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FALL FEST UPDATE: FRIDAY NIGHT RACING ONLY--See Below
Rain is appearing to be imminent for this Saturday. MTS has decided to adjust the Fall Fest Schedule. We will be running Saturday`s show on Friday night- OCTOBER 20th. This means SLINGSHOTS will begin at 5:00PM and the Outlaw Mini Mods will follow. All other classes will start at 6:30PM (Draw cut off is at 6PM). You are still welcome to spend the night. We will still be having a BIG BONFIRE after the races. Practice is still on for tonight - October 19th- 6-9PM ($25 per car/driver, everyone else is FREE). Drivers: FRIDAY NIGHT- Entry Fee is $30 and Pit Pass Adults $35, 12 & Under $15, 5 & under FREE. Pit Gates open at 3PM. Payout will be Saturday Night`s Payout. Pit Meeting at 6:10PM. 2017 MTS Points Champions will be carrying the flags during the National Anthem. Classes: Sr. & Jr. Slingshots (Saturday only), Outlaw Mini Mods, Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, MTS Hornets, MTS 600 Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Late Models, and USRA MODIFIEDS! Fans: COME FEEL THE THUNDER!! $15 adult, $13 seniors, Kids and College Students FREE. Front Gates open at 4:30PM. Kids Club: Painting Pumpkins, Dahl Auto Plaza Kids Zone is open, and the MTS Kids Club Bus will giving rides throughout the night. CHECK OUT our 2017 FALL FEST snapchat filter will be available on Friday! ALL DAY SPECIAL: Chips 2 for $1, Candy $1, Ring Pops 3 for $1, Small Laffy Taffy 5 for $1. Feel free to contact us at 608-687-3282 or email at mtsmarketing5@gmail.com. PLEASE SHARE.
 
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Friday  10/20/2017

9th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL!



Practice: Thursday October 19th - 6PM to 9PM

This year's 9th Annual Fall Festival will Feature NINE (9) Classes of cars for the Final race of the 2017 season!

On-Track action provided by ALL FIVE (5) USRA Classes (Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Late Models Presented by Big Toy Storage, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, & Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks). In addition we will also be running un-sanctioned "Midwest Mods" and "Street Stocks" along with Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets and redbox+ 600 Mods.

Outlaw Mini Mods will race on "The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY", along with the Sunshine Refuse "SR", "JR" Slingshots!

Come Join us for the final race of the 2017 season!

ADMISSION INFORMATION
Adult General Admission
$15.00
Seniors
$13.00
Kids (17 & Under) & College STUDENTS (23 & under - with current ID)
Absolutely FREE!!


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Click the "2017 FALL FESTIVAL" Banner just above to open the Official Event Flyer - Details, Payout, Admission, and more!


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09.09.17
KRIS JACKSON BEATS ADVERSITY AND THE COMPETITION TO CAPTURE THE $10,000-TO-WIN MODIFIED NATIONALS!
Timm, Sanders & Sorensen Win $2,000, $3,000 & $4,000-To-Win A-Mod Features!

Victory Lane!
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(Photo Credit: Chris Claunch Photography)

Under crystal clear skies, with perfect temperatures - the "6TH ANNUAL DAHL AUTO PLAZA MODIFIED NATIONALS" presented racers and race fans alike with an exceptional three-day experience to top all others!

By the time the final checkered flag was waiving, Kris Jackson was hoisting a $10,000 check above his head in the Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC Victory Lane; while Jake Timm, Rodney Sanders & Dustin Sorensen were celebrating A-Mod feature wins . . .

05.01.17
UPDATED: 08.18.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY UPS THE EXCITEMENT WITH THE "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is ready to rock the 4-cylinder world with the all new "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!
2017 Redneck 200 Flyer
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Registration is NOW open for the 2017 "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!

Step 1: Call 608-687-3282 to be put on the list (Open to the FIRST 100 Cars!)

Step 2: Fill out registration form (Or write down information on a sheet of paper) and MAIL to MTS 1140 72nd Ave Minnesota City, MN 55959. It must be turned in with the $200 within a week to stay on the entry list.

Step 3: Download the MTS phone app to get the latest updates and/or LIKE the Redneck 200 Facebook Event.

Rules for the "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200" are available HERE.


08.25.17
CLINTON BUZZES IN FROM IA TO GRAB THE $1,000-TO-WIN HORNET SWARM AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Angst, Hofer, Hale, Holthaus, Schmitt, Schloegel, Boland, & Stockhausen Crowned Season Champions on Minnesota State College Southeast Night

Victory Lane!
Victory Lane!
Victory Lane!
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Race fans were treated to a tremendous night of racing as almost 150 cars registered into the pits for the final regular season points paying event of the 2017 season - a night that would wrap up battles for 2017 track championships at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY, before the big specials ramp up to wrap up the year!

Coming into Friday night's event, MANY battles for positions throughout the point standings were still undecided in ALL divisions. The battles that took center stage and garnered all the attention, however, were for the division championships in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division and the redbox+ 600 Mod division.

In the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division four drivers - Alex Williamson (#15W), Parker Hale (#28 - 2015 MTS Track Champion), Erik Kanz (#23K - 2012 MTS Track Champion), & Ryan Olson (#21) - entered the evening separated by just FIVE (5) points!
  • Alex Williamson - 911 pts
  • Ryan Olson - 910 pts
  • Parker Hale - 909 pts
  • Erik Kanz - 906 pts
In the redbox+ 600 Mod division four drivers - Bruce Schmitt (#80), Greg Wohletz (#32 - 2012 MTS Track Champion), Chris Gilbertson (#4G - three regular season feature wins @ MTS), & Brad Kramer (#13 - 2 regular season feature wins @ MTS) - entered the evening separated by 62 points. In overall points, the order was Schmitt, Wohletz, Gilbertson, Kramer - but the 600 Mod drivers are allowed to drop their single worst regular season points finish from the total; meaning that after the mathematical gymnastics, the order was Wohletz, Schmitt, Gilbertson, Kramer. While Kramer, down by 46 points, probably didn't stand any chance at a championship - the top 3 (Wohletz, Schmitt & Gilbertson) were only separated by 10 points!
  • Greg Wohletz - 894 pts
  • Bruce Schmitt - 887 pts
  • Chris Gilbertson - 884 pts
  • Brad Kramer - 848 pts
Fans were going to need calculators as the evening progressed . . .

05.04.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY ALREADY PREPARING FOR 2017 MOD NATIONALS!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is already making plans for the 2017 edition of the Modified Nationals!
2017 Mod Nationals Flyer    2017 Mod Nationals Registration
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THE 2017 MODIFIED NATIONALS are coming!

2016 competitors have first opportunity to sign up, and then it will be OPEN to anyone on May 15th! This year, it is the first 240 cars to register. Same rules as 2016, but different qualifying rules. Please call 608-687-3282 with questions.

Stay tuned to the official MTS web site (www.MississippiThunder.com) or the MTS FaceBook page as details emerge.


04.16.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR "MIXED-MODIFIEDS" TO COMPETE DURING 2017 SEASON
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to release the following announcement designed to allow WISSOTA-Type Modified competitors to join the fun racing with the highly competitive Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified division during the 2017 season!

"Attention Modifed drivers: New for 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY will allow WISSOTA-Type Modifieds to run their rule package on the Hoosier tire. The only exception will be that regardless of your WISSOTA type engine package nobody utilizing the Hoosier tire will be allowed to have a spoiler over 5". There will be no mixing of rules. You will still need to buy a USRA License temp or permanent to race.

Below is the the 2017 Payout for Modifieds that will include a $600.00 added pay spot when we have 20 cars or more. This payout ALSO includes a $100.00 winner's bonus thanks to Wehrs Machine!

Please spread the word and lets see if we can hit the 20 car mark every week!"

2017 RIVERCITY MANUFACTURING USRA MODIFIED
PAYOUT

Place

Pay

Pay

1st

$700

$700

2nd

$500

$600
ADDED
PAY
SPOT!

3rd

$400

$500

4th

$300

$400

5th

$200

$300

6th

$175

$200

7th

$150

$175

8th

$125

$150

9th

$100

$125

10th

$100

$100

11th

$100

$100

12th

$100

$100

13th

$100

$100

14th

$100

$100

15th

$100

$100

16th

$100

$100

17th

$100

$100

18th

$100

$100

19th

$100

$100

20th

$100

$100

21st

$100

$100

22nd

$100

$100

23rd

$100

$100

24th

$100

$100


20+ Mod Payout at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!


03.20.17
ARTICLE COVERING MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY USRA LATE MODELS!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY continues to receive exciting coverage about our up-coming 2017 racing season! Recently USRARacing.com posted a great article about the USRA Late Models . . .

via USRARacing.com
USRA Late Model explosion continues


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Beginning in 2017, the USRA Late Model division will have a national points fund and a national champion will be crowned in the Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner/promoter Bob Timm has spearheaded the development and growth of the USRA Late Models, and several new venues are set to welcome the full-fendered machines during the 2017 racing season.

Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa; Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa; Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa; and Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., will work together to add an additional 18 races for the USRA Late Models in 2017.

The following schedule is in addition to all Friday night weekly races at the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY:

April 22 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
May 13 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
May 20 - Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
May 27 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
June 16 - Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa
June 17 - Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
June 22 - Cresco Speedway Cresco, Iowa (Fair Race)
June 29 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
July 1 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (Firecracker Special)
July 2 - Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
July 27 - Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis.
July 29 - Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Aug. 3 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
Aug. 10 - Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis.
Aug. 12 - Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sept. 14 - Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. (Legendary)
Sept. 16 - Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sept. 21 - Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis. (Punky Manor)

Please mark your calendars and support as many of these events as you can . . .

Read the article, which can be viewed on the USRA web site.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is looking forward to an EXCITING & FUN 2017 LATE MODEL season!!!


03.20.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY RELEASES BEAUTIFUL FULL-COLOR SCHEDULE FOR 2017 SEASON!


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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is happy to release a printable FULL-COLOR copy of the schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. "We are glad to provide this printable copy of our 2017 schedule", said MTS Marketing / Event Coordinator Kasi Johnson, "so that racers, fans, sponsors, and supporters can print a copy and hang it in a convinient place so that they'll always know what's coming up next at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!"


02.14.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY began the new year of 2017 by releasing initial details for what looks to be an amazing and exciting 9th year of action at the fast, wide and racy "BIG 1/3-MILE" situated just an echo away from the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River which creates the border between West-Central Wisconsin and South-Eastern Minnesota!

Returning for another season of excitement will be weekly on-track action from:
  • Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds,
  • Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Late Models Presented by Big Toy Storage,
  • Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods,
  • REDBOX+ 600 Mods,
  • Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks,
  • MTS Hornets,
    and
  • Sunshine Refuse "SR" & "JR" Slingshots (on The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY)
A tentative 2017 season schedule has been put together which once again presents all the ingredients necessary to make Friday Nights at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY the "Must Be There" destination for racers and race fans alike!

The tentative 2017 schedule gets the green flag compliments of an open invitation to both racers and fans with the 2017 car show scheduled for Saturday April 22nd at Dahl Auto Plaza in their brand new state-of-the-art dealership at 1201 W Hwy 61 in Winona.

Once the new machinery has been unveiled, the next date on the schedule is the 2017 Season Opener on Friday April 28th! Other highlights of the 20 week season include:
  • 1st Annual Steamboat Days Race for a Cause Night! A first ever TUESDAY program with General Admission just $5 OR FREE with a Steamboat Days button - June 13th
  • USMTS Event - May 26th
  • 9th Annual Rivercity Rumble with $2,000 to win for both USRA A & B Mods - June 30th,
  • 9th Annual Baehman B-Mod Challenge (with USRA Stock Cars) - July 28th,
  • 3rd Annual Hornet Swarm - August 18th,
  • 2017 Season Championships - August 25th,
  • "DAHL AUTO PLAZA 6TH ANNUAL MODIFIED NATIONALS" - Sept 7th through Sept 9th,
  • 9th Annual Fall Festival - October 6th & 7th,
  • and
  • several visits by the USRA Stock Cars and the Victory Promotions 600 Mods Touring Series
The tentative 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Schedule can be viewed on the web site's "Schedule" page.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is truly excited to be looking forward to the 2017 season - and we hope you will join us for a EXCITING, FUN and FAMILY FRIENDLY FRIDAY NIGHTS!!!


01.16.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CONTINUES THE EXPANSION OF THE USRA LATE MODEL DIVISION!!

National Points Fund, National Champion along with additional dates at Cedar Lake Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway, West Union, Cresco, & Red Cedar Speedway!

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY continues to ride a wave of enthusiasm with more BREAKING NEWS for the USRA Late Model Division!



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New for 2017, USRA will be having a National Point Fund for Late Models and will crown a National Champion for the class! Thanks to USRA and Boubin tire for their support of the Late Model class!

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner/promoter Bob Timm explained via social media, "I have also been working hard with other area tracks to put together some races so drivers in this class can race more and travel to some new venues. A big thanks to Cedar Lake Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway, West Union, Cresco, and Red Cedar Speedway for working togther to schedule another 18 races for USRA Late Models in 2017!"

The following schedule is in addition to all Friday Night weekly races at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY:
  • April 22nd - Cedar Lake
  • May 13th - Cedar Lake
  • May 20th - Decorah
  • May 27th - Cedar Lake
  • June 16th - West Union
  • June 17th - Decorah
  • June 22nd - Cresco (Fair Race)
  • June 29th - Cedar Lake
  • July 1st - Cedar Lake (Firecracker Special)
  • July 2nd - Cresco
  • July 27th - Red Cedar
  • July 29th - Decorah
  • August 3rd - Cedar Lake
  • August 10th - Red Cedar
  • August 12th - Decorah
  • Sept 14th - Cedar Lake (Legendary)
  • Sept 16 - Decorah
  • Sept 21st - Red Cedar (Punky Manor)

Please mark your schedules and try to support as many of these events as you can so we can keep them going!

Stay tuned as we may be adding one or two more event to this schedule.


05.01.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES RACE FANS TO DOWNLOAD THE ALL NEW MTS APP!

MTS App
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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is taking Good Ol' Dirt Track Racing to the Next Generation with the introduction of the all new MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY App; download it today, from the App Store FOR FREE! The all new MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY App allows users to conveniently gather the latest information related to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY via their favorite mobile device!

Currently available for both Apple and Android devices, this handy little pocket helper allows race fans to keep up to date with information from their favorite summer destination:
  • Lineups,
  • Track Information,
  • 2016 Program,
  • Location,
  • Local campgrounds, bars, and restaurants around the track,
  • Link to our Facebook page,
  • 2017 Schedule,
  • Notification pushes about cancellations or food or drink specials,
  • Kids Club Information,
  • Link to Race Monitor,
  • Weather,
  • MUCH MORE!
All of this information, and more, available from the convenience of your own personal device!

So, visit the App Store today, and download your own personal "front door" to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY . . . the all new MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY App!


MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES YOUNGSTERS TO JOIN THE "MTS KIDS CLUB"!!

One of the main goals for MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owners Bob and Paula Timm and Tom and Tina Lockner, when they first bought MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY was to make it a true "Family Friendly" destination. In an effort to make sure that race fans of all ages are enjoying themselves, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is happy to announce the creation of the "MTS KIDS CLUB".

Youngsters can join the "MTS KIDS CLUB" for a chance to make their next visit to the track a truly memorable occasion.

Each and every race night, a lucky member of the "MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - JR. FAN CLUB" will be selected for a special prize!

The special prize will be something different every night! It could be:
  • A chance to be a "Junior Race Official", waiving the flag during a REAL RACE on top of the official MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Flag-Stand!
  • An official trip into the pits to see the mechanics working on a real race-car . . . maybe even sit in the driver's seat and wear the helmet!
  • A chance to meet your favorite MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY race-car driver - and get their autograph!
  • A chance to meet the official MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY race announcers - and actually announce a race or two to the entire crowd!
  • A trip to the official MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Victory Platform to award the big trophy to the race winner!
  • Maybe something different and even MORE EXCITING!
For more details, click the "MTS Kids Club" link at the top of the web site, or click right here.

Let the young race fans of today, make awesome racing memories for tomorrow, by joining the MTS KIDS CLUB!


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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY has changed quite a bit since Bob & Paula Timm and Tom & Tina Lockner took ownership of the facility over the winter following the 2008 season. If you haven't yet visited our speedway, you are cordially invited to take a look with this gorgeous aerial photo taken May 28th, 2010! (click the photo for a larger version)


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