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Chisholm Grabs First MTS Feature Win As Waits And Hovden Make Return Trips To Victory Lane!

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Photos Compliments of: Dan Bailey / MTS

By Dan Bailey
FOUNTAIN CITY, WI (Friday May 27, 2022) David Baxter finally made a trip to the Whitewater CDJR Victory Lane at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY! Coca-Cola Driver Appreciation Night ended up being the regular season opener for 2022, and Baxter was happy to start his 2022 season off with a "W", "I've be a regular here for a few years," said Baxter in Victory Lane after winning the Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature, "so, you can't imagine how happy I am to finally get this win!"

Joe Chisholm raced his #25 to his first Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature win @ MTS, while former Track Champions Brad Waits and Chris Hovden made return trips to Victory Lane via wins in the Buffalo Saloon USRA Late Model Division presented by Centerville Welding & Repair and Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stock features, respectively.


Eau Claire, WI's David Baxter has been a regular at at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for quite a while; but, despite those regular Friday night trips to "The Big 1/3-Mile" he's had to make those return trips home without a feature win celebration. That all changed during Coca-Cola's Driver Appreciation Night on Friday, May 27th, as Baxter BLAZED his way to the front of the field via his steady fast laps, and used BLISTERING restarts to fend off any challengers on his way to his first ever Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature win at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

While the evening's 25-Lap Coca-Cola Feature was interupted by several cautions, Baxter seemed not to be bothered as his flawless restarts rutinely opened up sizable leads over the competition.

"We did have a great heat race," said Baxter in Victory Lane, "But I felt like we still had more. A few adjustments between the heat and the feature gave me the speed I new I could get."

Baxter pushed the extreme high-line through the 25-lap feature to fend off challengers and snag the win, "I could run low of middle if I needed, [but] the top was perfect tonight. I almost made a huge mistake there with a lap or two to go - almost took down the wall there in [turns] one and two, but, luckily saved that."

Pole Sitter JT Wasmund looked primed for a feature win early, leading a couple laps early, before dropping several position - only to remount a late race charge for a satisfying second place finish.

Michael Truscott, Jim Chisholm, Jake Smith, Keith Foss, and a host of others, battled mightely near the front of the field as position swapping throughout the 26-car field was regular occurance. As the checkered flag waived for Baxter, Truscott, Chisholm and Smith completed the top-5 behind Baxter and Wasmund.


Rochester, MN's Brad Waits knows how to win features. Coming into Friday's Coca-Cola season opener, he was sixth in the 'All Time Feature Winners' list at "The Big 1/3-Mile" with 31. After Friday's Buffalo Saloon USRA Late Model feature, he improved his feature win number by yet one more, tying Danny Hanson at fifth in the list with, now, 32 feature wins!

He'll be the first to admit, though, that this 32 feature win was a bit of a gift. "He had a fast rocket ship", Waits said, of Lance Hofer and his #11. Hofer led the 20-lap feature all the way up to lap 19 . . . but, then slowed abruptly coming through turns one and two after taking the white flag. With Hofer out, Waits inherited the lead for the shoot-out to the finish, a run to the win that was topped only by his fun comments in Victory Lane!

Pole Sitter Triton Krause put forth a stellar effort behind the wheel of his white #34, battling in the lead pack the entire feature to bring home a second place finish.

Kory Ressie ran strong the entire feature to hold on for third.


Fans at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY have gotten used to a Chisholm in Victory Lane; but, up until Friday, it was two-time national Champion, and defending MTS B-Mod Track Champion JIM Chisholm! Now there's another. Joe Chisholm showed that his nickname of "Smoke" will hold up under pressure as he battled fiercely to hold on for his first career feature win at MTS!

Chisholm kept his #25 in the mix of a steady 6-car battle at the front of the field to grab that first feature win just ahead of Shaun Walsi in second and Taylor Skauge in third, with former Track Champion Ryan Olson and Pole-Sitter Zach Brom completing the top-5.


2020 Track Champion Chris Hovden returned to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY, after a year of USRA Stock Car racing, and immediately made his way back into Victory Lane!

Hovden was able to keep speedsters Joshua Ludeking and Steve Dwyer behind him just long enough to grab the HORMAN's HVAC USRA Hobby Stock feature win!

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY returns to green-flag action next Friday June 3rd with the "Stars and Stripes 40" presented by: Arcadia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram featuring the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Models!!!

The evening's action begin at 7:15 with Opening Ceremonies followed by green-flag action from the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Touring Series, Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, & Horman's HVAC USRA Hobby Stocks!
  • Adult Grandstand admission just $25
  • Senior Citizens (65 & Older) only $23
  • 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


5/27/2021 Coca-Cola Driver Appreciation Night at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

USRA MODIFIEDS (26 entries)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps):
1. 35B-David Baxter[2]; 2. 51W-JT Wasmund[1]; 3. 22T-Michael Truscott[5]; 4. 24C-Jim Chisholm[9]; 5. 21S-Jake Smith[13]; 6. 95-Keith Foss[6]; 7. 51-Chris Oertel[8]; 8. 99-Josh Angst[10]; 9. 28-Parker Hale[17]; 10. 18H-Michael Hofer[20]; 11. 57-Duke Erickson[3]; 12. 15-Steve Bangart[14]; 13. 77-Tom Brink[21]; 14. 23B-Brett Bumgardner[18]; 15. (DNF) 55-Cory Mahder[4]; 16. (DNF) 42-Paul Niznik[11]; 17. (DNF) 27X-Calvin Iverson[12]; 18. (DNF) 31-Bill Stettner[19]; 19. (DNF) 30-Matt Leer[7]; 20. (DNF) 88-Tyler Luger[16]; 21. (DNF) 16-Dave Schoenberger[24]; 22. (DNF) 6T7-Brian Albrecht[15]; 23. (DNF) 34JR-Dan Larson Jr[26]; 24. (DNF) 94-John Doelle[25]; 25. (DNF) 9X-Randall Jonsgaard[23]; 26. (DNF) 5X-Matt Appel[22]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27X-Calvin Iverson[1]; 2. 99-Josh Angst[6]; 3. 55-Cory Mahder[2]; 4. 95-Keith Foss[5]; 5. 21S-Jake Smith[4]; 6. 88-Tyler Luger[7]; 7. 31-Bill Stettner[8]; 8. (DNF) 5X-Matt Appel[9]; 9. (DNS) 94-John Doelle
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Chris Oertel[2]; 2. 22T-Michael Truscott[5]; 3. 35B-David Baxter[3]; 4. 24C-Jim Chisholm[7]; 5. 15-Steve Bangart[1]; 6. 28-Parker Hale[8]; 7. 18H-Michael Hofer[6]; 8. (DNS) 9X-Randall Jonsgaard
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51W-JT Wasmund[2]; 2. 30-Matt Leer[5]; 3. 57-Duke Erickson[4]; 4. 42-Paul Niznik[6]; 5. 6T7-Brian Albrecht[9]; 6. 23B-Brett Bumgardner[1]; 7. 77-Tom Brink[8]; 8. 16-Dave Schoenberger[7]; 9. (DNF) 34JR-Dan Larson Jr[3]

USRA LATE MODELS (19 entries)
A Feature 1 (20 Laps):
1. 24-Brad Waits[7]; 2. 34-Triton Krause[1]; 3. 208-Kory Ressie[6]; 4. 95-Eric Thill[5]; 5. 99F-Mitchell Fenske[3]; 6. 22-Brett Shafer[2]; 7. 24X-Justin Sass[10]; 8. 71B-Barry Johnson[8]; 9. 11X-Derek Nelson[12]; 10. 39-Matt Platteter[9]; 11. (DNF) 17-Matt LaDuke[19]; 12. (DNF) 54-Chad Prissel[11]; 13. (DNF) 11-Lance Hofer[4]; 14. (DNF) 32-Caylee Kjos[16]; 15. (DNF) 94-Kevin Hager[14]; 16. (DNF) 47-Ryan Olson[13]; 17. (DNF) 14-Steven O'Brien Jr[17]; 18. (DNF) 8-Douglas Ferguson[18]; 19. (DNF) 99-Alex Knutson[15]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Brad Waits[5]; 2. 24X-Justin Sass[1]; 3. 54-Chad Prissel[2]; 4. 22-Brett Shafer[4]; 5. 47-Ryan Olson[3]; 6. 32-Caylee Kjos[7]; 7. (DNF) 17-Matt LaDuke[6]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Eric Thill[2]; 2. 71B-Barry Johnson[1]; 3. 39-Matt Platteter[3]; 4. 99F-Mitchell Fenske[5]; 5. 94-Kevin Hager[6]; 6. 14-Steven O'Brien Jr[4]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Lance Hofer[3]; 2. 208-Kory Ressie[2]; 3. 34-Triton Krause[4]; 4. 11X-Derek Nelson[5]; 5. (DNF) 99-Alex Knutson[6]; 6. (DNF) 8-Douglas Ferguson[1]

USRA B-MODS (30 entries)
A Feature 1 (20 Laps):
1. 25-Joe Chisholm[3]; 2. 95X-Shaun Walski[9]; 3. 32-Taylor Skauge[4]; 4. 21-Ryan Olson[11]; 5. 43-Zach Brom[1]; 6. 23K-Erik Kanz[5]; 7. 24-Dylan Goettl[8]; 8. 28J-Jackson Hale[14]; 9. 54-John Feirn[13]; 10. 11J-Jacob Lynch[2]; 11. 2-Nathan Butterfield[19]; 12. 28-Jimmy Patzner[7]; 13. 18-Tyler Werner[16]; 14. 07-Logan Alseth[10]; 15. 7-Adam Rogich[15]; 16. 87-Harley Dais[21]; 17. 88-Brady Boland[12]; 18. 29-Lilli Reps[18]; 19. 99-Bill Engler[17]; 20. (DNF) 35-Dennis Dunbar[20]; 21. (DNF) 8J-Darran Jonsgaard[6]; 22. (DNF) 35X-Phillip Dunbar[23]; 23. (DNF) 52-Hunter Nelson[22]; 24. (DNF) 88DH-Dylan Hutkowski[24]
B Feature 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Harley Dais[4]; 2. 52-Hunter Nelson[8]; 3. 35X-Phillip Dunbar[6]; 4. 88DH-Dylan Hutkowski[5]; 5. 3-Ian Engrav[10]; 6. 97-Leigh Volkman[3]; 7. 97JR-Landon Volkman[2]; 8. 30S-Tara Glossip[7]; 9. 11-Joel Schmit[1]; 10. (DNF) 25X-Zach Nelson[9]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Ryan Olson[3]; 2. 43-Zach Brom[6]; 3. 28-Jimmy Patzner[1]; 4. 54-John Feirn[2]; 5. 99-Bill Engler[4]; 6. 11-Joel Schmit[5]; 7. 88DH-Dylan Hutkowski[7]; 8. (DNF) 25X-Zach Nelson[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Joe Chisholm[5]; 2. 88-Brady Boland[1]; 3. 11J-Jacob Lynch[7]; 4. 28J-Jackson Hale[3]; 5. 29-Lilli Reps[4]; 6. 97JR-Landon Volkman[8]; 7. (DNF) 35X-Phillip Dunbar[6]; 8. (DNF) 3-Ian Engrav[2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23K-Erik Kanz[1]; 2. 07-Logan Alseth[4]; 3. 95X-Shaun Walski[7]; 4. 7-Adam Rogich[5]; 5. 2-Nathan Butterfield[6]; 6. 97-Leigh Volkman[2]; 7. 30S-Tara Glossip[3]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 32-Taylor Skauge[4]; 2. 24-Dylan Goettl[2]; 3. 8J-Darran Jonsgaard[6]; 4. 18-Tyler Werner[5]; 5. 35-Dennis Dunbar[7]; 6. 87-Harley Dais[3]; 7. (DNF) 52-Hunter Nelson[1]

A Feature 1 (18 Laps):
1. 07-Chris Hovden[12]; 2. 81-Joshua Ludeking[4]; 3. 7-Steve Dwyer[1]; 4. 27H-Austin Hoeft[9]; 5. 14-Brady Williamson[2]; 6. 75-Michael Minnier[3]; 7. 86-Ryan Happel[11]; 8. 16-Jake James[10]; 9. 18-Scott Spilde[8]; 10. 4-Logan Timm[5]; 11. 38S-Nick Schwebach[6]; 12. 88-Mike James[14]; 13. 94-Kevin Hager[13]; 14. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[17]; 15. 86X-Phil Wernert[20]; 16. 70-Steve Holthaus[21]; 17. 7D-Devin Holthaus[7]; 18. 31-Darryll Foegen[22]; 19. 96-Jack Dunbar[18]; 20. 33-Derek Sutton[16]; 21. 77-Jason Schloegel[26]; 22. (DNF) 99-Jeremy Werner[23]; 23. (DNF) 18JR-Gavin Bartel[19]; 24. (DNF) 71-Jonathan Hansen[15]; 25. (DNF) 11X-Seth Scholl[24]; 26. (DNS) 54-Pat Denzer
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Joshua Ludeking[5]; 2. 07-Chris Hovden[1]; 3. 7-Steve Dwyer[7]; 4. 7D-Devin Holthaus[8]; 5. 94-Kevin Hager[3]; 6. 33-Derek Sutton[6]; 7. 18JR-Gavin Bartel[4]; 8. 31-Darryll Foegen[2]; 9. (DNF) 54-Pat Denzer[9]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jake James[1]; 2. 75-Michael Minnier[4]; 3. 86-Ryan Happel[7]; 4. 27H-Austin Hoeft[8]; 5. 88-Mike James[2]; 6. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[3]; 7. 86X-Phil Wernert[5]; 8. 99-Jeremy Werner[9]; 9. (DNF) 77-Jason Schloegel[6]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Scott Spilde[5]; 2. 38S-Nick Schwebach[8]; 3. 14-Brady Williamson[4]; 4. 4-Logan Timm[7]; 5. 71-Jonathan Hansen[2]; 6. 96-Jack Dunbar[3]; 7. (DNF) 70-Steve Holthaus[6]; 8. (DNF) 11X-Seth Scholl[1]

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