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Monster Taxi Cab Open Sat!
$1000+ in extra cash awards added to purse.

By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA - October 13, 2013 --- MRP’s traditional closing event will be offered this Saturday night October 19th. This major 3-division stock car event has been called everything from the Budweiser Dirt Track Championship to the Western Dirt Track Open. Over the last 7 seasons it has been the Fall Taxi Cab Open. This year the Fall Taxi Cab Open will feature Limited Late Models, Super Stocks and a Hobby Stock/Pure Stock open. The single night extravaganza will showcase the best stock car drivers in northern California. Every star in the fendered dirt track world is expected on Paul and Kathy Hawes’ remarkably hooked up surface. The event will bring down the curtain on MRP’s 45th consecutive season of operation.

In addition to the already generous purse offered by promoters Paul and Kathy Hawes (see poster), additional cash awards have been sponsored. Farnham Farms Ltd Late Model Dash for Cash will offer $100 to the winner. RaceDevil Motorsports will offer a $100 hard charger award in the Ltd Late Model main. Marysville Flea Market Limited Late Model Slow Dash will pay $100 to the winner.

Performance Auto Supply Super Stock Dash for Cash will offer $100 to the winner. Dairy Queen of Yuba City will offer $50 for 2nd $25 for 3rd and $25 for 4th in fast dash. WFO Concepts of Auburn will award a $100 Hard Charger bonus in Super Stock A Main. The Marysville Flea Market will sponsor the Slow Dash and offer $100 to the winner.

McDaniel Motorsports Hobby Stock Dash for Cash will gain the winner $100. Integrity Auto and Truck will offer an additional $100 to the A Main winner.
The Marysville Flea Market Slow dash will pay $100 to the winner.

Additional contingency awards in addition to the purse and cash bonuses are also offered. Dirt Solutions is giving 5 gallons of alcohol and 5 gallons of 110 to drivers in L-M and Super Stock mains. There will be a decision on Saturday as to what finishing positions will be eligible. Dirt solution is also giving away bottles of dirt solution as well. Xtreme Motorsports out of Great Bend, Kansas is giving 3 $50 gift certificates for the 5th place finishers in each of the 3 A main events. Lucky 7 Graphics will be making giant cardboard checks for the Fast Dash winners.


There will also be three great Trophy Girls for celebrations in victory lane for all of the dashes and A main event presentations.

2009 and 2011 winner of the Fall Great Taxi Cab Open, Ryan McDaniel of Marysville, will be a headliner in this 2013 version of this classic event. McDaniel has had significant success in northern California and elsewhere in a star-studded career.

Other featured chauffeurs in this Saturday night’s event will include some of the brightest stars ever in northern California stock car divisions and a large number of travelers. In addition, a who’s who of dirt track stock car racing is expected including veteran aces Jerry Bartlett, Matt Michelli, Duane Cleveland, Jeff Olshowka, north bay legend Larry Dimitz, Cort “Iron Man” Dozier, James Castleberry, Jay Norton, current MRP Super Stock champion Ray Trimble, former MRP champions Brent and Cory Hall, the bay area’s Mitch Machado and “Fast Freddie” Ryland, Phil Moreno, Jason England, Leroy Perry, James Eden, Chris Warner, Brent Lewis, Doug Grand-bois, Mike Walko, Tom Sullivan, Forryst Carnet, 2013 Placerville champ Tom Tilford, Sean Hulsey, Willie Horn, Merek Benert, Dan Brown, Trint Petersen, Chris McGinnis, Pete Edwards, the Magenheimer brothers, Steve Studebaker, Brent Lawrence, Randy Hill, Keith Edwards, Jay Sears, Mike Murphy, Doug Weingarten and a host of others. Over 100 track championships are represented in this remarkable field of Ltd Late Model and Super Stock car super stars. For a unique twist, Dominic Stone will bring two cars and be entered in the Ltd Late Model and the Hobby Stock/Pure Stock closer.

The entire event will be eye-candy for anyone who likes big, shiny, bad-fast, Easter egg colored, 600+ horse power-hot rods at 100 mph thrown sideways and exchanging paint on a wicked-fast hooked up track.

Out of town hustlers will try to grab the $ in the added Hobby Stock/Pure Stock open. This year Phillip Shelby will test the waters as 2011 winner Mike Dehoogh, Jeremy Hammons, Eddie Hammett, Matt Tilford, Stone, Jerry Hammons, Clarence Holbrook, Rick Campbell, Richard Sinnott, Jesse Skidmore and others will try to grab the prize in this one.

Gates open at 5pm with the 1st race going off after hot laps at about 6:30. The pit gate opens at 3PM. Pit board meeting and pill draw at 5pm.

IMPORTANT: 2013 minor releases must be signed by parents for all minors entering the pits.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.