Golden Sands Speedway Race Report

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Showers Soak Sands!
By Jeffrey Sachse

May 27, 2005; Plover, WI - The 2005 racing season has been plagued by poor weather conditions, as the third racing program of the 2005 season has fallen to weather.  Showers rolled into the area in the mid-afternoon and continued for the next couple hours.  The track decided to call off the program, looking to make up the event later in the 2005 season.

Hit and miss rain continued to dampen the raceway throughout the balance of the evening.

The next event on the 2005 schedule will be held on Memorial Day.

The Midwest's Finest Super Late Model competitors flay around a high banked third-mile oval?   The Golden Sands Speedway Memorial 100 has become a traditional stop on the Wisconsin Challenge Series circuit and the events held by the series on the Central Wisconsin oval have had some memorable outcomes.  Be it wild finishes, racing in extreme heat or racing to beat impending thunderstorms, the Wisconsin Challenge Series events have been talked about by many race fans.

The next opportunity to add to the storied WCS events at the raceway will be on Memorial Day which is Monday, May 30th. The mid-afternoon program will feature the, Wisconsin Challenge series Super Late Models and a host of other entertaining classes.

Pit gates will open at 10:00 a.m., with practice beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The all important qualifying will take place at 12:30 p.m.  Racing activities will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The highlight of the day will be a 100 lap feature contest, and as usual twin 30 lap qualifying races will be very important to many attempting to make the big show.  While the Wisconsin Challenge Series Super Late Models are the highlight of the day, entertainment will also include the Wisconsin Sport Trucks.  The snowmobile engine powered mini-pickup trucks will run a full program.     Concluding the afternoon will be the wild 2-Man Cruisers where the full-sized cars require a driver and a co-pilot.  The driver operated the steering and the brakes while the the co-pilot works the brakes.  Lastly, the behemoths of the speedway, full sized school buses will take to the track for a action filled racing event.

The weekly Friday Night racing program will continue next Friday, June 3rd as the raceway will present the Cruisin’ for a Cure program.   The show will feature Super Late Models, Suiper Stocks, Pure Stocks, 4 Cylinders and at the conclusion of the program Spectator Drags!

Friday evening shows begin with qualifying at 6:30 p.m., and racing at 7:45 p.m.

Golden Sands Speedway "Central Wisconsin's Power Playground" is located between Wisconsin Rapids and Plover, Wisconsin on Highway 54.  For additional information please call (715) 423-4660 or consult the track website at