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WINONA, MN (Spring/Summer 2013) - Since it's grand opening in the spring of 2009, the main motto of MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY has been
to invite the public to one of the fastest 1/3-Mile dirt tracks in the upper mid-west in order to "FEEL THE THUNDER".
With the grandstands located just a few steps away from the front straight away, the spectators can experience that THUNDER as a pack of
racers ROAR out of turn four, SCREAM down the front straight and then BELLOWED their way into turn one.
The proximity of the fan to the high-speed racing action allows them to feel a bit 'closer' to the action - to experience the raw power
on a bit more 'personal' level . . . in other words, they can "FEEL THE THUNDER".
But now, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owners Bob & Paula Timm and Tom & Tina Lockner have taken that 'fan experience' to a whole new
THE NAPA AUTO PARTS OF WINONA - LOU FEGERS RACING EQUIPMENT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY TWO-SEATER MODIFIED
This is a mission that takes the fan out of the grand stands, puts them inside a full-fledged racing machine, and allows them to experience
what it's like to LITERALLY "FEEL THE THUNDER"!!
Can you believe this? Never, does a fan of any other sport have the opportunity like this, to experience exactly what it's like for the stars
whom they root for on a weekly basis. Now, the fans have the ability to experience the speed first hand, experience the thrill of sliding
through the turns on the edge of control, experience the rush as the car hurls itself out of the corner onto the straight - with the concrete
retaining wall approaching at mind numbing speed, and then zipping past in a blur.
The grand stands will be full of cheering fans, the infield is populated with media, photographers and speedway officials - it's RACE NIGHT.
And the car itself is no tamed-down, back-of-the-pack copy. This is an actual race-ready Lou Fegers Racing Equipment modified that could
compete with the fastest on any given race night - the only addition, is a passenger seat.
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!!!
The car started out as an competitive Lou Fegers A-Mod that MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner Bob Timm literally drove to several
The car was then sold and driven by local multi-racer winning driver Eric Kanz, and saw true on-track heat of competition action as recently
as the 2009 season! In the winter of 2009 - 2010, the car was re-purchased from Kanz and then sent back to Lou Fegers Racing equipment for a
total ground-up race-ready rebuild.
The front stub (in front of the driver compartment forward - containing the engine compartment and front suspension) and the driver's cage
area are remaining portions of that original feature winning race car.
The interior portion of the car was widened a bit to support a fully rebuilt passenger side roll cage and racing seat to insure the safety of
the passenger. A complete race ready five-point racing harness keeps the passenger safely strapped into the seat as they experience laps
around the track at competitive speeds.
"You see," says Timm, "this is not some typical 'gimmick 2-seater' with an old worn out motor or some old truck motor borrowed from a local
salvage yard. We really wanted to ensure that the riders got as close to a full experience of being in an "A" mod as possible.
"This is the real deal." Continues Timm, "We purchased a full roller 360 cubic inch Alcohol burning "A" Mod race motor to launch this thing
around the speedway."
Throughout the season MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY offers lucky fans a chance to win a ride via a raffle ticket drawing - tickets are
purchased on race nights at the speedway.
But there is another way to get inside the NAPA Two-Seater; if you would like to schedule a private on-track session with the NAPA Two-Seater,
simply contact the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Events Coordinator via E-Mail:
What a great opportunity! An excellent gift for a race fan in the family - Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement. Or, use the experience as a
team-building business function! Impress the corporate brass with a company event they'll never forget! Woo the potential client with a
business meeting that we can almost guarantee will SURELY stick out in their memory over any other!
So for all those nights you have sat in the grand stands and thought, "I wonder what it is REALLY LIKE to be in that car, racing at speed around this
track?" . . . well, now you can find out, you can face the high speed, you can hear the rumble of the engine, you can experience the g-forces as the car is
slung into the turn at top speed; in other words you can
"FEEL THE THUNDER"
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