Vieira and Bartlett score with late race
Marysville CA -
June 1, 2014... Saturday’s 5 division show at
Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park produced
thrilling feature event finishes in a tight, well run
show. Marysville’s Josh Vieira won in the MRP Wingless
Sprint Car class after a nail biting battle. Yuba
City’s Jerry Bartlett pulled off a last lap-last turn
pass on former champion Corey Hall also from Yuba City
to grab the honors in the MRP Super Stock closer.
Linda’s James Foster easily outdistanced the MRP Mini
Stock field as did Misty Castleberry and Jeremy
Hammons in the Pro 4 and Hobby Stock divisions
respectively. It was "Veteran's Night" at the raceway.
It was race #2 in the year long Contingency Connection
In the MRP Wingless Sprint Car
class front row starter and point leader Tim Sherman
appeared to have another runaway victory in his
future. But by half way Vieira was on the pedal and
secured 2nd position as he rushed forward.
A long green flag segment and open track allowed
Vieira to close. With 8 laps to go in the contest
Vieira was there. A titanic struggle ensued as Sherman
tried to protect his lead. Vieira wasn’t having any of
it, and finally wrestled his way into the lead and on
to the popular victory.
leading last time out when he spun out of the lead and
Sherman went on to win. It was sweet redemption for
veteran Vieira who remains firmly entrenched in the
year long point championship behind Sherman.
Behind the lead duo Woodland’s Peter Paulson and 2012
champion Brett Youngman of Grass Valley were 3rd and
4th across the line. Sherman and Youngman won the heat
The MRP Super Stock show was a real
thriller! The event was dominated early by Corey Hall
and, like Vieira, Bartlett had to go to work. It took
Bartlett 17 of the 20 laps to reach 2nd place but as
the white banner flew he was all over Hall. As the
pair reached turn 3 on the final circuit Bartlett just
threw his hot rod into the hooked up MRP clay, and it
The crowd rose in unison as Bartlett
just did get by and won the race. The victory lane
celebration was more like a party as fellow racer
James Castleberry presented Bartlett with a most
unusual welcome to victory lane. Brad Magenheimer of
Tudor returned for the first time this season and
finished a fine, competitive 3rd.
Marysville’s Rick Dozier won the heats. In a
remarkable portent of things to come, Bartlett made a
last lap-last turn pass for victory in his heat race
James Foster simply had the MRP Mini
Stock field covered after Yuba City’s Kyle Davey and
point leader Jimmy Ford had mechanical issues. Davey
and Ford were the heat race winners.
Castleberry continued her dominance of the Pro 4
division and won again. She has won every race and
that puts her at the top of the point standings.
Castleberry also won the heat race.
Hammons of Yuba City easily made a repeat visit to
victory lane in the MRP Hobby Stock division with
Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett in his wake. Yuba City’s
Brian Cooper won the heat race.
night the mighty King of the West 410 Sprint Cars will
take center stage. The traveling winged western states
sprint car series that feature the biggest engines
allowed in the sport will make their only appearance
Gates open at 5 with racing at 7,
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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
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