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Builders Tech Meeting this weekend cancelled

Attention engine and chassis builders: 
The meetings planned for Saturday, February 25 in St. Cloud, MN have been cancelled because of the impending snow storm expected to impact Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“We had nearly 30 builders coming to discuss tech topics with officials this weekend,” said Bill Engelstad, the technical director of WISSOTA, “but we don’t want them to risk a trip through bad weather on bad roads.”
“We’re not sure if we’ll be able to reschedule the […]

Online licensing available for 2017

DASSEL, MN – The new online licensing system for 2017 WISSOTA drivers is now active, according to WISSOTA officials. As in the past, you are now able to completely fill out and submit your license application, and pay for it, in a quick, easy and secure fashion at
Just click the “drivers” tab in the main menu, and then select the online application option. That will bring you to the MyRacePass portal for WISSOTA […]

WISSOTA Hornet license policy changed

DASSEL, MN (FEB. 7) – WISSOTA Auto Racing has changed its licensing policy for drivers in the Hornet division effective immediately. Previously, drivers who had raced in any class at any time in the past were not allowed to hold a Hornet license.
The new policy allows any individual to purchase a Hornet license as long as that individual does not at the same time have a license to race in any other WISSOTA class. […]

WISSOTA champs honored at 2016 banquet

ST. CLOUD, MN (November 12) – The River’s Edge Convention Center once again welcomed nearly 700 WISSOTA racers, family and friends to the annual awards banquet to enjoy a meal together and celebrate the accomplishments of fellow racers from the 2016 season.
WISSOTA Executive Director Terry Voeltz opened the evening with welcoming remarks, and also took a moment to remember those who had passed away during the season, including: former WISSOTA Late Model driver Duane Mahder; River Cities […]

WISSOTA begins search for Executive Director

We are seeking candidates for an Executive Director to assist the board of directors in marketing, managing and growing one of the nation’s largest dirt track sanctioning bodies. Responsibilities will include sponsorship sales and fulfillment; member relations, retention and recruitment; advertising, promotions, insurance and contracts; financial planning and reporting; special event planning and production; industry media relations and more. This is a full-time career position; candidates must have extensive knowledge […]

2017 WISSOTA Rule Book posted online

HIBBING, MN  (January 1, 2017) – The 2017 WISSOTA Auto Racing rule book has been posted to the WISSOTA website so drivers can download it immediately in PDF format or view it online as they prepare for the upcoming season. The rules for all divisions have been updated based on the results of last November’s organizational annual meeting.
Every driver licensed for competition last season (2016) will also receive a printed copy of the new […]

WISSOTA 2017 rule updates announced

HIBBING, MN (November 20) – WISSOTA technical director Bill Engelstad has announced the following rule clarifications pertaining to the 2017 season. The updates for the 2017 rule book are being made at this time and it will be available online for WISSOTA’s racers during the month of December; each driver licensed in 2016 will also be mailed a copy of the 2017 rule book as soon as printing is complete.
If you have questions of […]

Harvest Cup Night 2 from Ogilvie

Ogilvie, MN – Napa Auto Parts and Dave’s Floor Sanding and Installation, Inc. sponsored night two of Wagamon’s Ogilvie Raceway’s Harvest Cup. The night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action featured 144 drivers making multiple circuits around the Big O trying to win a Golden Hoe.
Unlike night one, the second night of action welcomed the Hornets and featured them in the Layne Roberts’ WISSOTA 50. Roberts worked at tracks and raced […]

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WISSOTA 100 is LIVE on Pay Per View!

The 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 is THIS weekend at the Dakota State Fair Speedway
in Huron, SD. Wall to wall action kicks off this Wednesday night.
A reminder that if you arent able to be in Huron live and in person, you can get the next best thing by ordering our LIVE pay per view video coverage for the first time ever this year! WISSOTA 100 to be available live on pay-per-view The WISSOTA Board […]

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Dustin Strand Ties NLRA Record; Leads WISSOTA National Points

Grand Forks, North Dakota – With a weekend victory Dustin Strand tied the single-season win record for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) in his RH Rebel Storage #71 QZ Plumbing Heating Late Model. He now has 20 total triumphs this season.
The first night of the 10th annual John Seitz Memorial found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Thursday in the Prelude to the Johnny. […]

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