D.Q. Dilly Bar Nite
Winged Sprints and Supers top card!
Marysville CA -
June 5, 2013 ---
We’ll be slingin’ ‘em in
sideways Saturday night as the MRP Winged Sprint Car
Series returns to Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville
Raceway Park. The popular MRP Super Stocks, Mini
Stocks and the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars are also scheduled.
Plus, it’s the annual Dilly Bar Nite celebration! Long
time MRP friend and supporter Mike Hall (and the gang
at Dairy Queen of Yuba City) will be offering FREE,
yep, FREE Dilly Bars to everyone who attends the
Hot championship point race battles are
raging in each of the MRP divisions presented on
Saturday. Jeremy Burt, Mike Monahan, Billy Wallace and
Korey Lovell are all in the hunt for this year’s MRP
Winged Sprint Car title. With 50 points available at
each event all 4 drivers have a shot on Saturday to
switch things around. Only 43 points separate Burt
(1st) from Lovell (4th). Monahan has soldiered into
the runner-up spot and Wallace is on a mission as he
has jumped into 3rd place in points in a quest for his
3rd consecutive title. All 4 drivers have put on
breath-taking performances in recent weeks and all are
former champions in the series.
3 time champ
Brent Dothage is expected to return after a disastrous
motor failure a couple of weeks ago. With little hope
of being in the title chase for his 4th championship,
Dothage will be standing on the pedal for the rest of
the year. That may be bad news for the others as
Dothage is bad-fast at MRP, the only track that this
talented driver competes on. Dothage, Cort and Brandon
Dozier along with Jimmy Steward, Heath Hall, Peter
Paulson and a host of others will keep the pressure on
the front runners.
The MRP Winged Sprint Cars
will be vying for a 1st place prize of some $2100 in
cash and Contingency Connection bonuses. Rod Engberson
of Legal Shield will again offer an additional $100
for the fast time qualifier in Legal Shield's "Fast
Time Shootout" that opens the evenings festivities.
The MRP Super Stocks are even closer after point
leader James Castleberry’s early race mechanical issue
put him on the sidelines last time out. The top 5 in
that division are separated by a mere 14 points going
into Saturday’s big race. The multi-talented Cort
Dozier has rocketed to the top of the standings with 2
consecutive outstanding showings (Dozier is also 5th
in the winged sprint car points). Just 3 points out is
young Ray Trimble and Castleberry is only 4 points out
of the lead. Brad Magenheimer and Sean Hulsey are both
hanging close in 4th and 5th respectively.
strange not having the Hall brothers in the hunt for
the MRP Super Stock title this year, but according to
car owner Mike Hall, both will see limited action this
season. But…with Dairy Queen of Yuba City’s Dilly Bar
Nite on the horizon, Brent in his familiar D.Q. #22
will be at MRP Saturday and it looks as if Ryan
McDaniel might just jump into D.Q. hot rod #56.
Regardless, it will be a slugfest at MRP in the stock
car ranks Saturday night. The MRP "Supers" have been a
slam-bang, fender crunching free-for-all this season!
Throw in a FREE Dilly Bar to boot and you know what
they say, "If you have a Dilly Bar at MRP on Saturday,
you don't have to eat again until Wednesday!"
Shaun Merritt remains at the top of the charts in the
MRP Mini Stock standings heading into Saturday’s
event. Merritt, Howard Law, James Foster, Jason
Clayton, Travis Carter and Miranda Hammons are all log
jammed up top. Only 45 markers separate the top 6.
Look for Misty Castleberry to join in the fight
Saturday as the 4 time champ is likely to give the
others another run for the feature win. It will also
be interesting to see if Kyle and Erik Davey can climb
back into the hunt. Both have been quick with less
than acceptable luck this season.
The Nor Cal
Dwarf Cars will also return Saturday and they have
been fantastic at MRP this season. The last 2 shows
were nail-biters right up until the end. This
competitive, traveling class has turned up the wick
this year and it has been quite a show.
writing an exhibition of 1960’s-1970’s vintage Hard
Tops, or as some may have referred to them,
“Jalopies”, are planning to bring a few cars to MRP. A
look at the way it used to be is always absorbing.
The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at
5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:30 with qualifying scheduled
for 6:15. Racing begins after qualifying.
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