Golden Sands Speedway Race Report

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2005 Eve of Devastation!
By Amy Kolo

September 16, 2005; Plover, WI - A record number of people showed up for the last event of the season. The Eve of Devastation proves to be one of Golden Sands Speedway’s most attended nights! From bus races, trailer races, Wild Willy and the Wild Bunch stunts, to the burning of Father Grubba’s beloved old truck it is a night of family fun and smashin’ and crashin’ entertainment.

Photo Highlights
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Mike Sellner was the Spectator race winner this year during the Eve of Devastation. 42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
The ladies lead the way in 2-(Wo)Man Cruiser action!  The team of Bohm and Lepak bested a large field of Cruisers in their feature contest.
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Forwards-backwards winner Bob Kierstyn.
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Paul Nyhuis plywood race winner.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
It's a bird - it's a plane - no its Wild Willy!
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Whoever used that portapotty last really had to go!.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
us race winner Fast Lane Johnny.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
Craig Bassuener asking Father Grubba about his Ford pickup truck prior to the meltdown!.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
Father Grubba's truck before it gets creamated.
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There goes Father Grubba's truck.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
The remains of Father Grubba's truck
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Trailer racing madness.. do you want action!!.42101a.jpg (19971 bytes)
Trailer race winner TJ Lasinski.

The Cruiser Championships are always held on the last night of the season. The points race was pretty tight all year long. This is also one of the nights that the Cruisers actually get to time in. The #68 of Boyer and Poinek held the fast time, with #08 Kuhn and Van Stedum in second and #01 of Kampert and Kampert taking third in time out of thirty-three cars!

A consi, semi-feature and feature event was held for the Cruiser class, with two transferring from the consi and semi. The #17 of Kawleski and Clark took the win in the consi with #66 Laszinskji and Aldrich in second. The semi feature held a field of twelve cars with the #42 Wellens and Bauer taking first and #50 McDonald and McDonald in second. The feature race was a highly contest race with only a few caution flags.
#2 Bohm and Lepak took first, quite a feat after being totally demolished a few weeks before! #01 Kampert and Kampert finished second, and #8 Kuhn and Van Stedum took third.

Spectator race winners were: First Place – Mike Sellner, second place – Kevin Blanchard and third place – Chad Orlowski.

Forwards/backwards races were action packed! The race consists of two laps forward, then two laps backward! They ran three heats and a final. Bob Kierstyn took the final win. Congratulations

Plywood races took some strong hands and some talent! The race consists of making a lap around the track (racing your opponents) while holding a 4’ x 8’ piece of plywood to the roof of your car. If you drop the plywood, you must stop and pick it up before you continue. Three heats and a final took place with Paul Nyhuis taking the win. Congratulations.

Paul Stender showed up with his popular jet burners! He had a jet burner port-a-potty which the kids just roared for. He also had an awesome jet burning four wheeler and a huge truck! With the jet burning truck he set fire to Father Grubba’s beloved 1983 Ford Ranger. Father Grubba’s ford ranger just turned 500,000 miles! And was cremated by Paul Stender! It was pretty spectacular how fast the jet burner ate up the little truck.

Wild Willy and the Wild Bunch, a bunch of local daredevils, put on another spectacular trailer house jumping stunt. But this year they added quite a few buses before the trailer house. Wild Willy made the jump with ease! He makes it look so easy! Could he possibly be the next Evil Knievel?

The Dupes of Hazzard jump was won by Willy Higgins, but he barely beat out Rodney Feltz, another area daredevil.

Scrubby Sullivan won the roll over contest for the second year in a row!

The Bus races, always a crowd favorite were pretty cool. Roll overs, near misses and plenty of action! Fast Lane Johnny from Badger Iron took the win. Seems like his bus is getting faster and faster. The rest of the guys are going to have to start beefing up their own buses!

The trailer races, what much more can you say but AWESOME! Sometimes there is so much action going on that you do not even know what part of the track to watch. Campers, boats, lawnmowers, dummies, you name it were flying all over! It came down to two at the very end. Brian Stroik Jr. and TJ Lasinksi. Brian had a bicycle on the back of his trailer that never even flew off! TJ’s dummy pretty much was taken out on lap one. It was a game of cat and mouse. At the end TJ outsmarted Brian and flipped him on his side for the win. It was action packed! Thanks TJ and Brian for a great show!

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