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$1500 to win for Winged Sprints Sat
Signature event “Rich Dozier Classic” on tap

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - July 30, 2013 --- Next Saturday night August 3rd the 7th Annual Performance Auto Supply Rich Dozier Classic will be run at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. The race was postponed from its original date earlier this month due to weather. This year it is a signature event on the MRP Winged Sprint Car schedule. The feature event will pay $1500 in cash to win in that class. Rich Dozier’s Performance Auto Supply will celebrate 45 years of support of Marysville Raceway Park. In addition the Legal Shield Quick Time Shootout will pay $100 for fast time at this event. The Richmond Gear bonus will be offered to the 2nd place finishers in both sprint car classes and the Contingency Connection Bonus program will offer some $1100 in additional bonuses to the winner. This annual celebration will also include a full program of MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, MRP Super Stocks and MRP Hobby Stocks.

Championship point leader Billy Wallace of Grass Valley in Mark Moore’s Sprinter will be gunning for the rich 1st place prize as will fellow Grass Valley resident Jeremy Burt in his GEICO Sprinter. Also in the field will be comeback sensation of the decade and easily one of the most popular sprint car drivers ever at MRP, fan favorite Mike Monahan out of Sparks, Nevada in his sparkling blue Superior Hydraulics hot rod. The former champion of the division is 3rd in points and is having a great season at MRP after enduring debilitating injuries last season. Burt is also back after breaking his back at MRP’s final race of 2012. Wallace, Burt and Monahan have all visited victory lane this season.

The Performance Auto Supply team out of Marysville with veteran drivers Cort and Brandon Dozier will have a great shot at bringing home the dough in the race named after the patriarch of the Dozier family. A 3rd entry is expected with Derek Dozier behind the wheel. Brandon Dozier won the Billy Knoop Memorial Race last Saturday night in advance of this week’s event.

3 time champion, Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage, will be back in the saddle for the Rich Dozier Classic as will be MRP’s own “5-time” Korey Lovell. Lovell has been rocket fast after a few weeks off and has a trio of end place finishes and two Legal Shield Fast Time Shootout wins to his credit in his last three appearances. Lovell is just itching for a shot at victory in this race.

Veteran racer Peter Paulson from Woodland, will have a perfect opportunity to get his second win of the season in the Rich Dozier Classic. Last year’s Rich Dozier Classic winner Heath Hall out of Oroville has switched cars for the 2013 season and will be hungry for victory in the Hight Family 14h. 3 time champion Colby Wiesz is expected. The “Colfax Comet” won the 1st Performance Auto Supply Rich Dozier Classic.

With the increased purse Saturday it is expected that out of town stars from other areas of California, Oregon and Washington will head to MRP for one of MRP’s signature events. It will be a wild 100 MPH, $1500 to win war.

The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will also be offered as Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes tries to stretch his win streak to 3 in a row in his quest for a championship in that division. Point leader Rowdy McClenon of Anderson will be there to try and ruin Hawes’ night. Cort Dozier will do double duty in this event and try to regain lost ground in the very competitive MRP Super Stock Series. Mechanical issues caused Dozier to drop out of the top spot in the point standings as Auburn’s Ray Trimble not only won last week, but grabbed the point lead as well. Defending champ Jeremy Hammons of Yuba City will lead the MRP Hobby Stocks into battle this Saturday night as well. All classes will have additional purse money offered.

The Doziers and Rich in particular, have supplied parts and equipment to thousands of racers and owners over the years. Nicknamed “Pops”, Richard Dozier is a racer, pure and simple. So, it’s only fitting that we should all gather at the venerable raceway in its 45th year and once again and turn some laps in anger in honor of Richard Dozier and his Performance Auto Supply.

The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:45 with qualifying scheduled for 6:15. Racing begins after qualifying.

The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect.

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