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Shaw Trucking becomes Challenge Series title sponsor

March 15th, 2017

ABERDEEN, SD – WISSOTA Auto Racing is very pleased to announce that Shaw Trucking, Inc. has become the Title Sponsor of the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series for 2017.

“Not only is Don Shaw a fierce competitor wherever he races, but Don and his wife, Brenda, are well known throughout WISSOTA land in many different areas because of their strong support of our sport,” stated Terry Voeltz, Executive Director of WISSOTA.

“Shaw Trucking has been there many times in assisting area tracks with not only sponsorships, but equipment needs, track renovations, special promotions and other benefits over the years. It is wonderful to see people like Brenda and Don put something back into the sport we all love,” continued Voeltz.

“We are thrilled to have Shaw Trucking as the Title Sponsor of the Late Model Challenge Series,” said Craig Sullivan, Series Director. “Shaw Trucking has been a huge part of racing across the region for many years and we are excited to team up with them for the upcoming season,” noted Sullivan. “The addition of Shaw Trucking as the Title Sponsor of the Late Model Challenge Series comes at a great time; the series is set to have one of its largest years on record with 17 shows scheduled in a single season,” added Sullivan.

Don Shaw of Shaw Trucking said, “We are happy to come aboard. Racing is a passion of ours that we don’t want to see die out. We want to thank Craig and Callie for the time and effort they have put into the Challenge Series to put together an awesome schedule for this year. Along with Terry, Brenda and I putting this sponsorship together, we also have some other really good shows coming in 2017. I am excited to be a part of this; it’s good for the drivers and fans alike.”

Shaw Trucking is a premier trucking company in the upper midwest, specializing in hauling all types of construction materials. Shaw Trucking features belly dump, side dump, end dump and flatbed trailers – plus quad and quint dump trucks – and no job is too big or too small. You are welcome to call Shaw Trucking for all your construction hauling needs. Owner-operators are encouraged and welcome to join the Shaw Trucking team.

For more information on Shaw Trucking, visit www.shawtruckinginc.com or call (763) 434-3300.

For more information on the Challenge Series, visit www.wissotachallengeseries.com.

Jason Krohn Scores $15,000 Payday at Dakota State Fair Speedway

June 9th, 2016

Slayton, Minnesota – Jason Krohn enjoyed a career weekend in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs/ Sput’s Racing Engine Late Model by claiming a pair of OneMain Financial WISSOTA Challenge Series wins, which included the Challenge Cup XVI.

“I just get to drive this car, and there’s so many people behind the scenes that make this deal happen like Jimmy Mars, Chris Mars, A.J. Diemel, and all of my crew,” said Krohn. “This is the biggest win of my career, and I would like to dedicate it to my late daughter, Natalie. This one is definitely for her.”

After more than a month away from the driver’s seat, Jason Krohn returned to action on Thursday behind the wheel of his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Super Late Model with the OneMain WISSOTA Challenge Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota). Drawing a stout field of 51 Super Late Models, Krohn earned the 13th-starting spot for the feature. Battling for a $5,000 payday, Krohn wheeled his way to the front, taking the lead on lap-33 en route to capturing his first victory of the season with Ricky Weiss, Lance Matthees, Donny Schatz, and Jeff Wildung trailing him across the finish line.

On Saturday night Krohn resumed action with the OneMain WISSOTA Challenge Series as the Challenge Cup XVI was contested at Dakota State Fair Speedway. In another stacked field of 43-entries, Jason won both of his heats putting him on the front row of the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Krohn led from flag-to-flag to dominantly pick up his second victory in as many nights with Jeff Provinzino, Jake Redetzke, Jeff Massingill, and Pat Doar rounding out the top five. The win marked the biggest of Jason’s career.

Complete results from these events are available atwww.WISSOTA.org .

The plans for the upcoming weekend are still up in the air as Jason is currently extremely busy on his family’s farm. He’s tentatively planning to make his debut at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) in the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream. However, his work load at the farm will be the deciding factor on whether or not he makes the trip. For the latest team plans and news, please point your browser towww.JasonKrohn7k.com .

Jason Krohn Racing would like to thank Adam Blume, Bill’s Backhoe, Bose Farms, Crop Insurance Specialists, Eibach Springs, Haecherl Constructions, MB Customs, CMD Race Shocks, Real Racing Wheels, Sputs Engines, Subway, Sybesma Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Afco, Dynatech, US Brake, Quick Time Performance Parts, Isky Race Cams, Quarter Master, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jason Krohn, please visitwww.JasonKrohn7k.com .

2016 One Main Challenge Series Kicks Off With 4Some In South Dakota

June 1st, 2016

The 2016 edition of the One Main WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series will kick off on June 2nd through 5th with a four pack of events in Eastern South Dakota. The first event on the 2016 schedule is slated to be the Iverson’s Dakota Challenge at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD on Thursday, June 2nd and will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. Iverson Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Huron will serve as the event sponsor. Start time is scheduled for 7:00pm with draw cutoff at 6:30.

Friday, June 3rd, the series will move to the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD for the Bullet Sportswear Challenge, which is a $2,000 to win / $200 to start event. Start time is set for 7:00pm with draw cutoff at 6:30.

Saturday night, June 4th, the series moves back to Huron to the Dakota State Fair Speedway for the series’ richest race of the season – the Prostrollo’s Challenge Cup XVI, which is a $10,000 to win / $1000 to start event sponsored by Prostrollo Motor Sales. This event will have a special format involving a pair of qualifying heat races, utilizing passing points to determine the feature lineup. Start time will be at 7:00pm with draw cut off 6:30. Drivers can contact Dakota Promotions or the Challenge Series Director for more details.

And then Sunday, June 5th, the series moves to the Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD for the annual Marilyn Olson Memorial Challenge, which is a $2,071 to win / $200 to start event. Start time is set for 6:30pm with draw cutoff at 6:00.

The OneMain WISSOTA Challenge Series has a new website where fans can find everything you need for the series. Be sure to check out and bookmark www.WissotaChallengeSeries.com

. There is also the ability to add the app to your phone so you can stay in touch on the go!

Dart Challenge Series headlines First Annual Larry Gerlach Memorial

August 9th, 2011

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The month of August cools down along with the 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models schedule after an active month of July, during which the WISSOTA Late Model drivers participated at nine different AMSOIL Dirt Track Series venues across Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.

After a 26-day break, the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is ready to make its second stop at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Wednesday, August 17. The event is brought to you by Ken¹s SuperFair Foods. Visit www.kenssuperfair.com to learn more about the products and services Ken¹s has to offer.

The Dart Challenge Series event is set to headline the first annual Larry Gerlach Memorial as part of the Brown County Fair in 2011.

The Challenge Series event has been part of the Brown County Fair for many years and after a one-year hiatus it was something that both (promoter) Nick Guthmiller and I wanted to bring back in honor of Larry’s memory, Series Director Rob Fogle said.

Being an Aberdeen native myself, I know how much hard work and dedication Larry put in year in and year out for the fair for 25 years. Guthmiller added, Larry was a strong supporter of the speedway for many years. It¹s only fitting that we honor him and his family with some of the best WISSOTA Late Model AMSOIL Dirt Track Series drivers from all over the Midwest.

In addition to WISSOTA Late Models, WISSOTA Modified drivers will run for $1,000 to win in their feature event and WISSOTA Street Stock pilots battle for $500 to win in their main event. Racing action starts at 6:30 p.m. with draw cutoff at 6. To find out more about BCS, log on to the speedway website at www.bcspeedway.com or contact Guthmiller at (605) 216-4155.

To learn more about the events at the Brown County Fair visit www.thebrowncountyfair.com.

Eau Claire, WI young gun Jake Redetzke stands atop the 2011 Dart Challenge Series point standings after 13 events. Redetzke has a 38-point lead on second place runner Adam Hensel of Barron, WI. Defending champion John Kaanta of Elk Mound, WI sits in third place just seven points back of Hensel. Buffalo, MN driver Eric Breeschoten is fourth while two-time series champion Lance Matthees of Winona, MN rounds out the top five.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models appreciates the support of their partners throughout the year. A big thank you goes out to Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine Racing Products, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Howard¹s Cams, Shocks by Hammer, Performance Promotions, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct and Raceceiver.

To date, 120 different drivers from seven different states and three Canadian providences have participated and received in excess of $210,000 in event earnings and contingencies throughout the 2011 Dart Challenge Series schedule.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at (605) 691-1544.

Hot Dacotah Summer Nights Tour – Dart Challenge Series and Advantage RV Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler

July 14th, 2011

The Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models makes a second stop at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Thursday, July 14 and the first of two visits in 2011 to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Friday, July 15. Both events are brought to you by Dacotah Bank. For all your financial service needs visit Dacotah Bank at www.dacotahbank.com or call toll free (800) 881-5611.

AMSOIL Dirt Track Series drivers from all over WISSOTA country are set to invade northeast South Dakota this weekend. Late Model drivers will race for $2,000-to-win and $200-to-start on Thursday in a 40-lap main event.

In addition, the Advantage RV Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler will take part in this blockbuster event making this a must see for all race fans. WISSOTA Modified drivers will run for a minimum $1,500-to-win and $200-to-start in a 40-lap feature.

WISSOTA Street Stocks are also on the card with a full show and a makeup feature event from a July 10th weather cancellation.

Racing starts at 7pm Thursday with draw cutoff at 6 pm. Pit meeting and hot laps to follow.

Adult tickets are $18; Kids ages 8-13 are $5 and children 7 and under are free with a paid adult.

On Friday, July 15, the “Hot Dacotah Summer Nights Tour” travels to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD for the first night of the Dacotah Rumble. That’s right the Dacotah Rumble is back in 2011!

Late Models are set to run another 40-lap feature for $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start. Joining the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is once again the Advantage RV Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler. Modified pilots have another minimum $1,500-to-win and $200-to-start, 40-lap battle.

Besides the Late Models and Modifieds, WISSOTA Streets Stocks will run a full show for $600-to-win and Pure Stocks will race their heats and fast dash.

Drivers and fans should keep in mind that the second night of the Dacotah Rumble will be just as hot!

WISSOTA Late Model drivers will race for $5,000-to-win and $500-to-start on Saturday along with a full program of advantage RV Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler Modifieds with a minimum $1,500-to-win on the line. Furthermore, WISSOTA Super Stocks battle for $1,000-to-win and a $250-to-win Pure Stock main event.

Friday racing starts at 7:30 pm with draw cutoff at 7pm. Pit meeting and hot laps to follow.

Saturday the show starts at 6:30 pm with draw cutoff at 6 pm.

Adult tickets are $20 each day or save by purchasing a two-day pass for $35. Students and seniors are $15 each day or a two-day pass is $25. Children 11 and under are free with a paid adult.

Raceceivers and transponders are mandatory at both racing venues. For those that don’t have transponders there will be rentals available.

Casino Speedway Promoter Todd Brink can be reached at (605) 882-1781 or visit the track website at www.casinospeedway.com for more information.

Brown County Speedway Promoter Nick Guthmiller can be reached at (605) 216-4155 or visit the Speedway website at www.bcspeedway.com.

Dart Challenge Series director Rob Fogle can be reached at (605) 691-1544 or via email at dartchallengeseriers@gmail.com with any questions.

Advantage RV Modified Tour director Rueben Meyer can be reached at (605) 881-3365 or via email at rueben@thedirttour.net with any questions.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Howards Cams, Performance Auto, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Provinzino Race Cars, Champ Pans, Shocks by Hammer, Sturdy Racing Engines, Trace Racing, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct, Raceceiver, All The Dirt! Racing News and Performance Promotions.

Visit the Dart Challenge Series facebook page for the latest news and information on the series. Search and “like” the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models to keep updated all year long.

Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models geared up for Independence Day Weekend Swing

June 29th, 2011

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models continues their journey over Independence Day weekend with three races in three nights at AMSOIL Dirt Track Series venues in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.

On Friday, July 1, drivers from all over WISSOTA travel to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI for a $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, 40-lap feature event brought to you by Joe Signs and Joe Provo Racewear of Chanhassen, MN. Joining the “big iron” on Friday include WISSOTA Street Stocks, USRA Modifieds and B-Mods, and 600 Mods. Racing starts at 7 pm
sharp with draw cutoff at 6:30.

Admission to rumble by the river is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $9 for students and children 12 and under $5. A family pack is also available for $40 that includes 2 adults and up to three children.

Fans and drivers should also take note that Mississippi Thunder Speedway is hosting the $1,500-to-win WISSOTA Street Stock Nationals on Thursday, June 30. Accompanying the Streets is a $1,000-to-win and $100-to-start WISSOTA Late Models feature. For more information about the doubleheader weekend visit the track website at www.mississippithunder.com.

Tom Kadlec Honda of Rochester, MN presents the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models on Saturday, July 2 at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, MN. Another $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start main event awaits 25 competitors. Other classes participating in the annual Firecracker event include WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, USAR Modifieds and B-Mods. The first green flag drops at 6 pm with draw cutoff at 5:30.

Order your tickets online and save by visiting their website at www.deercreekspeedway.com or calling 1-877-DCS-RACE. Adult tickets are $18 at the gate while children 12 and under are $5. The weekend concludes at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, WI on Sunday, July 3. A $2,000 payday awaits the winner of the 40-lap feature sponsored by Miller Lite and Coca-Cola.
WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and EVS Hornets are also on the card. Racing starts once again at 6 pm with draw cutoff at 5:30.

Adult tickets are $18, seniors $15, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult. Log on towww.eaglevalleyspeedway.com for more information.

Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, WI currently leads the 2011 point standings. Redetzke has four top ten finishes including two second place finishes at Casino Speedway on June 4 and Dacotah Speedway on June 10 aiding in his surge to the top. Marshall Fegers of Mound, MN sits second only 4 points behind Redetzke. Fegers captured a series win at Casino Speedway on June 4 and has secured three other top ten finishes. Rounding out the top five in series point standings include Eric Breeschoten of Buffalo, MN, Challenge Cup XI winner Adam Hensel of Barron, WI and two-time series champion Lance Matthees of Winona, MN.

Sixth through tenth in the point standings includes Cumberland, WI driver Steve Laursen; Chad Becker of Aberdeen, SD; defending series champion John Kaanta of Elk Mound, WI; Joel Cryderman of Thunder Bay, ON and Justin Fegers of Minnetonka, MN.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Howards Cams, Performance Auto, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Provinzino Race Cars, Champ Pans, Shocks by Hammer, Sturdy Racing Engines, Trace Racing, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct, Raceceiver, All The Dirt! Racing News and Performance Promotions.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at (605) 691-1544. Visit the series facebook page for the latest news and information on the series. Search and “like” the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models to keep updated all year long.

Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models opening weekend concludes at Casino Speedway on June 5

May 24th, 2011

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series opening weekend will conclude by the shores of Lake Kampeska at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Sunday, June 5. The first of two Challenge Series shows at the high-banked ¼ mile in 2011 is brought to you by Steinmetz Redi-Built Home Center of Watertown. Visit Steinmetz’s website at www.steinmetzredibuilt.com to find out more about quality built homes.

WISSOTA Street Stocks and Casino Cruisers will join the high-powered WISSOTA Late Models at the AMSOIL DIRT Track Series facility.

Grandstands open at 4 pm with the Freedom Valu Centers Candy toss scheduled at 5:45 pm and racing to follow at 6. Adult tickets are $18 at the gate. Kids (ages 8-13) are $5. Kids 7 and under are free with a paid adult. Advanced tickets are available a week prior to the event at all three Cowboy Country Stores in Watertown.

Pit gates open at noon with draw cutoff at 5 pm. Late Model car and driver entry fee is $100. Pit passes are $25 and Transponders and raceceivers are mandatory.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Howards Cams, Performance Auto, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Provinzino Race Cars, Champ Pans, Shocks by Hammer, Sturdy Racing Engines, Trace Racing, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct, Raceceiver, All The Dirt! Racing News and Performance Promotions.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at (605) 691-1544. Visit the series facebook page at www.facebook.com/wissotalmcs for the latest news on the series.

Find out more about Casino Speedway by logging on the track website at www.casinospeedway.com or contacting promoter Todd Brink at (605) 881-1781or (605) 882-2855.

2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Lat Models Season Opener – Challenge Cup XI

May 24th, 2011

(Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD)The 2011 Dart Challenge Series season opener is set to take place on Saturday, June 4 at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. Challenge Cup XI, presented by Prostrollo General Motors, will highlight the eighth annual Wheel Jam weekend at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Challenge Cup XI, the first of six events scheduled in South Dakota for the Dart Challenge Series this year, will mark the ninth year that the series has visited the 3/8-mile oval. 25 of the best AMSOIL Dirt track series late model drivers from all across WISSOTA country will embark on a 40-lap feature paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start. Non-qualifiers will receive $150.

Past Challenge Series event winners at DSFS include Pat Doar in 2001, Kent Arment in 2002 and 2004, A.J. Diemel in 2006, Jeff Wildung in 2007, Marshall Fegers in 2008 and Justin Fegers in 2010. The 2009 version was canceled due to inclement weather.

In addition to the Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks pilots race for a $700-to-win payday and WISSOTA Midwest Modified drivers battle for a $400 top prize.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with racing beginning at 7 sharp. Adult tickets are $18 at the gate. Kids 50” inches and up are $12. Kids 50” or below are free.

Pit gates open at 4 pm with draw cutoff at 6 pm. Late Model car and driver entry fee is $150. Super Stock and Midwest Modified car and driver entry is $50. Pit passes are $30 and Transponders and raceceivers are mandatory.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Howards Cams, Performance Auto, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Provinzino Race Cars, Champ Pans, Shocks by Hammer, Sturdy Racing Engines, Trace Racing, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct, Raceceiver, All The Dirt! Racing News and Performance Promotions.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at (605) 691-1544. Visit the series facebook page at www.facebook.com/wissotalmcs for the latest news on the series.

For more information on DSFS log on to www.dakotapromotions.com or contact the speedway at (605) 352-4848. To learn more about Wheel Jam weekend visit their website at www.wheeljam.com.

Additional tour event, full list of sponsors announced for 2011 Dart Challenge Series*

May 18th, 2011

(SIOUX FALLS, SD) – The Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models season opener is fast approaching and Series Director Rob Fogle is pleased to announce an extra date to the series schedule. In addition, 18 marketing partners have come on board to support drivers and fans making this year’s tour highly anticipated for all.

Promoter Nick Guthmiller of Brown County Speedway has added a second show on Wednesday, August 17. The first annual Larry Gerlach Memorial presented by Ken’s SuperFair Foods is planned as part of the annual Brown County Fair in Aberdeen, SD.

“Larry was a strong supporter of Speedway for many years and this date has been a Challenge Series date many times in the past,” Guthmiller said. “It’s only fitting that we honor him and his family with some of the best WISSOTA Late Model AMSOIL Dirt Track Series drivers from all over the Midwest.”

A $1,000-to-win WISSOTA Modified feature and $500-to-win WISSOTA Street Stock main event is also on the card. More information on the $2,000-to-win WISSOTA Late Model event can be found online at www.bcspeedway.com as the date nears.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Howards Cams, Performance Auto, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Provinzino Race Cars, Champ Pans, Shocks by Hammer, Sturdy Racing Engines, Trace Racing, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct, Raceceiver, All The Dirt! Racing News and Performance Promotions.

For the fourth consecutive year, Dart Machinery is once again the title sponsor for the 2011 WISSOTA Challenge Series. Located in Troy, MI, Dart has successfully become the leader in aftermarket cylinder heads, intake manifolds, and engine blocks. Dart believes in giving back to the industry and Dart’s many sponsorship programs reflect that message to be a good
steward in the racing community. To learn more about Dart Machinery and Dart Products, visit www.darthead.com or by phone at (248) 382-1198.

Lou Fegers Racing Equipment of Delano, MN, a long-time supporter of the WISSOTA Challenge Series and business who has supported area racers for nearly 40 years, will provide a $100 product certificate to the Hard Charger at each feature event. Fegers offers a full service chassis shop, shock dyno services and offers the Fegers brand Late Model as well as Rocket Chassis, from complete to suspension parts. Fegers has competitive prices and an inventory that rivals most warehouses. Be sure to check out their new website at www.loufegersracing.com or contact the Fegers crew at (800) 328-3618 for any racing needs.

Joe Provo Racewear of Chanhassen, MN is the 2011 official souvenir and t-shirt vendor of the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models. Joe Provo Racewear will award drivers a couple different ways during Challenge Series events this year. The driver who draws the pole position for each 40-lap feature will receive a $50 product certificate. In addition, a driver who finishes in the top 3 at each feature event will have a chance to receive a $50 product certificate. The winner of each feature event will randomly draw a position (first, second or third) and that positioned driver will receive the award.

Furthermore, Joe Provo Racewear will provide custom event winner’s checks at each of the 16 events as well as the 2011 Dart Challenge Series Champion check at this year’s WISSOTA National Awards Banquet in St. Cloud, MN this November. More information on custom race apparel, race car wraps, custom logo designs, and custom event checks that Joe Provo Racewear provides can be found at www.joeprovoracewear.com or contacting Joe Provinzino by phone at (952) 992-0227.

Orange City, IA based Keizer Aluminum Wheels will award random drivers product certificates once again at each series event. In 2011 Keizer proudly produced the only three piece, wide five wheel on the market. You can learn more about Wide 5 wheels by contacting Keizer Aluminum wheels at (712) 737-3053 or visiting www.keizerwheels.com.

Brown Engineering joins a new list of sponsors this year. The Aberdeen, MS based racing engine supplier who specializes in WISSOTA Late Model and Spec Engines will award a $50 cash prize at each event to the highest passing point’s driver from qualifying heat races. In the event it happens to be a current Brown Engineering driver, the award doubles to $100.

Besides the cash prize, Brown Engineering will award the top three finishers in the final 2011 point standings certificates good towards products or services. First place will receive a $500 certificate, while second place and third place receive $300 and $200 certificates, respectively. If a Brown Engineering driver finishes in one of the top three spots in this year’s point standings then their award will double to $1,000 for first, $600 for second and $400 for third.

John Kaanta of Elk Mound, WI used power from Brown Engineering to secure the series championship in 2010. To find out more about Brown Engineering contact Robert Brown at (662) 369-8108 or go online to www.brownraceengines.com.

Four generous sponsors have come on board to provide product certificates to heat race winners throughout the tour in 2011.

Allstar Performance of Watervliet, MI, the official parts performance brand of WISSOTA, will supply a $100 product certificate to the winner of heat race number one throughout the summer. Allstar is well known in the industry at providing high quality, reasonably, priced parts that get the job done right the first time! Over 3,000 specialty parts and tools for racers and car builders can be found atwww.allstarperformance.com or call (269) 463-8000 <%28269%29%20463.8000> to find area dealers across WISSOTA country.

Performance Auto will provide a $100 product certificate to the winner of heat race number two at each Challenge Series event. Celebrating its 30th year in the business, the Fargo, ND based supplier houses over 42,000 parts from many quality racing component manufactures. Cybershoppers can log on to www.performanceautofargo.com or call (800) 373-4641 to find the part they need to keep them going on the track.

Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will award a $100 product certificate to the winner of heat number three. Owner Chad Wehrs and his employees produce high quality products that lift drivers to victory lane while keeping their budget in mind. Last year the Bangor, WI manufacturer debuted an all new aluminum suspension for dirt late models. The 14-year-old business has 300 parts available online at www.wehrsmachine.com or they can be ordered toll free at (877) 460-7211.

Howards Cams & Racing Components of Oshkosh, WI will provide the winner of heat four with a $100 product certificate. The official camshaft provider of WISSOTA, Howards has developed a line of high performance engine components including forged and steel connecting rods, crankshafts, billet main caps, forged 2618 aluminum pistons along with numerous new camshaft profiles and valve train components. Call (920) 233-5228 or visit www.howardscams.com for more information on the quality line-up of engine components offered by Howards Cams.

Dirt Track Supply of Watertown, SD, who is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the business, is one of the leading suppliers of race car chassis and components in the upper Midwest. In 2011, DTS will provide a $25 product certificate to the first non-qualifier in each B feature. In the event only one B feature is run, then the first non-qualifier will receive both $25 product certificates. To learn more about many of the products and services DTS offers you can go online to www.dirttracksupply.com or by phone at (605) 886-8924.

Chubeck Racing Products, a division of S & T Fab Shop, will provide a $75 product certificate at each event to a driver who is dubbed with the “Hard Luck Award.” Located in Flandreau, SD, Chubeck Racing Products has developed the new Extreme Late Model nose for 2011 and is currently available for drivers all across WISSOTA. In addition to the nightly Hard Luck Award, Chubeck will award the fifth and tenth place drivers finishing in the final point standings an Extreme Late Model nose, molded fender flares and graphics id kit. Contact Scott or Todd Hinricher at (605) 573-9010 or log on to their website at www.chubeck.com to find out more about other Chubeck products.

Provinzino Race Cars will provide a $50 product certificate to the driver who wins B feature #1 at each Challenge Series event in 2011. Owner Jeff Provizino knows how to build winners no matter what chassis brand. Provinzino specializes in quick change rear ends and also is a dealer for many racing component manufacturers. Find out more about the Hibbing, MN business by calling (218) 262-2828or on the web at www.provinzinoracecars.com.

Champ Pans of Eau Claire, WI, who many believe makes the best oil pans in the business, will award a $50 product certificate to the driver who wins B feature #2 at each event. In the event only one B feature is run, then the driver finishing second in B feature #1 will receive the certificate. Contact Champ Pans at (715) 834-7748 or visit their website at www.champpans.com to find out more about additional products that will satisfy all your engine needs.

Huron, SD based Shocks by Hammer will provide an eligible driver running Integra Racing Shocks who finishes outside the top three in the feature with a $50 product certificate. Owner Brian Diede provides shock dyno services as well as repairing and revalving services on many brands including Integra, Afco, QA1 and Bilstein. Contact Brian Diede at (605) 354-2126 for
more information.

Sturdy Racing Engine drivers are eligible to receive product and service certificates by participating at Challenge Series events across WISSOTA Country. The top three Sturdy Racing Engine drivers in the final 2011 point standings will receive the following as long as they participate in half of the events run on the 2011 season schedule: First place $500 certificate, second place $300 and third place $200. If three drivers do not qualify for the awards above, then the award will be provided to a random driver finishing in the top 20 in final series point standings. In addition, Sturdy Racing Engines will provide $250 certificates to two random drivers who finish in the top 20 in final series point standings that aren’t awarded one of the three awards above.

Sturdy Race Engines is located in Milbank, SD and has been working with WISSOTA engine combinations for nearly 30 years. Many of the major brands are carried and in stock to help construct some of the most potent engines in WISSOTA country. Sturdy has proven performance in every WISSOTA division. Sturdy not only focuses on building motors, but building relationships too. Visit their website at www.sturdyengines.com or contact the Sturdy crew at (605) 432-4584.

Trace Racing of Navarino, WI has signed on to award product and service certificates to drivers. The top three Trace Racing drivers in the final 2011 point standings will receive the following as long as they participate in half of the events run on the 2011 season schedule: First place $500 certificate, second place $300 and third place $200. If three drivers do not qualify for the awards above, then the award will be provided to a random driver finishing in the top 20 in final series point standings. In addition, Trace Racing will provide $250 certificates to two random drivers who finish in the top 20 in final series point standings that aren’t awarded one of the three awards above.

Trace Racing sells Rocket Chassis in all stages of completion and specializes in building and fixing Integra Shocks for all types of cars. Owner A.J. Diemel said he offers “industry leading parts” needed to assemble a car with victory lane potential. Contact Trace Racing at (715) 584-5858.

CRP Photography of Aberdeen, SD will award the top 20 drivers in this year’s final point standings with a $50 product certificate. Owner Cody R. Papke provides fan favorite RaceCards that showcase their car and promotes their sponsors. Papke’s work has been featured in All The Dirt! Racing News, Dirtondirt.com, USA Today and ESPN.com. More information on the products and other services provided by Papke can be found online at www.crpphotos.com or contacting Papke at (605) 228-6176.

All The Dirt! Racing News, the official newspaper of WISSOTA’s AMSOIL Dirt Track Series, will provide three annual on-line subscriptions to fans at each Challenge Series event in 2011. The Altoona, WI newspaper offers both on-line and print subscriptions that run weekly mid-April through September and monthly October through March. All The Dirt! Is the number one source of information on WISSOTA Auto Racing. To find out how to subscribe log on to www.allthedirt.com or contact the ATD! Team at (715) 838-9126.

Performance Promotions will supply each of the top 10 in the final point standings with a $50 product and service certificate. The Sioux Falls, SD business specializes in design, print and web services. Visit www.perfpromotions.com or contact Darren Shanley at(605) 228-6304 to find out more.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at605.691.1544. Visit the series facebook page at www.facebook.com/wissotalmcs for the latest news on the series.

2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models Schedule

Saturday June 4 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start
Sunday June 5 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000-to-win
Friday June 10 – Dacotah Speedway – Mandan, ND – $3,000-to-win
Saturday June 11 – Southwest Speedway – Dickinson, ND –$3,000-to-win
sunday June 12 – Nodak Speedway – Minot, ND – $2,000-to-win
Friday July 1 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway – Fountain City, WI -3,000-to-win
Saturday July 2 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN –$3,000-to-win
Sunday July 3 – Eagle Valley Speedway – Jim Falls, WI –$2,000-to-win
Saturday July 9 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $3,000-to win, $500-to-start
Thursday July 14 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000-to-win
Friday July 15 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD –$3,000-to-win
Tuesday July 19 – Ogilvie Raceway – Ogilvie, MN – $2,000-to-win
Wednesday July 20 – Superior Raceway – Superior, WI – $2,000-to-win
Thursday July 21 – Grand Rapids Speedway – Grand Rapids, MN –$2,000-to-win
Wednesday August 17 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD -$2,000-to-win
Saturday September 3 – Hibbing Raceway – Hibbing, MN – $3,500-to-win

*Big money races and new venues part of 2011 Dart Challenge Series*

April 23rd, 2011

(SIOUX FALLS, SD) – Series director Rob Fogle recently announced the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models has secured 15 dates on the 2011 schedule. Three new venues and eight events paying $3,000 or more to highlight this year’s tour under WISSOTA’s AMSOIL Dirt Track Series.

The first event takes place on Saturday, June 4, at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. The $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start Challenge Cup XI presented by Prostrollo Motors, once again highlights the eighth annual Wheel Jam Weekend at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Drivers from all across WISSOTA country are expected including previous Challenge Cup winners Jeff Wildung of Nassau, MN, Marshall Fegers of Mound, MN and last year’s champion, Justin Fegers, of Minnetonka, MN.

Sunday, June 5, the series travels 90 miles northeast to Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD for the first of two series event in 2011. The $2,000-to-win, 40-lap feature historically produces some of the best side-by-side racing on the tour as a strong South Dakota contingent of 2010 Casino Speedway track champion Kent Arment of Aberdeen, David McDonald of Huron and Chad Williamson of Watertown defend their “home turf” in an event sponsored by Steinmetz Redi-Built Home Center of Watertown, SD.

After a four-day hiatus, drivers embark on a weekend stint across the Peace Garden State of North Dakota for three inaugural events. Dacotah Speedway will kick off the weekend on Friday, June 10, with a $3,000-to-win event. The series travels west on Saturday, June 11, to Southwest Speedway near Dickinson for another $3,000-to-win, 40-lap feature and will conclude the
weekend at Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, June 12, with a $2,000-to-win show. Locals Paul Mueller and Jeremy Keller of Bismarck, ND, 2010 WISSOTA national champion Ricky Weiss of Headingley, MB and Hank Berry of Sidney, MT are among drivers that are expected to take part in the “roughrider weekend.”

Dart Challenge Series drivers will take the rest of June off and prepare for what is expected to be an action-packed and fun-filled July with nine events on tap.

The Fourth of July weekend starts at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI, on Friday, July 1, as part of a three-race swing in as many days. Joe Signs and Joe Provo Racewear sponsor another $3,000-to-win main event. Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, WI topped a field of 40 competitors last year and is expected along with two-time-series champion Lance Matthees of Winona, MN, Don Shaw of Ham Lake, MN and 2010 WISSOTA Late Model Rookie of the Year Kyle Jumbeck of Houston, MN.

On Saturday, July 2, the series heads southwest into the Gopher State to the famed Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, MN. The sixth annual Firecracker event once again awards a $3,000 payday to the winner of the feature event. Last year’s winner, Chad Mahder, of Eau Claire, WI will try and be the first repeat winner against a strong field of WISSOTA Late Models
that includes 2006 WISSOTA national champion Adam Hensel of Barron, WI, Doug Herrick of West Concord, MN and 2010 Deer Creek Speedway track champion Mike Prochnow of Menomonie, WI.

The weekend concludes in America’s Dairyland at Eagle Valley Speedway near Jim Falls, WI on Sunday, July 3. This will be the seventh time the series has hosted an event at Jerry and Janis Weigel’s speedplant. Look for three-time series and defending champion John Kaanta of Elk Mound, WI, Steve Laursen of Cumberland, WI and Cory Mahder of Eau Claire, WI to be among the
mix for the $2,000 paycheck.

The Dart Challenge Series travels west to the Mount Rushmore state for the next three events after celebrating Independence Day. On Saturday, July 9, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts and KOKK Radio of Huron, SD brings another event to Dakota State Fair Speedway. This time around the battle is for a $3,000 top prize. A $500 payday awaits 25 drivers just for starting the feature, making this a nice payday for all feature participants. Defending track champion Brian Diede of Huron, Nick Beyenhof of Rock Rapids, IA and Eric Mass of Rapid City, SD will be among another talented field of competitors.

Casino Speedway’s second stop takes place on Thursday, July 14, at the famed 1/4-mile oval near Lake Kampeska. Redetzke earned a hard-fought win after battling with Laursen last year. Look for Scott Ward of Watertown, Chad Chenoweth of Huron and Joel Cryderman of Thunder Bay, ON to be among the participants of the 10th annual $2,000-to-win main event brought to you by Dacotah Bank.

The series moves to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Friday, July 15, for the ninth visit of the series. Friday’s portion of the two-day Dacotah Rumble sponsored by Dacotah Bank is a $3,000-to-win, 40-lap feature. Matthees dominated last year’s race and is expected to return along with three-time national champion Curt Gelling of Aberdeen and John Bey of
Spearfish, SD.

Drivers regroup and head East to the Land of 10,000 Lakes and invade the Big “O” – Ogilvie Raceway – on Tuesday, July 19, for a $2,000-to-win feature. The event commences another three-day swing. Hensel captured the first-ever Dart Challenge Series feature win at the track last year. Look for two-time national champion Zach Johnson of Kensington, MN, Seth Brede of Kandiyohi, MN and Brent Larson of Lake Elmo, MN to be among one of the largest fields on this year’s tour.

After a three-year hiatus, Superior (WI) Raceway is back on the series tour in 2011. The battle by the bay will be a must-see event on Wednesday, July 20. A huge field of cars is expected to battle for a $2,000 payday. Don Copp of Brule, WI, Harry Hanson of Eveleth, MN and Travis Budisalovich of Cottage Grove, MN are among a stout Twin Ports contingent that plan to keep the home court advantage.

The three-day swing concludes at Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, MN on Thursday, July 21. Mother Nature impacted last year’s scheduled event after 33 participants were set to battle. Defending track champion Jeff Provinzino of Hibbing, MN, Kevin Carlson of Hermantown, MN and Joey Ogston of Duluth are local drivers who are expected to contend for the $2,000-to-win payday.

The series finale will once again take place at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, MN on Saturday, September 3, as part of the 35th annual Labor Day Shootout brought to you by US Steel, Minnesota Ore Operations, Minnesota Power and Pepsi. The series finale will pay a minimum of $3,500-to-win. Kyle Peterlin of Hibbing, Tommy Waseleski, Jr. of Pengilly and Darrell Nelson of
Hermantown will be among a large field of WISSOTA Late Model competitors duking it out for the lion’s share of the purse.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Howards Cams, Shocks by Hammer, Performance Promotions, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct and Raceceiver.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at 605.691.1544

*2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models Schedule*

Saturday June 4 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start
Sunday June 5 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000-to-win
Friday June 10 – Dacotah Speedway – Mandan, ND – $3,000-to-win
Saturday June 11 – Southwest Speedway – Dickinson, ND – $3,000-to-win
Sunday June 12 – Nodak Speedway – Minot, ND – $2,000-to-win
Friday July 1 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway – Fountain City, WI -3,000-to-win
Saturday July 2 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN – $3,000-to-win
Sunday July 3 – Eagle Valley Speedway – Jim Falls, WI – $2,000-to-win
Saturday July 9 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $3,000-to win, $500-to-start
Thursday July 14 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000-to-win
Friday July 15 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD – $3,000-to-win
Tuesday July 19 – Ogilvie Raceway – Ogilvie, MN – $2,000-to-win
Wednesday July 20 – Superior Raceway – Superior, WI – $2,000-to-win
Thursday July 21 – Grand Rapids Speedway – Grand Rapids, MN – $2,000-to-win
Saturday September 3 – Hibbing Raceway – Hibbing, MN – $3,500-to-win

Big money races and new venues part of 2011 Dart Challenge Series

March 19th, 2011

Sioux Falls, SD–Series director Rob Fogle is pleased to announce the 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models has secured fifteen dates on this year’s schedule. Three new venues and eight races paying $3,000 or more to win highlight this year’s tour under WISSOTA’s AMSOIL Dirt Track Series.

The first event takes place on Saturday June 4 at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD. The $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start Challenge Cup XI, presented by Prostrollo Motors once again highlights the 8th annual Wheel Jam Weekend at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Drivers from all across WISSOTA country are expected including previous Challenge Cup winners Jeff Wildung of Nassau, MN, Marshall Fegers of Mound, MN and last year’s champion Justin Fegers of Minnetonka, MN.

Sunday June 5, the series travels 90 miles northeast to Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD for the first of two series event in 2011. The $2,000-to-win, 40-lap feature historically produces some of the best side-by-side racing on the tour as a strong South Dakota contingent of 2010 Casino Speedway track champion Kent Arment of Aberdeen, David McDonald of Huron and Chad Williamson of Watertown defend their “home turf” in an event sponsored by Steinmetz Redi-Built Home Center of Watertown, SD.

After a four-day hiatus, drivers embark on a weekend stint across the Peace Garden State of North Dakota for three inaugural events. Dacotah Speedway will kickoff the weekend on Friday June 10 in a $3,000-to-win event. The series travels west on Saturday June 11 to Southwest Speedway near Dickinson, ND for another $3,000-to-win 40-lap feature and will conclude the weekend at NoDak Speedway in Minot, ND on Sunday June 12 in a $2,000-to-win show. Locals Paul Mueller and Jeremy Keller of Bismarck, ND, 2010 WISSOTA National Champion Ricky Weiss of Headingly, MB and Hank Berry of Sidney, MT are among drivers that are expected to take part in the roughrider weekend.

Dart Challenge Series drivers will take the rest of June off and prepare for what is expected to be an action packed and fun filled July with 9 events on tap.

The Fourth of July weekend starts at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI on Friday July 1 as part of three-race, three-day swing. Joe Signs and Joe Provo Racewaear sponsor another $3,000-to-win main event. Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, WI topped a field of 40 competitors last year and is expected along with two-time series champion Lance Matthees of Winona, MN, Don Shaw of Ham Lake, MN and 2010 WISSOTA Late Model Rookie of the Year Kyle Jumbeck of Houston, MN.

Saturday July 2, the series heads southwest into the Gopher State to the famed Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, MN. The 6th annual Firecracker event once again awards a $3,000 payday to the winner of the feature event. Last years winner Chad Mahder of Eau Claire, WI will try and be the first repeat winner against a strong field of WISSOTA Late Models that includes 2006 WISSOTA National Champion Adam Hensel of Barron, WI, Doug Herrick of West Concord, MN and 2010 Deer Creek Speedway track champion Mike Prochnow of Menomonie, WI.

The weekend concludes in America’s Dairyland at Eagle Valley Speedway near Jim Falls, WI on Sunday July 3. This will be the 7th time the series has hosted an event at Jerry and Janis Weigel’s speed plant. Look for three-time series and defending champion John Kaanta of Elk Mound, WI, Steve Laursen of Cumberland, WI and Cory Mahder of Eau Claire, WI to be among the
mix for the $2,000 win.

The Dart Challenge Series travels West to the Mount Rushmore state for the next three events after celebrating Independence Day. Saturday July 9, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts and KOKK Radio of Huron, SD brings another event to Dakota State Fair Speedway. This time around the battle is for a $3,000 top prize. A $500 payday awaits 25 drivers just for starting the feature making this a nice payday for all feature participants. 2010 Dakota State Fair Speedway track champion Brian Diede of Huron, Nick Beyenhof of Rock Rapids, IA, and Eric Mass of Rapid City, SD are among another talented field of
competitors.

Casino Speedway’s second stop takes place on Thursday July 14 at the famed ¼ mile near Lake Kampeska. Redetzke earned a hard fought win after battling with Laursen last year. Look for Scott Ward of Watertown, Chad Chenoweth of Huron and Joel Cryderman of Thunder Bay, ON to be among the participants of the 10th annual $2,000-to-win main event brought to you by Dacotah Bank.

The series moves to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Friday July 15 for the 9th visit of the series. Friday’s portion of the two-day Dacotah Rumble sponsored by Dacotah Bank is a $3,000-to-win, 40-lap feature. Matthees dominated last year’s race and is expected along with three-time national champion Curt Gelling of Aberdeen and John Bey of Spearfish, SD.

Drivers regroup and head East to the Land of 10,000 Lakes and invade the Big “O” on Tuesday July 19 for a $2,000-to-win feature. Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN begins another three-race, three-day swing. Hensel captured the first ever Dart Challenge Series feature last year. Look for two-time national champion Zach Johnson of Kensington, MN, Seth Brede of Kandiyohi, MN and Brent Larson of Lake Elmo, MN to be among one of the largest fields on this years tour.

After a three-year hiatus, Superior Raceway is back on the series tour in 2011. The battle by the bay will be a must see event on Wednesday July 20. A huge field of cars is expected to battle for a $2,000 payday. Don Copp of Brule, WI, Harry Hanson of Eveleth, MN and Travis Budisalovich of Cottage Grove, MN are among a stout twin ports contingent that plan to keep home court advantage.

The three-day swing concludes at Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, MN on Thursday July 21. Mother nature impacted last years scheduled event after 33 participants were set to battle. 2010 track champion Jeff Provizino of Hibbing, MN, Kevin Carlson of Hermantown, MN and Joey Ogston of Duluth are local drivers who are expected to contend for the $2,000-to-win payday.

The series finale will once again take place at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, MN on Saturday September 3 as part of the 35th annual Labor Day Shootout brought to you by US Steel Minnesota Ore Operations, Minnesota Power and Pepsi. The series finale will pay a minimum of $3,500-to-win. Kyle Peterlin of Hibbing, MN, Tommy Waseleski Jr. of Pengilly, MN and Darrell Nelson of Hermantown, MN are will be among a large field of WISSOTA Late Models duking it out for the lions share of the purse.

The 2011 Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models is brought to you by Dart Machinery, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment, Joe Provo Racewear, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brown Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Dirt Track Supply, Chubeck Racing Products, Howards Cams, Shocks by Hammer, Performance Promotions, CRP Photography, Speednet Direct and Raceceiver.

Series information and sponsorship inquires can be sent to series director Rob Fogle at dartchallengeseries@gmail.com or by phone at 605.216.0865 or 605.691.1544.

Saturday June 4 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start
Sunday June 5 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000
Friday June 10 – Dacotah Speedway – Mandan, ND – $3,000-to-win
Saturday June 11 – Southwest Speedway – Dickinson, ND – $3,000-to-win
Sunday June 12 – NoDak Speedway – Minot, ND – $2,000-to-win
Friday July 1 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway – Fountain City, WI – $3,000
Saturday July 2 – Deer Creek Speedway – Spring Valley, MN – $3,000
Sunday July 3 – Eagle Valley Speedway – Jim Falls, WI – $2,000
Saturday July 9 – Dakota State Fair Speedway – Huron, SD – $3,000 to win, $500 to start
Thursday July 14 – Casino Speedway – Watertown, SD – $2,000
Friday July 15 – Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD – $3,000
Tuesday July 19 – Ogilvie Raceway – Ogilvie, MN – $2,000
Wednesday July 20 – Superior Speedway – Superior, WI – $2,000
Thursday July 21 – Grand Rapids Speedway – Grand Rapids, MN – $2,000
Saturday September 3 – Hibbing Raceway – Hibbing, MN – $3,500

Darrell Double Dips For Pair of Mod Mains in Superior As Jensen Jockeys To First Career Dart Challenge Series Win

August 19th, 2008

The final make up feature from our July 11th rained out event was held tonight with Darrell Nelson picking up his first Modified feature win in Superior this season in his new BMS #44. Nelson started 6th on the field, but took the lead on lap three and drove off to the decisive victory. 7th starting Ryan Aho worked his way up to second and held off a charging Duane Dale for the runner up spot after the 20-lap event was completed.

Keith Kern and Shane Kisling sat on the front row for the Super Stock feature with rookie Kisling jumping into the early race lead. Kisling lead the first two circuits until Kern got turned around on the bottom of turn four, causing a caution with just two in the books.

On the restart, a 4 wide scramble for second occurred between Mike Bellefeuille, Scott Lawrence, Jeff Tardy and Rick Simpson, but the battle was negated by a second caution flag, which set the lineup back to what it was on the restart before.

As the next green flag flew, Lawrence jumped back to the cushion and raced by
Kisling for the race lead on the high side and survived a caution filled feature to win his second a-main in Superior this season. Kisling ran a season best second with Bellefeuille, Tardy and Oliver in the top five.

Pole sitter Jayme Lautigar took control of the Modified feature at the drop of the green and drove off into the night, while Darrell Nelson, Joey Jensen and Don Copp were waging a fierce battle for second. As Lautigar drove off, Nelson stole second on lap 8 and began to track down the leader as Jayme was beginning to encounter lapped traffic. Nelson raced to the outside of Lautigar on lap 14, stole the lead and never looked back en route to his second feature win of the night. Lautigar ran second with Jensen, 15th starting Ryan Aho and Al Uotinen in the top five.

Steve Laursen and Challenge Series point leader Lance Matthees sat on the pole for the 40-lap $3,000 to win Late Model feature with Laursen driving off into the lead with AJ Diemel immediately moving on Matthees for second. Diemel took the second spot on lap 2 and quickly put pressure on Laursen for the top spot. The lead duo ran side by side for the lead for several laps early until a lap 6 caution flew for Todd Gehl, who had just slipped past Rick Hanestad into third.

On the lap 6 restart, Diemel and Laursen reassumed their battle for the lead and ran door to door for the next 12 laps with each racer swapping the top spot multiple times. Laursen stole the lead back in lapped traffic and then Diemel got together with Tom Nesbitt as he was trying to put Tom a lap down and they both spun, necessitating a caution and sending second running Diemel to the tail.

Laursen took back off again into the lead with Hanestad and Joey Jensen now side by side for second, but Jensen used the high side of the double file restart to his advantage and bolted by Laursen into the lead on lap 29 and lead the remaining 11 circuits for his first career Challenge Series feature win. Laursen, John Kaanta, Hanestad and 18th starting Brent Larson chased Jensen to the finish.

Dustin Follett raced from his 7th starting spot to win a thrilling battle with Al Rapp in the Superior Pure Stock feature as the final event of the night went green to checkered. Follett claimed his third feature win in Superior after claiming the lead on lap six and holding off Rapp for the win.

Racing resumes at the Superior Speedway on Friday, August 22nd with a full program of WISSOTA Late Models, WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Superior Pure Stocks. Friday, August 22nd will serve as the track’s 2008 season championship night and will also be fan appreciation night with all adults receiving a general admission ticket for only $10. Racing will begin at 7:00pm. Check out www.superiorracetrack.com for more information.

Wissota Late Model Challenge Series

June 7th, 2008

The new Dart Challenge Series will have an increased point fund of $6,500 to win series points. We will draw for 2 certificates from Dart Machinery valued at $1,250 each at the WISSOTA National Banquet. Along with the check for $6,500, the 2008 Dart Challenge Series Champion will receive a new Demon Carburetor from Barry Grant, and a ProForm Effex Wrap by Trent Signs & Graphics.

The Debbie’s Dash will return once again and have a $2,000 point fund for the best finishers in the dash points courtesy of All The Dirt Racing News, and Champ Pans.

2008 Heat Race sponsors include Joe Provo Racewear, Porta-Dock Inc., Lou Fegers
Racing Equipment, Simes Graphic Designs, and Speednet Direct who will be giving $50 per Heat Race win once again this season.

Joe Provo Racewear has signed on to be the Official Souvenir Vendor of the Dart
Challenge Series. They will have T-shirts and stickers for sale in their trailer at all of the Challenge Series events. Joe also sponsors the feature winner checks at every event. Thank you JPR!

With our 10th Anniversary at hand, we will be handing out free programs to the first 300 fans at each event. These programs are full of 9 years of Challenge Series history. We would like to thank Simes Graphic Designs of Mandan, ND, MinuteMan Press of St. Cloud, MN, Rayburn North of New London, WI, Powers & Associates Optometrists of Duluth, MN, Dirt on Dirt.com, and Dirt Track Supply of Watertown, SD for their support.

There are 17 Dart Challenge Series events this season. If you have not checked out the 2008 schedule, go to www.wissota.org/main_pages/challenge_series.html for a track near you.

Drivers will be allowed to drop their worst points show in the series points
standings again this year. If there are any questions about the Challenge Series, please contact the Challenge Series Director at victorylane@embarqmail.com or call 320-221-2324.

UPDATE
Dart Challenge Series race #1 at Red River Valley Speedway has been canceled due to weather. At this time there are no plans to reschedule this event.
Dakota State Fair Speedway will be hosting the opening night for the Dart Challenge Series on Saturday June 7th at 7:00 PM. They too have had some rain fall, but the forecast is looking good for the $5,000 to win event at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. For questions, please contact Craig Sullivan at
victorylane@embarqmail.com