More stars enter
“Battle of Marysville” $40,000 Civil War starts Sat
Marysville CA -
March 12, 2014 --- This is turning into a
classic sprint car event. In addition to all of the
stars headed toward Marysville Raceway Park Saturday
(see earlier press releases below) some additional
names of note have made their intentions known.
It was great to hear that spectacular high side
runner “High Flyin’” Herman Klein will return. Klein
is an MRP graduate who is starting his 22nd season as
professional sprint car driver. Some of Klein’s rides
on the rim at MRP are legendary. With the new clay the
MRP surface should fit Klein’s style perfectly. Watch
him go forward. 2013 Rookie of the Year in the
California Sprint Car Civil War Series Matt Peterson
will appear Saturday as well.
headed to MRP is perennial Civil War favorite Andy
Gregg. Gregg is a relentless charger and claimed
victory from 13th starting position in a recent Civil
War event at Marysville Raceway Park. Gregg has also
seen some tough luck come his way in other events he
has entered at MRP. But, Gregg stays on the gas and is
one ogf the most feared drivers on the circuit.
Young west coast star Koen Shaw will bring his
familiar #88 to the show Saturday. Shaw has typically
run the west coast tracks with infrequent visits to
Marysville. He, however was one of the quick guys at
the last Civil War show and could have a bright day at
MRP Saturday. Shaw picked up a rather large following
last time out at MRP. Simply numbering his car #88 had
a significant impact.
A family name synonymous
with Sacramento area racing will be represented at MRP
Saturday as well. Sacramento’s Steven Tiner will
appear. Tiner, who has raced throughout the country
recently is the son of 2-time MRP sprint car champion
Rich Tiner. Steven came within a lap of scooping up
MRP’s Mel Hall Memorial Race in 2012. Problems with
lapped traffic in the final lap cost him the victory.
So, Steven will be all the more anxious to score at
MRP. Steven is “off the hook” fast.