1984 – Al Schill took command of the lead on lap 25 and went on to capture the Firecracker 75 late model event at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway on Sunday night, July 1. Defending winner Fred Winn took the early lead followed by Gerry Wood and Lowell Bennett. By lap 15, the top qualifiers were near the front of the pack as John Ziegler, Conrad Morgan and Schill were in the top five. Schill and Ziegler moved into second and third respectively on lap 20 and immediately began to close in on Winn. Five laps later Schill overpowered the leader and began to pull away from the rest of the pack. Morgan would close the gap on Schill with 10 laps to go, but Schill would win by three car lengths at the checkers. Morgan, J.J. Smith, Willie Goeden and Tony Strupp would round out the top five.
1974 – Lonnie Jensen got by Jerry Richert Jr. on lap 16 of the 20-lap main event to win the Midwestern Sprintcar Association (MSA) feature at North Starr Speedway near Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday. June 30. It was the first MSA victory for the Lincoln, Neb., chauffeur and it paid $500. Richert took off from the outside front row at the drop of the green and held off all comers until Jensen moved within striking position on lap 12. Barry Kettering, who started ninth, joined the two pace-setters by lap 14 and all three drivers sliced and diced until Jensen was able to secure the top spot for the win. Richert, Kettering, Don Mack, and Bob Hop would round out the top five.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
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