McDaniel, Hall & Skidmore nab Cab dough!
Marysville CA -
October 20, 2013 ---
Marysville’s Ryan McDaniel picked up his 3rd MRP Great
Taxi Cab Open in his last 4 tries in the Limited Late
Model feature at Marysville Raceway Park Saturday.
Yuba City’s Corey Hall won a huge victory in the Super
Stock feature as Jesse Skidmore took the checkers in a
wild Hobby Stock main event. Paul and Kathy Hawes
hooked up facility hosted 62 entries in the 3
divisions in the final event of 2013. The large, vocal
crowd was the biggest of the year to witness stock car
racing at MRP.
McDaniel came from deep in the
Late Model feature starting order. Then an early race,
3-car pile-up almost cost him a shot at the victory.
McDaniel was launched into the air during the
incident. At the new green, early leader Jeff
Olschowka put about a straightaway between himself and
the rest of the field. In the first 7 scored laps
McDaniel was a rocket. He easily carved his way into
2nd and reeled in Olschowka.
At ½ way McDaniel
used a high side ride on the 3rd turn cushion and a
diamond off of 4 to draw side by side with Olschowka.
McDaniel got a nose on Olshowka and it was all over
from there. Olschowka stayed 2nd at the checkers as
last year’s winner Matt Michelli, of Live Oak,
Duane Cleveland, Matt Davis and
Michelli grabbed the heat race victories.
the Super Stock main event, mid-pack starter Hall also
carved his way to the front as he diced with Cort
Dozier. Both drivers were on a mission to catch front
row starter Ray Trimble, the current MRP champion in
the division and rocket-fast Mark Garner. Garner kept
Trimble at bay as Dozier endured a succession of flat
tires and made several pit stops during yellow flag
slow downs. Remarkably, he remained on the same lap as
the race plodded through an unusual series of caution
Early race leader Garner from Santa
Rosa faded by mid way and Trimble took over with what
seemed like an insurmountable lead. Hall had reached
2nd and a restart at lap 12 gave Hall his opportunity.
But, Trimble was in no mood to be passed. Trimble and
Hall had a wicked duel that lasted some 5 laps. They
were side by side and the crowd went wild.
Dozier, with new life, got to 3rd and was reeling in
the leaders when Trimble stumbled and Dozier flashed
by. Dozier didn’t have enough time to challenge Hall
as Hall flew under starter Don Dunlap’s checkered
flag. It was a bizarre, but thrilling event as only 8
of the 20 starting cars finished the fender crunching
event. James Castleberry, Matt Magenheimer and Garner
grabbed heat race honors.
The Hobby Stock
closer was even more bizarre as ½ of the 20 cars that
started the 20 lapper did not finish. A remarkable
number of crashes and spins changed the face of this
one almost continuously.
Dominic Stone of
Placerville pretty much had everybody covered until a
late race red flag crash in traffic altered the
outcome considerably. The top 3 drivers in the event
made pit stops or were towed away in the lap 7 melee.
Skidmore, who was a competitive 4th when the red
light flashed on, was the leader when the green flag
waved for the final 8 laps. He was pressed by Eddie
Hammett, but held on for the richest victory of the
hobby stock season. Stone, Phillip Shelby and Matt
Magenheimer won the heat races.
Farms Fast Dash for Late Models was won by Michelli.
The Performance Auto Supply Fast Dash for the Supers
was won by Trimble. The McDaniel Motorsports Fast Dash
for the Hobby Stocks was won by Shelby. The Marysville
Flea Market Slow Dashes were won by George Magenheimer
in the Late Models, Kyle Allen in the Hobby Stocks and
Lance Delozier in the Supers.
Next up at MRP is
the annual Racer’s Swap Meet. That event will be on
Saturday morning November 23rd. Stay tuned.
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