Superstar Racing Experience fires off at Slinger Super Speedway tonight on CBS 58

NOW: Superstar Racing Experience fires off at Slinger Super Speedway tonight on CBS 58

SLINGER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- We've got superstars in action tonight - stars of racing history at Slinger Super Speedway. The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) kicks off tonight on CBS 58 at 7 p.m. CT.

The Superstar Racing Experience continues tonight for its fifth-stop on the six-week SRX Series schedule.

Slinger Speedway is a legendary racing course in Slinger, Wisconsin, that features a quarter-mile asphalt oval design with banked turns.

Racing legends like Dale Earnhardt, Kyle Petty and Tony Stewart have raced at this track for the Slinger Nationals, but tonight, the  Slinger Speedway hosts a major SRX event that will play heavily into the race for the first season's SRX champion.

The race is expected to be a sold out and star-studded race at Slinger Super Speedway.

Some of the biggest names in racing like Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip and reigning Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves are at the world’s fastest quarter mile oval.

“The place is small in size, but big and legend,"  said SRX Co-Founder Ray Evernham. "If you are going to do something with historic oval tracks, you just can’t pass up the people or the facility here at Slinger.“

“I think I think you can expect some really good racing clothes out there and practice we were all super close," said driver Ernie Francis Jr. "The whole field is separated by a few 10th of a second so I think it’s going to be an awesome night and the fans are really going to enjoy it out there.“

Each SRX race has a local hero compete against the superstars.

Tonight it’ll be 17-year-old Wausau high schooler Luke Fenhaus.

Fenhaus will be side-by-side with some of his idols after winning Slinger Nationals.

“This is the biggest event, biggest race of my life," said Fenhaus. "There are so many different guys here and the big names here are special to me and my team and my family for sure. This is one on the bucket list.“

Two heats start at 7 p.m. CT. with the 150-lap main event to follow on CBS 58.

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