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WISSOTA AMSOIL Challenge Coming to Rapid Speedway
OneMain Financial Wissota Late Model Challenge Series this Friday night!
Our new 2-Seater car for fans!
MSTS 360 Sprint Cars
Party Bus Available!

Party Bus Available!

2/12/2015 -
We are excited to announce are partnership with Executive Touch Charters. They will be providing a bus for us every Friday night at Rapid
WISSOTA AMSOIL Challenge Coming to Rapid Speedway

WISSOTA AMSOIL Challenge Coming to Rapid Speedway

2/12/2015 -
Rapid Speedway has teamed up with the WISSOTA challenge series to bring you a great event. June 19 will be a night you won't want to
OneMain Financial Wissota Late Model Challenge Series this Friday night!

OneMain Financial Wissota Late Model Challenge Series this...

6/15/2015 -
This Friday night, June 20 we will welcome in the OneMain Financial Wissota Late Model Challenge Series to Rapid Speedway! We will have a
Our new 2-Seater car for fans!

Our new 2-Seater car for fans!

3/30/2015 -
This year we will have a 2-seat car that we will raffle off for a chance to take a few laps with Dereck as your driver! We will sell tickets
MSTS 360 Sprint Cars

MSTS 360 Sprint Cars

12/8/2014 -
We are proud to announce that we will have 6 MSTS 360 shows during the upcoming 2015 racing season! The MSTS 360 is a new racing series in
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Driver Profile

Steve Fitzpatrick

  • Crew Chief - Team Owner
  • Since: 2012

One of the best and most knowledgeable sprint car minds on the planet, Steve Fitzpatrick, brings his Down Under bravado and World of Outlaws experience to the team. Steve is co-owner of the team. He is responsible for all the setups and on track tactics for the team. It is his tutelage that is responsible for the phenomenal success Dakota has had as a young, 18 year-old teenager, in a sport that takes no prisoners.

Harley Van Dyke

  • Van Dyke Motorsports Team Owner
  • Since: 2014

Harley Van Dyke is the Team Owner of Van Dyke Motorsports which fields the number 5H sprint car that Dakota will drive this season. Harley has more than 50 years of sprint car experience, as driver, mechanic, and team owner. Some of the best drivers in the sport today have had the privilege of driving for Harley.

Josh Lampkin

  • Car Chief
  • Since: 2013

Josh serves as Steve Fitzpatrick's protege and is a paint and finish expert. Josh is responsible for the fabulous paint work on the Dead Down Wind racers. He serves as Steve Fitzpatrick's right-hand and is in charge of everything that happens with the cars.

Carson McCarl

  • Car Chief - Van Dyke Racing
  • Since: 2015

Carson McCarl is the youngest son of veteran Sprint Car legend, Terry McCarl. Carson is working with Van Dyke Motorsports this season to help prepare and field the 5H entry for Dakota. Carson is a fine driver in his own right who can boast being the youngest driver ever to win a sprint car A Main event at Knoxville Raceway! Carson is a key addition to the Van Dyke team.

Kyle Lampkin

  • Head Crew Member
  • Since: 2013

Kyle is the Head Crew Member. Kyle is responsible for tires and overall pit work. Kyle serves a variety of roles and is crucial to the team's success.

Cole Henry

  • Crew Member
  • Since: 2014

Cole joined the team in 2014 and is an integral part of race day preparation and pit work.

Bill McCroskey

  • Team Svengali
  • Since: 1998

Bill McCroskey is a long time friend of Dakota's dad and is one of the few known survivors of the "Sprint Car Racing Disease" for which their isn't a known cure.

Bill is one of the creators of the Front Row Challenge and the Ultimate Challenge, a sprint car legend who took his initial laps in a Sprint Car in the 1960's, when the only thing Titanium on Sprint Cars were the driver's balls!

Bill provides the team "attitude" and is key to the team's success.

Rick Bryant

  • Crew Member
  • Since: 2012

Rick is Dakota's uncle. He is a jack-of-all-trades working on the car. He is the team's electrical expert and procurer of shop supplies.

Joel Hassebrock

  • Crew Member
  • Since: 2012

Joel has been a crew member for the last three seasons. Joel is a Material Science Engineering graduate from Iowa State University. Joel is married to Dakota's sister, Meagan.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick

  • Chassis Genius
  • Since: 2012

Ryan and his brother Liam are the two elves that give our cars their magical powers!

Liam Fitzpatrick

Liam Fitzpatrick

  • Shock Genius
  • Since: 2012

Liam and his older brother, Ryan, are the two elves that give our cars their magical powers!

Anthony Hendrickson

  • Dakota's Dad - Team Owner
  • Since: 1996

Unfortunately, Dakota's genetics are compromised by his father's family's penchant for sprint car racing . . . . . . a disease for which their isn't any known cure!

Deb Hendrickson

  • Dakota's Mom
  • Since: 1996

Deb is the Prayer Warrior and secret weapon of Dakota's success. Deb is an Angel serving incognito as Dakota's mother!

Monte McDowell

  • Dead Down Wind Sponsor
  • Since: 2012

Monte is the financing behind the team's success. Without him none of Dakota's success would be possible.

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