Pack up the family for the 2017 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.
The Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 is a great family getaway if the gang in your house likes stock car racing. “There’s no other racing venue that will get you more entertainment value in one week than the WISSOTA 100, so make your plans today!” said DSFS promoter Orville Chenoweth.
Hundreds and hundreds of race cars will compete during the event with six divisions in WISSOTA represented. The drivers will be from all across the upper Midwest and southern Canada. Families and groups of friends are invited to camp on the grounds throughout the event. The South Dakota State Fairgrounds feature more than 1,200 campsites which have electric hookups and many with sewer service. Get your tickets today!
GRANDSTAND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:
Wednesday: $18 • Thursday: $18 • Friday $24 • Saturday: $30
Children: $5 Each Day • Kids Under 50″ Free Admission
GRANDSTAND RESERVED TICKETS:
4-Day Adult Ticket Package, Advanced With Reserved Seats: $94
4-Day Student Ticket Package, Includes Advanced/Reserved Seats by Yours: $28
Grandstand Gates will open at 4pm Wednesday & Thursday, 3:30pm Friday & 3pm Saturday.
PIT PASSES TICKETS:
Single Day Pit Passes are $35
Youth $10 Daily (10&Under)
Pit Gates open at 12 Noon daily.
Pull in through Gate 1 to pay. 1st come first served basis (no reservation required.)
Tons of other activities are happening during the four-day show. Many food and apparel vendors will be open for you to enjoy as well as other specialty events and celebrity appearances.
Your Chance to Mess with Sasquatch
That’s right folks, the Jack Link’s iconic mascot “Sasquatch” will be in attendance at the 2017 WISSOTA 100 at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron. Sasquatch is notorious for being a champ at Hide & Seek and now, with this rare opportunity, you will get the chance to snap of a pic of this elusive man-beast! Get your selfie or souvenir to show that you had an encounter with the legend himself! Keep an eye out for more details on where Sasquatch might be at the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100.
WISSOTA 100 Photo Scavenger Hunt
Do you like a little competition? Of course you do, you’re race fans! New this year is the WISSOTA 100 Photo Scavenger Hunt. The challenge is to complete as many tasks throughout your stay by taking photos and submitting them to the Dakota Promotions Facebook page. Each task will be awarded points and the person with the most points by the end of the event will win a prize sure to please any race fan! Tasks on this list will include taking photos at local establishments and attractions as well as daily tasks at the track. Come ready to take a selfie or two and don’t forget your phone charger! Task list and instructions will posted online soon.
Bean Bag Tournament
If you think you've got what it takes to be the WISSOTA 100 Bean Bag Tournament Champ, then enter in the games to be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Registration starts at 11 and play begins at Noon each day. Call Cory for details 605-461-1675. The tournament is limited to the first 40 teams.
WISSOTA 100 Auto Expo
If you love Street Rods, Rats, Old Race Cars and Classic Cars from years gone by, don’t miss the WISSOTA 100 Auto Expo on the SD State Fairgrounds. Last year’s show featured more than 100 cars on display! The Auto Expo is open to the public and is completely free! Iverson Group is sponsoring the event and the show will run Thursday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 9-4. It will be held again in the Nordby Exhibit Hall just off of 3rd Street.
Ride In A Race Car
Bob Hiller’s nationally famous two-seat, street-legal GRT race car will be on the grounds Friday and Saturday in an effort to support the local DARE organization, which educates young people in the community about the dangers of drug use and abuse. Hiller travels the country with his charity-supporting race car and gives rides to event fans for a donation. If you want to take a quick tour of Huron and really do it in style - the kind of style that will leave people staring, pointing and waving at you - then make a donation to the local DARE organization and have Hiller take you around town. You might never have this opportunity again, so don’t miss it. All proceeds stay in Huron for the Huron Police Department DARE Program.
Late Model Simulator
Roster’s Ultimate Racing (RU Racing) will be in front of the grandstands with their Late Model Racing Simulator daily beginning at 11am. Climb into the cockpit where a mini-theater with high definition graphics, surround sound, and wind and smoke machines add realism to the driver controlled racing environment from R U Racing. Tickets for a ride are adult $10/10 laps and $5/10 laps for youth and winners will receive $100 prize! Go test your skills in a racecar and the person with the fastest lap time wins!
Nightly 50/50 Drawings
“Gamblers” will also have the chance to win big money every night at the track. Saturday night’s winner has received well more than $12,000 in the past. You read that right. Over $12,000 for one lucky race fan, just for buying a few tickets from the friendly Lions Club members from Huron. On Wednesday through Friday, the “typical” winner’s amount is over $3,000. Small change, right? Are you kidding? Get there and get your tickets!
Tool Time by Fastenal
The local Fastenal store will again be a prominent vendor on the midway behind the grandstands throughout each race day. There will be very, very special buys on tools of all kinds at the Fastenal booth this year – name brands, top quality, and best prices. Fastenal is a sponsor of the event, so support them and get a great deal, too! The Fastenal booth will be open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Sign up to win a bike at the souvenir stand each night sponsored by Double Up Casino! 1 boy and 1 girl bike will be given away each night of the 100.
Hoosier Tire’s and AFCO will holding free tire and shock seminar for all classes throughout the week. Classes will be held in classrooms at the new Nordby Exhibit Hall and dates and times will be released as the event draws nearer.
It’s Not Just A Race, The 100 Is An Event
This is not just a race; it’s an event held in a community full of people looking to entertain you and your friends and family for an entire week while the Greatest Show on Dirt is taking place! The Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 promises to be one of the most exciting and largest dirt track racing events in the country with hundreds of WISSOTA competitors in action on the track. From Orv’s $10,000 Pot of Gold to the Parade of Champions, this four day show has tons of entertainment for all ages!
More information is available at Dakota Promotions. To speak with someone from Dakota State Fair Speedway Call (605) 352-2500 or visit dakotapromotions.com. You can also visit www.wissota.org for more details about the WISSOTA 100 event. Find both Dakota Promotions and WISSOTA Auto Racing on Facebook and Twitter.
To buy tickets or reserved seats or to reserve one of the 1,200 campsites for just $25/night in 10 on-site campgrounds, or find more information about the facility, log on to www.sdstatefair.com.