Because Structural buildings is so excited about our partnership with Wissota Auto Racing and the great things to come in the 2021 season, we thought we would show you a little background on the organization!
Wissota Mission Statement
The WISSOTA Promoters Association exists to benefit its Member Tracks to enhance safe, profitable and successful dirt track racing, through unified, cost effective rules, policies and procedures, enacted within a democratic environment.
How It Started & Why It Works
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.
In 1984 a voluntary steering committee was formed to oversee the business aspects that developed and to guide the future of WISSOTA’s racing divisions. That steering committee evolved into a board of directors, and the non-profit racing organization became incorporated in 1986.
Promoters who join the organization become, in essence, part owners of the racing organization and are expected to contribute to its overall success. Each November, the WISSOTA annual meeting is held; the member promoters gather annually in this forum to discuss the future of the organization. Member promoters are given the opportunity to vote on all organizational policies and procedures as well as rules for competition in the various racing divisions. WISSOTA’s member promoters and racing associations have spent approximately 30 years of hard work at the annual meetings crafting unique rules for each of the divisions, which are known as WISSOTA Late Models, WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Mod Fours, WISSOTA Pure Stocks and WISSOTA Hornets.
All such matters are handled in a democratic fashion, where each promoter or racing association representative has the opportunity to express his/her opinions and vote on each item.
Each year, several members or others involved in WISSOTA Auto Racing are elected or re-elected to the WISSOTA Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting. The WISSOTA Board of Directors is a 7 member board with the purpose of planning the direction of the current year under the established set of by-laws laid out by member promoters. Currently 3 full time employees oversee the day-to-day business of the organization. These employees report directly to the board of directors at monthly meetings in which member promoters are encouraged to attend.
Stay tuned for more about this wonderful organization and the great things they have in store for the racing community in 2021!