MRP Mini & Super
finals Fri & Sat
Dwarf Car Nationals comes to town
Marysville CA -
September 24, 2013, ---
night Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park
will host the 18th annual West Coast Dwarf Car
Nationals. The 2-day extravaganza will be joined on
Friday night by the MRP Mini Stocks in their final run
for points in 2013. Then, on Saturday night the MRP
Super Stocks will take the spotlight and run their
last race of the season.
18th West Coast Dwarf Car Nationals is expected to
feature top drivers from 11 western states competing
in this division’s premier event. It is the longest
running National event in the class. Nor Cal Dwarf Car
representatives told this observer that the
pre-entries for this event have reached 42. This
annual gathering is likely to attract another 20-30
entrants or more for the two day shootout on the
hooked up MRP clay. The west’s best Dwarf Car
chauffeurs will have to be pitching it in hard and
riding the cushion to go to the front in this one.
Favorites in the dwarf car field would include the
rocket fast 2013 Nor Cal champion Ryan Winter from
Galt, ultra brave bay area high rider Shawn Jones,
Mike “Spanky” Grenert, and Rocklin’s “Hollywood” Kevin
Bender. “Flyin’” Brian Quilty has won this event and,
at MRP, he has been a force to be reckoned with.
Adding a little local flavor to the event is Jeremy
Blackshere. Blackshere (the 2003 MRP Mini Stock champ)
is also one of the guys who can get up on the wheel go
Northern California stars against nationally
recognized challengers. It doesn’t get any better than
this in the Dwarf Car world.
Auburn’s Ray Trimble will try to keep local stock car
stars 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 bad-fast
while taking bites out of Trimble’s point lead.
Hulsey is on the verge of a
breakthrough soon. This young charger has done just
about everything well. Now he needs to win. He’s fast
and capable and his big night could be Saturday.
Speaking of fast and capable; add Brad Magenheimer to
that list. The Tudor racer has been smooth and is just
on the cusp of doing something spectacular.
Early season point leader James Castleberry will be
out to win this fial event of the MRP Championship
season. James has weathered through some disappointing
races this season here at MRP, despite being one of
the top drawer drivers; lady luck has turned her back
on the likable hard charger. A fine field of Supers is
expected as virtually every northern California stock
car track is dark.
Friday night during opening night of the Dwarf Car
Nationals, the MRP Mini Stocks will return for their
final point show of the year. While Shaun Merritt
seems to have a lock on the title hard charging racer
Howard Law still has a shot at it. Law sits 30 points
off the pace. But he’s fast and he’s a proven winner.
A 50 point switch is possible on any night. A number
of other positions in the points will be decided in
the Mini Stock closer.
will be the last shot at Merritt this season. Merritt
has toughed out a painful season after a leg injury
nearly sidelined Merritt for the season. But, Merritt
has won when he had to win and cruised to pick up
points when he had to cruise. This will be a good
show. All the top stars in the class will be looking
for a victory. It should be a gas!
Gates open at 5pm both days with the 1st race going
off after hot laps. The 1st Dwarf Car events will
start at 6PM each night. The Stock Car and Mini Stock
preliminary events will likely be presented at about
7.30. The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at
IMPORTANT: 2013 minor releases must be signed by
parents for all minors entering the pits.
Note: Please make this
observer aware of any names that are misspelled or
incorrect. The text is based on information we have at
the time of its release.