Sands Speedway goes SUPER for 5th Anniversary!
By Amy Kolo
October 27, 1998; Plover, WI: - Golden Sands Speedway, Central Wisconsins Power Playground, announced today that for their 5th anniversary, under the ownership of Darrel and Shela Bassuener, the Friday night program will have Super Late Models instead of the regular Late Model racing. The change will allow local drivers to compete with drivers from all over the state on a weekly basis. What makes the cars "super", is that restrictor plates will be removed to allow engines to run to their full potential. This comes on the heels of the new track surface. "The cars now can get the bite they need out of the corners to use all the power, but before the new surface the cars would spin the tires" states Darrel Bassuener.
This will definitely add speed and excitement for the fans. The other things that change under the super move is that Golden Sands will have its own point fund and own independent tech inspectors. The track is working on having the point fund be in the neighborhood of $20,000.00 total. Drivers will have to compete in at least 75% of the races to be eligible for the point fund. Racing for 1999 is scheduled to kick off with a practice on April 11, 1999, with Sunday afternoon racing starting on the 18th of April. May 7, 1999 will be the first Friday night race.
Ticket prices will not change. $8.00 for adults, Kids 6-12 years of age $4.00, and 5 years and under free. There will also be the Short Trax Jr. Fan Club again, along with Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and many special racing classes and events, for this "Super" 5th Anniversary year.