Sunday, June 23, 2024

1984 - Reffner Tops Dells 'Vacationland 50'

Tom Reffner

Wisconsin Dells, Wis. (June 23, 1984) – Tom Reffner avoided all of the crashes in the 50-lap late model feature at the Dells Motor Speedway and took home the victory in the “Vacationland 50” on Saturday night.

Jim Back, Dave Klein, Bob Gunn, and Don Turner rounded out the top-five finishers in the annual event which had been postponed from the previous week’s rainout.

Steve Carlson set fast time, later to be one of the first four cars to drop out of the feature. Back won the trophy dash while Gordy Platt, A.J. Anderson, Doug Herbst, Jerry Eckhardt, and Klein were heat winners.

Perry Redeker won the 15-lap consolation event and Ron Beyer debuted his new Camaro with a victory in the 20-lap semi-feature.

Results –

Time trials – Steve Carlson, West Salem (14.187)
Trophy dash – Jim Back, Vesper
Heat #1 – Gordy Platt, Wisconsin Dells
Heat #2 – A.J. Anderson, Columbus
Heat #3 – Doug Herbst, Wausau
Heat #4 – Jerry Eckhardt, Watertown
Heat #5 – Dave Klein, Madison
Consolation – Perry Redeker, Wausau
Semi-main – Ron Beyer, Stevens Point
Feature –
1. Tom Reffner, Rudolph
2. Jim Back
3. Dave Klein
4. Bob Gunn, Madison
5. Don Turner, La Crosse
6. Bob Weiss, Montello
7. Conrad Morgan, Dousman
8. Jerry Eckhardt
9. Rick Wateski, Rudolph
10.Jim Johnson, Bangor
11.Axel Dahlberg, Mauston
12.Steve Holzhausen, Bangor
13.Rich Bickle Jr., Edgerton
14.Tom Carlson, La Crosse
15.Gregg DeLapp, Mauston

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