Foss makes comeback at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
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May 13, 2011  |  by Tracy Hager

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -- Keith Foss turned the tables from last week to take in a clean sweep in the USRA RHS Modifieds at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway Fiday night while Ben Anderson topped the 19-car field of USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods.

Jacob Bleess led the USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods for their feature event and was tailed by Ben Anderson and Shaun Walski. Erik Kanz and Brandon Hare raced for fourth as Troy Langowski moved into sixth followed by Alex Williamson. Walski dove into second place behind Bleess, but Anderson made a cut through to take the spot from Walski.

With five laps down, Anderson snatched the lead from Bleess which left Bleess to fight off Walski and Kanz. A caution realigned the field with Anderson ahead of Bleess, Walski, Kanz and Hare. Kanz made a grand surge into second place as Hare followed into third. It was short-lived as Hare took second place from Kanz. Walski and Langowski raced for fourth, and with nine laps down Hare knocked on Anderson's door for the lead.

Hare took over the lead and left Anderson to chase him down. With 12 laps down, a caution for a car in the back-stretch wall reset the field with Hare out front followed by Kanz, Anderson, Langowski and Walski. Hare had to outrun the rest on the restart, and Anderson was able to get under Kanz for second place. Langowski made a charge to third, but then a three-way battle between Langowski, Troy Hovey and Kanz ensued for the spot.

A couple more cautions tossed in resulted in a single-file restart with 13 laps down. Anderson gained the lead over Hare as Langowski remained very strong and took over second place. Langowski was on a mission and began to fight for the lead with Anderson. The white flag flew, but a caution set up a green-white-checkered finish. Anderson made the most of it and took the win. Langowski was not far behind crossing in second followed by Hare, Broszeit and Hovey.

In a big roar, the USRA RHS Modified feature took off with Josh Mattick and Jay Ihrke out front. Ihrke appeared to be the dominating force early on as he took a big lead over Mattick, Shane Wehrs and Keith Foss. Foss then shot under Wehrs into third while Josh Angst and Wehrs traded spots for fourth place.

Ihrke gained a big lead quick, but just as quick he was reeled back in when a caution reset the field. Cautions breed cautions, and this race was no exception. Cautions two and three occurred quickly with only three laps down. A scuffle in turn 1 resulted in multiple DNFs and a lengthy clean up. After the cleanup was complete, Ihrke headed to another big lead over Foss and Wehrs.

John Doelle and Angst raced for fourth place while Foss gained ground to race side by side with Ihrke for the lead. Wehrs wanted in on the action and charged into second place behind Foss. At the halfway mark of the race, Foss led the pack followed by Wehrs, Ihrke and Angst. Josh Mattick regained his composure and climbed back into the top five to race with Doelle and then closed in on Angst for third place. Lucas Schott slowly crawled into sixth place behind Doelle.

Foss turned it into two feature wins out of three nights at MTS. Wehrs placed a solid second in his first show at MTS this season followed by Angst, Josh Mattick and Schott.

The IRA 410 Sprints, sponsored by Winona Radio and Budweiser, will make their first appearance at Mississippi Thunder on Friday, May 20. Street Stocks, USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods and USRA RHS Modifieds will join the racing action. Be sure to keep up on all that is happening at MTS and visit

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USRA Weekly Racing Series
Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Friday, May 13, 2011


Feature: 1. Ben Anderson, 2. Troy Langowski, 3. Brandon Hare, 4. Jimmy Broszeit, 5. Troy Hovey, 6. Greg Mattick, 7. Nick Frion, 8. Scott Demmer, 9. Parker Hale, 10. Tyler Creeley, 11. Chad Kosidowski, 12. Jacob Bleess, 13. Alex Williamson, 14. Brandon Reutzel, 15. Matt Appel, 16. Shaun Walski, 17. Aaron Haggerty, 18. Erik Kanz, 19. Jack Baehman.

Heat #1: 1. Kanz, 2. Broszeit, 3. Bleess, 4. Williamson, 5. Baehman, 6. Appel, 7. Mattick.

Heat #2: 1. Walski, 2. Anderson, 3. Hovey, 4. Creeley, 5. Haggerty, 6. Reutzel.

Heat #3: 1. Hare, 2. Demmer, 3. Langowski, 4. Frion, 5. Hale, 6. Kosidowski.


Feature: 1. Keith Foss, 2. Shane Wehrs, 3. Josh Angst, 4. Josh Mattick, 5. Lucas Schott, 6. Ben Mattick, 7. Jay Ihrke, 8. Andy Bohnstengel, 9. John Doelle, 10. Steve Lavasseur, 11. Ryan York, 12. Randy Jonsgaard, 13. Bob Timm, 14. Hank Rollinger Jr., 15. Jake Timm, 16. Bob Fort, 17. Mike Gibson, 18. Ron Konkel, 19. Thomas Brink, 20. LeRoy Scharkey.

Heat #1: 1. Ihrke, 2. Bohnstengel, 3. B. Timm, 4. Rollinger, 5. Gibson, 6. Brink, 7. Lavasseur.

Heat #2: 1. York, 2. Doelle, 3. Angst, 4. J. Mattick, 5. J. Timm, 6. Jonsgaard, 7. Fort.

Heat #3: 1. Foss, 2. Konkel, 3. Schott, 4. Wehrs, 5. B. Mattick, 6. Scharkey.

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