Foss, Olson claim Rivercity Rumble wins
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July 7, 2017  |  by Dan Bailey

Keith Foss won the USRA Modified feature.

After Mother Nature doused the hopes of race fans the prior Friday evening, Mississippi Thunder Speedway came back for a second week and ramped up the excitement in order to bring the 9th Annual Rivercity Rumble to the fans and racers alike.

As the evening closed, fans witnessed impressive battles throughout the large count of competitors and for every position on the track, wrapped up with Ryan Olson and Keith Foss grabbing the huge hardware and large payout as winners of the Rivercity Rumble features.

Foss used some daring moves and took advantage of some congestion to speed past Lucas Schott and cash in on a $3,000 payday.

Foss started ninth in the 25-car field and slipped to 10th before making his charge. Schott was on the pole with Jake Timm in the middle and USMTS star Zack VanderBeek on the outside. Schott took a commanding lead, but as he appeared to be on his way to a commanding victory, Foss was working through the field.

With about seven laps left in the 30-lap feature, Schott caught the tail end of the field and began trying to find his way through lapped traffic. Foss moved to the high groove to work past the lapped traffic and Schott with two laps left to take the lead and hold on for the win.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am,” Foss said in victory lane. “Running second behind Luke was actually what gave me the win. I was able to watch his choice as he got to the lapped traffic. Unfortunately for him, he went to the middle and that didn’t work out for him. Worked great for me, though.”

Schott finished second, followed by Timm, VanderBeek and three-time track champion Josh Angst.

Thirty cars battled it out in a 30-lap Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature with a $2,500 winner's share of the purse up for grabs.

Olson jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and stayed on the extreme high groove the entire race. He was inches off the outside concrete retaining wall in turns 1-2 and well ahead of the field to win the feature.

“In years past, that extra 20 feet of race track wasn’t there,” Olson said in victory lane. “But I used all of the extra race track and banking tonight. Bob Timm and his crew laid out a perfect race track tonight.”


Aaron Olson won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Former track champion Erik Kanz started on the pole and finished second. Defending track champion Ben Moudry was third, while Jason Schlangen made a push from the middle of the fifth row to finish fourth. Dan Hovden was fifth.

Lance Hofer, a 2015 track champion, won another USRA Late Model feature, and although he led from start to finish it wasn’t easy.


Lance Hofer won the USRA Late Model feature.

Tony Bahr worked his way through the field to challenge Hofer, but Hofer fended it off to grab the feature win. Bahr was second, followed by 2016 track champion Justin Sass, Ryan Konkel and Mark Teske.

Steve Dwyer won the USRA Hobby Stock feature, holding off points leader Steve Holthaus.


Steve Dwyer won the USRA Hobby Stock feature.

Enjoy another exciting night of regular season action next Friday, July 14, presented by Winona Diesel/Peterbilt. Action on the big 1/3-mile resumes immediately following the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies with green flag laps provided by the USRA Modifieds, USRA Late Models, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks, plus REDBOX+ 600 Mods and Harmston Trucking MTS Hornets. Grandstands open at 5 p.m.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway is located 3.0 miles north of Fountain City on SR 35. For more information, call (608) 687-3282 or visit www.MississippiThunder.com on the World Wide Web.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Friday, July 7, 2017

USRA MODIFIEDS
1. (9) 95 Keith Foss, Wis.nona, Minn.
2. (7) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (8) 49 Jake Timm, Wis.nona, Minn.
4. (3) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
5. (5) 99 Josh Angst, Wis.nona, Minn.
6. (2) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa
7. (18) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
8. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
9. (24) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
10. (16) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
11. (10) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
12. (14) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
13. (11) 4 Cory Bruggeman, Stillwater, Minn.
14. (20) 6T7 Brian Albrecht, Wis.nona, Minn.
15. (21) R1 Jay Richardson, Spring Valley, Wis.
16. (15) 52 Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
17. (17) 77 Tom Brink, Wis.nona, Minn.
18. (13) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
19. (12) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
20. (23) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
21. (1) 55 Cory Mahder, Eau Claire, Wis.
22. (6) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
23. (22) 777X Mike Powell, Canton, S.D.
24. (19) X Quinn Arnoldy, Wis.nona, Minn.
DNS - 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS
1. (3) 21 Ryan Olson, Strum, Wis.
2. (6) 23K Erik Kanz, Wis.nona, Minn.
3. (7) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
4. (14) 27S Jason Schlangen, Cresco, Iowa
5. (1) 16 Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa
6. (9) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
7. (16) 51W J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.
8. (5) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
9. (15) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.
10. (18) 12K Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.
11. (20) 1 Jon Van Minsel, Spring Grove, Minn.
12. (2) 54 John Feirn, Colfax, Wis.
13. (13) 83 Kylie Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
14. (4) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
15. (8) 43 Zach Brom, Wis.nona, Minn.
16. (17) A66 Mike Mehling, Grand Meadow, Minn.
17. (10) 2 Nathan Butterfield, Galesville, Wis.
18. (22) 32 Taylor Skauge, Caledonia, Minn.
19. (28) 99 Bill Engler, Hixten, Wis.
20. (26) 20 Jackson Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
21. (12) 57 Scott Rollinger, Kellogg, Minn.
22. (29) 20K Kyle Brown, Minnesota City, Minn.
23. (24) 48K Scott Kunda, Wis.nona, Minn.
24. (25) 19 Nick Wagner, Wis.nona, Minn.
25. (23) 8J Darran Jonsgaard, Fountain City, Wis.
26. (30) 82 Rick Byrnes, Decorah, Iowa
27. (19) 22 Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
28. (27) R2 Jason Richardson, Spring Valley, Wis.
29. (11) 2B Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
30. (21) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Hayfield, Minn.

USRA LATE MODELS
1. (3) 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane, Wis.
2. (8) QQ Tony Bahr, Haugen, Wis.
3. (7) 24 Justin Sass, Alma, Wis.
4. (9) 13 Ryan Konkel, Wis.nona, Minn.
5. (1) 9 Mark Teske, Spring Valley, Minn.
6. (10) 42 Johnny Emerson, Clear Lake, Wis.
7. (6) 33X Matt Laduke, Cochrane, Wis.
8. (11) 88 Troy Langowski, Wis.nona, Minn.
9. (12) 19R Ryan Siegle, Rochester, Minn.
10. (14) 47 Jon Duffy, Wis.nona, Minn.
11. (5) 33 Derek Sutton, Fountain City, Wis.
12. (13) 99 Barry Johnson, Nelson, Wis.
13. (4) 11X Derek Nelson
14. (2) 1 Shaun Mann, Buffalo City, Wis.

USRA HOBBY STOCKS
1. (4) 7 Steve Dwyer, Lacrosse, Wis.
2. (5) 70 Steven Holthaus, Cresco, Iowa
3. (8) 86 Phil Wernert, Galesville, Wis.
4. (10) 54 Jeremy Oakes, Spring Grove, Minn.
5. (1) 11 Levi Sand, Caledonia, Minn.
6. (3) 18 Cody Rollinger, Minnesota City, Minn.
7. (2) 18S Scott Spilde, Cresco, Iowa
8. (9) 34 Triton Krause, Fountain City, Wis.
9. (7) 99 Gregory Lammers, Owatonna, Minn.
10. (6) 94 Kevin Hager, Kellogg, Minn.
11. (11) 93 Brian Scholl, West Salem, Wis.



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