Sprints slug it out Saturday
Winged Sprint champ
to be crowned.
Marysville CA -
September 10, 2013 ---The
mighty Winged Pacific Sprint Cars will headline the
show this Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes’
Marysville Raceway Park. The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars,
the MRP Hobby Stocks, Nor Cal Dwarf Cars and BCRA
Midget Lites will also return to the raceway in
championship point racing competition.
The riveting, three-way, year long fight at the top of
the MRP Winged Pacific Sprint Car Series is the
featured attraction Saturday. The MRP Wingless Sprint
Car Crown is also still a toss-up and the competitors
in that series will be digging up some clay as well.
The Hobby Stock war between local drivers Eddie
Hammett and defending MRP champ Jeremy Hammons also
renews Saturday. But, unlike the other two MRP
divisions running Saturday, all Hammons has to do is
start the feature to clinch the crown.
the MRP Winged Sprint Car class, championship point
leader Billy Wallace of Grass Valley in Mark Moore’s
bad-fast black hot rod remains at the top of the
standings. Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt is still 2nd in
his GEICO/Slater Antiques Sprinter. Burt is now just
13 points off the pace. Burt has mounted a big
comeback challenge over the last two weeks as he
whittles away at Wallace. But, Saturday the whittling
stops and both drivers need to take off the gloves.
There is a potential 50 point swing available at each
event. But, Burt, last Saturday did what he had to do
to stay in the hunt by wrestling an evil handling
racer. Wallace turned his car into a ball in a wild
flip in turn 3. Mike Monahan in his Superior
Hydraulics Sprinter out of Sparks, Nevada is still in
there swinging. Monahan picked up a cool 45 points
with his 2nd place finish last time out and now he is
only 24 points out. But Monahan simply needs to win
and hope that some bad luck strike Burt and Wallace.
This is going to be a battle
royal in the final championship point race of the
season. As dirt track racing’s gladiators strap on
their winged, 800 horsepower cars…anything is
possible. Wallace is looking for his 3rd consecutive
title and remains 5th in the all time win column in
the winged sprint cars. He has 27 main event wins.
Monahan is a 4 time Montana State Champion and the
2004 MRP title holder. Burt was also the MRP champ in
Marysville’s Cousins Derek and Brandon Dozier of
Marysville’s will have another opportunity for victory
in a pair of Performance Auto Supply hot rods.
Oroville’s Heath Hall will return in the Hight
Motorsports entry looking to break through for his 1st
win of the 2013 campaign. Veteran Jimmy Steward of
Auburn will be in the field along with veteran
hot-shoe Peter Paulson from Woodland. Paulson has won
this season and grabbed a fast time C-note. Paulson
had a memorable qualifying lap last time out when he
turned his yellow #9 over. 3 time champion Colby
Wiesz; “The Colfax Comet” won last time out, is
expected to be in the field again Saturday. His 53
feature event victories at MRP remains the all-time
record in the sprinters.
Once again, two remarkable lady winged sprint car
stars are expected. 1st year sensation Raquel Hall
will be looking for her 1st trip to victory lane.
Orland’s Reyna Krueger is a 4 time winner in the
winged sprint cars.
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 bonus opportunities to the winner.
The wild slides of the MRP
Wingless Sprint Cars will also be on the card as
Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes recover from some dismal
luck at the last show. With two races left in the
season, Anderson’s Rowdy McClenon will try to keep
Hawes in check. 2009 champion Cort Dozier has been a
fierce contender since taking the controls in the #97
wingless sprinter a few weeks ago.
The Rookie of the Year point standings in the MRP
Wingless Sprint Car division is very close. Misty
Castleberry and Wheatland’s Johnny Burns have traded
the lead back and forth...and back and forth, four
times in four races. Castleberry got back by Burns
last time out and has a 2 point lead.
With 2 races to go it’s a tight knot at the top of
this class no matter where you look.
Look for some more paint to be traded as the MRP Hobby
Stocks return with their final slam-bang show of the
year. Local driver Jeremy Hammons can cement a 2nd
consecutive title if he starts the main event. If he
doesn’t and Eddie Hammett wins, Hammett can claim the
The traveling Nor Cal Dwarf Cars are also making a
stop at MRP Saturday. The dwarf cars will make their
last stop at MRP in advance of their annual Nationals
held at MRP in late September. The traveling BCRA
Midget Lites will make their final 2013 stop at MRP
Saturday as well.
The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM.
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