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6PM to 9PM
All Classes welcome
$20.00 for car and driver. There will be no charge for crew members.
Open to the public, no admission fee to grandstands.
Rain Date: Thursday April 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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FASTENAL Presents the USMTS National Touring Series at the 2012 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Season Opener - Friday April 27th!
FOUNTAIN CITY, WI (March 27th, 2012) - Fastenal Company is joining forces with MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY to present the USMTS National
Touring series at the 2012 season opener on Friday April 27th!
Racers and race fans alike have come to know that the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) presents some of the best dirt modified racing
action throughout the United States . . . and MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owners Bob & Paula Timm and Tom & Tina Lockner are excited to
welcome them back to the Fountain City, WI speedway for the 2012 Fastenal Season opener, "We're really excited to have Fastenal along for the ride
at the 2012 season opener this year. We're really opening up the racing season with some thunder this year with the USMTS National Touring Series."
The competition in the USMTS National Touring series is the best Modified racing around. The mix of traveling super stars mixed in with the local
A-Mod drivers presents the best of both worlds for dirt racing fans.
The USMTS National Touring Series will be at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY as part of a triple header weekend of racing which starts Thursday
at Rice Lake Speedway, continues Friday night April 27th at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY 2012 season opener Presented by Fastenal and wraps
up Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway.
Not only will the on-track action be hot and heavy for this 2012 event, the money being paid out is on the increase as well; all events in this
National Touring Series will pay $400 to start with the event winner taking home a hefty $4000.00 check. All of this on-track action is also leading
towards a potentially huge payout for the racer who can grab the national championship; The 2012 USMTS National Point Champion will win a whopping
The 2012 series consists of 28 races at what USMTS Promoter Todd Staley considers to be the best tracks throughout the country and tracks can
participate by invitation only. Bob Timm takes the inclusion of MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY in the 2012 series as a huge compliment to his
speedway, "We consider it an honor that they have chosen MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY as one of those tracks. In just four years we've turned
a thought and a dream into facility that racers and fans alike really enjoy.
"We are expecting car counts to be upwards of 60-70 cars for this event - not counting all of the competitors who will be on hand for the other
support divisions that night as well", continued Timm, "I really think this could be one of our biggest events of the entire season. All of the best
and most popular Modified races in the country will be on hand with our own local racers as well. Friday April 27th will also be Fastenal Employee
night at the speedway, so we're looking forward to seeing many Fastenal Employees joining in for the fun with our regular crowd of race fans."
Also on the card for the 7:30 PM season opening spectacular will be the Iron Man USRA B-Mods, WISSOTA Street Stocks and MTS Pure Stocks
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is embarking upon its 4th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, WI. The 3/8 mile dark-clay
high-banked oval is one of the best speedways in the upper Midwest presenting dirt track racing in a fan and family friendly atmosphere every Friday
night through out the racing season.
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