Hawes takes thriller!
KIDZ NITE Sat as
winged sprints return
Marysville CA -
June 16, 2013 ---
It was arguably the best
trio of feature events presented all year. Jeremy
Hawes, Cort Dozier and Scott Kinney had their hands
full in their respective features as Misty Castleberry
continued her dominance of the Pro 4 season. It was
Arnes Paint’s Night at the Races at Paul and Kathy
Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. An incredible night of
wheel to wheel racing was presented on the wicked-fast
The featured MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature was “as
advertised”. Point leader Rowdy McClenon and Jeremy
Hawes had a terrific duel for the lead over some 16 of
the 20 scheduled laps. Pole sitter Hawes seemingly was
going to run away with this one after a couple of
circuits until 6th starting McClenon cleared the rest
of the field on lap 4. A straightaway separated the
two championship contenders at that point. McClenon
then rushed in on Hawes and it was on from there. This
was really good stuff.
McClenon looked low, high and in every other available
avenue to get by Hawes, It was not going to be. At ½
way McClenon tried to force his way past on the inside
of turn 4. Hawes responded and both cars were doing
some tank slapping down the chute. Hawes remained
ahead and McClenon was on the march again and closed
in on Hawes repeatedly. Each time Hawes repelled the
The pair roared across the finish line with the fans
on their collective feet with Hawes grabbing the
checkers with McClenon right there at the end in 2nd.
Hawes took a small bite out of McClenon’s point lead
with the victory. Peter Paulson ran a solid 3rd.
Hawes and Derek Dozier won
the heats. Misty Castleberry took a wild ride on lap 1
of the feature as she flipped up and over the car of
fellow rookie Johnny Burns. Castleberry walked away
Hawes picked up the lion's share of the purse and the
Contingency Connection's bonuses for the victory.
The MRP Super Stock feature was just as compelling as
the sprint car show. After a few solid laps in the
lead Sean Hulsey experienced a yellow flag slowdown
that put Ray Trimble and Cort Dozier right on his tail
for the restart. Both veterans got by Hulsey at the
new green and locked up in a race-long duel that kept
the fans riveted to the action on the track. In and
out of traffic, the pair was inseparable. Dozier did
everything but stand his hot rod on its nose to get by
Trimble. Trimble had Dozier covered…or at least that’s
the way it appeared. Coming to the white flag Trimble
encountered a slowing Matt Magenheimer as he
approached turn 3. It was 3 wide for a split-second
and Dozier dove for the bottom. It worked. Dozier then
took it home to the checkers with Trimble and Hulsey
in tow. It was simply a terrific stock car race.
Dozier and Mike Walko got the heat race wins. It was
Scott Kinney came from 6th
to 1st in a terrific high-side ride to the front in
the BCRA Midget Lite feature that kept everyone on the
edge of their seats. For more on that event go to
The Pro 4 feature was another easy triumph for Misty
Castleberry as she led wire to wire in that 20 lapper.
4 time champ Tim Maclaughlin made a run at her in the
late going, but Castleberry was simply too quick.
Castleberry also won the heat race to sweep the
program. She is on a roll in the Pro 4s as she is in
the MRP Mini Stocks. She continues to win when she
competes in either division.
Next week, the MRP Winged Sprint Cars return with
their 100mph sideways slides. It will be KIDZ NITE at
the raceway. All children 12 and under are admitted
FREE to the races. There will be some great giveaways
including bicycles for lucky youngsters. The MRP Super
Stocks, Mini Stocks and Hobby Stocks will return.
We’ll see you there!
Pit Gates open at 3. Grandstands open at 5. Legal
Shield Quick Time Shootout is at 6PM with races
starting at 6:30.
Life’s short. Live it. Race hard.
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that are misspelled or incorrect. The text is based on
information we have at the time of its release.
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