Winged War Sat at
Wiesz could be spoiler in
Marysville CA -
August 21, 2013 ---The
mighty Winged Pacific Sprint Cars will headline the
show this Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes’
Marysville Raceway Park. It will be Richmond Gear
night at the races. The MRP Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks
and the Pro 4 Sprinters will return to the venerable
raceway as well in championship point racing
The 3-way fight at the top of the Winged Pacific
Sprint Car Series remains tight with a fair sized
twist to be added to the mix for the final races on
the 2013 schedule. There is also a knot at the top of
the MRP Super Stock standings. Lady racing star Misty
Castleberry has an opportunity to put to rest any
question as to who will be the 2013 Pro 4 titlist. The
Hobby Stock war between local drivers Eddie Hammett
and defending MRP champ Jeremy Hammons renews Saturday
In the MRP Winged Sprint Car class championship point
leader Billy Wallace of Grass Valley in Mark Moore’s
black hot rod remains in control at this point. He won
last Saturday night. This week he will look to extend
his lead on Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt. Burt is still
2nd in the standings in his Geico Sprint Car, 31
points off the pace. Burt has had a peculiar mid
season after a dominating early season run. With 3
races left on the schedule and a 50 point swing
available at each event, anything is possible. But,
Burt has to go, and go right now; and have a little
luck as well. Luck is something Burt has had little of
in this unusually difficult 2013 mid season. Burt is
well known for late season charges as in last year’s
quest for the title that fell just short of success.
Fan favorite “The Madman” Mike Monahan in his Superior
Hydraulics Sprinter out of Sparks, Nevada is still in
the hunt. He lies 39 points behind. He is 3rd in the
standings and needs a couple of spectacular nights if
he’s to have a chance at his 2nd title in the series.
Monahan is also a 4 time Montana State champion. Each
of the top 3 has won this year and each has been a
champion at MRP. Wallace is looking for his 3rd
consecutive title and has 27 main event wins in the
winged cars. Only arch-rival Colby Wiesz of Colfax in
the Wiesz Motorsports #21 has 3 MRP Winged Sprint Car
titles. Wiesz won his titles consecutively.
Speaking of Wiesz, the
Colfax Comet is coming to MRP for the final shows of
2013. In an up and down season in which he suffered
mechanical problems throughout, Wiesz is not a
contender for the title. However, he could be the
spoiler in all of this. Last time Wallace and Wiesz
were on the raceway together they were slugging it out
up the front chute at 100 mph with parts and sparks
flying. Wiesz came out on top in that one. That was
the Dozier Classic two weeks ago. With all time
feature event winner Wiesz in the mix this situation
becomes volatile. Wiesz has won 52 main events at MRP.
800 horse power racecars and
rivalries, with a title on the line? This is getting
thick. This is getting good.
MRP’s own “5-time” champion Korey Lovell of Yuba City
will be in the house. Lovell has 37 victories in his
career at MRP. Lovell hammered the front stretch wall
in his heat race last week, severely damaging his Yuba
City Scrap and Steel #71. Marysville’s Performance
Auto Supply team with veteran drivers Derek and
Brandon Dozier will have a great shot at a win.
Brandon won this year and, after a long dry streak, is
again one of the fastest drivers competing. Veteran
Jimmy Steward of Auburn will be in the field again.
Veteran Peter Paulson from Woodland is also a threat
and has won this season as well.
Once again, two remarkable lady sprint car stars are
expected. Orland’s Reyna Krueger is a 4 time winner in
the winged sprint cars. Krueger had a nasty crash last
Saturday night flipping several times in a grinding,
wing ripping melee. Rookie of the Year sensation
Raquel Hall will be looking for her 1st trip to
Oroville’s Heath Hall was
2nd in the Dozier Classic 3 weeks ago after a great
late race pass on point leader Wallace. He will return
in the Hight Motorsports entry. Hall has two 2nds and
two 3rds in his last 4 outings. Hall is overdue for
another trip to victory lane.
In addition to the $1000 in cash for the feature event
winner, the Legal Shield Quick Time Shootout will pay
$100 for fast time at this event. The Contingency
Connection Bonus program will offer some $1100 in
additional bonuses to the winner.
Auburn’s Ray Trimble will
try to hold off the challenges of local favorites Sean
Hulsey, Brad Magenheimer and the tenacious Cort
Dozier. Dozier lost the point lead when consecutive
mechanical failures hampered his season. The same
holds true for James Castleberry. Castleberry is the
most recent winner in the class and he, too, had the
point lead when consecutive mechanical failures dashed
his hopes for a title.
Hulsey and Magenheimer (son of the 2 time champ George
Magenheimer) have both been the picture of consistency
in the class though they have not won; enter Trimble,
who has won and remained consistent. It should be a
fender bending good time with the Supers at MRP
The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM.
Hot Laps are at 5:45 with qualifying scheduled for
6:30. Racing begins after qualifying.
The text is based on information we have at the time
of its release.
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that are misspelled or incorrect.
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