For more information, contact Rod Pattison, Wagner Speedway Promoter, 605-360-8208
City Celebration Planned To Begin 2018 Racing Season
With the much anticipated season opener less then three weeks away, Wagner Speedway is proud to announce an exciting event to help throw the green flag on the 2018 campaign. Thanks to tremendous cooperation from Kelsey Doom, the Executive Director of Wagner Area Growth, along with the Wagner Chamber of Commerce and officials from the City of Wagner, we are proud to team up for the First Annual "Racey Days" Celebration.
Racey Days will be on Saturday, May 5th beginning at 11 am in downtown Wagner. A portion of Main Street will be blocked off for this event and will feature race cars on display and multiple non-profit organizations and businesses offering food, games and other goodies. The Wagner Farmer's Market, Wagner Cub Scouts and the Wagner Boy's and Girl's Club will participate to help fund their individual projects.
Track promoter Rod Pattison is thrilled with the possibilities for this event. "The momentum we were able to build from our successful 2017, we are so excited to have such community support. Small town America, in general, struggles to bring people to their town, so it's an opportunity to bring in race fans from across the upper-Midwest. This is also a chance for our race teams to put their cars on display to showcase their sponsors and meet current and potential new fans. It's a win-win for everyone."
There will be more fun and exciting things that are still in the planning stages for this celebration, so make your plans to come to town and join us for this city wide event.
If you would like more information on how you can participate in this celebration, simply email Kelsey@wagnerareagrowth.org or call 605-481-2493. for information about the City of Wagner or business opportunities in town, log onto www.wagnerareagrowth.org or www.cityofwagner.org. For the latest news, complete event schedule and more, check out the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com or Wagner Speedway Fan Page on Facebook.
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April 8, 2018
For more information, contact Media Relations Director Rod Pattison at 605-360-8208
Wagner Speedway Adds Tri-State Late Model Show
When the original 2018 Wagner Speedway schedule was released this past December, two special appearances by the traveling group known as the Tri-State Late Model Series were planned for June 1st and August 3rd. Now, thanks to the help of Series Director Mike Gross, these "hot shoes" will return one more time on Saturday, September 8th, with a twist.
The South Dakota Lottery presents The Tri-State Late Model Trifecta Challenge. The feature winner each night of these three events will receive a bonus of $100 in scratch off Lottery tickets, courtesy of the South Dakota Lottery. Then, after all three shows have been completed, the highest point driver from these events will receive an extra $200 in scratch off tickets and the 2nd place driver in points will receive a bonus of $100 in tickets. Point system used will be the same points awarded from the series toward their season champion.
Wagner Speedway would like to take time to thank the South Dakota Lottery for joining our corporate partner family in 2018 and we have plenty of fun things in store for our racers and fans this season, thanks to the support of the South Dakota Lottery.
For more information on the South Dakota Lottery, log onto https://lottery.sd.gov/, to learn more about the Tri State Late Model Series, check out https://midwestlm.wixsite.com/tristatelm and for the latest news, schedules, point standings and more, check out our all new website at www.wagnerspeedway.com or our Facebook page at Wagner Speedway Fan Page.
Wagner Speedway's season opener is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, and be watching for details on a BIG, city wide event to throw the green flag on the season opener that day.
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March 25th, 2018
Wagner Speedway Partners With Nation's Best Racing Organizations
Part of the growth of any business is the relationships built along the way. Wagner Speedway is pleased to be joined by 2 of the largest and most recognizable sanctioning bodies in racing, WISSOTA and IMCA.
The WISSOTA Promoters Association was founded in 1981 by eight track promoters in Wisconsin and Minnesota, with intent to offer uniform rules for the promoters and drivers involved in the Late Model division. Soon, the group decided to do the same for the growing Modified division. WISSOTA’s current membership includes approximately 50 race tracks in the region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba. These member tracks present weekly programs that feature one or more WISSOTA division car classes, as well as the region’s most-recognized, highest paying and long-standing special events.
The “WISSOTA region” is recognized nationally as a healthy, stable racing region by industry leaders and, as a non-profit organization, all of WISSOTA’s income after operating expenses is paid out to the drivers at the conclusion of each racing season through track and national point funds.
With Wagner Speedway becoming a track that will sanction their Super Stock class, WISSOTA Executive Director Terry Voeltz is pleased to have Wagner on board. "WISSOTA is very happy and honored to have Wagner Speedway be part of our “WISSOTA FAMILY”, said Voeltz in a statement this past week. "Our Super Stock division is an excellent class with many great drivers. We have added the spoiler to the back of the Supers and that has added to the popularity of the class. Wagner is an excellent addition to WISSOTA with it’s location in South Dakota and we look forward to working with everyone at Wagner Speedway."
The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) was organized in 1915 by J. Alex Sloan, and is currently the oldest active auto racing sanctioning body in the United States. IMCA is currently headquartered in Vinton, Iowa and features several classes and divisions of weekly racing in six geographical regions of the United States, including the RACESAVER Sprint Car class. RACESAVER rules prevent money from buying a significant advantage and allows working men and women the opportunity to compete on a level playing field with nationally proven rules, which helps in saving racing for working folks. The RACESAVER plan is stable with enforceable rules, consistent rules application, and fair purse distribution.
With sanctioning IMCA RACESAVER 305 Sprint Cars, Wagner Speedway Media Relations Director Rod Pattison says it is a key partnership in the track's growth. "With the popularity of the Sprint Car shows in 2017, we thought the RACESAVERS would be a nice compliment to our 360 Sprint Car specials and our weekly shows as well. Being under this umbrella gives our track the opportunity to work with outstanding tracks like Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, Park Jefferson Speedway in South Dakota, Stuart Raceway in Nebraska and others in the region to share cars, fans, and corporate partners while helping to promote each other."
Wagner Speedway runs weekly shows on Fridays with Late Models, B-Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives. The 2018 campaign will begin with Test and Tune day on Saturday, April 28th, then opening night will be Saturday, May 5th.
For more information on WISSOTA, log onto www.wissota.org, to learn more on RACESAVERS, check out http://www.racesaver.com/ and to find out more about Wagner Speedway, stop by www.wagnerspeedway.com. You can also experience more on the speedway's Facebook page by searching Wagner Speedway Fan Page.
March 2nd, 2018
With all the sacrifices they endure and dangers they face everyday, our Military and First Responders deserve to be saluted and appreciated as the heroes they are.
We are proud to announce that First Dakota National Bank of Wagner has partnered with Wagner Speedway to present "Military and First Responders" night, Friday, June 29th. Military and First Responders night will allow past and present Military personnel and area First Responders FREE ADMISSION into the grandstands that night. Plus, the first 500 fans in the gate will receive a free American flag to wave during the opening ceremonies, courtesy of S & S Masonry of Wagner.
Greer American Legion Post 11 of Wagner will present the colors of our country and representatives from the 155th Guard unit and First Responders from the area will participate in an emotional opening ceremony, allowing fans to show their appreciation for the work they do everyday and to honor the bravery of these men and women.
So join us for Military and First Responders night, Friday, June 29th, brought to you by First Dakota National Bank, S & S Masonry and Wagner Speedway. Gates open at 5pm, hot laps at 7pm and racing begins at 8pm.
For more information, news and our complete schedule, log on www.wagnerspeedway.com or check out our Facebook page at Wagner Speedway Fan Page.
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March 1st, 2018
Making money and having fun is a combination that is hard to find. If that sounds interesting to you, Wagner Speedway has opportunities for you.
We are looking for individuals or non-profit groups that are looking to make money in a fun atmosphere in our concession stand, 50/50 sales and more. It's a great way to spend a summer night and is a perfect opportunity for your youth softball or baseball team, church youth group, music group, you name it.
If you or your group are interest in these opportunities, contact us with your name and contact information. Either send us a message on Wagner Speedway Fan Page on Facebook, or send an e-mail to email@example.com. We will get in contact with you and discuss all the details.
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Wagner Speedway is an equal opportunity employer.
Help Wanted at Wagner Speedway Inc.
December 27, 2017
Due to unprecedented growth, Wagner Speedway is looking for a Technical Official to interpret and enforce the rules of speedway, as it pertains to each individual class of cars. Wagner Speedway runs every Friday night from early May until early September, featuring Late Models, B-Modifieds, Wissota Superstock, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives.
The ideal candidate will have vast knowledge of race car set-ups, such as engines, suspensions, etc and have the ability to objectively enforce those rules to insure the fairness of all competitors.
Wagner Speedway is family owned and operated and offers competitive pay, concession discounts and a great support staff to assist if needed.
If you are interested in this very important position within our speedway family, please send an application letter and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-491-0325.
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December 3, 2017
Wagner Speedway Announces 2018 Schedule
After many discussions with upper-Midwest race track promotors and series directors, along with dozens of phone calls, e-mails and text messages, Wagner Speedway is pleased to announce it’s 2018 racing schedule. It’s a schedule that will give our fans a tremendous amount of entertainment and variety every weekend, our corporate partners the exposure they deserve, and our drivers the opportunity to compete against tough competition every night plus have the flexibility to race at other tracks in the region when not scheduled with us.
Because of the popularity of sprint cars last season, Wagner Speedway will have 4 nights of 360 Sprints, highlighted by a 2-night show on July 6th and 7th.This weekend of racing will be tagged the first annual Wagner Speedway “Double Down Showdown.” Friday night will feature a co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) 360s and the Nebraska 360s, along with the newly added IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints. Also on the docket Friday night will be Late Models and B-Mods. Saturday night, the MSTS, Nebraska 360s and RaceSavers will compete again, along with the Tailgators Late Model Street Stock Series (LMSS), which is the equivalent of our Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives.
The MSTS 360s will be featured, along with the LMSS, Late Models, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers to begin the season on Saturday, May 5th. The season will conclude on Saturday, September 8th with MSTS 360s, IMCA RaceSaver 305s for the “September Saturday Sprint-tacular.” RaceSavers will also be in action 3 other nights in 2018, Friday, May 18th, Friday, August 10th and during Season Championship night on Monday, September 3rd.
Late Models fans will get to enjoy 2 special nights as well with the Tri-State Late Model Series invading Wagner Speedway. This series will bolster our current class of Late Models on Friday, June 1st and Friday, August 3rd. With the cooperation of other regional tracks, these Late Model shows will be part of back-to-back nights of racing, which will draw regional drivers to race multiple times in a weekend.
Our B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers will also have their opportunity to be showcased in 2018 as well. Wagner Speedway will present “B-Mod Madness” on Friday, June 8th, “Hobby Stock Hysteria” on Friday, July 20th and the “B-Buzzer Blowout” on Friday, August 24th. These special nights will be Twin Feature night for each class, with the order of finish in the first feature completely inverted for the starting order of the second feature.
With our success in 2017, Wagner Speedway ownership and management is very excited about the upcoming season. With improvements to the track this past season, plans for more investment in our facility for the upcoming campaign, our brand new website and our schedule, 2018 will be an amazing year.
For more information and our complete schedule, check the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com, or call our Marketing, Public Relations and Media Director Rod Pattison at 605-360-8208.
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