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New clay for Playday on New Years Day!
USAC Western Classic Sprint date firm!

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - December 26, 2013 --- Promoter Paul Hawes told this observer that 66 loads of new clay were installed at Marysville Raceway Park over the last few days. With the weather forecast for playday calling for partly cloudy skies and 64 degrees, conditions will be perfect.

In addition, the United States Auto Club (or USAC) has booked their Western Classic wingless sprint car series into MRP on September 20th. It is the first time that the nationally recognized sanctioning body will appear at MRP. MRP will host round 11 of the12 races in this special series. This date is confirmed and frankly the buzz surrounding MRP's first USAC sactioned race is significant. Put it on your calendar.

Again, a number of emails and texts have asked this observer when the first two sprint car races are going to take place. The annual Sherm Toller Memorial is scheduled for March 1st. That race will feature winged 360 sprint cars and wingless spec sprinters. It is MRP’s traditional opening event. The 1st California Sprint Car Civil War Series event of 2014 will be two weeks later on March 15th. The Mel Hall Memorial Civil War event is scheduled for May 24th this season. The KWS 410 Sprint Car show will take place on June 7th. These dates are solid, though the rest of the MRP schedule might need some adjustments before it is released.

More on all of this later. Bring your hot rods and turn some wheels in anger on January 1st. We’ll see you on New Year’s Day at MRP! Remember, grandstands are FREE!!!! 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. 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.

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.

The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.