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Daily Dirt 10/29/2020 15:19:58

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May 1
Mississippi Thunder Speedway,
Fountain City, WI
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (The Race to be Essential) - $2,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated May 2, 5:39 pm)
Giossi claims $2,000 Mississippi Thunder win
The Race to be Essential
  1. James Giossi
  2. Jake Timm
  3. Justin Ritchie
  4. Jimmy Mars
  5. A.J. Diemel
  6. Jeremiah Hurst
  7. Tony Jackson Jr.
  8. Brett Swedberg
  9. John Kaanta
  10. Troy Springborn
  11. Dustin Sorenson
  12. Derek Janke
  13. Sam Mars
  14. David Webster
  15. Kevin Eder
  16. Alex Williamson
  17. Michael Bruggeman
  18. Miranda Carlson
  19. Taylor Scheffler
presented by
Charlie Weber
James Giossi and crew in victory lane at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.
What won the race: Second-starting James Giossi of Roberts, Wis., led 30 laps for a convincing victory in Friday’s Race to be Essential open Late Model main event at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Giossi earned $2,000 in winning ahead of 11th-starting Jake Timm of Winona, Minn., in Wisconsin’s first Late Model event of 2020.
Key notes: Fourteen of the 19 starters finished. … The race was slowed by three cautions, the first on the initial start, requiring a complete restart. … The second caution was on lap 20 for Kevin Eder of Ashland, Wis., who slowed on the backstretch. … The final yellow was on a lap-20 restart for debris in turn one. … Polesitter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha, Wis., slowed to a stop during the caution on the initial start and was pushed back to the pit area. … Missouri invader Tony Jackson Jr. was caught up in a wreck on the first start attempt. He ended up seventh. … Justin Ritchie of New London, Wis., ran second for 20 laps before slipping to third. … Ryan Gustin of Marshaltown, Iowa., did not start the feature. ... Friday’s event was originally characterized by track co-owner Bob Timm as a "protest" to the track being deemed a non-essential business amid restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic, but later backpedaled from those statements in trying to avoid controversy. ... No spectators were admitted amid coronavirus restrictions.
On the move: Runner-up Jake Timm of Winona, Minn. started 11th and Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., rallied from 17th to seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Giossi’s GRP Motorports MB Customs Race Car is sponsored by Liquid Nitro, GTK, Auto Value, Keizer, Sue’s Bar & Grill and Deppe Enterprises.
Current weather: Partly Cloudy, 68°F
Car count: 20
Polesitter: Taylor Scheffler
Heat race winners: Taylor Scheffler, A.J. Diemel, Justin Ritchie
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Scheffler, Giossi
Row 2: Ritchie, Springborn
Row 3: Diemel, Hurst
Row 4: Swedberg, J. Mars
Row 5: Sorenson, Eder
Row 6: Timm, Gustin
Row 7: Bruggeman, Kaanta
Row 8: Williamson, S. Mars
Row 9: Jackson Jr., Carlson
Row 10: Janke, Webster

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