Veteran Wiesz flies
Scroggins, Foster, Machado and
Castleberry also score.
Marysville CA -
April 6, 2014... The “Colfax Comet”, Colby
Wiesz flew to victory in the featured MRP Winged
Sprint Car class around the rim of a terrifyingly fast
Marysville Raceway Park Saturday night. The non-stop
event was a whirlwind of high speed, breathtaking
passes as the top contenders weaved their way through
traffic. After front row starter Wiesz and fellow
front row starter Jeremy Burt of Grass Valley caught
the tail of the field, it was slice and dice all the
way to the finish..
As Wiesz started to pull
away, a stirring fight went on for the runner-up spot
between Burt and Chico’s John Michael Bunch. Bunch
prevailed with a late race pass that had the crowd on
their collective feet. Defending champ Billy Wallace
of Grass Valley was 4th at the end as Marysville’s
Cort Dozier and rookie Jeremy Hawes battled for 5th
with Dozier getting the position right at the end.
Yuba City’s Korey Lovell, Marysville’s Brandon
Dozier and William Fielding grabbed heat race honors.
Only one caution flag slowed the entire winged sprint
In the companion MRP Super Stock
feature, a bizarre series of events and several
multi-car crashes decimated a fine field of cars and
stars. When the smoke cleared, Marin’s Mitch Machado
saw the checkers first after a race long battle with
championship hopeful, Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby.
Newcomer to MRP Shawn Smith had a fine run and grabbed
3rd behind the lead duo.
included Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett and Cory Hall.
Bartlett’s race ended with mechanical problems near
half way as did Hall’s. Machado and Shelby won the
Rookie contender, in his first-ever
MRP Wingless Sprint Car start, Evan Scroggins made a
great late race pass on fellow rookie Erin Gustin to
scoop up the victory laurels in that division.
Scroggins, a recent graduate of the Pro 4 Sprint Cars
became more confident with every lap completed and
began to run down Gustin with 5 laps to go. He
whistled on by and beat Gustin and Misty Castleberry
at the checkers.
Marysville’s Josh Vieira
flipped over on the front stretch in early race
action, but righted the car and continued on to a 9th
place finish. Sacramento’s Tim Sherman and Nathan
Johnson won the heat races.
The MRP Mini Stock
feature was a barn-burner. A three way fight for the
entire distance among four drivers kept this one
interesting. Front row starters Misty Castleberry and
Linda’s James Foster had a war going on up front in
the early laps and were joined at half way by Yuba
City drivers Jimmy Ford and Greg Prather.
four took turns leading and challenging one another in
an entertaining, high energy chase. Foster got
Castleberry for good with 2 to go and Ford grabbed
second at the white flag. It was Foster, Ford,
Castleberry and Prather as the checkers flew. Yuba
City’s Kyle Davey and Ford won the heats.
Defending Pro 4 titlist Misty Castleberry dominated
feature event action in that class as former champion
Tim Maclaughlin of Colusa was a distant 2nd at the
flag. Maclaughlin won the heat race.
Saturday night the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars will
return with the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars. The MRP
Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will add some first
class fender crunching excitement to the evening. The
Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will also appear in their first
2014 outing. All this Saturday night at Yuba Sutter’s
only professional sporting event stadium, Marysville
Gates open at 5 with racing at
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its release. Complete finishes, stats, assessed
penalties and points become official and available at
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