2 sprint titles to be decided Sat!
and Minis also on card.
Marysville CA -
September 17, 2013 ---
The mighty Wingless Warriors of the MRP Wingless
Sprint Car Series will stage their final championship
point race of 2013 Saturday night at Paul and Kathy
Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars
will crown their new champion as well. The MRP Super
Stocks and the MRP Mini Stocks will also offer
championship point racing in advance of their season
ending events next week. It will be a big 4 division
showdown at MRP Saturday.
The MRP Wingless
Sprint Car Series drivers, led by Anderson’s Rowdy
McClenon will cap their season Saturday. Local sprint
car star Jeremy Hawes has been in the hunt all year
long and has endured some dismal circumstances over
the last two weeks and remains 2nd in the title chase.
2009 champion Cort Dozier has been a factor since he
chucked his wing and went racing with the wingless
McClenon appears to have a grip on the
title, but, as always, the wingless warriors will rip
and tear through the clay in wild 100 mph slides. A
formidable group of drivers will be after the top
prize. In addition to local hot-shoe Dozier, former
feature event winner Josh Vieira, also of Marysville,
is expected to try to add to his feature win total.
Vieira is very quick on the Marysville surface.
The riveting, see-saw MRP Rookie of the Year title
chase will be decided during Saturday’s program. Lady
racer Misty Castleberry is a slim 4 points ahead of
year long rival Johnny Burns. Both Castleberry and
Burns have had their share of brilliant moments and
tough rides this season. But, it’s all on the line
Saturday. Burns and Castleberry have additional open
wheel experience in the Pro 4 Sprint Car division.
Speaking of Pro 4 Sprinters, Castleberry will be
crowned the champion in that division Saturday night.
She has been relentless in the class this year. The
“dominator” in Mini Stock racing at MRP over the last
few years has turned her attention to the open
wheelers. After a superb 2012, Castleberry just flew
through 2013 in the Pro 4s. Was she challenged? Sure,
but she was on her game this season and this title
race was a walk-away for the fleet Castleberry. It
should be a pretty good party in the Castleberry pits
Saturday as she celebrates yet another MRP
Marysville’s Shaun Merritt is
closing in on his 1st ever title in the MRP Mini Stock
Series. Only Howard Law has a real shot at Merritt,
but Law has to hustle. This is one of only 2 races
left for the MRP Mini stocks this year. Law sits 30
points off the pace. But he’s fast and he’s a proven
winner. This will be a good show.
Trimble will try to keep local racers Sean Hulsey and
“Iron Man” Cort Dozier at bay. Trimble has been
impressive in his finest season ever at MRP. Hulsey
and Dozier are deadlocked in 2nd place behind Trimble
with 2 races left in the season. The 23 point cushion
is a nice one, but by no means is it a lock for
Trimble. Dozier actually scored no points in an event
earlier this season. That typically spells disaster
for any title hopes. But Dozier has been perfect
lately and the veteran hasn’t come close to giving up.
As a matter of fact, he has been rocket-quick while
taking chunks out of Trimble’s point lead. Dozier will
once again pull double duty racing in the MRP Wingless
Sprint Car show and the MRP Super Stock program.
Trimble and Dozier have had memorable duels this year!
Hulsey is on the verge of a breakthrough soon.
This young charger has done just about everything
perfectly, except win. He’s fast and capable and his
big night could be Saturday.
Early season point
leader James Castleberry will be out to win. PERIOD.
James has had to endure some disappointing times here
at MRP, despite being one of the fastest drivers in
the place this year. It’s also his birthday Saturday
and while celebrating wife Misty’s first sprint car
title, the Castleberry clan will be giving away some
cool stuff to the fans to celebrate. Jim refuses to
divulge his age. We are confident, however, that he is
younger than father in law Richard Sinnott. A fine
field of Supers is expected as virtually every
northern California stock car track is dark.
Choose MRP Saturday for some hammer down sprint car
racing along with some door handle to door handle
stock car war. It will be a blast Saturday at MRP.
The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at
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