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Granite City Class Descriptions

 

WISSOTA Modifieds

WISSOTA Modifieds are sophisticated, high powered, open-wheeled race cars. As the name implies, they are radically “modified” from their stock status. The easiest way to identify a WISSOTA Modified is the lack of front fenders along with a spoiler on the rear of the car. You might also see the left front in the air. WISSOTA’s Modified drivers may choose to run a 360 “Spec” engine that is not subject to a competitor’s claim or a larger engine, up to 406 cubic inches, that is subject to certain claim procedures after each feature race. The chassis and suspension is very advanced and highly tuneable to meet the needs of the driver’s style or track conditions, and the vast majority of Modified racers in WISSOTA choose methanol rather than gasoline for a fuel. Nationwide, Modifieds like those in WISSOTA are probably the most populous of all dirt track racing divisions.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds are  a “limited” version of the Modifieds described above. The class was originally conceived and begun by a group of tracks in central and western Minnesota but the population of Midwest Modifieds exploded after it became a WISSOTA sanctioned division. The Midwest Modified division has a restricted package of engine and suspension rules, and the body lines are a little more conservative than most of the full Modifieds in competition. It is intended to be a more affordable way for racers to get a taste for open wheeled racing and its continued growth at tracks in the region has been impressive

WISSOTA Super Stocks

WISSOTA Super Stocks appear, on the surface, similar to Late Models. The casual fan can tell the difference quickly by noticing the tires are much thinner, and Super Stocks have a smaller spoiler on the rear deck of the car. Engine rules mandate a maximum of 360 cubic inches in the Super Stock division, and competitors in the class are limited to a 2 barrel carburetor. There are chassis limitations placed on competitors in the Super Stock division, so the cars are not as tuneable or exotic as those in the Late Model and Modified divisions. The division is known for parity and the competitors provide very entertaining competition for fans at many WISSOTA tracks

WISSOTA’s Mod Fours

WISSOTA’s Mod Fours are a open-wheeled four cylinder division that entertain race fans with fast-paced action and a frenzied “buzzing” sound on ovals. If you think of four cylinder engines as gas savers for running around town, maybe you should think again, because the Mod Four drivers pack some big punch into their limited cubic inches. The cars look like a “little brother” to the V-8 powered WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds but the guys behind the wheels of the short wheel-base racers don’t play second string to anyone when they hit the track. The Mod Four chassis features a manufactured frame with primarily stock suspension components and the division has its own smaller sized Hoosier racing tires. The Mod Four division is considered a great learning ground for drivers who wish to move to other open-wheeled divisions.

WISSOTA Hornets

WISSOTA Hornets are American Made Front Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder