SPEED SPORT Airing WISSOTA 100 On Thanksgiving


MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT and WISSOTA Auto Racing have announced the 34th running of the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 will air to a national television audience on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 28) in a two-hour special of SPEED SPORT Presented by Hendrick Automotive Group on MAVTV.

The long-running dirt-track event will be run Sept. 10-14 at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. This is the second consecutive year the three-eighths-mile track has hosted the premier five-day event, which typically rotates among various WISSOTA-sanctioned venues. It is also the second consecutive year SPEED SPORT will broadcast the event to a national television audience.

Eight WISSOTA classes will be showcased during the five days of racing — Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod Fours, Pure Stocks, and Hornets.

“We are very excited to showcase the 34th annual Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 on SPEED SPORT,” said WISSOTA Auto Racing Executive Director Carson Gramm. “This partnership with SPEED SPORT has given us the opportunity to grow as an organization and we expect to continue this great working relationship for years to come. Our drivers display great professionalism, both on and off the track, and we want the entire world to see these great competitors. The staff at I-94 Speedway has created a great facility and while we work closely with our local and corporate sponsors, we will bring fans an experience they won’t want to miss.”

“After introducing our SPEED SPORT television audience to WISSOTA’s extremely competitive and entertaining form of short-track racing last season, we couldn’t wait to come back and do again this year as part of our 85th anniversary celebration,” said SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen. “Showcasing the famed WISSOTA 100 in a two-hour special format on Thanksgiving night is a great way for us shine an even brighter light on the event, as well introduce our new partner, WorkAtHendrick.com, to the series.”

The broadcast will be anchored by Sheheen and veteran short-track racer and commentator, Derek Pernesiglio.

For fans wanting to attend this year’s Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100, please visit WISSOTA.org for additional information. Racing begins at 5 p.m. local time each night. LIVE streaming will be available at RacinDirt.com.