Stars & Stripes 40


Dustin is King!

Fountain City, WI - Tyler Bruening and A.J. Diemel led the field to the green flag of the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Stars & Stripes 40 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Bruening took the early lead and also set fast time earlier in the night as the Champ Pans Fast Qualifier and re-drew to be the Ken's Sports Inc. Pole Sitter. Mississippi Thunder Speedway was prepared perfectly, with many of the leaders turning faster laps during the race than they did during qualifying.

With a super fast track, Bruening started to approach the end of the field on lap six with Dustin Sorensen and Jake Timm close behind. Sorensen mastered his way through traffic to take the lead of the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Stars & Stripes 40 presented by Arcadia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram from Tyler Bruening on lap nine.

Sorensen continued to lead the field until the caution came out for the first time on lap 12, as Brett Swedberg slowed in turn one and two. On the restart, Sorensen maintained the lead, leaving Bruening and Timm to follow. Caution slowed the field two more times, as Sorensen led and Timm worked around Bruening for second. Returning to green for the final time, Sorensen led the field as Timm, Bruening, Nick Anvelink and James Giossi rounded out the top five. Sorensen led the rest of the race, finishing 1.689 seconds ahead of Timm and Bruening.

Sorensen was crowned King in BMRE Electrick Carts for the third time and the second time at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. The WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Double Header Weekend continues 78 miles south in Decorah, Iowa at Winneshiek Raceway for the $5000-to-win King of the Bullring.

Arcadia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Stars & Stripes 40 (40 Laps): 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen[3]; 2. 49-Jake Timm[4]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 4. 15-Nick Anvelink[6]; 5. 11-James Giossi[7]; 6. 7X-Jesse Glenz[8]; 7. 27-Jake Redetzke[18]; 8. 88-Chad Mahder[13]; 9. 11H-Lance Hofer[9]; 10. 22S-Brett Shafer[12]; 11. 10S-Taylor Scheffler[15]; 12. 5-Lukas Postl[14]; 13. 85-John Kaanta[11]; 14. 77-Bill Edler[20]; 15. 51-Chris Oertel[17]; 16. D1-Turk Letizia[21]; 17. 55-Joe Bongiorno[22]; 18. (DNF) 22-Nick Panitzke[10]; 19. (DNF) 77Y-Jordan Yaggy[16]; 20. (DNF) 58-AJ Diemel[2]; 21. (DNF) 10P-Paul Parker[19]; 22. (DNF) 3-Brett Swedberg[5]

Stockbridge Engineering B Main (12 Laps): 1. 10P-Paul Parker[4]; 2. 77-Bill Edler[3]; 3. D1-Turk Letizia[1]; 4. 34-Jordan Langer[2]; 5. 90-Lance Matthees[7]; 6. 55-Joe Bongiorno[6]; 7. 23-Steve Vizer[8]; 8. 35X-Parker Foster[5]

Autoworx Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 2. 3-Brett Swedberg[4]; 3. 11-James Giossi[2]; 4. 22-Nick Panitzke[5]; 5. 88-Chad Mahder[8]; 6. 77Y-Jordan Yaggy[3]; 7. D1-Turk Letizia[9]; 8. 10P-Paul Parker[7]; 9. 90-Lance Matthees[6]

Klink Equipment Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen[1]; 2. 15-Nick Anvelink[3]; 3. 7X-Jesse Glenz[2]; 4. 85-John Kaanta[4]; 5. 5-Lukas Postl[6]; 6. 51-Chris Oertel[5]; 7. 34-Jordan Langer[8]; 8. 35X-Parker Foster[7]; 9. 23-Steve Vizer[9]

Ken's Sports Inc. Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 58-AJ Diemel[2]; 2. 49-Jake Timm[1]; 3. 11H-Lance Hofer[3]; 4. 22S-Brett Shafer[5]; 5. 10S-Taylor Scheffler[4]; 6. 27-Jake Redetzke[6]; 7. 77-Bill Edler[7]; 8. 55-Joe Bongiorno[8]

Autoworx Qualifying 1: 1. 16-Tyler Bruening, 00:13.936[6]; 2. 11-James Giossi, 00:13.940[1]; 3. 77Y-Jordan Yaggy, 00:14.057[9]; 4. 3-Brett Swedberg, 00:14.057[3]; 5. 22-Nick Panitzke, 00:14.066[4]; 6. 90-Lance Matthees, 00:14.292[2]; 7. 10P-Paul Parker, 00:14.353[7]; 8. 88-Chad Mahder, 00:14.421[8]; 9. D1-Turk Letizia, 00:14.455[5]

Klink Equipment Qualifying 2: 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen, 00:14.024[7]; 2. 7X-Jesse Glenz, 00:14.272[5]; 3. 15-Nick Anvelink, 00:14.303[3]; 4. 85-John Kaanta, 00:14.419[4]; 5. 51-Chris Oertel, 00:14.516[8]; 6. 5-Lukas Postl, 00:14.645[2]; 7. 35X-Parker Foster, 00:14.856[1]; 8. 34-Jordan Langer, 00:15.239[6]; 9. 23-Steve Vizer, 00:15.327[9]

Ken's Sports Inc Qualifying 3: 1. 49-Jake Timm, 00:14.096[1]; 2. 58-AJ Diemel, 00:14.173[8]; 3. 11H-Lance Hofer, 00:14.387[5]; 4. 10S-Taylor Scheffler, 00:14.392[4]; 5. 22S-Brett Shafer, 00:14.566[6]; 6. 27-Jake Redetzke, 00:14.817[3]; 7. 77-Bill Edler, 00:14.875[7]; 8. 55-Joe Bongiorno, 00:14.899[2]

Stars & Stripes 40

The Kings are coming!

The WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour visits Mississippi Thunder Speedway for the first of two visits during the 2024 season on Friday, June 7th for the Stars & Stripes 40 presented by Arcadia Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.

The Stars & Stripes 40 will be fun for the whole family! Visit the Dirt Kings Tour Fan Zone located in the grandstand area. Kids 14 and under can join the Dirt Kings Kids Club, sponsored by Hobby Town Green Bay. The Kids Club has different prizes for kids to win at each event they attend. Driver autographs, Dirt Kings Tour souvenirs and Dirt Kings Tour apparel are all available in the Dirt Kings Tour Fan Zone.

As part of the Double Header Weekend with the King of the Bullring at Winneshiek Raceway on Saturday night, the Stars & Stripes 40 is sure to provide exciting racing as the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour battles to be King on Friday and Saturday Night, June 7th and 8th.

The Stars & Stripes 40 presented by Arcadia Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram is sure to provide exciting racing as they battle to be King! Jake Timm leads the way with 4 victories at Mississippi Thunder Speedway with the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour and John Kaanta, Dustin Sorensen, Rodney Sanders and Chad Mahder each have one victory.

2024 is the eighth season for the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour, the premier dirt late model touring series in Wisconsin, bringing a competitive group of drivers to each race. Nick Anvelink leads all drivers with 26 victories, while Mitch McGrath has 7 victories. Mike Mullen has 5 victories, including the 2024 WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour season opener at Shawano Speedway. Taylor Scheffler, Jake Timm and Troy Springborn have been crowned Kings four times and AJ Diemel has three victories. Kyle Raddant, Brad Mueller and Dustin Sorensen have two victories and 16 other drivers have been crowned King once over the past seven seasons.

Fun for the whole family!

WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour
Stars & Stripes presented by Arcadia Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
Friday, June 7th, 2024

Adult Admission: $20
Senior (65+) Admission: $18
Student (13-17): $5
Kids 12 & Under: FREE

Adult Pit Pass: $35
Student (6-12) Pit Pass: $15
Kids 5 & Under Pit Pass: FREE

Mississippi Thunder Speedway
2895 WI-35 Fountain City, WI 54629
Pits Open at 4:00 pm
Grandstands Open at 5:30 pm
Hot Laps at 6:30 pm
Racing Starts at 7:15 pm

A full night of racing, featuring the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour and USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Late Models, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Hobby Stocks

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