Mississippi Thunder Speedway begins releasing details for 2015
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January 26, 2015  |  by Dan Bailey

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis.--Mississippi Thunder Speedway began the new year of 2015 by releasing initial details for what looks to be an amazing and exciting seventh year of action at the fast, wide and racy 1/3-mile situated just an echo away from the banks of the Mississippi River on the borders of West-Central Wisconsin.

Pay scales have been released for all divisions scheduled to compete at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. In addition to those pay scales, rules packages have been released for two divisions which will be making their maiden voyages on the high banks of MTS.

The big announcement for 2015 is the creation of an all new Limited Late Model class which has been embraced not only by local and regional racers, but also by the USRA sanctioning body.

“The rules that we put together are focused on true Late Model racing with prices which are much more realistic and approachable,”commented Bob Timm. “The late model class was simply becoming unaffordable for local racers and weekly tracks alike. We think we've put together something that can maybe save this form of racing for weekly tracks and fans. I honestly think both the fans and the racers will see this as a great alternative to no late models at all.”

Timm's thoughts were echoed by a recent post to the Mississippi Thunder Speedway Facebook page.

“It is official. Limited Late Models will run at MTS in 2015 under USRA sanctioning,” Timm added. “USRA will be paying a 2015 weekly track champion point fund and will be working to put together a national champion point fund for 2016. Rules are complete and a preliminary rules package will be posted shortly. Very excited to see the revival of Late Model racing in our area.”

In addition to pay scales and rules, a tentative 2015 season schedule has been put together which once again puts together all the ingredients necessary to make Friday nights at Mississippi Thunder Speedway the must-be-there destination for racers and race fans alike!

The tentative 2015 schedule gets the green flag compliments of an open invitation to both racers and fans with the 2015 car show and swap meet schedule for Saturday April 18th at Sugar Loaf Ford of Winona. The newly renovated Sugar Loaf Ford Dealership allows racers and fans to enjoy a close look at all the new machinery from the clean indoor service area.

Once the new machinery has been unveiled, the next date on the schedule is the 2015 season opener on Friday, April 24. Other highlights of the 20-week season include:

• USMTS Hunt Race – Aug. 14
• 7th Annual Rivercity Rumble with $2,000 to win for both USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods – July 3
• 7th Annual Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge – July 31
• 2015 Season Championships – Aug. 28
• 3rd Annual Baehman Law B-Mod Nationals “$100,000 Weekend” – Sept 2-5
• 7th Annual Fall Festival – October 9-10
• 3 visits by the Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series,

Rules and pay scales have already been posted on the MTS web site and can be viewed on the "Driver Center" page. The tentative 2015 Mississippi Thunder Speedway schedule can be viewed on the website's "Schedule" page.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway is excited to welcome Steve Yaggy Trucking and Liquid Nitro Energy Drinks on board as 2015 title sponsors of the all new Limited Late Model division.

“Mississippi Thunder Speedway has almost made it our normal operation to introduce new and exciting forms of racing to our fans and competitors,” said Timm. “We were instrumental in bringing the 600 mods to the upper Midwest, and we are very happy with the way that division has taken root and grown in the area. We truly feel that the same will happen with this all new USRA Limited Late Model division; a division which got its start in theory and planning right here at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

“And while I have one hundred percent faith in this new division, it’s very important to the success of the division that we’re able to draw a quality car count so that fans and racers alike can truly enjoy the division on our track. To that end I’m extremely excited to announced and welcome the support of two quality businesses to this new endeavor.”

As part of their title sponsorship of the new USRA Limited Late Model division at Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Steve Yaggy Trucking and Liquid Nitro Energy Drinks are both pumping some bonus cash into the regular payout for 2015. A nice $100 weekly bonus is being added to the already-strong payout which has been released for the 2015 season.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway is truly excited to be looking forward to the 2015 season - and we hope you will join us for an exciting, fun and family friendly friday nights. 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 embarking on its 7th season of top-notch dirt track action in Fountain City, Wis. 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.

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