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Daily Dirt 07/19/2024 23:06:30

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July 3
Mississippi Thunder Speedway,
Fountain City, WI
Sanction: DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour (Firecracker 40) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 5, 2:40 pm)
Sorenson thunders to $5,000 Dirt Kings win
Firecracker 40
  1. Dustin Sorenson
  2. Ryan Unzicker
  3. Jake Timm
  4. Jake Redetzke
  5. Brett Swedberg
  6. Ron Berna
  7. Justin Reed
  8. Justin Schmidt
  9. Gunner Frank
  10. Troy Springborn
  11. Daniel Hilsabeck
  12. John Kaanta
  13. Justin Ritchie
  14. Todd Frank
  15. Turk Letizia
  16. Mark Rose
  17. Chris Engels
  18. Tim Isenberg
  19. Jesse Glenz
  20. Taylor Scheffler
  21. Jared Siefert
  22. Aaron Wickersheim
  23. Steve Laursen
  24. Lance Matthees
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Chad Marquardt
Dustin Sorenson heads to victory at Mississippi Thunder.
What won the race: Leading from flag-to-flag, Dustin Sorenson of Rochester, Minn., rolled to a $5,000 victory in Friday night's DiscountShoipTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour-sanctioned Firecracker 40 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. He beat Ryan Unzicker to the finish line by 1.098 second for his first-ever triumph on the Wisconsin-based series.
Key notes: Runner-up Unzicker charged from the 13th starting spot to finish behind the pole-starting Sorenson. ... Jake Timm of Winona, Minn., the winner of the first two Dirt Kings events at Mississippi Thunder, settled for third. ... The race was slowed by three cautions; the second was for Jesse Glenz, who was running in second place at the time. ... John Kaanta, who won Thursday's opener of the tour's doubleheader at Mississippi Thunder, finished 12th. ... In a race that lasted 24 minutes, 11 drivers completed all 40 laps.
On the move: Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., started 13th and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Sorenson’s MB Customs Race Cars carries sponsorship from Ford Metro Glass Inc., Mars Race Cars, Carroll’s Corn, Sorenson & Sorenson Painting, Schaeffer’s Oil, Paulson Rock Products, Stussy Co., C.J.’s Auto Sales, Action Engineering, Darrell’s Muffler Shop and Eibach Springs.
Points chase: Entering the series weekend, Brett Swedberg (120 points) of Shawano, Wis., led Justin Ritchie (118) with fourth others tied at 100 points.
Current weather: Clear, 79°F
Car count: 27
Polesitter: Dustin Sorenson
Heat race winners: Todd Frank, Jake Redetzke, Jesse Glenz, Dustin Sorenson
Consolation race winners: Steve Laursen
Provisional starters: Turk Letizia, Aaron Wickersheim
Next series race: July 10, Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, WI) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Sorenson, Scheffler
Row 2: Glenz, G. Frank
Row 3: Redetzke, Rose
Row 4: Timm, Matthees
Row 5: Schmidt, Isenberg
Row 6: Hilsabeck, Berna
Row 7: Unzicker, Springborn
Row 8: Ritchie, Siefert
Row 9: Swedberg, Kaanta
Row 10: Laursen, Reed
Row 11: T. Frank, Engels
Row 12: Letizia, Wickersheim
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