Posted January 30, 2013
Schlieper Will Not Start 2013 Season
During Georgia/Florida Speedweeks...
Dan Schlieper would like to let his fans know that he
will not start his 2013 campaign during the upcoming 'Georgia/Florida
Speedweeks' during the month of February. It is unclear, at this time,
when Dan will hit the racetrack next. Keep visiting www.DanSchlieper.com
to view the latest news and information concerning the driver known
as the "Wisconsin Wildman."
Posted October 22, 2012
Dan Schlieper Closes Out Season with
$50k Dirt Track World Championship
Dan Schlieper Racing team headed to the Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio on October 19-20 for the 32nd Annual 'Dirt Track
World Championship,' which served as their season finale. After Mother
Nature took the win on Friday night at PRP, the entire $50,000 to
win crown jewel event was condensed into a one day show starting Saturday
afternoon. Dan Schlieper, who was piloting a #9 C.J. Rayburn racecar,
qualified twenty-ninth fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series time trials and later suffered handling issues in his
heat race that dropped him to a fifteenth place performance. The Oak
Creek, Wisconsin standout later returned to the track for his B-Main,
but was caught up in an early wreck that kept him out of the 100-lap
DTWC. Complete results from Portsmouth can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Posted October 8, 2012
Battery Woes Drop Schlieper to Fourteenth
Place Finish in Liberty 100
Oak Creek, Wisconsin ace Dan Schlieper and his #9 team
trekked to the West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on October
5-6 for the annual running of the 'Liberty 100.' Dan ran fourth in
heat race action, which locked him into the outside of the sixth row
for the start of the $3,500 to win A-Main on Saturday. The popular
driver known as the "Wisconsin Wildman" stormed up through
the field early in the 50-lapper and climbed all the way up to the
fourth spot. Unfortunately, battery issues later in the 'Liberty 100'
caused Dan to retire from the unsanctioned race in the fourteenth
position. Full results from West Liberty can be viewed online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com.
Posted September 30, 2012
Dan Schlieper Wheels Rayburn Car to Podium
The "Wisconsin Wildman" Dan Schlieper made
a last minute decision to compete in a $1,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series
weekly show on Friday night, September 28 at the Kankakee County Speedway
in Kankakee, Illinois. Driving a #9 C.J. Rayburn racecar, Dan won
his heat race in preliminary action and later rolled off starting
ninth on the grid in the 25-lap feature event. The Oak Creek, Wisconsin
native then blew past six competitors during the A-Main en route to
a sterling third place run behind only winner Rusty Schlenk and runner-up
Scott Schmitt. Full results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can
be accessed online at www.kankakeecountyspeedway.com.
Posted September 9, 2012
Schlieper Makes First Start of 2012;
Transfers into Prestigious World 100!
Schlieper made his first appearance in a Dirt Late Model this season
on September 7-8 in the 42nd edition of the 'World 100' at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! After Mother Nature took the win
during qualifying on Friday, the entire show was condensed into a
one-day program on Saturday. Aboard Mark Saul's #23 Rocket by Chamberlain
racecar, which carried a slick paint scheme memorializing the late
Richard "Pops" Sheltra, Dan started off by posting the fiftieth
fastest lap of the 123 entrants during the one-round qualifying session
on Saturday afternoon.
The Oak Creek, Wisconsin driver later finished sixth
in his loaded heat race, but then climbed to fifth in his B-Main to
earn the final transfer spot into the $50,000 to win feature event.
Dan, who won the prestigious 'World 100' back in 2003, ran solid early
in the 100-lapper before retiring after completing 31 circuits. He
wound up twenty-eighth in the final rundown at the "Big E."
Complete results from the 'World 100' can be obtained by clicking
Posted September 4, 2012
Dan Schlieper to Pilot Richard “Pops”
Sheltra Memorial Car at World 100
last weekend's rain-out of the 'Wix Filters Baltes Classic' at the
famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Dan Schlieper will now turn
his focus to the 42nd Annual 'World 100' at the "Big E."
Dan will make his season debut in the most prestigious event in the
Dirt Late Model industry on September 7-8 at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant. Qualifying will take place on Friday night, while the
heat races, consolation events, and the $45,000 to win 'World 100'
are all slated for Saturday evening.
Dan will be behind the wheel of a Mark Saul-owned entry
that will memorialize the late Richard “Pops” Sheltra.
Richard passed away on June 9, 2012 and many of the Sheltra family
members will be in attendance this weekend. Mark was the crew chief
for the Sheltra Motorsports dirt operation for several years and Dan
was very close to the Sheltra's as well. The #23 Rocket car that the
2003 'World 100' winner will pilot this weekend will be adorned with
a special paint scheme for Richard "Pops" Sheltra, along
with the familiar sponsorship logos of Sheltra & Sons Construction
and All About Flowers.
Car owner Mark Saul and Dan Schlieper would like to
thank everyone that has supported them for the upcoming 'World 100'
including: The Jones Group, Pro Power Racing, Bill & Josie Schlieper,
Duane Chamberlain Racing, TJ & Jake Dolhun - Wisconsin Steel,
Wide Open Graphics, Motorstate, Allstar Performance, Peterson Fluid
Systems, Ohlins Shocks, Wiles Driveshafts, Sweet Mfg., VP Race Fuels,
Wilwood Engineering, Five Star Bodies, Mason Racin', K-B Carburetors,
and Race Parts Fabrication by Chamberlain.
Posted August 22, 2012
Schlieper Set to Make 2012 Debut in Baltes
Classic at Big E
"Wisconsin Wildman" Dan Schlieper is set to make his 2012
debut behind the wheel on Sunday, September 2 at the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Dan has reached an agreement with Duane
Chamberlain Racing to pilot a #9 Rocket by Chamberlain entry in the
'Wix Filters Baltes Classic.' The American Late Model Series (ALMS)
showdown at the "Big E" over the Labor Day holiday weekend
will pay $3,000 to the winner. A special thanks goes to Duane Chamberlain,
Mark Saul, Pro Power Racing Engines, and Pardo's Towing.