Destruction Concludes Season at Golden Sands!
By Amy Kolo
September 10, 2004;
Plover, WI - Around
5,000 people packed into Golden Sands Speedway for the last event of the 2004 season. Bus races, trailer races, Draco the Dragon, and
stunt shows by Team Wild Bunch, were on the agenda for the evening.
Draco the Dragon was a bit hungry and decided to
eat a car or two during the program.
Tom Schara captured top honors in the evening's
Bus Racing action.
Brent Sullivan winner of the roll-over contest.
During the jump contest as one of the contestants hits the ground, his back window
Winner of the Paint Ball Massacre Justin Zblewski.
#17 Szymkowiak and Pionek 1st place in the
#22 Wrege and Schmidt 2nd place in the Cruiser feature.
Paul Hojnacki winner of the spectator races.
Forwards/backwards championship winner.
Roll over contest looses his tire rim and sends
sparks flying as he comes off the ramp
Willy Higgins jumping over seven buses.
Plywood race contestants struggle to hold onto
Motorcycle Trials rider Brad Villand
-jumps from bus to bus.
The first events featured the ever-popular Spectator Races! This is were fans and drivers bring there own
street rods and race against each other one on one. Paul
Hojnacki took first, with Jay Schmidt in second, and Shawn Armstrong in third.
The Cruiser Championships were held this Friday. A super large field of cars showed up for the event
creating a Consi, Semi, and Feature event. #69
Clark and Bates won the consi event, with #22 Wierzba and Wierzba winning the semi. #17 Szymkowiak and Pionek won the feature with #22
Wrege and Schmidt coming second, and #6 Turzinski and Turzinski taking third.
The plywood races were a complete hoot!
The object was to hold onto a 4x 8 sheet of plywood on the roof
of your car as you raced around the track. If
you dropped your plywood you would have to stop to pick it up and keep going. Congratulations to the winner Jason
Forwards/Backwards race two laps forward and two laps
backwards. Cars were going forwards,
backwards, and sideways, smashing into each other left and right. There were so many cars starting to pile up that
they started to get stuck together. Congratulations
to the top cars that weaved their way either forward or backward through the mess. The overall winner was Dale Robinson.
Dupes of Hazzard jump went to Cory Patterson jumping a total of 92
Roll over contest winner went to Brent Scrubby Sullivan,
with two complete rolls!
The Paint Ball Massacre survivor was Justin Zblewski. Cars went forwards and backwards on the front
stretch as the local paint ball teams pelted them with paint balls. The target on Justins car was about the only
thing that did not get hit.
The bus races were phenomenal. As
soon as Marc Baldwin came out on the track in his bus, Keith Wosick waited in the weeds
and went after him tipping him over in turn two. Keith
got tipped over also in turn four. Over all
winner of the action packed race was Tom Schara.
The trailer races had many different themes. One guy was riding a jet ski, one had a dummy in a
lawn chair sipping a beer with is lawn mower sitting next to him, and of course there were
a couple of boats. To bad there were no pop-up
campers this year. The last car with a trailer
on was Phil Hemrick.
Draco the Dragon was made
the show tearing apart cars, eating trailer houses and blowing tons of fire. The kids loved it.
Brad Villand, a motorcycle trials rider, did some amazing jumps on
cars, and between buses. He displayed some
The big stunt for the night, was Team Wild Bunch. The crazy daredevil, Willy Higgins, jumped over
seven buses onto a trailer house as his two buddies drove through the bottom of the
trailer house. Thanks to all Team Wild Bunch
for putting on another excellent stunt. Team
Wild Bunch Wild Willy Higgins, Tom Higgins, Brooks Marti, and Eric Yetter.