New Year’s Day
Playday ready to roll. ”Refreshingly cool and
clear" is the forecast!! By Bob
Marysville CA -
December 19, 2013 ---
Marysville Raceway Park’s annual gathering on New
Year’s Day is ready to roll. The event is always in
the weatherman’s hands, but at this writing New Year’s
Day is forecast to be clear and 59!! “Refreshingly
Cool” was added into the forecast. It can always
change, but once again it looks as if promoter Paul
Hawes will get in this annual meeting of motor heads
Past New Year’s Day events have been great
fun, very well attended and will allow all of us to
catch up on what’s going on. Car and driver are
$25.00. A pit pass (alone) is $10.00. All minors
admitted to the pits must have a minor's release
signed that day by a parent or guardian. Touchy stuff
with the insurance companies these days…so do it right
or you can’t get a minor into the pits… period.
Grandstands are free.
It’s a casual day and the
track will be open at 10 am to 4pm for hot laps in
every division. The concession stand will be open with
a limited menu and plenty of hot coffee.
Promoter Hawes is putting the finishing touches on the
2014 schedule with an emphasis on the MRP local
classes. Of course the wildly popular Winged 360
Pacific Sprint Cars will be the premiere division and
present another full season of wicked-fast sprint car
racing. Marysville Raceway Park’s car counts in 2013
season were the highest in that division. Promoter
Hawes is working feverishly on the MRP surface once
again with new clay on the horizon.
Toller Classic will kick off the season in March 3rd.
The season’s first race and the only race scheduled
for that date will bring a fine field of Winged and
Wingless sprinters to open the 46th MRP season.
Promoter Hawes has welcomed back the California
Sprint Car Civil War Series for 2014; California’s
premiere winged 360 sprint car series. MRP will host
round 1 of the series in March 17th. The great Mel
Hall Memorial Race will also be a Civil War event
again this year. Hall was one of the originators of
the Civil War Series when he first presented it in
Grass Valley in 1992.
The roaring Wingless
Sprint Cars, Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and MRP Mini
Stocks will again present full seasons of competition
as well. The Pro 4 Sprinters will also be at MRP in
A special show in June featuring the King
of the West 410 sprint cars is on tap. The 19th
edition of the West Coast Dwarf Car Nationals will be
offered again in September.
Promoter Hawes has
once again fit his schedule where it will do the most
good for the fan and racers alike. Good things happen
when that happens: promoter Hawes will save the track
and MRP will conclude its program in a time frame that
allows everyone to experience the featured attractions
with plenty of evening to spare. With more and more
families involved, MRP will be a very fan-friendly
place to be. Many of the drivers and car owners have
said that getting back home at a reasonable hour after
a night of racing is a real plus!
More on all
of this later. Bring your hot rods and turn some
wheels in anger. We’ll see you on New Year’s Day at
MRP! Remember, grandstands are FREE!!!!
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.
The text is based on information we have at the
time of its release.