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12.06.15
THE 2015 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET!



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By Dan Bailey
Winona, MN (Saturday December 5th, 2015) Friends, Family, Fans, and Fun; those are just a few of the aspects of local racing that continue to make it so popular. But the competition of the sport is always one of the highlights, and those who can best the competition are always rewarded. For the seventh year in a row, the racers, their families, crew members, car owners, sponsors, & speedway staff joined together at Winona's Riverport Inn & Suites to remember the completed racing season and celebrate those who enjoyed a successful season, at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY's 2015 Championship Banquet.

After a delicious dinner presented by the Riverport Inn & Suites staff, it was time to begin the awards portion of the evening.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner Bob Timm began by announcing, much to the delight of racers, that 2016 will continue on much of the success enjoyed in 2015:
  • USRA Ltd Late Models will return for a second year of growth,
  • USRA A Mods will return for another season,
  • USRA B Mods will return for another season,
  • WISSOTA Super Stocks will return for another season,
  • MTS Hornets and 600 Mods will return for another season,
  • Action will resume on "The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY" as the future competitors of the sport return for another season in Slingshots,
  • USRA Hobby Stocks will take the place of MTS Sportsman to continue the offer of a full-bodied entry level division
Super Stock competitors will enjoy the fact that Jay Orrichio and Coordinated Business Systems along with Jeff Brauer and Brauer Roofing Inc. will be returning for another season of involvement with bonus money. Coordinated Business Systems will once again return as the division's title sponsor.

Then it was time for MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY announcers Dan Bailey and Dan Deicher to pass out the hardware! The top-5 finishers in the point standings of all 8 weekly MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY divisions, as well the Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series, were awarded with Trophies (ranging in size from 3 to 6 feet in height), and the top-10 in the one WISSOTA and three USRA divisions were also given their series points fund checks.

The 2015 award winners were as follows:

USRA Ltd Late Models
Presented by Liquid Nitro Energy Drinks and Steve Yaggy Trucking
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
National Standings
1
11
Lance Hofer
Cochrane, WI
1403
CHAMPION
6
13
15
5
CHAMPION
2
24
Justin Sass
Elgin, MN
1327
-76
3
13
14
6
2nd
3
13
Ryan Konkel
Winona, MN
1248
-155
2
8
14
2
3rd
4
81
Cody Gardner
Winona, MN
992
-411
1
5
11
1
4th
5
76
Quinn Arnoldy
Winona, MN
990
-413
0
3
12
--
5th
6
4
Troy Hovey
Decorah, IA
970
-433
1
9
10
5
6th
7
01
Shaun Mann
Buffalo City, WI
934
-469
1
5
12
2
7th
8
55
Bob Fort
Fountain City, WI
876
-527
0
4
10
2
8th
9
77
Tom Brink
Winona, MN
849
-554
0
7
9
1
9th
10
80J
Lee Jonsgaard
MN City, MN
848
-555
0
0
11
1
10th



Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
National Standings
1
24
Brad Waits
Rochester, MN
1222
CHAMPION
6
14
14
7
4th
2
99
Josh Angst
Winona, MN
1022
-200
1
10
12
2
19th
3
49JT
Jake Timm
Winona, MN
1006
-214
0
5
13
3
36th
4
94JR
John Doelle
Arcadia, WI
974
-248
0
1
10
2
155th
5
21
Jacob Bleess
Chatfield, MN
851
-371
1
6
11
3
29th
6
15
Chris Loberg
Menomonie, WI
775
-447
0
0
2
0
112th
7
44x
LeRoy Scharkey
Rochester, MN
769
-453
0
0
3
0
207th
8
18
Mick Glenn
Minnesota City, MN
742
-480
0
1
4
0
186th
9
4A
Joel Alberts
Mantorville, MN
689
-533
0
3
8
3
57th
10
0
Les Duellman
Winona, MN
676
-546
0
3
6
0
89th



Coordinated Business Systems WISSOTA Super Stocks
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
National Standings
1
7R
Tommy Richards
Mondovi, WI
824
CHAMPION
12 !!
15
15
8
3rd
2
34
Jeff Brauer
Eyota, MN
773
-51
0
15
15
5
9th
3
22
Dan Nissalke
Winona, MN
727
-97
1
9
15
5
58th
4
47
Jon Duffy
Winona, MN
700
-124
0
2
14
2
72nd
5
37
Jay Oricchio
Ellsworth, WI
669
-155
0
7
13
1
104th
6
94
Kevin Hager
Kellogg, MN
622
-202
0
1
9
0
39th
7
88
Troy Langowski
Winona, MN
605
-219
0
7
12
3
122nd
8
55H
AJ Hoff
Mantorville, MN
483
-341
0
2
8
0
40th
9
35
JR Tourtellott
Galesville, WI
407
-416
0
0
4
0
199th
10
1M
Curt Myers
Cameron, WI
347
-477
2
4
7
5
1st



Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
National Standings
1
28
Parker Hale
Grand Meadow, MN
1271
CHAMPION
4
14
14
5
25th
2
23K
Erik Kanz
Winona, MN
1208
-63
4
10
13
9
7th
3
12K
Casey Knutson
Spring Grove, MN
1162
-109
1
9
13
6
30th
4
Wild 1
Jon Van Minsel
Spring Grove, MN
1150
-121
1
7
11
7
38th
5
31
Bill Stettner
Inver Grove Heights, MN
995
-276
0
0
6
--
93rd
6
90
Tyler Creeley
Winona, MN
973
-298
0
1
8
1
126th
7
85
Ben Moudry
Hastings, MN
908
-363
0
8
10
1
20th
8
00R
Chad Rosendahl
Houston, MN
830
-441
0
0
8
3
96th
9
15W
Alex Williamson
Rushford, MN
828
-443
1
5
7
4
21st
10
21
Ryan Olson
Strum, WI
786
-485
0
3
9
5
214th



Jailhouse Saloon Sportsman
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
1
4J
Jordan Becker
Caledonia, MN
740
CHAMPION
8
13
14
10
2
94
Lee Hager
Kellogg, MN
731
-9
0
14
15
0
3
33
Derek Sutton
Bluff Siding, WI
716
-24
4
12
15
1
4
11
Jeremy Oakes
Cresco, IA
715
-25
0
10
15
3
5
2X
Nate Butterfield
Galesville, WI
683
-57
0
7
15
0



Redbox+ 600 Modifieds
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
1
01X
Kyle Jumbeck
Houston, MN
958
CHAMPION
5
8
8
2
2
4G
Chris Gilbertson
Trempealeau, WI
922
-36
1
8
8
6
3
32
Greg Wohletz
Winona, MN
915
-43
2
6
8
2
4
17
Kurt Kramer
Minnesota City, MN
743
-215
0
2
6
2
5
88
Mike James
Winona, MN
718
-240
0
1
7
0



Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
1
21X
Curt Luhmann
Rushford, MN
990
CHAMPION
2
K9
John Griffin
Caledonia, MN
895
-95
3
40
Bob Cisewski
Winona, MN
843
-147
4
7X
Chad Dugan
IA
778
-212
5
44
Jake Cisewski
Winona, MN
694
-296
6
75
Michael Minnier
IA
691
-299
7
49
Jake Steere
IA
651
-339
8
96
Troy Soiney
IA
640
-350
9
04
Hunter Cisewski
Winona, MN
636
-354
10
43
Brett Knapp
IA
511
-479
2015 Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series Champion, Curt Luhmann, received a brand new Chassis and Body valued at $3,300 - presented by Xcel Chassis and Cook Racing Supplies! Luhmann was also awarded with the American Racer Tires Champions Jacket!
2015 Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series runner-up, John Griffin, received a brand new Body valued at $550 - presented by Cook Racing Supplies!
"Lucky 7 Design Company" sponsored the "Lucky 7 Drawing" for a complete absolutely free vinyl wrap for 2016 - this was a random drawing of those drivers who finished in the top-7 in points. Winner was . . . John Griffin!
2015 Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series Rookie Of The Year title was awarded to Chad Dugan!



MTS Hornets
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
Heat Race
Wins
1
26S
Johnny Severtson
Onalaska, WI
1352
CHAMPION
9
13
14
11
2
50
Bill Wolfe
Holmen, WI
1129
-223
1
8
11
1
3
11
Fletcher Milene
Winona, MN
1045
-307
0
3
10
0
4
52
Hunter Nelson
Rushford, MN
1023
-329
0
8
10
0
5
14
Steven O'Brien
Red Wing, MN
963
-389
0
1
7
0



Sunshine Refuse "A" Midwest Mini Modifieds
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
1
60M
Colby Mann
Cresco, IA
1030
CHAMPION
3
10
12
2
17
Matthew LaDuke
Cochrane, WI
1012
-18
2
11
12
3
34jr
Braden Brauer
Eyota, MN
979
-51
1
10
13
4
11
Levi Sand
Caledonia, MN
969
-61
0
10
13
5
16
Jake James
Winona, MN
873
-157
0
2
11



Sunshine Refuse "B" Midwest Mini Modifieds
Pos.
Car #
Driver
Hometown
Points
Behind
Feature
Wins
Feature
Top-5s
Feature
Top-10s
1
75
Cole Suckow
Cresco, IA
1059
CHAMPION
7
10
12
2
34
Triton Kruse
Fountain City, WI
1043
-16
4
10
13
3
50
Gavin Tarras
New Richland, MN
1018
-41
1
11
13
4
88B
Brady Boland
Winona, MN
989
-70
1
11
13
5
79
Wyatt Hanson
Osseo, WI
914
-145
0
4
12


As the evening progressed, the crowd was treated to door prizes from wide variety of local, area and regional businesses which continue to support MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY. A public thank you was offered to those supporters for the hundreds door prizes provided for the evening's festivities: Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC, Tom's Lock Service, CPD Racing Shocks, Mississippi Welders Supply, Warehouse Liquor, Great Clips, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Pin Up, Anytime Fitness, Midtown Foods, Suntan City, Graphic Image, Zibelle's, Motor Parts & Equipment, Heart's Desire, Off Center Design, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, MN State Colleges - Southeast Technical, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Winona, Severson Oil, Kwik Trip, Insty Prints, Images on Metal, Topper's Pizza, Godfather's Pizza, Wehrs machine & Racing Products, Winona Boat Tour, Becher's NAPA Auto Parts of Winona, Fastenal, Elmer's Auto Salvage, Les Duellman Racing, as well as many others.

After the 90 minute awards ceremony, the crowd mingled and danced the night away to the fun and music from Rip-Roarin' Entertainment!

Congratulations to all competitors and especially the award winners from the 2015 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY season - here's looking forward to 2016!

The 2015 Championship Banquet officially wraps up MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY's 7th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, WI.

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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY enjoyed presenting its 7th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, WI. The high-banked 1/3 mile dark-clay oval is quickly becoming known as one of the best speedways in the upper Midwest presenting dirt track racing in a fan and family friendly atmosphere every Friday night throughout the racing season. Plans are already being made for the 8th season of action - 2016!

For all details, continue visiting the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY web site: www.MississippiThunder.com



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