Anyone who has watched Nick race at all, knows he can normally be found hugging the tractor tires on the bottom of the race track. A very demanding Mississippi Thunder Speedway was not going to let that happen this past weekend. Nick was able to put his car on the cushion and walk away with his first career USMTS heat win against a very stacked group of cars. Unfortunately, contact in the feature would send him to the rear and Nick opted to pull in and save his equipment for the next one. The Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek Speedway is the next race on the schedule for Stroupe at the end of September.