STEVENS POINT, WI – The Central Wisconsin Racing Association Stars to Legends Tour as presented by Smiley’s Old Time Diner has its next race scheduled for Friday night, May 17th, at the Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, WI. In addition to featuring all the stars of the CWRA Stars to Legends Tour, the race will also honor racing Legend, Marv Marzofka.
Marzofka in his day was one of the winningest, as well as most liked drivers on the Wisconsin Racing Circuit. Having started his career in 1959, Marv describes that first race that gave him the bug. “I went up to Stratford Speedway, (Stratford, WI.,) and raced and at the end of the night, had won $48. I made $42 working my regular job for a week! It was right then I decided I was going to be a race car driver.” Marv’s career took off from there, and in one season he captured 4 track championships on the Tough CWRA circuit. 1979 was the year and Marzofka won season Crowns at Golden Sands Speedway, State Park Speedway, Wausau, WI., Dells Motor Speedway, Wis. Dells, WI., and
La Crosse Interstate Speedway, of West Salem, WI. That memorable season with that memorable Chevy Camaro race car can be revisited on the night, as Jay Capek has restored the car to original and will have it on hand for the show. Capek plans to pace the 30 lap CWRA Feature race fields with the machine which is certain to bring back many memories for fans. Marzofka himself will be on hand for the event and much racing history will be rehashed on the night.
The CWRA group is anticipating a field of more than 25 cars for the event, and they will participate in two 30 lap Features on the night. Top drivers Mark Mackesy, Wausau, WI., who won both main events in the Tour opener at Marshfield Motor Speedway, Marshfield, WI., May 4th, Jeff Weinfurter, Wis. Rapids, WI.,Frank Nitzke, Berlin, WI., Darek Gress, Neillsville, WI., Mike Reichenberger, Appleton, WI., and Darren Jackson, Wis. Rapids, WI., are just some participating on the night. A fine Rookie crop of drivers is competing on the Tour this year including Harley Jankowski, Sparta, WI., who set fastest time at the first Tour event, Jason Stark, Sparta, WI., Dillon Mackesy, Wausau, WI., Mitch Stankowski, Wausau, WI., and Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI. All will be on hand for this event. Speaking of qualifying, a huge bonus of $750.00 will be available courtesy of RMS Contracting, Lyndon Station, WI., to the driver with quickest time that wins the feature starting dead last on the field. If it isn’t won in main one another $250 will be added and rolled over into the 2nd main on the night. This money is in addition to the regular purse pay-out of over $6,000.
Joining the CWRA Tour drivers on the racing program will be the Superstocks/Sportsmen, Pure stocks, 4 cylinder stocks and Mods, and the new Open Wheel Modified division.
Pit gates for the event will open at 3pm, with Qualifying set for 6:30pm and racing at 7;45 pm. Fan gates will open at 5pm.
Golden Sands Speedway is located 6 miles West of Plover, or 7 miles East of Wis. Rapids, WI., on Highway 54. For additional information call the track at 715-423-4660. Golden Sands Speedway also has a website and FACEBOOK page as does the CWRA Stars to Legends Tour group.