2024 Schedule Released
Central Door Solutions is the Super Late Model Tit...
2022 Champions Banquet
2024 Schedule Released

2024 Schedule Released

1/6/2024 -
Golden Sands Speedway is proud to annouce the 2024 Schedule!
Central Door Solutions is the Super Late Model Tit...

Central Door Solutions is the Super Late Model Tit...

5/11/2023 -
CENTRAL DOOR SOLUTIONS TO PARTNER WITH GOLDEN SANDS SPEEDWAY [Plover, Wisconsin, May 11]- The leading quality rolling door, fire door, loading docks a
2022 Champions Banquet

2022 Champions Banquet

2/5/2023 -
The 2022 Season Championship banquet was held Saturday February 4th at Sky Club in Plover. For more pictures check out our Facebook page below. https:

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2024 Schedule Released

2024 Schedule Released

1/6/2024
Golden Sands Speedway is proud to annouce the 2024 Schedule!
Central Door Solutions is the Super Late Model Title Sponsor for

Central Door Solutions is the Super Late Model Title Sponsor for...

5/11/2023
CENTRAL DOOR SOLUTIONS TO PARTNER WITH GOLDEN SANDS SPEEDWAY [Plover, Wisconsin, May 11]- The leading quality rolling door, fire door, loading docks and more installer has partnered with Golden Sands Speedway for the 2023 season as the Super Late Model Title Sponsor....more
2022 Champions Banquet

2022 Champions Banquet

2/5/2023
The 2022 Season Championship banquet was held Saturday February 4th at Sky Club in Plover. For more pictures check out our Facebook page below. https://www.facebook.com/gssraces


Track Info

Track History

Golden Sands Speedway was started by Sam Bartus in the year of 1967. It was the first high banked, bowl shaped track that enticed a young group of drivers to glide, spin, and fly around the fastest third mile in the mid-west. The design of Golden Sands Speedway was so unique at it virtually had no other competition.

This unique track has seen many veteran drivers, some of which still race the highly banked track, some who have moved on to NASCAR and the NASCAR Super Trucks, and some that no longer race, but their children carry on the addicting tradition. Names like Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Dave Marcis, Bryan Refiner, Tom Reffner, Jimmy Back, Marv Marzofka, Bobby Turzinski, Lyle Nabbelfeldt, Vic Getzloff, Kirby Kurth and others to numerous to mention.

he 1970’s brought out the bounties. Drivers like Tom Refiner seemed too fast to catch or even catch. To stir up the action and heat the competition, Sam Bartus offered bounties on anyone who could beat drivers like Reffner. He even started to offer bounties outside of the Central Wisconsin Racing Association’s Club. Also in 1970, the track was repaved right before the mid-season championship. Tom Reffner was the first to time in on the newly paved track. He ended up setting a new track record. Needless to say the record changed twenty times before time trials were over.

During the 1980’s the track was in a gray area, and went under some major management, and ownership changes. The track was only open for business for the first few years. The summer of 1981 it hosted only one late model show, with Mark Martin winning the first caution less 75-lap feature. From 1984 until 1988 the track sat idle. Phil Bickley now owner of State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI gained ownership from Sam Bartus in 1988. From 1989 to 1991 Terry and Alice Preuser leased the track from the Bickley’s.

the 1990’s brought many more changes. Phil and Helen Bickley ran the speedway from 1992 until 1994. In the winter of 1994 the speedway was sold to Darrel and Shela Bassuener. The Bassuener family made numerous updates to the facility.

In 2016 the Bassuener family sold the track to Cody and Shannon Smiley. The Smiley’s have made many improvements to the facility. In April of 2017 the Smiley’s updated the original scoreboard with a new LED 20 position scoreboard. Also at that time the track was updated with MyLaps computer scoring. In 2020 the spotters tower was rebuilt and brought into the 21st century. The Smiley’s goal is to get the entire facility over to LED lighting to help reduce electrical consumption.

Track Specs

Speed Conversion
(Lap Time) x 3 = X; 3600/X =MPH
Example: 12.596 x 3 = 37.79 3600/37.79 = 95.26 MPH

Surface
4" of highway grade asphalt over a ground asphalt base

Width
All straights are 60' wide. The corners are 70' wide.

Banking
The track has approximately 12 degree banking in the straight-a-ways, with a 14-16 degree banking in the corners.

Retaining Wall
The speedway has a concrete outer wall 4' high on the front straight and in corners one and two. In front of the wall are water barrels and soft wall to cushion any crashes into the walls. Sand berms go along turns three and four.

Acreage
The track sits on a total of 40 acres.

Safety Vehicles
The speedway utilizes a safety truck, ambulance, a safety buggy, along with three wreckers, pace car, sweeper, and a jet blower.

Track Records

Super Late Models
Jeremy Lepak 07/02/99 11.679 seconds

Super Stocks
Brian Back 05/04/06 12.814 seconds

Pure Stocks
Cale Marzofka 08/26/11 14.253 seconds

Legends
Pat Hinner 05/26/00 14.109 seconds

4-Cylinders Mods
Randall Wilhorn 2009 13.296 seconds

Track Champions

Year Car # Driver Name
1967 99 Dick Trickle
1968 30 Marlin Walbeck
1969 No Championship Race
1970 99 Dick Trickle
1971 61 Jim Back
1972 99 Dick Trickle
1973 61 Jim Back
1974 44 Neil Callahan
1975 88 Tom Reffner
1976 18 Mike Miller
1977 88 Tom Reffner
1978 91 Marv Marzofka
1979 92 Marv Marzofka
1980 18 Mike Miller
1981 91 Marv Marzofka
1982 91 Marv Marzofka
1983 61 Jim Back
1984 Track Closed
1985 Track Closed
1986 Track Closed
1987 Track Closed
1988 14 Wayne Breitenfeldt
1989 87 Brian Reffner
1990 87 Brian Reffner
1991 85 Kirby Kurth
1992 85 Kirby Kurth
1993 88 Tom Reffner
1994 73 Kevin Peterson
1995 73 Kevin Peterson
1996 31 Bobby Turzinski
1997 85 Kirby Kurth
1998 77 Joe Krzykowski
1999 71 Mark Eswein
2000 71 Mark Eswein
2001 07x Burton Brown
2002 71 Mark Eswein
2003 71 Mark Eswein
2004 71 Mark Eswein
2005 71 Mark Eswein
2006 9 Kenny Richards
2007 76 Jason Weinkauf
2008 71 Mark Eswein
2009 71 Mark Eswein
2010 98 Brandon Selle
2011 99 Tim Sauter
2012 18 Frank Nitzke
2013 51 Jim Sauter Jr
2014 14 Eugene Gregorich
2015 33 Reagan May
2016 711 Dalton Zehr
2017 71 Mark Eswein
2018 71 Mark Eswein
2019 25 Wyatt Brooks
2020 44 Justin Mondeik
2021 44 Justin Mondeik
2022 25 Wyatt Brooks
2023 71 Mark Eswein
2024 ? Who Will be Champion?



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