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2016 Slinger Nationals Coverage

A star-studded roster has descended upon central Wisconsin on Tuesday for the 37th Annual Superseal Slinger Nationals.

Headlined by NASCAR notables Matt Kenseth and Erik Jones, many of the elite names in asphalt Super Late Model racing are hoping to join a list of winners that includes Joe Shear, Johnny Ziegler, Alan Kulwicki, Rich Bickle, Kyle Busch, Conrad Morgan and the legendary Dick Trickle.

The list of historic contenders is just as stout and includes Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip and Mark Martin. In other words, Slinger is a marquee event that draws curiosity from all four corners of North America.

This is where Short Track Scene would have devoted lengthy space to cover the event both before and after the drop of the checkered flag. However, the track denied us credentials to do so. It was expressed second-hand that our reporters’ practice of tweeting updates for fans unable to attend would not be tolerated so the track outright ignored STS’ request.

Short Track Scene remains dedicated to telling the honest stories of short track competitors and promoters during a time of renewed growth and interest in the discipline. It was a great disappointment that this coverage will not extend to the Slinger Nationals.

The website will maintain a presence in the industry this weekend with coverage of Late Model Stock events in the Carolinas and Virginias. Short Track Scene will also be on-site at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana for the Champion Racing Association and at Five Flags Speedway for the Southern Super Series.

Thank you for your support and interest in the most exciting motorsports product in the world. The fans are the reasons we do this.

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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