Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
When Rick and Alison Dresang were married in 1979, Alison already had an idea what she was getting into.
The Madison, Wisconsin-native had already been helping her then-fiancee's snowmobile racing efforts and was the head of timing and scoring for the Chargers Snowmobile Club.
Fast-forward a few years, the always-smiling Dresang began to support her son Jacques' kart racing endeavors and was very much the person calling the shots when it came to how the team could be run, as well as chief purchaser, cleaner of all the castor oil-stained team wear and 'unofficial supplier of beer;' all-the-while running three businesses.
From 2001-2003, Rick and Alison put on an invitation-only kart race known as the Track Challenge at the Badger Kart Club in Dousman, Wisconsin and Mid-States Kart Club in Springfield, Illinois. The race invited five Midwestern tracks to endorse five drivers for each class, with points being awarded to each track for a class win for its drivers. This format would see which track would host the following years' event. Bell Helmets, local kart shops, as well as the Dresang's own business supported the race, where each victor walked away with a new Bell helmet of their choosing, a letterman jacket, a silver loving cup trophy, and a $250 certificate to use at any shop of their choosing.
As the 2000s wore on, Dresang taught son Jacques and daughter Alissa how to drive a manual transmission, often ran the starter for Jacques' final kart races, and also helped shuttle the race cars around when needed at tracks and Concours events.
Today, Dresang is still managing three Wisconsin-based businesses as well as encouraging all of the wonderful madness that has to do with KMPR. Dresang also loves music and rescuing St. Bernards.