WISSOTA News

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 www.wissota.org.
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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR • WISSOTA AUTO RACING
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 […]

2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 Championship Night

Shaw scores Late Model title at Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100
HURON, SD (September 17) – Don Shaw prevailed in the Late Model division on championship night at the 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100. One of three drivers to lead the night’s feature event, Shaw had to chase down Jeff Wildung to recapture the lead, then had to hold him off in lapped traffic to take the $10,000 victory.
Wildung, Scott Ward and Shaw started on the […]

2017 WISSOTA 100 Will Return To Huron

DASSEL, MN (September 17) – The WISSOTA Board of Directors announced on Saturday, to the masive crowd of racers and fans gathered at Dakota State Fair Speedway, that the WISSOTA 100 will return to the track in Huron, SD again in 2017.
“DSFS has done an outstanding job in hosting the WISSOTA 100 and the community has been almost unbelievably supportive,” said WISSOTA executive director Terry Voeltz. “The streak of successful WISSOTA 100s in Huron […]

WISSOTA 100 to be available live on pay-per-view

The WISSOTA Board of Directors and RacinDirt.com are excited to share details of the first ever live pay-per-view broadcast of the 31st annual WISSOTA 100 from Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. Kicking off on Wednesday, September 14, every lap will be carried live at www.RacinDirt.com. The four day marquee event always attracts a huge field of drivers in all six divisions with an expected car count of over 300 entries.
For fans unable […]

Wedge car, Lightning McQueen car at the WISSOTA 100

HURON, SD – Two new activities have been added to the WISSOTA 100 weekend recently. One is geared toward kids and the other to older race fans who either remember or want to know more about the evolution of today’s race cars.
For the kids, a Lightning McQueen car will be on display in Huron during the 2016 WISSOTA 100 event.
WISSOTA sponsor Winning Edge Graphics of Alexandria, MN – one of the region’s leaders in […]

All ATVs at WISSOTA 100 must be registered

HURON, SD – There will be a $20 ATV registration fee at the 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100. The $20 fee will apply to each ATV unit or golf cart used on the grounds during the event, which will be held September 14-17 at Dakota State Fair Speedway.
Fees collected will be used to pay for hired security staff during the event.
The fee does not apply to race cars, haulers or campers, but does apply to […]

Jack Link’s provides free lunch in pits at WISSOTA 100

HURON, SD – Thursday is free lunch day in the pits during the WISSOTA 100 again in 2016.
If you try hard, you can almost smell the pork cookin’ already!
Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 sponsor Jack Link’s will prepare their massive BBQ cookout in the pits once again at Dakota State Fair Speedway on Thursday, September 15.
“On Thursday, everyone in the pits can come for a free, hot BBQ lunch supplied by Jack Link’s,” said Dakota […]

WISSOTA 100 camping contest: Back To The 50s!

HURON, SD – WISSOTA Auto Racing has announced the theme of this year’s annual Campsite Decorating Contest, open to all campers attending the 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100. The theme for this year’s contest is “Back To The 50s.” If you’re a creative thinker (even if your your nickname isn’t Richie, Fonzie, Potsy or Ralph Malph), you could really have fun with this year’s contest.
The winner will receive several awards including complimentary tickets to […]

Free shock and tire seminars for drivers and crews at 100

HURON, SD – Two major WISSOTA sponsors will provide free seminars to racers at the 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100.
AFCO Racing Products representatives will provide free seminars on racing shocks in Huron during the 100, according to WISSOTA executive director Terry Voeltz.
“We have had lots of requests from drivers for information like this since we started doing them at the Expo a number of years ago. We don’t host the Expo any longer, so […]

Revenge draw will set lineup for AFCO ROC races at 100

HURON, SD – The AFCO Race of Champions events, which will be held at the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 this September at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota, will again utilize a twisted lineup format for the specialty races on Thursday and Friday nights.
The WISSOTA-sanctioned Late Models, Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds will run their AFCO Race of Champions events on Thursday, September 15, while the Modifieds, Super Stocks and Mod Fours […]

AFCO Races Of Champions have nice payoff at the 100

HURON, SD – The AFCO Races Of Champions will be the highlight of racing during the 2016 Speedway Motors on both Thursday, September 15 and Friday night, September 16. WISSOTA significantly increased the payoff for the ROC races in 2015 thanks to AFCO, which sponsors the Races Of Champions for the first time this year. In 2016, the same purse will be awarded as well.
The WISSOTA Late Model ROC winner will earn $2,000, the Modified winner […]

Drivers eligible for $10,000 Pot Of Gold at WISSOTA 100

HURON, SD – The generosity of Orville Chenoweth, promoter of Huron’s Dakota State Fair Speedway, and the community of Huron, is helping to make “Orv’s Pot of Gold” part of the 2016 WISSOTA 100 once again.
For the fifth year in a row, a driver who runs consistently throughout the season and races his or her way into the top 30 in national points will be eligible for the whopping $10,000 Pot of Gold at the […]

Great racing…and a whole lot more in South Dakota!

HURON, SD – Pack up the family for the 2016 WISSOTA 100 in Huron. Along with four nights of packed-to-the-brim dirt track racing action, there is no shortage of special events in Huron during “100 week” to keep drivers and fans entertained before the cars hit the track each evening.
Ride In A Monster Truck
The Twisted Steel Monster Truck will be available for rides Friday and Saturday of the WISSOTA 100. This giant has seating […]

Sweep bonuses, $10,000 Pot Of Gold at the 100

HURON, SD – The most popular bonus programs of the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 return this year when the Greatest Show On Dirt returns to Dakota State Fair Speedway September 14-17, 2016 (Wednesday through Saturday).
Two Sweep Bonuses
There are two Sweep Bonuses in effect again in 2016. Each is also worth another $1,000 for any driver who completes a sweep during the WISSOTA 100.
The first Sweep Bonus is available to any driver who wins his/her […]