Scott Looks for Continued Progress in Wissota Super Stocks
Travis Scott of Glenwood wanted to do some racing – and was looking at dirt bikes. His mom felt differently.
“I wanted to race dirt bikes, but my mom wouldn’t let me,” Scott said. “So we raced cars instead.”
The 23-year-old is in his third year in the Wissota Super Stock class, racing primarily at Viking Speedway in Alexandria and Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo. He was the 2021 Wissota Super Stock Rookie of the Year after finishing 16th in national points.
He raced in the Hornets, Pure Stocks and Wissota Street Stocks previously.
“Every weekend we went to Sauk Centre when they had a track,” Scott said. “Ever since then, I’ve wanted to do it.”
Scott has one feature win in the Wissota Super Stocks, which came at Fiesta City Speedway in May 2021. He had 10 wins in the pure stock class and came close in the street stocks, but could not quite get to victory lane.
“I had a lot of close calls in the street stock, but could never get it done,” Scott said.
Scott, a welder at Lowry Manufacturing, seems to have found a home in the super stock class. He also gets the chance to race against his brother, Brendan, in the class.
“I like they all have one engine, and they never mess with the rules,” Scott said.
He faces some experienced, tough competitors at Viking Speedway. That includes Trevor Saurer, Matt Miller and Jeff Crouse, among others.
“When you finally start catching up with them, it makes you feel really good,” Scott said.
Racing has taken a bit of a backseat for Scott this summer. Scott and his fiance, Brittany, welcomed their first child, Haislee, in June.
But on the track, he has six top fives in 15 starts and has finished third four times. He also has had some bad luck – he was supposed to start on the pole at Viking Speedway on July 9, but blew a motor in the warmup laps. A new motor is supposed to arrive this week.
His first Wissota Super Stock win came on May 21, 2021 at Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo. It came in unusual fashion – he said got spun on the final lap, but the call went on his competitor, and Scott was declared the winner.
“It was the most excitement I’ve ever had for my life,” Scott said.
Scott isn’t chasing points this summer, but is looking to be competitive.
“We’re just going to have fun,” Scott said. “If we win, we win. As long as we don’t wreck the car we’re good.”
Wissota Super Stock #71X
Residence: Glenwood, Minn.
Craig Knutson Trucking, Extreme Auto and Gas, J&S Transport, Pelican RV Resort, Linwood Resort, AC Boer Goats, Monte Motor Sales