Wingless Warriors top card at MRP
5 divisions offered
in 4 wheel free for all!
Marysville CA -
April 24, 2013 ---
The MRP Wingless Warriors
will once again perform their 100MPH sideways-slide at
Marysville Raceway Park Saturday night. With no wings
or airfoils of any type allowed, these fast 360 sprint
cars leave it up to the driver’s bravery and skill to
get to the checkered flag. Point leader “Rowdy”
McClenon from Biggs has jumped to the top of the
standings with two consecutive 2nd place finishes.
Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr.
is 2nd in the title hunt with a spectacular victory on
opening night. He rode the cushion all night for that
Veteran pro Peter Paulson of
Woodland will shed his wing and go after his first
victory of the new season. Paulson drives both winged
and wingless cars during the season. Paulson is 3rd in
points just 2 markers behind Sherman Jr. and 8 behind
McClenon. With 50 points available on each race night,
the standings could shuffle significantly Saturday.
Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes
hasn’t won yet, and that’s a surprise. Hawes has had
consecutive weekends with problems that have mired him
in 5th in the point standings. Hawes drives with only
one hand and is a real crowd favorite with his hammer
down, never quit attitude. As a matter of fact, at the
last race Hawes not only flipped his bright yellow #7
while lapping slower cars but he also caught fire.
When the flames were doused he fired up the car and in
the few laps remaining wound up 5th anyway! When Hawes
is on the track, he’s a factor. Watch for Hawes to
make a statement Saturday night.
Another rocket fast chauffeur is Marysville’s Josh
Vieira. Vieira was involved in a vicious crash last
time out and it will be touch and go as to whether
he’ll make Saturday’s show.
The rookies in this year’s Wingless Warrior class are
outstanding. Three drivers are vying for the Rookie of
the Year trophy and they all are capable of not only
being competitive, but they can all win. 4-time MRP
Mini Stock champion Misty Castleberry will be saddled
up in the famous “Flyin’ Ford” sprinter. Wheatland’s
Johnny Burns has moved up from the Pro 4 ranks and
will be in his beautiful #56. But the rookie who has
shown the most thus far is Yuba City’s Cameron
Bartlett. Bartlett was 3rd on opening night ahead of
some stellar competition. He followed that up with a
credible 6th at the last outing.
The MRP Mini Stocks will also compete in event #3 of
their season. Marysville’s Shaun Merritt carries a 9
point lead into Saturday’s competition. Yuba City’s
Jason Clayton is hot on Merritt’s heals in the run for
the title. Marysville’s Howard Law and Yuba City
drivers Travis Carter, Kyle Davey and Erik Davey are
all still in the hunt.
The MRP Hobby Stocks will be back with point leader
Jeremy Hammons, of Marysville, leading the field in
this slam-bang stock car class that features many
local entries. Opening night winner Eddie Hammett of
Marysville will be back to get into the title chase
once again. Hammett missed the last race at MRP. He’ll
be “loaded for bear” Saturday.
The Pro 4 Sprints and the crowd pleasing Nor Cal Dwarf
Cars are also on tap in this ambitious 5-division
program. It will be a rip-roarin’ good time at MRP on
Pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot
Laps at 5.30. Racing begins at 6:30.
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.