Burt runs away!
Castleberry, Dozier and Corso also pick up checkers
Marysville CA -
May 5, 2013 ---
Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt simply ran away from the
field in Marysville Raceway Park’s featured Winged
Sprint Car main event Saturday night. Misty
Castleberry put another notch on her belt as she swept
the MRP Mini Stock program while Cort Dozier continued
his winning ways in the MRP Super Stock feature. Brian
Corso dominated the BCRA Midget Lite program. Another
rocket fast surface provided an action-packed event.
Burt simply saddled up and roared to an
overwhelming victory from his outside front row
starting position. He was never challenged for the top
spot. But, there was a crowd-pleasing dice all race
long for the next 7 positions. Sparks Nevada’s Mike
Monahan, Oroville’s Heath Hall, Colfax’s Colby Wiesz,
Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage, Grass Valley’s Billy
Wallace, Marysville’s Brandon Dozier and Woodland’s
Peter Paulson all traded positions during furious
action behind Burt. It appeared that the battle that
raged behind Burt almost aided in his domination of
the event as the others slugged it out for position.
Burt also found a line around the top of turn 1
that no one else was able to find as he effortlessly
pulled away from the field.
Sanders brought out the red flag near the half way
point with a quickly executed flip in turn 1. Sanders
The new green saw Burt easily pull away
as once again the knot of drivers behind him battled
to the final checkered flag. Hall gathered in the
runner-up honors followed by Monahan, Wiesz, Dothage
and Wallace. Burt also earned the top spot in the
point standings with this run. He was tied with
Dothage headed into the event. Wallace, Cort Dozier
and Korey Lovell got heat race wins in preliminary
competition. In addition to picking up the lion’s
share of the purse, Burt also grabbed Legal Shield’s
$100 bonus for the fastest qualifier.
Dozier, doing double-duty on this night grabbed the
victory in the MRP Super Stock feature. It was
Dozier’s second win in a row.
Pole sitter and
point leader James Castleberry had mechanical issues
on lap 1 as his distributor malfunctioned when he led
the field into turn 1 on lap 1. After Castleberry
retired, Marysville’s Dozier had a brief battle with
Auburn’s Ray Trimble for a couple of circuits before
he, too, set sail and easily won the race. Trimble
wound up 2nd with Marysville’s Sean Hulsey in for a
solid 3rd. Dozier and Trimble won the heat races.
Misty Castleberry once again found victory lane
after a quick early race dice with point leader,
Marysville’s Shaun Merritt. Castleberry was firmly in
control by lap 5 and was never headed. Merritt
finished 3rd and lengthened his point lead in the
An entertaining dice for 3rd between
vastly improved Erik Davey of Yuba City and
Marysville’s James Foster spiced things up. Some
significant paint trading and fender rumpling went on
as the pair grappled for position. In the end Davey
prevailed and Foster faded to a disappointing 6th
place finish behind Castleberry, Merritt, Davey,
Howard Law and Miranda Hammons. Merritt and
Castleberry won the heat races in convincing style.
Brian Corso won the abbreviated BCRA Midget Lite
main event. For more on that race go to
Next Saturday, the mighty MRP
Winged Sprint Cars return and will headline the
program. The MRP Wingless Warriors will be back in
town and the MRP Mini Stocks will be back. The Pro 4
Sprinters will also be on the card.
open at 3. Grandstands open at 5. Qualifying is at 6
PM with races starting at 6:30.
Live it. Race hard.
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