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Can Castleberry get #9? Dilly Bar Night Saturday. 
3 sprint car divisions and MRP’s own Super Stocks and Mini Stocks return.
by Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - July 15, 2010 --- Marysville Raceway Park’s own “Blonde Bombshell”, Misty Castleberry has a real shot at making some serious racing history this Saturday at the Dairy Queen of Yuba City’s Dilly Bar Night. Mike Hall and his D.Q sponsor 2 “Dilly Bar Nights” each year, but this one has some remarkable ramifications associated with it. While a superb 5 division show will be presented, all eyes will likely be glued to a red, white and blue hot rod in the MRP’s own Mighty Mini Stock ranks. Misty Castleberry, pilot of the gleaming #95 could tie a 14 year old record for consecutive feature event wins if she grabs #9 this Saturday. If she does it, it will offer her an opportunity on July 24th to break the all time record.

It’s interesting to note that Castleberry’s run at the ring will happen in the class that traditionally produces the largest car counts annually at MRP. Top stars in the class like Jason Clayton, Howard Law, Mike Merritt, Jimmy Ford and Alan Furuta have their sights on just one thing…beating 95. Some other top guns in other classes are finding Mini Stock rides and making the tow to MRP to knock off Castleberry. Record holder, Jerry Bartlett had his days smashing the record in 1996 during the inaugural year of “Pure Stock” racing at MRP. Castleberry told this observer that local stock car champion, Bartlett, offered to be Castleberry’s “Trophy Boy” if she eclipses his mark. This gesture of good sportsmanship from the fierce competitor Bartlett might be worth the price of admission alone. But Castleberry must get the victory Saturday to have a shot at the record. 

Several sprint car stars from all 3 sprint car divisions at MRP have told this observer that they have been caught up in the Mini Stock mania and will be watching… “racin’ is racin’”, said one of the drivers, “…and this is good racin’”. Speaking of sprint cars, all 3 MRP classes will be in action Saturday. Castleberry will actually compete in the Pro 4 class, doing double duty. With all of the attention being focused for now on the mini stock situation, it’s gone almost unnoticed that Castleberry’s 1st few rides in a Pro 4 sprinter have kept her in the top 5 in points in that division.

The Performance Auto Supply Wingless Sprint Car Series will once again showcase a great battle for the season championship point lead as will the MRP Super Stocks. Last week’s feature event winner Taylor Simas will bring a slim 5 point lead with him into Saturday’s battle with Terry Schank. Jeff Olschowka will bring his 9 point margin over Cory Hall into Saturday night’s show for the slam-bang stockers. Korey Lovell will head the MRP Winged Sprint Car division as he appears to be a shoe-in for a record 5th title. 3 time champ Brent Dothage should head into town ready for a win.

Remember, everyone in attendance will get a free dilly bar; compliments of the Yuba City Dairy Queen and the Hall family. It’ll be warm so Dilly Bar night couldn’t happen at a better time. But, the racing will be hotter! Join us for spectacular, heart stopping action this Saturday night at MRP.

The pit gate opens at 3PM. The spectator gates will open at 5 PM with Hot Laps at 6 PM. IMPORTANT: The first race will start after hot laps at about 6:30. 

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.