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Happy Holidays from MRP!
New Yearís Day Playday is on!

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - December 21, 2012 --- Marysville Raceway Parkís annual gathering on New Yearís Day is on. Being mid-winter, the event is always in the weathermanís hands but once again promoter Paul Hawes will try to slip in this annual meeting of motor heads. At this juncture, itís all good to go and MRPís new, pristine clay will get its 1st 2013 workout on January 1st, New Yearís Day. 

Past New Yearís Day events have been great fun and will allow all of us to catch up on whatís going on. Car and driver are $25.00. A pit pass (alone) is $10.00. All minors admitted to the pits must have a 2013 minor's release signed that day by a parent. There is some very touchy stuff going on with the insurance companies these daysÖso do it right or you canít get a minor into the pits. Grandstands are free.

Itís a casual day and the track will open at 10AM. The track will be open at for hot laps in every division until 4PM. The concession stand will be open with a limited menu and plenty of hot coffee. Any lies or stories that were not passed around by railbirds at the Thanksgiving weekend swap meet can be told or retold on New Yearís Day.

Promoter Hawes is putting the finishing touches on the 2013 schedule with an emphasis on the MRP local classes. Of course the wildly popular MRP Winged Sprint Cars will be the premiere division and present another full season of wicked-fast sprint car racing. Marysville Raceway Park ís car counts in 2012 season were the highest in that division. Promoter Hawes is working feverishly on the MRP surface and configuration to maintain the spectacular high-speed, multi-groove racing showcased so often in late season action last year. 

While dates are subject to change until the schedule is officially announced, the 4th Sherm Toller Sprint Car Classic will kick off the season in early March. The seasonís first race and the only race scheduled for that date will bring a fine field of Winged and Wingless sprinters to open the 45th MRP season.

Promoter Hawes will schedule two California Sprint Car Civil War Series events for 2013, California ís premiere winged 360 sprint car series. MRP will host round 1 of the series. The mid-season Mel Hall Memorial Race will also be a Civil War event. 

The fenders will be roaring again at MRP in 2013. The ever popular Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and MRP Mini Stocks will again present full seasons of competition. The Pro 4 Sprinters will also be at MRP in 2013 with a limited schedule of events.

The biggest buzz is being heard in the open wheeled ranks as promoter Hawes will pen in a full season of MRP Wingless Warrior Spec Sprint Car events after a one year hiatus. Additional dates for other traveling classes will be offered and interspersed with the MRP weekly point races.

This year the schedule again will show fewer divisions being presented weekly. Good things happen when that happens: promoter Hawes will save the track and MRP will conclude its program in a time frame that allows everyone to experience the featured attractions with plenty of evening to spare. With more and more families involved, MRP will be a very fan-friendly place to be. Promoter Hawes has also listened to the drivers and car owners who have said that getting back home at a reasonable hour after a night of racing is a real benefit. A vast majority of 2012 MRP events concluded well before the 10PM hour! Also, as in the past, with the racers in mind, MRP will be dark one week a month, June through August, so racers and their families can schedule some time together and take a breather from the rigors of a full season of competition.

It cannot be said enough that a continued heavy emphasis on our primary classes will be foremost on the agenda of promoter Hawes. Promoter Hawes has a very healthy weekly winged 360 program in place. The rejuvenated Super Stock class is a fan favorite and the MRP Minis continue to be the fastest fendered 4 bangers presented anywhere. Both classes are offering the highest fendered weekly purses for these classes anywhere. 

So, bring your hot rods and turn some wheels in anger and weíll see you on New Yearís Day at MRP! Remember, grandstands are FREE!!!!

Stay tuned, more later.

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. 

The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.

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.