Recent News Articles
Concessions Help Wanted
Posted by- D.S. 6/24/2015 2:02:18 PM
We are looking for concessions workers for the 2015 season!
June 12th - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/14/2015 9:04:24 AM
The WISSOTA Late Models returned to the Dacotah Speedway on Friday, June 12th. Fans packed the stands to see the big boys with the big toys fly around the 3/8's mile dirt track.
June 12th - Hot Laps
Posted by- D.S. 6/13/2015 1:03:40 AM
Hellebust Turns 15 Second Lap In Late Model
June 5th - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/7/2015 10:58:48 AM
Dacotah Speedway hosted the second night of the fifth annual Dakota Legends Tour on Friday, June 5th. It was a perfect evening for racing for fans and drivers who traveled as far as Texas and Indiana come to race on the high banks of the Dacotah Speedway. Racing in his first Dakota Legends Tour, Nelson Stewart, father of two-time NASCAR champion, Tony Stewart, was also in the house.
June 5th - Hot Laps
Posted by- D.S. 6/6/2015 1:10:30 AM
Voller And Williams Best In Street Stocks And Legends Fast Laps.
May 29th - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/30/2015 8:56:51 PM
Just one week after setting a new track record for the highest car count on a regular night of racing, Dacotah Speedway went and broke that record again. Drivers from all over the Midwest flocked to the 3/8 mile track on Friday, May 29th and when everyone was accounted for, 141 cars checked-in.
Point Battles Starting To Take Shape
Posted by- D.S. 5/26/2015 8:56:52 PM
The 2015 season is just 4 weeks old and the points battles are starting to take shape. This Friday night, May 29th all five weekly classes will be back in action with a Hobby Stock special and rescheduled Late Model show.
May 22nd - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/26/2015 7:13:07 AM
Michaelsohn And Berg Make Kupper Chevrolet Victory Lane For The First Time
Old School Vs. Technology
Posted by- D.S. 5/23/2015 2:33:30 PM
Most dirt tracks would call a night with 137 cars a special. But at Dacotah Speedway that’s the number of cars checked in for the Friday night Mandan Dirt Series race. That’s right, not a special, just a plain, old Friday night race. What’s more impressive is that the first green flag was dropped at 7pm and when the final checkered flag was waved, it was 10:10pm.
May 22nd - Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 5/23/2015 12:25:23 AM
Grimes Lives Up To "Flyin" Nickname In Fast Laps
Live Timing And Scoring
Posted by- D.S. 5/17/2015 7:57:56 AM
The Power Of Live Timing And Scoring Right In The Palm Of Your Hand
IMCA Stock Cars Added To ND Governor's Cup
Posted by- D.S. 5/14/2015 10:12:19 AM
The BMSCA board of directors has spent the past few months planning and discussing the McQuade Distributing, Budweiser North Dakota Governor's Cup and has now made the final call on format and divisions running.
May 8th - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/11/2015 12:16:51 PM
Wolla And Messer Are First Time Dacotah Speedway Winners
2015 Opening Night - Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/2/2015 9:42:28 PM
Wilson Triumphs In Opener, Driver Of The Year Shines Bright
May 1st Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 5/2/2015 1:00:39 AM
Opening night "Fast Laps" on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Knife River Opening Night
Posted by- D.S. 4/29/2015 9:13:28 PM
The 2015, Mandan Dirt Series begins this Friday, May 1st on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #37
Posted by- D.S. 4/19/2015 4:08:27 PM
Racing action from the first Consy race of the 2014 ND Governor’s Cup on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Posted by- D.S. 3/24/2015 5:45:30 PM
The countdown to the 2015 season has begun!
The 60 Second Tire Change
Posted by- D.S. 2/28/2015 4:08:22 PM
How to change a tire in 60 seconds with the pit crew of the #s8 WISSOTA Street Stock driven by Shawn Volk.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #35
Posted by- D.S. 2/28/2015 12:37:43 PM
It’s a battle of the Minot drivers in the Heat #1 from August 22nd on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Dirt Track Thing - The Song
Posted by- D.S. 1/31/2015 11:09:21 AM
"Dirt Track Thing" by Kenny Montgomery hits all of the points that only real dirt track racers would know about!
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #34
Posted by- D.S. 1/24/2015 3:42:45 PM
Jerad Thelan (#65) of Bismarck and Tracy Domagala (#96) of Bismarck race for position in the IMCA Feature race from July 18th on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Quiz #2
Posted by- D.S. 1/18/2015 10:04:32 AM
How well do you know what happened at Dacotah Speedway in 2014? Take the Dacotah Speedway Quiz and find out.
Posted by- D.S. 1/12/2015 5:08:52 PM
Dacotah Speedway is now on Tracktivity. Just what is Tracktivity? It’s a free mobile app that helps you connect with motor racing venues everywhere!
2014 Top-5 Stats
Posted by- D.S. 1/3/2015 11:16:37 AM
Dacotah Speedway, 2014 Top-5 Stats for IMCA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, INEX Legends, Dacotah Speedway Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #32
Posted by- D.S. 1/1/2015 11:40:02 AM
Heat number two with WISSOTA Street Stocks on June 13th, 2014 on the back stretch at Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #31
Posted by- D.S. 12/14/2014 9:32:34 AM
IMCA Sport Compact Heat race with Brandon Anderson, Michelle Stoxen and Chase Schlafmann.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #30
Posted by- D.S. 12/6/2014 11:26:03 AM
Matt Dosch in his #21 WISSOTA Street Stock uses the high line around the high banks of Dacotah Speedway during the May 23rd Feature.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #29
Posted by- D.S. 11/25/2014 5:35:43 PM
Allen Kent (#33) of Minot and Brian Swenson (#20) of Bismarck are racing side by side for position during the IMCA Modified Feature on May 16th, 2014 at Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #28
Posted by- D.S. 11/13/2014 5:54:16 PM
Brent Vetter (#29) from Wishek goes to the inside of Bryce Wilson (#34) of Belfield in the Dacotah Speedway Hobby Stock Feature.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #27
Posted by- D.S. 11/8/2014 5:15:11 PM
Hunter Domagala (#97) and Jason Meidinger (#0) race side by side in the heat number 3 of the Wissota Street Stock feature on May 9th, 2014 at Dacotah Speedway.
Race Recap - August 29th
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/31/2014 7:01:14 PM
The checkered flag waved over the 2014 season at the Dacotah Speedway in Mandan on Friday, August 29th. It was a season full of close, side by side racing, first time winners and the occasional caution here and there. For the final time, fans packed the stands to watch their drivers have one last shot at victory.
August 29th - Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 8/29/2014 11:51:54 PM
Season Championship Fast Laps on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
August 22nd - Race Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/23/2014 10:29:40 PM
Fans and drivers braved the cool and damp weather to support a special cause on Friday, August 22nd. It was the 6th Annual Drive to Survive night at the Dacotah Speedway. Fans and drivers who bought a hat or a t-shirt got into the races for free with proceeds going to the Bismarck Cancer Center. Rain was a factor most of the day and into the night as pop up showers watered the track throughout the night.
Fast Laps - August 22nd
Posted by- D.S. 8/22/2014 11:51:46 PM
Dylan Thomas in his #61 Dacotah Speedway Hobby Stock posts a Fast Lap on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
August 15th - Race Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/20/2014 4:16:49 PM
Fans and drivers could not have asked for a better race track Friday, August 15th at the Dacotah Speedway. Drivers were racing low, middle and high and everywhere in between.
Fast Laps - August 15th
Posted by- D.S. 8/16/2014 12:25:38 AM
Fast Laps for Friday, August 15th on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
August 8th - Race Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/11/2014 10:23:24 AM
It was Hedahl's Auto Parts night at the Dacotah Speedway, Friday August 8th. Over a hundred drivers traveled to the Dacotah Speedway on a regular night of racing that included the IMCA Sport Compact Mach 1 cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, WISSOTA Street Stocks and INEX Legends.
August 8th - Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 8/11/2014 10:23:07 AM
Fast Laps for the August 8th race on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
ND Governor's Cup Champions
Posted by- D.S. 7/27/2014 8:05:18 PM
Champions and Runner up positions in the 2014 North Dakota Governor's Cup presented by Budweiser, distributed by McQuade Distributing.
Fast Laps Governor's Cup
Posted by- D.S. 7/27/2014 8:05:02 PM
Zach Johnson in his #73 WISSOTA Late Model turns a 16 second lap on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
July 18th Results
Posted by- Becca Rattei 7/20/2014 11:51:47 AM
It was a gorgeous night for racing at the Dacotah Speedway on July 18th. Cooler than expected weather caused for some last minute track prep but the track couldn't have turned out better as each feature was filled with three and four wide racing.
Fast Laps - July 18th
Posted by- D.S. 7/19/2014 12:02:44 AM
A pair of Shawn's turn fast laps on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Mod Tour Recap
Posted by- Becca Rattei 7/13/2014 1:15:32 PM
The 25th annual Dakota Classic Modified Tour visited the Dacotah Speedway on Thursday, July 10th. It was the fifth stop on the six track tour. Fans packed the stands to see over 90 IMCA Modified drivers representing 12 states and two Canadian providences.
Fast Laps - Dakota Classic Mod Tour
Posted by- D.S. 7/11/2014 8:18:39 PM
Fast laps from night 5 of the Kupper Chevrolet, Dakota Classic Modified Tour on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
June 20th - Results
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/22/2014 1:04:53 PM
Photo finishes in both the INEX Legends and WISSOTA Street Stock Features on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Fast Laps - June 20th
Posted by- D.S. 6/21/2014 8:29:33 AM
Fast laps on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway for Friday, June 20th.
25th Anniversary T-shirts
Posted by- D.S. 6/19/2014 6:22:44 PM
Dacotah Speedway is celebrating it's 25th season of high banked, dirt track racing in 2014. And now you celebrate with us by getting one of our 25th Anniversary T-shirt, long sleeved t-shirt or hoodies.
Posted by- D.S. 6/19/2014 6:22:04 PM
Roy's Custom Spraying "Mid-Season Champions"
June 13th Results
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/17/2014 6:49:44 PM
Scott Gartner in his rookie year in a WISSOTA Street Stock gets his first win on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
Fast Laps - June 13th
Posted by- D.S. 6/14/2014 1:11:31 AM
John Feist turns a Fast Lap in his #51 Wissota Street Stock on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
May 23rd Results
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/30/2014 6:04:57 PM
115 cars take to the high banks of Dacotah Speedway on Friday, May 23rd.
Fast Laps - May 23rd
Posted by- D.S. 5/24/2014 8:26:17 AM
The #7 IMCA Modified driven by Underwood's Marlyn Seidler breaks 74 mph on Friday, May 23rd at Dacotah Speedway.
Fast Laps - May 16th
Posted by- D.S. 5/18/2014 8:26:10 PM
Prairie Knights Casino and Starion Financial Fast Laps.
Drive To Survive 6 Apparel Now Available
Posted by- D.S. 5/18/2014 8:26:00 PM
Dacotah Speedway's "Drive To Survive 6" to benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center is coming up on Friday, August 22nd. But it's not too early to get your "Drive To Survive 6" apparel and get into the "Drive To Survive" race, free.
The 25 Years, 25K Fan Challenge!
Posted by- D.S. 5/15/2014 6:31:00 AM
With the start of Dacotah Speedway's 25th season of racing, we are challenging our fans to a little friendly competition!
Attention IMCA Modifed Drivers
Posted by- D.S. 5/14/2014 8:02:35 PM
Kupper Automotive is kicking in extra feature money for winners of the weekly IMCA Modified features at Dacotah Speedway.
126 cars for 25th season opener
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/14/2014 8:02:22 PM
Race fans from all over Bismarck-Mandan packed the stands for the season opener at the Dacotah Speedway, Friday, May 9th. Celebrating it's 25th season, Dacotah Speedway had an amazing 126 cars grace its 3/8 mile high banks.
May 16th - Points Race
Posted by- D.S. 5/13/2014 8:02:18 PM
Race number two of the 25th season of high banked dirt track racing is Friday, May 16th brought to you by Starion Financial and Prairie Knights Casino.
Fast Laps - May 9th
Posted by- D.S. 5/10/2014 10:58:34 AM
Brian Swenson in his #20 IMCA Modified breaks 71 mph on May 9th at Dacotah Speedway.
2014 mall show
Posted by- D.S. 4/19/2014 8:32:19 AM
33 cars were packed into the Kirkwood Mall for the annual Dacotah Speedway Mall Show. Thank you to the drivers who worked so very hard to get the cars ready for the show and for taking the time to bring them to the Kirkwood Mall.
Dacotah Speedway race rewind #26
Posted by- D.S. 4/13/2014 3:19:51 PM
Kirk Wojahn (#45) of Gladestone, ND, Andee Beierle (#41) of Bismarck, ND and Travis Peery (#6) from Yreka, California race for position.
ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS
Posted by- D.S. 4/11/2014 8:27:32 AM
Tech Inspection Checklist for the 2014 racing season at Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #25
Posted by- D.S. 3/27/2014 6:08:30 PM
Mariah Henrikson (15) from Glyndon, Minnesota gets to the rear bumper of Tom Wagner (#10) of Mercer, ND.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #22
Posted by- D.S. 3/8/2014 2:26:43 PM
Mark Dahl makes the dirt fly in the #1 IMCA Modified on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
The Faces Of Dacotah Speedway
Posted by- D.S. 3/1/2014 11:57:01 AM
From the fans to the drivers to the pit crews, we salute you in this slide show called, "The Faces of Dacotah Speedway.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #21
Posted by- D.S. 3/1/2014 8:51:08 AM
Wissota Street Stock driver Mike Miller of Dickinson on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
2013 - A Season Of First's
Posted by- Beau Simmons 3/1/2014 8:50:12 AM
Dacotah Speedway in the past few years has really been growing - in types of shows, number of shows, number of fans, and number of cars.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #14
Posted by- D.S. 2/4/2014 7:30:11 PM
IMCA Mach 1 Sport Compact drivers Michelle Stoxen (#55) of Mandan Cody Schulz (#87) of Bismarck.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind #11
Posted by- D.S. 1/28/2014 5:59:44 PM
Legend class drivers, Joe Gartner (#93) of Menoken, Zach Lutz (#83) of Burlington and Kevin Jenson (#37) of Flasher.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind Photo #5
Posted by- D.S. 1/1/2014 6:09:48 PM
The #1 Legend car driven by Steven Kuntz of Bismarck and the #94 of Shane Williams of Minot swap positions for the lead.
Kupper Chevrolet Modified Tour
Posted by- John Gartner 12/28/2013 11:32:02 AM
Twenty fifth Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour Dates Announced.
Dacotah Speedway Race Rewind Photo #3
Posted by- D.S. 12/22/2013 4:45:56 PM
Aaron Aaseth #86 passes Scott Gartner #0 with 10 laps to go during the May 17th Hobby Stock Feature on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
2013 Award Winners
Posted by- D.S. 12/14/2013 12:15:10 PM
2013 Track Champions and Award Winners
Bismarck Cancer Center
Posted by- D.S. 9/22/2013 3:30:41 PM
Over $8,000 dollars was raised during the 5th annual Drive to Survive race at Dacotah Speedway.
Season Championship Night
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/25/2013 1:48:36 PM
It has been an exciting season at the Dacotah Speedway. Each week, the track averaged over 110 cars, saw hundreds of cautions, dozens of close finishes almost too close to call and some excellent side by side racing on an almost always perfectly smooth race track. Despite 11 weeks of hard racing, when it came down to championship night, the points were closer than ever.
August 23rd Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 8/24/2013 8:01:26 AM
Tim Perkins (#89) IMCA Modified breaks 18 seconds on Dakota Community Bank Season Championship night at Dacotah Speedway.
Season Championship Night
Posted by- D.S. 8/18/2013 12:25:51 PM
Season Championship Night and Darrell Baurer's final night of racing at Dacotah Speedway.
Drive To Survive Night
Posted by- Becca Rattei 8/18/2013 12:25:41 PM
Dacotah Speedway held the 5th annual “Drive to Survive Night” for the Bismarck Cancer Center on Friday, August 16th. A pink hood donated by Derek Nitschke (#18 Sport Compact), a checkered flag signed by all the feature winners and a racing helmet from Dakota Track Side and signed by all the drivers were all auctioned off at intermission. All the proceeds from the auction and the sale of “Drive to Survive” t-shirts and caps were donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation.
Posted by- D.S. 8/17/2013 5:08:35 PM
Nylee DiMeo goes for a wild ride. Check out the slide show. Photos courtesy of LPT Images.
Drive To Survive Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 8/17/2013 9:37:49 AM
John Feist in his #51 Wissota Street Stock was fastest in the car around the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
August 9th Results
Posted by- D.S. 8/11/2013 7:37:44 PM
As the weather starts to get cooler and cooler, it can only mean the racing season is coming to an end. With only two weekends left, very position is important and every point is costly. Once again, over 100 drivers from all over the state came to the Dacotah Speedway on Friday, August 9th.
August 9th Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 8/11/2013 7:31:55 PM
Fast Laps from Hedahl's Auto Plus night at Dacotah Speedway.
Governor's Cup Slide Show
Posted by- LPT Images 7/31/2013 8:06:20 PM
We hope you enjoy the this slide show of the 2013 Governor's Cup at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan. The slide show's pictures are courtesy of Layn Mudder of LPT Images.
Championship Night Of Governor's Cup
Posted by- Becca Rattei 7/31/2013 7:45:55 PM
Fans got their moneys worth on Championship night of the North Dakota Governor's Cup at the Dacotah Speedway on July 27. After two Hobby Stock concys, three IMCA Modified concys and one WISSOTA Street concy, it was feature time.
Governor's Cup Champions
Posted by- D.S. 7/28/2013 9:58:40 PM
Dacotah Speedway salutes all the 2013 Governor's Cup Runners Up and Champions.
Governor's Cup Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 7/28/2013 9:58:28 PM
New Richmond, Wisconsin driver Pat Doar sets a new Dacotah Speedway time record for a Late Model. Doar got around the high bank track in 15.8 seconds at a speed of 85.0 mph.
July 19th Feature Winners
Posted by- By Becca Rattei 7/20/2013 8:08:10 PM
Wissota Street Stock driver, "The Nightmare" Shawn Volk wins his first race of the season at Dacotah Speedway during Aaron's Sales & Leasing and PBR night.
July 19th - Fast Laps
Posted by- D.S. 7/20/2013 9:10:00 AM
The #20 IMCA Modified, driven by Brian Swenson of Bismarck turns an 18.8 second lap on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway Friday night.
Mod Tour Championship Night
Posted by- Becca Rattei 7/14/2013 10:53:57 AM
(Photos courtesy of LPT Images) After a long week of traveling from track to track, race fans saw some of the best racing all year long as IMCA Modified drivers from all over the country came to race in the 24th Annual Dakota Classic Modified Tour. Dacotah Speedway hosted championship night, Thursday, July 11th as drivers made their final stop on the six day tour. The point battles were tight and the racing was nothing short of exciting.
Fast Laps - July 11th
Posted by- D.S. 7/12/2013 12:28:39 AM
Fast Laps for Championship Night of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour.
June 21st Feature Winners
Posted by- Becca Rattei 7/1/2013 7:12:51 PM
Despite the threat of rain most of the day, fans and drivers flocked to the Dacotah Speedway on Friday, June 21st. The Dacotah Speedway hosted a B-Modified invitational and IMCA and WISSOTA drivers came to compete in the unsanctioned, special event.
June 14th & Mid-Season Champions
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/17/2013 6:40:54 PM
IMCA Modified drivers #11K Jeremy Keller and #99 Shawn Strand battle for the Feature win and Mid-Season Championship.
June 7th Feature Winners
Posted by- Becca Rattei 6/10/2013 8:42:55 PM
Steven Kuntz wins night two of the Legends Tour 2013. Shawn Strand and Jamie Schlafmann win back-to-back Features. Brad Kadrmas gets his first 2013 win in the Wissota Street Stock class.
Forgot To Turn Left
Posted by- D.S. 6/8/2013 1:04:07 AM
Driver and car were ok, so were the volunteers inside. The Pit Shack, not so much.
Strand & Schmidt: Win For 1st Time In 2013
Posted by- by Becca Rattei 5/28/2013 6:12:01 PM
Dacotah Speedway, for the third night in a row, averaged over 120 cars each night! Last Friday, May 24th, was no different as drivers from all over the Midwest came to race the high banks of the 3/8's mile track. The cooler weather made for a smooth, fast track which produced some spectacular racing.
May 17th Feature Winners
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/20/2013 6:43:13 PM
Drivers and fans couldn't have asked for a better race track, Friday 17th at the Dacotah Speedway. Light rain showers throughout the week leading up to race night helped with track prep and made for a fast, smooth track for a great night of racing. While the cautions were frequent throughout the night, it did not slow down the racing at the front.
126 Cars On Opening NIght
Posted by- Becca Rattei 5/18/2013 3:37:16 PM
After an eight month off season, fans and drivers packed the Dacotah Speedway on a windy and chilly Friday night on May 10th.
Line Ups App
Posted by- DS 5/12/2013 7:38:50 PM
Access the current event lineups and finishing positions.
How to use website
Posted by- Admin 4/19/2013 9:33:13 PM
Hello fans and drivers! The new Dacotah Speedway web site has been launched.