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Thursday  11/23/2017

Thanksgiving!



Enjoy everything for which you should be thankful . . . and don't forget to check back often for details about the
2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET!

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11.01.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY PREPARES TO HAND OUT THE HARDWARE!!
2017 CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET IS NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE




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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is pleased to release details of the upcoming 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET, which will wrap up what was an exciting and successful 2017 season at one of the favorite dirt tracks of fans & drivers alike in the upper mid-west!

The 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET will be on Saturday, January 20th at The Black Horse Bar and Grill in Winona, MN.

Schedule of events is as follows:
  • 5:30PM Doors Open
  • 7:00PM Awards:
  • Sunshine Refuse SLINGSHOTS
  • Harmston Trucking MTS HORNETS
  • Jailhouse Saloon USRA HOBBY STOCKS
  • redbox+ 600 MODS
  • Centerville Welding & Repair USRA LATE MODELS presented by Big Toy Storage
  • Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-MODS
  • Rivercity Manufacturing USRA MODIFIEDS
  • Live Music to follow!
Ticket Prices are only $10 for adults & just $5 for children (12 & under).

Door prizes will be given away through the night. There will be appetizers and two half barrels of beer on the house!

In an effort to make sure that the evening is both fun and safe, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is making sure that Transportation to the Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Riverport will be available.

Come out and help us celebrate the 2017 Race Season!

Call/ Text 608-687-3282 or email marketing5@gmail.com and get your tickets today. Ticket sales will be in advance only. Payment is due by Wednesday, January 10th. Tickets will be picked up at the door.

Send money to: MTS 1140 72nd Ave Minnesota City, MN 55959.

We will reserve 8 long tables for the 2017 Track Champions. No other table reservations will be taken.

For more information, call us 608-687-3282.

The 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET is open to the public. While a majority of the attendees are racers who will be receiving awards, it is a great night for family members, sponsors and fans as well to spend the evening with the recipients and enjoy the fun & relaxing evening as trophies are awarded to drivers who finished in the Top-5 in the track point standings in each class that competed at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY throughout the 2017 season.


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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