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Friday  4/21/2023

15th Annual Season Opener

4:00 pm - Pit Gates Open

5:30 pm - General Admission / Front Gates Open

6:15 pm to 7:15 - MTS Happy Hour

7:15 pm Start - Opening Ceremonies followed by green-flag action by USRA Modifieds, Buffalo Saloon USRA Late Models, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Centerville Welding & Repair Container Sales USRA Stock Cars and Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stocks

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Senior Citizens (65+)
Students (13-17)
ALL Kids 12 and under
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Photos Compliments of: Dan Bailey / MTS

By Dan Bailey
FOUNTAIN CITY, WI (Friday June 10th, 2022) – Kory Ressie had only visited the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Victory Lane one other time in his short career - that was in 2021; Friday night Ressie made his second visit and grabbed a Wallet-Stuffing $1000 to boot, via a last-lap last-turn pass of prior USRA Late Model feature winner Brad Waits to win the USRA Late Model Special presented by RJs Fast Tracks and Two Brothers Auto!

Former Track Champion Keith Foss snagged his first RiverCity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature of 2022, with former USRA National Champion Brandon Hare making his first return trip to Victory Lane since 2017 by winning the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature! Chris Hovden won the Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stock feature with Ben Kraus battling for the win of the first ever outlaw mini-mod feature held on the high-banks of "The Big 1/3-Mile".


In 2021 Alma's Kory Ressie broke into Victory Lane for the first time - Friday night Ressie topped that initial win experience in dramatic fashion via a last-lap last-turn pass (on the outside) of one of the most winning-est racers at MTS - Brad Waits - to secure a $1000 payday as winner of "The USRA Late Model Special - presented by RJs Fast Tracks and Two Brothers Auto"!

Waits, who'd taken the lead with five laps remaining in the 25-lap feature, was hoping to make it two in a row after winning the Buffalo Saloon USRA Late Model feature on May 27th. Rochester's Waits took the lead from Brett Shafer's #22 on a restart with 5-to-go, and looked ready to turn in the repeat win when Shafer, who'd led the feature for the first 20 laps, spun and was sent to the rear of the field.

But, the second restart allowed Ressie to mount a charge via the outside of the middle groove; building momentum to propel his own #208 Late Model past Waits' #24 for the exciting drag-race to the waiving checkered flag which culminated in a separation of just a tenth of a second between the two cars crossing the finish line!

"The top of the track cleaned off at the right time," Ressie said after the win. "I was just hoping (Waits) didn't take my line away and he never saw me coming. I just kind of snuck by him at the end…It’s pretty big. I knew I had a run coming out of turn two on the white flag - I figured, drive it into three as deep as I can without wrecking myself, and the car just stuck. I mean it handled (turns) three and four perfectly - as we raced to the checkered flag, I wasn't even watching where I was going (like I should have been), but I was looking to my left - focused 100% on Brad!"

Waits settled for second followed by Matt LaDuke in third, Ryan Olson in fourth & Eric Thill rounding out the top-5.


Keith Foss returned to his winning ways by leading the entire 25-lap RiverCity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature presented by KevkoRacing.com with his #95.

The 2018 MTS Track Champion jumped from his starting spot on the outside of the front row and never looked back, adding the feature win to his heat race win earlier in the evening to cement a 'clean sweep' of the evening.

Former 2-time Track Champion Lucas Schott finished second with 6-time Track Champion Josh Angst third, just ahead of second heat-race winner Parker Hale in fourth and two-time heat race winner in 2022 Chris Oertel completing the top-5.


Elma, IA's Brandon Hare has enjoyed a lot of success in his career behind the wheel of his "Hare Nation" #56 Modifieds; he enjoys the spotlight as a former two-time USRA National Champion!

But, this former National Champion has been on a bit of a dry-streak at Mississippi Thunder. That dry-streak came to an end Friday as Hare won the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod Feature presented by Richard's Sanitation.

"Boy it's been a long time coming to get back here to Victory Lane," commented Hare after the feature win, "You know, that last time I was here, as a feature winner at MTS, was 2017! This feels so great to be back!"

Joe Chisholm tried mightily to close the gap on Hare, but could never quite reel in the leader - settling for a second place feature finish.

Former Track Champion Ryan Olson finished a close third, ahead of Dylan Goettl & Harley Dais (who collected his best ever feature finish in fifth).


Chris Hovden knows how to win at MTS, as the 2020 Hobby Stock Track Champion he proved his abilities. In 2022 he's reproving his dominance already; as he claimed his second win, in three starts, of Friday's Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stock feature presented by H&M Plumbing and Heating!

Hovden passed early race battlers for the lead, Scott Spilde and Steve Dwyer en route to the feature win. As the checkered flag waived, that's how the top three crossed the finish line (Hovden, Spilde, Dwyer) with Logan Scott fourth (in his best ever feature finish) and the prior Friday night feature winner Nick Schwebach in fifth.


In only his first time to MTS, Ben Kraus raced his No. 9 Outlaw Mini-Mod to his seventh-win of his season.

Kraus persevered through an intense three-car battle for the lead with Nathan Kilwine and Matthew Grobe for the victory throughout the 12-lap feature. Normally competing on the 1/5-Mile "Lightning Speedway", this was the first time, ever, for the Outlaw Mini-Mods on the high-banks of "The Big 1/3-Mile".

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY returns to green-flag action Friday June 24th with the "King Of The Grass Special" Presented by Oakridge Fabrication!

The evening's action begins at 7:15 with Opening Ceremonies followed by green-flag action from the Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Buffalo Saloon USRA Late Models (presented by Centerville Welding & Repair), Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stocks, Micro Sprints, & High-Comp Racing Lawn Mowers!
  • 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 14th 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


6/10/2022 "USRA Late Model Special" at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

A Feature 1 (25 Laps):
1. 208-Kory Ressie[2]; 2. 24-Brad Waits[8]; 3. 17-Matt LaDuke[5]; 4. 47-Ryan Olson[4]; 5. 95-Eric Thill[15]; 6. 34-Triton Krause[11]; 7. 11X-Derek Nelson[12]; 8. 24X-Justin Sass[7]; 9. 71B-Barry Johnson[14]; 10. 39-Matt Platteter[13]; 11. 14-Steven O'Brien Jr[3]; 12. 99F-Mitchell Fenske[17]; 13. 54-Chad Prissel[9]; 14. 63-Patrick Kelley[6]; 15. 94-Kevin Hager[18]; 16. (DNF) 22-Brett Shafer[1]; 17. (DNF) 32-Caylee Kjos[19]; 18. (DNF) 4G-Scott Guthrie[10]; 19. (DNS) 11-Lance Hofer
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4G-Scott Guthrie[2]; 2. 54-Chad Prissel[3]; 3. 11X-Derek Nelson[6]; 4. 17-Matt LaDuke[5]; 5. 39-Matt Platteter[4]; 6. (DNF) 11-Lance Hofer[1]; 7. (DNS) 32-Caylee Kjos
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 208-Kory Ressie[1]; 2. 24-Brad Waits[4]; 3. 24X-Justin Sass[2]; 4. 22-Brett Shafer[3]; 5. 71B-Barry Johnson[6]; 6. 99F-Mitchell Fenske[5]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Triton Krause[6]; 2. 47-Ryan Olson[5]; 3. 63-Patrick Kelley[1]; 4. 14-Steven O'Brien Jr[3]; 5. 95-Eric Thill[4]; 6. 94-Kevin Hager[2]

A Feature 1 (25 Laps):
1. 95-Keith Foss[2]; 2. 69-Lucas Schott[6]; 3. 99-Josh Angst[5]; 4. 28-Parker Hale[7]; 5. 51-Chris Oertel[9]; 6. 29H-Joe Horgdal[4]; 7. 99L-Steve Lavasseur[3]; 8. 35B-David Baxter[13]; 9. 94-John Doelle[8]; 10. 18H-Michael Hofer[11]; 11. 23-Darwin Karau[1]; 12. (DNF) 15-Steve Bangart[10]; 13. (DNF) 97-Cole Anderson[12]; 14. (DNS) 34JR-Dan Larson Jr; 15. (DNS) 77-Tom Brink; 16. (DNS) 6T7-Brian Albrecht
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Keith Foss[3]; 2. 29H-Joe Horgdal[1]; 3. 99-Josh Angst[7]; 4. 94-John Doelle[6]; 5. 51-Chris Oertel[5]; 6. 18H-Michael Hofer[4]; 7. 35B-David Baxter[8]; 8. 77-Tom Brink[2]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Parker Hale[3]; 2. 69-Lucas Schott[4]; 3. 99L-Steve Lavasseur[5]; 4. 23-Darwin Karau[7]; 5. 15-Steve Bangart[8]; 6. (DNF) 97-Cole Anderson[6]; 7. (DNF) 6T7-Brian Albrecht[1]; 8. (DNF) 34JR-Dan Larson Jr[2]

A Feature 1 (20 Laps):
1. 56H-Brandon Hare[2]; 2. 25-Joe Chisholm[5]; 3. 21-Ryan Olson[12]; 4. 24-Dylan Goettl[4]; 5. 87-Harley Dais[3]; 6. 54-John Feirn[7]; 7. 43-Zach Brom[13]; 8. 32-Taylor Skauge[8]; 9. 07-Logan Alseth[15]; 10. 95X-Shaun Walski[6]; 11. 28J-Jackson Hale[11]; 12. 11J-Jacob Lynch[1]; 13. 35-Dennis Dunbar[18]; 14. 28-Jimmy Patzner[9]; 15. 52-Hunter Nelson[22]; 16. 88-Brady Boland[10]; 17. 40-Bob Cisewski[17]; 18. 25X-Zach Nelson[19]; 19. 29S-Raymond Rehbein[21]; 20. 97-Leigh Volkman[20]; 21. 97JR-Landon Volkman[23]; 22. (DNF) 19-Cody Maier[16]; 23. (DNF) 2-Nathan Butterfield[14]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Joe Chisholm[2]; 2. 88-Brady Boland[1]; 3. 28-Jimmy Patzner[7]; 4. 32-Taylor Skauge[5]; 5. 43-Zach Brom[6]; 6. 19-Cody Maier[3]; 7. 25X-Zach Nelson[4]; 8. 52-Hunter Nelson[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 54-John Feirn[2]; 2. 95X-Shaun Walski[5]; 3. 24-Dylan Goettl[3]; 4. 21-Ryan Olson[4]; 5. 2-Nathan Butterfield[7]; 6. 40-Bob Cisewski[1]; 7. 97-Leigh Volkman[6]; 8. 97JR-Landon Volkman[8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28J-Jackson Hale[1]; 2. 56H-Brandon Hare[3]; 3. 87-Harley Dais[7]; 4. 11J-Jacob Lynch[2]; 5. 07-Logan Alseth[4]; 6. 35-Dennis Dunbar[5]; 7. 29S-Raymond Rehbein[6]

A Feature 1 (18 Laps):
1. 07-Chris Hovden[5]; 2. 18-Scott Spilde[1]; 3. 7-Steve Dwyer[2]; 4. 4-Logan Timm[3]; 5. 38S-Nick Schwebach[7]; 6. 27H-Austin Hoeft[11]; 7. 70-Steve Holthaus[8]; 8. 16-Jake James[4]; 9. 28-Randy Swatek[9]; 10. 94-Kevin Hager[12]; 11. 71-Jonathan Hansen[6]; 12. 18JR-Gavin Bartel[13]; 13. 7D-Devin Holthaus[17]; 14. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[10]; 15. 19M-Seth Maier[15]; 16. 86-Phil Wernert[16]; 17. (DNF) 911-Dakota Koenig[14]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 07-Chris Hovden[2]; 2. 7-Steve Dwyer[4]; 3. 18-Scott Spilde[3]; 4. 70-Steve Holthaus[5]; 5. 28-Randy Swatek[8]; 6. 27H-Austin Hoeft[9]; 7. 18JR-Gavin Bartel[7]; 8. 19M-Seth Maier[6]; 9. (DNF) 7D-Devin Holthaus[1]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38S-Nick Schwebach[1]; 2. 16-Jake James[5]; 3. 71-Jonathan Hansen[3]; 4. 4-Logan Timm[8]; 5. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[2]; 6. 94-Kevin Hager[6]; 7. 911-Dakota Koenig[7]; 8. (DNF) 86-Phil Wernert[4]

A Feature 1 (12 Laps):
1. 9-Ben Kraus[5]; 2. 15-Nathan Kilwine[3]; 3. 111-Matthew Grobe[4]; 4. 14-Micheal Bryant[6]; 5. 95-Kamdyn Haggard[2]; 6. 17-Dalton Faber[12]; 7. 2-TJ Stalker[8]; 8. 47-Troy Ihrke[9]; 9. 31-Spencer Nelson[10]; 10. 16-Donald Kirchoff[7]; 11. 65-Logan Brown[1]; 12. 14J-Andy Zimmerman[11]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Ben Kraus[5]; 2. 111-Matthew Grobe[3]; 3. 14-Micheal Bryant[6]; 4. 16-Donald Kirchoff[2]; 5. 47-Troy Ihrke[4]; 6. 14J-Andy Zimmerman[1]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Logan Brown[6]; 2. 15-Nathan Kilwine[3]; 3. 95-Kamdyn Haggard[1]; 4. 2-TJ Stalker[2]; 5. 31-Spencer Nelson[4]; 6. 17-Dalton Faber[5]

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