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Enjoy the tricks and treats . . . and don't forget about the
2018 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET
Sat. January 19th
at the Black Horse Bar & Grill
be reserved in advance by calling 507-474-2750.
Music to follow Awards Ceremony!
There will be a "ton" of free door prizes given out through the evening, as well as a few special prizes for the kids!
Wrapping up the evening will be LIVE MUSIC from the band Burnin' Whiskey!
KRIS JACKSON BEATS ADVERSITY AND THE COMPETITION TO CAPTURE THE $10,000-TO-WIN MODIFIED NATIONALS!
By Dan Bailey
FOUNTAIN CITY, WI (Saturday September 09, 2017) – 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.
The entire experience for Jackson, however, did not get off to the greatest of starts; during pre-event practice Wednesday evening the Lebenon, Mo racer ruined
the engine tucked inside his #65!
"I spent the night trying to get in touch with my engine builder," Jackson explained, "and didn't even really know if I was going to have an engine to race or not.
The replacement engine got (to the track) about an hour before my first heat race Thursday evening!"
The thrashing and wrenching needed to get Jackson's car ready for competition left little, if any, time for diagnostics or advanced preperations - it was an
old-school situation of drop the power-plant in and see what happens.
What happened was a story that will be recounted many times over in the shop and, most probably, by race fans in the grandstands many times over. Jackson, and
his untested, origins unknown, back-corner workshop power plant, bested the best and raced his way to a $10,000 pay day by winning the "6th Annual Dahl Auto Plaza
Through the first half of Saturday night's high-dollar feature, Jackson appeared ready to present a "snoozer" to the fans - pulling away and leading by a large
margin. But, after a halfway break, Jackson suddenly had company out front. Multi-time weekly feature winner at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Shaun Walski used
the mid-race restart to keep his #95 just off the rear of Jackson's car.
"It might have been a bit of 'cat and mouse'," Walski explained afterwards, "I was racing Kris, but I really didn't want to show everything too early. Once I got
down to the final few laps, I knew it was time to go."
From Jackson's point of view, he knew that a challenge would come sooner or later. "I knew he (Walski) was coming but figured he would be on the top side of the
track." Jackson explained from Victory Lane, after fending off Walski's challenge and collecting the win, "I love racing with guys that want to race and pass you clean."
Walski actually got around Jackson during the final couple circuits, for a corner or two, only to have Jackson zip right past to reclaim his hold on the top spot.
Jackson raced to the win, followed by Walski and three other weekly racers to complete the top-5; JT Wasmund, Ryan Olson & Parker Hale finished third, fourth and
In the Modified portion of the three-day event, Jake Timm, Rodney Sanders & Dustin Sorensen won $2000, $3000 & $4000 features - Thursday, Friday and Saturday night!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is located 3.0 miles north of Fountain City on Wisconsin Highway 35. For more information, call 608-687-3282 or
visit www.MississippiThunder.com on the World Wide Web.
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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is presenting its 9th 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.
For all details, continue visiting the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY web site: www.MississippiThunder.com
RESULTS - 6TH ANNUAL DAHL AUTO PLAZE MODIFIED NATIONALS
MTS results at MyLaps.com
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