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Fan Appreciation Nite Saturday. 
½ price admission, 6 classes in gala celebration. 
Mods, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pro 4s, Dwarf Cars & EXTREME BOMBERS fill the bill!

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - July 27, 2010 ---Paul and Kathy Hawes will host the 2010 edition of Fan Appreciation Nite Saturday at Marysville Raceway Park. General admission prices for the evening will be ½ price with similar reductions in all admission prices. As an extra added attraction MRP’s famous “Race Dogs” (hot dogs for those of you new to our house) will be $1.50 all night long. An incredible show is in store. The mighty roar of the California Modifieds and MRP’s own Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will fill the air at MRP Saturday. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars (4 cylinder winged sprint cars) and the return of the EXTREME BOMBERS and Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will round out the spectacular 6-division show. There is simply no facility in the west that appreciates its fans like the staff at MRP. 

What would “Fan Appreciation Nite” be without the “fan friendly” EXTREME BOMBERS on hand. They'll be here Saturday night. The last 2 times out the BOMBERS had the biggest class of cars in the house. Very few of them finished in a slam-bang ordeal that found Armand Sarcomo in victory lane once again after dodging carnage, fires and just general authorized motorized mayhem. That’s more or less become their catch phrase “Authorized Motorized Mayhem”. It’s likely to be worse on Saturday as another big group of combatants is expected to challenge Sarcomo.

Misty Castleberry will attempt to rewrite the record books again while trying to secure her 11th consecutive feature event victory in the MRP Mini Stocks. The MRP bounty of $300 will be in place for this event (now 700 to win if Castleberry finishes). MRP Super Stock star, Jeff Olschowka is expected to give it a try again this Saturday. Olschowka nearly closed the deal last week, but fell just short. Jason Clayton was wicked fast, but once again had mechanical problems that thwarted his effort. There’s another big handful of challengers that can knock the 2009 champ off.

The terrific point battle in the MRP Super Stocks will be on again between point leader Jeff Olschowka and Corey Hall. Hall and Olschowka continue to slug it out for the top spot. Hall needs a little a little lady luck to smile on his quick #56. He’s had to retire early in the last two features giving the “O” Man a little breathing room at the top.

When the Modifieds churn up the clay Saturday expect Randy McDaniel and son Ryan to be in the hunt along with the always-quick Duane Cleveland. These 3 local hot shoes have pretty much had it their own way at MRP over the last couple of years. A quick field is expected to challenge the fleet trio.

Castleberry and 3-time champion Tim Maclaughlin will be in the ever-increasing field of Pro 4 Sprint Cars. P. J. Petersen will be back with his beautiful #5. Watch for 2-time MRP Mini Stock champion Joel Giusti to try to repeat his blistering fast victory of 2 weeks ago. This class is starting to produce the results that were expected when MRP hosted the class exclusively.

Mike “Spanky” Grenert and “Hollywood” Kevin Bender will be in the colorful field of Nor Cal Dwarf Cars presented Saturday as well. It’s been a while since they’ve challenged the Marysville clay. Last time Ryan “The Ice Chip” Winter showed the rest of the field the quick way around.

It’ll be a quickly run bang-bang, slam-bang show Saturday, so we’ll see you at MRP!!The reduced admission prices are as follows: Adults $6, Juniors $5, Seniors, Disabled & Active Military $4, children 6 - 12 $3, 5 & under free, The Family Pass (2 adults, 3 kids 12 & under) $15.

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. 

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