Schott, Sorenson visit victory lane on Fan Appreciation Night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
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July 17, 2014  |  by Dan Bailey

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -- Race fans were treated to a great thank-you from Mississippi Thunder Speedway Friday night as "Fan Appreciation Night" welcomed one and all to shrug off the rainy blues that had enveloped the area through the previous week and enjoy some great fast and furious Friday night family-friendly fun! Those fans who accepted the invitation from the West-Central Wisconsin dirt track went home later that evening thoroughly entertained!

An evening filled with repeat winners was high-lighted by intense battles for position - some decided by mere inches beneath the waiving checkered flags - throughout each field.

The top billing Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modifieds put on a show that kept fans on the edges of their seats as 2012 track champion Lucas Schott beat 2013 track champion Josh Angst and 2011 track champion Bob Timm to the front of the field early, and stayed there throughout the remainder of the "Fan Appreciation 25" to collect the feature win.

Timm, who started outside the second row, slowly back-slid through the field before bowing out of the race after fifteen circuits with mechanical troubles on his #49. Angst was actually able to lead the opening four laps before Schott relieved him of the burden and then built up a nearly three second advantage on his way to the checkered flag.

"Yeah, I used the beginning of the race to work the traffic and try some different lines", commented Schott in Victory Lane after the win, "then after I got out front I could run where I wanted. Car was good, track was good ... It was a good race."

Angst briefly lost second position around the mid point of the feature as 2009 Track Champion John Doelle, enjoying an inspired evening took over second place for a three-lap stint just past the crossed flags. Angst was able to reclaim second, relegating Doelle to settle for a strong third place finish.


Dustin Sorenson put another notch into the belt of the "younger generation" by adding his name to the list of drivers who've won a feature in an upper division on "The Big 1/3-Mile" Mississippi Thunder Speedway by stealing the lead away from one of the current hot shoes in the Black Horse Bar & Grill USRA B-Mod ranks and racing away to his first feature win.

After battling back and forth with several different drivers for second and third place, Sorenson snuck past leader Jon Van Minsel on lap 12, and lead the remainder of the 18-lap main to claim the feature win at only 13 years of age!

Former Track Champion Ben Anderson raced up to a second place finish with Van Minsel slipping to fourth behind Jacob Bleess, who finished third.

Racing resumes next Friday night July 18th 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 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, Elmer's Auto Salvage MTS Pure Stocks, & the third visit to MTS by the Midwest Poker League Flyers (4-Cylinder Hornets)!

Pit gate & Grandstands Open at 5 p.m. Family friendly general admission prices continue at adults $12, seniors $10, students with valid ID and children 17 and 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 on the World Wide Web.

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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Friday, July 11, 2014


Heat #1:
1. 11 Lance Hofer
2. 54 Jeremy Houle
3. 0 Les Duellman
4. 69 Lucas Schott
5. 49XX Jake Timm
6. 4A Joel Alberts
7. 44X LeRoy Scharkey
8. 59X Bob Sammann

Heat #2:
1. 49X Bob Timm
2. 94JR John Doelle
3. 99 Josh Angst
4. 77 Tom Brink
5. 44 Alan Wagner
6. 15 Chris Loberg
7. 59 Hank Rollinger Jr.
8. 3X Bryan Hessler

1. 69 Lucas Schott
2. 99 Josh Angst
3. 94JR John Doelle
4. 54 Jeremy Houle
5. 49XX Jake Timm
6. 4A Joel Alberts
7. 11 Lance Hofer
8. 59 Hank Rollinger Jr.
9. 0 Les Duellman
10. 44X LeRoy Scharkey
11. 15 Chris Loberg
12. 77 Tom Brink
13. 49X Bob Timm
14. 44 Alan Wagner
DNS - 59X Bob Sammann
DNS - 3X Bryan Hessler


Heat #1:
1. 56H Brandon Hare
2. 97X Bob Fort
3. 23K Erik Kanz
4. 12K Casey Knutson
5. 31 Bill Stettner
6. 20K Kyle Brown
7. 48K Scott Kunda
DNS - 15W Alex Williamson

Heat #2:
1. 44 Ben Anderson
2. 19 Dustin Sorenson
3. 21 Jacob Bleess
4. 95X Shaun Walski
5. 20J Jackson Hale
6. 35X Phillip Dunbar
7. 13 Ryan Konkel
8. 97XX Leigh Volkman

Heat #3:
1. 1 Jon Van Minsel
2. 88 Troy Langowski
3. 90 Tyler Creeley
4. 00R Chad Rosendahl
5. 2 Andrew Bleess
6. 55P David Pitz
7. 88D Nick Frion
8. 79 Nate Becker

1. 19 Dustin Sorenson
2. 44 Ben Anderson
3. 21 Jacob Bleess
4. 1 Jon Van Minsel
5. 97X Bob Fort
6. 12K Casey Knutson
7. 95X Shaun Walski
8. 88 Troy Langowski
9. 15W Alex Williamson
10. 56H Brandon Hare
11. 23K Erik Kanz
12. 00R Chad Rosendahl
13. 2 Andrew Bleess
14. 31 Bill Stettner
15. 35X Phillip Dunbar
16. 20K Kyle Brown
17. 48K Scott Kunda
18. 20J Jackson Hale
19. 79 Nate Becker
20. 97XX Leigh Volkman
21. 90 Tyler Creeley
22. 55P David Pitz
23. 88D Nick Frion
24. 13 Ryan Konkel

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