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FREE Ice Cream from Y.C Scrap & Steel!
Sprint Cars top 5 division show!

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - August 28, 2013 --- The mighty Winged Pacific Sprint Cars will headline the show this Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. It will be the 14th Annual Yuba City Scrap & Steel Ice Cream night at the races. The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, he MRP Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will also return to the raceway in championship point racing competition. This 14th annual Yuba City Scrap and Steel offering celebrates the birthdays of 5-time Winged Pacific Sprint Car champion Korey Lovell and his twin brother Kevin, also a sprint car star at MRP. While Kevin competes infrequently these days, he’s always at the annual celebration. Korey has been as quick as ever after mid season mechanical issues sidelined him.

The 3-way fight at the top of the MRP Winged Pacific Sprint Car Series remains tight but it looks like a two horse race at this juncture with 2 races remaining on the schedule. There is also a knot at the top of the MRP Super Stock standings. The Hobby Stock war between local drivers Eddie Hammett and defending MRP champ Jeremy Hammons renews Saturday as well.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car class championship point leader Billy Wallace of Grass Valley in Mark Moore’s slick, black hot rod remains atop the standings. Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt won last Saturday night and took a big chunk out of Wallace’s point lead. Burt is still 2nd in the standings in his Slater Antiques Sprint Car, now just 21 points off the pace. There is a potential 50 point swing available at each event. But, Burt, last Saturday did what he had to do to stay in the hunt. Winning helps everything. Burt is well known for late season charges and, it’s time to charge after a dismal (by Burt’s standards) mid season. The ever popular Mike Monahan in his Superior Hydraulics Sprinter out of Sparks, Nevada is still in the hunt. He is 3rd in the standings but took a pretty hard hit in the points last week. Wallace is looking for his 3rd consecutive title and remains 5th in the all time win column in the winged sprint cars. He has 27 main event wins.

Marysville’s Derek and Brandon Dozier (cousins) will have another fine shot at a win. Brandon has been particularly daring in the last few outings after his victory a few weeks ago in the Performance Auto Supply car #95. Oroville’s Heath Hall will return in the Hight Motorsports entry looking for his 1st win of the 2013 campaign. Veteran Jimmy Steward of Auburn will be in the field along with veteran hot-shoe Peter Paulson from Woodland. Paulson has won this season as well. 3 time champion Colby Wiesz; “The Colfax Comet”, is expected to be in the field again Saturday. His 52 feature event victories at MRP remains the all-time record in the sprinters.

Once again, two remarkable lady winged sprint car stars are expected. 1st year sensation Raquel Hall will be looking for her 1st trip to victory lane. Orland’s Reyna Krueger is a 4 time winner in the winged sprint cars.

In addition to the $1000 in cash for the feature event winner, the Legal Shield Quick Time Shootout will pay $100 for fast time at this event. The Contingency Connection Bonus program will offer some $1100 in additional bonuses to the winner.

The wild slides of the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will also be offered as Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes tries to stretch his win streak to 5 in a row in his continuing quest for a title in that division. Anderson’s Rowdy McClenon will try to keep the lid on his quickly disappearing point lead. Only 5 points separate the two with a 50 point swing possible on any night. It will also be interesting to see if 2009 champion Cort Dozier will cruise in and spoil the proceedings. Dozier led until he broke last time out. Neither championship contender had anything for Dozier until he retired. Dozier has been a rock-solid contender since taking the controls in the #97 wingless sprinter.

The Rookie of the Year point standings in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car division is very close. Misty Castleberry and Wheatland’s Johnny Burns have traded the lead back and forth. Castleberry got back by Burns last time out as the latter pulled off with mechanical woes.

With 3 races to go and only 5 points separating the contenders, it’s a tight knot at the top of this class.

Auburn’s Ray Trimble will try to hold off the challenges of local favorites Sean Hulsey, Brad Magenheimer and the fearless veteran Cort Dozier. Dozier lost the point lead when consecutive mechanical failures turned his season in the Supers upside down. A similar situation happened to James Castleberry. He, too, had the point lead when consecutive mechanical failures seemingly dashed his hopes for a title. Hulsey and Magenheimer have both been in the picture of late though victory lane has eluded them. Trimble, who has won, remains cool and consistent with up front finishes when he can’t win.

Look for some paint to be traded as the MRP Hobby Stocks return with their slam-bang show. Local driver Jeremy Hammons can cement a 2nd consecutive title with consistent finishes in the final shows. Watch for Eddie Hammett to try to spoil the party.

The traveling Nor Cal Dwarf Cars are also making a stop at MRP Saturday. The Easter egg colored racers put on an excellent show at MRP. This will be one of two stops the dwarf cars will make at MRP in advance of their annual Nationals held at MRP in September.

Free ice cream and a 5 division show!...couldn’t be better.

The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:45 with qualifying scheduled for 6:30. Racing begins after qualifying.

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