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No cages, no seat belts and a steel boot;
Pro Motorcycles invade MRP Saturday!!!!!

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - September 10, 2012 --- The West Coast Flat Track Pro Motorcycle Series, with its spectacular rolling thunder show invades Marysville Raceway Park this Saturday. It is the final round of the 2012 Championship of the West Coast Series. Riders in the series are anxious for a shot at the newly revamped Marysville Raceway Park as multiple improvements have been made to the race track such as lengthening and widening the track as well as adding a fast new clay surface. 

The banked 1566 ft of Marysville Raceway Park will showcase this traditional and uniquely American style of motorcycle racing that combines speed with agility as racers battle handlebar to handlebar, inches apart, while controlling their sliding motorcycles at high speeds with two wheels, throttle and a steel soled boot.

American Motorcycle Association superstar and American Motorcycle Association National Dirt Track Champion Gene Romero commented, “Marysville Raceway Park is known for fast and exciting sprint car racing but on this Saturday Night Marysville Raceway Park will host the two wheeled gladiators of motorsport that have no roll cages, no safety belts, only two wheels. These broad-sliding dare-devils will face disaster at every turn." Romero said. “This racetrack will be a rider’s track that will reward the brave and encourage more passing.”

Romero and Paul Hawes promoter of Marysville Raceway Park, have worked together sharing ideas on safety and preparing the surface for the bikes. Promoter Hawes is installing impact-safety additions as advised by Romero during a day-long meeting at the track last month. Of course Marysville Raceway Park will have the finest in short track safety equipment and personnel at the track for this wild event. MRP continues to lead the way in short track participant and spectator safety as the track owns its own fire truck, ambulance and always has a 1st rate staff on hand.

The West Coast Flat Track Series encompasses the entire West Coast, sanctioning events from Las Vegas, through all of California and as far north as Washington. 

Romero also said, "Our series has sprouted wings as we are completing our fifteenth season, the West Coast Flat Track Series of today is everything that we dreamed we could accomplish when we first began in 1998, and the motor cycle racing action presented is ultra-fast and requires a skill level second to none. We have constantly worked on ways to shape the series to create exciting, action- packed and well run shows that are an entertainment value to all motor sports fans. If you love the cars, you’ll love the bikes!”. 

The night's program will feature the 5 West Coast Flat Track Series’ signature classes, including the run-what-ya-brung K&N Filters Open Class, Saddlemen Vintage Class, Top Gun 450 Class, Classic Open Class and the 250 Sportsmen Class. Inspired by the “World Of Outlaws” sprint car racing point racing format with adjustments to fit professional motorcycle racing. The West Coast Flat Track Series also offers fans a unique, race-progressive show that includes time trials, rolling restarts, dashes for cash and a heat race advancement system that puts pressure on the riders and forces them to go for it in every race for up front feature event starting positions. The end result is an action-packed, fast-paced program that starts on time and ends on time, and one that the racers and fans alike have come to enjoy. This is a family oriented event that translates into a fun night out for all.

The 2012 Series Championships are up for grabs at Marysville Raceway Park as daring veteran Mike Rush of Gilroy the current point leader in the K&N Filters Open Class tries to seize the title. But Rush (a truly unique last name for bad-fast motorcycle racer) has rookie sensation Cole Crowley of Fremont and Ryan Foster of Sunnyvale breathing down his neck. Crowley and Foster are trying to get the veteran campaigner to blink, but so far that hasn’t happened. You can never count out last year’s champion, Ryan Foster also of Sunnyvale as he is ultra fast on the clay ovals, a real master at manhandling the dirt.

Mike Bessemer of Cupertino maintains a slight four-point lead in the Saddlemen Vintage class as he looks for a repeat as champion of the class. He will have to bring his “A” game as the Hayward “Hot-Shoe” Robert McDonnell is hungry to capture the 2012 Saddlemen Championship. 

The “Top Gun” 450 Class, the Classic Open category and the 250 Sportsmen Class are also offered in this 5 division 2-wheeled war on dirt.

Spectator gates open at 4:30pm. Practice starts at 4:30 and qualifying starts right after practice in all classes. Racing starts at 7pm. 

Marysville Raceway Park is among the first tracks to offer a discount if you use your smart phone/device to check in when purchasing your ticket. Get $1 off your ticket to this Saturday Night’s races by “CHECKING IN” on facebook to Marysville Raceway Park. Show the person in the ticket booth when you purchase your ticket that you have checked in via your smart phone/device and you will receive your discount. Please note that only the person who makes the original check-in will receive the discount. Only 1 ticket per facebook account. 

Don’t forget to monitor our facebook page during the coming week; we’d love to hear from you. Updates are constantly being forwarded to the page on race night. Every Thursday night at 8PM MRP gives away 2 free tickets to the following week’s events. So, pop on to facebook (Marysville Raceway Park) and try to grab a couple of freebees on Thursday.

IMPORTANT: MRP management reserves the right to make final decisions regarding admission to the grounds at any time for any reason. 2012 minor releases must be signed by parents for all minors entering the pits.

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.