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10.20.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY WRAPS UP 2017 WITH A FUN AND SUCCESSFUL FALL FESTIVAL!
Sass, Timm, Hale, & Richards Lead The List Of Feature Winners!

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With 'Mother Nature' finally cooperating, racers and race fans alike basked in the enjoyment of clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures as they decended on MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY to wrap up the 2017 season via the rescheduled 9th Annual Fall Festival!

Over 215 cars signed into the pits to produce a full night of action that included two roll-overs, a back-to-back double feature winner as well as a side-by-side finish beneath the waiving checkered flags - to decide the winner by thousandths of a second . . .

09.09.17
KRIS JACKSON BEATS ADVERSITY AND THE COMPETITION TO CAPTURE THE $10,000-TO-WIN MODIFIED NATIONALS!
Timm, Sanders & Sorensen Win $2,000, $3,000 & $4,000-To-Win A-Mod Features!

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Under crystal clear skies, with perfect temperatures - the "6TH ANNUAL DAHL AUTO PLAZA MODIFIED NATIONALS" presented racers and race fans alike with an exceptional three-day experience to top all others!

By the time the final checkered flag was waiving, Kris Jackson was hoisting a $10,000 check above his head in the Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC Victory Lane; while Jake Timm, Rodney Sanders & Dustin Sorensen were celebrating A-Mod feature wins . . .

05.01.17
UPDATED: 08.18.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY UPS THE EXCITEMENT WITH THE "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is ready to rock the 4-cylinder world with the all new "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!
2017 Redneck 200 Flyer
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Registration is NOW open for the 2017 "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200"!

Step 1: Call 608-687-3282 to be put on the list (Open to the FIRST 100 Cars!)

Step 2: Fill out registration form (Or write down information on a sheet of paper) and MAIL to MTS 1140 72nd Ave Minnesota City, MN 55959. It must be turned in with the $200 within a week to stay on the entry list.

Step 3: Download the MTS phone app to get the latest updates and/or LIKE the Redneck 200 Facebook Event.

Rules for the "$10,000-TO-WIN REDNECK 200" are available HERE.


08.25.17
CLINTON BUZZES IN FROM IA TO GRAB THE $1,000-TO-WIN HORNET SWARM AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Angst, Hofer, Hale, Holthaus, Schmitt, Schloegel, Boland, & Stockhausen Crowned Season Champions on Minnesota State College Southeast Night

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Race fans were treated to a tremendous night of racing as almost 150 cars registered into the pits for the final regular season points paying event of the 2017 season - a night that would wrap up battles for 2017 track championships at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY, before the big specials ramp up to wrap up the year!

Coming into Friday night's event, MANY battles for positions throughout the point standings were still undecided in ALL divisions. The battles that took center stage and garnered all the attention, however, were for the division championships in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division and the redbox+ 600 Mod division.

In the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod division four drivers - Alex Williamson (#15W), Parker Hale (#28 - 2015 MTS Track Champion), Erik Kanz (#23K - 2012 MTS Track Champion), & Ryan Olson (#21) - entered the evening separated by just FIVE (5) points!
  • Alex Williamson - 911 pts
  • Ryan Olson - 910 pts
  • Parker Hale - 909 pts
  • Erik Kanz - 906 pts
In the redbox+ 600 Mod division four drivers - Bruce Schmitt (#80), Greg Wohletz (#32 - 2012 MTS Track Champion), Chris Gilbertson (#4G - three regular season feature wins @ MTS), & Brad Kramer (#13 - 2 regular season feature wins @ MTS) - entered the evening separated by 62 points. In overall points, the order was Schmitt, Wohletz, Gilbertson, Kramer - but the 600 Mod drivers are allowed to drop their single worst regular season points finish from the total; meaning that after the mathematical gymnastics, the order was Wohletz, Schmitt, Gilbertson, Kramer. While Kramer, down by 46 points, probably didn't stand any chance at a championship - the top 3 (Wohletz, Schmitt & Gilbertson) were only separated by 10 points!
  • Greg Wohletz - 894 pts
  • Bruce Schmitt - 887 pts
  • Chris Gilbertson - 884 pts
  • Brad Kramer - 848 pts
Fans were going to need calculators as the evening progressed . . .

05.04.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY ALREADY PREPARING FOR 2017 MOD NATIONALS!
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is already making plans for the 2017 edition of the Modified Nationals!
2017 Mod Nationals Flyer    2017 Mod Nationals Registration
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THE 2017 MODIFIED NATIONALS are coming!

2016 competitors have first opportunity to sign up, and then it will be OPEN to anyone on May 15th! This year, it is the first 240 cars to register. Same rules as 2016, but different qualifying rules. Please call 608-687-3282 with questions.

Stay tuned to the official MTS web site (www.MississippiThunder.com) or the MTS FaceBook page as details emerge.


04.16.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR "MIXED-MODIFIEDS" TO COMPETE DURING 2017 SEASON
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to release the following announcement designed to allow WISSOTA-Type Modified competitors to join the fun racing with the highly competitive Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified division during the 2017 season!

"Attention Modifed drivers: New for 2017 MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY will allow WISSOTA-Type Modifieds to run their rule package on the Hoosier tire. The only exception will be that regardless of your WISSOTA type engine package nobody utilizing the Hoosier tire will be allowed to have a spoiler over 5". There will be no mixing of rules. You will still need to buy a USRA License temp or permanent to race.

Below is the the 2017 Payout for Modifieds that will include a $600.00 added pay spot when we have 20 cars or more. This payout ALSO includes a $100.00 winner's bonus thanks to Wehrs Machine!

Please spread the word and lets see if we can hit the 20 car mark every week!"

2017 RIVERCITY MANUFACTURING USRA MODIFIED
PAYOUT

Place

Pay

Pay

1st

$700

$700

2nd

$500

$600
ADDED
PAY
SPOT!

3rd

$400

$500

4th

$300

$400

5th

$200

$300

6th

$175

$200

7th

$150

$175

8th

$125

$150

9th

$100

$125

10th

$100

$100

11th

$100

$100

12th

$100

$100

13th

$100

$100

14th

$100

$100

15th

$100

$100

16th

$100

$100

17th

$100

$100

18th

$100

$100

19th

$100

$100

20th

$100

$100

21st

$100

$100

22nd

$100

$100

23rd

$100

$100

24th

$100

$100


20+ Mod Payout at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!


08.12.17
UPDATED: 08.19.17
THE SWARM IS COMING TO MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!!
After Rainout, The $1000-To-Win 3rd Annual Harmston Trucking Hornet Swarm Moved To Season Championship night

MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is excited to welcome the excitement of the 3rd Annual Harmston Trucking Hornet Swarm to Friday night action August 25th. With a high number of competitors in prior year's events . . . fans and competitors alike will be amazed by the action this 'entry-level division' can produce!

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

  • 3-Wide Start
  • $100 MTS Hard Charger Award
  • $50 MTS Longest Tow Award
  • 2 bicycles given away compliments of Outlaw Trucking
  • BONUS PAY for 10th & 15th finishing positions compliments of Larry Holets
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 $175
8th $150
9th $125
10th $200
11th $90
12th $80
13th $70
14th $60
15th $150
16th-30th $50
$30 - Tow


08.04.17
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 2017 season.

There are currently four scheduled events at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for the month of August:
  • Friday August 4th - Stone Machinery / Lakeview Drive Inn Night,
  • Friday August 11th - Severson Oil Night,
  • Friday August 18th - Harmston Trucking Night including $1000-To-Win Harmston Hornets Swarm & WISSOTA Super Stock IROC,
  • Friday August 25th - 2016 Season Championships presented by Minnesota State College - Southeast
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY encourages all fans to spread the word by lighting up their social media presence with both #MTS & #BlueFansMatter!

08.11.17
KANZ, ANGST & JUMBECK RACE BACK TO VICTORY LANE AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Hofer, Krause, Reps, & Stockhausen Also Winners On Severson Oil Night

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Severson Oil Night produced a fast night of high-speed action at at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Josh Angst his third Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature win of the 2017 season. Lance Hofer held off some tough competition to capture win #9 in the Centerville Welding & Repair USRA Late Model division presented by Big Toy Storage. And former MTS Track Champion Erik Kanz rebounded from a bit of a mid-season slump to tighten up the points chase with his fourth Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature win . . .

08.04.17
TRACK CREW AND FANS WORK TOGETHER TO BEAT THE RAIN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Sorensen, Gilbertson, Hare, & Hofer Amongst The Winners On A Wet Lakeview Drive Inn / Stone Machinery Evening

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Lakeview Drive Inn / Stone Machinery / Winona Culvers Night at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY started with sunshine and blue skies over head; but by midway through the evening's heat races, the clouds had rolled in and a heavy downpour began a 90 minute rain delay that completely changed the complexion of the evening!

After the track crew, and volunteers from the grand stands, had re-packed the track, the competition was fast and furious through the final checkered flag . . .

07.28.17
SHAUN WALSKI RACES TO BAEHMAN LAW B-MOD CHALLENGE WIN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Hensel, Kramer, Krause, Hovden, & Miller Also Visit Victory Lane on Fastenal / Minnesota State College Southeast Night

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Fastenal / Minnesota State College Southeast night brought with it The 9th Annual Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY - with extra money on the line and a full grand-stands, Shaun Walski waltzed his way into Victory Lane with his #95 Dirt Dueller Modified that seemed tuned to perfection!

Additionally, Adam Hensel and Travis Krause picked up their first USRA Feature wins of 2017 at MTS while Brad Kramer returned for his second straight 600 Mod Feature win as Dan Hovden handled the visiting USRA Stock Cars . . .

07.14.17
FOSS DOUBLES UP WHILE KRAMER, WILLIAMSON, LUDEKING, TOURTELLOTT RACE TO FIRST FEATURE WINS OF 2017!
Winona Diesel / Allstate Peterbuilt Night Of Fun And Excitement At MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

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Fans were treated to amazing on-track battles during Winona Diesel / Allstate Peterbuilt night, during the third Friday night of racing at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!

Keith Foss backed up his Rivercity Rumble win the previous week with his second straight feature win, while Alex Williamson, Brad Kramer, Jushua Ludeking, & JR Tourtellott enjoyed their very first trips to victory lane . . .

07.07.17
FOSS & OLSON TAKE 9TH ANNUAL RIVERCITY RUMBLE WINS!
Hofer, Jumbeck, Dwyer, & Harmston Also Visit Victory Lane At MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY

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After "Mother Nature" doused the hopes of race fans the prior Friday evening, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY came back for a second week and ramped up the excitement in order to bring the 9th Annual Rivercity Rumble to the fans and racers alike!

As the evening closed, fans witnessed impressive battles throughout the large count of competitors and for every position on the track - wrapped up with Ryan Olson and Keith Foss grabbing the huge hardware and large payout as winners of the Rivercity Rumble features in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod and Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified divisions respectively . . .

06.01.17
MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY IS READY TO RUMBLE!!
9TH ANNUAL RIVERCITY RUMBLE - FRIDAY JUNE 30TH


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Rivercity Rumble poster!
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2015 & 2016 were record-setting years for attendance during the July 4th weekend presentation of the Rivercity Rumble . . . MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY is looking forward to replicate that experience in 2017!

This week, MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY released full details regarding the 2017 Rivercity Rumble with a printable FULL-COLOR copy (both pdf and image version) of the event flyer and registration document! "The turnout, by both fans and racers, over the years has always been great for the Rivercity Rumble", said MTS owner Bob Timm, "so we're always really excited as we start looking towards the Rumble for 2017!"

The NINTH ANNUAL River City Rumble is coming to MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Friday June 30th.

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 Lap 15 (sponsored by Les Duellman Racing),
  • $250 for hard charger (sponsored by RiverCity MFG & Machining).
But drivers MUST Pre-Register by June 23rd 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 upcoming 4th of July celebrations!


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!


06.23.17
CELEBRATIONS OF VICTORY AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY!
Doelle, Luhmann, Wasmund, Spilde, Bauer Amongst Winners During Motor Parts & Equipment / WIX Filters / Schaeffer Oils Night

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Despite some showers that zipped through the area, creating an almost 40-minute delay at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY Friday night, racers and fans alike all stuck around - and were rewarded with an exceptional night of action all the way through the final checkered flag! Motor Parts & Equipment / WIX Filters / Schaeffer Oils night proved to be an exciting event that entertained all on hand!

The crowd (who helped raise almost $1,000 for the Winona Figure Skating club) witnessed the first feature wins of the year at MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY for John Doelle, JT Wasmund, Scott Spilde, & Jason Bauer . . .

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

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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

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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!

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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).

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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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