July 5, 2019
The must-see event of the weekend is the 40th Annual Slinger Nationals at Slinger Super Speedway, Slinger WI.
Everyone loves it when a former NASCAR driver comes out of retirement to race again. As fans, we love it when someone like Dale Jr. comes back to race for fun in the Xfinity Series or like this weekend when Matt Kenseth comes back to race at The Slinger Super Speedway in the 40th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals.
Kenseth who has not raced full time in NASCAR since 2017, and at all since November last year, returns to Slinger, a track in his home state of Wisconsin. Kenseth will be looking to win his 8th Slinger Nationals at the worlds fastest ¼ mile having already won a record 7, with his last win coming in 2016 which included an exciting finish against his NASCAR teammate at the time Eric Jones who was running the 20 car for KBR Development.
Win number 8 will not be an easy task for Kenseth as he will be racing against an amazing field of drivers from every level of the sport. The preliminary entry list includes 25 home track drivers who know the ins and outs of the track. Eleven of these drivers hail from across the state of Wisconsin including another former NASCAR driver Rich Bickle Jr., current K&N driver Derek Kraus, and ARCA driver Ty Majeski.
Also entered in the race are 8 regional short track drivers including Paul Shafer Jr., and Johnny VanDoorn, two current NASCAR drivers – Johnny Sauter and Daniel Hemric, and 9 national short track drivers including Donnie Wilson, Steve Dorer, Josh Brock, Bubba Pollard, and Chandler Smith.
This 56 car field has some of the best drivers, not only in short track racing but in all of racing and includes drivers from all across the country making for an epic race.
Kenseth has definitely been the biggest talk of the race this week with his return to racing coming this Tuesday the 9th. Multiple outlets have published articles, from the local level with the Journal Sentinel all the way to the national level with Speed51, who will also be showing the race live on PPV.
The race is a must-see event as we eagerly watch to see if the big national names like Kenseth, Sauter, and Hemric will be able to capture the win in the famed race, or if the recent trend of the short track heroes hold true and be one of them are able to take the checkered flag, as Majeski and Pollard have the past two years.
If you can not make it to the track on Tuesday Night, be sure to watch the race on Speed51, the show will include a full race program from the Late Models with the rain date scheduled for Wednesday the 10th.