The Voice

Dan Deicher, "The Voice" of the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway and the Mississippi Thuunder Speedway covers racing at La Crosse, Fountain City, Tomah and Wisconsin Dells. News, off season moves, schedules, rule changes and more.

Deicher Up For National Honor

WKTY's Dan Deicher, the host of the Mississippi Thunder Race Report and also the track announcer at the La Crosse Speedway and Mississippi Thunder Speedway has been nominated for the best short track announcer in the nation for 2013, according to And you can help him along. Click the link below, place a vote in all categories including announcer and submit. You can vote once a day from one email address a day. But you must place a vote in all categories for it to count. Voting goes until February 8th. Thank you!

John's Bay Race Report 12/5/2013

Hey folks I'm Dan Deicher and this is the John's Bay Race Report on Am 580 WKTY. John's Bay on La Crosse's Southside...ya he can fix that!

The Mississippi Thunder Speedway Banquet this Saturday night...Winona's Riverport Inn and Suites......Tickets can be reserved and paid for at the door. All classes will be awarded trophies for the top 5 in points and points checks for USRA and Wissota will be given to the top 10. The new schedule comes out soon.......find it on Mississippi Thunder dot com. They have also just added a Hornet/Flyer class that will run once a month in 2014, using La Crosse Speedway Hornet rules.

The La Crosse Speedway's Champions’ Banquet will be held on Saturday night, January 18th, and will return to the Stoney Creek Inn’s Northwoods Conference Center, located in Onalaska. Over 100 awards. Tickets will only be available in advance, and will be available between now and January 10th. Space is limited to the first 250 guests. Watch for their new schedule soon at La Crosse Speedway Dot Com.

After a successful first campaign on the road in 2013 the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will again branch out in 2014. TUNDRA and Wisconsin International Raceway officials announced the series will open 2014 on Saturday, May 10th. TUNDRA Round One will serve as a preview to WIR’s Thursday Night program, which kicks off two weeks later. Joining TUNDRA will be the Mid-American Stock Car Series with the Vercauteren Memorial and another division to be named later. Complete schedule coming in next two weeks. Visit the Tundra Super Lates dot com website for more info.

And in NASCAR..........In a strategic move designed to expand its commitment to enhancing event experiences and fan engagement, as well as solidify the future of one of the premier racing and entertainment facilities in the Midwest, NASCAR announced that it has purchased Iowa Speedway. NASCAR has no plans for Iowa Speedway to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race next year or in the immediate future. NASCAR will host a special event in Des Moines next Thursday to outline additional details on the purchase and plans for the future.

And the 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour schedule will be released December 12th.

That's your race report brought to you by John's Bay located on the southside of La Crosse......John's Bay...ya he can fix that! I'm Dan Deicher

New Race Report Coming

Yes Winter is here, but stock car drivers are busy working in their shops either tearing down and putting back together race cars or are wheeling and dealing for a new car or truck to race in 2014. Where to race is the big question for some come 2014, and the new "John's Bay Race Update" with Dan Deicher will hopefully guide you along to filling in that schedule.

The minute and a half program will air Thursday's starting December 5th during the Sports Exchange Show at 5pm. The program will run until late March, when the "Mississippi Thunder Race Report" with Dan Deicher begins. That show will again air starting in March on Saturday's from 1p-2p on 580 WKTY.

If it happens in the area, and it pertains to racing, Dan Deicher has you covered with the new "John's Bay Race Update" on 580 WKTY and 

Race Banquet Time

Officials of La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway today have announced details of the Annual Champions’ Banquet. The Champions’ Banquet will be held on Saturday night, January 18th, and will return to the popular Stoney Creek Inn’s Northwoods Conference Center, located in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The doors will open at 6:00, with a social hour, presented by Bud Light. Dinner will take place at 7:00, and the awards presentation will immediately begin following dinner.

Over 100 awards will be handed out to recipients. Highlighting the evening will be presentation of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Track Champions in Late Model, Sportsmen and Thunderstox, plus the Hornets and Outlawz champions, Dash Champions and Novelty Champion.

Tickets will only be available in advance, and will be available between December 2nd and January 10th. Space is limited to the first 250 guests. For more information about the 2013 LaCrosse Speedway Champions’ Banquet or the 2014 race season, please contact the speedway office at 608-786-1525, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the track website at

Also.....................................From MISSISSIPPI THUNDER SPEEDWAY:

Just a reminder of the 2013 MTS Awards banquet Dec 7th at the Riverport Inn & Suites! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time as there will be no tickets sold at the door. To reserve your tickets contact Bob Timm @ 507-429-9639. Tickets can be reserved and paid for at the door. All classes will be awarded trophies for the top 5 in points and points checks for USRA and Wissota will be given to the top 10. Lots of free prizes will be given out throughout the evening!

Another Race Season Here And Gone

2013......a year in the local racing world that some will look back upon and smile and cry. Champions were crowned, rookies raced through the year to take that "stripe" off their cars and for some drivers....trying to find a new home will be discussed when the snow flies. Here's a breakdown of the local track scene and where things could go in 2014. 

La Crosse Speedway:

Late Models: Champion Steve Carlson. 2nd at La Crosse and first since 2007. He also finished 17th in national NASCAR Whelen All American Series points. Also Wisconsin NASCAR Champ.

Rookie Of The Year: Brandon Berg. 

Wisconsin NASCAR Late Model Rookie Of The Year: Matt Inglett

Sportsmen: Champion Jake Arneson, first ever.

Rookie Of The Year: Jeff Thompson who also finished 3rd in Hornet points.

Thunderstocks: Champion Adam Moore to go with his track leading 6 feature wins. His second track championship at La Crosse.

Rookie Of The Year: J.R.Tourtelott

Hornet Champ: Jake Bemis

2014? Will the Thunderstocks stay around? More Hornet races? How many new Late Models and Sportsmen will they see? 


Mississippi Thunder Speedway:

Street Stocks: Champion Doug Wojcik to go with his 8 feature wins.

Super Stocks: Champion Tommy Richards.

USRA Modifieds: Champion Josh Angst. His first since 2010.

USRA B-Modifieds: Champion Jacob Blees. That goes with his 5 feature wins this year.

Pure Stocks: Champion Bobby Fort Jr.

600 Modifieds: Champion Don Werner

A Mini Modifieds: Champion Alex Stevens

B Mini Modifieds: Champion Matt LaDuke

2014? What does the future hold for the Pure Stocks? Can the track maintain an average of 24 USRA B-Mod's? Are the 600 Mod's "the new class"?

Raceway Park, Shakopee, MN. Long gone...but not forgotten. The track witnessed it's last race this year after 56 years, leaving some drivers to call it quits on their careers and others scrambling to see where they can race next year. Give those folks credit....they tried as hard as they could to save the track this year....just didn't happen.

So all in all....I announced at two great tracks...met some new race fans and drivers...and once again, don't know why, will be the Facebook rumor mill central during the winter. 

I also want to thank Bob Timm at MTS for sponsoring my radio and TV show this year and Chuck Deery for the great prizes I gave away this year. Working for those two gentleman has been, again, outstanding and I look forward to lending my voice to both tracks again next year. 

See you at the banquets!

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