Dairyland Showdown
Mississippi Thunder Speedway | Fountain City, WI
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Event Info

Dairyland Showdown
May 5, 2022 to May 7, 2022
Mississippi Thunder Speedway
2895 Hwy 35
Fountain City, WI 

Event Description
2021’s Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder Speedway was an instant fan-favorite, and it’s even bigger in 2022. One more night has been added, making it a three-day show. Thirty-thousand dollars is on the line for the final night of action on May 7. Chris Madden and Brandon Sheppard each won a Feature at the Fountain City, WI track in 2021.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Late Model Track Record
13.441 seconds by Dennis Erb Jr. on 5/5/22

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Cement

Stadium Seating
Bring your own lawn chair to better enjoy the cement grandstands!

Closest Airport
La Crosse, WI

Other Airport
Rochester, MN

Track Info

Mississippi Thunder Speedway
2895 Hwy 35
Fountain City, WI 

Track Phone
(608) 687-3282

Ticket Phone
(608) 687-3282

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.375; high banked sweeping

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Left Front (Open Tire)
(Hoosier W30 or LM30) Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear
(Hoosier LM40) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.


DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

SMOOTH IN THE GROOVE: Pierce Grabs Opening Night win at Mississippi Thunder

Bobby Pierce had one worry before Thursday night’s World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Feature. He feared his pole position might not be the best place to start at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

The Oakwood, IL driver silenced his doubts, leading every lap en route to a $10,000 payday on night one of the Dairyland Showdown.

On the initial green flag, Pierce drove away from the field and remained unchallenged until a Lap 21 restart—when Stormy Scott rolled under the “Smooth Operator,” inching closer to the top spot.

Pierce takes the checkered flag
Bobby Pierce led all 40 Laps of night 1 at the Dairyland Showdown/Jacy Norgaard photo

The defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion held the Las Cruces, NM driver at bay until another caution slowed the field, forcing Pierce to switch to the bottom. His strategy paid off on the restart, pulling away for his third career World of Outlaws win.

Pierce stated that starting on the pole almost kept him out of Victory Lane, not knowing where the best line was.

“Starting first is sometimes not the best,” Pierce said. “It almost got us there because [Stormy Scott] started to show me the bottom, and I really didn’t feel great down there. I saw Stormy show his nose, and I was like, well, I guess I better block, but the top was still pretty good.

“When I moved down, I actually started pulling away from him, I guess, so all in all, it was pretty good I moved down.”

Even though he worried about starting on the pole, the Illinois driver felt his Pierce Platinum was good no matter where he ran.

“The car was pretty maneuverable to be able to run [the bottom], middle, and top,” Pierce said. “We kind of just chased the track around, it was kind of ever-changing, and at the very end, the top felt good again.

“I felt like if I started mid-pack, I could’ve made some moves around everything, so good track and a picture-perfect day.”

Despite finishing second, Scott was thrilled about his run. But the New Mexico driver felt the last restart kept him out of Victory Lane.

Stormy Scott races at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
Stormy Scott ran most of the event in the runner-up spot/Jacy Norgaard photo

“We were really good, and then his dad moved him down [to the bottom],” Scott said. “When he moved him down, he kind of started getting low and scraping the dirt with his nose and kind of dirtied it up down there, and we weren’t quite as good after that.

“We couldn’t be happier; we’re working really hard. Things were down for a while, and now everything’s up.”

2018 Series Champion Mike Marlar crossed the line third—his second World of Outlaws top-three finish of the season. The Winfield, TN driver dropped back a few spots before moving back onto the podium.

“I was really racing hard there, and I aero pushed down in [Turn 3] and lost some spots,” Marlar said. “I finally just scraped around and got them back, but I was a third-place car and not a winning car, so I got back right about where I should’ve been.”

Cade Dillard finished fourth, his first top-five of 2022 with the Series. The “Thriller” thought his car was equal to the leaders toward the end.

Mike Marlar battles with Ryan Gustin
Mike Marlar scored his second World of Outlaws podium of 2022/Jacy Norgaard photo

“We had a really good car,” Dillard said. “I feel like for once; finally, some restarts fell our way. I feel like we had a very good car there at the end after looking at times with us compared to the leaders.”

2021 Rookie of the Year Tyler Bruening rounded out the top five—his second of the season. At the end of the race, a flat right-rear tire kept him from finishing higher.

“I got into the outside wall on the front stretch after one of the restarts, and I don’t know if the tire was going down before that or after that,” Bruening said. “I could feel it start to lay in the right rear a little too much, and a couple of guys got by me.”

Dennis Erb Jr. finished seventh, increasing his points lead over Max Blair to 54 points.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to Mississippi Thunder Speedway for night two of the Dairyland Showdown.If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Feature (40 Laps): 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 4. 97-Cade Dillard[9]; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[7]; 7. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 8. 32-Chris Simpson[12]; 9. 18C-Chase Junghans[10]; 10. 19R-Ryan Gustin[2]; 11. 58-Garrett Alberson[18]; 12. 1-Josh Richards[13]; 13. 81E-Tanner English[14]; 14. B1-Brent Larson[17]; 15. 111V-Max Blair[11]; 16. 55C-Chad Mahder[19]; 17. 99B-Boom Briggs[21]; 18. 7X-Jesse Glenz[24]; 19. 11-Gordy Gundaker[16]; 20. 45-Kyle Hammer[23]; 21. 49-Jonathan Davenport[20]; 22. 11J-James Giossi[15]; 23. 18-Shannon Babb[22]; 24. 28M-Jimmy Mars[6] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Garrett Alberson [+7]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11032PBobby Pierce 00.000Running0$0
24+22SStormy Scott 0-2.071Running0$0
330157Mike Marlar 0-2.825Running0$0
49+597Cade Dillard 0-3.755Running0$0
55016Tyler Bruening 0-6.424Running0$0
67+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-6.445Running0$0
78+128Dennis Erb Jr0-7.644Running0$0
812+432Chris Simpson 0-8.883Running0$0
910+118CChase Junghans 0-9.632Running0$0
102-819RRyan Gustin 0-10.253Running0$0
1118+758Garrett Alberson 0-10.813Running0$0
1213+11Josh Richards 0-13.360Running0$0
1314+181ETanner English 0-14.316Running0$0
1417+3B1Brent Larson 0-14.822Running0$0
1511-4111VMax Blair 0-15.425Running0$0
1619+355CChad Mahder 0-15.833Running0$0
1721+499BBoom Briggs 0-16.291Running0$0
1824+67XJesse Glenz 0-0.083Running0$0
1916-311Gordy Gundaker 0-0.800Running0$0
2023+345Kyle Hammer 0-1.211Running0$0
2120-149Jonathan Davenport 0212.233Running0$0
2215-711JJames Giossi 0458.575Running0$0
2322-118Shannon Babb 0458.361Running0$0
246-1828MJimmy Mars 0458.361Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+2B1Brent Larson 00.000Running0$0
21-155CChad Mahder 0-0.054Running0$0
34+199BBoom Briggs 0-1.665Running0$0
45+17XJesse Glenz 0-1.957Running0$0
52-349TJake Timm 0-2.289Running0$0
610+43SBrian Shirley 0-2.923Running0$0
77077Jordan Yaggy 0-3.073Running0$0
86-210STaylor Scheffler 0-3.894Running0$0
911+220Jimmy Owens 0-5.021Running0$0
109-176Blair Nothdurft 0-5.604Running0$0
118-321FGunner Frank 0-7.022Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11058Garrett Alberson 00.000Running0$0
211+949Jonathan Davenport 0-1.324Running0$0
33018Shannon Babb 0-2.745Running0$0
44020SRodney Sanders 0-4.554Running0$0
52-310Paul Parker 0-4.729Running0$0
67+190Lance Matthees 0-5.254Running0$0
78+129Spencer Diercks 0-7.518Running0$0
86-221Logan Nickerson 0-10.108Running0$0
99045Kyle Hammer 0-10.108DNS0$0
105-519Dustin Sorensen 0-10.108DNS0$0
1110-115KJustin Kay 0-10.108DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+2157Mike Marlar 00.000Running
21-128Dennis Erb Jr0-0.053Running
32-197Cade Dillard 0-0.731Running
47+31Josh Richards 0-2.221Running
54-155CChad Mahder 0-4.225Running
660B1Brent Larson 0-5.076Running
75-27XJesse Glenz 0-6.017Running
810+277Jordan Yaggy 0-8.083Running
99076Blair Nothdurft 0-8.800Running
108-220Jimmy Owens 0123.468Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102SStormy Scott 00.000Running
25+328MJimmy Mars 0-0.912Running
34+1111VMax Blair 0-1.837Running
42-211JJames Giossi 0-4.039Running
56+149TJake Timm 0-4.521Running
67+199BBoom Briggs 0-6.039Running
78+110STaylor Scheffler 0-6.117Running
89+121FGunner Frank 0-7.824Running
93-63SBrian Shirley 0204.305Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+219RRyan Gustin 00.000Running
25+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-0.274Running
38+518CChase Junghans 0-1.019Running
41-381ETanner English 0-1.717Running
57+258Garrett Alberson 0-4.365Running
610+418Shannon Babb 0-5.166Running
76-119Dustin Sorensen 0-5.786Running
89+190Lance Matthees 0-5.870Running
94-545Kyle Hammer 0-5.870Running
102-849Jonathan Davenport 01.045DQ
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032PBobby Pierce 00.000Running
24+216Tyler Bruening 0-0.492Running
33032Chris Simpson 0-1.285Running
42-211Gordy Gundaker 0-2.054Running
59+410Paul Parker 0-2.808Running
68+220SRodney Sanders 0-2.852Running
77021Logan Nickerson 0-3.411Running
85-329Spencer Diercks 0124.753Running
96-315KJustin Kay 0124.753DNS
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1628Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.4410.000
232SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM13.606-0.165
3297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.770-0.329
4911JJames Giossi Hudson, WI13.792-0.351
512157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN13.830-0.389
653SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL13.868-0.427
7455CChad Mahder Bloomer, WI13.886-0.445
81111VMax Blair Centerville, PA13.910-0.469
977XJesse Glenz Chippewa Falls, WI13.921-0.480
10828MJimmy Mars Menomonie, WI13.950-0.509
1113B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.015-0.574
121949TJake Timm Winona, MN14.040-0.599
13101Josh Richards Shinnston, WV14.072-0.631
141199BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA14.077-0.636
151820Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.080-0.639
161710STaylor Scheffler Waukesha, WI14.125-0.684
171576Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD14.357-0.916
181421FGunner Frank Montrose, IA14.360-0.919
191677Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN14.364-0.923
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11281ETanner English Benton, KY13.5710.000
21732PBobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.652-0.081
3749Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA13.798-0.227
4211Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.958-0.387
5619RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.982-0.411
6432Chris Simpson Oxford, IA13.988-0.417
7545Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL14.004-0.433
8916Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.089-0.518
9199JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL14.119-0.548
101129Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA14.123-0.552
111619Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN14.150-0.579
121815KJustin Kay Wheatland, IA14.168-0.597
131458Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM14.208-0.637
14321Logan Nickerson Vestaburg, MI14.245-0.674
15818CChase Junghans Manhattan, KS14.325-0.754
161920SRodney Sanders Happy, TX14.339-0.768
171590Lance Matthees Winona, MN14.451-0.880
181310Paul Parker Kaukauna, WI14.636-1.065
191018Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL18.519-4.948

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