April 28, 2002; Plover, WI - In a strange turn of events, the scheduled Ice Breaker 75, which was slated to open the 2002 Wisconsin Challenge Series season has been delayed and put further back on the season schedule. Rain, wind and snow combined on Saturday evening to dampen the Golden Sands Speedway facility the host track for the event. The immediate forecast for Sunday afternoon showed no real improvement in conditions.
Craig Bassuener, the Golden Sands Speedway promoter echoed his support for the WCS races and indicated another attempt will be made to fit the show on the schedule. "We'll just look at the calendar and see where we can fit the date in. It will likely be sometime in mid-June. We have many days where the weather is better ahead of us, it would not have made sense to run this race in the conditions we've been having", Bassuener noted.
"I'm somewhat stunned by the weather developments of the past week", noted Wisconsin Challenge Series events director Jeffrey Sachse. "Last week after we snowed out. I thought for sure things would improve weather wise this week. I could not have been more wrong," noted Sachse.
Golden Sands Speedway now switches to it's weekly Friday Night racing program. Pit Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., with WYTE Time Trials beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the first race of the night will get the green flag at 7:45 p.m. The program is highlighted by the Super Late Models. The highly competitive Super Stock division also competes on the high-banked third mile oval on a weekly basis. Four cylinder will also participate in the open program along with the debut of the Iron Man Competition, which is a series of novelty events.
Golden Sands Speedway is located between Wisconsin Rapids and Plover, Wisconsin just off Highway 54.