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Friday  6/30/2017

9th Annual RIVERCITY RUMBLE
Presented By:
Rivercity Manufacturing & Machine Company/R & R Machining





5:00pm - Gates Open

6:00 pm Start - Sunshine Refuse "SR" & "JR" Slingshots (on The LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY)
7:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies followed by green-flag action from Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Ltd Late Models presented by Big Toy Storage, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks, redbox+ 600 Mods, & Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets

ADMISSION INFORMATION
Adult General Admission
$15.00
Senior Citizens (65 and older)
$12.00
Students 23 yrs of age and younger (with Valid Student ID)
Absolutely FREE!!
ALL Children 18 and under
Absolutely FREE!
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pits open @ 4:00 PM
Gate (Grandstands) open @ 5:00 PM
FREE On-Site Camping Available


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06.13.17
HOMETOWN FAN-FAVORITE BRUCE SCHMITT GRABS THE GLORY AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Angst / Moudry punch ticket to 2017 Mod Nationals During 1st Annual Steamboat Days Race For A Cause Presented By Miller Ingenuity

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The 1st Annual Steamboat Days Race For A Cause presented by Miller Ingenuity has been deemed a success at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY! The Tuesday night program opened the 2017 Steamboat days celebration, brought dignitaries to the track, opened the sport to non-typical fans, & raised more than $1000 for Breast-Fest!

In front of all these positives, the crowd really cheered when Hometown Fan-Favorite Bruce Schmitt held off repeated challenges from the #32 Miller Ingenuity 600 Mod of former Track Champion Greg Wohletz to grab a feature win!

There were three other big stories during the evening as well:
  • 3-Time, and defending, Track Champion Josh Angst grabbed the $1500-To-Win Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature win - and in doing so, also won a guaranteed provisional starting spot in this September's huge 2017 Modified Nationals at MTS!
  • Defending, Track Champion Ben Moudry grabbed the $1000-To-Win Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature win - and also won a guaranteed provisional starting spot in this September's huge 2017 Modified Nationals at MTS!
  • Brady Link continued his strangle hold on the Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stock division - grabbing his 5th feature win of the young 2017 season!


06.02.17
JAKE TIMM GRABS FEATURE WIN DURING BIG-MONEY NIGHT AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Bounties & Bonuses rule as Hofer, Hale, Provinzino, Link, Severtson Visit Victory Lane

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Black Horse Bar & Grill / Winona Sign & Designs Night produced action and excitement at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Friday evening!

With Erik Kanz riding a three-win streak in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod Division, and Lance Hofer enjoying an unbeaten streak - $100 bonuses were placed on each driver, awarded to the racer who could break those streaks with a feature win. In return, sponsors of Kanz and Hofer made a return bonus offer of $100 and $200 respectively if they could keep their streaks going!

At the same time, the redbox+ 600 Mods were racing for more than double the money in a $700-to-win event offered by The Black Horse and Winona Student Homes.

And while all this money was floating around, Jake "The Snake" Timm stepped his efforts up and won the Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature . . .

06.01.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY IS READY FOR A PINK OUT!
1ST ANNUAL STEAMBOAT DAYS RACE FOR A CAUSE - TUESDAY JUNE 13TH

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is bringing back a little mid-week fun with the 1st Annual SteamBoat Days Race For A Cause - Presented by MILLER INGENUITY!
2017 RACE FOR A CAUSE Flyer
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Free Admission with a Steamboat Days button (and we'll even be selling them at the front gate)!

This will also be our 2017 "PINK OUT Night" with funds from the 50/50 ticket sales going directly to "Breast Fest" - Breast Cancer awareness and fight for a cure.

Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks along with the REDBOX+ 600 Mods will be racing for $400-To-Win!

Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds will hit the track for $1,500-To-Win!

Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods will be gunning for $1,000-To-Win!

In addition to the cash . . . the winners of the USRA Modified and USRA B-Mod features will be awarded a GUARANTEED PROVISIONAL STARTING POSITION in the 2017 MOD NATIONALS!


06.02.17
KANZ TRIPLES-UP AS NAPA NIGHT PRODUCES HIGH EXCITEMENT AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Solem, Hofer, Cisewski, Knutson, & Severtson Grab Checkeres as well

Victory Lane!
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With the Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds off for the night, race fans needn't worry that there would be a shortage of excitement during NAPA Night at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

The introduction of USRA Stock Cars and a visit by the Victory Promotions 600 Mod Touring Series to the night's scheduled (completed with weekly regular classes Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Late Models presented by Big Toy Storage and the Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets insured that the on-track action would be just as hot as always!

By the waiving of the evening's final checkered flag - most race fans headed to their own cars in the parking lot or the pits for autographs were in agreement with one race fans' vocalizations over the Speedway P.A. system, "Weekly racing like that - there's none better anywhere else!" . . .


05.26.17
GUSTIN GRINDS ONE OUT FOR GRANDPA D, OUTGUNS DILLARD IN MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY THRILLER!
Kanz, Link, Gardner, & Harmston also visit Victory Lane

Victory Lane!
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The worst part about the checkered flag waving at the conclusion of the USMTS main event Friday night at the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY was that it had to end. The best part was that everybody in attendance was finally able to take a breath.

Bob Timmís reshaping and resurfacing of the Fountain City, Wis., oval during the off-season paid dividends with a 40-lap feature race that could have been called great even without the incredible hair-raising final five laps.

But despite a new look and feel, victory lane felt just like old times with Ryan Gustin holding the winnerís paycheck. It was his fourth career USMTS win at the track, and second straight going back to last fallís $40,000-to-win USRA Modified Nationals where Gustin edged Scott Bloomquist for the colossal payday . . .


05.12.17
WILD COUNTRY 99 / BUD NIGHT EXCITES ALL AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Kanz, Hofer, Angst, Link, Luhmann, Schloegel grab feature wins

Friday nights are heating up quickly! Blue sky, Sunshine, Amazing competition, & fun for the fans and racers alike took over the spot light Friday night May 12th as WILD COUNTRY 99 / BUDWEISER Night exploded with fun and excitement at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Many in attendance found out, or were reminded once again, just why the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division is the most popular class at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY . . .


05.05.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO!
Repeat Feature Winners Schott, Hofer & Link Are Joined By A Trio Of First Time Winners in 2017




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Week number two of the 2017 Season at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY brought out the fast and furious fun that comes around every year with a Cinco De Mayo celebration! Olť!

After an honestly chilly Opening Night the Friday prior . . . the Friday night weather conditions for the Cinco De Mayo celebration at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY down-right perfect. Blue sky, sunshine, and temperatures that were just right.

As fans enjoyed the perfect weather, the racers were enjoying the perfect racing surface on the newly reconfigured high-banked 'Big 1/3-Mile'. Three, Four, Five-wide racing for positions were pretty much the norm through the evening as a quick low groove was matched by the wide-open fast high-groove . . . while both were equally tested by drives choosing from two to three other options in between.

By the end of the evening, Lucas Schott has once again bested his former Slingshot buddy Jake Timm, former National Champion Cory Crapser and former MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Track Champions Josh Angst and John Doelle to make a repeat visit to the Dahl Auto Plaza Victory Lane.

Brady Link and Lance Hofer did the same thing - in the USRA Hobby Stock and USRA Late Model divisions, respectively - jumping out front of their feature races on the way to their second feature wins in as many weeks.

In the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division, 2015 Track Champion Parker Hale stepped back into the Lime Light with a Feature win - while wearing his father's old race suit!

Joe Provinzino returned to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY to collect yet another 600 Mod feature win (the 30th of his career at MTS) while Brandon Gleiter rolled his #20 Harmston Trucking MTS Hornet into Victory Lane for the very first time!

All in all . . . another great night of racing and fun made up evening number two of the 2017 season!

full results




04.28.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES 2017 SEASON OPENER


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True, it was a bit chilly . . . but, hey, that's late-April in the upper Mid-West. The action at the 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Season Opener more than made up for the cool temperatures with the "Hot On-Track Action" presented to the crowd on hand.

Many familiar faces, and some new names, hit the newly reconfigured MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY with battles for positions, bragging rights and checkered flags.

Reigning USRA National Champ, and former MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Track Champion, Lucas Schoot returned to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY in story book fashion to win the 25-lap Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature while 2015 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Track Champion Lance Hofer raced back into the Dahl Auto Plaze Victory Lane by winning the 20-Lap Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Late Model presented by Big Toy Storage feature.

Flyin' Ryan Olson used the all-new "Ultra-High Line" and every inch of the newly created 20-foot width of banking at the top of the track to grab the feature win in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature, with other feature wins going to Chris Gilbertson (Redbox+ 600 Mods), Brady Link (Jailhouse Saloon USRA Hobby Stocks) & Pat Thicke (Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets).

full results




02.13.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY INVITES YOU TO BECOME A PART OF OUR TEAM!
Do you like the RACE LIFE? Want to pick up some extra hours? Available Friday Nights? OR know of anyone who is? MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is looking for individuals who are excited to become a member of our team and join our employment staff! Positions open include Concession/Kitchen Staff, Security, and Track Officials. We are also looking to hire a KITCHEN ASSISTANT to train in 2017 and be full KITCHEN MANAGER in 2018 (8-10hrs/week). For more information, call 608-687-3282, or to apply print and fill out the attached application and submit it to Kasi at kasijohnson@hbci.com or mail to Kasi at
1140 72nd Avenue
MN City, MN  55959

by March 3, 2017 . . .


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12.06.16
THE 2016 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 eighth 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 2016 Championship Banquet . . .


10.25.16
UPDATED: 11.04.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF THE USRA LATE MODEL DIVISION!!

At least 8 and possibly as many as 10-15 additional dates at Cedar Lake Speedway, Cresco, Decorah & West Union!

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to announce some BREAKING NEWS for the USRA Late Model Division!



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Great News for USRA Late Model Drivers! Cedar Lake Speedway has added the USRA Late Models for 7 Nights in 2017. All 7 nights will be sanctioned events. MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owner, and designer of the USRA Late Model division, Bob Timm will also be working with other tracks to to get a few more events on the schedule.

"I almost can't explain how happy I am to release this information," Timm commented about the release of this news, "The expansion of this division to other tracks on other dates is integral to the growth of what I feel might be the saving of weekly Dirt Late Model racing in our area!"

As of the posting of this notice, the following dates are on the schedule for the USRA Late Models at Cedar Lake Speedway:
  • April 22nd (Full Race Program)
  • May 6th (Sprint Car Special)
  • May 13th (Bus Race Special)Rain Date
  • May 20th (Rain Date for May 13th - Only race on the 20th if the 13th is rained out)
  • May 27th (Free Grandstands Admissions Night)
  • July 1st (Firecracker Special!)
  • July 29th (Full Race Program)
  • Aug 3rd -(Thursday night of USRA Nationals)
  • Sept 14th - (Thursday night of Legendary 100)!
There will also likely be one night at Cresco, 1 or 2 nights at Decorah and a few nights at West Union! Additional dates will be posted as soon as they are lined up and confirmed!


10.15.16
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY RELEASES DETAILS OF CHARITABLE GIVING THROUGH THE 2016 SEASON!!

MTS raised almost $24,000 for organizations and fans via the "MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY 50/50 FUNdraiser" during the 2016 season!


Since it's grand opening in the spring of 2009, one of the main efforts of MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY has been to try to "GIVE BACK" to those organizations and/or charities that populate the area surrounding what we feel is one of the greatest 1/3-Mile dirt tracks in the upper mid-west.

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY owners Bob & Paula Timm and Tom & Tina Lockner know that race fans are a supportive group . . . given the opportunity to have a little fun while, at the same time, providing out-of-pocket support for a local charity -- they'll gladly open their purse or wallet and get involved.

Through this understanding of the generosity and support of local race fans, the owners & representatives of MTS came up with the concept of the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY 50/50 FUNdraiser!

During the 2016 campaign of the MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY 50/50 FUNdraiser (DESPITE 8 rain outs and 1 bye week - at which times MTS was closed and unable to raise funds via the program) MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY was so honored to present almost $12,000 to organizations AND race fans!

That's almost $24,000 in total ($23,532 to be exact) . . .



 
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