Battle at Golden Sands

Battle at Golden Sands

Photo of Ty and Tom Reffner

5-30-16 Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, WI: “The battle of the Legends”

After setting fast time, Ty started the 91 lapper at Plover today in 5th. He was up to third with just a few laps in. The top 2 cars were battling side by side for multiple laps. Ty finally managed to pass for second after a caution came out. The front runner was battling hard for numerous laps trying to maintain his position. After a caution, Ty was able to make his way around and take the top position. He stayed there for a good number of laps when another caution came out with 15 to go. Ty got a great restart and pulled away. With 4 to go, the second place car of Dalton Zehr caught up to Ty after Ty’s car started to loosen up. Zehr dove his car in and earned the top spot. Ty’s car was used up and he had to settle for second. Congratulations to Zehr on the win. It was an exciting 91 lap race for the fans.

Ty’s next event will be the celebration of Father Grubba’s 50 years in Priesthood. This event will take place at State Park Speedway in Wausau. On June Come out to see legends, local heroes and the future of the sport. Ty will not be racing but he will join other big names to celebrate Father Grubba’s contributions to the sport.

Here is the schedule for Thursday, June 2:
3:00 Pit gates open
3:30 – 3:35 – Mini Stock
3:35 – 3:40 – Mini-Mod
3:40 – 3:45 – Bandolero
3:45 – 3:50 – Pure Stock
3:50 – 3:55 – Limited Late Model
3:55 – 4:10 – Super Late Model
4:10 – 4:20 – Bandolero
4:20 – 4:30 -Mini Stock
4:30 – 5:30 MEET AND GREET
4:30 – 4:40 – Mini-Mod
4:40 – 4:50 -Pure Stock
4:50 – 5:00 – Limited Late Model
5:00 – 5:15 – Super Late Model Practice
5:15 – Fred Mueller Qualifying Begins – Bandos (1 LAP), Mini-Stock (2 Laps), Mini-Mod (2 Laps), Pure Stock (2 Laps), Limited Late (2 laps), Super Late (3 Laps) by Transponders

6:15 – Drivers meeting all divisions by the scales or as soon as Super Late are done qualifying

6:30 – Opening Ceremonies – Maddie Hayes singing the National Anthem.

Introduction of special guests by Todd Behlling

First hero Marlin Walbeck, family introduced

Dick Berggren introduces representative of those who have passed away

Professional Drywall Bandolero Feature (12laps)

Introduction of senior elite drivers, Jim Cleveland of Checkered Flag & Dick Berggren of Stock Car Racing Magazine.

Introduction of flagmen, tire personnel, hamburger flipper and Leo’s Bar representative by Jim Zimmermann.

Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stock 15 lap Feature

Introduction of first half of the list of past drivers starting with Marv Marzofka by Todd Behling

Snap-On Mini-Mod 25 lap feature


Introduction of past drivers starting with Vic Getzloff by Todd Behling

Kreager Insurance Pure Stock 20 lap feature

Introduction of open wheel drivers by Bryan Gapinski

Budweiser/Fabiano Brothers Limited Late Model 15 lap feature – 20 laps if 8 or more cars

Super Late Model Starting Line-up – Introduction of Young Guns

Green Mill Super Late Model presented by C-Tech Twin 50’s lap feature

*ALL winners to Auto Select Victory Lane

4:30 to 5:30 Meet and Greet of all Special Guests