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Friday  7/30/2021

The 2nd Annual 12K-To-Win K-TOWN KLASH

Casey Knutson Memorial

presented by FASTENAL!





4:00 pm - Pit Gates Open

5:30pm - General Admission Gates Open

7:30 pm Start - Opening Ceremonies followed by green-flag action by Black Horse Bar and Grill USRA B-Mods, Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Centerville Welding and Repair USRA Late Models, & Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks

ADMISSION INFORMATION
Adult General Admission
$15.00
Senior Citizens (65+)
$13.00
College Students (23 & under with valid ID)
$5.00
Teens (13-17)
$5.00
ALL Kids 12 and under
Absolutely FREE!


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05.08.21
MADDEN HOLDS ON FOR $22,500 VICTORY WITH NIGHT TWO DAIRYLAND SHOWDOWN WIN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Former Track Champ Dustin Sorensen Rebounds With USRA Modified Win on Night Two Of Two-Day Special!



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MTS Winners
MTS Winners

Photos Compliments of: MTS & Andrew Howe Photography

By WorldOfOutlaws.com & Dan Bailey
FOUNTAIN CITY, WI (Saturday May 8, 2021) – The Dairyland Showdown at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY lived up to its billing. After 60 laps of slide jobs, crossovers, and battles through traffic, it was Chris Madden who stood tall in Victory Lane Saturday.

The Gray Court, SC driver took the lead from three-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard early, en route to his second win of 2021. It’s also Madden’s 30th career World of Outlaws victory.

Even though Madden led most of the race, he didn’t have much time to breathe. “Smokey” was challenged from start-to-finish in the 60-lap Feature. After he dealt with Sheppard, it was Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Gustin who tried to steal the top spot toward the end.

Madden knew he was in for a battle when he saw the Marshalltown, IA driver move into second.

“I watched [Gustin] go around here all weekend, and that boy’s tough,” Madden said. “When he got into second, I said boy, you better get your elbows up and give it all you got.”

A couple of late restarts kept Gustin on Madden’s back bumper, but “The Reaper” didn’t have enough to get by.

Madden used his experience to make sure he saw the checkered flag first.

“I just had to make sure I hit my marks, and not slip my wheels when I didn’t need to,” Madden said. “I just had to do the best I could do, and if they beat me, they beat me.”

While Gustin settled for second –his best World of Outlaws finish – the rookie was still happy with his performance at a place he’s familiar with.

“I love [MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY], it’s my favorite racetrack in the country,” Gustin said. “It’s huge to know you can actually run up front and be a contender, and it feels really good. Hopefully this is the upside of things.”

Brandon Sheppard and Kyle Strickler were locked in an exciting battle for most of the race. The “High Side Tickler” attempted multiple slide jobs on Sheppard, but the “Rocket Shepp” powered underneath him to get the position back each time.

While he managed to cross the line in third ahead of Strickler, the New Berlin, IL driver wasn’t happy with Strickler after the race.

“The eight car couldn’t pass me without hitting me, I don’t know what his problem is,” Sheppard said.

Strickler had a different view of what happened.

“I don’t think we touched, but I need to run over him because I feel like I’m giving him too much room, and being too nice to him,” Strickler said. “There was times I was clear and needed to commit to the slider.

“It doesn’t matter who he is or who he drives for. He puts his pants on the same way I do, so I’m going to go out there and run as hard as we can.”

Strickler’s fourth-place finish is his first top-five since February at DIRTcar Nationals.

Tim McCreadie crossed the line fifth, rebounding from an early setback. T-Mac had to start last in his Drydene Heat Race, after his time was disallowed for not going to the scales after Qualifying.

Sheppard leaves MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY with a 60 point lead over Madden in the standings. Strickler is third—120 points back. Tyler Bruening is fourth—146 points behind, and Ricky Weiss is fifth—156 points out of first.

DUSTIN SORENSEN FIRES BACK WITH MODIFIED FEATURE WIN

Just one night after suffering a mechanical failure while enjoying a great heat race run with his #19 Late Model, during the first evening portion of the World Of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model event, former MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Track Champion Dustin Sorensen bounced back with a stereotypical run around the outside of "The Big 1/3-Mile" on his way to an smile-widening victory with his Carrol's Corn #19 USRA Modified.

Sorensen battled the strong field from a starting spot deep in the line-up and by lap 19 was in the runner-up position, ready to challenge second heat-race winner A.J. Diemel for the lead that he'd held since lap two.

After handing the second place position in the running order over to Sorensen on lap 17, Jake ONeil hitched the front of his #0 onto the rear of Sorensen's #19 and followed him past Diemel on lap 22.

That's the way to final three were stamped into the results: Sorensen, ONeil then Diemel.

Heat race winners Rodney Sanders and Calvin Iverson endured less than successful runs on the second night, with Sanders calling it an evening on lap 10 while Iverson dropped to the back after an early race caution, only to battle up to a sixteenth place finish.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY returns to green-flag action next Friday May 14th with Night #2 of "FREE County Fans Night"!!

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY welcomes fans from: Pierce (WI), Houston (MN), Floyd (IA) with absolutely FREE Grandstand General Admission (ID with proof of residence required). And remember, it's the 2021 policy of MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY that all members of Law Enforcement are welcomed to the track with free grandstand addmission (with proper ID) all season long!

The evening's festivities begin at 6:15 pm with the hour long "MTS Happy Hour"; 7:15 Opening Ceremonies will be followed by green-flag action from Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modidieds, Centerville Welding and Repair USRA Late Models presented by Big Toy Storage, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks & Sunshine Refuse MTS Hornets!
  • Adult Grandstand admission just $15
  • Senior Citizens (65 & Older) only $13
  • Students (13-17) only $5
  • Children 12 & under ABSOLUTELY FREE!
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 13th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, WI. The high-banked 1/3 mile dark-clay oval has become known as one of the best speedways in the upper Midwest presenting dirt track racing in a fan and family friendly atmosphere Friday nights throughout the racing season.

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



RESULTS - SATURDAY MAY 8th

5/8/2021 Night #2 of The Dairyland Showdown presented by Dynamic Concrete Resurfacing at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

Morton Buildings Feature (60 Laps)-1. 44-Chris Madden [1][$22,500]; 2. 19R-Ryan Gustin [10][$10,000]; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$5,000]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler [4][$4,000]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie [13][$3,500]; 6. 97-Cade Dillard [8][$3,000]; 7. 49-Jake Timm [5][$2,800]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening [9][$2,700]; 9. 28M-Jimmy Mars [6][$2,600]; 10. B1-Brent Larson [19][$2,500]; 11. 18B-Shannon Babb [15][$2,000]; 12. 11-Gordy Gundaker [18][$1,800]; 13. 32S-Chris Simpson [12][$1,600]; 14. 7-Ricky Weiss [21][$1,500]; 15. 29-Spencer Diercks [16][$1,400]; 16. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [17][$1,300]; 17. 77-Jordan Yaggy [24][$1,200]; 18. 32-Bobby Pierce [3][$1,200]; 19. 99B-Boom Briggs [7][$1,200]; 20. 15-Nick Anvelink [22][$1,200]; 21. 74-Mitch McGrath [14][$1,200]; 22. 20-Rodney Sanders [11][$1,200]; 23. 90-Lance Matthees [25][$1,200]; 24. 25J-Jared Siefert [20][$1,200]; 25. 28-Dennis Erb [23][$1,200] Hard Charger: B1-Brent Larson[+9]

Qualifying Flight-A –1. 32-Bobby Pierce, 13.613; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars, 13.927; 3. 97-Cade Dillard, 13.935; 4. 44-Chris Madden, 14.045; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening, 14.072; 6. 18B-Shannon Babb, 14.088; 7. 7-Ricky Weiss, 14.091; 8. 20-Rodney Sanders, 14.117; 9. 10S-Taylor Scheffler, 14.171; 10. 25-Chad Simpson, 14.187; 11. B1-Brent Larson, 14.347; 12. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 14.442; 13. 55C-Chad Mahder, 14.501; 14. 99JR-Frank Heckenast, 14.513; 15. 43-Jeremy Grady, 14.559; 16. 28-Dennis Erb, 14.744; 17. 90-Lance Matthees, 14.85; 18. 10-Paul Parker, 14.882; DQ. 39-Tim McCreadie, 13.889

Qualifying Flight-B-1. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 13.889; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs, 14.145; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin, 14.169; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler, 14.282; 5. 74-Mitch McGrath, 14.323; 6. 32S-Chris Simpson, 14.355; 7. 49-Jake Timm, 14.402; 8. 76-Blair Nothdurft, 14.485; 9. 15-Nick Anvelink, 14.536; 10. 24-Brad Waits, 14.585; 11. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck, 14.612; 12. 29-Spencer Diercks, 14.667; 13. 25J-Jared Siefert, 14.672; 14. O4-Tad Pospisil, 14.721; 15. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 14.736; 16. 6M-Jeff Massingill, 14.824; 17. 3-Brett Swedberg, 15.041; 18. 10C-Chad Olsen, 15.063

Drydene Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 32-Bobby Pierce [1]; 2. 97-Cade Dillard [2]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening [3]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie [10]; 5. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [5]; 6. B1-Brent Larson [6]; 7. 7-Ricky Weiss [4]; 8. 55C-Chad Mahder [7]; 9. 90-Lance Matthees [9]; 10. 43-Jeremy Grady [8]

Drydene Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 44-Chris Madden [2]; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars [1]; 3. 20-Rodney Sanders [4]; 4. 18B-Shannon Babb [3]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [7]; 6. 77-Jordan Yaggy [6]; 7. 25-Chad Simpson [5]; 8. 28-Dennis Erb [8]; 9. 10-Paul Parker [9]

Drydene Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [1]; 2. 49-Jake Timm [4]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin [2]; 4. 74-Mitch McGrath [3]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker [8]; 6. 25J-Jared Siefert [7]; 7. 15-Nick Anvelink [5]; 8. 3-Brett Swedberg [9]; 9. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck [6]

Drydene Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer-1. 8-Kyle Strickler [2]; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs [1]; 3. 32S-Chris Simpson [3]; 4. 29-Spencer Diercks [6]; 5. 24-Brad Waits [5]; 6. O4-Tad Pospisil [7]; 7. 6M-Jeff Massingill [8]; 8. 76-Blair Nothdurft [4]; 9. 10C-Chad Olsen [9]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – 1. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [1][-]; 2. B1-Brent Larson [3][-]; 3. 7-Ricky Weiss [5][]; 4. 77-Jordan Yaggy [4][$110]; 5. 55C-Chad Mahder [7][$110]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [2][$110]; 7. 90-Lance Matthees [9][$110]; 8. 25-Chad Simpson [6][$110]; 9. 43-Jeremy Grady [11][$110]; 10. 28-Dennis Erb [8][$110]; 11. 10-Paul Parker [10][$110]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( 10 Laps)-1. 11-Gordy Gundaker [1][-]; 2. 25J-Jared Siefert [3][-]; 3. 15-Nick Anvelink [5][]; 4. 6M-Jeff Massingill [6][$110]; 5. O4-Tad Pospisil [4][$110]; 6. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck [9][$110]; 7. 76-Blair Nothdurft [8][$110]; 8. 3-Brett Swedberg [7][$110]; 9. 10C-Chad Olsen [10][$110]; 10. 24-Brad Waits [2][$110]

RIVERCITY MANUFACTURING USRA MODIFIEDS
A FEATURE (30 Laps)

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 10 19 Dustin Sorensen Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN 9
2 5 0 Jake O'Neil Jake O'Neil Tucson, AZ 3
3 2 89 A.J. Diemel A.J. Diemel Elk Mound, WI -1
4 7 69 Lucas Schott Lucas Schott Chatfield, MN 3
5 1 55 Cory Mahder Cory Mahder Elk Mound, WI -4
6 8 15W Alex Williamson Alex Williamson Rushford, MN 2
7 17 22T Michael Truscott Michael Truscott Chippewa Falls, WI 10
8 9 33Z Zack VanderBeek Zack VanderBeek New Sharon, IA 1
9 16 99 Josh Angst Josh Angst Winona, MN 7
10 20 10 Daniel Bargender Daniel Bargender Menomonie, WI 10
11 18 21 Jacob Bleess Jacob Bleess Chatfield, MN 7
12 14 94 John Doelle John Doelle Arcadia, WI 2
13 24 93 Mike Knopps Mike Knopps Chippewa Falls, WI 11
14 15 51W JT Wasmund JT Wasmund Pine Island, MN 1
15 13 51 Chris Oertel Chris Oertel Marshfield, WI -2
16 4 27X Calvin Iverson Calvin Iverson Eleva, WI -12
17 21 18 Michael Hofer Michael Hofer Cochrane, WI 4
18 19 2 Andrew Bleess Andrew Bleess Chatfield, MN 1
19 23 15 Steve Bangart Steve Bangart Auburndale, WI 4
20 DNF 12 1M Curt Myers Curt Myers Cameron, WI -8
21 DNF 6 20 Rodney Sanders Rodney Sanders Happy, TX -15
22 DNF 3 49 Jake Timm Jake Timm Winona, MN -19
23 DNF 11 99L Steve Lavasseur Steve Lavasseur River Falls, WI -12
DNS 22 6T7 Brian Albrecht Brian Albrecht Winona, MN -

USRA MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1
Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 3 20 Rodney Sanders Rodney Sanders Happy, TX 2
2 2 15W Alex Williamson Alex Williamson Rushford, MN -
3 4 69 Lucas Schott Lucas Schott Chatfield, MN 1
4 7 19 Dustin Sorensen Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN 3
5 8 51 Chris Oertel Chris Oertel Marshfield, WI 3
6 6 21 Jacob Bleess Jacob Bleess Chatfield, MN -
7 1 10 Daniel Bargender Daniel Bargender Menomonie, WI -6
8 5 6T7 Brian Albrecht Brian Albrecht Winona, MN -3

USRA MODIFIEDS
HEAT 2
Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 89 A.J. Diemel A.J. Diemel Elk Mound, WI -
2 2 55 Cory Mahder Cory Mahder Elk Mound, WI -
3 5 0 Jake O'Neil Jake O'Neil Tucson, AZ 2
4 6 1M Curt Myers Curt Myers Cameron, WI 2
5 3 94 John Doelle John Doelle Arcadia, WI -2
6 7 22T Michael Truscott Michael Truscott Chippewa Falls, WI 1
7 8 2 Andrew Bleess Andrew Bleess Chatfield, MN 1
8 4 15 Steve Bangart Steve Bangart Auburndale, WI -4

USRA MODIFIEDS
HEAT 3
Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 3 27X Calvin Iverson Calvin Iverson Eleva, WI 2
2 6 49 Jake Timm Jake Timm Winona, MN 4
3 4 33Z Zack VanderBeek Zack VanderBeek New Sharon, IA 1
4 7 99L Steve Lavasseur Steve Lavasseur River Falls, WI 3
5 5 51W JT Wasmund JT Wasmund Pine Island, MN -
6 8 99 Josh Angst Josh Angst Winona, MN 2
7 1 18 Michael Hofer Michael Hofer Cochrane, WI -6
8 2 93 Mike Knopps Mike Knopps Chippewa Falls, WI -6


full results

MTS results at MyLaps.com

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