Angst, Langowski win as action thunders on at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
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May 27, 2011  |  by Guy Hamernik

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -- While rain forced cancellations at nearly all regional tracks Friday night, the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City was spared the showers. Eighty-five cars checked into the pits to provide the action.

Troy Langowski took the USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mod feature from green to checkered to pick up the win Friday, but there was plenty of action behind him.

A lap 1 incident involving six cars bent sheet metal and sent Erik Kanz to the pits for a new tire. When the action resumed, it was Langowski and Ben Anderson running first and second.

Tucker Breitung in his first race of the season got loose in turn one of the second lap and spun in front of the remaining eight cars in the field collecting Erik Kanz. Breitung could continue, however the front-end damage on Kanz's car was too much and he had to retire for the evening.

On the restart it was Langowski, Anderson, Shaun Walski, one, two, three. Walski then got up along beside Anderson, and they raced side by side, meanwhile Brandon Reutzel worked his 44 machine into the top 5.

The pack started to string out in the middle of the race, with the 56H of Brandon Hare moving into the top 5 under Reutzel. Walski continued to reel in Langowski and got within two car lengths until a lapped car got in between them.

Alex Williamson and Tyler Creely also were moving up through the pack after getting involved in the early cautions.

A Jack Baehman spin in turn 1 brought out the caution, setting up a three lap dash to the finish. On the restart, Hare moved under Anderson to take over third and Greg Mattick moved into the top 5.

When the checkered flag flew, it was Langowski picking up the win, followed by Walski, Hare, Anderson, Mattick, and Creely.

In the USRA RHS Modified feature, Ryan York battled Josh Angst side by side, but an incident involving John Doelle and Mick Glenn put the field under caution. On the restart, Angst jumped to the lead, followed by York, Leroy Sharkey, Bob Timm, and Ben Mattick. Jay Ihrke, Todd Sharkey, and Lance Hofer raced side by side for 6th.

Clayton Wagamon moved the 14W up to 4th, while Angst increased his lead to a full straightaway. Jake Timm slowed up on the back stretch, bringing out the caution with 5 laps down. On the restart, Wagamon moved up to 2nd, while Mattick moved up to 4th. Bob Timm had his hands full with Jay Ihrke and Shane Wehrs trying the high side to get around him.

Timm changed grooves and passed Sharkey on the high side for the position. Ihrke followed Timm around Sharkey. With 3 laps to go, Timm got underneath York for 4th, with Keith Foss following him. Meanwhile, Ben Mattick was having an impressive run moving up to 2nd under Wagamon. A caution involving Glenn and Doelle brought out the caution.

With three laps to go, the rear end broke on Andy Bohnstengel's number 25 spinning him down the front stretch and into the wall.

Angst held on the final 3 laps to pick up another checkered flag, with Mattick finishing 2nd, followed by Wagamon, Timm, and Foss.

Next Friday night's racing features the Cornbelt Clash Late Model special, plus USRA RHS Modifieds, USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods, Super Stocks and Mini Mods also scheduled to participate. The first green flag flies at 7 p.m.

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USRA Weekly Racing Series
Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Friday, May 27, 2011


"A" Main:
1. (2) 99 Josh Angst Winona, Minn.
2. (7) 4 Ben Mattick, Hayfield, Minn.
3. (4) 14W Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn.
4. (6) 49 Bob Timm Winona, Minn.
5. (20) 95 Keith Foss Winona, Minn.
6. (11) 96 Jay Ihrke, Dover, Minn.
7. (1) 5R Ryan York, Racine, Minn.
8. (22) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
9. (3) 44 Leroy Scharkey, Rochester, Minn.
10. (9) 59 Hank Rollinger, Jr., Buffalo City
11. (10) 45 Todd Scharkey, Kasson, Minn.
12. (8) 30X Shane Wehrs, West Salem
13. (5) 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane
14. (19) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia
15. (18) 5 Brandon Beckendorf
16. (17) 49JR Jake Timm Winona, Minn.
17. (14) 25 Andy Bohnstengel Winona, Minn.
18. (15) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
19. (21) 9X Randy Jonsgaard Winona, Minn.
20. (13) 0 Les Duellman Winona, Minn.
21. (12) 1M Josh Mattick, Austin, Minn.
22. (16) 97 Bob Fort, Fountain City


"A" Main:
1. (1) 88 Troy Langowski Winona, Minn.
2. (3) 95X Shaun Walski Winona, Minn.
3. (10) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
4. (2) 39 Ben Anderson Winona, Minn.
5. (9) 7 Greg Mattick, Hayfield, Minn.
6. (5) 90 Tyler Creeley Winona, Minn.
7. (6) 44 Brandon Reutzel Winona, Minn.
8. (12) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
9. (11) 3 Matt Appel, Taylor
10. (14) 16 Chad Kosidowski, Alma
11. (4) 11 Jack Baehman, Hudson
12. (7) 12 Tucker Breitung, Prior Lake, Minn.
13. (8) 23K Erik Kanz Winona, Minn.
14. (13) 34 Nick Frion, Maiden Rock

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