Dothage wins a
Castleberry, Dozier and Hammons also
Marysville CA -
April 22, 2013 ---
3 time Marysville Raceway Park champion, Brent Dothage
sailed around the high side and was victorious in the
MRP Winged Sprint Car feature Saturday night at
Marysville Raceway Park. Cort Dozier gained a hard
fought victory in the MRP Super Stock main event as
Misty Castleberry and Jeremy Hammons won the MRP Mini
Stock and Hobby Stock main events respectively.
The MRP Winged Sprint Car main event looked as if
it would be a Brent Dothage benefit for the first few
circuits as Kelseyville’s Dothage pulled out to a big
lead. But, when 6th starting Billy Wallace and point
leader Jeremy Burt finally muscled through to the
front, the entire complexion of the race changed.
By half way Grass Valley’s Wallace was all over
Dothage and wrestled the lead away from him. But, it
seemed that the leaders were always in lapped traffic
and Dothage forged his way back into the lead with a
daring high side pass on Wallace using lapped traffic
as a pick. Grass Valley’s Burt, meanwhile, was all
over the lead duo during this rush through lapped
While all this was going on, 7th starting
Mike Monahan picked off cars until he was solidly in
4th. The white banner flew with Dothage just inches
ahead of Wallace with Burt and Monahan in tow. Through
turns 1 and 2 it remained the same. Then as the
screaming fast quartet reached turn 3 they encountered
another lapped car. Dothage had a split second to
decide where to go. He went high and Wallace and Burt
went low. Monahan chose high as well.
fired his car into the cushion and stood on the gas
getting around the lapped car in a tremendous move.
Wallace had to check up as the lapped car went low.
Wallace was tagged by Burt ever so slightly and
Wallace started to spin. Burt gassed it up, got by
Wallace, but could not catch the fleet Dothage.
Wallace executed a slow roll over onto his wing during
the frantic turn 3 jumble as Monahan flew by into 3rd.
Yuba City’s Korey Lovell took 4th with Woodland’s
Peter Paulson crossing the line in 4th. Grass Valley’s
Wallace did not cross the finish line and was scored
Lady racer Raquel Jennings and Heath
Hall won the heat races and Wallace claimed the $100
bonus offered by Legal Shield’s Rod Engberson for
quick time during Legal Shield Sprint Car Qualifying.
Dothage also received the Contingency Connection
Sprint Car Bonus Award. All Marysville Raceway Park
sprint car events carry Contingency Connection bonuses
and Legal Shield/sprintcarfan.com, will post a $100
fast qualifier bonus at every MRP Winged Sprint Car
event this year.
The MRP Super Stock feature
included a hearty battle between point leader James
Castleberry and veteran racer Cort Dozier. Castleberry
jumped into the lead right away from his pole
position, but 5th starting Dozier was through the pack
and on his way to challenge Castleberry by lap 3. 2011
champion Corey Hall got to 3rd quickly and that trio
put on an outstanding show racing for the top spot.
An incidental yellow flag with 9 laps to go
allowed Dozier to close up. On the new green Dozier
had a great restart and raced side by side with
Castleberry. Dozier was just a little better through 1
and 2 and nosed his way by into a lead he would never
give up. Hall also slipped by Castleberry and that’s
the way they finished. Brad Magenheimer got another
4th place finish as Ray Trimble secured 5th. Hall and
Dozier won the heat races.
The MRP Mini Stock
feature was another flag to flag romp for defending
champ, Misty Castleberry. In her first MRP Mini Stock
appearance this season, she led wire to wire from the
front row. Last week’s winner Shaun Merritt tried to
make it interesting, but Castleberry was gone. Merritt
stayed 2nd with Howard Law, Erik Davey and Jason
Clayton rounding out the top five. Castleberry and
Travis Carter won the heat races.
In the MRP
Hobby Stock finale, defending champion Jeremy Hammons
distanced himself from the field and rolled into
victory lane ahead of Garrett Agnew and Brian Compton.
Next week the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will
headline the program. The MRP Mini Stocks and Hobby
Stocks will bring their fender bending style of racing
back to MRP’s spectacular clay surface. The Nor Cal
Dwarf Cars will make their 2013 debut along with
another visit by the Pro 4 Sprint Cars.
Gates open at 3. Grandstands open at 5. Races start at
Life’s short. Live it. Race hard.
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Complete finishes, stats, assessed penalties and
points become official and available at the close of
business on Tuesday and will be posted to the web