Gregg wins round 1 of Sprint Car Civil War
Marysville CA -
March 15, 2014... In what was a star-studded
opening event for the Civil War Sprint Car Series
Presented By Flowmaster Saturday night in Marysville,
CA, one star shined the brightest, as El Dorado Hill's
driver Andy Gregg won the 30-lap feature event at
Marysville Raceway Park.
Gregg Started on the pole
alongside Penngrove, CA driver Alissa Geving, and got
the early jump aboard his Mike’s Hard Lemonade
sprinter. With Geving hot on his tail for a majority
of the race aboard her A1A Performance entry, she was
able to pull alongside Gregg once in traffic, but was
unable to make a pass to take the top spot and trailed
in the second spot.
10-laps complete the complexity of the race took a
dramatic change, as a massive 5-car wreck involving
several of the top-five occurred on a restart as
Jonathan Allard, Tommy Tarlton, Willie Croft, Peter
Paulsonand Matt Peterson were involved, all drivers
were okay, but Allard's car flipped several times in
action resumed Gregg continued to lead the charge as
he blasted through the cushion at the rocket fast MRP
facility, but behind him, Sebastapool’s Geoff Ensign
was moving in on Geving as was Sean Becker, and 22nd
starting, Herman Klein.
the laps ran out, Geving, who caught a rut and spun
out, putting her to the back in the 14th spot.
Sean Becker starting alongside Gregg, Gregg continued
to be flawless on his restarts, as he led the way with
Becker, Ensign, Klein, and Andy Forsberg trailing him.
As cars began to tighten up as the track brought
moisture back during the feature, a monster
wheel-stand down the back stretch by Becker, allowed
Ensign to take over the second spot.
checkered flag flew on the feature with Andy Gregg
taking the win over Ensign, Becker, Klein (who came
from 22nd starting position), Andy Forsberg, Colby
Wiesz(who came from, from 21st) , Bradley Terrell,
Shane Golobic, Geving, and Justyn Cox rounding out the
just cannot thank my crew enough,” Gregg said in
victory lane. “We have had a great start to the season
so far, and to come out and win this opener in front
of a packed house, and with a stout field of cars is
Marysville Raceway Park graduates Klein and Wiesz (3
time champ) came from the last row to 4th and 6th
places respectively in the night's best passing jobs.
Mechanical issues plagued MRP champions Billy Wallace
and Jeremy Burt during the main event. Burt, however
soldiered his way back to 11th after a pit stop.
Wallace retired from the event early.
preliminary action, Lodi's Shawn Wright flipped high
and hard in turn two. While the car appeared to be a
write-off, Wright was a little shaken, but required no
Marysville Raceway Park will begin the season long
championship schedule again featuring the winged 360
sprint Cars on Saturday night April 5th.
RESULTS- Marysville Raceway Park
Qualifier- Jonathan Allard
Feature Event (Starting Position)
Andy Gregg (1), 2. Geoff Ensign (12), 3. Sean Becker
(5), 4. Herman Klein (22), 5. Andy Forsberg (11), 6.
Colby Wiesz (21), 7. Bradley Terrell (16), 8. Shane
Golobic (4), 9. Alissa Geving (2), 10. Justyn Cox (18)
Portions of press release, data and results provided
by California Sprint Car Civil War Series.