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8th Annual MTS Car Show
Open To The Public MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY
Competitors and fans are welcome!!
MTS Announcer, & Winona Radio's voice of motorsports, Dan Bailey will be on hand with live remote broadcasts, talking with some of the drivers and speedway representatives about the quickly approaching 2016 season!
MTS Announcer, & Midwest Family Broadcasting's voice of motorsports, Dan Deicher will also be recording segments for his "7 River's Racing" TV program!
Space is limited so contact Bob Timm at 507-429-9639 to reserve your spot asap!!
THE 2015 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET!
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Friends, Family, Fans, and Fun; those are just a few of the aspects of local racing that continue to make it so popular. But the competition of the
sport is always one of the highlights, and those who can best the competition are always rewarded. For the seventh year in a row, the racers, their
families, crew members, car owners, sponsors, & speedway staff joined together at Winona's Riverport Inn & Suites to remember the completed racing
season and celebrate those who enjoyed a successful season, at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY
's 2015 Championship Banquet . . .
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY BEGINS MAKING PLANS FOR 2016!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is already making plans for the 2016 season. In a recent release to competitors and fans alike, MISSISSIPPI
THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner Bob Timm outlined some plans for next season related to what changes to expect with regards to on-track action in the new
"Attention Racers: In an attempt to allow everyone as much time as possible to prepare for the 2016 race season, MTS would like to announce class
changes at this time.
For 2016 we will be converting the MTS Sportsman class to sanctioned USRA Hobby Stocks. We have struggled with car counts in the full bodied car class
and we feel USRA Hobby Stock offers an affordable rule package that will produce some great racing, and allow racers the opportunity to build a car
that they can race at more than just one track. As a sanctioned USRA class, drivers will also have the opportunity to be part of the USRA Track and
National point’s funds! USRA does allow tracks to sanction this class and run the American Racer G60 tire as an option. MTS will be allowing The USRA
Hobby Cars to run used American Racer G60 tires but tread depth must be worn to 75% of new or will be deemed illegal. Complete Payout for USRA Hobby
Stocks will be posted at www.mississippithunder.com.
Midwest Mini Mods will run sanctioned under Speedway Entertainments Slingshot rules. In 2016 the class will be referred to as Jr. Slingshots and Sr.
Slingshots. Jr’s will need to meet a minimum weight of 685 and no alum flywheels will be allowed. Sr Slingshots will need to weight 750 or 810 with
alum flywheel. The age rules for each class will remain same. All racers competing in either the Jr. or Sr. classes will be required to have current up
to date seals on their motors to compete in 2016.
Running sanctioned will allow all competitors to be part of the Slingshot Regional and National point’s races. Also, those who own one of approximately
5 Midwest Mini Mods produced by Lou Fegers and LDR will be allowed to have them inspected and tagged legal to compete legally in all Slingshot
sanctioned events. These cars will be required to be inspected and tagged by Midwest Slingshots to be deemed legal.
USRA Late Models will be back in 2016 with just a few minor changes. In 2016 the American Racer SD48 28.5 rain tread will be allowed on the front only.
The MD56 tires will still be legal also but the SD48 will be a softer tire option for the front. We will be sticking with the spring behind on LR but
we will clarify the rule to make any kind of split birdcage illegal. There will be no other changes made in 2016 as we feel we now have a rule packaged
that is very affordable and has the ability to produce some good racing.
All other classes run in 2015 (USRA Modifieds, WISSOTA Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods, 600 Mods, & MTS Hornets) will be back for the 2016 race
season. There may be a few adjustments made to the Hornet class rules for clarification, and we will be reviewing the Super Stock purse to see how we
may better disperse the sponsorship dollars.
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES YOU TO BECOME A PART OF OUR TEAM!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY
is looking for individuals who are excited to become a member of our employment staff . . .
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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES KIDS TO JOIN THE "JR. FAN 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
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 "MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - JR. FAN CLUB
Youngsters can join the "MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - JR. FAN CLUB
" for a chance to make their next visit to the track a truly memorable
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
- 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 "Jr. Fan 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 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - JR. FAN CLUB
You Are Invited to ENJOY THE VIEW
at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
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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