUSSSSCHHH? 
8:52
Comment From EP 

AHhhhh you know they love Kyle!!! At least they are making noise for him!!! 

8:51
Loud cheer for Matt Kenseth. 
8:50
Kyle Busch got a good mix of cheers and boos. 
8:49
The out of car intros are taking place now. 
8:48
If I get a pic of the bus…will post. 
8:47
WOO HOO…they are introducing the drivers!!!! 
8:47
Hey Luke…scroll down…post some pics of the crowd earlier. Almost a full house. 
8:46
Comment From Luke R 

How does the crowd look there KR? This is the first Sunday Nationals in my memory….should be an awesome turnout! 

8:46
That school bus was going pretty fast around the track too. 
8:46
Comment From Abroever 

Cut off school bus with 24 hot shoes. Pretty awesome 

8:45
Comment From Guest 

Wish Dick was still racing he always put on a good show! 

8:45
Bruce Nuttleman is working on sending me photos of the lineup. Thanks Bruce!! 
8:42
He is about 5’9″. 
8:42
Comment From Matty Sanborn 

Never knew trickle was so short! Or is the other dude wicked tall? 

8:41
Slinger Speedway officials are on the radio trying to get this intros going. 
8:38
Ever want to have fun and a few laughs…spend some time with Dick Trickle and Father Grubba. 
8:36
Comment From Gary in San Diego 

Dick looks good! Thanks for the pic. 

8:35
They are a “tad” behind schedule. 
8:35
Comment From George Jetson 

Though race started at 8:15. 

8:35
The starting grid is lining up for the traditional diagonal formation. 
8:34
8:34
(Bruce Nuttleman Photo) 
8:31
it is his KBM car. 
8:31
Comment From Jim 

Any idea on who funds Rowdy’s short track car without sponsorship on the side? Is it out of his own program with the Nationwide stuff? 

8:31
He usually has a cup of coffee in his hands. 
8:30
Comment From P1 Autosports 

I would have to think the not smoking in 4 years is correct… Every photo today he did not have one 

8:30
His rental car is a Chevy Cruze and he didn’t know how it was a push button starter. 
8:29
Serious…he just said he hasn’t smoked in four years. 
8:29
Comment From Rich in Kenosha 

Is that a joke? 

8:28
Trickle just got a roaring cheer from the crowd. 
8:28
Actually..he quit smoking a couple of years ago. 
8:27
Comment From Jim 

In the smoking section more than likely 

8:27
Thank goodness…they found him. He is walking down the track from the turn four entrance. Dancing to the YMCA that they are playing over the PA. 
8:26
Comment From wisconsite 

IT IS A 6 TIRE RACE, we change two tires at the halfway mark 

8:25
They just made an announcement that they are looking for the Grand Marshal. In other words…they don’t know where Dick Trickle is. 
8:25
200 green flag laps. 
8:25
Comment From Jeremy Lepak Racing PR 

Do yellow flag laps count or is it a full 200 green flag laps? 

8:22
We are thinking its a six tire race. 
8:22
Comment From Bill in West Salem. 

is this an eight tire race or ten like the rowdy 251. Thanks for the great coverage. Go Becca 51 

8:17
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Johnny Hmonadka
Jeremy Lepak 
8:15
Followed by…
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Johnny Hmonadka
Jeremy Lepak 
8:15
Starting lineup for the Slinger Nationals 200…which is up next
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan 
8:09
Steven Wallace did not make it tonight. Sounds like they are working on his Nationwide car for Indy. 
8:08
Here is another crowd shot.
8:07
Comment From guest 

Nice! Blue Duece drink! Go Brad K! 

8:05
Someone owes me a Blue Duece Energy Drink!!!! LOL 
8:04
Comment From guest 

thought you wernt going to do the Limits? Good Job Kevin! 

8:04
Comment From wisconsinite 

big congrats to braison, first year in the late models and this is his second feature win of the year. great kid 

8:04
Braison Bennett is only 16-years-old. He said the cautions helped him. During the long runs the car would get loose. The cautions allowed him to cool his tires down and get back to a comfortable car. 
8:03
Braison Bennett
Alex Prunty
Ryan DeStefano
Casey Johnson
Nick Wendt
Andy Wendt
Jerry Mueller
Pat McIntee
Luke Westenberg
Brittiny Helmers
John DeAngelis
Steven Schulz
Justin Poenitsch
Andy Welter
Adam Peschek
Danny Church 
8:01
At the checkers it is Braison Bennett winning by 0.033 over Alex Prunty. 
8:01
White is out. 
8:01
Alex is a nephew…thank you for the correction. 
8:00
Comment From Guest 

Steve Dorer – all your family and friendsw in Florida and Michigan wish you the best. We love you. Be safe and bring home a win!!! 

8:00
Comment From Mary 

Go @BeccaKasten from Mary 

8:00
Comment From Dorer fan from Florida 

Good luck Steve Dorer. Let’s bring the trophy back to the sunshine state! 

8:00
Hromadka and Jeremy Lepak are your provisionals for the main event. 
7:59
Comment From Rod Brown 

Thanks Speed51 

7:59
Comment From susan 

good luck rowdy busch 

7:59
Comment From Matt 

Good luck to Michael Bilderback #2 

7:59
Comment From wrenchman78 

goodluck becca kasten #tothewoodshed 🙂 

7:58
Why..yes they are…their fathers that is. 
7:58
Comment From guest 

bennett and prunty for the big one too? 

7:58
Comment From Matt 

Good luck to the Bilderback #2 

7:58
Comment From steve kidney 

Go Steve Dorer from all your fans in Michigan 

7:58
Two to go….but…there a caution. Schulz into DeAngelis going into turn one. 
7:57
Bennett gets back out front. 
7:57
The two second generation drivers are side by side for the win. Three to go. 
7:56
Once again…for those just joining us…there is NO live radio for tonight. Sorry. 
7:55
Braison Bennett and Alex Prunty. 
7:55
Bennett and Prunty on the front row for the re-start. No this is NOT the main event!! LOL 
7:55
Comment From guest 

thanks for the limited updates! speed51 is the best 

7:55
Comment From Brenda Gunter 

Wishing James Swan the best of luck tonight. We’re cheering for you from Summerville SC… 

7:55
Comment From gail 

Good luck-Matt & Ross 

7:55
Comment From guest 

DeAngelis was up all night fixing that car 

7:54
Comment From justin – Lake Tahoe 

thanks guys /gals from Speed51 for satisfying us Short Track Junkies with your great coverage week after week. 

7:54
Prunty is catching the bumper of Bennet with four to go. But, guess what, the caution flies.Andy Welter and Pat McIntee get together in turn one. 
7:53
Bennett, Prunty, and DeStefano break away from the field. Five laps to go. 
7:52
Bennett leads at the re-start. Alex Prunty is looking on the inside of Schulz for second and takes the spot with 10 to go. 
7:51
Braison Bennett is probably hating these cautions. Another one waves with lap 27 as Brittiny Helmers spun on the front. 
7:49
Green is back out with 19 to go. Bennett holds on to the lead over DeAngelis. 
7:48
Comment From Rod Brown 

Good Luck to the #10 and the Michigan Boys 

7:48
Braison Bennett had a 1.046 lead over John DeAngelis until the caution flew on lap 20. Justin Poenitsch spun in turn two. 
7:45
7:45
Comment From Guest 

good luck to all the drivers tonight.. cheering for Apel.. bring it home 

7:45
Comment From Michael Dillon 

Thanks to Bob Dilner for Speed51.com and its’ coverage of short track series events and being the owner of @BeccaKastens #51 good luck to the entire team tonight! 

7:45
Danny Church stops on the frontstretch to bring out a caution on lap 18. 
7:44
Lap 14 – Bennett leads with Schulz in second. John DeAngelis in third. Alex Prunty is fourth and Danny Church rounds out the top five. 
7:43
In case you were wondering, Braison Bennett is the son of Lowell Bennett. 
7:42
Braison Bennett and Steven Schulz brings the field to the green and the green was waved. 
7:42
Comment From Lenny 

Good luck to Kasten,Go #51 

7:41
Casey Johnson failed at two re-starts. Just was sent to the rear of the field. 
7:41
32 Super Lates and 16 Limiteds. 
7:40
Caution flew on lap 9 when Jerry Mueller spun out of turn two. They are having a hard time with the re-starts. Casey Johnson and Steven Schulz on the front row. Second attempt just failed. 
7:38
Comment From Guest 

Wishing @BeccaKasten a great race tonight against the big boy Cup guys of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch 

7:38
There is no radio coverage for tonight’s event. Sorry. 
7:38
Comment From Alex 

Thanks from Los Angeles! 

7:38
The Limited Late Model feature is on track now for their 40-lap feature. Casey Johnson has a 1.212 second lead with eight laps completed. 
7:36
Comment From Lilly 

Awesome Coverage, Thank You! 

7:35
Add Dale Prunty and Matt Kocourek to the end of that lineup. Still waiting on who the provisionals will be. 
7:35
Lineup we have for now for the Slinger National 200…
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan 
7:33
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Tommy Hromadka
Randy Schuler
Jerry Eckhardt
Chris Blawat
Travis Dassow
Mike Graczkowski
Tim Lampman
Nick Wagner
Race McComb 
7:32
Prunty and Kocourek will go to the dance. 
7:32
White is out for Prunty. 
7:32
Two to go for Prunty and Kocourek. 
7:32
Five to go – Prunty goes back to the point. Kocourek goes by Hromadka and takes second. 
7:31
6 to go – Prunty noses back to the lead. 
7:31
Hromadka on the outside. 
7:31
Lap 27 – Hromadka and Prunty battle for the lead. 
7:30
Green is back out with ten to go. 
7:30
We have ten laps to go. Dale Prunty, Hromadka, Kocourek, Schuler, Eckhardt, Graczkowski, Dassow, Blawat 
7:29
Caution flies on lap 25 as Race McCombs spins coming out of turn four. 
7:28
About 0.6 seconds from Hromadka to to Kocourek. 
7:28
Lap 24 – Kocourek gets by Schuler and goes back to third. 
7:28
22 laps completed for Dale Prunty. 
7:27
Lap 19 – Kocourek and Hromadka battle for second. Hromadka gets the spot. Schuler gets by Kocourek for third. 
7:27
Green is out. Prunty leads over Kocourek and Hromadka. 
7:26
Some have asked if Speed 51 is covering the JEGS race tonight…no we are not. 
7:26
Green is back out, but the flagman didn’t like it, we are going to try again. 
7:26
Like to welcome those who are just joining us. If you are able to scroll down to review the posts, we have put up the lineup for the 200-lap feature so far. We will post them again after the last chance race. 
7:25
Comment From gail 

Matt and Ross what places are they in 

7:24
Caution flies on lap 16 as Tim Lampman goes around coming out of turn four. 
7:24
15 laps in for Prunty. Kocourek gets on the inside of Hromadka and takes over second. 
7:24
Prunty leads over Hromadka with Kocourek wanting to get by. Top two make the show. 
7:23
Green is back out on lap 13. 
7:23
I am up in the tower with the updates. Gregg Paul is in the pits to bring us updates for tonight. 
7:22
Caution flies on lap 13, as Chris Blawat spins in turns three and four. 
7:21
Lap 12 – Battle for the lead with Kocourek waiting to see who takes over the top spot. 
7:21
Hromadka looking on the outside of Prunty for the lead on lap 10. 
7:21
Dassow went into the pits and added three turns of wedge. He is back out. 
7:20
Seven laps completed. Dale Prunty, Hromadka, Kocourek, Schuler, Graczkowski. Green is back out. 
7:20
7:20
Comment From Guest 

Wow, full house. Thank you for the awesome coverage and thank you Racecar Engineering. 

7:19
My memory…36 degrees. 
7:19
Comment From Jesse 

Whats the banking here? Because on NASCAR Racing 2003, It was made at 25 Degrees. 

7:19
Again, this is 35 laps. 
7:19
Lap 8 – The top four has broken away from the pack. Race McComb spins in turns three and four to bring out a caution. 
7:18
Lap 5 – Dale Prunty, Hromadka, Kocourek, Schuler, Dassow 
7:18
Kocourek in third. 
7:18
Lap 3 – Dale Prunty takes the lead over Hromadka. 
7:17
Green is out for the last chance. 
7:17
Sadly…yes he is. He is typing this. 
7:17
Comment From Kevin 

Is Kevin Ramsell there? 

7:16
Last chance race is 35 laps. 
7:16
7:16
7:14
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan 
7:14
Whoa…hold on… 
7:14
The Slinger Nationals 200 lineup so far is…

Tommy Hromadka
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Travis Dassow
Randy Schuler
Race McComb
Mike Graczkowski
Chris Blawat
Tim Lampman
Jeremy Lepak
Jerry Eckhardt
Nick Wagner 

7:13
We don’t think provisionals will be announced until after the Last Chance race. 
7:13
It is a full house here at Slinger Super Speedway tonight. We hope to show some crowd shots later on. 
7:12
Last chance race will be up soon.

The lineup will be…with top two advancing…

Tommy Hromadka
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Travis Dassow
Randy Schuler
Race McComb
Mike Graczkowski
Chris Blawat
Tim Lampman
Jeremy Lepak
Jerry Eckhardt
Nick Wagner 

7:07
Innvocation and national anthem now taking place. 
7:04
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7:00
7:00
6:52
Comment From Messe 

Thank you Speed 51 for your coverage, born and raced at Slinger back in the 80’s. now in Florida and miss not being there. 

6:49
Comment From Mike 

Many thaks for the updates, in Sao Paulo, Brazil and this is the only racing update I get. 

6:43
We are not doing lap-by-lap coverage of the Limited Late Model feature.

The lineup we have is…
Casey Johnson
Ryan Destefano
Steven Schulz
Justin Poenitsch
Adam Peschek
Braison Bennett
John DeAngelis
Danny Church
Alex Prunty
Jerry Mueller
Patrick Mc Intee
Andy Welter
Nick Wendt
Andy Wendt
Luke Westenberg
Brittiny Helmers 

6:41
Comment From jim swa 

Any limited late model lineup? 

6:40
Sorry…there is not Speed 51 Radio…just this for tonight. 
6:40
Comment From Brian 

any live audio available for the slinger nationals? 

6:39
A lucky fan was the high bidder in an silent auction. He is about to get a ride in the two-seat stock car driven by Matt Kenseth. 
6:18
I hear ya…I found a nice air conditioned place here. LOL 
6:18
Comment From Carson 

what could be better on a Sunday night to be sitting in the stands now? sure wish I were. 

6:13
Comment From Linda Ruppert 

Congrats on making the race Steve Dorer…now go kick some butt!!!! 

6:06
Many of the top drivers and Dick Trickle are meeting with VIP fans and doing a Q&A.

Matt Kenseth talking about building cars when he was 17.

Lowell Bennett had a hard wreck here last week, but raced Thursday and tonight.

Trickle talking about how he and Wayne Erickson started the Slinger Nationals.

Bickle talking about his 14 race win streak at Dells Raceway Park. 

6:02
There is also going to be a last chance race where the top-two will advance.
Lineup is…

Tommy Hromadka
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Travis Dassow
Randy Schuler
Race McComb
Mike Graczkowski
Chris Blawat
Tim Lampman
Jeremy Lepak
Jerry Eckhardt
Nick Wagner 

6:00
No word on provisionals yet. 
6:00
Lineup…
Ross Kenseth
James Swan
Steve Apel
Eric Fransen
Lowell Bennett
Michael Bilderback
Rich Bickle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Brad JJ Mueller
Al Schill
Becca Kasten
Rich Loch
Ryan DeStefano
Josh Wallace
Steve Dorer
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan 
5:58
Guess what was just handed to me…the starting lineup so far for the Slinger Nationals 200. Invert was nine. 
5:50
Kyle Busch likes getting back to race with the local guys at Slinger. He likes having his own cars and the fun of racing and working on the cars. 
5:49
When we get lineups…we will post them ASAP. Not sure what the invert will be yet. 
5:47
Ross Kenseth says that Slinger is one of his favorite tracks and always looks forward to coming here. 
5:46
There will be some pre-race activities happening soon. Limited Late Model feature at 7pm. Slinger Nationals 200 around 8:15pm. 
5:45
Comment From jim swan 

Thanks so much for the updates! I’m sitting here in Summerville SC cheering for my son #97 James Swan! 

5:45
Comment From Fishface 

Nice job by Slinger Speedway to get that last chance race going right away after qualifying. 

5:38
No word yet. 
5:38
Comment From DaveK 

Any word on how the provisional positions will be selected. Thanks Kevin! 

5:35
Qualifying Race Result

Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Jeff Holtz
Mike Egan
Tommy Hromadka
Dale Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Travis Dassow
Randy Schuler
Race McComb
Mike Graczkowski
Chris Blawat
Tim Lampman
Jeremy Lepak

5:30
Braun wins. Dennis Prunty second, Jeff Holtz is third and Mike Egan fourth. Those four advance to the Slinger Nationals 200. 
5:30
Two to go… Holtz on the inside of Egan for third…takes the spot. 
5:29
Three to go…Prunty looking on the outside of Braun. 
5:29
four laps to go for Braun. 
5:29
Holtz gets by Kocourek for fourth. 
5:29
Lap 19 – Braun continues to lead and Prunty settles behind him. 
5:28
Prunty on the outside of Braun for the lead with seven to go. 
5:28
They do a full double file re-start. 
5:28
Green is back out. 
5:28
Braun, Dennis Prunty, Egan, Kocourek, Holtz and Schuler. 
5:27
Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thanks for the coverage == You Folks help make our weekend == 

5:27
They are reporting that Lampman hit the turn four wall and may have hurt something in the rear end housing. The left rear tire appeared to be sticking out further than it was a lap earlier. 
5:26
Caution flies on lap 16 as Lampman has a big plum of smoke from the rear of the car. He has pulled off. 
5:25
Ten laps to go. 
5:25
Lap 14 – Braun has a 1.386 lead over Dennis Prunty. 
5:25
Lap 13 – Lepak pulls off. 
5:24
Lampman up to fifth. 
5:24
Lap 10 – Braun big lead. Dennis Prunty, Egan and Kocourek. 
5:24
Lap 7 – Kocourek being challenged by Hromadka for fourth. Lampman is there too. 
5:23
Braun, Egan, Dennis Prunty, Kocuruek. Your top four after five laps. 
5:22
Green is out. Braun to the lead. 
5:22
Lineup…

Mike Egan
Rob Braun
Dennis Prunty
Matt Kocourek
Tommy Hromadka
Dale Prunty
Tim Lampman
Race McComb
Jeff Holtz
Jeremy Lepak
Randy Schuler
Mike Graczkowski
Chris Blawat
Travis Dassow 

5:20
25-Lap Qualifier Race is up now!!! 
5:20
Matt Kenseth talks to the fans.
5:17
Todd Behling is interviewing Kyle Busch after his qualifying run.
5:14
Top four from the qualifying race will make the Slinger Nationals 200 later tonight. Some good drivers will be in the race. Mike Egan, Dennis Prunty, Matt Kocourek, Dale Prunty, Jeremy Lepak, and Travis Dassow to name a few. 
5:11
5:11
Comment From Jesse 

2011 Redbud 300 Champ. 42 yrs old. Lakeland, FL. Works at Racecar Engineering (todays sponsor) 

5:11
Thank you!!! 
5:11
Comment From Guest 

Steve Dorer – young early 40’s. Races in Florida – from Coldwater Michigan originally now lives in Florida. Races CRA Series and others up north. 

5:10
Matt Kenseth was just interviewed trackside and no he did not say who he was racing for next year in cup. 
5:09
5:09
Comment From Guest 

hopefully a 10 car invert and a Brad Mueller win 

5:09
Comment From Rod Brown 

Way to go Steve 

5:09
Yes it is. 
5:08
Comment From Jay 

Tim lampman is that Dennis Lamppen son 

5:08
Any Steve Dorer fans like to share? 
5:08
Comment From Guest 

can we get a bio on Steve Dorer? is he old or young? 

5:08
5:07
Comment From Steve Dorer Fan 

You made it to the dance Steve Dorer, now LET’S GO! 

5:07
Comment From Guest 

Congratulations Steve Dorer – you did a great job qualifying and making the show!!! NOW bring home a win. 

5:06
That is your Top-16 that are locked into the Slinger Nationals. 
5:06
51 – Kyle Busch 11.394
17 – Matt Kenseth 11.454
45 – Rich Bickle 11.460
2 – Michael Bilderback 11.479
2 – Lowell Bennett 11.481
5 – Eric Fransen 11.492
16 – Steve Apel 11.493
97 – James Swan 11.504
25 – Ross Kenseth 11.504
89 – Brad JJ Mueller 11.513
14 – Al Schill 11.525
51 – Becca Kasten 11.546
55 – Rich Loch 11.562
0 – Ryan DeStafano 11.571
8 – Josh Wallace 11.581
10 – Steve Dorer 11.602
5:04
Hey Steve Dorer fans…HE IS IN THE SHOW!!!! 
5:04
Sorry…that was last car.

After Schill
51 – Becca Kasten 11.546
55 – Rich Loch 11.562
0 – Ryan DeStafano 11.571
8 – Josh Wallace 11.581
10 – Steve Dorer 11.602

5:02
3 – Tommy Hromadka
11.697
11.634 
5:02
there might be one more car to qualify. Top 16 as of now.

51 – Kyle Busch 11.394
17 – Matt Kenseth 11.454
45 – Rich Bickle 11.460
2 – Michael Bilderback 11.479
2 – Lowell Bennett 11.481
5 – Eric Fransen 11.492
16 – Steve Apel 11.493
97 – James Swan 11.504
25 – Ross Kenseth 11.504
89 – Brad JJ Mueller 11.513
14 – Al Schill 11.525

4:58
26 – Chris Blawat
11.873
11.742
11.723 
4:57
Egan is bumped. Dorer on the bubble. 
4:57
25 – Ross Kenseth
11.645
11.513
11.504 
4:55
Kyle Busch is the fastest and Matt Kenseth is second fastest. 
4:55
His laps will stands. 11.590, 11.454, 11.470. 
4:54
Wait…they may take his time…because he did a full run and would be second fastest with a time of 11.454. Officials are deciding if they want him to re-qualify. 
4:54
17 – Matt Kenseth was starting to come out but another car came out and Matt will be requalifying. 
4:52
17 – Dale Prunty
11.647
11.661
12.189 (loose off of four) 
4:51
12 – Mike Graczkowski
11.840
11.738
11.721 
4:50
Prunty is bumped. Rob Braun is on the bubble. 
4:50
16 – Steve Apel
11.529
11.493
11.499 
4:49
Sorry missed Matt Kocourek’s Time. His fastest 11.619 
4:49
Comment From guest 

Lepak has been driving for Dan Devine and Larry Lepak in 2012 

4:47
Kocourek bumps. Dennis Prunty on the bubble. 
4:47
14 – Al Schill
11.618
11.525
11.532 
4:46
11 – Race McComb
11.895
11.813
11.678 
4:45
Lampman is bumped. Kocourek on the bubble. 
4:45
10 -Steve Dorer
11.880
11.675
11.602 
4:44
Holtz is bumped, but Lampman is now on the bubble. 
4:43
9 – Tim Lampman
11.684
11.652 
4:43
Car owned by the Lepaks…no relation. Serious!!! 
4:43
Comment From guest 

who’s car is Lepak driving? 

4:43
Lepak is bumped. Jeff Holtz on the bubble. 
4:42
8 – Josh Wallace
11.647
11.628
11.581 
4:41
Randy Schuler is bumped. Lepak on the bubble. 
4:41
5 – Eric Fransen
11.752
11.553
11.492 
4:40
Dassow has been bumped. 
4:39
2 – Lowell Bennett
11.594
11.503
11.481 
4:37
Bilderback is third fastest so far. Kyle Busch still has the fast time of 11.394. Rich Bickle is second with a 11.460. Travis Dassow is on the bubble. Eckhardt and Wagner already bumped. 
4:36
2 – Michael Bilderback
11.672
11.521
11.479 
4:35
0- Ryan DeStefano
11.857
11.571
11.602 
4:34
40 – Jeremy Lepak
11.700 that is his fast time. 
4:33
some are asking for radio frequencies…sorry we don’t have any. 
4:33
98 – Rob Braun
11.772
11.667
11.609 
4:32
97 – James Swan
11.562
11.504
11.518 
4:32
89 – Brad JJ Mueller
12.294
11.604
11.513 
4:31
89 – Mike Egan
11.605
11.701 
4:30
89 – Travis Dassow
11.993
11.783
11.810 
4:29
Sorry for the delay. On an alternate internet.

Getting you caught up on qualifying
61 – Jerry Eckhardt 11.785
72 – Randy Schuler 11.703 

4:24
55 – Rich Loch
11.737
11.562
11.627 
4:24
51 – Becca Kasten
11.631
11.559
11.546 
4:23
Rich Bickle had a fast time of 11.460. 
4:23
51 – Kyle Busch
11.523
11.451
11.394 
4:20
Lepak got sent early…they will let him cool his tires and re-qualify. 
4:20
42 – Dennis Prunty
11.613
11.659
11.661 
4:19
Just had an internet hiccup.
So far…
38 – Jeff Holtz 11.681
40 – Jeremy Lepak 11.705
38 – Nick Wagner 11.857 
4:15
4:14
Qualifying is about to begin for the Slinger Nationals. 
4:14
31 Super Late Models will be qualifying for tonight’s 200-lap main event. Top 16 in time will make the feature event. Four from the last chance race and four promoter choices. 
4:13
Limited Late Model qualifying has ended. Alex Prunty has the fast time of 12.455. Danny Church 12.535, John DeAngelis 12.566, Braison Bennett 12.569, Adam Peschek 12.625. 
3:59
Limited Late Models are out first to qualify than the Super Late Models. 
3:48
Brad JJ Mueller likes his chances tonight. He has finished second six times in the Slinger Nationals. He said that he is only worried about a couple of guys he needs to beat. When asked which two…he said he really enjoyed the Iron Maiden concert at Summerfest. 
3:45
Drivers meeting has ended…qualifying for the Slinger Nationals is scheduled to start in 15 minutes. 
3:39
One of the items brought up in the meeting is the penalty for putting an unmarked tire on the car. Could be a one or two lap penalty. 
3:38
Comment From WI_Racefan 

The track was only a 2 barrel carb, but now you can run both. Just have to add some extra weight 

3:31
July 3rd and July 4th
3:31
We are not sure…they may be able to run 4-bbl but with added weight. Many tracks in the Midwest run 2-bbl carbs including the ASA Midwest Tour. 
3:30
Comment From Fishface 

Are these 2 barrel or 4 barrel carb super late models? 

3:24
Top 16 in qualifying will automatically go to the main event. Four from the qualifying race and four promoter options. 
3:24
The answer is and this may surprise you…zero. 
3:18
Comment From Jesse 

How many times has Al Schill won the nationals? 

3:17
Call has been made for the drivers meeting. Qualifying will begin at 4pm. Last chance and LLM feature at 7pm. The Slinger Nationals 200 around 8:15pm. All times are central time. 
3:15
3:15
Jeremy Lepak said that his car was loose yesterday and the car went tight today even after bolting on four new tires. Not sure how the track will change later. 
3:14
Many are asking if Dave Feiler is racing today. No he isn’t. Speedway staff tells me he hasn’t ran much this year at Slinger. 
2:51
Eric Fransen was just telling me a story that one of his tires had a bolt molded into it. Guessing when the tire was made, the bolt fell in the mold. 
2:49
One of Steve Apel’s crew having a moment of zen
2:42
Trickle now telling stories to Kyle Busch and his team
2:41
Listening to some of Trickle’s stories. 
2:38
Today was the first time Trickle drove a car with a push button start. 
2:34
July 3rd and July 4th
2:34
Dick Trickle
2:32
Matt and Ross Kenseth talk setups
2:20
2:18
Ross Kenseth
2:18
Cars lining up for tire scuff
2:08
Yes…we will be getting out to post pics shortly. 
2:08
Comment From guest 

any pics of cars being taken today? thanks for the updates! 

2:08
Qualifying at 4:00pm. Racing at 7pm. Debbie if you take a logical guess at what Matt’s car # is…you will be right! 🙂 Yes…its 17. 
2:07
Comment From Debbie 

What time the race start? what number is Matt Kenseth driving? 

2:00
Practice Times
Kyle Busch 11.410
Matt Kenseth 11.438
Steve Apel 11.459
Lowell Bennett 11.512
Brad JJ Mueller 11.523
Michael Bilderback 11.589
Jeremy Lepak 11.594
Mike Egan 11.594
Ross Kenseth 11.616
Jeff Holtz 11.616
Al Schill 11.622
Rich Bickle 11.627
Becca Kasten 11.629
Steve Dorer 11.654
Rich Loch 11.702
Dennis Prunty 11.710
Travis Dassow 11.729
Matt Kocourek 11.759
Mike Graczkowski 11.766
Timp Lampman 11.767
Dale Prunty 11.772
Joe DeStefano 11.779
James Swan 11.783
Josh Wallace 11.791
Nick Wagner 11.819
Chris Blawat 11.820
Eric Fransen 11.849
Race McComb 11.949
Randy Schuler 11.978
Rob Braun 11.991
Jerry Eckhardt No Time 
1:56
Practice has ended for all divisions. A two-lap tire scuff will happen in 15 minutes. 
1:53
1:52
Last call has been made for practice. Kyle Busch has logged 88 laps of practice so far. He still has the fast time so far of 11.410 seconds. Matt Kenseth is still second with Steve Apel in third. Lowell Bennett and Brad JJ Mueller round out the top-five. 
1:37
Just a few minutes remaining in the final practice session. Qualfying is scheduled to begin at 4pm. 
1:29
Dick Trickle has arrived at Slinger Super Speedway. Sounds like he was confused with all of the “electronic gizmos” in his Chevy Cruze rental car. 
1:26
Top Ten
Kyle Busch 11.410
Matt Kenseth 11.438
Steve Apel 11.459
Lowell Bennett 11.512
Brad JJ Mueller 11.523
Jeremy Lepak 11.594
Ross Kenseth 11.605
Jeff Holtz 11.616
Michael Bilderback 11.616
Rich Bickle 11.627 
1:25
BTW…Gregg Paul just went up to Mueller and asked him how his car was doing. Mueller said he rather talk about the Iron Maiden concert he went to at Summerfest. 
1:24
Practice is still going on for the Super Late Models. Kyle Busch is stil the fastest with his time of 11.410. Matt Kenseth is second with 11.438. Steve Apel has moved up to third with a time of 11.459. Lowell Bennett is fourth with his time of 11.512. Brad JJ Mueller rounds out the top five with a lap of 11.523. 
1:14
Earlier we mentioned that there are 30 cars. Steven Wallace is not here today. The word we are getting is they are preparing a Nationwide car for Indy, but cannot confirm that. 
1:11
Kyle Busch 11.410
Matt Kenseth 11.438
Lowell Bennett 11.512
Brad JJ Mueller 11.523
Jeremy Lepak 11.594
Ross Kenseth 11.605
Jeff Holtz 11.616
Rich Bickle 11.627
Becca Kasten 11.646
Steve Dorer 11.654 
1:10
Top Ten in Practice so far… 
1:10
Kyle Busch continues to stay at the top with a fast time of 11.410. He has had 52 laps of practice so far. Matt Kenseth is second quick with a lap time of 11.438. He has 29 laps of practice in so far. 
1:09
Comment From Rod Brown 

How is Steve Dore doing 

1:08
He is currently 10th with a fast lap time of 11.654. 
1:05
There is no radio coverage to today’s Slinger Nationals. 
1:03
The Super Late Model final practice session is about to start. We are lucky today as we have the Race Monitor app working and able to view live timing/scoring. 
1:00
Comment From terry wagner 

becca kasten bring home the hardware 

12:58
The Slinger Nationals trophy
12:51
The event will pay $6,200 to win, $700 to start. 
12:51
For tonight’s 200-lap Slinger Nationals. Top 16 in time will be locked in the feature. Four positions filled by qualifying race. Four positions filled by promoter choice or up to promoter decision. 
12:45
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12:44
The Limited Late Models are out now for their practice session. 
12:35
We are being told there are 30 Late Models here today. 
12:34
Other noteables…Rich Bickle is 13th with a time of 11.627. Matt Kenseth is 24th 11.438 which should put him second quick…not sure why scoring has it different. 
12:30
Comment From Jesse 

I’d like to send a shoutout to Becca Kasten! Go 51K. 

12:30
The first practice session is about to finish. So far…Kyle Busch is the fastest with a time of 11.410. Nick Wagner is second with a time of 11.908. Ross Kenseth is third with a time of 11.605. Rich Loch is fourth with a 11.702. Matt Kocourek rounds out the top five with a time of 11.759. 
12:26
Just was talking to one of Matt Kenseth’s crew members. He said it is cooler than the last two days at Kentucky Speedway. 
12:25
Good afternoon from Slinger Super Speedway!!! It is a warm day. 
12:24
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Trackside Now: 33rd Annual Slinger Nationals – Slinger Superspeedway (WI) 7/1/12