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10.08.16
EXCITEMENT AND FUN OF THE 8TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL WRAPS UP 2016 SEASON AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!!


Despite chilly temperatures on the wind, racers and race fans returned to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY in order to wrap up the 2016 season with one last burst of speed and adrenalin compliments of the 8th Annual Fall Festival Presented by WILD COUNTRY 99 FM!

Yes, it was cold. Yes, fans could see their breath. Yes, there was frost on the grass both Friday and Saturday morning. But, despite - or, perhaps, in spite of - the conditions - racers and race fans came together and enjoyed an excellent weekend of dirt-track racing, fun and comradery!

More than 400 competitors turned laps on either "The Big 1/3-Mile" or "The 1/6-Mile LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY" which make up MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY. The action was tight, close and hard-fought and everybody left with smiles on their faces and visions of checkered flags in their thoughts . . .


09.24.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES YOU TO THE 8TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL!!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to welcome you back to the area to wrap up the 2016 season with the special two-day extravaganza - The 8th Annual Fall Festival!



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The 2016 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Fall Festival is approaching fast! Friday and Saturday October 7 & 8th - two Complete Shows! Kids Club! Good Food and Drinks!

Prices: $15 (Adult), $13 (Senior 65+), FREE (Kids and Students under 23 years old with ID)

$30 Entry Fee, for racers/competitors, which covers BOTH DAYS!

Classes: Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Centerville Welding & Repaire USRA Ltd Late Models presented by Big Toy Storage, Coordinated Business Systems WISSOTA Super Stocks, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks, Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets, & Sunshine Refuse Sr. & Jr. Slingshots (LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY)!

Thursday Night: Practice October 6th from 6-9PM ($25 Per Car)

Friday Night: After the races, PARTY IN THE PITS! DJ from Leighton Broadcasting will be playing music and there will be a bonfire to enjoy.
Gates open at 3:30PM
Slingshots at 5PM
All other classes at 6PM

Saturday Morning: Breakfast 8:30-11AM (MTS Kitchen)
Gates open at 3PM
Slingshots at 4PM
All other classes at 5PM

Kids Club will be busy doing fun Fall Activities!


09.10.16
RYAN GUSTIN & MICHAEL TRUSCOTT WIN MOD NATIONALS AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!!

Gustin holds off Bloomquist for $40,000 - Truscott beats Van Minsel for $20,000 at "5TH ANNUAL DAHL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC MODIFIED NATIONALS, QUARTER-MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND"

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Through a marathon 16-Hour event which started at Noon on Saturday September 10th, comprised of both Friday's & Saturday's programs, Ryan Gustin and Mike Truscott became Big-Dollar winners of the "5th Annual Dahl Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Modified Nationals, Million-Dollar Weekend"!

Ryan Gustin battled the best of the best, including a hard challenge from Scott Bloomquist that produced a photo finish as the checkered flag was flying, to collect the largest high-dollar win of his already stellar career - banking $40,000 for the win.

In the B-Mod Division, Michael Truscott fended off a hard charge by MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY regular Jon Van Minsel to collect the largest pay of his career - $20,000!


09.08.16
RYAN GUSTIN & MICHAEL TRUSCOTT FEATURE WINNERS DURING NIGHT NUMBER ONE OF MOD NATIONALS AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

FIRST TEN A-MODS & B-MODS QUALIFIED FOR SATURDAY'S "5TH ANNUAL DAHL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC MODIFIED NATIONALS, QUARTER-MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND"

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Night #1 of the "5TH ANNUAL DAHL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC MODIFIED NATIONALS, QUARTER-MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND" at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is in the books!

Ryan Gustin and Michael Truscott led their fellow competitors to the evening's A-Mail checkered flags, ensure a direct transfer into Saturday evening's $40,000-To-Win and $20,000-To-Win main events (respectively).

Nine other drivers joined Gustin and Truscott to finish in the top-10 of their features to also transfer directly into Saturday night's big show:
A-Mod Top-10 Direct Transfers B-Mod Top-10 Direct Transfers
Pos Car # Driver
119RRyan Gustin
220XRodney Sanders
399SJesse Sobbing
42SStormy Scott
597Cade Dillard
677WR.C. Whitwell
712Jason Hughes
875Terry Phillips
91SXTravis Saurer
1029DBrad Dierks
Pos Car # Driver
122TMichael Truscott
221Ryan Olson
388LEric Lamm
481Jared Boumeester
528Parker Hale
635Grant Southworth
723Mitch Weiss
8476XTroy Hovey
927SJason Schlangen
103ERyan Eilers
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08.26.16
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES - SOUTHEAST NIGHT PRODUCES FEATURE WINNERS AND TRACK CHAMPIONS AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

$1,000-To-Win Hornet Swarm Goes to Love while Doelle Closes Out 2016 Regular Season With Feature Win

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It's been no secret that MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY and Mother Nature have had a bit of a 'falling out' over the 2016 season. Seven (7) rain-outs coming into the final points-paying evening of the regular season . . . and as the features were lining up to complete Minnesota State Colleges Southeast night, it looked as if another spoiler was on it's way.

But, despite light to moderate sprinkles - the grandstands remained packed and the action on the track was never dampened as feature winners were celebrated and 2016 Track Champions were crowned . . .


08.17.16
THE HORNET SWARM IS COMING TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!!
THE $1000-TO-WIN 2ND ANNUAL HARMSTON TRUCKING HORNET SWARM

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to welcome the excitement of the 2nd Annual Harmston Trucking Hornet Swarm to Friday night action August 19th. With near 50 (FIFTY) drivers pre-registered . . . fans and competitors alike will be amazed by the action this 'entry-level division' can produce!

Due to the rain out of the August 19th, the 2nd Annual Harmston Trucking Hornet Swarm has been rescheduled for Friday August 26th during the 2016 Season Championships night, presented by Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical!

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Here's just a bit of what's on the line for this amazing special event:

Here is the pay scale. (30 cars will start the feature - 3 wide!)

1st $1000
2nd $600
3rd $500
4th $400
5th $300
6th $200
7th-10th $100
11th-30th $75
31st-Last $50


08.20.16
2016 MODIFIED NATIONALS GOLF TOURNAMENT!!
In addition to the money and excitement offered during the "5TH ANNUAL DAHL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC MODIFIED NATIONALS, THE QUARTER-MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND" MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to announce the 2016 Modified Nationals Golf Tournament!

Racers and race fans alike are all welcome to register for this Friday September 9th morning of fun BEFORE the high-dollar action of the Modified Nationals continues!

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08.07.16
USMTS HUNT FOR CASEY'S CUP BRINGS THE "BIG DOGS" OF MODIFIED RACING TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

We're Putting the 'MTS' in 'USMTS'!!!

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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to welcome the USMTS's Hunt for the Casey’s Cup back to the area! Now a 21-race championship chase, the series embarks on a five-night, five-track swing through Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Iowa this Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 10-14.

After trips to the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis. and Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis. Bob Timm’s MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY in Fountain City, Wis., will welcome the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing on Friday, Aug. 12 before the tireless touring titans of the USMTS make their second stop of the season at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. on Saturday.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 14, the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, hosts the eighth round of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

All five events will see the main event winner walk away with at least $3,000.

Defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes leads the points battle after three rounds as he seeks his third title and a sweep of all three regions and The Hunt in 2016.

Each of the title hunters have a legitimate shot to pocket the $25,000 prize that goes with being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the dirt modified world.

08.05.16
FINAL MONTH OF REGULAR SEASON ACTION STARTS WITH A ROAR AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Schott, Brauer & Mann Win While Late-Race Troubles Steal Wins From Duellman, Duellman & Hofer

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Breakdowns were the topic of the evening during Lakeview Drive-Inn night at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY as three feature leaders ended up with D.N.F.s after pulling into the infield while leading - handing the lead, and eventual feature wins over to three racers who just happened to be in the right place at the right time . . .


08.01.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY UNDERSTANDS THAT #BlueFansMatter!

Free Admission During The Month Of August To Anyone With An Official Law Enforcement ID

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Since the very first day of purchase in 2008, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owners Bob & Paula Timm and Tom & Tina Lockner were focused on a "Family Environment"; additionally, their focus and desires have also always centered on community involvement. To that end MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is happy to set forth the all new #BlueFansMatter promotion for the entire Month of August to thank and welcome those important members of Law Enforcement who devote their lives to keeping our families and communities safe!

"We recognize the vital and important role that Law Enforcement plays in keeping our family members and community members safe," said MTS Owner Bob Timm, "and we wanted to come up with a simple way to show our support and appreciation to those individuals. This is not a political statement, simply a small way for us to say 'Thank You' to those individuals. Come out to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY any Friday night in August, relax a little, have some fun and enjoy the night 'on us'."

The #BlueFansMatter promotion invites any and all members of Law Enforcement to enjoy a night at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY compliments of the speedway. Simply show your official Law Enforcement Department ID at the ticket windows and your admission to the grandstands is ABSOLUTELY FREE, any Friday night of August during the 2016 season.

There are currently four scheduled events at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for the month of August:
  • Friday August 5th - Stone Machinery / Lakeview Drive Inn Night Including Visit #3 of the Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series,
  • Friday August 12th - USMTS Hunt Race presented by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Winona,
  • Friday August 19th - Harmston Trucking Night including $1000-To-Win Harmston Hornets Swarm & WISSOTA Super Stock IROC,
  • Friday August 26th - 2016 Season Championships presented by Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY encourages all fans to spread the word by lighting up their social media presence with both #MTS & #BlueFansMatter!

07.29.16
JON VANMINSEL RACES TO $1000 BAEHMAN B-MOD CHALLENGE WIN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Spring Grove, MN's Jon VanMinsel Picks Perfect Time Of Year To Start His Win Streak

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Spring Grove, MN's Jon VanMinsel was pleased with his 2016 season, thus far, at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY . . . but he was more than ready to replace a handful of second place feature finishes with a trip across the Finish Line one position better. He grabbed that first feature win of the season last week by winning during Fastenal Night . . . this week he added a second - and a lot more cash - by racing into Victory Lane as the feature winner of the $1,000-To-Win Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge . . .


07.27.16
8TH ANNUAL BAEHMAN LAW B-MOD CHALLENGE IS COMING TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!!


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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to once again present the Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge! Friday July 29th, the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod racers will be battling for a $1000-to-win payday! For the eighth year in a row, Baehman Law is ready to celebrate the USRA B-Mod division by hosting the $1000 to win Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY.

As posted on the Official MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY FaceBook Page, "This weeks Baehman B-Mod Challenge will be passing points with the top 8 re-drawing, top 16 transfer to feature, 2 B-Mains with the top-4 in each transfering to the A-Main to make up the 24 car feild for $1000.00 to win!" And in addition to that exciting format, MTS Owner Bob Timm announced that this Race will count for Track and National Points!

No special entry fee, no jacked up pit passes! All that's needed to compete for the $1,000.000 winner's pay check, and the rest of the increased purse - compliments of Jack Baehman of Baehman Law - is the will so succeed; and to help race fans enjoy the event as well, front gate tickets will remain at the regular weekly event price.

Take a look at the posted pay out for Friday night's Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge!

BAEHMAN LAW B-MOD CHALLENGE
PAYOUT

Place

Pay

1st

$1000

2nd

$800

3rd

$600

4th

$400

5th

$300

6th

$250

7th

$200

8th

$175

9th

$150

10th

$125

11th

$100

12th

$100

13th

$100

14th

$100

15th

$100

16th

$100

17th

$100

18th

$100

19th

$100

20th

$100

21st

$100

22nd

$100

23rd

$100

24th

$100


Joining in the excitement will be all regular weekly divisions: Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Ltd Late Models presented by Big Toy Storage, River City Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Coordinated Business Systems WISSOTA Super Stocks, redbox+ 600 Mods, Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks, & Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets attacking the wide and sweeping corners of 'The Big 1/3-Mile'; while the Sunshine Refuse Sr. & Jr. Slingshots will again compete on THE LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY!


07.22.16
FASTENAL NIGHT AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY PRODUCES EXCITEMENT!

First-Time Feature winner Jon VanMinsel Joins Repeat Winners Josh Angst, Justin Sass, & Jeremy Oakes In Victory Lane

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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY welcomed Fastenal to the West-Central Wisconsin race track to celebrate their involvement in motorsports at both the local level as well as the pinicle level of stock car competition. As local dirt-track heros battled for the checkered flag, race fans also had the chance to grab some free Fastenal Racing SWAG as get up close and personal with the #17 Fastenal Sprint Cup car of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.!

As the evening progressed, fans were treated to a fast program - 3, 4 & even 5 wide battles for position, a photo finish, as well as a first-time feature winner for 2016 . . .


07.15.16
FIRST-TIME & RETURN WINNERS DURING WINONA DIESEL / ALLSTATE PETERBILT NIGHT AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Parker Hale resurrects a troubled 2016 while Jake Timm earns first feature win

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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner Bob Timm has collected over 200 feature wins through his career . . . but, it's safe to say that Friday's feature win may be the best memory for him of his racing career. Did he win yet another feature? No. He didn't even finish in the top three . . . But what he did enjoy was seeing his son Jake Timm race through an incredible battle at the front of a stacked field to grab his very first USRA Modified feature win!

During the same evening, Parker Hale resurrected a battered and bruised 2016 season piloting "The Phoenix" from the ashes straight into the Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC Victory Lane . . .


07.08.16
SINCLAIR NIGHT PRODUCES PHOTO FINISHES, NEW WINNERS & FAN FUN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Crapser, Olson, Langowski, & Jumbeck make first visit to Victory Lane with feature wins

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Just a week after a record-setting crowd jammed the grandstands for the 8th Annual Rivercity Rumble, fans and competitors returned to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for more "Fast & Furious, Family-Friendly, Friday Night Fun"; and WOW, were they rewarded for their visit!

5-wide action for positions, 3-wide battles for feature wins, new faces in Victory Lane, & even three non-injury roll-overs (for edge-of-the-seat gasps); all during the July 8th Severson Oil Night . . .


07.01.16
8th ANNUAL RIVERCITY RUMBLE BRINGS EXCELLENT CAR COUNT AND RECORD CROWD TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Schott, Knutson, Sass, Luhmann cash in on big payday with feature wins

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For the second year in a row, race fans flocked to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY to start their extended 4th of July weekend by cheering on their favorite racers competing in the 8th Annual Rivercity Rumble! A packed house watched MTS regulars Lucas Schott, Casey Knutson, Justin Sass and others beat the big-name visitors to the extra money awarded via their feature wins . . .


06.13.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY IS READY TO RUMBLE WITH THE 2016 RIVERCITY RUMBLE!


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2015 was a record-setting year for attendance during the July 4th weekend presentation of the Rivercity Rumble . . . MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to replicate that experience in 2016!

This week, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY released full details regarding the 2016 Rivercity Rumble with a printable FULL-COLOR copy (both pdf and image version) of the event flyer and registration document! "We so amazingly excited by the massive turnout for the Rivercity Rumble last year", said MTS owner Bob Timm, "so you can imagine our excitement as we look forward to the 2016 edition of this great event!"

The EIGHTH ANNUAL River City Rumble is coming to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Friday July 1st. Keep your eyes on this web site for details as to who's pre-registered and what fun and exciting events and prizes are coming up . . .

Up to $3100 to win (with bonus $$) for the River City Manufacturing USRA A Mods and $2600 to win (with bonus $$) for the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods. See both 30-lap USRA Modified features (A & B Mods) start 30 cars in 3-Wide formation as they take the green flag!!

Increased winnings include:
  • Extra $500 bonus for A and B-Mod Feature wins,
  • $100 bonus to win heat races,
  • $100 for leading half way (sponsored by Les Duellman Racing),
  • $250 for hard charger (sponsored by RiverCity MFG & Machining).
But drivers MUST Pre-Register by June 24th for A & B mod bonus money!

Plus 600 Mods will be racing for $500 to win!

Also, witness the huge fireworks display for the perfect start to the extended 4th of July weekend!


We are also giving away (5) 32" flat screen TV's, (2) kids bikes and more! As always Kids 17 and under and College Students 23 and under (with current valid student ID) get in ABSOLUTELY free!


06.24.16
MOTOR PARTS & EQUIPMENT NIGHT RETURNS THE ACTION TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Angst, Hofer, Moudry, & Bruaer Top Feature Winners List

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The last month of the 2016 season has been one of suffering for stock car racers and fans! Three rain-outs in a row, followed by the bye week on June 17th means that MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY has not seen a green, white or checkered flag since May 20th!!

But, finally, that all changed Friday night June 24th, with MOTOR PARTS & EQUIPMENT Night; and, despite the lengthy time away, the action continues to be hot as the days and nights of the summer continue to get hotter! . . .


05.20.16
NAPA NIGHT PLEASES GREAT CROWD OF FANS AND RACERS AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Hensel, Hofer, Williamson, & Richards Top Feature Winners List

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The 2016 season is in full rush! The action continues to be hot, and the days and nights of the approaching summer continue to get hotter!

A picture perfect Friday night greeted race fans and racers alike at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY to celebrate the return of NAPA NIGHT. Prizes, awards, fun, & competition was on the menue for this beautiful Friday evening of dirt-track action . . .


05.06.16
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND STARTS WITH ACTION AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Angst, Sass, Moudry, & Gilbertson Amongst Feature Winners On Beautiful Start To May

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The 2016 Season Opener was a chilly affair during the final weekend of April; but the first Friday night action of May was like a hot and steamy romance!!

A large crowd of race fans converged on MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for the second night of racing at the "Jewel Of The Upper-Midwest" to watch a the local and area racers battle for glory on a beautiful Friday evening . . .


04.29.16
2016 SEASON OPENER HEATS UP A COOL APRIL EVENING AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Schott, Bahr, Kath, & Richards Amongst Feature Winners On Opening Night

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After months of cold, wind, ice, & snow . . . after months of torches, welding, fabricating, & painting . . . after months of waiting, dreaming, anticipating, & planning . . . FINALLY . . . the racing season IS BACK!!

And despite, or, perhaps, in spite of, a preceding week of rain and the return of cool, if not down-right chilly, temperatures, racers and race fans were rewarded with actual green-flag action at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Friday night, April 29th!!

As if to add to the spectacle of returning action, those green-flag laps were filled to over-flowing with side-by-side racing (actually 5-wide on several occasions!), back and forth battles for the lead, last-lap passes for feature wins, and even a few spills & thrills . . .


04.18.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM DRIVERS - FILL OUT PRE-REGISTRATION SHEET!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is requesting assistance from all racers who plan on competing at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY during the 2016 season. It would be extremely helpful if drivers could submit a 'Driver Profile/Registration' form BEFORE arriving for the 2016 Season Opener (scheduled for Friday April 29th), or their first night of competition.

If all drivers arrive to the track on their initial visit with this form already completed, it will expedite the process of getting each driver registered for the evening, and allow the scoring staff to insure that line-ups can be generated quickly and the program started on time. If all drivers can either submit the online web form BEFORE their first visit to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - or, at least, arrive to the track with the pdf version of the form printed out and completed, it would be greatly appreciated by MTS Officials and fans alike.

To take care of your driver registration efforts click right here.

Thank you for your assistance . . . and, here's looking forward to an AWESOME 2016!!

03.18.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY UNVEILS 2016 COORDINATED BUSINESS SYSTEMS AND BRAUER ROOFING SUPER STOCK POINT FUND!

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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Jeff Brauer of Brauer Roofing and Jay Orrichio of Coordinated Business Systems to sponsor a significant Super Stock track point fund for the 2016 season. This point fund will be paid at the 2016 MTS Awards Banquet (Scheduled for December 3rd at the Riverport Inn & Suites in Winona, MN) and will be in addition to the WISSOTA track point fund . . .


03.01.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY RELEASES BEAUTIFUL FULL-COLOR SCHEDULE FOR 2016 SEASON!


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MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is happy to release a printable FULL-COLOR pdf copy of the schedule for the 2016 season. "We are glad to provide this printable copy of our 2016 schedule", said MTS Marketing / Event Coordinator Kasi Johnson, "so that racers, fans, sponsors and supporters can print a copy and hang it in a convinient place so that they'll always know what's coming up next at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!"


02.28.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY REVEALS PLANS FOR SUNSHINE REFUSE SLINGSHOTS' 2016 SEASON!


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As the first green flags of the 2016 racing season approach, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to release many details for the future stars of full-sized dirt-track racing . . . those youngsters who will be competing weekly on The Spectacular 1/6-Mile Bull-Ring that is The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY, in the Sunshine Refuse Slingshots!

In a post to the official MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY FaceBook page, Speedway owner Bob Timm offered information on plans for the 2016 season . . .


02.25.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY BEGINS RELEASING DETAILS FOR AN EXCITING 2016 SEASON!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY began the new year of 2016 by releasing initial details for what looks to be an amazing and exciting 8th year of action at the fast, wide and racy "BIG 1/3-MILE" situated just an echo away from the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River which creates the border between West-Central Wisconsin and South-Eastern Minnesota!

The 2016 racing season brings with it some minor re-structuring of classes for full-framed street bodied action. After a year of testing the waters with the MTS Sportsman division, this division will morph into the Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stock division which should satisfy fans of dirt track racing based upon the usage of true 'street cars'.

Back for their second season of speedy growth will be the Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Limited Late Models, Presented by Big Toy Storage class which was successfully embraced by not only local and regional racers and the USRA Sanctioning body - but by fans as well! "The rules that we put together", commented Bob Timm, "are focused on true Late Model racing with prices which are much more realistic and approachable. As we saw last year, the racing was phenominal; the drivers and car owners LOVED IT, and the fans were extremely vocal about their pleasure that Late Model racing was back in the area."

Returning for another season of excitement will be weekly on-track action from:
  • Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds,
  • Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Limited Late Models Presented by Big Toy Storage,
  • Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods,
  • Coordinated Business Systems WISSOTA Super Stocks,
  • REDBOX+ 600 Mod,
  • Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks,
  • MTS Hornets,
    and
  • Sunshine Refuse "A" & "B" Slingshots (on The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY)
But, perhaps, the biggest announcement of the upcoming 2016 season is "All In" revamping of the September special event which has steadily grown in excitment and interest over the past several months. Many thought that 2015's "4TH ANNUAL DAHL CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC $20,000-TO-WIN B-MOD NATIONALS, THE $130,000 WEEKEND" could not be topped . . . but, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner Bob Timm has done just that. In a February 25th announcement that had the internet buzzing and FaceBook humming Timm introduced plans for the "2016 Dahl Chevy Buick GMC Modified Nationals" scheduled for September 8th, 9th & 10th:
"Here it is Race Fans! The largest Modified Race in the country will take place at MTS in 2016!
This years USRA Nationals will be expanded to bring back the A Mod Class and will not only feature a $20,000-To-Win B Mod race, it will also include a $40,000-To-Win A Mod race as well! Thats right...$40,000-To-Win A mods!
This race will be open for pre-registration only, and for the first 120 B Mods and first 120 A Mods.
The race will also include one $2,000-To-Win Non-Qualifier feature for each class."
Just being released is the Official Event Flyer for the event!

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In addition to pay scales and rules, a tentative 2016 season schedule has been put together which once again puts together all the ingredients necessary to make Friday Nights at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY the "Must Be There" destination for racers and race fans alike!

The tentative 2016 schedule gets the green flag compliments of an open invitation to both racers and fans with the 2016 car show scheduled for Saturday April 23rd at Dahl Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in their brand new state-of-the-art dealership at 1201 W Hwy 61 in Winona.

Once the new machinery has been unveiled, the next date on the schedule is the 2016 Season Opener on Friday April 29th! Other highlights of the 22 week season include:
  • USMTS Hunt Race - August 12th
  • 8th Annual Rivercity Rumble with $2,000 to win for both USRA A & B Mods - July 1st,
  • 8th Annual $1,000-To-Win Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge - July 29th,
  • $1,000-To-Win Harmston Trucking Hornets Swarm - August 19th,
  • 2016 Season Championships - August 26th,
  • 2016 Dahl Chevy Buick GMC Modified Nationals - Sept 8th through Sept 10th,
  • 8th Annual Fall Festival - October 7th & 8th,
  • and
  • several visits by the Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series
The tentative 2016 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Schedule can be viewed on the web site's "Schedule" page.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is truly excited to be looking forward to the 2016 season - and we hope you will join us for a EXCITING, FUN and FAMILY FRIENDLY FRIDAY NIGHTS!!!


12.06.15
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 . . .


10.29.15
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 season:

"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.

Bob Timm"


10.20.15
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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