Angst holds on for KG/Bud 25 win at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
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May 30, 2014  |  by Dan Bailey

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -- Another beautiful clear blue skied Friday night welcomed racers and race fans alike to Mississippi Thunder Speedway to enjoy the excitement of the dirt track battles as well as the fun of one of the longest-running racing promotions in the area.

Winona Radio’s presentation of KG/Bud Night has been a staple of the local racing scene in West Central Wisconsin for over 24 years, and as they have in the past, on-air personalities and staff at Winona Radio and supporters from Budweiser were eager to flood the grandstands with gifts, prizes and merchandise as a way to say thank you to the fans for turning out for another night of fun at the Fountain City, Wis., speedway.

“Man, I’m so excited,” said Winona Radio's KG 95.3 FM morning personality Gabe Glidden early in the evening’s program. “I’ve been looking forward to and talking about this for a couple weeks or more and what we’re seeing on the track tonight is awesome and exciting.”

Glidden’s comments were nothing short of prophetic, as the evening’s features were, indeed, awesome and exciting and kept the fans guessing and cheering until the final checkered flag was waved.

Two-time defending USRA Modified track champion Josh Angst put together a run at the front of the pack to ensure a visit to victory lane, but his run at the front was not without worry.

With just a handful laps remaining in the KG/Bud Night 25 before the checkered flag waved, a caution bunched up the field for a restart, erasing the lead that Angst had established over his competitors, including Lucas Schott.

As the field prepared for the restart what caught the attention of fans was that second place starter Schott had given up his outside groove and opted to restart on the inside of the first two-by-two row behind Angst.

“I chose the bottom to see if I could find a way around Angst,” explained the 2012 track champion.

Unfortunately for Schott, that bottom groove did not work well for him as he backslid to a fourth-place finish behind Joel Alberts and Brad Waits.

Angst stayed in the top groove and powered away from the competition to claim the KG/Bud 25 feature win.

“I had to go to the top, and it gave me an advantage,” said Angst. “There are a lot of guys who can win on any given night, and it was good to (be) up front.”

FORT FIRST IN USRA B-MODS

Bob Fort caught some off guard with his win at the end of the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod feature.

Fort has been near the front in almost every B-Mod feature this season, Friday was his chance to taste victory, followed across the line by defending track champion Jacob Bleess, who battled his way to second after starting inside the sixth row of the strong 23-car field.

Racing resumes next Friday night June 6th with another great night of action at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. The first green flag is scheduled to wave at 6 PM with the Sunshine Sanitation Midwest Mini Mods and Outlaw Mini Mods on the 1/10-mile “Lightning Speedway” which is located within the infield of Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Action on “The Big 1/3 Mile” starts immediately following the 7 PM Opening Ceremonies with on-track competition provided by Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds, Coordinated Business Systems WISSOTA Super Stocks, Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mods, Jailhouse Saloon WISSOTA Street Stocks, Midwest Poker League Flyers (Hornets), & Elmer's Auto Salvage MTS Pure Stocks.

The gates open at 5 p.m.. Family friendly general admission prices continue at: Adults $12, Senior Citizens $10, College Students 23 & under (with current Valid Student ID) and Children 17 & Under are admitted absolutely free.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway is located 3.0 miles north of Fountain City on Wisconsin Highway 35. For more information, call 608-687-3282 or visit www.MississippiThunder.com on the World Wide Web. Mississippi Thunder Speedway is presenting its 6th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, WI. The high-banked 1/3 mile dark-clay oval is quickly becoming known as one of the best speedways in the upper Midwest presenting dirt track racing in a fan and family friendly atmosphere every Friday night throughout the racing season.
For all details, continue visiting the Mississippi Thunder Speedway web site: www.MississippiThunder.com

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Friday, May 30, 2014

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
2. (5) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
3. (2) 59X Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
4. (6) 49X Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
5. (4) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
6. (7) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
7. (3) 59 Hank Rollinger Jr., Buffalo City, Wis.
8. (8) 8 Kelly Anderson

Heat #2:
1. (2) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
2. (1) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (4) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
4. (7) 77 Tom Brink, Winona, Minn.
5. (6) 20 Dustin Scott, Rosemount, Minn.
6. (8) 38 Allen Stettner
7. (3) 15 Chris Loberg, Menomonie, Wis.
8. (5) 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane, Wis.

Feature:
1. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
2. (5) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
3. (10) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
4. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (3) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
6. (2) 20 Dustin Scott, Rosemount, Minn.
7. (6) 49X Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
8. (1) 77 Tom Brink, Winona, Minn.
9. (11) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
10. (9) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
11. (15) 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane, Wis.
12. (16) 8 Kelly Anderson
13. (7) 59X Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
14. (14) 15 Chris Loberg, Menomonie, Wis.
15. (12) 38 Allen Stettner
16. (13) 59 Hank Rollinger Jr., Buffalo City, Wis.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 80J Lee Jonsgaard, Minnesota City, Minn.
2. (2) 1 Jon Van Minsel, Spring Grove, Minn.
3. (6) 44 Brandon Reutzel, Winona, Minn.
4. (1) 48K Scott Kunda, Winona, Minn.
5. (3) 20K Kyle Brown, Minnesota City, Minn.
6. (5) 12K Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 13 Ryan Konkel, Winona, Minn.
2. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (5) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn.
4. (3) 5WX Kyle Jumbeck, Houston, Minn.
5. (4) 31 Bill Stettner, Inver Grove, Minn.
6. (2) 39 Ben Anderson, Winona, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (5) 90 Tyler Creeley, Winona, Minn.
2. (3) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
3. (4) 12 Tucker Breitung, Prior Lake, Minn.
4. (6) 99 Bill Engler, Hixton, Wis.
5. (1) 35X Phillip Dunbar, Rushford, Minn.
6. (2) 4 Scott Guthrie

Heat #4:
1. (1) 23K Erik Kanz, Winona, Minn.
2. (5) 97X Bob Fort, Fountain City, Wis.
3. (4) 95X Shaun Walski, Winona, Minn.
4. (2) 88 Troy Langowski, Winona, Minn.
5. (3) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.

Feature:
1. (3) 97X Bob Fort, Fountain City, Wis.
2. (11) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (4) 95X Shaun Walski, Winona, Minn.
4. (10) 13 Ryan Konkel, Winona, Minn.
5. (2) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn.
6. (5) 90 Tyler Creeley, Winona, Minn.
7. (1) 12 Tucker Breitung, Prior Lake, Minn.
8. (7) 23K Erik Kanz, Winona, Minn.
9. (14) 5WX Kyle Jumbeck, Houston, Minn.
10. (16) 88 Troy Langowski, Winona, Minn.
11. (8) 80J Lee Jonsgaard, Minnesota City, Minn.
12. (20) 12K Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.
13. (6) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
14. (9) 44 Brandon Reutzel, Winona, Minn.
15. (19) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
16. (18) 31 Bill Stettner, Inver Grove, Minn.
17. (15) 99 Bill Engler, Hixton, Wis.
18. (13) 48K Scott Kunda, Winona, Minn.
19. (17) 20K Kyle Brown, Minnesota City, Minn.
20. (12) 1 Jon Van Minsel, Spring Grove, Minn.
DNS - 35X Phillip Dunbar, Rushford, Minn.
DNS - 39 Ben Anderson, Winona, Minn.
DNS - 4 Scott Guthrie



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