Eve of Devastation!
2000; Plover, WI - A record crowd turned out for the last
and most fun event of the season, the Eve of Devastation. Golden Sands Devastation
hosts Cruiser Championships, Bus Races, and tons of novelty racing. The kids loved the
featured act - Megasaurus - The car eating, fire breathing transforming dinosaur!
Megasaurus actually tore a car in half and then burned it to the ground.
Golden Sands also timed in the buses and ran a five-lap dash for the buses. Congratulations to Golden Sands tech official, Snoozer, the winner of the bus dash. Rob Meinke took fast time in the buses with a 21.688. The bus feature is one the crowd will never forget. It looked like everyone was trying to roll each other over!
At times the buses were pushing five wide in the corners. Many of the buses slid back and forth. Golden Sands maintenance supervisor drove the Golden Sands Speedways Fun Bus, which they guys just beat on and destroyed. A big congratulations goes out to Royce Rossier the winner of the bus feature.
Reverse Plywood Race - This event was pretty much the same as last years event, except the cars had to go in reverse. Each contestant had to hold a 4 x 8 piece of plywood on top of their vehicle while they went in reverse around the track racing another contestant. If you dropped your plywood, you had to stop and pick it back up.
One of the contestants in the #9 station wagon ran over some barrels and just gunned it. The barrel got stuck under his car and he kept going. He made it all the way around the track and won his heat with the barrel still stuck underneath the car. The crowd went wild. The last heat had three cars rear ending, or front-ending each other right before the start/finish line. Congratulations to Brian Stroik and Jerry Trebitowski winners of the Reverse Plywood Race.
Iron Man Obstacle Course - Each contestant had to go around barrels on each corners, stop on the backstretch, pick out something sexy to wear out of the box, go around some more barrels, stop on turn three, go into the porta-potty and grab only six squares of toilet paper, then they had to slide up to a construction cone sideways in their car on the front stretch. An egg sat on top of the construction cone, object was not to knock it off. Each contestant was timed on how long it took him to complete the course. Congratulations to the wild and crazy driver, Rodney Feltz for his fast time in winning the event. By the way, nice bra Rodney.
Forward/Backward Race - Each car had to go three laps forward, then throw it into reverse on the start/finish line and finish two more laps in reverse. All looked like a normal race until some of the drivers had to go into reverse. Everyone was trying to swerve out of each others way. It was comical. Congratulations to Fran Esser winner of the forward/backward race.
Trailer Race - The most crowd-pleasing event of the entire evening.
A total of fifteen trailers showed up for the event. The object of the race was to try to
knock off everyone elses trailer. The last trailer hooked on a car was the winner.
Golden Sands Speedway put the Millennium Safe in the race for total destruction. There
were boats, a couple of pop up campers, Santa Clause on a lawn mower, a jet ski, a trailer
with a toilet mounted on it with an elephant sticking out of it, and many more creative
and crazy ideas. There was stuff flying everywhere. Trailers crashing, cars driving up on
top of each others trailers - just total mayhem. After it was all done, it looked
like a bomb had gone off. The last three trailers left were, Chuck Hellner, Keith
Bohmsach, and Aarron Peterson driving with John Englbreisten.