Winged Sprinters headline 5-division card Sat By Bob
Marysville CA -
May 14, 2013 ---
Once again the powerful MRP Winged Sprint Cars will
return to Marysville Raceway Park. The premiere
division at MRP will be back with the MRP Wingless
Warriors and the MRP Mini Stocks. This will be the
last race left on the schedule for the winged cars
before the annual California Sprint Car Civil War
Series returns for the Mel Hall Memorial Race. The Mel
Hall Memorial Race will be presented on Saturday May
25th. The west’s best winged 360’s will be in the
house for that cornerstone event.
Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt extended his point lead the
standings with his second wire to wire victory in the
MRP Winged Sprint Car class. While Kelseyville’s Brent
Dothage had mechanical issues last week, Spark’s
Nevada’s Mike Monahan and Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace
have moved closer to the top in the standings. Yuba
City’s Korey Lovell has been very quick lately. The 5
time champ is in the hunt every week. Last week he and
Wallace had some issues near the end that surely
frustrated Lovell, the winner of 37 feature events at
MRP. We’ll see how this shakes out Saturday.
Keep an eye on Woodland’s Peter Paulson, Oroville’s
Heath Hall and Auburn’s favorite son Jimmy Steward
this week. These drivers are all due for a trip to
Legal Shield Winged Sprint Car
Qualifying will post the weekly $100 for quick time,
courtesy of Legal Shield representative Rod Engberson.
This bonus will be offered in addition to the generous
MRP cash purse and Contingency Connection bonuses for
the winning driver.
Anderson California’s Rowdy
McClenon will return Saturday to try to hold off a
determined Jeremy Hawes of Marysville and surprisingly
quick rookie contender Cameron Bartlett of Yuba City
in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car Series title chase.
McClenon confirmed that he will be at every event at
MRP in 2013. Hawes and McClenon are having some
stirring duels at the front lately. The wingless cars
at MRP have produced some very close quarters,
Shaun Merritt of Marysville
continues to lead Yuba City’s Howard Law in the MRP
Mini Stock standings. Law and Merritt have each
visited victory lane in their run for the title.
Merritt has won twice. But, once again, 4 time
champion Misty Castleberry may try for another visit
to victory lane herself. Castleberry is set to run in
the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class on the Saturday.
It’s anybody’s guess as to whether she’ll roll out the
The popular MRP Hobby Stocks will push
and bang their way around the MRP clay after a couple
of weeks off. Jeremy Hammons is on the top of the heap
in the point standings. The Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will be
back after their very successful first visit to MRP
earlier this season.
The pit gate opens at 3PM.
Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:30 with
qualifying scheduled for 6:15. Racing begins after
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